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Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In keeping with the old adage 'art imitates life', the Jamaican performing arts company QUILT will soon present a patchwork of theatrical performances in a production called Release."The show is in line with our efforts to release ideas to develop...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

A big truck was parked on the lawns of the Liguanea Club. It was the focal point; it was the stage; it was an appropriate decorative appointment for So-Kah, the season, opening event for Xaymaca International.On Sunday, exactly seven weeks before...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The annual cabaret showcase dubbed 'Simply Myrna', one of the most sought-after evenings of entertainment on the Jamaican calendar, will return to its original home at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Saturday, March 3.Beginning with a...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The deadline for submissions to the Ministry of National Security's Creating a Safer Jamaica video competition is fast approaching. Persons as young as six years old can enter the competition up to Friday, February 23. In keeping with the ministry's...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Contributor

The Marvel Universe has shown us many unbelievable things. The Norse God of thunder? Real. Robots that can walk through walls? They've envisioned it. A talking raccoon guarding the galaxy? Make it so. They've even shown us the realm of magic....

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

In 2015, Kingston was declared a Creative City of Music by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the organisation's website www.unesco.org saying "legendary musicians, world-famous recording studios and...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With Kingston having been declared a Creative City of Music by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 2015, there will be an image to represent that creativity.Speaking on Thursday at The Jamaica Pegasus...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As of last Friday, Bacchanal Fridays at Mas Camp will be a staple for carnival and soca lovers in Jamaica for the next five weeks. Director of Bacchanal Jamaica, Charmaine Franklin, was pleased with the turnout. "It is more than we expected,...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

In his 1986 song She Boom, Mallory Williams sings about a woman called 'Poochie Lou', whose dancing sets the Rae Town Sunday night oldies session alight, so much so that "dem tun off de soun' fi she sekkle down/Coulden sekkle down she come fi mash...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Last year, the film community was abuzz with activity: from the television premiere of the short web series Losing Patience to the partly locally filmed directorial debut of British filmmaker Idris Elba.This year, American director Joshua Coates, in...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The Dance Society of Campion College, in its seventh season of dance in July 2017, used the art to convey the message of having national pride by accepting the experiences and talents that have made Jamaica stand out on the international stages....

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The image and status of Bunny Wailer were virtually immortalised at an exciting concert at the Bournemouth Complex along the Michael Manley Boulevard last Sunday, February 11. The event, dubbed Irie FM Lifetime Achievement Award and Celebration for...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Stephen Marley's Fruit of Life Productions has announced its renewed partnership with OneRise Entertainment to produce the second annual Kaya Fest.The two-day festival will be making its first appearance in southern California at NOS Events Centre...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

The theme of last year's Reggae Month was 'Reggae Mek Yah', emphasising Jamaica as the point of origin for not only reggae, but of all the Jamaican music forms reggae has become a catch-all name for, among them ska, rocksteady, dancehall and dub.The...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reggae in its purest form is synonymous with struggle. This is underscored by the lyrics of such artistes like the legendary Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Luciano, as well as a host of others.In this regard, it is only natural...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Today's free Reggae Icons Concert, celebrating the life and work of the Crown Prince of Reggae Dennis Brown, will be filmed. Unlike some other events, though, it will not be streamed live so that those who do not make it to the Kingston waterfront...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:30 AMMel Cooke

Tomorrow's first Reggae Icons Concert on the Waterfront, Kingston, in celebration of Dennis Brown is free in more ways than one. For not only is the public invited to turn out...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Dem know 'bout Carib now true dat a de only one Dem no know State or Regal and Odeon"- Agent Sasco, History BookIn my younger, less patient - and hence less practical - days, I attended a church service in Cross Roads, St Andrew. The building was...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Eight years ago, Rex Nettleford, artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) and pro-vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, passed away. And although his time on earth is up, he continues to impact...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Entertainment minister Olivia Grange says that Reggae music is Jamaica's most valuable, yet undervalued export.Grange, addressing a four-day meeting of the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities of...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 5:54 PM

Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee bilingual Colombian Reggae group Locos Por Juana, celebrate their 6th annual 'Locos Por Marley Music Festival' today (February 16) with a musical tribute at Miami's newest Wynwood hot spot...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SocaWuk up at Uber Signature Soca Series at 100 Hope Road tonight from 7 p.m., to 2 a.m.PartyHear great music at Faawud at Triple Century Car Park, New Kingston on Saturday February 17 from 9 p.m., to 2 a.m. Admission: general $1,500 presold, $2,000...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner continues its series on the persons who died in Reggae Month after making a significant contribution to Jamaican popular music. So far, we have focused on William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke, former lead singer of Third World band, and Wayne...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Douglas Bennett, who, for decades before his death in October, provided leadership for both the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) and its offspring, the Jamaica Junior Theatre (JJT), would have been delighted with the current work of the two...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAT, Feb 17Kingston and St AndrewStreet Team production presents The Ultimate All Team Link Up Touch a Red Edition at Corner Shop Lawn, Parks Road, Above Rocks. Music by: Super Mix, DJ Shawn, Baba and Phenzic, and Lando Hype.FRI, Feb 23Kingston and...

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