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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

If the launch was anything to go by, the 2016 staging of the annual Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) will be massive.Held at the Atrium, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, the official launch pulled a...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica's music industry has evolved over the years according to industry insiders, a change they say is welcoming, as today's batch of artistes are recognising that the industry involves more than just putting out hit songs; it requires key players...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A sense of peace blanketed the east lawns of Devon House as the soothing sounds of jazz filled the atmosphere at the recent annual International Jazz Day Concert.Organised by the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts , the concert was...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican poet and author Olive Senior created history over the weekend when she became the first Jamaican and only the second female author to win the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature since its inception in 2011.The announcement was made at...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It was an evening of excellent entertainment as St Luke's Anglican Church hosted their third annual Reggae, Jazz and Blues Go Gospel Concert on Sunday.The organisers said they expected a large turnout as the concert has enjoyed tremendous growth...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae music was birthed in the trenches of Kingston, Jamaica, but today it has evolved into a universal language, a world music, loved and respected across the globe. The music has become such a powerful tool that it has transcended geographical...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica Music Camp is in its third year and, as is customary, 10 days of fun-filled musical activities awaits children who will be participating in the 2016 edition.Set for The Tryall Club near Montego Bay from July 6-16, this year's summer camp is...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

"Damian Marley was doing this record with myself and a few other people for another project that we did. We were in the studio chatting away and I played him the record, Love Me, which is the first track on the album and he was like, 'Joss you gotta...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC), in association with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is putting the final touches on plans for the 2016 celebrations of International Jazz...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Perhaps when dancehall artiste Alkaline was coming up with a title for his debut album and decided to settle with New Level Unlocked he was foretelling the success the compilation would bring him. The artiste made headlines both locally and...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 12:03 AMShereita Grizzle

St Luke's Anglican Church in Cross Roads, St Andrew, is getting ready to execute the third staging of its annual concert titled Jazz and Blues Go Gospel Act III.Set to be bigger andbetter this year, the concert scheduled to take place on Sunday,...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd's Studio One label had a huge impact on Jamaica's musical heritage, and come May 27, some of the music that the label put out in its glory days will be re-released as part of a deal with the late Dodd's daughter, Carol....

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There was more laughter than tears at yesterday afternoon's thanksgiving service for Martin Norman Riley, more popularly known as Jimmy Riley.As members of his family and extended family from the music fraternity reflected on the singer's life, they...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today is Carnival Sunday, and as revellers get ready to hit the road for the final round of feting, The Sunday Gleaner has put together a list of helpful tips to get you prepared for the streets later.1. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes. You...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The police are advising members of the public that there will be several road closures across the Corporate Area to facilitate the annual Bacchanal Jamaica Carnival Road March, as well as the Jamaica Carnival Road March, today.Several major...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On Tuesday night at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston, Jamaica Carnival was relaunched after a seven-year hiatus. With the message of returning with a bang hot on the lips of organisers, those in attendance couldn't help but feel that the event...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 11:04 PMShereita Grizzle

Author Marlon James was recently presented with the Silver Musgrave award in a special ceremony at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ).James, who made history earlier this year when he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his thrilling novel...

Published:Wednesday | March 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae artiste Ziggy Marley and his wife, Orly Marley, have welcomed another addition to the family.The son of the late reggae legend, became a father for the fourth time on March 14, when his wife gave birth to their third son.The newborn...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:04 AMShereita Grizzle

The highly anticipated biopic on national hero Marcus Garvey, is expected to premiere in 2017 and when the film hits theatres, Jamaicans will be glad to know that one of their own will be playing the lead role. Jamaican-born model turned actor,...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The music fraternity is mourning the loss of yet another of their number after news emerged yesterday that reggae singer Jimmy Riley had died. Reports are that Riley passed away in Florida on Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer.He was 68...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Slinger Francisco, more popularly known as the Might Sparrow, was over the weekend presented with a 2 million dollar check by Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly.According to local...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It was the final night of the ISSA Boys and Girls Track and Field Championships on Saturday, but that did not stop patrons from turning up in their numbers at the annual Earth Hour Concert, held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.The event...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 12:20 AMShereita Grizzle

The national anthems of both Jamaica and the United States of America signalled the start of the 24th Blues on the Green concert, hosted by the United States Embassy at Emancipation Park, New Kingston, on Friday. It was expected to pull a large...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Over the years, many music industry insiders have called for the establishment of an organisation that would focus on the advancement of the country's music, especially reggae. In 2010, when the Reggae Embassy became operational, those calls were...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican-born actress/writer/producer and director Sardia Robinson says it's all systems go for tonight's premiere of her play, From Yardie to Yankee, at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.The actress, whose inspirations...

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