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Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: Had it had similar lighting, sound and attention, the talent (small) stage at Friday's second night of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium might well have upstaged the more...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Before Snow from Canada with Informer in the 1990s and Gentleman from Germany with Infatuation in the middle of the past decade, Dominic from England broke ground as a white deejay in the 1980s.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At Pepsi Rebel Salute earlier this month, deejay Peter Metro fell to his knees as he outlined Jamaican history in song to the large...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With limited funding, Reggae Month will kick off tomorrow but expectations are still high for new Committee Chairman Charles Campbell.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Under the caption 'Cool Ruler' dark horse for the Grammy Awards', incorrectly referred to Phil Pratt as the producer of Gregory Isaac's Love is Overdue.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Performances are good for a night, but going on record is another thing entirely.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Buju Banton probably occupied more performance time than most of those who actually made it to the stage at Pepsi Rebel Salute on Saturday, January 16.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Producer and arranger Handel Tucker smiles as he explains to The Sunday Gleaner how Raymond Azan presented him with a song and he took it into 'Handel World'.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jay Leno told talk show host Oprah Winfrey he was "devastated" when NBC executives asked him to leave The Tonight Show in 2004 because they wanted to give the programme to Conan O'Brien.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In a memorable 90-minute set befitting his superstar status, 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds on Thursday night dazzled patrons at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium as they embraced the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival.

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If you missed Thursday'sfun-filled night of music at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at its new home in Trelawny, here are some of the beautiful people you did not meet.

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:02 PM

Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival got off to a stellar start with a range of great performances and a crowd which loved it so much, they braved rain and cold to enjoy it all.

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Singer Billy Ocean who is in the island for Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, celebrated his 60th birthday quietly with family and friends.Also, check out First Lady Mrs O's gorgeous wintery plum ensemble by American designer Isaac Mizrahi, that she...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Pulse supermodel Jaunel McKenzie will simultaneously appear in four of fashion's biggest magazines in three countries - Britain, France and the USA. The first of the multiple editorials is for British Marie Claire ...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: Jon Saxx and the Endless Possibilities band from Florida mesmerised a capacity-filled Blue Beat audience on Wednesday night in Montego Bay as they seduced the ears with beautiful musical notes. The band, which also performed last night on the Art of Music ...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Cristy Barber, vice-president of marketing and promotions at VP Records, points out some glaring nomination deficiencies in the Reggae category of the annual Grammy awards over the years, the most recent being Tarrus Riley...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2010 gets going down in Trelawny today.

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Maxi Priest promised a party, but not once did he warn of plans to rock the roof off RIU Montego Bay's amphitheatre on Tuesday night. In fact, guests at the Spanish-owned all-inclusive resort got much more than they bargained ...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hanief Lallo, winner of the Youthlink Jazz and Blues talent competition, was in a jubilant mood yesterday after collecting his prize from Youthlink coordinator Kareem Latouche, at The Gleaner's North Street offices....

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's not that Maxi Priest wasn't expected to bring down the house - it was the way he did it. In collaboration with his son, Marvin Priest, and sidekick, the New York-based DJ, Beniton the Menace, he got everybody dancing in the process...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Tourism hosted a reception and launch of the Usain Bolt Jamaica advertising campaign, held at The Devonshire, Devon House, Hope Road, on Monday.

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

On Sunday night, Ken Boothe walked out of the darkness, red vest rich against an otherwise full-black outfit, to welcoming handclaps from an audience which, mere minutes earlier, had been clapping impatiently for showtime.

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

During a 1965 recording session at Federal Records, Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt decided he wanted a different sound for Take It Easy, a ska song he and his band, The Jets, were cutting with singer Hopeton Lewis...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The launch of the 2010 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Sunday was, in common parlance, "a blast."That term should be taken both figuratively and literally. There was much fine music by classy artistes...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

James Cameron's Avatar is on a course to sink Titanic at the box office.Number one for the sixth straight weekend, with US$36 million, the 20th Century Fox sci-fi spectacle lifted its domestic total to US$552.8 million, according to studio estimates...

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