Rain doesn’t stop army band - 90th anniversary calendar continues at Hope Gardens

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

Lounging on the grassy mounds or sitting on chairs they had carried, some 400 people (according to one official) enjoyed Sunday afternoon’s concert by the Jamaica Military Band (JMB). Held at the Shell Bandstand, Hope Gardens, it was one of many in…

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Home’s where Tosh Alexander’s music is - Singer finds footing in Ja after US start

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

Tosh Alexander used to get annoyed when questioned why she isn’t more established. “I used to feel so offended by that question and I’m so happy I get asked it now, because I’ve come into a space where I just believe that nothing happens before its…

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Dancehall halo over Forde’s night angels

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

Janelle ‘Jin’ Forde, a young Barbadian/Trinidadian designer, won over the hearts of those keeping a keen eye on the costumes at the Xodus Carnival band launch last Saturday. While the main sections of the band’s League of Angels its overall theme…

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The Met Opera encore: ‘The Exterminating Angel’

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

The Exterminating Angel surrounds a group of high-class individuals at a dinner party gone awry. As a party of aristocratic dinner guests arrive at the home of Edmundo and Lucia de Nobile, the household staff hurry to leave, offering meager excuses…

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‘Chronology’, ‘Stony Hill’ move in different directions

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

On the Billboard Reggae Chart for the week ending December 2, 2017, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley’s Stony Hill and Chronixx’s Chronology have both moved a place from their position last week. The latter is now in the number eight spot, inching up from…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

Mildred Hayes is opening everyone’s eyes to several marginalised social issues in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This sensational drama tells the story of a mother who is relentless in the pursuit of her daughter’s murderer.After months…

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Daddy’s Home 2: More dads, more problems

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

Having finally got used to each other’s existence, stepfather Brad (Golden Globe nominee Will Ferrell) and biological father Dusty (Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg) must work together to keep the children happy. Things are finally going well at…

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Douglas Bennett remembered for creativity, generosity

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

Acknowledged as one of the giants of Jamaican theatre, Scottish-born Douglas Bennett (July 23, 1919 - October 30, 2017), was remembered by family and friends in a thanksgiving service at the University Chapel, Mona, last Friday. Not surprisingly,…

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You can’t blend in when you are born to stand out

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

He is 10 years old, has endured 27 surgical operations, his left eye tugs downward, his ears are bulbs of flesh, and his face is framed by a pinkish ring of scar tissue, but he is more than just a kid with facial disfigurements. He is a brainy, good…

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Creative writing workshops cover five areas - Entries open to JCDC competition

Gleaner on November 21st, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, will host five intensive and engaging creative writing workshops.The workshop series will run from today to Tuesday, December…

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