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Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Renee Reid, known as Rre, though not as popular as some other females in the industry, has been making steady moves in her career. These moves that have allowed her to reap some level of success, and she is acknowledged by many as...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:04 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Reggae singer Sugar Minott passed away close to eight years ago, and since then his family has been determined to secure his musical legacy. As part of their plans to build on his brand, two new albums with never-before-released music from the late...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of late reggae legend Bob Marley, has secured lawyers to represent her when she brings a case against California's Rialto Police Department.Civil-rights attorneys Jasmine Rand of Rand Law, L.L.C., and Benjamin...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A date has been set for Dream Entertainment's newest venture - Dream Weekend Cruise. Slated for March 10-15, 2019, the excitement level is almost at fever pitch. Cabins are expected to be sold off quickly when pre-sold tickets go on sale today.Dream...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Early signs of showers on Sunday evening threatened to put a damper on Jazz 'n' Cabaret in the Gardens, but the Lord held his hand, and the show went on as scheduled with no interruptions.The lawns of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston,...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2017, Dainalyn Swaby, is happy with the success of her national project. The initiative, a youth-based entrepreneurial project dubbed 'Learn. Earn. Return', has to date helped more than 40 teenagers and young adults...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Finalists from this year's Rita Marley Foundation's Public Speaking competition, and finalists from last year's essay competition, recently got the rare opportunity to have discussions with the heads of the top universities in the island.Students...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Fresh off a wildly successful tour of London, singer Romain Virgo is still on a musical high after Lovesick debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week ending April 14.Although the album fell to number four last week,...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Grammy-nominated artiste Sizzla already has his own foundation and is working on completing a museum.Sizzla told The Gleaner he has always prided himself on giving back to his people and the museum is just another means of ensuring his philanthropic...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

A family set which will see sons of the late reggae legend Bob Marley sharing the stage is being planned for Kaya Fest, slated for April 28 and 29. Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani are expected to perform together at the two-day event...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

When it comes to empowering youth, Miss Kingston and St Andrew Festival Queen, Daina Dyer, decided to shy away from the usual with her parish project.Instead of focusing on female empowerment, Dyer has decided to centre her project on grooming the...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The annual Earth Hour concert returned on Saturday night after a brief hiatus last year. And although the night belonged to Champs, the energy inside the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre was just as energetic.The vibes was right and the...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Gregory Simms now serves as the director of events management and production at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). He oversees all JCDC national, state, and commemorative activities, including National independence and emancipation...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

For those who have not yet seen Basil Dawkins' latest production, I hope you are making preparations to do so.Set in a deep rural community, Dawkins' Pressure Drop tells the tale of a couple who falls on difficult times in Kingston and has to return...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) was given two thumbs up on Sunday night for what guests dubbed a well-executed evening of excellence at their annual awards ceremony.The JaRIA awards are held annually to celebrate the contribution of...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Chronixx and up-and-coming artiste Koffee may have been Sunday night's big winners at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Awards, walking away with Song of the Year and Breakthrough Artiste of the Year, respectively. But the night...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Each year, the Bob Marley birthday celebrations (part of Reggae Month activities) are held under a theme, a theme that usually calls Jamaicans to action. This year was no different as the festivities were held under the theme 'Soul Rebel 73'. As the...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In this week's edition of Five Questions with... we feature one of Jamaica's leading music producers, Donovan Germain. Germain, who established himself as a forced to be reckoned with in music from as early as the 1970s, is still one of the most in...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Artistes are today being encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial skills as the music business is much more than just recording tracks and performing onstage.A riveting discussion surrounding the music business and entrepreneurship took place at...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Ibo Cooper said that he is longing for the day when Reggae Month will bring about the kind of buzz that could boost the country's economy in a significant way."I'm dreaming of a Reggae Month where thousands of visitors flock the island to...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Recording artiste Tarrus Riley says there must be all hands on deck if Jamaica is to successfully fight the scourge of crime and violence."It's going to take the collective effort of everyone to spark some kind of change. It's going to take all of...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

In addition to donating to Patricia House, this year's Red Rose for Gregory Concert on Valentine's Day will be used to collect donations for Walker's Place of Safety. Gregory Isaacs's widow, June, said that in light of last week's fire at the...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It's more than just the music, it's the experience. That is what, patrons revealed, keeps them coming back, as they celebrated 25 years of the annual reggae music festival at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in St Ann over the weekend.It was two days of...

Published:Monday | January 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

It was clear from the reaction of the audience when entertainers like Big Youth, King Sounds, Tony Rebel, J.C. Lodge and Marcia Griffiths hit the stage, that the crowd was there for authentic reggae music.Earlier entertainers like Chevaughn, Vershon...

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