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Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

She rose to fame as part of a girl group known as From Above, but Nigerian- based English singer-songwriter Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, more popularly known as Seyi Shay, has been in the music industry for more than a decade.The entertainer was on a...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica's songbird Tessanne Chin brought the curtains down on a weekend of fashion as the 2016 staging of Pulse's Caribbean Fashionweek came to a close.As far as tributes to the late Prince goes, Chin stole the spotlight and had the audience...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

When it comes to celebrating Father's Day and highlighting the tremendous work that fathers do, the fanfare and the elaborate celebrations are scaled down dramatically. It is a common belief worldwide that most fathers don't pull their weight, and...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

'Kingston Paradise' the new award winning Jamaican movie by Mary Wells, is set to open at the Palace Amusement Cinemas this Wednesday.While many might be familiar with Christopher 'Johnny' Daley, the man playing the lead role, it is the actress who...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 12:04 AMShereita Grizzle

Fans went All the Way with Kevin Downswell recently, as the gospel singer launched yet another album.Scores of guests turned up at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, to not only support the...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Wealthy angel investors will get the chance to qualify for passports of a Caribbean island nation in return for fronting the cost of production for a new movie based on the life of reggae legend Bob Marley...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Tomorrow, the junior arm of the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company, the Jamaica Junior Theatre, will host their annual talent concert, the JJT In Concert XXVI - Pure Imagination.Scheduled for the Alhambra Inn, the concert is expected to start at 5:30 p...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2016 | 12:40 AMShereita Grizzle

The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre came alive last Sunday night, as the most talented junior soloists, choirs and ensembles from across the island put on an extraordinary show at the Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition grand final...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Carrying on a name and a legacy can be pressuring, but it is a job Joseph 'Jo Mersa' Marley, grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, takes pleasure in doing.One would think that having been born into a musical family, pursuing music as a career would...

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Two months after the Jamaica Music Society and Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports Olivia 'Babsy' Grange encouraged the music industry to capitalise on the benefits of living in a digital era, the local entertainment...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Lennie Little-White is today urging fellow film-makers to try a different approach when it comes to producing films.The veteran told The Sunday Gleaner that for years, local film-makers have tried without much success to make huge films from meagre...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Songbird Tessanne Chin has 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 masterclass.Director of the camp Leora O'Carroll made the disclosure...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

With his latest album, Freedom and Fyah set to drop tomorrow, European reggae artiste, Alborosie is currently promoting one of the tracks from that upcoming project.Released in April, Can't Cool, serves as a teaser and gives fans a taste of what to...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A red Mercedes-Benz 190E car, owned by the late Jamaican popular music icon Desmond Dekker, will be up for grabs this summer in a raffle at the Secret Garden Party Festival in Huntingdon, England.According to a news report posted on www....

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle

Many local music producers are today growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of recognition they receive for their contributions to the development of Jamaica’s music industry. These creative minds expressed that while they understand...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Grammy Award-winning reggae singer, Ziggy Marley, is gearing up to release his sixth studio album.The compilation is self-titled Ziggy Marley, and is expected to be released on May 20 via Tuff Gong Worldwide.According to UK music media website,...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It was all about mothers at the Vibes Theatre on Cargill Avenue last Sunday as the ASHE Performing Arts Group brought its tribute to mothers to the stage.Although off to a late start, patrons didn't mind as they were treated to cocktails from a food...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

If the launch was anything to go by, the 2016 staging of the annual Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) will be massive.Held at the Atrium, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, the official launch pulled a...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica's music industry has evolved over the years according to industry insiders, a change they say is welcoming, as today's batch of artistes are recognising that the industry involves more than just putting out hit songs; it requires key players...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A sense of peace blanketed the east lawns of Devon House as the soothing sounds of jazz filled the atmosphere at the recent annual International Jazz Day Concert.Organised by the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts , the concert was...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican poet and author Olive Senior created history over the weekend when she became the first Jamaican and only the second female author to win the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature since its inception in 2011.The announcement was made at...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It was an evening of excellent entertainment as St Luke's Anglican Church hosted their third annual Reggae, Jazz and Blues Go Gospel Concert on Sunday.The organisers said they expected a large turnout as the concert has enjoyed tremendous growth...

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

Reggae music was birthed in the trenches of Kingston, Jamaica, but today it has evolved into a universal language, a world music, loved and respected across the globe. The music has become such a powerful tool that it has transcended geographical...

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

Jamaica Music Camp is in its third year and, as is customary, 10 days of fun-filled musical activities awaits children who will be participating in the 2016 edition.Set for The Tryall Club near Montego Bay from July 6-16, this year's summer camp is...

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

"Damian Marley was doing this record with myself and a few other people for another project that we did. We were in the studio chatting away and I played him the record, Love Me, which is the first track on the album and he was like, 'Joss you gotta...

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