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Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) is preparing to host a community concert at the St Joseph's Teachers' College, near Cross Roads, St Andrew. Titled Musical Enlightenment, the event, set for December 3, is expected to feature...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:52 AMShereita Grizzle

Convicted of murder last Monday, Ninja Man became the latest dancehall entertainer to be found guilty of a major crime. His demise follows Vybz Kartel’s 2014 conviction for murder and Buju Banton’s 2011 conviction on cocaine distribution and conspiracy charges...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Tosh Alexander used to get annoyed when questioned why she isn't more established. "I used to feel so offended by that question and I'm so happy I get asked it now, because I've come into a space where I just believe that nothing happens before its...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Although largely marketed as a reggae cruise, the recently concluded 2017 Welcome to Jamrock event was given the stamp of approval by many on board the Independence of the Seas for including several dancehall artistes on the line- up. Commending the...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It was all about the vibe. That's the consensus among guests on board the 2017 Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise which journeyed into Jamaican waters on Wednesday having departed Fort Lauderdale, United States on Monday, for its fourth annual voyage....

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Having pledged to work closely with young people, the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) has expanded its reach from literacy to agriculture.After carrying out successful annual stagings of both the RMF Essay and Speech Competitions, the foundation...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Stronger; that is what the islandwide Culture clubs programme will be following the merger of three agencies under the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. The...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After not performing in Jamaica for more than a year, there was undoubtedly a hunger for Tanya Stephens' music, and fans who braved the inclement weather to attend her performance at the Macau Gaming Lounge on Thursday night left satisfied as she...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

With the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) set to celebrate 55 years come 2018, the organisation has decided to open next year's festival season with islandwide development workshops.With a mandate to unearth, develop, promote and...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As the organisers of Rebel Salute get ready to celebrate their 25th anniversary, conceptualiser of the annual event, Tony Rebel, says he wants patrons to walk away from the next staging having experienced more than just a stage show."...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following huge collaborations last year with the likes of Stephen Marley and Sizzla, one half of Korean reggae duo Skull and HaHa has embarked on a solo career.Skull, in an interview with The Sunday Gleaner, said that although the pair still makes...

Published:Tuesday | October 31, 2017 | 2:14 PMShereita Grizzle


Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Entries for the 2018 roster of competitions put on by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) are now open.The competitions now open for entry are the Festival of Performing Arts, Jamaica Gospel Song Competition, the Jamaica Children's...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica's poet laureate Lorna Goodison, is seeking to get more young people actively involved in poetry writing with a new initiative.Partnering with the Helen Zell's Writer's Program at the University of Michigan (where she taught for a number of...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As CB Foods gets ready to host its annual PAN 2017 event, tomorrow at the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre, motorists are being advised of several traffic changes being made to accommodate the event.Between the hours of 5 a.m., on Sunday and 3 a.m. on...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae singer Sophia Brown has a career spanning two decades and three albums. She is most popularly known for the songs Let It Be Me and Gimme That Good Love. Despite a long presence in the industry, Brown has remained relatively low-key and not...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Reggae singer Sophia Brown is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery on her left knee earlier this month. The singer, who celebrated her 46th birthday last Friday, says despite being in immense pain, she is grateful for life. Brown was...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Hon Neville Livingstone, more popularly known as 'Bunny Wailer', was bestowed with the Order of Merit (OM) on National Heroes Day. Wailer who has already received the Order of Distinction (Commander class, CD) and the Order of Jamaica (OJ), says...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The names of the first round of artistes booked for the 9th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival have been released.The international reggae festival has booked some of the biggest names on the global reggae circuit, including Slightly...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

For most of her young adult life, Krystal Tomlinson has been in the business of inspiring others. The passion-driven communications specialist and motivational speaker believes that she has a calling on her life - one that keeps steering her towards...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 1:02 PMShereita Grizzle

His career on the track might have come to an end, but sprinter Usain Bolt is still in winning mode. The world’s fastest man was recently honoured by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for his role as executive producer on...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Tickets are now officially on sale for a reggae concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley's legendary Exodus album.In 1999, Time magazine named Exodus the best album of the 20th century. Its 10 songs are Natural Mystic, So Much Things...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle

If the sparkle in her eyes could reflect colours, they would light up with the black, green, and gold of the Jamaican flag. Solange Sinclair, Miss Jamaica World 2017, is the epitome of national pride. As she readies herself to represent Jamaica in...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Traffic Blocking, a docu-film highlighting Jamaica's role in human trafficking, recently premiered at the Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre in Liguanea. The documentary is a production spearheaded by the Christian-based organisation, the Love March...

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