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Stories by Anthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 12:15 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: At Buju Banton’s historic Long Walk To Freedom official after-party in March, New York Chef Omar Walters of Omar’s Kitchen, was flown to Jamaica to fête celebrities and fans attending the shindig at Liguanea Club in St Andrew. Later this week...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: WBAI, a listener-supported radio station and a member of the Pacifica chain of radio stations, which provides original programming to listeners in the Metropolitan New York City region and worldwide, was abruptly shut down Monday...

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:10 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NY: Lt Stitchie, who made the transition from dancehall music to gospel, after a near tragic motor vehicle accident on his way to Reggae Sumfest in 1997, was overcome with emotion when he reunited with his long-time sparring partner, DJ Ricky...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 2:15 PMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: History was created on Monday, September 30, with the official launch of My Turn Radio, an all-female disc jocks radio platform. The station, whose playlist includes reggae and dancehall music, is the brainchild of New York-based...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Bronx, NY: At a time when some of the stakeholders in the music industry in Jamaica are complaining that their livelihood is under threat with the enforcement of the Noise Abatement Act, New York rolled out the red carpet for some of the biggest...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:16 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: After being off the airwaves for almost eight months, Kirk Nelson, aka ‘Captain Kirk,’ the renowned ‘bad boy’ of radio, has taken up residence at Supa Jamz radio in Palm Beach, South Florida, hosting the Captain Kirk Show. ‘The...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:18 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Mt Vernon, NY: Hip hop superstar DMX and dancehall artiste, Serani brought the heat to CityFest last weekend in Mt Vernon, New York. The outdoor street festival featured performances from several American and local reggae-dancehall acts and...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: Recent comments by female dancehall DJ D’Angel comparing herself musically to Koffee and demanding respect from the entertainment industry have put the spotlight on females in the reggae/dancehall space who are making strides or on the...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:32 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: Veteran reggae singer Don Angelo – father of Equal Rights deejay, Ishawna, whose spicy private life has made her a tabloid darling – is turning heads with his new single, Sign and Wonders. It’s a collaboration with singjay Jah Jason,...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:20 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran reggae crooner Benjy Myaz, his sister, gospel singer Joan Myers, and their seven siblings are today mourning the death of their mother, Resa Myers, who passed away on Sunday, September 8, at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James. ‘...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:23 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Everytime You’re There, a single which was released by singer Richie Stephens in 1993, on Motown Records, was selected for the soundtrack of the groundbreaking short film, Daddy’s Not Around: D.N.A. The film will be screened on September 21 at the...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:07 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: A huge magnet for the near-capacity crowd at the inaugural Westchester Music Festival that took place at the Capitol Theatre in upstate Portchester, NY was reggae icon Marcia Griffiths. Currently celebrating 56 years in the music...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:13 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: Castaway (Don’t Leave Me) by King Deco, a Jordanian born, US-based, indie pop singer, songwriter, and producer known for A-list collaborations with Melanie Martinez, Larzz Principato and Kinetics & One Love, is a trending pop...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: After being postponed in July by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, due to high temperatures, the city’s largest Caribbean food event, the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, unfolded at Roy Wilkins Park on Sunday. New York food and music...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:28 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York: On Saturday, August 31, entrepreneur and CEO of Bullzii Marketing LLC Andrea Bullens will seek to expand her portfolio to include concert producer/promoter of the inaugural Westchester Reggae Music Festival. The event, scheduled for the...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:14 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Veteran broadcaster Barrington ‘Barry G’ Gordon, was on Sunday presented with a United States congressional proclamation from Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke of the Ninth Congressional District in New York. The presentation was made to Gordon by...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Queens, NY: He is the biggest and most accomplished artiste to have been booked to grace the stage of Groovin’ In The Park. In the event’s 9th year, crooner Michael Bolton will join lovers rock king Beres Hammond as the festival unfolds on Sunday,...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

R & B singer Marvin Moore and Jamaican songbird Marcia Aitken are both confirmed for Rebel Salute 2019, scheduled for Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York:We are just a few weeks away from the September 30 deadline for eligibility for the 2019 Grammy Awards 'Reggae Album of the Year' submission, and already pundits are making predictions as to which albums will make the shortlist. The voting...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:08 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York:In a year that has seen reports of sexual harassment against women, and efforts to undermine women's legal and reproductive rights escalate, New York's Irie Jam Radio will provide an important platform for female artistes to shine at the...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK:Several months ago, rap icon and music industry executive Jay-Z sent his private jet from the United States to the continent of Africa to fetch Damian Marley. Jay-Z was gambling on a smash single collaboration with Bob Marley's youngest son...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Cristy Barber, a Grammy-nominated music producer and vice-president of Creative Planning & Development at Downsound Entertainment, will receive the Blue & Bougie Impact Award in New York, USA, on Sunday, July 15...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

New York:Reggae artiste Omar Riley, more popularly known as Tarrus Riley, will received an international award from New York-based Garvey School, an institution which was named after Jamaica's first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey.The award...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff are icons whose music is loved and adored by fans worldwide. Jamaica has also produced several successful DJs who have garnered international prominence including Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mavado, Buju Banton, Shabba...

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