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Published:Monday | June 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With the financial downturn, this year's International Reggae Day will be celebrated mostly on the Internet. The event, which will be held on July 1, is an annual media festival celebrating Jamaica's rich cultural legacy, history of quality music and global cultural impact...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A lover of pan since he was 12 years old, Liam Teague has been playing for more than 24 years. A graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU) and a skilled pan player who has been hailed as the 'Paganini of the Steel Pan', Teague currently serves as assistant professor of steel pan and co-director of the steel band at NIU.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bob Andy said Fire Burning "came out of the Michael Manley era", and the man generally credited as the most charismatic prime minister in Jamaica's history (and the most destructive or constructive, depending on perspective) was singed by the incisively critical song.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After a one-month hiatus, the live concert series at Studio 38 returns today at 6 p.m. at the Pulse Centre, Trafalgar Road. Sunday sees the return of rocksteady's greatest living legend, the inimitable John Holt.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Firm on his mission "bring back the glam" to Kingston and St Andrew through the staging of Styleweek Jamaica 2010, Saint International CEO Deiwght Peters is pulling on his global fashion connections.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Wailers band has been injected with new life. The addition of Koolant, the new lead singer of the legendary band, has been notable.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Mento, in its original format, is 'country people music', the banjo, maracas and rhumba box needing no electronic amplification to carry home in rural areas of a country where there is still need for a rural electrification programme.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Reggae Sumfest is less than a month away and, after taking a two-year hiatus from its sponsorship of the reggae festival, Red Stripe is back, and in a big way.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The 'Seh Sup'm' poetry and live music event, held monthly at the Village Blues Bar, had probably its most diverse stagings last Sunday.

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Michael Manley's first stint as prime minister created a new political awareness among the youth, including Bob Andy.

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Considering the high quality of the music served up, there were not enough people at the Soroptimist International of Jamaica's sixth annual Classics in June concert on Sunday.Scores of patrons did attend the event mounted in the...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

JAMPRO, through its film commission, hosted the local screening of Knight and Day, a summer blockbuster, featuring exciting scenes shot in beautiful Port Antonio, Jamaica's pristine eastern corridor with Hollywood A-list...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Styleweek is coming. Are you ready to rock with the models on the catwalk?...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dancehall superstar Busy Signal has added yet another award to his fast-rising collection. The artiste topped out other nominees in the category, Best International Single, at the recently held Reggae Achievement Awards...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Though they have played a major role in Jamaican music, percussionists have never really been given their due.Maybe, it's because they are usually in the background.Denver Smith represents the new generation of...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"They're awesome!" That was one patron's opinion of the University Singers, whose 2010 concert season is now running at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA), Mona. And it was only half-time....

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Sunday was special for fathers and here are some scenes from the day....

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As the excitement builds for the 2010 staging of Styleweek Jamaica, the opening night's presentation has caused intrigue among many.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Pentecostal Tabernacle has released its double-disk album called Jamaica Cayman Connection. The album, an audio and video compilation, is the latest effort by the Pentecostal Tabernacle...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Places to be and people to see! Extra Exclusive, check out the Rotary Club of Falmouth's wine and cheese party, the launch of the 2010 Festival activities last Thursday at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston and much more.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): The money is rolling in.The bills are being paid. And all those people who said Michael Jackson might earn more in death than in life are being proved right.

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rap stars Sean Kingston and Nicki Minaj shot the video for their hot new single, Letting Go (Dutty Love), Sunday night at Jack Ruby Lawn on Ocho Rios' James Avenue, amid hundreds of fans gathered to get a view of the stars...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Father's Day was made special Sunday after the finale of the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival at Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios turned out to be a fitting...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT'S NO secret. Sean Kingston is in love with the beautiful and sexy Nicki Minaj, real name Onika Maraj. Their collaboration, Letting Go (Dutty Love), from Kingston's upcoming album might seem like just another collaboration between artistes on a track...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"We wanted a soul-stirring concert that would be a blessing to fathers," said Monica Campbell McFarlane, one of the organisers of the Father's Day concert, 'A Blessing for Fathers', held last...

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