|Cops talk tough - Entertainment to be rigorously policed
Promoters and sound- system operators in western Jamaica will be required to play a new tune if they intend to survive in the entertainment business as the Area One Police High Command, with immediate effect, will enforce the Noise Abatement Act of 1997.
The Voice - Idol puts 'Sparks' in teenager's life
Last year, Jordin Sparks became the youngest ever person to win American Idol, aged just 17. The Arizona native has finished working on her debut album and her next single features Chris Brown. Now 18, she tells Emmanuel Ezugwu about how she is dealing with fame, her views on Chris Brown and Rihanna's relationship, and why she has never had a boyfriend before.
Robbie Lyn rewarded for 'Making Notes'
When renowned musician Robbie Lyn released his instrumental album, Making Notes, in early 2007, he was aware that the appetite for such albums was deficient in the society. However, Lyn has found reward for his efforts, as in late February he received the Reggae Academy Award for Best Instrumental Album.
Venecia makes cover early
Elite and Saint model Venecia Bennett has appeared on the cover of JAMAQUE Magazine. This, she says, is in an effort to be as good or even better than her role model, Naomi Campbell.
Glory days - Flourgon 'Run Tings' in late '80s
Flourgon was one of the first dons of dancehall music. Born Michael May in Kingston, Flourgon began his career on the sound system circuit, performing with Stone Love, Small Axe, Rambo Mango and his own Sweet Love set. He often performed alongside his DJ sibling, Red Dragon, with whom he nurtured the careers of Buju Banton and Terry Ganzie.