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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Although there will be three Carnival bands participating in Carnival Jamaica this year, for many years, Bacchanal Jamaica was the island's only band and the only source of feting for soca lovers.According to Bacchanal Jamaica director, Charmaine...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Renowned sculptor and ceramic artist, Gene Pearson, may be dead, but his legacy lives on.As the country comes to grips with the loss of one of the greatest artists to come out of Jamaica, some of those who have crossed paths with the late Pearson,...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

His career in acting may have come about purely by chance, but after performing with the National Dance Theatre Company as a singer for more than two decades, it's safe to say that Earle Brown is a lover of the performing arts.In an interview with...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaicans continue to makeinternational connections that lead to big projects, the most recent involving work from late rapper, Tupac Shakur.Before he died, Tupac recorded a track for his brother Mopreme Shakur, and that song is slated for release...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Dub poet, musician, educator, cultural historian, and radio personality, Mutabaruka has been singled out for international recognition at the upcoming Black Royalty African Heritage Expo, in the United States. Muta will be awarded a 'Lifetime...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Stephen Marley's Fruit of Life Productions has announced its renewed partnership with OneRise Entertainment to produce the second annual Kaya Fest.The two-day festival will be making its first appearance in southern California at NOS Events Centre...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Vintage -music lovers are in for a treat as the line-up for the final Original Startime stage show boasts some of Jamaica's most popular music veterans.The curtains are set to come down on one of Jamaica's longest-running live shows on Saturday, May...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today marks the 60th staging of the annual Grammy Awards and the 33rd year since the reggae category was included.The first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album went to Black Uhuru for their album, Anthem, in 1985. Back then, the category was called...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The art of storytelling is missing from the music. That was the sentiment shared by veteran entertainer Professor Nuts, as he encouraged young entertainers to make music for the long haul.In an interview with The Sunday Gleaner, the Inna Di Bus...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle

May 5, 2018, that’s the date for the final staging of vintage stage show, The Original Startime, formerly known as Heineken Startime. The event dubbed, The Original Startime: Final Chapter, is scheduled to be held at Mas Camp and will be the...

Published:Monday | January 1, 2018 | 12:02 AMShereita Grizzle

After a successful career producing movies, Orville Matherson is looking to expand his reach in the entertainment industry by venturing into music.In a recent interview...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

When Easter, Independence and summer roll around each year, some entertainers grab the opportunity to pen lyrics that match that particular time. Barrington Levy's I Saw Mommy Kiss A Dreadlocks (1981), Jacob Miller's Natty Christmas (released in (...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

She got her footing in artiste management with the 2015 Magnum King of Dancehall Devin Di Dakta. Shelly-Ann Curran was no stranger to the music industry and her expertise was proven when she helped Devin Di Dakta transition from a talent competition...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:01 AMShereita Grizzle

Kingston's Mayor Delroy Williams said his team this year took a strategic move to hold the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony later than usual. This year's ceremony is set to take place tomorrow at the St William Grant Park in downtown,...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Festival Song Competition is set to return with a bang next summer.Orville Hill, interim executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC), told The Gleaner that the competition has always aimed to attract quality talent...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Despite his many demons, Adidjah Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel, has selling power. In a 2011 New York Times article, Kartel's marketability was compared to Lady Gaga's, Madonna's, and Jay Z's.In 2010, the deejay released two songs...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Organisers of the Wickie Wackie Music Festival, which was scheduled for last Saturday but postponed due to persistent showers, are putting measures in place to ensure that, rain or shine, it takes place tomorrow.Demar Gayle of Raging Fyah told The...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

"A long time me a ol gyallis Me an de gyal neva yet inna malice""So de faada so de son Mi puppa was a gyallis Same way me come"- Leonard 'Merciless' Bartley, 1990sA just mi good ole wife, a just mi good ole wife She alone mi coming home to every night A...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Knox College emerged the winner of this year's All Together Sing (ATS) competition.It was a hard-fought battle among the three finalists - Knox, Godfrey Stewart High, and Bellefield High - but when the curtains closed on the competition on Sunday...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It's about more than just getting dolled up and heading out to see your favourite entertainers in action. It's about more than just the food.It's about saving lives. And just in case anyone forgot the true purpose of the Shaggy and Friends concert,...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

If anyone doubted the massive appeal of Grammy-nominated artiste Chronixx, then those doubts were quickly put to rest on Friday night as the Kingston leg of his Caribbean tour for his album, Chronology, got under way at Mas Camp.The gates to the...

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

lack of sponsorship has been a cry that has been echoed throughout the entertainment fraternity in recent times. Event promoters have been calling out corporate companies on their lack of support for entertainment events, lamenting that rather than...

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

Starting today, music will be celebrated across the Corporate area, as the annual staging of the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group's Kingston Music Week (KMW) gets under way.The island's capital will open up to visitors and locals alike for one week...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle

The Best Care Foundation, an organisation which provides a special place for children who are mentally and physically challenged, is this year hoping to increase the funds generated from their annual comedy show by hosting not one, but two shows.The...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Mark McDermoth, Miss Universe Jamaica 2017 franchise holder, has pledged that organisers of the local competition will continue to encourage women who deviate from the stereotypical pageant representation of beauty. Allure Magazine, Essence Magazine...

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