JAMAICA GLEANER - ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Electric performances at UWI Panoridim

    High energy and a variety of musical genres helped to mark the 40th anniversary of the University of the West Indies' UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra.The fourth of six shows scheduled for the weekend, was held on Saturday. Titled 'Panfest 2017, The...
  2. Verlando Small playing up a storm - Describes work with Jermaine Edwards as pure magic

    It's been four years since saxophonist Verlando Small won the Digicel Rising Stars contest. Since then, he has maintained a hectic schedule, playing at corporate functions and backing high-profile artistes.Being a musician, recording is important...
  3. Idomeneo encores this Sunday at Palace Cineplex

    Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of the King of Crete when Mozart's 'Idomeneo' encores this Sunday at Palace Cineplex, starting 11:30 a.m.Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts this Met Opera, leading a remarkable ensemble cast...
  4. The Boss Baby | An epic battle between puppies and babies

    A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator - a wildly imaginative seven-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a...
  5. Ghost in the Shell | Life stolen

    In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the...
  6. Church on the Rock leans on '70XSeven' - Film proceeds to Ocho Rios building

    Several Jamaican gospel artistes, including Lubert Levy, URIM 7 and NexChange, have made their acting debut in the film 70xSeven. It premieres on Friday, March 31, at Moxons Beach Club in Stewart Town,St Mary.The film will be shown at Church on the...
  7. Free Yello listing for creative businesses

    There will be a major change on the cover when the next print edition of Jamaican business telephone numbers is published in October 2017. A 'w' will be missing, as the former Yellow Pages has been recently officially rebranded as Yello across its...
  8. Cinemas have best ever March haul

    LOS ANGELES (AP)Despite some flops the March 2017 box office, which crossed US$1 billion last weekend, has become the biggest March of all time. Not all reboots are created equal.It was a weekend of remakes, Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast...
  9. Teen dies four days after Beyonce conversation - Friends made connection for cancer-stricken pal

    A teenage Beyonce fan has died just four days after she spoke to her idol on FaceTime.The 35 year-old singer surprised Ebony Banks, who has been battling with a rare form of cancer, with a video call last Wednesday. Shortly after fulfilling her...
  10. Legend marks Paris Disneyland's 25th

    John Legend performed Beauty and the Beast at Disneyland Paris on Sunday to mark the theme park's 25th anniversary.The 38 year-old singer/songwriter performed the track, which was originally recorded by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for the original...
  11. Symphony Orchestra, Mass Choir for Groovin' 2017

    In the early '60s, long before there was reggae, a haunting, captivating and blissfully bouncy beat called rocksteady captured the imagination of music lovers on the island of Jamaica. This beat was an offspring of ska, and it first emerged from the...
  12. An adrenaline-pumping experience at MoBay Carnival blowout

    It was an adrenaline-pumping experience at the Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Jamaica Carnival MoBay Blowout at Pier 1 in the tourist capital on Saturday night.Soca rockers from across western Jamaica and international guests came out in droves...
  13. 'Power Rangers': An amalgam of films done better

    When the five teenagers we've come to know and love finally don their armour, the evil Rita Repulsa remarks how cute it is that they finally have their super suits and dinosaur robots. She says this with an irony that is present all throughout the...
  14. Yello says hello to Ja through arts

    A week ago, Yello, the rebranded and revamped Yellow Pages telephone directory, was officially presented to the public at the Constant Spring Golf Club in St Andrew. The function was short on official speeches, with addresses by company executives,...
  15. Story of the Song | Africa seen in different lyrical ways

    There is no shortage of songs about Africa in Jamaican popular music. There are different approaches, chief among them Africa as the motherland, with Peter Tosh singing in the title track of his 1983 album, "They took me away from you Mama/Long...
  16. Poet advises artistes to step up lyrical game

    Jamaican poet-author Everard 'Esquire' Smith recently released his book of poems titled Birth. The poet, who has been on a robust promotional campaign in the corporate area, recently revealed to The Sunday Gleaner that his poetry is influenced by his...
  17. The Music Diaries | Major players boost rock 'n' roll genre

    As we reflect on the heroics of the late great Rock 'n' Roll pioneer, Chuck Berry, who passed away on March 18, we recall the many other Rock 'n' Roll stars who have contributed to making the genre the most influential music form in the history of...
  18. Karen Smith optimistic, excited, about new album

    Veteran producer, Willie Lindo combined Karen Smith's personality and her vocal styling and the result, he said, inspired Rush, the title to the songstress' new album.Launched officially three weeks ago at the St Hugh's High School's 'Swansation' in...
  19. Queen Ifrica's 'Climb' drops six places

    Having debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, Queen Ifrica's Climb had already lived up to its name, and the only question was how long it could sustain the lofty position.That question has been answered on the listing for the...
  20. 'Dread & Terrible' at number 18

    Chronixx is currently on tour in the USA and has added an Adidas clothing (including sneakers) deal to his range of interests. And his Dread...