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Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

After being away from the stage for well over a year, internationally renowned, Grammy-winning artiste, Sean Paul, returned to his stellar performing ways on Saturday. Dubbed ‘Sean Paul: Live from Jamaica’, the virtual concert was streamed live...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Two animation majors from the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, will be a part of a local production team set to produce an animated short film for the 52nd season of the...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When Mother’s Day weekend rolls around next week, Jamaicans here and in the diaspora will get the opportunity to see Oliver Samuels, the king of comedy, in action as he brings a special production to life as a treat to all mothers. Having had his...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Using social media to air grouses or speak out against colleagues and business associates could have legal ramifications. Recently, a lawsuit was filed in the Supreme Court against popular dancehall artiste Jada Kingdom by her former management...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The names Tashlicka ‘Pretty Pretty’ Laird, Keticia ‘TC’ Chatman and Christina ‘Dancing Rebel’ Nelson will send off sirens in the dancehall sphere. Through aerial jumps and eye-popping dance moves, the trio has established themselves as some of the...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When reggae singer Duane Stephenson wrote and recorded the track August Town, he had no idea the song would go on to be a hit. He also could not predict that several years after its initial release, the song would still resonate with people. In...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, some of the organisations responsible for taking care of the nation’s most vulnerable were among the hardest hit. With no way of hosting physical fund-raisers, donations to organisations such as the...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, recording artiste Ce’Cile rediscovered her zeal for music. She begun writing three songs a day and vowed to put together a body of work that will showcase just how much she has grown musically over...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As a trained dancer, TV host and award-winning actress Neisha-Yen Jones has enough to keep her busy on any given day. Still, as a firm believer in no limits, Jones refuses to be boxed in and has dedicated her life to developing all the talents she...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:17 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As a Jamaican, reggae artiste KGenius has always appreciated Africa as the place of his ancestral roots. In fact, ever since he was a young boy growing up in Spanish Town, the entertainer felt a deep connection with Africa that he could not deny....

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:14 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

AWARD-WINNING producer Dane Ray said he is devastated by the murder of 20-year-old Khanice Jackson and wants the Government to do more to not only protect the country’s women and girls, but to leave no stone unturned if they are raped and killed....

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:54 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As Jamaicans faced a weekend-long lockdown, FAME 95 FM hosted the first anniversary of its FAME Frequency virtual party. And with stressed viewers seeking musical relief, the event featured dancehall’s musical medic, Beenie Man, serving up a...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 12:54 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In an interview with The Gleaner back in 2019, Jamaica-born dub poet Sonsie X revealed that although she is a Rasta at heart, she loves fashion and is absolutely OK with spitting verses of a raw, sensual nature. Still, her raunchy, sometimes erotic...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:13 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The country may have been under lockdown on the weekend, but the entertainment scene was still very active. On Saturday, a host of virtual concerts provided an ease for Jamaicans whose movements were restricted from noon on Saturday until 5 a.m. on...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Lila Iké, Protoje, Koffee and Chronixx were the big winners at the inaugural staging of the Dubby’s Awards. Lila Ike walked away with the award for Best Reggae Album/EP (Female) for her project, The ExPerience, while Protoje won the award on the...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Multi-Grammy-winning artiste Sean Paul promised an album that would not just act as a symbol of unity in dancehall, but would also encourage listeners to live life to the fullest. And that is exactly what the entertainer delivered. During a...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Music producer Jeremy Harding says local support is needed for Spotify to impact streaming numbers for Jamaican artistes and podcasters. On Monday, the popular streaming platform announced that it would be expanding to more than 80 new markets,...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When award-winning Jamaican actor David Heron speaks of the late Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, it’s hard to believe that the two have never met. Having not met Toots is a regret for Heron, who described the legendary musician as one of his all-time...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:21 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The stage is an unusual place for a rose to bloom, but come next week, Manchester musician Bunny Rose will blossom at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival as he brings his acute musical talent to the world stage. Aiming to do so in fine style, Rose...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:15 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In December 2019, the Ashe Company announced that come 2020, they would be looking to expand their horizons on the local film circuit with the launch of their web series, CHILL. The series was expected to start during the first quarter of 2020, but...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Recording artiste Tosh Alexander is still basking in the endorsement she got from Sizzla Kalonji on her latest single, Can’t Give You A Try. The track, which is a modern spin on Kalonji’s classic, Give Me A Try, was officially released last week...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:11 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When one holds a conversation with Sean Paul, it becomes immediately evident why he is one of the most successful entertainers to come out of Jamaica. His passion for music was evident in his voice as he spoke about the industry. His love for...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Describing herself as a “jazzy singer”, recording artiste Zia Benjamin says her music is the very essence of soul. She therefore expressed joy at being added to the line-up for this year’s virtual return of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival,...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The saying ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ could not be more true for Jamaicans living in the diaspora. As we continue to observe Reggae Month, Jamaicans living in other countries have come out to express their gratitude for being included in...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:12 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

French reggae artiste David Cairol could hardly contain his excitement as he spoke about reggae music and what the genre meant to him. The entertainer was speaking at a Gleaner Entertainment Forum earlier this week, when he revealed that in...

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