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Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The entertainment industry has lashed out at the country’s judicial system following last Friday’s ruling that the constitutional rights of a then five-year-old girl were not breached two years ago after she was denied access to her primary school...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Although event promoters have been given the green light to start hosting small gatherings again, it may not be until 2021 before that privilege is extended to organisers of larger events such as Reggae Sumfest. For now, online may be the only...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

What they promised was a “taste of Reggae Sumfest”, but what organisers delivered last night was a slew of spectacular performances that no doubt left viewers in the virtual world more than satisfied. Festival Night One (Dancehall Night) offered up...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

It is no secret that 2018 ‘X Factor’ winner Dalton Harris and his mother, Sylvia Campbell, have had a tumultuous relationship. The loving mother-son bond that should have been present between the two was evidently broken when both individuals...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Four months after giving birth to her baby girl, recording artiste Denyque is plotting her grand return to the music scene. It’s been approximately two years since the Proud Wifey singer last released new music and, according to her, the time has...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:24 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Chad Williams, promoter of the popular ‘Fridays At the Devon’ party, wants to clear up speculations that his event was the one that caused the temporary shut-down of Devon House earlier this week. In an interview with The Gleaner, Williams says...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

For more than two decades, the ASHE Performing Arts group has been using entertainment to educate. Through productions such as Safe, Stupid or What!, Vibes in the World of Sexuality and their musical dubbed Full Circle, ASHE has tackled the issues...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Key players in the entertainment industry are overjoyed at the news that the Government could start considering proposals to usher in a phased reopening of the sector by the end of the week. Prime Minister Andrew Holness revealed that having heard...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The organisers of International Reggae Day (IRD) are no strangers to virtual shows and streaming. This year, however, with COVID-19 restrictions having halted public gatherings, celebrations for the 26th anniversary of IRD will be fully virtual. “...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Dancehall artiste Raine Seville says she has been putting her time in quarantine to good use and is more ready than ever to reclaim a place in the dancehall industry. The singjay told The Gleaner that she has been working with RDX and Mineral Boss...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Following on the heels of the historic Bounty Killer/Beenie Man Verzuz clash, New York attorney-at-law Chauncey Henry has decided to organise a sound clash he hopes will garner similar international attention. Scheduled for July 4, the clash will...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

After a three-month closure of all cinemas islandwide, Palace Amusement, operators of Carib 5, Palace Cineplex, Palace Multiplex and Sunshine Palace, is more than ready to reopen their doors to the public. The company, which has put in place the...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to gather momentum in the United States, the fashion industry has been roped into the fight against systemic racism. For the past week, the hashtag #VogueChallenge has been going viral on social media as...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Tristan Tulloch, more popularly known as Touch of Blue, is a name synonymous with entertainment. As a party promoter, Tulloch hosts the annual Touch of Blue anniversary event as well as the weekly Cheap Mondayz event based at his Spanish Town Road...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

WITH COVID-19 bringing the entertainment sector to a halt with travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, industry professionals have been keeping in touch with their fans via online platforms. Locally, Instagram and Facebook have been the...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Rebirth. Resurgence. Revival. Those are some of the words that have been used to describe what last Saturday’s Verzuz battle could mean for the careers of dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man. But for a few industry insiders with whom The...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In a clash that left Jamaica trending number one on Twitter, dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man left the world mesmerised by their amazing catalogues on Saturday night’s highly anticipated Verzuz clash. The world went to sleep with...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:25 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Last Friday when Grammy-winning US producer Swizz Beatz mentioned having Jamaican acts on the widely popular Instagram Verzuz battle, it was a mere thought. Today, it is a reality. In what will be the inaugural Jamaican battle, dancehall legends...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

With major music festivals for this year having been cancelled, industry practitioners have had to turn to online platforms to maintain their visibility. Virtual programmes have now become the new norm, with some shows gaining enormous traction...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:01 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Widely considered the ‘kings of comedy’ in Jamaica, Ity and Fancy Cat have been serving up laughter to audiences for years. Their comedy series, The Ity and Fancy Cat Show, ended in 2017 but the duo continued to deliver high-quality entertainment...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

NOT ONE for the spotlight, artiste manager Richard Roach is usually found working his magic behind the scenes. A shy, unassuming individual, one cannot tell the magnitude of his contribution to the music industry by simply looking. His work,...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

PABLO MORELOVE and Eugenia Conti are music practitioners in Italy. Morelove is a reggae/dancehall artiste and Conti is a tour manager/promoter. In an interview with The Gleaner, the pair painted a picture of the crisis their country is facing at...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As a choreographer, singer, actor, dancer, and writer, Michael Holgate epitomises what it means to be a jack of all trades. The award-winning writer wears many hats, including that of artistic director of performing arts group, Ashe. But even as he...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Music industry insider Donovan Watkis believes that now more than ever, artistes should start strengthening their social media and online presence. As the entertainment industry continues to grapple with the stifling effects of the coronavirus,...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Since Friday’s announcement that 2020 carnival events would be pushed back from April to October, owing to the continued spread of the coronavirus in the island, refunds have been the hot topic on social media. Irate revellers from across the globe...

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