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Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

VETERAN REGGAE artiste Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert last Wednesday donated US$2,000 to the Enid Smedmore Foundation of the Wolmer's Girls school. The presentation was made during a small media briefing, which was hosted by Norma Brown-Bell, chairperson...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While vacationing in Negril in 1975, singer/songwriter John Oates said he was turned on to a saucy mento song by Stanley Beckford and the Starlights that was taking Jamaica by storm. "I remember hearing this song called Soldering, and I brought it back home and actually...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Club de Vin's members and friends were out last Thursday for the monthly wine meeting at Veena and Denny Chandiram's home, The Lagoons, in Montego Freeport. Back in the city, the Consular Corps of Jamaica hosted high tea at King's House...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last Thursday night's taster of jazz and blues at The Deck, Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, served up a delightful sampling of music to a crammed house. However, as soulful as Suzanne Couch was, and despite Bluegrass in the Sky's rapid-fire lyrics...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bacchanal Jamaica organisers are promising 10 weeks of a 'feel-good' atmosphere for the 2010 carnival season. The event was launched last Wednesday at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. The promoters urged revellers to come out and enjoy the festivities...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In an attempt to help Haiti to a speedy recovery, The Gleaner and TurnKey Productions will be facilitating the donation of non-perishable items and cash for the island's destitute at the upcoming Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While the original Tour for African Star rocked the dancehall it was the video for the remix which made it to BET and MTV, carrying Capleton along to an album deal with Def Jam. The arrangement yielded two albums, Prophecy (which contained the Tour remix) and I-Testament.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

From 1,500 patrons 14 years ago to an expected 30,000 this year, having hosted some of the world's top music superstars alongside local talent and now at its fourth home, the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival has been a musical chameleon.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rocksteady great Ken Boothe will perform tonight at Studio 38 bistro at the Pulse Centre on Trafalgar Road. Boothe is likely to perform an extended set, similar to John Holt's two-hour set at the same venue on January 3.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Militant. Provocative. Unapologetic. Complex. That's Yasus Afari, well-known Rastafarian performance poet and cultural ambassador. Always the rebel and ever advocating black heritage and his faith, his captivating presentations have left indelible marks in people's mind the world over. And there's no stopping him.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Come today, TurnKey Productions expects the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium (commonly called Greenfield stadium), the new home of its Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, to be 85 per cent ready in its quest to recapture the jazzy, sexy ambiance that has been one of the trademark features of the festival since its inception.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In 1995, Capleton's Tour, released on the African Star label, took off like the jet plane from which it borrowed the defining sound at its start. It was not just that the song was popular - which it undoubtedly was and still is - but it also defined a time of changing popular cultural identities and images in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

An excellent performance by organist Diane Bish at the Stella Maris Church on Sunday could only have cemented her reputation as "the most visible and influential classical organist performing today".

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nerlin 'Lynn' Taitt, the Trinidadian guitarist many musicologists credit with the birth of rocksteady, has died. The WACK 90.1 radio station in Trinidad reported on its website that he passed away at age 75 on Wednesday in Montreal, Canada.

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recording artiste Joshua has voiced two songs, Gun or Life and Everyday is a Gunshot, for the 'No to Guns, Yes to Life' anti-gun campaign.The campaign will be launched on Monday at the Amphitheatre in the Portmore Mall and ends on February 6."We believe...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The island's number one pollster is all set to take a bride and get ready to gyrate those hips as it's bacchanal time again!...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inductee Jimmy Cliff is on the verge of releasing his latest CD, titled Existence. The project has 15 exciting songs, 13 of which are brand new compositions. On a recent trip to the island, Cliff gave this reporter an opportunity to listen...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):A month after Brittany Murphy's mysterious death, her mother and husband say they are convinced the actress died of natural causes, not drugs or an eating disorder.In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival has not only shifted location from St James to Trelawny, but is also venturing into St Ann this year. Next Monday, Turnkey Productions, promoters of the show, will present Jamaica Jazz and Blues...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gramps Morgan will be hoping to, yet again, soothe reggae fans with the release of his debut solo album, Two Sides of My Heart - Volume 1.The baritone singer, born Roy Morgan, branched out on his own with his 16-track solo...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):The Grammys are staging an unprecedented tribute in honour of Michael Jackson, including a 3-D film clip the singer made before his death. A posthumous tribute to Jackson will be a focal point of the January 31 Grammy Awards broadcast...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Amy Winehouse admits it went beyond seasonal spirit.The soul diva pleaded guilty Wednesday to assaulting a theatre manager who asked her to leave a family Christmas show starring Mickey Rooney, because she'd had too much to drink....

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Couples Tower Isle had a weekend of celebration last weekend, and festivities included a golf tournament and super party.

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):With Simon Cowell's days numbered and Paula Abdul already gone, this season is shaping up to be the end of an era for the nation's most popular show, the Fox Network's 'American Idol.'However, when it comes to living up to its title and...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Vocalist Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage has revealed that the members of the family-group are itching to get back in the studio as a unit following their decision to venture into solo careers in 2008. The famous reggae...

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