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Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:30 AM

In November 2017, 32-year-old rapper Meek Mill spent months in prison after he was sentenced to two to four years in jail for minor probation violations related to a 10-year-old gun and drug-possession case. However, District Attorney (DA) Larry...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

To watch Shady Squad’s Conray Richards caper and bounce in the middle of a party will probably leave a non-dancer awestruck. His movements are effortless, his energy booms louder than the heaviest bass speaker, and his face always has the brightest...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMSade Gardner /Gleaner Writer

When Texas college student Abby Johnson shows up at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to volunteer, protesters are unreservedly belittling patients, with one even shouting “Baby killer!” But in the midst of the protesters stand Shawn Carney and...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The Apollo Series, which features open-stage music, poetry, dance, and comedy, returns on Saturday, May 25, at The Haven, 12 Hillcrest Avenue. Featured acts are Giark, Blvk H3ro, Five Steez, and Mordecai. Admission: $500, showtime 8 p.m. Jump...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:12 AMKimberley Small/Staff Writer

At the recently held 12th annual Small Business Expo and Conference staged by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), keynote speaker Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis engaged participants with the potential of developing the orange economy and shared...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:10 AM
Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

A not-so-holy controversy has been stirred following the release of Holy Mountain, one of the songs from DJ Khaled’s much-touted Father Of Asahd album. The song in question is a collab – like all the songs on the album are – featuring Buju Banton...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:08 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

S eville and di Bone Tribunal, a musical now playing at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Performing Arts (PSCPA), is the third in a series of writer-director Michael Holgate’s Caribbean Mythery plays. His earlier ones were Riot Act and Garvey The...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:05 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Using his platform as producer, international DJ and member of the globe-trotting mega music group Major Lazer, Walshy Fire has undertaken the gargantuan task of pulling together Caribbean and African artistes in an inspired compilation album...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

For the last decade, Kelly Dudley has been running a race to compete with digital music-distribution services worldwide. With the launch of 21st Hapilos Digital in 2009, sparked by the idea that dancehall music was seeing improved growth on the...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Fantasy drama series Game of Thrones came to an end, after eight seasons, at the weekend and Isaac Hempstead Wright – who plays newly-crowned king Bran the Broken – has revealed the lengths producers went to in order to keep plot details under...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) presents Melodies of Empowerment at Emancipation Park on Sunday. This concert will feature international guest musicians from the Global Leaders Programme performing alongside talented NYOJ...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The Queen of Soul’s family thought she hadn’t left any documents declaring her last wishes and how she wanted her assets dividing when she passed away in August 2018, but lawyers have now revealed they uncovered three handwritten notes in her...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Whether you choose to pass or play, there is no escaping the fact that as technology advances, many of the popular means of entertainment will soon cease to exist. As a result, there is a growing market for traditional games recreated for the...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:24 AM

When ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his 21-year-old son, Tim, moves quickly on the case. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. The two...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Set in the futuristic American Midwest, Ruth, a young woman with supernatural abilities, is on the run. Fearful of mysterious forces in hot pursuit, she is forced to seek refuge with her family in the farmhouse she abandoned long before. Having...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:23 AM

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated ­classic Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie, who may be the key to their future....

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

It’s one of those songs that’s so familiar, it’s hard to ignore it when it starts playing, but outside of its impact, I’ve Got News For You may just be one of the most cherished songs of Stephen Harper’s solo career thus far. Most roots-reggae...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

A former gospel song winner, an enchanting church group, which even includes the pastor, a spiffy assortment of locks-wearing singers, a few ‘bald heads’ and two females make up the 10 finalists and one wild card in this year’s Festival Song...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMDave Rodney and Anthony Turner/Gleaner Writers

Who remembers the hit song, Informer, which was recorded by Canadian dancehall/reggae singer Snow on the East West Records America /Atlantic label? The song was released in 1993, and it immediately became a smash hit that stayed atop the Billboard...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Michael Manhardt, producer of the box-office hit movie Unplanned, will be in Jamaica for tomorrow’s international premiere of the film at The Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston. Unplanned dramatises the true story of Abby Johnson, the former...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In 1979, Jamaican reggae group Black Uhuru released a song titled after the famous 1967 movie Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. It was reintroduced last year by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Dean Fraser, who produced a version that allowed Tarrus...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

As the decade comes to a close, a lot of film fans will debate ad nauseum about the movies that truly defined the decade. Whatever performance indicators you measure that definition by, it can’t be denied that the character of John Wick is the most...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle /Staff Reporter

On Saturday night, the historic Devon House provided the perfect backdrop for what turned out to be a spectacular evening of quality entertainment. The sweet sounds of jazz reigned supreme at Jazz Under the Stars, as a star-studded line-up served...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:13 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

For their seventh staging, the GATFFEST Film festival returns with expansive ideas in action. This year, the largest community film festival in the Caribbean will add two particularly special elements – a film market and a pitch competition, both...

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