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Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Tosh Alexander used to get annoyed when questioned why she isn't more established. "I used to feel so offended by that question and I'm so happy I get asked it now, because I've come into a space where I just believe that nothing happens before its...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Lounging on the grassy mounds or sitting on chairs they had carried, some 400 people (according to one official) enjoyed Sunday afternoon's concert by the Jamaica Military Band (JMB). Held at the Shell Bandstand, Hope Gardens, it was one of many in...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Janelle 'Jin' Forde, a young Barbadian/Trinidadian designer, won over the hearts of those keeping a keen eye on the costumes at the Xodus Carnival band launch last Saturday. While the main sections of the band's League of Angels its overall theme...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Having finally got used to each other's existence, stepfather Brad (Golden Globe nominee Will Ferrell) and biological father Dusty (Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg) must work together to keep the children happy. Things are finally going well at...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mildred Hayes is opening everyone's eyes to several marginalised social issues in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This sensational drama tells the story of a mother who is relentless in the pursuit of her daughter's murderer.After months...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

He is 10 years old, has endured 27 surgical operations, his left eye tugs downward, his ears are bulbs of flesh, and his face is framed by a pinkish ring of scar tissue, but he is more than just a kid with facial disfigurements. He is a brainy, good...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Exterminating Angel surrounds a group of high-class individuals at a dinner party gone awry. As a party of aristocratic dinner guests arrive at the home of Edmundo and Lucia de Nobile, the household staff hurry to leave, offering meager excuses...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Acknowledged as one of the giants of Jamaican theatre, Scottish-born Douglas Bennett (July 23, 1919 - October 30, 2017), was remembered by family and friends in a thanksgiving service at the University Chapel, Mona, last Friday. Not surprisingly,...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

On the Billboard Reggae Chart for the week ending December 2, 2017, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley's Stony Hill and Chronixx's Chronology have both moved a place from their position last week. The latter is now in the number eight spot, inching up from...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

One more locally produced pilot has premiered on national television. On the heels of giving airtime to the grassroots, stoically comical Losing Patience, TVJ recently showed Savannah. Shot over three days between the lush...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Known for excellent body extensions, great precision and uniformed movements, The Company Dance Theatre continued the trend on Saturday at the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, in their 29th Season of Dance.The works on show were choreographed by...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, will host five intensive and engaging creative writing workshops.The workshop series will run from today to Tuesday, December...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Although largely marketed as a reggae cruise, the recently concluded 2017 Welcome to Jamrock event was given the stamp of approval by many on board the Independence of the Seas for including several dancehall artistes on the line- up. Commending the...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy

Chances are there's not a soul alive who didn't grow up in some shape or form with the Justice League. Though the characters are American inventions, they're regarded the world over as iconic. Therefore, despite all evidence to the contrary, I...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ben Affleck "knew" Harvey Weinstein was "sleazy", but didn't think he could do anything about it.The 65-year-old disgraced producer has been accused of sexually harassing more than 80 female employees over a 30-year period. Now, Justice League actor...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Dream Entertainment and YUMA served up a slice of heaven during Saturday's Xodus band launch at 36 Hope Road, St Andrew, unveiling their costumes under the theme 'League of Angels'.Kamal Bankay, chairman of the National Carnival Committee, told The...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:10 AMMel Cooke

Sam Carty does not make a flat-out declaration that he invented the word 'jamrock' for his entry in the 1981...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMStephanie Lyew

Denyque has taken on a challenge for 2018: to design costumes for carnival brand Xaymaca International. The singer is founder of swimsuit brand WETswim, so she is familiar with the ins and outs of designing.Her section is Majesty by Denyque, chosen...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMKimberley Small

Earlier this year the shores of Negril were awash with yogis and reggae fans, who came to the island to enjoy the inaugural TmrwTday Culture Fest from May 17 to 23.The presence of reggae legends like Lee Scratch Perry, reggae revivalists such as...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRoy Black

Elvis Presley's early life and upbringing were grounded in poverty, after being born into a poor sharecropping family in Tupelo Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His depression-scarred father struggled to feed the family, and eventually had to move...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

On Friday, November 24, the main tent at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, will be transformed into a pulsing dance floor, decked from top to bottom with state of the art LED disco lighting and five seven-feet high DJ booths....

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:28 AMKimberley Small

JohnEli DaCosta started off his creative career as an architecture student at the Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). Affirming the fears of parents the world over, DaCosta's interests shifted into a lesser...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Pirates, beautiful women, more than 120 skillful dancers, a shipwreck and a garden scene make Le Corsaire one of the most elaborate ballet spectacles. Palace Amusement opens the Bolshoi Ballet's 2017-18 season with this epic ballet on Sunday,...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It takes going through the top 10 (headed by the Legend pair of Remastered and Deluxe albums by Bob Marley and the Wailers) and some way into the second double handful of the iTunes Reggae Albums listing to get to a new release. It is, however,...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMGleaner Writer

High-end fashion and Jamaican entertainment converged and burnt down the runway of The Collection MoDa at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on November 9. It was astar-studded event, with the likes of Yendi Phillipps, Kaci Fennell-Shirley and a shirtless...

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