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Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Kerry-Ann Stimpson, group marketing manager, JMMB, welcomes the audience at JMMB’s Fashion Meets Finance event held recently at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.
URIM 7 vocalists (from left) Geneva Ayre, Kemar Thomas, Ruth Mason and Oshaine Mais.
Jah Cure
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Beer Wendzdays Live

gets bigger, better

Beer Wendzdays Live returns bigger and

better. The series, which is the brainchild of brewing giant, Red Stripe, started last October. Since its inception, the event has grown over time with the support from fans mounting with each staging. Beenie Man, No-Maddz, Kalado, Tifa, Mystikal Revolution, DBurnz, Dexta Daps, Delus, I-Wayne and Richie Spice, just to name a few, have all been big acts on Beer Wendzdays Live.

Tonight, Whitebones Seafood Restaurant in Kingston is the location for the next big event and will feature the talented Jah Cure.

Marsha Lumley, market transformation manager, Red Stripe, says, "You can expect an amazing event as we have a lot in store for the patrons. You will be able to try the new Red Stripe flavour for the summer, Lemon Paradise, while

listening to the soulful, golden voice of Jah Cure," Lumley said.

Jah Cure is also excited about his performance as he spoke a little on what can be expected from him.

"Everybody know say wid Jah Cure, I'm all for conscious music. I do what I love and I love what I do. I take pride and joy in doing good music, soulful reggae music and reach out to everyone. Am just gonna do my best, sing my best hits that I have, up to my latest release and I will definitely sing two songs from the album of course," said Jah Cure.

Showtime is 9 p.m., and the DBurnz band will be back once more to deliver the usual high-energy performance. The event will also be hosted by Jade of Zip FM. Admission is $1,500 with beer specials running all night. The first 10 groups of four to enter the venue will receive a free platter of wings and a one-litre Red Stripe.

URIM 7 band spreads gospel across the US

Gospel band URIM 7 is currently in the United States for a stint of shows and has joined in the celebration of the Caribbean Heritage Organization's (CHO) first Caribbean Lens Entertainment conference and film festival, which will witness tributes to the works of Sir Sidney Poitier, Cicely Tyson and Harry Belafonte. Angela Brisette-Martin, public relations officer, says the band performed a solid one-hour set on the opening night, last night at the El Portal Theater, North Hollywood, California, doing a mix of reggae, calypso, jazz and R&B. The band is also scheduled to be the headline performer on this Friday's closing night (June 19), at the Salute to Hollywood and Excellence Award Show, optional black-tie gala, at Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, CA.

"This is an exceptional opportunity for the band to be

selected in this the 10th year anniversary since the Joint Congressional Resolution that established June as the National Caribbean-American Heritage Month", said Martin.

This will not only paint the Caribbean in a positive light and as a great vacation destination, but brings to Hollywood the vast array of talent and innovative film production services available in the region. The band will then move on to Washington, DC, to perform during the Caribbean Heritage Month Legislative Sessions Capitol Hill on June 22-23. The Caribbean and African Leadership Conference at the Howard University will also get a taste of Jamaica through URIM 7, on June 22 and 29.

Their final performance at the 'Groovin' in The Park Festival, in New York, June 28, is yet to be confirmed. The band returns home June 29.