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Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

There was a time, 15 years ago, when road work in Three Miles, St Andrew, was in the news, just as it is now when an ultra-modern network being constructed to handle the high volume of traffic on one of the Jamaican capital's gateways.It is on the...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

The grand finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) festival Song competition takes place tonight after a one-year hiatus, but one aspiring artiste will be out of the running for the top prize after being previously selected in...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Two of Birmingham's most feared sound systems will now head to the famed World Clash in Toronto, Canada, this October, after winning the recent UK Rumble.Mour Dan and Empire Sound were declared the winners, after what was described as one of the...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Falsetto singers were an integral part of early Jamaican music. Some of the more popular exponents of that style of singing, along with their signature recordings, included Pat Kelly (You Don't Care For Me), Derrick Harriott (Sugar Dandy), Ken...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

With a live band keeping recording artistes on their toes on tour, it becomes a long series of negotiations getting them to travel together, when a promoter is not quick to agree to pay for the entire team to travel and perform as a unit.According...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Reggae Sumfest small stage has introduced a few of the fiercest names in reggae and dancehall to a wide music-loving audience and has even acted as the platform to 'buss big'. The list includes reggae entertainers Warrior King, Bushman and...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Since JC Lodge's performance at Rebel Salute earlier this year and then the reports of her not-so-pleasant experience at the recent Groovin' in the Park in New York, my thoughts about the connection between Jamaican music and the telephone have...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Best Care Foundation is gearing up to host their annual Gala Dinner and Cabaret today at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.Partnering with Jamaica National again for this year's event, organisers say the entertainment package this year will be just as...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The past weekend gave fans of the terpsichorean art a chance to see two well-established dance groups in concert - the Tivoli Dance Troupe at the Little Theatre, and L'Acadco: A United Caribbean Dance Force at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberly Small/Gleaner Writer

When Sanchez's name is on the bill, promoters can expect that both men and women will come out in droves to listen to the smooth, expert crooning of the musical genius.Recently, after his second appearance under the Appleton Signature Nights banner...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has expressed sorrow at the passing of well-known Jamaican singer, pianist, composer and producer Suzanne Couch, who was equally known locally as an experienced caterer.In a release...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Over the years, there have been many memorable events promoting Jamaica's culture through music. Outside of the artistes, there is one other individual who is very instrumental in doing that - the disc jockey or DJ - who pulls guests to the dance...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

In a summer season of longer daylight hours, there may just still be a glow in the sky when Donnie McClurkin speaks at National Heroes Park, Kingston, tomorrow evening. He is scheduled to bring the word to the throng expected for Jamaica Fun in the...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Great Huts Resort in Boston Bay, Portland, is positioning itself to become the Mecca of recreation and wholesome entertainment for both local and international visitors.The last such activity in that thrust was the Jamaican Arts Odyssey - a three-...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Thirty-seven-year-old actress Amy Schumer, set tongues wagging yesterday, when she uploaded a photograph of herself pointing to her belly while wearing a red figure-hugging dress - sparking speculation that she's pregnant - but she's since dispelled...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Justin Bieber has promised his fiancee Hailey Baldwin that he will cover up the tattoo he has of his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.The Sorry hitmaker got the 25-year-old singer's face inked on his wrist back in 2013 - a year after they started dating...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:30 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy Award battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year’s winner, “The Handmaid’s Tale,...

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

Today and tomorrow (July 12 and 13, will be two important days - perhaps the most important so far, in the life of the nearly 10-year-old Jamaica Youth Chorale (JYC). On those days, the group will be competing in the 2018 World Choir Games in...

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

Kingsley 'King Omar' Goodison, who stages the annual Tribute to the Greats, says that "at 21 you are of age. You can leave your parents' house and be a man or woman. You are mature". Not that the combination of an awards ceremony, concert and dance...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The organisers of Kingston Creative Art Walk are dedicated to continuously providing free guided tours in the developing art district of downtown Kingston. Meant to keep rhythm as the heartbeat of the city, the aggregation of artists and their wares...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Katy Perry gave Bebe Rexha advice on dealing with social media trolls, after the 28-year-old singer got upset by some of the comments she'd received on her Twitter page. The Chained to the Rhythm hitmaker - who she was touring with, advised her to...

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

The big stage performances, which begin at 4 p.m. with the Young Ambassadors and go through to closing performer Papa San for a slated 11 p.m. end, will naturally be the focal point of the large audience expected for Saturday's Fun in the Son 2018....

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The writing was perhaps on the wall, as the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre pulled a bumper-to-bumper crowd for the last two stagings of the Pan Chicken finals. Based on the overwhelming support the competition has received over the years, and with a...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Balance seems to be the key to Josef 'Joe' Bogdanovich's youthful energy, as he has adopted a more holistic approach to life. As the principal of Reggae Sumfest and Downsound Entertainment,...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ray Breslin (Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone) manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world's most impenetrable prisons. But when one of his team members goes missing...

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