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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...

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

When Nick Cannon's King of the Dancehall film was released last September, critics across the world dubbed it a disappointment. Film reviewers did not mince words as they gave their opinions on the film and reckoned that the only thing the rapper/...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Heather Cameron, band manager of reggae group Third World, has sought to assure fans that A.J. Brown is still a part of the band. Word began to spread that the singer and the band had parted ways after Brown was noticeably absent from a number of...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A celebration honouring the life and works of Reggae legend Bob Marley in the heart of the city promised an evening filled with entertainment of epic proportions, and the annual Redemption Live concert delivered just that.The Half-Way Tree Transport...

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

As concerns rise about travel restrictions being imposed by US President Donald Trump and how they will affect Jamaica, organisers of two of the country's biggest music festivals are encouraging others in the business to channel their energies and...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), organisers of the weekly Reggae Wednesdays concert series in Mandela Park, Half-Way Tree, for Reggae Month are dubbing the first show a huge success. It was a tribute to singer Dennis Emmanuel Brown...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:27 AMShereita Grizzle

Veteran music producer Gussie Clarke has blasted producers claiming music created by beat makers as their own, dubbing them criminals. Clarke is encouraging these producers to quit while they are ahead as he believes time will catch up with them...

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

Veteran musician, vocalist, percussionist and recording artiste Ronald 'Nambo' Robinson has died.Details surrounding the actual cause of death have been sketchy, but The Gleaner can confirm that the musician died early yesterday morning. It has also...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Industry insider and director of operations at the Reggae Embassy, Christina Grand, is encouraging local beat makers to get educated on how to carry out business transactions involving their creative work.Grand expressed concern at the level of...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

United Kingdom Reggae icon David Rodigan, MBE, has announced that he will be releasing an autobiography covering his 40 years of deejaying.The book, titled My Life In Reggae, was written with Ian Burrell and is scheduled to be released in March....

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

This year will be a landmark year in carnival history in Jamaica as four major carnival events are slated to run concurrently over the next few weeks.Up from the two major events held in 2016 and one in 2015, the 2017 Carnival Calendar is shaping up...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Dr Rita Marley and the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) will be honouring master vocalist, musical arranger, producer and drummer Astley 'Grub' Cooper for his contributions to Jamaica's musical heritage.Rosemary Duncan, manager at the Rita Marley...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

"I never felt a pressure. What I do feel is a sense of responsibility to keep it Jamaican, even if people think that I don't do songs that sound Jamaican. My sense of responsibility/pride is...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 2:35 PMShereita Grizzle

It is no secret that corporate sponsorship of entertainment events has been on the decline in recent times. Party promoters have long complained about the lack of support they receive from major sponsors over the years, outlining that corporate...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Guitarist Lamont 'Monty' Savory is calling his Crime Free Christmas project a huge success.The initiative saw artistes including Christopher Martin, Tessanne Chin, Busy Signal, Agent Sasco, Tarrus Riley and Chronixx recording their own renditions of...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) is urging creative persons, especially artistes and songwriters, to become members of societies that can help them collect earnings from their work.In an interview with The Sunday...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Bob Marley Foundation, One Love Foundation, Ben and Jerry's, and Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE) are asking schools across the island to apply to participate in their annual One Love Youth Camp set to take place early next year.Now in its...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Branding is one of the most important tools for advancing one's career in the creative world and, over the last few years, several local acts have come to understand just how powerful a marketing tool branding is.Despite many entertainers embracing...

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