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  • Contractor wins over UK media

    October 8, 2014 5:03 PM 21

    A summer tour of the United Kingdom (UK) by reggae artiste and music marketing expert, Sean 'Contractor' Edwards, is expected to positively impact the reggae music industry. Contractor made a great impact on the UK media over the last few weeks of his summer-long promotional tour, where he filled many requests for interviews on both radio and television

  • Tom Laing pays tribute to Gregory Isaacs

    October 8, 2014 5:03 PM 22

    New York-based singer Tom Laing recently recorded a cover of Gregory Issacs' timeless reggae classic titled Front Door. The soft-spoken singer, who is originally from Kingston, hails Gregory Issacs as one his musical heroes. "Growing up as a youth in Trench Town, I knew Gregory from I was about 12 years old. We use to call him Toothache. I've been a big Gregory

  • Desperado treats members of golden age home

    October 8, 2014 5:03 PM 19

    Dancehall deejay Desperado, with the help of the Eastern Entertainment Foundation, recently hosted a treat for residents at the Rose of Sharon Golden Age Home in Mountain View, St Andrew. "We took young members of the community out to meet the elderly and bridge that generational gap, and to make that personal connection. We got the elderly food and personal

  • "I was defending myself" Producer says after brawl with Konshens

    October 8, 2014 5:03 PM 41

    K Swizz, the producer at the centre of the Mojito Mondays brawl with popular artiste Konshens says he acted in self defence and hit the deejay with a bottle because he felt threatened. Konshens, known for the song Do Sumn, and the producer were involved in a dispute at Southdale Plaza near Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, sometime after 1 a.m. yesterday morning

  • Canadian singer professes love for Ja

    October 8, 2014 8:16 AM 32

    FIVE years ago, Canadian singer Daniel Casavant visited Jamaica for the first time and fell in love with the country. The 53-year-old, Montreal-based singer is back in the island promoting his single Jam in Jamaica. "Jam in Jamaica is a homage to not only the country, but the people of Jamaica. My intentions were to take the rhythms of reggae and combine

  • OJ case to launch mini series

    October 8, 2014 8:08 AM 32

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The FX is joining with American Horror Story producer Ryan Murphy on a true-crime anthology miniseries. First up: the OJ Simpson murder case. Each season of the miniseries, American Crime Story, will focus on a different crime that captured the public's imagination, FX said yesteday. The 1994 murder of Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown

  • Luciano cancels Africa gig

    October 8, 2014 8:08 AM 30

    REGGAE artiste Luciano has cancelled his upcoming African gigs in Malawi, Ghana and South Africa in light of the current Ebola virus outbreak on that continent. According to a statement from the entertainer, his ill health as well as the request from the Jamaican Government helped form his decision. "Complying with strict doctor's orders, [I] have been prevented

  • Cyrus' date gets six months

    October 8, 2014 8:00 AM 21

    DALLAS, Oregon (AP) -- The young man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and accepted her prize has been sentenced to six months in jail for violating the terms of his probation in Oregon. Officers led away Jesse Helt in handcuffs yesterday shortly after he and his attorney asked Judge Monte S Campbell for leniency. "I'd like to be viewed

  • Chronixx takes two IRAWMA

    October 8, 2014 8:00 AM 34

    CHRONIXX won two key awards at the 33rd International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) which took place last Saturday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in South Florida. The singer took the Best Song (Smile Jamaica) and Best Music Video (Here Comes Trouble) categories. Also winning two awards was gospel singer Audley Rollen. He was selected

  • AFTER an eight-year hiatus, dancehall artiste Desperado is returning to the local scene with a new track and moniker.

    October 8, 2014 8:00 AM 36

    The deejay, who now uses the stage name Prado, is slated to release the single Faith later this month. "Faith is really aimed at encouraging persons to count their blessings and be grateful. The energy we put in is what we will put out," he told the Jamaica Observer. He also shared that he recorded another single Marijuana for producer Richard 'Shams'