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Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Last year, approximately 300 submissions to the Digicel Music Academy from producers, songwriters and singers were narrowed to three of each and taken to Geejam Studios in Portland from December 19-22 for a free all-inclusive workshop, courtesy of...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For the most part, history is an unstable thing. It exists in our memories, both through individuals and collectively in society. Memory, however, very rarely can be relied upon. It is only when recorded that it can be regarded as honest, a true...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In addition to donating to Patricia House, this year's Red Rose for Gregory Concert on Valentine's Day will be used to collect donations for Walker's Place of Safety. Gregory Isaacs's widow, June, said that in light of last week's fire at the...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Just ahead of February, Reggae Month 2018, the long process of the music genre being officially inscribed as originating from Jamaica is at a critical point.Speaking at the Pulse headquarters, New Kingston, on Saturday ahead of singer Spiritual's...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On Saturday night, singer Spiritual performed for approximately an hour at Pulse's Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, headquarters, presenting tracks from his Awakening album to an audience of specially invited guest.However, the potential audience was...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Singer Omi, whose breakout single Cheerleader put him on stages worldwide, has not performed in Jamaica for some time.However, Clifton 'Specialist' Dillon of Oufa Media, Omi's production and management team, told The Gleaner that he and Omi were in...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:58 AMRoy Black

When Errol Dunkley made his first record, he was only 11 years old. And it wasn’t an encouraging start for him either because that recording flopped ­ a ska piece done for fledging record producer Prince Buster in 1962 entitled My Queen....

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:55 AMMel Cooke

At Studio One, 13 Brentford Road (now Studio One Boulevard, St Andrew), Kingsley Goodison saw the process of recording many songs which would eventually be deemed special in the unfolding of Jamaican popular music. A standout among them is...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Two of the four Jamaican actors cast in Idris Elba's directorial debut, will head to the Sundance Film Festival, set for January 18-28 in Park City, Utah, for the world premiere of the feature film, 'Yardie.'Based on the novel written by Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kingsley Goodison's stint at Studio One with the late Clement Dodd, carried him through the period of work for hire, when musicians and performers were paid a flat fee for a recording, to the legal changes in the 1990s which enabled them to collect...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Since its opening in December, the support for the Little Theatre Movement's pantomime, Dapper Dan the Anansi Man, has ebbed and flowed But that is the nature of theatre, according to veteran playwright and producer, Barbara Gloudon."It will pick...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Roots reggae fans and followers of the doctrine of Rastafari may readily recall Two Sevens Clash, Culture's debut album. Released in 1976, the album was produced following a prophecy of Marcus Garvey that posited there would be chaos when 'sevens...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Last weekend's staging of Rebel Salute, the 25th anniversary of deejay Tony Rebel's birthday celebration which has grown into a globally significant two-day music and lifestyle festival, and the proposed Music Walk of Fame outside Emancipation Park...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Singy-Singy, Tarrus Riley, is set to walk into the hallowed halls of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, next Friday, to discuss the culture of violence in Jamaica.Riley is slated to speak on the topic: The Rise and Fall of Rude Boys: A...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Theatregoers might be intrigued at the very different approaches taken to serious family problems by two equally successful plays currently on our stages. Spoiler alert: both Basil Dawkins' Pressure Drop (Little Little Theatre) and Fabian Barracks'...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Alpha Institute remains grateful to Corporate Jamaica for the support given throughout its 138 years in existence, and is especially touched by persons who reach out individually to donate time, energy, and money to assist with the various...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Liam Neeson stars in The Commuter, showing at the cinemas this weekend.TheatreSee the LTM Annual National Pantomime 'Dapper Dan The Anansi Man' at The Little Theatre, on Saturday at 7 p.m.Weekend FunEnjoy Saturday Night Fever at The Deck, 14...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fri, Jan 26St AnnDweet And Done at Amnesia Night Club, Ocho Rios. Music by: Bass Oddessy and Fire Redz from Florida. Adm: $1,000. VIP: $2,000. Ladies 2 for 1 before 12.Fri, Jan 26Kingston...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This week's five questions with feature highlights the 'man from Trelawny', Charly Black. Black made several big moves on the entertainment scene last year, dominating headlines across the globe for becoming a platinum and diamond-selling artiste....

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TOMORROWSat, Jan 20Kingston and St AndrewSpiritual album launch and live performance at Pulse8 in New Kingston. Door open 6 p.m., showtime 7 p.m.Sun, Jan 21Kingston and St AndrewGrace Unleashed at the Kingston Waterfront, behind the BOJ...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/ Gleaner Writer

The entertainment fraternity is in mourning following the passing of Steel Pulse's founding member, Steve 'Grizzly' Nisbett.His death was announced via the reggae group's facebook page."It is with a heavy heart that we must pass the sad news that...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

By its very nature, the dubplate - a personalised recording for a sound system or selector by a vocalist, should signify a connection of some sort between the person or entity whose name is being called and the person singing or deejaying it....

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke

There is not a hard and fast price scale for an artiste to voice a dubplate for a sound system or selector. However, Garfield 'Chin' Bourne of Irish and Chin, which stages the annual World Clash sound system battle, last held in Canada last October...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The commercialisation of carnival bands and high cost of costumes has not affected the sales. Directors of Xaymaca International, Xodus and Bacchanal Jamaica, have expressed that the interest has grown not only locally, but also from overseas...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Post is a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose...

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