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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:41 PMShereita Grizzle

Finalists from the Rita Marley Foundation (RMF) Public Speaking and Essay Competitions recently made a courtesy call on the heads of the island’s top tertiary institutions where they were encouraged to pursue their dreams and...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Several students from secondary institutions across the island were rewarded for works submitted in the recently concluded annual Earth Day Competition and Awards Ceremony hosted by the Natural History Museum of Jamaica, a division of the Institute...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

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...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

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...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

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...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:40 PMShereita Grizzle

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...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Mothers hold a special place in the Jamaican society. They are considered to be the backbone of many families and are often lauded for their strength and nurturing ways. Since time immemorial, entertainers have used music to pay tribute to mothers....

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Working mothers have the hard task of balancing their careers and raising their children. Having a full-time career and being a full-time mom is no easy feat, but over the years, women in the entertainment fraternity have managed to make it look...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Arthur 'Bunny' Robinson, of the musical duo, Bunny and Scully has died.Bunny passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies (Mona) yesterday morning. This comes approximately two months after his musical partner Scully, died at home on...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:17 PMShereita Grizzle

Just months after Noel ‘Scully’ Simms passed on, his other musical half, Arthur 'Bunny' Robinson, has died. Bunny passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies (Mona) yesterday morning. In a Gleaner interview shortly...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Festival Queen Competition will celebrate its 54th anniversary this year and for the first time in the competition's history, a visually-impaired young woman will be among the contestants.Twenty-five-year-old Samoya Jordon told The...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After more than a week of being introduced to local airwaves, Ishawna's Equal Rights song is still a hot topic. Since its release on April 25, the song has dominated discussions within the dancehall space, with everyone from selectors to fellow...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica has a rich tradition of songwriting geniuses, dating all the way back to the mento era of the early 1950s, extending to the present dancehall period. However, songwriters have often been forgotten for their contributions in the music...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Last year, Jamaica Carnival pledged to come back in full force and, for the most part, on Sunday the organisers delivered at the road march. Jamaica Carnival's Julianne Lee said "Everything went seamlessly, and to see the crowd that we were able to...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Many may remember Anita Antoinette, the Jamaica-born singer who stole the hearts of countless Jamaicans when she entered The Voice competition in 2014.It was just two seasons after Jamaica's songbird, Tessanne Chin, had won the competition, and the...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It is not uncommon for artistes to 'borrow' from their fellow entertainers and produce cover versions of someone else's hit songs. In fact, many entertainers have successfully reproduced the works of others, and many times those reworked versions...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:03 AMShereita Grizzle

In recent times, corporate Jamaica has had to come out in defence of its marketing strategies after being accused of siding with certain events as the soca vs dancehall debate intensifies.Some industry insiders have blasted corporate Jamaica,...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Tessanne Chin will make it two in a row as she has once again been selected as the special musical guest for this year's staging of the annual Jamaica Music Camp.In her role, Chin is expected to teach the camp's master class.In an interview with The...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The rivalry at this year's staging of the annual Rita Marley Foundation Essay Speaking Competition promises to be very intense as participating schools seek to break the winning streak set by William Knibb Memorial High over the last few years.Now...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Steven Golding says he has approached the Ministry of Education about finally adding Garveyism to the curriculum in schools across the island at all levels.After experimenting with students at the Hydel Group of Schools for a number of years,...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 4:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Registrations are now open for the annual Jamaica Music Camp (JMC). Set to take place from July 5-15 at the Tryall Club - Private Villa in Montego Bay, the summer camp will, this year, celebrate its fourth anniversary.Leora O'Carroll Downer, founder...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:01 AMShereita Grizzle

Xodus Carnival has announced a partnership with Campari as they gear up to hit the streets for Carnival 2017.Kamal Bankay, director of Xodus Carnival, made the announcement at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Wednesday evening.Scott Dunn, Xodus'...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Ashe Company is eyeing expansion as it gets ready to launch a new performing arts and cultural group in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).In a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Tourism, Ashe's executive director, Conroy Wilson, and its...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Nursery rhymes are memorable to young children. The lyrics of Jack and Jill or London Bridge are so embedded in the minds of countless children that no matter how old they become, they would be able to recite these rhymes, line for line. But how...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The religious musical has been nominated in eight categories including the big ones: Best Drama, Best Musical, and New Jamaican Script.Banks, although happy with the numerous nominations, told The Sunday Gleaner that it was unexpected as her goal,...

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