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Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Usually a delightful event, the annual fundraising concert organised by the Kingston chapter of Soroptimist International was packed with extra talent this year. There were no fewer than 10 musicians (singers and instrumentalists) in the three-hour-...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Embassy of Spain in Jamaica is gearing up to host two free concerts aimed at strengthening cultural connections between both countries.Dubbed West Winds - a Musical Experience, the shows based on West Side Story, will take place this Saturday at...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

On July 1, International Reggae Day (IRD) will be observed globally, this time around being the special half-century celebration of reggae as a genre of Jamaican popular music. Tracing the movement from rocksteady to reggae, Andrea Davis of Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Sunday was a memorable day for Jamaican students who learnt about the film industry from American professionals.From laughter to improvisation, and valuable advice, there was something for all, at the annual RuJohn Foundation Celebrity (creative...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Dr L'Antoinette Stines, founder and artistic director of L'Acadco - A United Caribbean Dance Force, was "so shocked" when she learnt of being nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in Canada.Of course, it was a pleasant shock, and she is intent on...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Veteran singer Marcia Griffiths is at it again with her recently released single Queen of Paradise, produced by legendary duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and written by next-generation reggae star - Chronixx.It was after Chronixx released...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomWith uniquely thrilling moments, the 25-year-old movie franchise continues with another 'dino-mite' blockbuster film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.It's been three years since the Isla Nublar theme park and luxury...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Anthony Minghella's stunning production of Puccini's heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Shaggy and Sting sit on motorcycles for the cover art of their collaborative album 44/876 and they continue to be at full rev as once again, it tops the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. Also holding firm is the number two self-titled set by Iration....

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberely Small/Staff Reporter

From the release of his first album, 'reggae revivalist' Protoje has been working on a timeline. In January 2011, he dropped The Seven Year Itch. In February 2013, the rising 'reggae revivalist' continued with The 8 Year Affair, and again in March...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

What does Jamaica celebrate? Reggae music, dance and dancehall, visuals arts, literature, food - just to name a few themes of festivals held on the island.Besides being fun and entertaining, well-managed festivals and events offer a host of social...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

The annual GATFFEST Film Festival is a gargantuan effort. Over the past week, there have been community film screenings planned and executed in Trench Town, Nannyville and Port Royal. The festival continues this week with Japanese Film Night, two...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Actress Karen Harriott closed off her latest stage role as Pam in Something Fishy, written by Angela Jarrett, on Father's Day at the Little Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, on Sunday. During intermission, The Gleaner saw an appreciable number of...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

On the tail of May's second annual Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival, a week-long 'festi-vacation' of consciousness, conviction, and growth through wellness, music, art, nature, and natural therapies, is the 26th Reggae Sumfest. Sumfest 2018 takes place in...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

There are some things that Rhode Island native DJ Paul Michael says cannot be compared - the skills of the legendary David Rodigan with his own and the reggae-dancehall culture in New York to that of Jamaica.It is not uncommon for him to be likened...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

At long last the Incredibles are back. Fans had to sit by aan outdated sitcom, it's best to note that while the first film had palpable family drama, its sequel is almost entirely a comedy. This is most notably, as it relates to Jack-Jack, the...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The Company Dance Theatre, The Tony Wilson School of Modern Dance and Adult Evening Classes form The Dance Centre, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Each branch will be celebrating this milestone in their respective seasons of dance...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On Thursday, the courtyard of the Grogge Shoppe at Devon House in St Andrew will come alive with music as Jamaica joins with several countries around the world to celebrate FÍte de la Musique - World Music Day. On Music Day, people are encouraged to...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Spice Girls' reunion tour has been called off. The girl group - comprising Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton, and Geri Horner - was set to reunite for a huge world tour that would have netted them £30 million each. But it has...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Zahra Warner was only eight when her father - Bajan theatre director and writer Earl Warner passed away but she remembers their primary relationship and grew up on the knowledge of his work in the Caribbean.The 27-year-old drama therapist says that...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

As the adage goes, 'The apple doesn't fall far from the tree'. But if there are two trees, the harvest from the orchard is bound to be bountiful.In almost every sector of the local music industry, many will be familiar with the name Peter Ashbourne...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Growing up along Orange Street in downtown Kingston - the heart of Jamaica's popular music during its embryonic stage - I was privileged to be among some of the greats who created the foundation music of ska and rocksteady. Music Street and Beat...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Crafting an image to accompany their sound has largely become the focus for contemporary musicians. But the only signature image some will ever own is a silhouette behind bright stage lights. The world's most fanatical music lover attending numerous...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today is Father's Day, and while many are gearing up to treat their fathers to breakfast in bed, take him out for lunch or dinner or shower him with gifts, others are left with just memories because their fathers are no longer with them in the flesh...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

As a committed non-football fan, the next few weeks of World Cup 2018 frenzy mean very little to me. Sure, there will be the moments that make an impression - the spectacular free kicks, the hot girls in the stands who stretch the names of the...

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