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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 3:18 PMShereita Grizzle

Over the years, many music industry insiders have called for the establishment of an organisation that would focus on the advancement of the country's music, especially reggae. In 2010, when the Reggae Embassy became operational, those calls were...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaican-born actress/writer/producer and director Sardia Robinson says it's all systems go for tonight's premiere of her play, From Yardie to Yankee, at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.The actress, whose inspirations...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 4:26 PMShereita Grizzle

Patrons turned up at Jamaica College on Saturday night expecting a night of wholesome entertainment, and they were not disappointed as retro event Three The Hard Way delivered on all counts.The Gleaner team arrived at the Karl Hendrickson auditorium...

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

ASIDE FROM being the wife of reggae star Nesbeth, Jamaicans hardly knew anything about Annmarie Elliot-Nesbeth, but on Saturday, all that changed as friends, family and wellwishers said their final goodbyes to one they described as a woman of faith...

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The annual Earth Hour acoustic concert is set for Saturday, March 19, and according to organisers, this year's event, which is now in its fourth year, is expected to be bigger and better.JamaicansMusic.com is tasked with planning and executing the...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

She may have only taken over the role as film commissioner just over a month ago, but Renée Robinson has already begun the work needed to move the country's film industry forward.Tasked with the responsibility of promoting the export of content and...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 1:00 PMShereita Grizzle

Gospel lovers islandwide will be treated to a weekend of wholesome family entertainment come next month, as the inaugural staging of Spring Praise Jamaica is set to get under way April 1-3 in Folly, Portland. The dates were announced at the events...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

She may have only just begun her career as a director, but Nadean Rawlins is already proving that she has what it takes to be listed among the best in the business. She is widely recognised for her role in front of the camera, but lately, Rawlins...

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 2:44 PMShereita Grizzle

Plans for this year's Actor Boy Awards, set to take place on April 4 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, are still being finalised. However, according to Maurice Bryan, a member of the Actor Boy Awards Committee, the focus for this year's celebrations...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Bouvier Clarke, the widow of late reggae singer William Clarke, aka 'Bunny Rugs', has rubbished claims that she and her family are trying to damage the name and reputation of internationally renowned reggae band Third World, this after lawyers...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Perhaps changing times had a lot to do with the party atmosphere that blanketed the island in the days leading up to yesterday?s general election. Many of the mass meetings held across the island felt more like huge dancehall sessions, rather than...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

This year's staging of the Reggae Wednesdays concert series came to a premature end last week. Due to the impending elections, this week's final staging of the concert series has been cancelled. With that in mind, organisers of the event made sure...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following the success of Damian Marley’s Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, several international media outlets have been dubbing the calendar event as the new way for Jamaica to provide a platform for its entertainers to reach their fans...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The ASHE Company's recently staged, Love Actually show, attracted an impressive turnout at the Vibes Theatre on Cargill avenue, as patrons came out to witness the talented young men and women of ASHE in their element.It was clear from the start,...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There was no denying York Castle High's Bobby Francis the champion title at the second annual Rita Marley Foundation Public Speaking Competition.Held recently in the multifunction room at the University of the West Indies (Mona) main library, the...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 6:25 PMShereita Grizzle

Perhaps the question of whether or not Reggae music belongs to Jamaica is exhausted, but once again, it was the topic of discussion at a recent symposium held at the Bob Marley Museum.As persons gathered recently to celebrate the birthday of the...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Although the Redemption Live concert at Sabina Park on Sunday attracted a great deal of attention, the official celebration of late reggae legend Bob Marley's 71st birthday actually got under way a day earlier at 56 Hope Road, on the singer's actual...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 4:12 PMShereita Grizzle

A small crowd gathered at the Vera Moody Concert Hall at the Edna Manley School of the Performing Arts last Thursday night for the second installation of the Reggae Open University panel discussions.The event which is part of the 2016 Reggae Month...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Although Jamaicans were eager to hear the announcement of the 2016 election date, many were more excited to be part of the dance session that unfolded on the streets of Half-Way Tree last Sunday.Let's face it! As a people with music and dance...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

UK's leading tribute act known as Legend, is getting ready to perform a show in memory of the late reggae legend, Bob Marley.The group, Legend, consists of seven musicians and singers led by Michael Anton Phillips. Their upcoming show is dedicated...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 1:16 PMShereita Grizzle

Renowned reggae group Steel Pulse has been forced to cancel several major appearances in the coming weeks as their lead singer, David Hinds, recovers from complications due to pneumonia.According to a post on the group's official Facebook page,...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 1:18 PMShereita Grizzle

The RJR Cross Country Invasion got off to a blazing start at the launch event, held at the St William Grant Park, downtown Kingston, on Friday morning.Hosts Markland 'Action' Edwards, Wesley 'Burgerman' Burger, and Yanique 'The Curvy Diva' Barrett...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 4:19 PMShereita Grizzle

At a press conference held last week, some of Jamaica's most popular dancers/dance instructors pleaded for members of the country's creative industries to do more to protect Jamaica's dance legacy.This follows a recent incident involving New Zealand...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The ninth staging of the annual Reggae Month celebrations got under way today with a church service at the Praise City International Centre in Trench Town.The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has announced that the theme for this year's...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Renowned Jamaican artist Barrington Watson has died.Since word of his passing surfaced, many Jamaicans have been reacting to the news, lauding him as one of the main persons who lifted Jamaican art to global standards.In a statement released to the...

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