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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 9:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Restaurants, bars and lounges are beginning to offer more than just a spot to have dinner and drinks. However, over the past few months, these 'chill spots' have begun to breathe new life into the live entertainment scene by offering a midweek...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 9:06 AMShereita Grizzle

Popular Jamaica actor Paul Campbell is today counting his blessings following a heart attack earlier this month.The incident happened while the actor was at his Florida residence, just a week before the passage of Hurricane Irma.Campbell, in an...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 9:06 AMShereita Grizzle

Dr Rita Marley is now part of the alumni from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, one of the premier tertiary institutes in Africa.Fort Hare is also the alma mater of global giants Olivia Tambo, Govan Mbeki and Zimbabwean President Robert...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A benefit concert has been planned for reggae singer and percussionist Denver 'Feluke' Smith. The event, dubbed 'The Healing - a Denver Smith's Charity', is set for this Sunday and is being held to assist in offsetting the cost of the entertainer's...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 9:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Several up and coming artistes enter the music industry with one goal in mind - to make money. However industry insiders, particularly established artistes, have long warned newcomers that it takes time to build a successful career in music.This is...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 9:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following its International Film Business workshop series, The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be starting a month of activities to promote Jamaica's film industry by leading a Jamaican delegation to the Toronto International Film...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 9:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Fresh off a European tour, reggae and rocksteady group, the Heptones, are calling on key players in the entertainment industry, to strike a balance when it comes to airplay and stage shows for vintage artistes.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner, in a...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 9:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A tribute concert to commemorate the birthday of cultural icon Louise Bennett has been planned.The event, dubbed 'Tenky Miss Lou', will be held at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Thursday.Reggae singer...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 8:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Movements Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, is still on a high, having celebrated a milestone anniversary last year.Under the theme 'More than Conquerors', the group marked 35 years in the business of dance last September and are looking to continue...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 8:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Several sports bars across the Corporate Area have seized the opportunity to capitalise on the potential earnings the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor clash tomorrow night.Jodi-Ann Barnes, restaurant manager at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records,...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 8:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Veteran reggae singer Ras Denroy Morgan, received the keys to the city of Brooklyn for his contribution to art and culture.Morgan, father of the Grammy Award winning reggae group, Morgan Heritage, was bestowed the honour at the Afro-Caribbean Flavor...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:00 AMShereita Grizzle

'We want to make a change'. That's the general consensus among the entertainers and popular personalities who have been chosen as ambassadors for the Save a Child, Change a Nation initiative.The plan, which falls under the Ministry of National...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition began in 1963, a year after the country gained its Independence. The competition began as the Miss Jamaica Beauty Contest, but the need to put more emphasis on cultural awareness prompted a shift in 1975....

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 8:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Patrick Roberts, the councillor for the Molynes Gardens Division in which a community-based recording studio will be located, has hailed the decision by Fathers United for Change to embark on the project."The way the society is going, the only...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 8:03 AMShereita Grizzle

Paris-based World Citizen Artists (WCA) has made a global call for entries to its 2017/2018 'Compete for Peace, not War' initiative.Come September 1, artistes and musicians from around the world, will be invited to submit a piece of work to the WCA...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 8:00 AMShereita Grizzle

This year's Gospel Song competition winner, Shaughna Lee Steele, is pondering her next big move.Now that she has won a competition she has looked forward to winning since she was a child, Steele says she now hopes to complete her Masters of...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 8:46 PMShereita Grizzle

Steele came out the victor in a fierce display of talent which saw the top 10 contenders in this year’s competition going head to head at the National Arena on Sunday night. Her song, Arise Mighty Warrior, which serves as a call to...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 7:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Carla Marie Williams, British songwriter and singer, who has worked with the likes of BeyoncÈ, Britney Spears and Mariah Carey, was recently in Jamaica scouting for talent and hoping to expand her 'Girls I Rate' initiative.The latter is a campaign...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae artiste Romain Virgo will be among the headline acts for the Jamaica 55 Independence Festival Village opening show, Standing Ovation, on Saturday.Singer Karen Smith, One Third, Fab 5, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica, Company Dance...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:26 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae Sumfest's Joe Bogdanovich has received the keys to the city of Montego Bay for his contribution to the development of the city through the annual Reggae festival. The presentation was made by the Mayor of Montego Bay, his Excellency...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:08 AMShereita Grizzle

With the 25th staging of the annual reggae Sumfest festival coming to a close, organisers of the event are particularly pleased that they have had an incident free event. With controversial artistes like Tommy Lee Sparta, Alkaline and Mavado...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae Sumfest is usually a huge tourist pull factor for the country. Each year, visitors flood the island to soak up the best of dancehall and reggae music, booking their vacations with the annual festival in mind.This year, however, many of the...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Ashe Performing Arts Company is putting the final touches on its summer production, Rumpelstiltskin: The Musical.The remake of the popular fairy tale will be brought to life by the children of the ASHE summer school programme and will see the...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On a night when tempers flared and lyrical bullets hurtled across the venue, popular selector Tony Matterhorn battled his way through all the drama from the Reggae Sumfest Heavyweight sound clash to emerge the winner of the inaugural competition.The...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMShereita Grizzle

With strict rules being imposed on participants in the inaugural staging of the Sumfest Heavyweight Sound Clash, patrons with whom The Gleaner spoke expressed displeasure at what may described as a 'watered down' clash.While admitting that certain...

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