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HUGH MASEKELA, THE FATHER OF SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ, DIES AT 78!

HUGH MASEKELA, THE FATHER OF SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ, DIES AT 78!

By SCOTT NEUMAN— South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela performs during the Observance for Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in central London in March 2012.—- Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician who recorded more than 40 solo albums and collaborated with artists ranging from Harry Belafonte to Paul Simon, has died at 78 after a protracted battle with prostate cancer, his family announced Tuesday. “[Our] hearts beat with profound loss,” the Masekela family said in a … Read entire article »

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DENZEL WASHINGTON, OCTAVIA SPENCER, MARY J BLIGE, JORDAN PEELE, AND DANIEL KALUUYA, ARE NOMINATED FOR OSCAR AWARDS!

DENZEL WASHINGTON, OCTAVIA SPENCER, MARY J BLIGE, JORDAN PEELE, AND DANIEL KALUUYA, ARE NOMINATED FOR OSCAR AWARDS!

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday amid what’s proving to be an unpredictable and highly political awards season. The fantasy film “The Shape of Water” led with 13 Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, including best picture. The the other best picture nominees are “Lady Bird, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Post,” “Get Out, “Dunkirk,” “Darkest Hour” “Call Me … Read entire article »

NEARLY 200 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN ST. JAMES’ STATE OF EMERGENCY!

NEARLY 200 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN ST. JAMES’ STATE OF EMERGENCY!

The security forces in St James have reported that approximately 200 people have been arrested since Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the state of emergency last Thursday. The police said operations have been conducted in the communities of Flanker, Norwood, Glendevon, Salt Spring and several other communities throughout the parish. “We have taken into custody over 197 persons over a period of … Read entire article »

LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER, NEIL DIAMOND, 77, TO RETIRE FROM TOURING DUE TO PARKINSON’S DISEASE!

LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER, NEIL DIAMOND, 77, TO RETIRE FROM TOURING DUE TO PARKINSON’S DISEASE!

Neil Diamond’s concert career spanned half a century—- Singer Neil Diamond has announced he will retire from touring, after a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Diamond, who turns 77 on Wednesday, cancelled his March tour dates for Australia and New Zealand on medical advice. The Solitary Man singer was midway through his 50th anniversary tour. In a statement he said he took the decision … Read entire article »

“MORE LIVE MUSIC VENUES COMING TO JAMAICA” REVEALS MINISTER OF CULTURE/SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT!

“MORE LIVE MUSIC VENUES COMING TO JAMAICA” REVEALS MINISTER OF CULTURE/SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT!

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer—    Olivia “Babsy” Grange — FOLLOWING the national outcry over traffic congestion caused by the Sandz beach party on New Year’s Day along the Palisadoes strip in Kingston, Minister of Sports, Culture, Entertainment and Gender Affairs Olivia Grange, says more entertainment zones and more live music venues will be launched this year. Grange made this disclosure to the Jamaica Observer on Saturday at … Read entire article »

TOOTS USES NEW SINGLE “TEN SHILLINGS” TO INTRODUCE HIS GRANDSON KING TREVY!

TOOTS USES NEW SINGLE “TEN SHILLINGS” TO INTRODUCE HIS GRANDSON KING TREVY!

 Toots Hibbert (left) and grandson King Trevy– VETERAN singer Toots Hibbert will be using his upcoming single titled Ten Shillings to introduce his grandson, King Trevy. It is slated for release in the first week of February on the D&F LLC imprint. “My grandson Trevado is a star. He can write good songs and the name King Trevy fits him, as he has a … Read entire article »

GUYANA COAST GUARD IN TIME TO FOIL SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY 2 TEENAGERS!

GUYANA COAST GUARD IN TIME TO FOIL SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY 2 TEENAGERS!

A section of the Kingston jetty area (Photo: CMC) — GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two teenagers were rescued by officials from the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) on Friday as they attempted to commit suicide. In a statement, the GDF said the teenagers were spotted and rescued as they were preparing to jump into the deep waters at the mouth of the Demerara … Read entire article »

THERE IS A RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION BOOM TAKING PLACE IN KINGSTON!

THERE IS A RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION BOOM TAKING PLACE IN KINGSTON!

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer—  Rochester Avenue — Several new residential developments have recently got approval from the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), suggesting a construction boom across the capital city. Allicute Construction and Equipment Limited will be constructing several two-story townhouses and studio apartments at 21 Long Lane, St Andrew. The building application plans for the group of townhouses and studios was … Read entire article »

“STRICTLY THE BEST 56” HOLDS DOWN THE TOP SPOT FOR FIVE STRAIGHT WEEKS!

“STRICTLY THE BEST 56” HOLDS DOWN THE TOP SPOT FOR FIVE STRAIGHT WEEKS!

THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 20 ALBUMS/CD’S (NY)          1/19/17 TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                                    ARTIST                                 LABEL 1 1          6          STRICTLY THE BEST 56 (5) VARIOUS ARTISTS        VP RECORDS 2 2          12        Reggae Jammin Vol.4             Various Artists                         Tad’s Records 3 3          26        Stony Hill (8)                          Damian Marley                       Republic Records 4 4          6          Strictly The Best 57                Various Artists                         VP Records 5 5          27        Chronology (2)                        Chronixx                                 Soul Circle … Read entire article »

VETERAN DJ BRIGADIER JERRY SCORES HIS FIRST NO.1, AS CHRONIXX, GEORGE NOOKS, AND SKIP MARLEY, MAKE NEW ENTRIES!

VETERAN DJ BRIGADIER JERRY SCORES HIS FIRST NO.1, AS CHRONIXX, GEORGE NOOKS, AND SKIP MARLEY, MAKE NEW ENTRIES!

THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 30 MUSIC CHART (NY)    1/19/18   TW      LW WOC TITLE                                      ARTIST                                 LABEL                      HPR 1          4       10        RAM DANCE MASTER (1) BRIGADIER JERRY         TAD’S RECORDS   #1 2          5       11        Fyah                                        Cocoa Tea/Inez Pardo             Roaring Lion Records #2 3          1       20        I Must Tell Jesus (2)                George Nooks                         Tad’s Records              #1 4          2       15        Sin Ting                                   Chevelle Franklyn                   NOW Records             #2 5          … Read entire article »