‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ – fast friends

By Damian Levy/Gleaner Writer Movie trailers are a funny thing. They're meant to get you hyped, but there's a balance to making a good one. Show too much and you ruin the movie. Show too little, and there's nothing to get excited about. Show your character as a mutated,... ...read more

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13-y-o teaches ‘Book Pon Book’ – Julanda counteracts Skillibeng’s ‘Brik Pon Brik’; says students need more positive ­educational music

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer It appears that dancehall entertainer Unknown Gringo is not the only person inspired by the popular riddim and catchphrase of Skillibeng's hit, Brik Pon Brik. Thirteen-year-old Julanda Frater says what was just her word play has turned into a... ...read more

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Lizzo, ‘Just Mercy’ on top at NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, California (AP): Lizzo was named Entertainer of The Year and Just Mercy won Best Motion Picture, best actor and Best Supporting Actor last Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognises entertainers of colour ladled... ...read more

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Dennis Brown was the Melody King – Samory I – Performing at tribute concert today

By Yasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer Conscious reggae singer Samory I makes no secret of the fact that legendary reggae artiste Dennis Brown is one of his musical heroes, and he eagerly accepts any opportunity to pay tribute to the singer, who has been bestowed with the title, Crown... ...read more

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No curfew = safer city – Netherlands night mayor says his city’s model could work for Kingston

By Kimberley Small - Staff Reporter Across the world, they go by many names – night czars, night commissions, night-time ambassadors, night-time economy strategy managers, or night mayors. They are varied titles but function with the same ideal: that while nourishing creative and... ...read more

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Kudos for Red Rose for Gregory

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer Deneice Williams came, saw and conquered, prime time emcee Richie B stated confidently as he took to the stage right after the Grammy award winning vocalist's outstanding performance at Red Rose for Gregory, on Saturday night at the Liguanea Golf... ...read more

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Icon award presented to Freddie McGregor

By Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer Reggae icon Freddie McGregor is still basking in the honour of being the very first recipient of the ‘Black History Month meets Reggae Icon Award,' which was presented to him recently at a glitzy, red-carpet event in the city of Miramar in Florida... ...read more

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‘Birds of Prey’; A mixed bag

By Damian Levy/Gleaner Writer Birds of Prey is only an hour and 49 minutes, but in that time it establishes itself so strongly. Yet, the language of the film is a known one. The movie has the DNA of Deadpool, and Scott Pilgrim vs The World, combined into the mutated one-of-a-... ...read more

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To be or not to be? – Kartel still a favourite among young people, but shuns role model status

It has been an ongoing issue, where entertainers have been blamed for lyrical content that incites violence and lewd behaviour, especially among youngsters. And so, in the most recent controversy, incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja... ...read more

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Celebrating ‘Uncle Barry’ – Full house of family, students, contemporaries offer tribute to the late choreographer and designer

By Kimberley Small - Staff Reporter It was a full house at The Little Theatre last Thursday, as family, friends and a great part of the performing arts community gathered to bid a final farewell to teacher, choreographer and designer, Barry Moncrieffe. More widely and affectionately... ...read more

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