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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...

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

When three R 'n B divas join forces one can not only expect a dramatic effect, but a powerhouse of amazing vocals, lyrical depth and three artistes wanting to make a difference musically and socially. R 'n B superstars and Grammy Award winners Deborah Cox...

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

The organisers of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival have teamed up with Flow, Jamaica's broadband communications company, to add new hi-tech communications features to the renowned music festival.

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

WESTERN BUREAU: The party vibes at the 2010 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival are expected to flow into Jazz Beach J'Ouvert at Aquasol Beach Park in Montego Bay on Saturday afternoon. Dollis Campbell of Image...

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

It was barbecue time at Laura Mazabel and Tristan Alvarado's home at Tryall Club, in Hanover, on Sunday afternoon and we have the highlights for you...

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.

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