Sun | Nov 17, 2019

Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore is a name synonymous with reggae music in Jamaica. Almost every conversation about the genre could include the veteran, who has a wealth of knowledge about the industry. Aside from his expertise, Coore has also contributed to...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

After spending the last four years doing damage control because of issues brought on by a name mix-up, Jamaican actress Shauna Chin is happy to finally be able to move on with her life. Revealing her plans for the future, Chin, who is also a...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:34 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

A notice last week informing Hope Gardens of the discontinuance of a lawsuit filed against them by residents of Hope Pastures has allowed the space to be reopened as a venue for entertainment events. In an exclusive interview, Hugh Anthony Porter...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Earlier this week when production for the Bad Boys For Life movie came to a close, Ian and Roger Lewis of the band Inner Circle were present on set. The Lewises were representing the ‘Bad Boys of Reggae’, whose 1992 hit Bad Boys has been the...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Grammy-winning reggae artiste, Shaggy, made his debut as Sebastian the crab on ABC’s live musical production, The Little Mermaid Live, on Tuesday night. But while his vocals brought an authenticity to the role, making his performance believable,...

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Saturday night’s win at the inaugural staging of the Red Bull Culture Clash in Kingston was extra special for Jack Scorpio. His team members promised him the title for his birthday (which he celebrated yesterday) and they delivered in a big way;...

Published:Thursday | October 31, 2019 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Scwayne Holt, grandson of the late John Holt, says he is well aware of the musical shoes he will have to fill, and while he is ready to carry on the family legacy, he is keen on doing, things his own way. The 27-year-old who goes by the stage name...

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Almost a year after making her grand return to the stage following a car accident, reggae singer Sophia Brown is gearing up to release new music. The fresh material will be coming via a six-track EP and will be ready for consumption come 2020. In...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

“I’ve come into a space where I just believe that nothing happens before its time, and I feel like people are hearing me now, because I’m so seasoned and ready. When people hear me now I’m not only a singer, but an entertainer. I know who I am, I...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

A resuscitation of Jamaica’s live-music scene is now in full effect following the relaunch of Tracks Live Sessions on Thursday night. Despite the inclement weather, it was a full house inside Usain’s Bolt Tracks and Records as Lila Ike and Dre...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

International Grammy-nominated reggae artiste Wayne Wonder is today urging colleagues in the local music industry to pull together to assist the people of hurricane-ravaged Bahamas. The entertainer is one of four Jamaican artistes who will...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Billboard producer Ainsley ‘NotNice’ Morris wants colleagues to help build up and coming acts instead of competing to voice ‘who’s hot’. Speaking with The Gleaner in a recent interview, the established producer said that in the current dancehall...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:30 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

“The younger generation needs guidance.” This is a sentiment expressed by veteran entertainers over and over. Whenever the conversation of the ‘breakdown’ in the music industry takes centre stage, fingers are pointed at today’s generation of key...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:24 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Internationally renowned recording artiste Maxi Priest promised a memorable performance at Friday night’s National Rum Day free concert hosted by Appleton, and he delivered. In a scintillating one-hour set, the singer thrilled hundreds inside...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Dynamix Team are the 2019 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) World Reggae Dance champions. The six-member squad, which won the competition in 2016, turned back competition from 10 other dance crews last Friday night, including an all-...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Everton Hardweare, more popularly known in the music sphere as Singing Melody, has been noticeably missing from the entertainment scene. But, in a recent interview with The Gleaner, the reggae and lover’s rock singer revealed that his absence was...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

“In the dark places of human ignorance, it’s Thy hands that guide me. The light that light the pathway of desolation and lead I to a land of plenty. I have perceived thee from afar and the spirit within me yearns unto Thee, oh Almighty One. Soweth...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Dancehall’s leading lady, Spice, dubbed herself Queen of Stage and to date, it’s a title she has owned in every way imaginable. Carefully planning every performance, Spice takes into consideration every element in her set, from costuming to...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Come next month, the Ashe Company will head to Florida for an exciting 2-for-1 musical showcase, dubbed ‘Boonoonoonoos’, which is scheduled for July 20 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami. According to the group’s executive director, Conroy...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Grammy award-winning reggae artiste Buju Banton is expected to energise Geneva, Switzerland, when he makes his appearance as one of the main acts on this year’s Border Splash benefit concert. The event, set to be held at the SEG Geneva Arena on...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:34 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Marie Sano is known on the dancehall circuit as selector Bad Gyal Marie. The selector told The Gleaner that ever since her first trip to Jamaica when she was 19 years old, she knew she wanted to immerse herself in Kingston’s nightlife, and the...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The sunshine city of Portmore is expected to stake its claim on the entertainment scene in a few weeks when Palace Amusement opens its fourth location. Boasting four auditoriums with lounge chairs, silver screens, and the latest in digital laser...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s fifth prime minister, Edward Seaga, has had an illustrious political career. He served as Jamaica’s prime minister from 1980-1989, and spent more than four decades as the member of parliament for West Kingston. He was also leader of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Sprinter, the film directed by Jamaican Storm Saulter, opened in theatres across the US last Wednesday, and executive producers Jada Pinkett-Smith and her husband, Will Smith, took to their respective Instagram accounts to ramp up support for the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Late last month, a heated social-media debate erupted following the leak of Spice’s alleged booking fees. It is claimed that the ‘Queen of Dancehall’ was charging US$18,000 per show. The leaked document also stated that Spice’s rider includes five...

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