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Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

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...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Singer Alaine Laughton says she has always had a deep connection with God, so when she felt the nudge to get baptised last July, she made the leap of faith without hesitation. Almost a year into her Christian walk, the singer says she has no...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

More female artistes across the reggae and dancehall genres will be getting the chance to shine at a major music festival this year. Promoters of Reggae Sumfest have revealed that the 2019 line-up will include more female artistes as they believe...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has said that Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert, held on Saturday, has proven that reggae music is still one of Jamaica’s main attractions. Speaking with The...

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