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  • Jesse Royal goes to the heart

    November 9, 2018 5:53 AM 12

    Roots singer Jesse Royal is featured on the compilation album Heart of Jamaica, which is produced by Mikey Bennett for Appleton Jamaica Rum. “Mikey Bennett reached out to me and said they wanted to give people a taste of the many flavours of Jamaica and the many interpretations of music. So we decided to knock out an energy that resonate with the people

  • JonFX has arms on Billboard chart

    November 9, 2018 5:53 AM 8

    Music producer John “JonFX” Crawford is celebrating the success of Arms Around You, a song that entered Billboard charts this week. It is a collaboration between Xxxtentacion, Lil Pump, Maluma and Swae Lee. Arms Around You made the Billboard Hot 100 at number 28; Streaming Songs Chart at number 18; R&B Streaming Songs Chart at number one; and Digital

  • National Theatre Live Presents Julie at Palace Cineplex this Sunday

    November 7, 2018 5:00 AM 15

    "A superlative production", "exhilarating", "provocative and profound" - critics are raving about the new production of August Strindberg's play Julie. Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London, Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea). Wild and newly

  • The Girl in The Spider Web – Discover what made her ‘the girl’

    November 7, 2018 5:00 AM 10

    Lisbeth Salander, cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, returns to the screen in The Girl in the Spider's Web, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller. Golden Globe Award winner Claire Foy plays the outcast vigilante defender who finds herself caught in a web of spies, cyber

  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (3D) – He’s a mean one

    November 7, 2018 5:00 AM 15

    For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr Seuss' 1957 beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas. Funny, heart-warming and visually stunning, it is a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable

  • Conkarah enters Reggae Billboard chart

    November 6, 2018 5:59 AM 18

    Conkarah debuts at number 11 on this week's Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Inna Reggae Style: 90s Edition Vol 1 . The six-song EP, released on October 26 by Conkarah Music, sold 44 copies in its first week. It contains covers of popular rock songs from the 1990s and early 2000s. They are Zombie by The Cranberries, Here Without You by 3 Doors Down, Save Tonight

  • Pop style in Junction

    November 4, 2018 5:18 AM 13

    The 2018 staging of Campari Pop style hit Jamaica's south coast recently with a stop in Junction, St Elizabeth. It was a night of fun, style and music, as over a thousand party goers converged at Pine Plaza for the chance to be dubbed Campari's Most Stylish. The fashionably dressed partygoers brought their A-game, as they strutted their stuff upon entry

  • Story of the Song: ‘Shaka Zulu Pickney’ part of warrior heritage

    November 4, 2018 4:19 AM 17

    Tarrus Riley's 2010 song, Shaka Zulu Pickney, takes its title from one of the many black persons identified in the lyrical tracing of connections among generations and across distances. Among the others are musician Fela Kuti (Nigeria), Marcus Garvey (Jamaica), Martin Luther King and Malcolm X (USA), and Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana). However, it is the southern

  • Alton Willis pushes on

    November 3, 2018 1:18 PM 15

    Growing up in East Kingston, there was no shortage of sound systems and dances for budding deejay Alton Willis to develop his skills. At age 13, he was working on the Atomic Bomb 'sounD'. It was not until Willis migrated to Ottawa, Canada in 1991 that his recording career got going. His latest songs, Ghetto Struggling and Drop Inna Mi Palm, are released

  • BRT climaxes this weekend

    November 3, 2018 1:18 PM 13

    The 2018 Beach Road Trip (BRT) will climax this weekend on the historic Virginia Key Beach in Miami, Florida. The headliners for the weekend include soca monarch Machel Montano, dancehall artiste Alkaline, and a host of internationally known DJs. The four-day, all-inclusive weekend kicked off with a yacht party on Thursday; a welcome check-in party and The V Maui vowi yesterday