Sun | Feb 19, 2017

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Discussions at the Reggae Open University on Thursday night reached intense levels as tempers flared in a debate about radio and its viability in today's music industry.As panellists discussed the issue of gatekeepers and the role they play in...

When The Sunday Gleaner, asked singer/songwriter Ernie Smith on a recent visit to his St Ann stomping grounds if he had any regrets in nearly half century in Jamaican popular music, he paused before replying."I wasted a lot of time," he said...

"Scandalous but not surprising" is how veteran Jamaican reggae singer Freddie McGregor has described the outcome of the 2017 Reggae Grammy Awards, where Ziggy Marley, Bob Marley's eldest son, was announced winner of the Best Reggae Album.Ziggy's...

One early tribute was penned by JMTC immediate past chairman, Douglas Bennett, and read bycurrent chairman, John Waite. It stated that Cooper was "one of the best tenors the JMTC ever had"; that he received many favourable critiques for his...

In honour of The Cool Ruler, Gregory Isaacs, his widow June Isaacs has masterminded a concert with Jamaican and overseas star vocalists paying respect to the late, legendary singer.The inaugural Red Rose for Gregory, initially slated to take place...

WESTERN BUREAU:Beres Hammond was in his usual fine form as he performed before hundreds of persons at the Appleton Estate's Signature Nights Valentines event, Woodstock, Negril on Tuesday night.At 10:45 p.m., when emcee Ron Muschette announced...

DRINK UPChill out at Come Drink With Me at Jackpot Sports Bar, 42 Giltress Street, starting at 8 p.m.MOVIESSee the action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2, showing at the cinemas this weekend.EXERCISEFlex your body with Dynamic Yoga for Arthritis at Afya...

Christopher Martin's debut album was launched at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Wednesday night and it was a 'big deal' experience.Headphones issued to guests on arrival signalled that it would be a listening party with a difference and...

sun feb 19St JamesOutrage 5.0Outrage 5.0 is at Aguasol, MoBay. Featuring Bounty Killer, Demarco, RDX, Singer J, Teejay, Ricky Teetz, Chilando, Sicq Up, Style X, Clymaxx and more.St AndrewMusical EnchantmentDwight...

On Tuesday morning I participated (mostly by listening) in a discussion put on by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) and National Integrity Association. Named Reggae Roun Di Table, it was about payola as part of the process towards...
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