LOS ANGELES:Mel Gibson used some lightning legal moves last Friday to abruptly end a domestic violence case involving a fight last year with his then girlfriend. Within hours, Gibson was charged with misdemeanour spousal battery and pleaded no contest...
NEW YORK:Hollywood would like to skip spring and head straight to summer.The summer-style blockbuster Battle: Los Angles performed like one at the box office, opening to a strong debut of US$36 million, according to studio estimates yesterday.
It was a night of fewer awards and more performances at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards with Lady Saw, Eve and Wayne Wonder being a few of the standout acts at the event that was held at Devon House, St Andrew, on Saturday evening....
LOS ANGELES: Charlie Sheen is taking his show on the road.A spokesman for the outspoken actor said tickets go on sale Saturday for shows in Detroit and Chicago next month called 'Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth'.
Whether it is Jamaican performers going to Japan or Japanese fans coming to Jamaica to liberally populate dancehalls and stage shows, the Land of Wood and Water and the Land of the Rising Sun have a long-standing musical connection.
After the popular Shottas, which starred deejay Spragga Benz, another Jamaican movie with a similar theme is now set to begin its production. The movie, titled Gangstas, is being done by Platinum Camp Records in association with Black Roses Entertainment and Augustus Films, and is about a Jamaican male who was brought up in a broken home and gets involved in street life.
In life he was a champion for black people the world over; in death he continues to inspire millions to rise beyond the circumstances of their birth to claim their heritage, but in the country where he was born, it seems Robert Nesta Marley is still a victim of class prejudice.
Japan is a major reggae market, so Thursday's major earthquake and tsunami have sent aftershocks through the Jamaican music industry. While there will be negative implications for our music industry as a result of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, local artistes who frequent the country say they are more concerned about the loss of lives and property.
Air Jamaica has confirmed that Yendi Phillipps - one of Jamaica's best-loved young celebrities - is the airline's global ambassador. Phillipps, who is the runner-up in the 2010 Miss Universe competition, will take the airline's message of renewal to customers and travel partners around the world.
Come this Thursday, music will fill the air of the University Chapel, University of The West Indies, when Claudio Recabarren, famed Chilean neo-classical composer and pianist takes centerstage in a free concert being presented by the Embassy of Chile.
Despite a government grant and several fund-raising efforts, funds are still needed for the rehabilitation of the Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston. The Ward Theatre Foundation held a meditation in 2007 with the hopes of raising funds. And, in 2008, the theatre received a well-needed $20-million grant from the Jamaican Government.
The lights, the cameras, and the nominees are ready for this year's staging of the 21st Actor Boy Awards. Scheduled for March 28 at the Pantry Playhouse in New Kingston, the Actor Boy Awards seeks to applaud the very best each year in Jamaican theatre.
Florida-based poet and playwright Sister Iyata Christi was not at Buju Banton's mid-January 'Before the Dawn' concert in Miami, but she got to see the recording several times. And she hopes to use a few lines from the 'Gargamel' at what seems likely to be his final public performance in several years for the video to a poem she wrote in 2005.
On a night in which I-Octane walked away with the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award, it was House of Leeds singjay Iyahblazze who had the fans jumping with delight as he stole the spotlight at the second Linkage Radio Award at The Macedonia Centre in Mount Vernon, New York, on Saturday night.
In a strange way, Wilton 'Bra' Gaynair is not a stranger to the Institute of Jamaica. The late saxophonist was featured in the Institute's flagship publication the Jamaica Journal (Vol 32, Nos 1-2) in 2009. The article, written by Jamaica Music Museum director Herbie Miller, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Gaynair's Blue Bogey album.
Medikal ruled the roost at the Hague Stage Show with a professional set lacking from almost all the other performers. Backed by Kemistry Band, this singing medical doctor eased though some Jamaican classics with consummate ease, using his dynamic vocal range.
Colby Graham has been producing his Vintage Boss magazine for several years and has added over 12 video documentaries to his credits, the subjects including Sonny Bradshaw, the Coral Gardens Incident, Alexander Bedward and mento...
A picture of Empress Menen was on the kick drum and huge images of the late Sandra 'Sajoya' Alcott framed the nearly all-female Omega Band (Dale Brown stood in on bass guitar due to the slated player's illness and Ibo Cooper...
One of dancehall's finest acts, Voicemail, will appear live in concert tonight at Studio 38, located at the Pulse Centre at Trafalgar Road, New Kingston.Craig Jackson and Kevin Blair have proven that the loss...
Music seems to run in the family, Deuce Califa's father sang under the moniker Garnett Silk.Now, years after his father's death in 1994, Deuce Califa has his eyes set on musical stardom and aims to be as popular...