It's been a great year thus far for the former child star of soca, Machel Montano. He made a clean sweep of Carnival 2012 in Trinidad, winning all three titles - Power Soca Monarch, Groovy Soca Monarch and Road March Monarch.
Having been involved up close with entertainment for most of his life, Owen Banton has decided to now take a hands-on approach with the aim of influencing the future of reggae music. His decision was influenced largely by the mediocrity of what today passes as music and a yearning for the quality recordings of yesteryear.
Ever since he abandoned the Knox Teachers' College for the Push Hitz Records studio, Tatah Blacks has been on a never-ending campaign to make his music known worldwide. Born Terrence Tedroy, Tatah Blacks left all hope of becoming a teacher behind when he decided to follow his dreams and do music professionally.
The history of rhythm and blues is filled with vocal groups such as The Flamingos, The Mongols, The Five Satins, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Cadillacs, The Orioles, The Dells, The Coasters, The Clovers, The Crows, The Penguins, The Crests, The Spaniels, and The Shirelles, occupying the front line.
The last few years have seen a plethora of R'n'B artistes straying from their musical roots to take a more commercially viable route. United States stars Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo and Usher are just a few acts who stepped away from R'n'B and began experimenting with dance music in order to keep up with the industry's current trend. And all did so with relatively little scrutiny. But apparently, it's not that easy for a dancehall artiste to do the same.
With the aim of giving exposure to talented musicians having a hard time getting a start in the industry, two females have undertaken a new venture called Village Expressions. Held each Wednesday at the Village Blues Bar in St Andrew, the show has, since its inception a few weeks ago, showcased several upcoming acts in the entertainment industry.
The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) stages its 2012 Easter Sunrise performance, A Morning of Movement and Music, this morning at 6 o'clock, in continuation of its year-long 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
Those who were hoping to catch a glimpse of famous Tinseltown actor Ryan O'Neal at this year's Reggae Film Festival will be disappointed to learn that the Oscar-nominated star of 1970s Love Story will be a no-show at the event, scheduled for April 17-21 at the Pegasus Gardens, New Kingston.
For centuries, the expression 'third time's the charm' has meant much to many.But promoters of I LOVE SOCA 'Soca Bliss', Andrew Bellamy, Ian Bourne, Denver Holt and Ricki Walsh, aim to go one better....
Bacchanal Jamaica's six-week Bacchanal Fridays series closed with its final fête, 'New Moons Rising', last Friday. Despite the staging of the ISSA Boys and Girls' Schools Athletics Championships next door at the National Stadium and the adjusted star...
Sean Paul's fifth studio album Tomahawk Technique, a dancehall set with a rich infusion of pop and R&B, is doing well, according to the Grammy-winning deejay. Speaking to The Gleaner prior to performing at the Rémy Martin Fly Away Concert at Sandals Grande...