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Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:03 AMShereita Grizzle

Family members of the late reggae singer, Peter Tosh, are seeking the public's help in raising funds for the singer's youngest son, Jawara McIntosh.In 2013, McIntosh was caught by New Jersey police with 65 and a half pounds of marijuana in the trunk...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Utilising popular music on political campaigns is nothing new and as the country gears up to host yet another general election, questions on the use of reggae and dancehall music on the political platform have once again been thrust into the...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On Sunday, scores of patrons turned up at the Little Theatre to watch Dr Mary Banks' gospel play, Amazing Grace. By the night's end, they were treated to much more than a dramatic production.Of course, there were song, dance and drama, but what...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After suffering a few setbacks on its journey to the silver screen, Jamaican Mafia will premiere on local soil on November 27.Co-producer of the film, Orville Matherson, told The Gleaner the film will have its local premiere because of a decision to...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle

Now that light has been shed on the roots of electronic dance music (EDM) by Billboard.com, there is urgency within the music fraternity to put the Brand Jamaica seal on EDM. Before the Billboard revelation, many Jamaicans believed that EDM was...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today, a new gospel theatre production from Bible Teachers International opens its Kingston run before being staged in other parts of the island. After finishing an impressive run in severaltheatres across the United States, Amazing Grace is gearing...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

She is described by many as Jamaica's best-kept secret in reggae, and on Saturday night, she proved why.Although there are still many Jamaicans relatively unaware of who she is as an entertainer, her catalogue of work is just as extensive and...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Many consider him to be the greatest reggae singer of all time, and on December 10, a handwritten song from him could rake in £10,000 at a London auction.The handwritten lyrics to the song Keep On Moving, from reggae legend Bob Marley, are to be put...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 11:08 PMShereita Grizzle

Just like they did in 2010, The Ardenne High School took home the prestigious Marcus Garvey Awards for Excellence in the Performing Arts. The Kingston-based school copped the top honour ahead of six other nominees for 2015 and was presented with...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Last Monday, Quiet Jamaica launched the concept of 'silent disco' in Jamaica at the newly opened nightclub 100. The phenomenon, also known as quiet clubbing, is a growing trend worldwide that requires party promoters to trade in the traditional...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Marley family matriarch, Rita Marley, was recently conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI).The presentation was made during UWI's graduation ceremony on Sunday. The widow of the late reggae...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae legend Bob Marley is again making headlines after he was listed among Forbes' richest dead celebrities yet again.The iconic reggae singer moved up one place from last year to take fourth place on the list of highest-earning dead celebrities....

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Getting that big break in the local art industry has always been hard for aspiring artists, and even in an era where technology has made it easier for people to communicate and showcase their talent via social media. Artists are still finding it...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Civil rights activist Harry Belafonte made headlines last weekend following discussions he had with American R...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley is the latest top artiste to sign on as co-owner of Jay Z's music-streaming service, Tidal. The announcement was made at the Tidalx1020 concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday.According to Forbes.com...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Fun, food and wholesome family entertainment were the order of the day at the inaugural staging of the Kingston Jerk and Gospel Music Festival.Scores of patrons flocked the lawns of the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Monday for a day of...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On Tuesday night, Jamaica-born author Marlon James created literary history by becoming the first Jamaican to cop the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, which examines the 1976 assassination attempt on the...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 3:43 PMShereita Grizzle

Chronixx in acoustic setting on his birthday could only mean one thing - an amazing show. And that's exactly what patrons got last Friday night. Held at the Skylines Levels in the hills overlooking Kingston, scores of guests were treated to a...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:04 AMShereita Grizzle

In December 2014, she said she was leaving theatre for good but after only a few months away from the spotlight, actress Andrea 'Delcita' Wright, announced her comeback to the stage. Her quick return left many pondering the reason for the comeback...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Slavery was officially abolished in Jamaica on August 1, 1834, but the effects of the system have lasted and still affect today's generation, this, according to dancehall duo Twin of Twins. The duo comprising brothers Patrick and Paul Gaynor...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

He has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years. Many may know him from his role in Lethal Weapon as Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh, but actor, film producer, humanitarian and reparations advocate Danny...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following an incident which took place at the Bob Marley Museum on Wednesday involving reggae icon Bunny Wailer and a security guard at the facility the singer is demanding a public apology from the museum's administration.This follows a statement...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica's favourite comedic duo, Ity and Fancy Cat will make their return to television tonight as the eighth season of the highly anticipated Ity and Fancy Cat Show makes its debut. Not only will tonight's show signal the premiere of another season...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

He may be known by many Jamaicans for one of his more popular songs, Cottage in Negril, but the catalogue of late reggae singer, Tyrone Taylor, is larger and more impressive than many realise.I had the pleasure of listening to a few of his songs...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

She sang her heart out every week, and on Sunday, biology teacher Jody-Kay James walked away with the 2015 Digicel Rising Stars title in an epic battle of the Kays. James grew into maturity as a performer from...

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