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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today is Father's Day, and while many are gearing up to treat their fathers to breakfast in bed, take him out for lunch or dinner or shower him with gifts, others are left with just memories because their fathers are no longer with them in the flesh...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A recording contract from a big label is many an artiste's dream. That dream, however, can quickly turn into a nightmare when that contract becomes stifling for an artiste. It's a cry too often heard in the music business; artistes complaining of...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As the entertainment fraternity continues to come to grips with the loss of one of its own - Niko Chromatic - his death has rehashed arguments surrounding the need for entertainers to not only take better care of themselves, but to be financially...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

For this year's tribute to mothers, The Sunday Gleaner explores the gift of motherhood.In celebration of the day dedicated to them, a few mothers from the entertainment sphere talked about how much motherhood has changed their lives. Describing it...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican-operated publishing company Whirlwind has officially acquired the rights to one of Jamaica's most iconic films Marijuana Affair. The film, which is more than two decades old, is expected to have its local premiere over the Independence...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It is Carnival Sunday, and as is customary, the road marches take place across the Corporate Area today.As revellers get ready to flood some of the major roadways across the city, the police are advising the motoring public that several traffic...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

So this is it! Today is the day soca lovers in Jamaica have been waiting for. It's Road March day. Today is the day Carnival 2018 in Jamaica culminates in a grand spectacle across sections of the Corporate Area.Everyone will be looking to have a...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Although there will be three Carnival bands participating in Carnival Jamaica this year, for many years, Bacchanal Jamaica was the island's only band and the only source of feting for soca lovers.According to Bacchanal Jamaica director, Charmaine...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Renowned sculptor and ceramic artist, Gene Pearson, may be dead, but his legacy lives on.As the country comes to grips with the loss of one of the greatest artists to come out of Jamaica, some of those who have crossed paths with the late Pearson,...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

His career in acting may have come about purely by chance, but after performing with the National Dance Theatre Company as a singer for more than two decades, it's safe to say that Earle Brown is a lover of the performing arts.In an interview with...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaicans continue to makeinternational connections that lead to big projects, the most recent involving work from late rapper, Tupac Shakur.Before he died, Tupac recorded a track for his brother Mopreme Shakur, and that song is slated for release...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Dub poet, musician, educator, cultural historian, and radio personality, Mutabaruka has been singled out for international recognition at the upcoming Black Royalty African Heritage Expo, in the United States. Muta will be awarded a 'Lifetime...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Stephen Marley's Fruit of Life Productions has announced its renewed partnership with OneRise Entertainment to produce the second annual Kaya Fest.The two-day festival will be making its first appearance in southern California at NOS Events Centre...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Vintage -music lovers are in for a treat as the line-up for the final Original Startime stage show boasts some of Jamaica's most popular music veterans.The curtains are set to come down on one of Jamaica's longest-running live shows on Saturday, May...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today marks the 60th staging of the annual Grammy Awards and the 33rd year since the reggae category was included.The first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album went to Black Uhuru for their album, Anthem, in 1985. Back then, the category was called...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The art of storytelling is missing from the music. That was the sentiment shared by veteran entertainer Professor Nuts, as he encouraged young entertainers to make music for the long haul.In an interview with The Sunday Gleaner, the Inna Di Bus...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:19 AMShereita Grizzle

May 5, 2018, that’s the date for the final staging of vintage stage show, The Original Startime, formerly known as Heineken Startime. The event dubbed, The Original Startime: Final Chapter, is scheduled to be held at Mas Camp and will be the...

Published:Monday | January 1, 2018 | 12:02 AMShereita Grizzle

After a successful career producing movies, Orville Matherson is looking to expand his reach in the entertainment industry by venturing into music.In a recent interview...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

When Easter, Independence and summer roll around each year, some entertainers grab the opportunity to pen lyrics that match that particular time. Barrington Levy's I Saw Mommy Kiss A Dreadlocks (1981), Jacob Miller's Natty Christmas (released in (...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

She got her footing in artiste management with the 2015 Magnum King of Dancehall Devin Di Dakta. Shelly-Ann Curran was no stranger to the music industry and her expertise was proven when she helped Devin Di Dakta transition from a talent competition...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:01 AMShereita Grizzle

Kingston's Mayor Delroy Williams said his team this year took a strategic move to hold the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony later than usual. This year's ceremony is set to take place tomorrow at the St William Grant Park in downtown,...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Festival Song Competition is set to return with a bang next summer.Orville Hill, interim executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC), told The Gleaner that the competition has always aimed to attract quality talent...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Despite his many demons, Adidjah Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel, has selling power. In a 2011 New York Times article, Kartel's marketability was compared to Lady Gaga's, Madonna's, and Jay Z's.In 2010, the deejay released two songs...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Organisers of the Wickie Wackie Music Festival, which was scheduled for last Saturday but postponed due to persistent showers, are putting measures in place to ensure that, rain or shine, it takes place tomorrow.Demar Gayle of Raging Fyah told The...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

"A long time me a ol gyallis Me an de gyal neva yet inna malice""So de faada so de son Mi puppa was a gyallis Same way me come"- Leonard 'Merciless' Bartley, 1990sA just mi good ole wife, a just mi good ole wife She alone mi coming home to every night A...

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