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Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:27 AM

An impulsive trip to the island for Trinidadian DJs Aswaad and Lurbz has resulted in four years, three of which as part of the carnival in Jamaica season. “It was the biggest investment we could have made at that point in time by running the risk...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Anyone who has ever attended a ‘Simply Myrna’ show in the past eight years knows that the opening number is always magical and sets the tone for the evening. You never know whether the star of the show, Dr Myrna Hague Bradshaw, will be masked or...

Published:Saturday | February 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former No-Maddz member, Chris Gordon, has crossed a lot of hurdles to get to where he is today – an entrepreneur pushing medical cannabis on a strip plastered with some of the quaintest attractions in the tourism capital, Montego...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:33 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

According to the organisers of the annual Dennis Brown Tribute Concert, this Sunday’s event will be more than a tribute to a musical genius as they will also be paying homage to the man behind the hits. Junior Lincoln, chairman of the Dennis Brown...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Junior ‘Heavy D’ Fraser is a ­multifaceted dynamo. Having been involved in the music industry for more than 40 of his 60 years on planet Earth, Heavy D has seen a lot and has done much more. He has managed more artistes than he can count and has...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:16 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): The estate of Michael Jackson, is suing HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys. The lawsuit, filed yesterday,in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Veteran female deejay Janice Fyffe, known to her fans as Lady G, is aiming to make her presence felt again in the music industry in a big way. However, the Nuff Respect artiste insists that she is not back, she is simply ready to work again, and...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:08 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Season two of the teen drama Real Friends premieres on Television Jamaica (TVJ) tomorrow night, highlighting the company’s support of local drama. A move that will benefit practitioners of the art, and the a host of drama lovers. In email...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:06 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Gregory Isaacs is notably one of Jamaica’s premier reggae singers. His expansive catalogue includes Mr Cool, the 1996 album which earned him his first Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination as a solo artiste. He would earn three more nominations in...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

With February observed as Reggae Month, singer and producer Tania Nicole Sutherland, better known as Chyna Nicole, decided it was appropriate to release the all-female reggae album Queens in the Arena. The 13-track various-artistes compilation is...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:09 AM

While she is used to being featured in the glossy pages of fashion magazines, Pulse model Alicia Burke has broadened her reach, starting the year shooting for The Wall Street Journal – one of the world’s iconic business publications. What also...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Senior FAME FM presenter DJ Denvo Thombs has made training persons in the art and craft of mixing a part of his daily schedule. A decade ago, he launched the Play It Loud Professional DJ Training Course, Dub Jamaica DJ Academy, and the Kidz Mix DJ...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:12 AM

With just seven songs in 28 minutes, Chaka Khan’s Hello Happiness is a little bundle of joy emphasis on little. But you shouldn’t feel short-changed. Consider it, instead, as a corrective to all those over-long, overblown...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Once everything was awesome, now everything is bleak! The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box official phenomenon that started it all, The Lego Movie 2, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all-new action-packed...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Reggae artiste Protoje has described the Government, organisers of Reggae Month, as “dinosaurs” who ignore booking trending conscious artistes to the detriment of developing the music economy. He also blasted Government for not...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Kingston Creative has made it their life’s mission to “make downtown Kingston a vibrant centre for creatives and creative entrepreneurship in the Caribbean”. With that mantra in mind, and in recognition of Reggae Month, the group...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 7:53 PM

The social media pages of Jamaican athlete Asafa Powell have been overflowing with congratulatory messages following his weekend marriage to Canadian model, Alyshia Miller. Powell, who formerly held the world record for the 100 metres and...

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:06 AM

The Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation series for Reggae Month continued on Sunday under the broad theme ‘As Free as We Want to Be – Dance

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:06 AM

Organisers of the Red Rose for Gregory concert are already in talks with R&B sensation Brian McKnight to headline next year’s event.

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:03 AM

J’ouvert has always assumed an important role in the carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada and here in Jamaica. There are currently about three separate local J’Ouvert events, but for 2019, carnival in Jamaica, Real...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 2:02 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

From the visionary minds of James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez comes a film that is very much of two minds. It’s the story of a young cyborg girl trying to find her place in the world, and the tale of her coming of age. It is also the story...

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 1:59 AM

Alcoholic brands are major sponsors of entertainment activities locally.

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:23 AM

NEW YORK (AP): So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what did she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around – “sometimes people will say, ‘You at the 99-cent store?’ I like a bargain too...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

It is well documented that reggae and dancehall artistes have long had a love/hate ­relationship with radio, the most effective medium through which their songs are connected to the world. Many a singer and ­deejay have been known to throw...

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