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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...

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

It is trouble on a train for Michael MacCauley, an insurance agent whose daily commute becomes anything but routine. After being confronted by a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga), Michael is blackmailed into finding the identity of a passenger on...

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

Set in 1971 New York, 30 years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves, after finding out that the theatre where they used to perform is about to be demolished.Directed...

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

The most awkward explorer, Tadeo Jones, returns to the charge! After discovering a new city, Tadeo and his team embark on a search for the gold necklace of King Midas. Their adventure changes course when Sara is kidnapped by a millionaire who is...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

The demand for mento bands skyrocketed during the Christmas season, leaving the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) to conclude that there is still life in this style of Jamaican folk music that influenced ska and reggae."Mento was a...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Members of Boys' Town have long been convinced that Trench Town and surrounding communities are in need of a library and museum dedicated to its history.The long wait is nearly over. Well, so says Junior Lincoln, president of the Boys' Town Old Boys...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

Just as he set foot in the elevator, the fellow passenger's eyes fixed on Akeem Mignott."Is this the actor?" the passenger asked. Mignott responded with a wide smile, "Yes, the actor." Their conversation was short and polite, ending with the...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

While many female artistes in Jamaica are focused on climbing to the top, and doing so quickly, none of that seems to matter to the reggae-rocking old soul that is Joelle Clarke, or, as most people know her, Jovi Rockwell.The reggae genre, with its...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Timothy Bloom, who is known for his Grammy winning productions for Chris Brown's Fame and Neyo Because of You, arrived in the island over the weekend to work on projects with international reggae duo Orisha Sound...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Contributor

What would you do if you had all the money in the world? That's a question that for most people, remains purely hypothetical, but in 1973, that was the reality of J. Paul Getty. The film touts Getty's wealth as being more than has ever been owned in...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It's more than just the music, it's the experience. That is what, patrons revealed, keeps them coming back, as they celebrated 25 years of the annual reggae music festival at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in St Ann over the weekend.It was two days of...

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