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Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Rum Festival will kick-start one great party that commences in June and closes out in August, with the island marking its 60th anniversary of Independence, says Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. The other big event,...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Theatre is back. Hurrah! You lovers of the live stage now have a chance to see the first commercial play produced in the island during the COVID-19 era. On any evening, except Mondays, you can go to Kingston’s Little Little Theatre for Hide Your...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Highlights are abundant when Winston ‘Sparrow’ Martin reflects on his 60-year career in music, but, overall, he says “God has shown me the purpose I was made for and I give thanks for the strength that I get to do what I must to help people, and to...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The people of the Caribbean became creative in preserving African traditions over the years, fashioning new words, and recombining and recreating the sounds of the percussions, essentially defying colonial bans on the traditional cylindrical drums...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Bodies saunter through a room bearing The Roots 77 art exhibition on Tuesday evening at The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. Some eyes are hypnotised by the artworks, while other eyes make four with the respective artists who were selected from an...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Author, journalist, filmmaker and cultural consultant, Barbara Blake Hannah, reflects on the life and work of veteran broadcaster and theatre giant, Barbara Gloudon, who was an inspiration to her throughout the years. “Barbara Gloudon was one of...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

SAINT International is crisscrossing the island to find faces to make their mark on the global fashion markets. The community-focused search to discover Jamaica’s next generation of supermodels continues this weekend and will culminate on Labour...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

As superhero names go, Doctor Strange is perhaps the most apt, if only to describe the trajectory of his cinema appearances. Debuting in his 2016 original with a formulaic plot saved by captivating visuals and a clever ending, the odd doctor has...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:12 AM

Members of the entertainment fraternity showed up at the Boulevard Baptist Church on Thursday as they joined family members in showing their love and appreciation for one of their own, Fitzroy ‘Bunny Diamond’ Simpson, who passed away on April 1....

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican theatre industry, in the first half of May, is mourning the loss of two legendary figures, Trevor Nairne and Barbara Gloudon, whose contributions, like their shoes, are immeasurable. Last Friday, the news of Nairne’s passing hit the...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Even on tracks which offers toasts to a lavish lifestyle, Likkle Vybz injects messages of money management and investments. His entrepreneurial gene is attributed to his parents Vybz Kartel (who recently shared that the 19-year-old has invested in...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 2:10 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Barbara Gloudon, writer, journalist, actress, and all-round evangelist for the performing arts in general, took her final bow on Wednesday night. Gloudon, 87, passed away only 11 days after her husband, known food technologist and orchid...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:08 AM

He’s boombastic and he’s fantastic, and Brown University, a private Ivy League research institution located in Providence, Rhode Island, recognises that fact and is honouring Shaggy in a huge way at the end of the month. The Grammy award winning...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Airbnb stakeholders who operate through the Jamaica Home Sharing Association (JHSA) say they are ready to cash in on the live, in-person return of Reggae Sumfest to Montego Bay in July. Following a two-year, pandemic-induced...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

(The Entertainment Desk continues its weekly ‘Jamaica 60’ feature in celebration of the island’s rich musical heritage.) In August 2020, Faron McKenzie was announced as new head of BBC Radio 1Xtra. At the time of his appointment, McKenzie, whose...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:09 AM

HELD OVER Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a thrilling ride through the Multiverse with Doctor Strange, his trusted friend Wong and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. Dr Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Our cinemas are open for your entertainment – Carib 5 in Cross Roads, Sunshine Palace, Portmore, Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay, the New Kingston Drive-In, and coming soon, Palace Cineplex. As restrictions change, we adjust our showtimes so as to...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:09 AM

FIRESTARTER – MONSTER OR SUPERHERO? In a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller from the producers of The Invisible Man, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:09 AM

One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic anti-hero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Having discovered an emerald that is the source of ultimate power, the villain Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) is back on Earth with a vicious partner, Knuckles (Idris Elba). Humanity is at risk and Sonic (Ben Schwartz) must prove that he has what it...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson) is an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. Caught in a moral quagmire, Alex refuses to complete a job that violates his ethics and must quickly hunt down and eliminate the people who hired him before...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Many movie patrons have a favourite cinema, and fans of Palace Cineplex in the Sovereign Centre, Liguanea, are excited to be out to the movies again, at the location they love best. Since the reopening on May 4, the cinema has been enjoying a...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

It’s all love for Macka Diamond when she goes to Costa Rica. The Dye Dye hitmaker did three shows on the weekend in San José, Limón and Turrialba, following a meet-and-greet event on Thursday. “Costa Rica is like being in the music business back...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 9:29 PM

A viewing for Fitzroy 'Bunny Diamond' Simpson, a member of the legendary reggae group, the Mighty Diamonds, will be held at Perry's Funeral Home on Job Lane in Spanish Town on Wednesday May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Minister of Culture, Gender,...

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