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Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A simple run through in the comments section on YouTube under songs such as Vybz Kartel and Black Ryno's Gaza Christmas; Mavado, Flexx and Savage's Gully Christmas; or Tommy Lee Sparta's Shelly Christmas is enough to tell you that music lovers want...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Walt Disney Pictures adaption of the celebrated classic The Nutcracker is breathtaking cinema at its best and an epitome of the world of magical fantasy so emblematic of this near-century-old...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wands up and dark wizards down! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald sees Albus Dumbledore and his former student Newt Scamander fight against a dark and powerful Grindelwald's plans of raising...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Who is she? Why does she do it? Nico Muhly's musical drama answers all the questions from Winston Graham's 1961 novel. The story's baffling central character is a glamorous and troubled woman in late-1950s England who moves from job to job, changing...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book - a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth's angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel blockbusters of the past decade.But...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been hospitalised with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York.Perry's publicists said in a statement that the musician is alert and responsive in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

After 50 years, the Tallawah Dramatic Arts Festival continues to serve as a springboard for young Caribbean nationals into the professional theatre world.Hosted at Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on the University of the West Indies,...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Cocoa Tea has not lost any of the necessary ingredients for stirring up a good performance. This was evident at Saturday's staging of St Mary Mi Come From, held at the National Arena in Kingston.The Settle Down singer had the crowd singing every...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This week's Billboard Reggae Charts, valid for up to Saturday, November 17, has a slew of new entries, one of which has landed in the top spot.Of the three new entries dancehall artiste Spice continues to trend with her Captured mixtape holding the...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wayne Marshall, who has been enjoying new-found success with the release of his hit single, Glory to God, will join the Chamber Ensemble of the Immaculate Conception High School in aid of the Franciscan Ministries for a concert dubbed 'Classical...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CALABASAS, California (AP):Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go hungry.Grohl served his backbeat barbeque at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas on Monday night. Firefighters, who have been...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. will work as judges in a new Netflix competition series looking for the next big hip-hop star.Netflix announced that Rhythm + Flow will debut next fall. John Legend, who has won Emmy and Tony awards...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California:Michael Buble says though his cancer-stricken son aspires to have superhuman powers, he's already a superhero in his eyes."He loves Spiderman, he loves Superman, but they are not real," Buble said of five-year-old Noah. "I...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP)In time for her 60th birthday, Barbie has a new collaborator bringing her wide-ranging style to life for humans.One of the largest sellers of vintage-inspired clothes, Unique Vintage, is working with Barbie parent Mattel on the first...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small/Gleaner Writer

The Carnival season has officially kicked off, and Xaymaca International is the first through the gates when they unveiled their section at Sabina Park on Saturday.Previously tagged as the 'smallest band with the biggest heart', the three-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/Gleaner Writer

Come Boxing Day (December 26,2018), there will be an expansion in the age range of thespians normally seen on stage when the curtains rise on the annual calendar of Jamaican theatrical productions.While DJ Piper and the Rat Pak is not currently...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After its official launch in July, to celebrate Desnoes and Geddes (D & G) 100th anniversary, Jamaican radio airplay for The Journey With Stripe EP has been far below what its funders had hoped for...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A surprise visit from the 'Doctor', Beenie Man, made Jamaica Night at Destiny Villa in St Ann one to remember for Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and a few of his specially invited guests.The boxer, who is in Jamaica for vacation, at a...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

If was a send-off fit for the 'Queen of comedy', that unfolded at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium last Saturday afternoon. The late Elva Ruddock gave the world the gift of laughter, so even as loved ones gathered to celebrate her life, mourning was...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Admiral Bailey gave all the instructions for the dance move called the 'butterfly' that Carlene Smith is credited for popularising in 1992. Anyone who knows the '90s dancehall track Butterfly will not be able to resist mouthing the lyrics as they...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

It starts out as a routine mission. In 1944, a year before WWII ends, United States military forces are sent to dismantle a German signal jammer located in a church. They are to get in, take out the device, and get out. However, when only a few...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

Patrons had to settle for an abbreviated show when A St Mary Mi Come From ended prematurely at the National Arena in Kingston on Saturday night.At minutes to 3 a.m., the show's principal , Capleton, took to the stage and told the half-full venue, "...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMSade Gardner

In today's entertainment industry, image seems to be everything. Women take special care in their appearance to look a part, the end result an industry permeated by myriad female artistes as thick, human-sized dolls - 'luxury dolls'.International...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

The recent passing of the legendary Jamaican boxer Bunny Grant, revives memories of another great Alton Ellis.Both gentlemen grew up in Trench Town and rubbed shoulders during the '40s and '50s. The Boys' Town Youth Club, which also housed a boxing...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera

WESTERN BUREAU:When The Sunday Gleaner team arrived at the Pitfour Nyahbinghi Centre in St James, the drumming had already begun, and the words from Bob Marley's Rastaman Chant, 'Babylon You Throne Gone Down' felt like music for the soul.Gathered on...

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