Tue | Sep 25, 2018

Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Festival Queen Competition will celebrate its 54th anniversary this year and for the first time in the competition's history, a visually-impaired young woman will be among the contestants.Twenty-five-year-old Samoya Jordon told The...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

After more than a week of being introduced to local airwaves, Ishawna's Equal Rights song is still a hot topic. Since its release on April 25, the song has dominated discussions within the dancehall space, with everyone from selectors to fellow...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica has a rich tradition of songwriting geniuses, dating all the way back to the mento era of the early 1950s, extending to the present dancehall period. However, songwriters have often been forgotten for their contributions in the music...

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Last year, Jamaica Carnival pledged to come back in full force and, for the most part, on Sunday the organisers delivered at the road march. Jamaica Carnival's Julianne Lee said "Everything went seamlessly, and to see the crowd that we were able to...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Many may remember Anita Antoinette, the Jamaica-born singer who stole the hearts of countless Jamaicans when she entered The Voice competition in 2014.It was just two seasons after Jamaica's songbird, Tessanne Chin, had won the competition, and the...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It is not uncommon for artistes to 'borrow' from their fellow entertainers and produce cover versions of someone else's hit songs. In fact, many entertainers have successfully reproduced the works of others, and many times those reworked versions...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:03 AMShereita Grizzle

In recent times, corporate Jamaica has had to come out in defence of its marketing strategies after being accused of siding with certain events as the soca vs dancehall debate intensifies.Some industry insiders have blasted corporate Jamaica,...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Tessanne Chin will make it two in a row as she has once again been selected as the special musical guest for this year's staging of the annual Jamaica Music Camp.In her role, Chin is expected to teach the camp's master class.In an interview with The...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Steven Golding says he has approached the Ministry of Education about finally adding Garveyism to the curriculum in schools across the island at all levels.After experimenting with students at the Hydel Group of Schools for a number of years,...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The rivalry at this year's staging of the annual Rita Marley Foundation Essay Speaking Competition promises to be very intense as participating schools seek to break the winning streak set by William Knibb Memorial High over the last few years.Now...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Registrations are now open for the annual Jamaica Music Camp (JMC). Set to take place from July 5-15 at the Tryall Club - Private Villa in Montego Bay, the summer camp will, this year, celebrate its fourth anniversary.Leora O'Carroll Downer, founder...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:01 AMShereita Grizzle

Xodus Carnival has announced a partnership with Campari as they gear up to hit the streets for Carnival 2017.Kamal Bankay, director of Xodus Carnival, made the announcement at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Wednesday evening.Scott Dunn, Xodus'...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Ashe Company is eyeing expansion as it gets ready to launch a new performing arts and cultural group in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).In a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Tourism, Ashe's executive director, Conroy Wilson, and its...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Nursery rhymes are memorable to young children. The lyrics of Jack and Jill or London Bridge are so embedded in the minds of countless children that no matter how old they become, they would be able to recite these rhymes, line for line. But how...

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

The religious musical has been nominated in eight categories including the big ones: Best Drama, Best Musical, and New Jamaican Script.Banks, although happy with the numerous nominations, told The Sunday Gleaner that it was unexpected as her goal,...

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

On Wednesday, the entertainment industry turned out to show support in the fight to end gender-based violence in Jamaica. Several artistes at the free concert, held at Emancipation Park,. New Kingston, on International Women's Day, encouraged...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The nominations for this year's Actor Boy Awards (ABA) are out, and musicals have emerged the big theatre news of 2016. The Father Ho Lung and Friends' Moses and Mary Banks' Amazing Grace are the most nominated productions. Moses leads has secured a...

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

Last week, California voters decided to make the state the fifth to legalise the use of recreational marijuana, after Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. That news has since reignited debates surrounding...

Published:Sunday | February 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It may be hard to believe that it took the Marley's three generations to achieve a top 10 hit on the US, Billboard Hot 100 charts, but that's the reality. Bob Marley's grandson, Skip Marley, made history earlier this week when his collaboration with...

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

This year's staging of the annual Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Public Speaking Competition was, according to organisers, a cut above the rest.Held recently at the main library's multifunctional room at the University of the West Indies (Mona), the...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The event which was last held in 2014 was supposed to be held last December, but was pushed to February of this year because of some internal decisions, according to Dr Veerle Poupeye, executive director of the National Gallery of Jamaica."We...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jonathan Greenland, executive member of the Ward Theatre Foundation, is the most optimistic he has been about restoration efforts since being part of the team.Following a meet-and-greet at the North Parade,...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Discussions at the Reggae Open University on Thursday night reached intense levels as tempers flared in a debate about radio and its viability in today's music industry.As panellists discussed the issue of gatekeepers and the role they play in...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:15 AMShereita Grizzle

Christopher Martin's debut album was launched at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Wednesday night and it was a 'big deal' experience.Headphones issued to guests on arrival signalled that it would be a listening party with a difference and...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Chris Blackwell, the late Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor and Dr Rita Marley, are among several persons from the music fraternity who are to be honoured at the annual Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Honour Awards.Chris Blackwell will be...

Pages

Subscribe to Shereita Grizzle