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Stories by Shereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:21 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

As an actress and comedienne, someone who dabbles in dance and recording artiste, Bella Blair epitomises what it means to be multi-talented. On any given day, the media and communications major possesses the innate ability to embody any role she...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:25 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Plans for the fourth staging of Kingston’s premier animation festival, KingstOOn, were far advanced when Jamaica recorded its first COVID-19 case last year. Forced to return to the drawing board to facilitate this year’s staging, organisers were...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

The issue of artiste management has always been a complex one, but at least two prominent managers believe that many professionals could have avoided the irreversible loss of their investment and ugly smear campaigns if expectations were outlined...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Twani Price is a fast-rising dancehall artiste. Formerly an Instagram comedian, the 24-year-old has been creating waves on the local music scene ever since his breakout single, Honda, hit last year. The remix of the popular track, which featured...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2021 | 12:21 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Like countless other key industry players across the globe, when Aston Barrett Jr learnt of the passing of legendary singer Bunny Wailer, he was deeply saddened. Throughout his interview with The Gleaner, Barrett Jr, the son of Aston ‘Family Man’...

Published:Saturday | March 27, 2021 | 9:08 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Earlier this week, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett announced that for the second consecutive year, there is to be no carnival celebrations in Jamaica. The decision was made amid the spike in coronavirus cases across the island. As of Thursday...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2021 | 12:20 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Reggae and dancehall artiste I-Octane has been sporting a slimmer physique over the past few weeks. Following some ridicule on social media over his weight gain in the past few months, the proclaimed ‘Hot Ras’ has been sharing his road to fitness...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Delivering on their promise of bringing back the magic, organisers of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival served up an enchanting three-night musical offering that no doubt left online viewers mesmerised. Following Thursday night’s magnificent...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:18 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

When compared to reggae music, dancehall is often viewed as the ‘ugly stepchild’ of Jamaica’s entertainment industry. Known for it’s hardcore content, dancehall music is seen by many as unpalatable, one that is undeserving of any form of praise and...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Recording artiste Christopher Martin admits that celebrating his birthday on Valentine’s Day is pretty awesome. The entertainer, who turns 34 today, says his birthday is always an easy conversation starter, as people are often fascinated by the...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

“I am a girl who loves music, a creative spirit and on a personal level I am just striving for goodness in all things. Mi just a move wid love and good intentions.” When Jaz Elise uttered those words as she described herself, it became immediately...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:54 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Drawing on the 1961 British-American war film, The Guns of Navarone, Grammy Award-winning dancehall artiste Sean Paul has painted yet another grim picture of Jamaica’s massive crime problem with a song of the same name. Partnering with fellow...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, since its inception in 1996, has been an event geared towards a more mature audience. During the show’s over two-decade history, Jamaica witnessed stellar performances from some of the biggest global stars in...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

The world was only a quarter of the way into 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic put several countries across the globe under lockdown. With travel bans, curfew and public gathering restrictions in place, millions of people went online for...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

For film-maker Saeed Thomas, falling in love with arts and entertainment was as simple as it could get. He was a student at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, hanging out at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts when...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

When the franchise holders of Miss Universe Jamaica announced last month that the 2020 staging of the pageant would go on as planned, they were bombarded with questions on how they would manage to pull it off amid the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Over the past few years, as conversations surrounding mental health gain momentum in Jamaica, several entertainers have come forward to announce their own struggles with issues of depression and anxiety. Entertainers, by the very nature of their...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

When up-and-coming artiste, Marcy Chin, made her onstage debut back in July during the virtual staging of this year’s Reggae Sumfest, she caused a lot of chatter. On a night which saw sizzling performances from some of dancehall’s biggest stars,...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Industry insiders are today sounding an ominous warning to party promoters who have been clashing with law enforcers when they attempt to pull the plug on unauthorised entertainment events to quit while they are ahead. The entertainment industry...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

The entertainment industry remains one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. For an industry that thrives on face-to-face interaction and public gatherings, lockdown conditions have crippled the space. Now, with coronavirus infection rates...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:33 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

The moment one sets foot inside Romeich Major’s office, one immediately realises that, when it comes to his business, the 35-year-old entrepreneur takes no prisoners. In fact, he made sure to warn The Sunday Gleaner team that our conversation would...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

A visit to the ‘About Us’ section on the website for the Spartan Health Club gives a brief synopsis of the facility that has birthed many a fitness enthusiast throughout its four decades long history. But, for those who have come to know the...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Music industry insiders are today urging politicians to let Thursday’s results at the polls serve as a huge lesson in how they handle the affairs of the people going forward. With a number of veteran politicians having lost their seat in Gordon...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2020 | 1:03 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

For every Protoje project released so far, the motif of time has been a constant. Since the reggae artiste emerged on the music scene in 2011 with his debut album, Seven- Year Itch, time has been a recurring theme in all his albums. There was the...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

“Dem say mi nah go nuh weh (and youth), yuh nah go make no money. Dem say mi soon affi run away but dem a dream.” Those are poignant lines from Popcaan’s 2010 hit single, Dream, in which he forecasts his musical success. The song chronicles the...

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