‘Go hard, or go home’

By Aaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer Developing a love for singing back in primary school, 17-year-old Mozein Sutherland fought tooth and nail to emerge the victor of the 2022 ‘Digicel Rising Stars’ competition. “It was go hard, or go home,” he told The Gleaner of his mindset leading… …read more

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Ding Dong and friends celebrate in the rain

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Ding Dong’s 42nd birthday party was the place to be on Saturday night. And though the saying goes, ‘when it rains, it pours’, the cloudy skies and showers were not a threat to the dancehall entertainer, whose mission was to make the best of the… …read more

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New date for Karen Smith Memorial Scholarship Concert

A new date has been set for the inaugural Karen Smith Memorial Scholarship Concert. The event, which was originally slated for Sunday, September 25, had to be postponed due to the inclement weather associated with the passage of Tropical Storm… …read more

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Jewish artiste, all-female band drop reggae single for US midterm election

New York: Jewish-born, Brooklyn native Nolan and the all-female reggae band International Women In Reggae (IWIR) have joined forces on the new reggae single, Truth B’ Told, in time for the 2022 United States of America midterm elections on… …read more

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Mozein Sutherland takes 'Digicel Rising Stars' title

Mozein Sutherland, a 17-year-old attacking midfielder on the Camperdown High School football team, is the winner of Season 18 of ‘Digicel Rising Stars’. The announcement was made a short while ago by host Terri-Karelle Reid. The producer’s pick,… …read more

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Sherlon Russell urges Digicel Rising Stars finalists to ‘decide on their why’

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer – Shortly after taking the 2019 Digicel Rising Stars title, Sherlon Russell experienced his first roadblock: the pandemic. It resulted in many cancelled gigs, and for the 25-year-old, was a reason to find a new strategy to get his name on the music… …read more

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Educators give high marks to Opal Palmer Adisa’s ‘The Storyteller’s Return’

By Michael Reckord – Sunday Gleaner Writer Educators were plentiful at the launch of Opal Palmer Adisa’s latest book, The Storyteller’s Return: Story Poems. Hence, the abundant praise that flowed for the book might well have been thought of as “high marks,” especially by the author, herself… …read more

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‘All Fruits Ripe’ for Brick & Lace

By Stephanie Lyew – Sunday Gleaner Writer Recording artiste and songwriter Nyanda Thorbourne has her hands full. She has been balancing being a mother, running a household, family life, a recording career, and a business, which evolved out of being part of the popular group Brick… …read more

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‘We can produce exceptional films’

By Aaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer George Malcolm Walker, co-producer of Hairport, the winner of the 2022 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Fi Wi Short Film Competition, says he believes that Jamaica has all the tools necessary to create and export exceptional films and… …read more

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Soca+ organiser promises even bigger staging next year

By Aaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer With scores of patrons braving the possibility of severe weather conditions affecting the island resulting from what is now Hurricane Ian, the first staging of the Soca+ Festival, under the I Love Soca brand, got on with plenty of vibes and few… …read more

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