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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

This year will be a landmark year in carnival history in Jamaica as four major carnival events are slated to run concurrently over the next few weeks.Up from the two major events held in 2016 and one in 2015, the 2017 Carnival Calendar is shaping up...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Dr Rita Marley and the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) will be honouring master vocalist, musical arranger, producer and drummer Astley 'Grub' Cooper for his contributions to Jamaica's musical heritage.Rosemary Duncan, manager at the Rita Marley...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

"I never felt a pressure. What I do feel is a sense of responsibility to keep it Jamaican, even if people think that I don't do songs that sound Jamaican. My sense of responsibility/pride is...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 2:35 PMShereita Grizzle

It is no secret that corporate sponsorship of entertainment events has been on the decline in recent times. Party promoters have long complained about the lack of support they receive from major sponsors over the years, outlining that corporate...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Guitarist Lamont 'Monty' Savory is calling his Crime Free Christmas project a huge success.The initiative saw artistes including Christopher Martin, Tessanne Chin, Busy Signal, Agent Sasco, Tarrus Riley and Chronixx recording their own renditions of...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) is urging creative persons, especially artistes and songwriters, to become members of societies that can help them collect earnings from their work.In an interview with The Sunday...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Bob Marley Foundation, One Love Foundation, Ben and Jerry's, and Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE) are asking schools across the island to apply to participate in their annual One Love Youth Camp set to take place early next year.Now in its...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Branding is one of the most important tools for advancing one's career in the creative world and, over the last few years, several local acts have come to understand just how powerful a marketing tool branding is.Despite many entertainers embracing...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

He is recognised all over the world as the world's fastest man. Many see his success and the posh life that comes with it, but don't truly understand the depths of his sacrifice and the many obstacles he has had to overcome to get to where he is...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It was a night of epic proportions on Saturday as Sugabuzz hosted its annual event, 'A Taste of Art', which featured music, art and sweet treats. On a night when the rains delayed the start of the event, guests were more than happy to be present at...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Starting today, live music will take over the city as the annual staging of RJR's Kingston Music Week gets underway.For a third straight year, the island's capital will open up to visitors and locals alike for one week of musical entertainment,...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Crime Free Christmas initiative, set to kick-start later today, has received a huge boost as several corporate entities have thrown their support behind the cause.Pledging to join hands with over a dozen Jamaican artistes and musicians,...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Legendary reggae band Third World is putting the final touches on Third World and Family Under the Stars, a benefit concert they have dubbed 'the event of the season'.Set for Hope Zoo on December 2, the event is already shaping up to be abig one."It...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Best Care Foundation is gearing up to host its annual Come Mek Wi Laaf family-friendly comedy on Sunday, December 4.Scheduled for the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College, the show is expected to serve up its usual dose of laughter with...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2016 | 12:25 AMShereita Grizzle

Music lovers got a treat over the weekend as the Mico University College Alumni Association held their evening of musical excellence at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston.The concert which was held in aid of outfitting two SMART classrooms on...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Guitarist Lamont 'Monty' Savory is hoping for a Crime-Free Christmas and has already started putting plans in place to ensure that fellow Jamaicans share in that dream.The crime situation currently grappling the island has weighed heavily on Savory'...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The home of the late reggae legend Bob Marley will come alive on December 3 with a huge musical celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of the historic Smile Jamaica Concert.The concert is part of the Bob Marley Museum's plans to honour the...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Based on the success of Pan 2016, hosted by CB Foods last Sunday, it seems the annual competition may have found a permanent home at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, according to brand manager of CB Foods Alicia Bogues.In an interview with The...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Sound systems have played an integral role in the development of the Jamaican culture since the 1950s. However, in recent times, there has been an outcry among industry insiders who say the sound system culture that the world has become accustomed...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Korean reggae duo Skull and HaHa, believes that their recent collaborations with some of the biggest names in reggae music has led their career into overdrive.In a recent interview with The Sunday Gleaner, the pair revealed that they recently did...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Queen Ifrica and Hezron are two of the acts set to perform at the 'Entertainers Against Crime and Violence' concert expected to take place in St James on December 4.Both artistes, who hail from the parish, told The Sunday Gleaner, that when they...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It's all systems go for the Institute of Jamaica's (IOJ) annual Heritage Fest.Set to take place this Friday at the IOJ's head office on East Street in downtown Kingston, the cultural celebration, now in its third year, is expected to bring some new...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) has announced that there will be no Musgrave Medal Awards ceremony this year. The new date for the ceremony is May 2017. In an interview with The Gleaner, Jossette Ricketts-Blake, public relations officer at the IOJ,...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Approximately four months ago, renowned drummer Junior 'Bird' Baillie suffered a heart attack which nearly killed him. Bird was unconscious when he was taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies, as his heart had stopped beating. Though the...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:28 AMShereita Grizzle

It was a star-studded affair on Wednesday night as scores of specially invited guests turned up at Pulse’s home on Trafalgar Road in New Kingston for the VIP launch of the Peter Tosh Museum. Among the guests were Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

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