‘Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes’ for Nashville Film Fest

The feature documentary Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes, which tells the story of the birth of reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica, and of one man's quest to rescue a treasure trove of tapes that were abandoned in 1977 , will premiere at Nashville... ...read more

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ENTERTAINMENT DIARY

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£17-million payday for Ed Sheeran

Castle on the Hill hitmaker Ed Sheeran paid himself over £17 million last year. Ed Sheeran Limited – the company that handles his earnings from songwriting and records - make a huge £32.6 million over the last 12 months, a profit of £19.26... ...read more

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Miss China crowned queen of the globe

By Janet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: Alice Li won the hearts of the patrons who attended the Miss Global International Talent segment at Hard Rock Café last Thursday, and two days later she did a double flip, capturing first place in the minds of the judges. A... ...read more

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‘Beauty & the Plus Size Beast’ – One-woman show to tackle body positivity

By Sade Gardner/Gleaner Writer Jamaican actress Samantha Thompson is challenging fat stereotypes in her directorial debut, Beauty... ...read more

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An emancipating catamaran cruise in Barbados – Reggae music strong in the ­Eastern Caribbean

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Bridgetown, BARBADOS: The sounds of Pluto Shervington's I Man Born Yah echoed through the speakers of the catamaran on which the The Gleaner set sail early on Emancipation morning on our first get-together to celebrate Crop Over, the most popular... ...read more

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Teen pianists impress at fundraising concert

By Michael Reckord/Gleaner Writer After receiving high merits and distinctions in all of the graded Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano exams, two talented Jamaican teenage pianists are booked to fly off to the USA shortly for further studies. Sixteen-year-... ...read more

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Jam-packed ASHE summer school finale

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter There was no more room, not even a foothold in the doorway, to house all the bodies trying to get into ASHE's makeshift Vibez Theatre for their summer school musical finale, Island In The Sun. Some patrons even had to be turned away at the door,... ...read more

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5 Things

After-work Jam Vibes After Work – A First-Friday Series, hosted by Chec Boss, on the lawns of Print Big, Lot 2 Naggo Head Industrial Complex, Portmore. Music by Hypnotic Sound. Admission: Bring a business card. Bike Fest Head out for the... ...read more

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Reggae footprint distinct in the UK, says Chips Richards

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer After 47 years in the music business, Anthony Richards, also known as ‘Chips', is still spreading Jamaica's reggae and dancehall genres on the global scale. The former marketing and promotions manager of Trojan Records, the British record label... ...read more

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