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Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Ashe Performing Arts Company is putting the final touches on its summer production, Rumpelstiltskin: The Musical.The remake of the popular fairy tale will be brought to life by the children of the ASHE summer school programme and will see the...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae Sumfest is usually a huge tourist pull factor for the country. Each year, visitors flood the island to soak up the best of dancehall and reggae music, booking their vacations with the annual festival in mind.This year, however, many of the...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On a night when tempers flared and lyrical bullets hurtled across the venue, popular selector Tony Matterhorn battled his way through all the drama from the Reggae Sumfest Heavyweight sound clash to emerge the winner of the inaugural competition.The...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

With strict rules being imposed on participants in the inaugural staging of the Sumfest Heavyweight Sound Clash, patrons with whom The Gleaner spoke expressed displeasure at what may described as a 'watered down' clash.While admitting that certain...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 1:04 PMShereita Grizzle

  Dancehall selector Tony Matterhorn, has been declared the winner of the inaugural Reggae Sumfest Heavyweight sound clash competition. The event which was held at Pier One in Montego Bay, saw patrons turning out in their numbers to witness...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Eighteen-year-old Ardenne high student Evad Campbell has been accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music.The aspiring musician was accepted as a candidate for the Boston campus' bachelor of music degree starting this September.In an...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) recently received some much-needed equipment as gifts provided through a cultural grant from Japan.The grant, valued at J$57 million, was used to buy several computers, computer server, cameras, a motor vehicle and...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 4:37 PMShereita Grizzle

The Best Care Foundation will be staging its annual Gala dinner and Cabaret tomorrow at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Partnering with Jamaica National for this year’s event, organisers are promising an exciting show and are hoping to get a...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 5:14 PMShereita Grizzle

Soft Drinks brand Coca-Cola on Wednesday night, officially launched its ‘One Brand’ global marketing strategy at the Spanish Court Hotel Worthington. Under the 'one-brand' strategy, Coca-Cola will for the first time unite Coca-...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 3:37 PMShereita Grizzle

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says although Jamaica’s term on the World Heritage Committee is coming to an end, “Jamaica will continue to lobby for Small Island Developing States on...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Wolmer's Girls' High School created history at the fourth annual Rita Marley Foundation Essay Competition by nabbing the top three spots at this year's judging.The announcement was made on Friday at the winning institution in front of overjoyed...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Philip Sherlock Centre is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary.Located on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, the performing arts centre is considered as the epicentre of all things cultural on the campus.The activities...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 2:57 PMShereita Grizzle

The winner of this year’s annual Rita Marley Foundation essay competition will be announced on Friday. Students from several high schools across the island were this year challenged with writing pieces based on a portion from, Love Iyah, one...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Chairman of the ISSA Trust Foundation Paul Issa is pleased with the support received for Saturday's For the Children charity concert. Held at Couples San Souci Resorts, St Ann, it pulled a huge crowd and allowed the foundation to meet its target of...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Next month, Reggae Sumfest will celebrate its 25th anniversary. As the world gears up to once again once again turns its eyes to the reggae capital of the world, The Sunday Gleaner reflects on the legacy of one of the greatest reggae shows on...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 3:41 PMShereita Grizzle

  The Ashe Company is gearing up for another busy summer. The performing arts group kick started its season of activities on Saturday with the official launch of its summer production, Rumpelstiltskin: The Musical. For the first time ever, the...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Karen Benjamin, an experienced cabaret and opera singer from the United States, has been selected to be one of two special musical guests for this year's Jamaica Music Camp.After announcing that Tessanne Chin would return to teach the master class...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley has revealed that he and Hip Hop superstar Jay-Z worked on a few projects during Jay-Z’s visit to Jamaica earlier this month. The son of legendary musician Bob Marley, made the revelation during an...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Losing a child is a tragedy no parent should have to go through, especially when the life of that young one is snuffed out in an untimely way by violent means.The above scenario is a reality many parents are living with today.Reggae artiste Anthony...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Government's ban on weed edibles at entertainment events has been one of the most talked about issues in local news since the announcement was made late last month. The ban was imposed following news that two patrons who attended the Stepping...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Two of Jamaica's veteran reggae artistes; Arthur 'Bunny' Robinson and Frankie Paul, were to be laid to rest this weekend, but only one of the funeral services will go on as planned.The thanksgiving service for the life of late singer Frankie Paul...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 4:36 PMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is currently putting final touches in place for the schedule of events to mark the 2017 Emancipendence season. This year marks the country’s 55th Independence anniversary and the...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:41 PMShereita Grizzle

Legendary reggae band, Third World is currently in New York City, as the group is slated to perform later today at the first ever United Nations Oceans Conference. A group of 12 island nations from the region, will gather in the ‘Big Apple...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

With the Boom Sound Clash and the Magnum Kings and Queens (MKQ) of Dancehall competitions having recently concluded, with foreigners dominating the top spots, discussions about whether foreigners are held to the same standards as locals in these...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 5:40 PMShereita Grizzle

  Following news that he would be transforming a former California prison into a weed dispensary, Damian Marley has ventured deeper into the marijuana industry with the recent purchase of High Times Magazine. According to laweekly.com, High...

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