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Stories by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Appleton Estate’s Reserve the Night Father’s Day edition was a virtual show to remember. Dressed from head to toe in a custom-made white pants suit, multitalented artiste Jaz Elise wasted no time in getting into the groove of her performance with...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

He may have planned for Ahjza’s birth, but Kemaul ‘Yaksta’ Martin was not prepared for all the challenges having a child would bring, and could not expect the “mature man” that his son would develop into, now, at the age of just five. According to...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:01 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“I am doing well, no complaints,” says Olunike Adeliyi, actress, wife, mother and the product of a beautiful mix of two “fire” countries and cultures – Jamaica and Nigeria. Adeliyi is a deep thinker, an extremely soulful individual who cares...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

These days, recording artiste Jaz Elise is coming into her own within the music industry. She describes the past year as one of “learning, blessings, and transformation”, having spent many hours putting an EP together that reflects who she is, what...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“I let fear hold me back. The one lesson I would have for anyone is to be fearless and try, because all that can happen is that you fail. Before, I never understood that failing at something was a lesson, because I was scared, but knowledge comes...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Navigating the strange tides and rogue waves of the music industry has never been Zosia McGregor’s fear. With a birth name that means ‘wisdom’, the singer has always been known to delve deep to find an understanding. “Zosia, the person, goes way...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Often, when persons think of hypnosis, they think of a scene from a movie, where it can instantaneously change someone’s behaviour. That myth is one that local hypnosis practitioner Sean Davidson, more popularly known as Sean Michaels, is working...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Survival is an all-too-familiar story for James Chambers. Born in Somerton, St James, Chambers moved to Kingston as a teenager, learned to become a man, and later became the successful reggae, rocksteady, and soul musician known by the name of...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Hitting high notes on a meticulously constructed reggae rhythm was a childhood dream for Solomon Marley-Spence, having been raised in a family of deep musical history like his own. But ask if he has found the key to harmonising a soulful tune, and...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Island SPACE Caribbean Museum in Plantation, Florida, has invited a few of Jamaica’s musical icons to be part of its global launch and inaugural gala fundraiser later this month. The event dubbed ‘Magic At The Museum’, which is slated for...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From the vibrant streets of Kingston, Jamaica, to les ruelles animées (the busy alleys) in Paris, France, reggae music has earned its revolutionary title, and now more producers, singers and songwriters are experimenting with the original sounds of...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“It’s cold. Nights are longer. The sun does not set until after 9 p.m., and even when the sun is shining bright, the warmth of it can’t be felt. We’re talking one-degree temperatures. If the forecast says to expect rain, it is going to rain,”...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Tai Tai Ice Cream Roll Café is letting the good times roll at their new location at Orchid Village Plaza on Barbican Road, and they are looking to spread happiness and their special hand-rolled ice cream, which includes a number of mix-ins and...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Reggae songbird Tiara Mills, best known as Tia, is already making statements with her new summer catalogue. Back in the summer of 2019, a driving one-drop rhythm matched her soothing vocals in the infectious Reggae Music Sweet. It showed how...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

THE BARCLAYS Center in New York City was set ablaze a week ago, and it was not because the Brooklyn Nets, the home team, was bringing the heat for the first round of the 2021 NBA Play-offs against the Boston Celtics. At half-time, Beenie Man’s hit...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Dancing icon Keiva Di Diva and reggae crooner Richie Stephens have supported each other in their careers and bonded over shared experiences for the past 25 years. It is a friendship that Keiva Di Diva, born Keiva Hibbert, describes as “motivating...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Cinnamon rolls are a baked indulgence that can be easily transformed from a simple rolled dough into a fancy dessert, and Rolls Jamaica is showing how it’s done. The brainchild of a cinnamon rolls-lover, the freshly established company takes the...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Miss Universe Jamaica Miqueal-Symone Williams is looking to rest and recharge after competing in the 69th Miss Universe pageant. Williams, who is also a Pulse International model, returned to the island last Thursday and is expected to quarantine...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Cannabis company Kaya has joined forces with the National Environment Planning Agency (NEPA) to be part of its Adopt-A-Beach programme. Just yesterday, the Kaya consortium of companies that includes the herb house (cannabis dispensary), pizzeria,...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

With a renewed sense of and appreciation for life and his career, 31-year-old Kisean Anderson, best known by the stage name Sean Kingston, is on a mission to make his family, fans, and management proud. He has been teasing across social media that...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Several Jamaican beauties have parlayed their pageant success into fruitful opportunities including Lisa Hanna (Miss World 1993), Terri-Karelle Reid (Miss Jamaica World 2005), Yendi Phillipps (Miss Jamaica World 2007 and Miss Universe Jamaica 2010...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The father of Miqueal-Symone Williams was speechless following the results of the 69th Miss Universe pageant. Speaking to The Gleaner before the end of the competition, Michael Williams said he was the proudest dad in the universe and that “she has...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As a dancer, Amanyea Stines has worked with internationally acclaimed choreographer Tanisha Scott, reggae-dancehall hit makers Yanique Di Curvy Diva, Sean Paul, Jada Kingdom, Ce’Cile, and female rap sensation Cardi B. Now, following life-changing...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Cooking is a gift, and Carlyle Burger keeps cooking and giving, said his brother, popular radio personality Wesley ‘Burgerman’ Burger. Last Sunday, the matriarchs in the community of Top Range in Mountain View, where the brothers were raised, were...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Reggae-dancehall recording artiste Gyptian has been largely out of the spotlight. The absence became critical during the pandemic, said the entertainer, whose inactivity on social media may throw some fans for a loop. The past year Gyptian has...

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