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Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

All it takes is one song to completely change an entertainer's life. For Wayne Marshall it couldn't be any truer, as the artiste continues to enjoy huge success from his hit single 'Glory To God'. Not only did the track reintroduce Marshall to the...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

It seems the '80s may never die. Just last week, audiences were treated to a Predator film, and now, we're lucky enough to have a bona fide Die Hard clone. By that, I mean a film that attempts to recapture the lightning in a bottle that was the...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae artiste Romain Virgo has been in a committed relationship with his girlfriend Elizabeth for six years. He has always expressed an interest in one day settling down and tying the knot and the singer is one step closer to the altar after '...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Amber Rose insists mothers can still be "sexy". The 34- year-old model - who has son Sebastian, five, with ex-husband Wiz Khalifa - thinks it is "sad" that some women feel that they have to change their image after having children.She said: "Being...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Standing tall, confident, and fearless at 15 to 20 feet in the air dressed in vibrant, multicoloured apparel, stilt dancers always have the audience looking up. Intricate dance routines and moves instantly put the spectator in a trance.Stilt...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Another year in the life of Johnny Nash slipped by without much fanfare or flamboyant celebrations on August 19. However, at 78, Nash remains active, albeit on a subdued basis, with occasional tours.Although not born in Jamaica, his contribution to...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Grammy award-winning Canadian band Arcade Fire has recruited a plethora of Jamaican talent for their latest project. They have enlisted local producers Nicholas 'Bobby Blackbird' Deane and Jordan 'Time Cow' Chung of Equiknoxx Music and Jeremy...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

"Yu neva know Puppa Ranger coulda sing, ribbitMi sey mi like girls fat a mi no like dem slimCause when dem slim mi sey dem cyaa do a ting:Rosemarie, Lone RangerIn his 1981 song Rosemarie, deejay Lone Ranger expresses a preference for a certain heft...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Elecia Gordon from the rural community of Spring Mount in St James is now living her dream.Fresh from appearing on the catwalk for Giorgio Armani's Spring/Summer Ready-To-Wear 2019 collection at the Milano Linate Airport in Milan last Thursday night...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison was among a group of writers who received the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize from Yale University earlier this year. Goodison and seven other creative minds were honoured for their literary achievements and...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkeem Masters/Gleaner Writer

Whenever on the campaign trail, or other political events such as rallies, both political parties tend to employ the services of popular entertainers.In recent weeks, artistes such as Teejay, Rygin King and Wayne Marshall have graced political...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Actress Nicole Kidman lets her heart rule her decision making but is very in tune with her emotional and logical sides.Asked if she's ruled by her heart or her head, the 51-year-old actress admitted, "I always say I'm a pretty even mix, but I'm...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Thandie Newton wasn't prepared for her Emmys success because she thought her "time was gone for awards".The 45-year-old British star won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Maeve Millay in HBO's...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With his 'Skystarter' ideology, rising reggae star Evaflow has taken a full-bodied approach to developing his music, his branding, and his fan base. Though it's early days yet, he says that his focused research and meticulous methods are already...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/ Gleaner Writer

Last Thursday, an enthusiastic discussion of the dynamics of dub poetry with the island's leading authority on the genre, Professor Mervyn Morris, took place at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA).Held in the college's...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Chi Ching Ching was very busy this summer as he toured with Grammy award-winning artiste and good friend Sean Paul for the Rock Di World tour. The dancer-turned-recording artiste arrived on the scene in the early 2000s and caught the attention of...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Veteran Jamaican broadcaster Patrick Lafayette was on Saturday night recognised for his contribution to and preservation of Jamaican culture and music by the True Tribute Organisation at the Jamaica Performing Arts Centre in New York."This is my...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Now cancer free and fully devoted to his career, Sheldon Senior has landed the cover of one of the world's most reputable reggae magazines: IRIEMAG. In a nine-page spread, the aspiring reggae artiste recalls his odyssey from Mandeville, Manchester,...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

National Gallery West, the Montego Bay branch of the National Gallery of Jamaica, is currently home to the I Shall Return Again exhibition. Inspired by the Claude McKay poem I Shall Return, the exhibition located at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre,...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Emma Stone thinks there's no such thing as "normal".The Academy Award-winning actress stars in the new Netflix series Maniac, in which her character, Annie Landsberg, has an unhealthy obsession with her imperfect relationships with her mother and...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:11 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Motivated by her mother's whiplash words, Marguerite Orane has titled her second book Forget It - What's The Point? The book chronicles her experience living in Canada for over 10 years and demonstrates how her mother's utterances have ultimately...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:04 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

There is a certain standard and quality of music that reggae and dancehall lovers expect - rhythm-driven tracks matched with lyrics that either speak out against injustices or highlight the artiste's journey and success.Agent Sasco is not...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The music of deceased entertainers should maintain a presence on social media to keep their contributors to Jamaica's culture trending. This is according to Grammy-nominated producer Cristy Barber, and Cordel Green, executive director of the...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Agent Sasco has built an extraordinary rÈsumÈ in reggae and dancehall crafting music. Despite these accomplishments, the artiste is relentlessly modest.The reggae/dancehall artiste told The Gleaner that he is aware that people familiar with his work...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Wolmer's Dance Troupe is promising a lot of action onstage for their 28th season of dance. Set for September 28-30 at the Little Theatre, the annual event is expected to deliver its usual high-energy performances as the troupe puts the final...

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