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Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Perhaps changing times had a lot to do with the party atmosphere that blanketed the island in the days leading up to yesterday?s general election. Many of the mass meetings held across the island felt more like huge dancehall sessions, rather than...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

This year's staging of the Reggae Wednesdays concert series came to a premature end last week. Due to the impending elections, this week's final staging of the concert series has been cancelled. With that in mind, organisers of the event made sure...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:46 AMShereita Grizzle

Following the success of Damian Marley’s Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, several international media outlets have been dubbing the calendar event as the new way for Jamaica to provide a platform for its entertainers to reach their fans...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 11:04 PMShereita Grizzle

The ASHE Company's recently staged, Love Actually show, attracted an impressive turnout at the Vibes Theatre on Cargill avenue, as patrons came out to witness the talented young men and women of ASHE in their element.It was clear from the start,...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:01 AMShereita Grizzle

There was no denying York Castle High's Bobby Francis the champion title at the second annual Rita Marley Foundation Public Speaking Competition.Held recently in the multifunction room at the University of the West Indies (Mona) main library, the...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Perhaps the question of whether or not Reggae music belongs to Jamaica is exhausted, but once again, it was the topic of discussion at a recent symposium held at the Bob Marley Museum.As persons gathered recently to celebrate the birthday of the...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Although the Redemption Live concert at Sabina Park on Sunday attracted a great deal of attention, the official celebration of late reggae legend Bob Marley's 71st birthday actually got under way a day earlier at 56 Hope Road, on the singer's actual...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A small crowd gathered at the Vera Moody Concert Hall at the Edna Manley School of the Performing Arts last Thursday night for the second installation of the Reggae Open University panel discussions.The event which is part of the 2016 Reggae Month...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2016 | 12:04 AMShereita Grizzle

Although Jamaicans were eager to hear the announcement of the 2016 election date, many were more excited to be part of the dance session that unfolded on the streets of Half-Way Tree last Sunday.Let's face it! As a people with music and dance...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

UK's leading tribute act known as Legend, is getting ready to perform a show in memory of the late reggae legend, Bob Marley.The group, Legend, consists of seven musicians and singers led by Michael Anton Phillips. Their upcoming show is dedicated...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Renowned reggae group Steel Pulse has been forced to cancel several major appearances in the coming weeks as their lead singer, David Hinds, recovers from complications due to pneumonia.According to a post on the group's official Facebook page,...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The RJR Cross Country Invasion got off to a blazing start at the launch event, held at the St William Grant Park, downtown Kingston, on Friday morning.Hosts Markland 'Action' Edwards, Wesley 'Burgerman' Burger, and Yanique 'The Curvy Diva' Barrett...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

At a press conference held last week, some of Jamaica's most popular dancers/dance instructors pleaded for members of the country's creative industries to do more to protect Jamaica's dance legacy.This follows a recent incident involving New Zealand...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The ninth staging of the annual Reggae Month celebrations got under way today with a church service at the Praise City International Centre in Trench Town.The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has announced that the theme for this year's...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Renowned Jamaican artist Barrington Watson has died.Since word of his passing surfaced, many Jamaicans have been reacting to the news, lauding him as one of the main persons who lifted Jamaican art to global standards.In a statement released to the...

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

Come March 27, fans in New York will get to see Marion Hall, formerly known as Lady Saw, in action, as she performs at her first gospel concert since her baptism into the Christian faith last December.The former dancehall queen is billed as one of...

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

When it was proven that the late reggae legend, Robert Nesta Marley was not the biological father of singer Fabian Marley,, the world may have thought that the whole issue would have ended then and there. That, however, was not the case. The issue...

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

It was Jamaican-born cultural theorist Stuart Hall who suggested that one should think of culture in terms of routes and not necessarily as a return to roots. He encouraged people to fully embrace an expansive notion of culture which includes the...

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

As the beginning of Reggae Month 2016 edges closer, the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has announced that it has thrown its support behind all activities planned for the month of February.A representative of the Ministry of Tourism and...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

With the 71st birthday of the late reggae legend Bob Marley drawing closer, activities surrounding the celebration of the milestone occasion have been announced. The list of events for the week of celebrations,...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Odette Brown, daughter of the late reggae singer Jackie Brown, is disheartened at the negative comments that have been directed at her family in light of the situation surrounding funeral arrangements for her father...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It was all systems go for a day of fun, food and frolic on Boxing Day at the Lasco Family Extravaganza. However, although there were rides galore, many patrons left the event disappointed, pointing to the lack of proper organisation as the reason...

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

In light of several articles being published in The Sunday Gleaner in recent times regarding the issue of establishing a Reggae Hall of Fame in Jamaica, another industry insider has come forward to voice concern over the snail's pace at which the...

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

On Wednesday night, the multitalented Stephanie Wallace launched her 2016 artistic calendar to an intimate gathering at Cafe Delite on Haining Road in New Kingston.The singer/songwriter/model showed off the project to some specially invited guests,...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2016 | 10:16 PMShereita Grizzle, Staff Reporter

She was not among the acts billed to hit the stage at Saturday night's staging of Shaggy and Friends but Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller drew large cheers when she ran on to the huge platform on the lawns of Jamaica House. Comedians Ity...

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