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  • Jazz pianist Randy Weston is dead

    September 7, 2018 6:45 AM 6

    When renowned jazz pianist Randy Weston performed on the lawns of Devon House in St Andrew for International Jazz Day on April 30, little did anyone know it would have been his first and last performance in Jamaica. The lanky American — six feet seven inches — died at his home in Brooklyn, New York, last Saturday. He was 92 years old. Randolph Edward

  • Rebel Pool Daze closes summer on a high note

    September 6, 2018 11:24 AM 7

    Shantel 'Bad Gyal Rebel' Spike and her Rebel Pool Daze team hosted a high-tempo second staging of a premium pool party in Chancery Hall recently. "The support is encouraging, I had more patrons than last year," said Spike. "This event is about partygoers coming together to have what we call an after-summer pool party. Rebel Pool Daze is mainly about

  • Boom Boom supports parents' back-to-school efforts

    September 6, 2018 11:24 AM 8

    Ace discjock Boom Boom has, through personal funds and donations from sponsors, given dozens of parents back-to-school cash, amounting to more than J$1 million over the summer. The initiative started from the first week in July at Boom Sundayz and ended last Monday at Uptown Mondayz. The last presentation of cash to parents surpassed the $100,000 mark at the popular

  • Sisters at the controls

    September 6, 2018 5:57 AM 7

    Sister power takes centrestage at Taste of Africa Pt 2 to be held on September 11 in celebration of the Ethiopian New Year. Five female sound system selectors will provide the music at this Motherland Promotions-produced event, which is being held at Twelve Tribes of Israel headquarters, on Hope Road. The 'Sistah Selectahs' are Grammy-nominated deejay

  • Dominica to benefit from Joe's jamathon

    September 6, 2018 5:57 AM 12

    DOMINICA is set to benefit from rehabilition work courtesy of Caribbean Love Now Jamathon concert held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew on November 22, 2017. The occasion — brainchild of American businessman Josef Bogdanovich — was aimed at raising money to assist Caribbean countries ravaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The concert

  • Like mother, like daughter

    September 5, 2018 9:03 PM 10

    Singer Carlene Davis and her daughter Naomi Cowan pulled off a rare feat last week when they made the influential Foundation Radio Network Chart in New York City. Davis moved from number four to two with Pray For You , which features Marion Hall, while Cowan makes the table for the first time with Paradise Plum, which entered at number 10. Clinton Lindsay

  • Busy Signal recognised by Connecticut mayor

    September 5, 2018 2:00 PM 8

    Dancehall artiste Busy Signal received an official citation from the Mayor of Connecticut Luke Bronin for his achievements in music, philanthropic work and activism. The artiste, whose given name is Reanno Gordon, was presented with the award at the Busy Signal and Friends Reggae Festival held in Hartford on Sunday. And after video clips of the presentation

  • Critics say artiste's 'princess' claims premature

    September 5, 2018 2:00 PM 10

    Dancehall artiste Shenseea yesterday claimed her spot among the female dancehall royalty when she dubbed herself dancehall's 'princess' in a post to her Instagram page. The post took on a life of its own, sparking debate about which female dancehall artiste was deserving of the title princess, since Spice is the queen. Many users were upset at Shenseea's

  • Kaya 40 60th earns Bob 60th Billboard entry

    September 5, 2018 5:58 AM 12

    In 1978, the album Kaya by Bob Marley and The Wailers reached number five in the United Kingdom and number 50 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Forty years later, the remixed edition enters the Billboard Reggae Album Chart at number two. Kaya 40, remixed and reimagined by Stephen Marley, gives the reggae king and his legendary band their 60th title

  • Ed Sheeran's love life, marriage and song he wrote about an ex

    September 5, 2018 4:51 AM 13

    With feature stories in People Magazine, USA Today, US Magazine and numerous other global publications, the million-dollar question that fans want answered is, did Ed Sheeran get married to fiancee Cherry Seaborn? While he has not given a definitive answer to the question, he hinted at it during his recent interview with Access Online by pointing to a ring on his finger