‘Ananda Alert’ for gala opening of Barracks Theatre

Barracks Entertainment Production Company will officially open the doors to its new home and youth theatre hub, the Barracks Theatre, this Friday, June 28, with a gala performance of their newest play, Ananda Alert. Beginning at 8 p.m., the evening... ...read more

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No kidnap charge for Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy won't be charged for allegedly kidnapping a woman. Cops carried out a raid at his home in February to investigate a claim that the Crank That rapper had kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend. He was then sentenced to eight months in... ...read more

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Bogdanovich shocked as artiste booked to perform at Sumfest killed

Joe Bogdanovich, owner and producer of the Reggae Sumfest festival, has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Bahamian musician Mdeez, who was booked to perform on Festival Night One at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. “We were informed last... ...read more

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King of Pop’s legacy ‘will continue through his music’

Janet Jackson says her brother Michael Jackson's legacy “will continue” through his music. The 53-year-old star has chosen not to comment on the controversial Finding Neverland documentary, which features allegations from Wade Robson and James... ...read more

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Entertainment group to help change Jamaica

Actor, talk show host and consumer advocate Vernon Derby feels that dancehall and reggae artistes can play a significant role in bringing about a change. Artistes will be encouraged to perform songs which can uplift the people of Jamaica and the... ...read more

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Japanese selector says Jamaica has embraced her

By Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter Marie Sano is known on the dancehall circuit as selector Bad Gyal Marie. The selector told The Gleaner that ever since her first trip to Jamaica when she was 19 years old, she knew she wanted to immerse herself in Kingston's nightlife, and the... ...read more

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Niney speaks new song, Seaga and ‘Blood And Fire’

By Yasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer Legendary record producer Winston ‘Niney the Observer' Holness is cautiously making his way back into the game, and he is excited about his soon-to-be-released single on his Observer label. Recorded at his studio on Lyndhurst Road, the single... ...read more

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Queen Zion Ites & Tami Tsansai reach for South Africa

Multidisciplinary (drama, song, dance) performing artist Queen Zion Ites (real name Alison Morgan) and author Tami Tsansai (real name Tameka Coley) are in a race to make it to Africa. Both need US$4,000 each by Sunday in order to make it to the... ...read more

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Danny Glover to testify at House slavery reparations hearing

WASHINGTON (AP): The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee... ...read more

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5 Questions with Chris Martin

Reggae singer Christopher Martin didn't always want to become an entertainer. It was his dream to become a chemical engineer, and he studied hard and did all the requisite subjects that would have prepared him for this job. Advanced math, pure... ...read more

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