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Published:Tuesday | September 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM
I-Wayne

I-Wayne prepares for US tour

Reggae crooner I-Wayne and his band are in rehearsal for his upcoming United States tour, set to kick off in late October. According to I-Wayne's publicist, Karl Larmond, "The tour (The I & I Tour), which consists of over 36 stops, kicks off in California on October 22 and ends in Florida on November 29. It is also a prelude to I-Wayne's upcoming acoustic album."

"The I & I Tour is mostly a West Coast, Mid-West tour, which is predominantly the reggae market in the US, so we are focusing carefully on our target audience."

The tour will also feature upcoming reggae act Black-Am-I from the Ghetto Youths Camp, whose single, Sampson Strength was featured on Junior Gong's Set Up Shop Volume 1 compilation.

Locally, I-Wayne will perform at the Olympia Crown Hotel on October 4.

Beenie Man goes Live in the City

Beenie Man will support charity by performing at the fortnightly live music series at CRU Bar and Kitchen, St Andrew, dubbed Live in the City. The event takes place on Wednesdays.

The dancehall doctor is slated to headline the show this Wednesday September 24.

Each staging of Live in the City supports a charity of the artiste's choice and part proceeds from Wednesday's concert will go to the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica to aid in research and patient support.

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue.

So far this year, Konshens and Tarrus Riley have headlined the series. Bugle, Duane Stephenson, Chevaughn, Delus, and Javada, among others, have also performed.

The live music series is produced by Marriott International Productions and co-sponsored by Caribbean Producers Jamaica, Finlandia Vodka, and Mercedes-Benz.