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Published:Sunday | July 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

For Sound Music Group Productions (SMG), events planning is the root of their organisation. But today, the Canada-based company is looking to expand their horizons, especially on the local music scene as they head into artiste management. Having...

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 1:17 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Artiste, producer and songwriter Esco Da Shocker is well known throughout the music industry. As part of the iconic dancehall duo, Leftside and Esco, the entertainer made a mark on the local entertainment scene that will be there for years to come...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Jamaican-born actor Marcos James, best known for his role as White Rat in HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series, Game of Thrones (GOT), has been expanding his career in Hollywood. The talent was recently cast in the Lifetime Movie Network drama movie...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Popular media personality Debbie Bissoon and her songstress sister, Rebecca ‘Becky’ Bissoon, have joined Jamaica’s growing YouTube vlogging community. But while a large number of YouTubers focus on their daily lives, the dynamic sister duo has...

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

It’s impossible to strike up a conversation with Ainsley ‘NotNice’ Morris and not immediately recognise his passion for music. The experienced producer’s love for his craft is so undeniably strong, one is easily swept up in his musical love affair...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

“Currently, the local entertainment scene is non-existent. There is absolutely nothing happening, so for those who have the opportunity to do their events abroad, why not? If your skill set is promotions, that is how you feed your family (through...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Bamm Holt, the grandson of the late John Holt, has made it his musical mandate to continue the legacy of the reggae family’s patriarch. An entertainer himself, the third-generation Holt admits that music is in his DNA and said he is keen on making...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

Imagine finalising all plans for your latest business venture, launching the programme and then having to reroute at a moment’s notice. For some, buckling under the pressure from the swift change would be inevitable, but for others, championing...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle - Staff Reporter

With a career spanning three decades, producer extraordinaire Johnny Wonder has contributed immensely to the development of the local music industry. He has had his hands in the careers of countless dancehall artistes, including Bounty Killer,...

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)...

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