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Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:11 AM

In an effort to continue providing opportunities and a platform for emerging artistes to be seen and heard, Magnum Tonic Wine, unofficially labelled “the drink of dancehall”, in 2021 staged their first ‘Magnum Top Performa’, a lyrical face-off...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMKrysta Anderson /Staff Reporter

Dancin’ Dynamites is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year and is ready to give contestants the chance to win more than $3 million in cash and prizes. Following the January 15 launch, the event’s main organiser, Jennifer ‘Jenny Jenny’ Small,...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 10:36 AM

MIAMI ( AP ): Rapper Slim Jxmmi was arrested in Miami early on Tuesday after attacking the mother of his young child during an argument, police said. Aaquil Brown, who performs under the name Slim Jxmmi in the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, faces a...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 10:32 AM

ATLANTA ( AP ): A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded US$1.25 million to Cardi B in a defamation lawsuit against a celebrity news blogger, who, she says, posted videos falsely stating the Grammy-winning rapper used cocaine, had contracted herpes...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:10 AM

Sean Penn worries for the future of cinema. The 61-year-old actor fell in love with cinema at an early age, but with the rise of streaming platforms and the impact of the pandemic, he wonders what the future holds. He shared: “The business I knew...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Justine Henzell, co-founder and producer of the Calabash Literary Festival, said she is deeply saddened by the death of Ralph Thompson, whom she credits as one of the first to read at the inaugural staging of Calabash. The Jamaican poet,...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

One week after releasing a video in which he outlined his wide-ranging plan to fight crime in Jamaica, outspoken veteran deejay Admiral Bailey is claiming success, while giving props to the under-fire minister of national security, Dr Horace Chang...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaican film-maker J.P. Williams of The Studio Eight signalled that he was a force to be reckoned with in the local and international film industry with the release of his second film, Uhuru-A Christmas Story, shot on location in the East African...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Nightmare Alley If you displease the right people, the world closes in on you very very fast From Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro comes this neo-noir psychological thriller with a star-studded cast including Academy Award...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social justice issue by pledging US$15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation. The We Found Love singer Tuesday announced the donation to 18 climate justice organisations...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:08 AM

Janet Jackson felt she was deemed “guilty by association” when her late brother, Michael Jackson, was accused of child abuse. The Nasty hitmaker wanted to “support” the late King of Pop – who died in 2009 aged 50 – when he was accused of molesting...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:09 AM

MIAMI (AP): A new mural honouring Gloria and Emilio Estefan has been unveiled in Miami’s Little Havana. Local artist Disem305 painted the giant mural depicting the power couple of Latin pop in the 1980s when they came out with smash hits such as...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: Arthur, the longest-running children’s animated television series in the US, which airs on PBS TV and features the voice of Grammy Award-winning artiste Ziggy Marley on the theme song Believe in Yourself, will celebrate its 25th...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

African dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has become the first Ghanaian to appear on the Canadian Billboard charts, and his message is “dream, and you will see miracles happen”. Titled Dream, the song is one of the tracks on the Contractor Music-...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:09 AM

John Legend is launching his own skincare line. The Grammy-winning musician has joined forces with A-Frame Brands to launch a new line aimed at people with darker complexions. John, 42 – who has Luna, five, and Miles, three, with model Chrissy...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:09 AM

Sidney Poitier’s memorial service will be held privately. The iconic actor passed away on January 6, at 94, and his family have now confirmed that his memorial service will be a private family affair because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 1:04 PM

Dancehall artiste Mr Lexx revealed that he is recovering from emergency surgery. The Survive DJ said he was doing "OK" and that the surgery, which took place Sunday night, "was successful". "Ten minutes into my performance last night, my right...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 6:56 AM

The Calabash International Literary Festival has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. "It's a day of sad news from us to our Calabash Family. There will be no Calabash 2022, which is probably not a surprise, though it is a...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:11 AM

Tribe Sankofa, a performing arts collective of multi-talented, vibrant and eclectic performers, will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. The group plans to execute a series of events reflective of their core values, while celebrating the...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:10 AM

As part of Bob Marley’s 77th Earthstrong festivities, #Roots77, the Bob and Rita Marley Foundations staged a beach clean-up and live show to spotlight environmental consciousness as one facet of the late reggae icon, Bob Marley’s holistic wellness...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:10 AM

Susan Sarandon will remember Meat Loaf as a “big man” with a “big heart”. The 75-year-old actress starred alongside the Bat Out of Hell hitmaker in the 1975 film adaptation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and she has paid a glowing tribute to him...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson / Staff reporter

Last Friday, Miss World announced the 40 semi-finalists who will return to Puerto Rico for the official finals. Unfortunately, Miss Jamaica World, Khalia Hall, didn’t make it to that leg of the competition. She did, however, send her heartfelt...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

With Reggae Month one week away, and the official launch scheduled for next Sunday, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) is in execution mode to ensure that this year’s events will certainly shine bright like diamonds. Jamaica is this...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

In 1999, producer Anastas ‘Pupa Nas-T’ Hackett got tingles while making Work, recorded by soca star Denise Belfon. He associates the feeling with a sure hit song, which he said he felt when he heard Shenseea’s Lick, which samples the track. Lick...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

More than a month after Opposition Senator Floyd Morris called for a motion for Usain Bolt to be declared a national hero, the Jamaican sprint legend said that he is humbled to know there are people who hold him in such high regard but that he...

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