JAMAICA GLEANER - ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Garvey musical more than tunes - Holgate aims for widest exposure possible

    Michael Holgate's Garvey: The Musical will soon come to a close - again. The curtains come down on a three-weekend run next week.The musical, which was first staged in October last year, made its return to the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative...
  2. Covenant wins box office space race

    LOS ANGELES (AP):Alien: Covenant edged out Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 in a weekend space battle at the box office.Ridley Scott's latest Alien exploit opened with US$36m ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Guardians was close...
  3. ‘Best Of DiMario McDowell And Friends' All Set For Tonight At JC Auditorium

      Having gained a massive ground swell with the staging of 30 editions of ‘Thursday Night Live’ shows, featuring 30 special guests over 30 weeks, DiMario McDowell in association with 2A Seafood and Grill will be hosting the ‘...
  4. Roots, rock, reggae, revival in Negril

    The Reggae Revival Concert and Beach Party was the highlight event of the one-week Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival, which ends tomorrow. As the name suggests, the concert was heralded by some of Jamaica's contemporary reggae artistes affiliated with the...
  5. Propella film finalists named

    The Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA), in partnership with Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the CHASE Fund, has announced the finalists in the 2017 installation of the annual JAFTA Propella film initiative.The five finalists...
  6. Sevana shows int'l experience, maturity

    At the Reggae Revival Concert and Beach Party, which took place at The Boardwalk Village, Negril, on Saturday night, Sevana delivered a seasoned performance. The young singer recently concluded her first international tour, opening for Protoje and...
  7. Covenant a worthy Alien offspring

    When 1979's Alien was first released, the world was introduced to one of the most iconic monsters in cinema history. Now, 38 years later, that same monster is being reintroduced to audiences with Alien: Covenant.Set 10 years after the last...
  8. Students put science on 'riddim'

    It's Monday afternoon at Jamaica College (JC) and the integrated science lab is buzzing with life, despite a downpour outside.It's not class as usual at JC, one of 12 high schools participating in the JN Foundation's Science Genius Jamaica project....
  9. Fun in the rain at Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest

    Crew Love, the six hour afternoon jam session orchestrated by the Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival team was impeded, but not completely interrupted by inclement weather. At about 3 p.m., approximately halfway through the festivities, the rain came,...
  10. Groovin' Restart To Busy's US Dates - Secures US work permit, booked for NY show in June

    Five years after he was extradited to the USA from Jamaica on a charge of absconding bail, entertainer Busy Signal is now heading to New York City in June, where he plans to deliver a blistering performance to thousands of reggae fans who have had...
  11. Taking matters into their own hands - Dancers making moves for themselves

    After years of lamenting on the lack of government support and even support from entertainers in the music industry, it seems local dancers are finally taking steps to ensure they profit from a craft that has benefited everyone except them as...
  12. Story of the Song | Rain brings Kaya feeling

    With rain on just about everyone's mind, when it does not end up in floods, it captures the artistic imagination in especially amorous ways. There are many images - lovers walking in the wet, oblivious to or even relishing the rain drops. A couple...
  13. 'Poetry ... my friend, comforter' - Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison excited to take on new role

    Fittingly, since poetry is a blend of the two, words and music imbued the ceremony at King's House on Wednesday when Lorna Goodison, "a superlative poet with a high international reputation", was invested as Jamaica's second nationally appointed...
  14. The Music Diaries | Lone female Wailer played integral role in original group - Beverley Kelso remembers being a confidante

    One of the most commonly accepted inaccuracies floating around these days in music circles is that Bunny Wailer is the only surviving member of the legendary Wailers singing group. Beverley Kelso, one of the surviving symbols and cornerstone of the...
  15. EDX now an export product - Festival to be staged both in USVI and Jamaica

    Building on the momentum of last year's hugely successful, inaugural staging of EDX in Ocho Rios, St Ann, the investors have committed to packaging Jamaica's electronic music festival into an attractive and highly competitive export product.The 2017...
  16. Enjoyment right up to 2 a.m.

    I was impressed by the discipline that was displayed at the second Jack Ruby Festival, which was held on James Avenue, Ocho Rios, St Ann, last Friday. Before the event (to celebrate the life and work of Lawrence 'Jack Ruby' Lindo, who operated the...
  17. Chart Watch iTunes | New album breaks top five monotony

    The top five of the iTunes Reggae Albums Chart tends to be so monotonous that a change is a relief. For better or for worse, that change in the order is almost always below the top two, where Bob Marley and the Wailers' Legend (Remastered) and...
  18. Arthur 'Bunny' Robinson transcended musical boundaries

    Arthur 'Bunny' Robinson, one half of the duo of Skully and Bunny, transcended musical boundaries when he recorded in duet with his partner the first song in Jamaica's popular music during the post-mento period. It has to be taken seriously because...
  19. OMI's debut album certified Gold by RIAA

    Me 4 U, the debut album from reggae singer OMI, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This means that the artiste's compilation has sold more than 500,000 units. OMI took to his social media pages a...
  20. Frankie Paul dies after kidney ailment

    Veteran reggae/dancehall artiste, Frankie Paul, died earlier this morning. The Gleaner, reported on Monday that the singer, whose popular original recordings include Kushumpeng, Alicia, Worries in The Dance and Big and Ready with rapper Heavy D and...