Chadwick Boseman’s wife urges regular screening for cancer

Chadwick Boseman's wife Taylor Simone Ledward encouraged people to get screened regularly for cancer after accepting a posthumonus accolade on behalf of her husband at the NAACP Image Awards. The late actor - who died last year as a result of... ...read more

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Virtual Jamaica Rum Festival wraps on a high

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer The all-encompassing celebration of rum ended with a flourish, as the Jamaica Rum Festival Virtual Concert featuring reggae-dancehall entertainers Shaggy, Sizzla and Shenseea closed the event, which incorporated the use of all-digital platforms to... ...read more

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Earth’s finest Hour

By Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter The country may have been under lockdown on the weekend, but the entertainment scene was still very active. On Saturday, a host of virtual concerts provided an ease for Jamaicans whose movements were restricted from noon on Saturday until 5 a.m. on... ...read more

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Eddie Murphy inducted into NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES ( AP ): Eddie Murphy was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame at the organisation's show that highlighted works by entertainers and athletes of colour. After Murphy accepted his induction award Saturday night, the actor... ...read more

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Spielberg donates Genesis Prize money to justice non-profits

NEW YORK (AP): Steven Spielberg said Thursday that he will donate his US$1 million Genesis Prize to 10 non-profits working for racial and economic justice. The film director and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, will match those donations with US$... ...read more

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Hoping for the return of ‘live’ theatre in 2021 – Practitioners miss the audience

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer Undoubtedly, there are some questions that are absolute no-brainers. When Little Theatre Movement (LTM) executive, Anya Gloudon-Nelson, was asked what she hopes 2021 will bring for theatre, her answer dropped even before the question sign: “That... ...read more

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Five Questions With Tameka Chevannes

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Revered by her peers as a go-getter and master strategist, Tameka Chevannes, has used her role as a public relations and marketing consultant to move roadblocks for several entertainers over the past decade. She established her company, ZaZa... ...read more

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What is the biggest lesson that 2020 has taught you?

The last 12 months have perhaps been some of the most challenging the world has seen. The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled the world, sending businesses and whole industries into lock down as country after country went into quarantine. It has been... ...read more

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Jazz and Blues Festival on a quest to set the stage – Latin musician Jon Secada, locals Richie Stephens and Jah9 confirmed to perform

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writter Approximately 20 local bands are currently in the running to secure a spot, on the virtual stage, for the first night of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival when it returns to the calendar following a five-year hiatus. The festival is scheduled for... ...read more

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Koffee tops YouTube – ‘Lockdown’ No. 1 streamed song out of Jamaica for 2020

By Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter YouTube's end of year numbers are in, and it will perhaps come as no surprise that Koffee's Lockdown is the number one streamed song out of Jamaica for 2020. The track, which currently has close to 38 million views on the popular streaming platform... ...read more

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