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Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Veteran entertainer Frankie Paul wants his fans to know that he is alive and well. This, after photos of him began circulating on the Internet earlier this week suggesting that the singer was on his death bed.A clearly upset Frankie Paul told The...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Marley family and Tuff Gong Music are yet to release a statement addressing the lawsuit being filed against the latter by Allan 'Skill' Cole, one-time manager of the late reggae icon, Bob Marley.Amid reports in several international media...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Father Ricard Ho Lung and his Missionaries of the Poor team are putting on the final touches for the highly anticipated return of their theatrical production, MOSES. But even as the opening day inches closer, Father wants the Jamaican audience to...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 1:59 PMShereita Grizzle

The Marley Music Room, which will benefit students from under-resourced communities in the Corporate Area, was officially opened in an intimate ceremony at the GraceKennedy/Parade Gardens Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Local entertainers have been encouraged to capitalise on the recent resurgence of dancehall in mainstream media overseas. Dancers, too, are being urged to take advantage of the opportunities that come with dancehall being thrust back into the...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican musicians and entertainers in the hospitality sector are today upset as they believe that they are being denied a livelihood in their own country.This follows claims that major hotel owners have been replacing them as the main source of...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Just like the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) and the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) are set up for musical performing artistes, the local popular dance fraternity believes there...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Marijuana company Marley Natural is offering to help clear the criminal records of cannabis convicts in Portland, Oregon, USA.According to information gathered from USA TODAY, Marley Natural will be working closely with the Minority Cannabis...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Rain didn't stop patrons from streaming into Jamworld, Portmore, St Catherine, for the 2016 staging of FLOW Skool Aid on Sunday. The back-to-school treat, now in its seventh year, pulled a huge crowd as parents and children packed the venue in hopes...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Thousands of parents and children came out to the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on Saturday for the Digicel/STAR Jus' Skool back-to-school fair.Now in its second year, the treat has experienced so much growth that telecommunications...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Dancehall and reggae have experienced an international resurgence as, over the past few years, more of the sounds originating from Jamaica have been making their way into mainstream media overseas.Among those songs by overseas performers hitting the...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 3:55 PMShereita Grizzle

All pageant winners seem to have a story of overcoming great adversity on their way to the crown, and Miss Jamaica World 2016 Ashlie White Barrett is no different.What differentiates her story from all the others, however, is that at just 20 years...

Published:Tuesday | August 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A change of venue from Merl Grove High to Jampro in New Kingston did not stop patrons from coming out for an evening of great entertainment at the second annual staging of 'Expressions'...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There may have been several other 'houses' assigned to different countries at the 2016 Olympic Games, but according to several persons on the ground in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, there was something extra special about Jamaica House.The Jamaica Tourist...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Damian Marley's provocative latest single, Nail Pon Cross, sparked a social media firestorm recently when an image of the entertainer hanging from a cross surfaced on the Internet. The image, which was being used to promote the track, did not go...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2016 | 4:30 PMShereita Grizzle

The curtains may have closed on the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen pageant for 2016, but the hard work for the freshly crowned Queen is just beginning.In case you were worried about whether the woman that walked away with the prestigious title was...

Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The relationship among family members of late reggae icon Peter Tosh might have taken a turn for the worse.The Gleaner has learnt that the Grammy Award won by the singer in 1987 and one of his famous guitars are now in the possession of a pawn shop...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2016 | 3:40 PMShereita Grizzle

As Tropical Storm Earl continues to move further away from the island, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has confirmed that the Emancipation and Independence activities scheduled to take place from today onward, will go on as...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After five consecutive stagings of his comedy show, Let Loose, popular media personality and comedian Oral Tracey has decided to add an international flavour to the annual event.Following a few dismal performances from last year's staging, Tracey...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 3:45 PMShereita Grizzle

The organisers of the Jamaica Music Camp are happy at the success of the latest installation of the annual summer camp. Now in its third year, the camp was held at The Tryall Club near Montego Bay and offered various activities for children between...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 9:27 AMShereita Grizzle

Yesterday marked 10 years since the passing of one of Jamaica's most treasured national icons. Louise Bennett-Coverley passed away in Toronto, Canada on July 26, 2006. The woman referred to as one of the pioneers of the country's cultural space...

Published:Monday | July 25, 2016 | 4:05 PMShereita Grizzle

Ten years ago today, the nation lost the incomparable Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley. A great cultural icon, Miss Lou championed the movement to get Patois officially recognised as a language. Many of the nation's greatest playwrights, poets,...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The local gospel fraternity wants the Government of Jamaica to take a stance against the rising crime rate by "actioning" a national day of prayer.The call was made by a few well-known gospel artistes at the recently concluded Fun in the Son event...

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 11:28 AMShereita Grizzle

The Bob Marley Foundation, 1Love Foundation and Ben and Jerry's Partners for Youth Empowerment are reporting success having completed the third instalment of the annual One Love Youth Camp last week.The camp, which is aimed at continuing Bob's...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It is no secret that Jamaica is one of the most culturally in-demand countries across the globe. It is also no secret that the country has a lot of catching up to do in terms of maximising its earnings from hosting entertainment events. Well aware...

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