Organisers of Powerful Women & Men celebrate 20th staging – … but COVID-19 could spoil the party

Can you imagine the very proper Roman Catholic Archbishop Kenneth Richards and legal luminary Ian Wilkinson, QC, facing off in a deejay clash? That's what the organisers of the annual concert, Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity, had in... ...read more

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Five questions with Sharon Burke

By Shereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer Almost a week after the historic Verzuz clash between dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man, the iconic performance remains the highlight of a slow-moving entertainment industry. The clash which attracted more than 3 million viewers from... ...read more

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Avant Music Academy launches online classes

The music mentors at Avant Music Academy hosted a one-hour concert on Facebook Live on Thursday, May 28, to launch the resumption of their music education programme, which is now exclusively online. “Our music mentors gave a brief performance that... ...read more

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Simon’s smoking made me sick, says Union

Gabrielle Union claims Simon Cowell's smoking on the set of America?s Got Talent made her ill. The 47-year-old actress - who is severely allergic to cigarette smoke - says she complained about Simon?s smoking on her first day, but it was a tough... ...read more

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Tribe Sankofa for virtual Last Sundays

This weekend, the National Gallery of Jamaica will for the first time present its Last Sundays programme virtually on its YouTube channel and Instagram Account. It will feature Tribe Sankofa and the ongoing exhibition Jamaica Jamaica! available... ...read more

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Artistes release previously shelved material and re-recordings

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter Quarantining is an opportunity for some to spend time learning a new skill, getting their bodies into shape or getting their creative juices flowing freely enough to write, record and release new music. The change of pace can also just as easily... ...read more

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‘Father Ho Lung & Friends wul dem!’ – 7 Actor Boy awards for ‘Isaiah’

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer From the comments on the Facebook live stream of the Actor Boy Awards on Saturday evening, it was clear that theatre practitioners were out in full force to cheer on their favourites, and their comments provided quite a chunk of the evening's... ...read more

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Jahmiel urges ‘revamp’ – Says recording artistes, people will benefit from a little introspection

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Recordings artistes, locally and internationally, have been treading the musical waters with caution. Several have even decided to shelve major projects such as album launches until the industry sees some level of normalcy returning. Jamiel Foster... ...read more

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Comedic actor Jerry Stiller dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP): Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom ‘ Seinfeld', and the basement-dwelling father... ...read more

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COVID-19 affects streaming numbers, but VPAL upbeat – General manager eyes effect of Apple Music

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer Last year, popular online music magazine Pitchfork listed three Jamaican artistes on the Top 200 Songs of the decade between 2010 and 2019 (inclusive). Popcaan, Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim held on to the number 161 slot with their summer blockbuster... ...read more

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