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Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

With a vision to bring progressive under-ground talents to the fore, Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival will return to Seven Mile Beach, Negril, from May 1-6 as the premier multifaceted destination experience where yoga, house music and reggae music...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/ Gleaner Writer

When she is on stage or around a microphone, dancehall artiste Pamputtae is a hardcore, raunchy and straight-talking dancehall diva. However, when she is not up to her dancehall antics, she is simply Eveana Henry a devoted mother and family-...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On Tuesday night, the Big Apple got a chance to meet the sponsors and artistes of this year's Reggae Sumfest at the New York launch of the concert, held at DL in lower Manhattan.In his remarks, founder and CEO of Downsound Records Josef Bogdanovich...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This year's Easter concert by the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) was delayed "by carnival activities," the chairman, John Waite, told me. "We didn't want to have to compete with the road marches."And so it was that the audience at the...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In celebration of its silver anniversary as Jamaica's most prominent performing arts company, Ashe will count 25 years with 25 free performances throughout the year.With this philanthropic move, ASHE put out a call to institutions hosting fund-...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

As far as the annual round of celebrations for dead Jamaican singers goes, Hugh Mundell does not even get off to a start. And, apart from a line from Junior Reid ("Hugh Mundell, he was shot by the gun") does not get the repeated mention in songs...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 5:36 PMKimberley Small

For those seeking to dive headfirst into film production with a chance to win J$25,000, Go Jamaica 2018 — Film Rush is coming up next weekend.  Frame of Reference, in association with the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:06 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

With the first quarter of 2018 over, and the business of making and presenting music cranking up for the summer season, the new releases are flying thick and fast. With that flurry of discs and digital formats comes, of course, fits and starts on...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Pulse, the company that created a modelling industry for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, almost 40 years ago, has announced its latest innovation - the Pulse School Search Tour.The new Pulse School Search Tour will expand a movement that has...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke/Gleaner Writer

In the Indeep song Last Night a DJ Saved my Life, it is the person playing the music who plucks a woman in the throes of heartache from sadness, causing her to rejoice "last night a DJ saved my life with a song". In real life, DJ Marlon 'The...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

At the recent launch of Calabash Lit Up, Rachel Manley gave the very first reading from her debut fiction novel - The Black Peacock."Rachel Manley is a poet," artistic director of the festival, Kwame Dawes, said before opening the floor to the award...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. With corridors that meander through a maze of shadowy rooms, stairways that rise only to end abruptly...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure Rampage, directed by Brad Peyton. Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent,...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Based on David Levithan's acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of 16-year-old Rhiannon, who falls in love with 'A', a mysterious spirit who inhabits a different body every day.Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and '...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

John Krasinski directs and stars alongside real-life spouse, Golden Globe Award winner Emily Blunt in the horror film A Quiet Place.In 2020, most of Earth's human population has been wiped out, in just under three months, by an invasion of sightless...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Met: Live in HD continued its 12th season on Saturday with its live transmission of Verdi's Luisa Miller.Placido Domingo, an audience favourite, delivered a remarkable performance alongside Sonya Yoncheva and Piotr Beczala.Luisa Miller follows...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSherita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

With big names such as Etana and Freddie McGregor set to headline the Shortwood Teachers' College Evening of Excellence, it was bound to be an evening of quality entertainment.Held on Saturday night on the lawns of the school's campus, while the...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Michael Dawson is well known for his work in the dancehall community.As the CEO of Whirlwind Entertainment, Dawson wears many hats as the entity owns House of Dancehall (located at 6 Cargill Avenue); Ghetto People Publishing (publishers of The Voice...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Over the past half a decade, the Jamaica Best School Band (JBSB) competition has seen a boom of performance styles and musical concepts. JBSB's fifth season ended on Sunday, with St Richard's Primary copping first place for the third consecutive...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:56 PM

  Down sound Entertainment (DSE), organisers of Reggae Sumfest, will be hosting the first launch of Reggae Sumfest 2018 in New York City (NYC) tomorrow.    The launch, to be held at NYC hot spot the DL, is aimed at maximising...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:04 AM

The Davina Bennett Foundation's initiatives to assist institutions supporting Jamaica's deaf community have attracted partner organisations. "I've always had a passion for volunteering and giving back to society, and what Davina is doing is...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:04 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

There is drama in the everyday Jamaican phenomenon of interpersonal conflict that escalates unnecessarily and publicly. Then, there is the drama of theatrical arts in general, and the very serious, thought-provoking kind in particular. While he has...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:04 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Danny Williams School for the Deaf has become the third institution graced by the charitable service of Miss Universe Jamaica 2018 Davina Bennett. Bright and early on Saturday morning, Bennett, along with a volunteer group, visited the Papine,...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

It's hard not to get giddy at a sequel. The promise of new material in a world you came to know and love is an exciting prospect. It can also be worrying. Yes, the world of Pacific Rim, one where humanity's last line of defence against an invasion...

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

While Carnival revellers were jumping and gyrating to the rhythms of street bands at Jamaica Carnival 2018 Road Marches last Sunday, it became obvious that there was one notable absentee among the bands - Jamaica Carnival.A creation of the late...

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