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Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

She is fierce. She is bold. She is legendary. She is dancehall’s ‘top doll’, Ishawna. Since her introduction in music back in 2005, the 33-year-old deejay has been paving a way for herself in a highly competitive industry. Today, with more than a...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

From fashion designing to business mogul to artiste manager, Romeich Major does it all. Humble and jovial, the Romeich Entertainment frontman freely gave business advice as he spoke about his journey in the entertainment industry. If you are a...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Producer-turned-artiste T’Jean Bennett says he hopes his latest single, Let Them Talk, will inspire listeners to stay motivated in the midst of constant scrutiny and bad mind. Disclosing that the track was given to him via biblical revelation,...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As the music fraternity mourns the loss of iconic reggae artiste Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibberts, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is urging the younger generation to take some time to learn about his contribution to the development...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Sean ‘Young Pow’ Diedrick says having been brought up in a musical family, there was no escaping the lure of the entertainment industry. And, with his three brothers also having musical inclinations, the seasoned producer and musician said he had...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Reggae artistes Bugle, Kabaka Pyramid, and Jesse Royal have joined forces to deliver a powerful track that they hope will influence people to be the agents of change that the world needs. The song, Change The World, was released just over a week...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

While many artistes were busy cutting dubs for politicians to use as part of their campaigns this election season, dancehall artiste Denyque was voicing jingles for the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). The advertisement, which is part of the BOJ’s inflation...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Grammy-nominated reggae artiste Protoje is today basking in the success of his song, Like Royalty. The track, which features Billboard-charting artiste Popcaan, appears on Protoje’s fifth studio album, In Search of Lost Time, and currently has 1.2...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Recently appointed CEO of the Garvey Institute for Human Development, Michael Dawson, says the organisation has set up a scholarship fund for the daughter of Dale and Sherine Virgo to assist with back-to-school efforts. The Virgos story captured...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Singer Zia Benjamin has been making waves on the local and international music circuit over the past few years. Her bohemian island girl style and sound has made it impossible to ignore her, and her achievements so far has commanded not just...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Reggae artiste Protoje has never been afraid to express his dissatisfaction with the Jamaican Government and its treatment of the music industry. In fact, the entertainer has been quoted in several interviews questioning the Government’s commitment...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Fast-rising reggae singer/songwriter Christina ‘Zia’ Benjamin is still on a high following news that her 2019 single, Mr Neverman, was made part of the soundtrack for the newly released comedy series, Maxxx. The entertainer, who has always desired...

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

American producer Swizz Beatz says he doesn’t want the current controversy surrounding the Billboard cover art reporting on the ‘Verzuz Effect’ to cloud the fact that to date, dancehall legends Bounty Killer and Beenie Man have delivered one of the...

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...

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