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GOVERNMENT MINISTER DAMION CRAWFORD, SEES JAMAICA AS AN ENTERTAINMENT MECCA!

October 21, 2014
GOVERNMENT MINISTER DAMION CRAWFORD, SEES JAMAICA AS AN ENTERTAINMENT MECCA!

 Damion Crawford— DAMION Crawford, minister of state in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, says with 20,000 entertainment event held last year, Jamaica has both comparative and competitive advantage as an entertainment mecca. The minister’s assertions came at the launch of Carlene Davis’s album launch — Dripping Blood — at the Redbones Blues Café,...
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“FAREWELL JOHN HOLT” – NUMEROUS TRIBUTES PAID TO THE MUSICAL ICON!

October 21, 2014
“FAREWELL JOHN HOLT” – NUMEROUS TRIBUTES PAID TO THE MUSICAL ICON!

John Holt (left) and Beres Hammond pay their respects to Dennis Brown in song at Brown’s 53rd birthday celebrations in downtown Kingston in 2010. File photos By Shereita Grizzle—- On Sunday night into yesterday, the music industry was again sent into mourning as the news of yet another icon’s passing circulated. On Sunday, singer John...
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SINGER JOHN HOLT DIES IN LONDON AT 69!

October 20, 2014
SINGER JOHN HOLT DIES IN LONDON AT 69!

   John Holt—- Veteran Jamaican reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital on Sunday. He was 69. Copeland Forbes, Holt’s manager since 2006, confirmed the entertainer’s passing. “John died at 2:40 am English time. His nephew informed of his death,” Forbes told OBSERVER ONLINE. The cause of death is yet to...
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LADY G AIMS AT THE CHARTS WITH NEW SINGLE “ROCK AND COME IN!”

October 19, 2014
LADY G AIMS AT THE CHARTS WITH NEW SINGLE “ROCK AND COME IN!”

Lady G – File By Carl Gilchrist— Lady G is heading back for the charts with a throwback track that threatens to exceed the career heights that she reached when she teamed up with Papa San in the ’80s for such hits as Legal Rights and Round Table Talk. This time, though, the collaborative...
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TODAY (OCTOBER 19) IS PETER TOSH’S 70th BIRTHDAY!

October 19, 2014
TODAY (OCTOBER 19) IS PETER TOSH’S 70th BIRTHDAY!

By Howard Campbell-   Peter Tosh- KINGSTON, Jamaica – With powerful songs such as ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ and ‘400 Years,’ Peter Tosh ranks among pop music’s most militant artists. Tosh, who was killed  September 11, 1987, would have turned 70 today. It is unlikely his hard-hitting songs would impress today’s record company executives, who...
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“BELLY OF THE BEAST” HOLDS THE NO.1 POSITION FOR THE SECOND WEEK!

October 19, 2014
“BELLY OF THE BEAST” HOLDS THE NO.1 POSITION FOR THE SECOND WEEK!

THE NEW YORK/FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 30 MUSIC CHART 10/17/14     TW      LW WOC TITLE ARTIST     LABEL HPR 1 -1 -20 BELLY OF THE BEAST (2) TOM LAING/CAPLETON  TOP TIER RECORDS #1 2 2 14 Jesus Ah Di Don Sista Sasha Hitz Factory Records #2 3 5 10 I...
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AS ALBUM SALES FALL, JAMAICAN ARTISTS ARE LOOKING ELSEWHERE FOR ADDITIONAL EARNINGS!

October 19, 2014
AS ALBUM SALES FALL, JAMAICAN ARTISTS ARE LOOKING ELSEWHERE FOR ADDITIONAL EARNINGS!

Tessanne Chin —- By Sadeke Brooks— As album sales continue to fall, Jamaican artists and producers are now looking to YouTube for additional earnings. Producer Blaqk Sheep explained that while you might not get massive earnings from YouTube, “you do get paid”. He says in order for entertainers to earn money, they need to...
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AUSTRALIAN SINGER MISS TRACE, ROCKS WITH LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER B.B. SEATON!

October 19, 2014
AUSTRALIAN SINGER MISS TRACE, ROCKS WITH LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER B.B. SEATON!

Miss Trace rocks steady with B.B. Seaton– AUSTRALIAN singer Miss Trace has found a new hero in rocksteady great B.B. Seaton. Last month, while in London for Seaton’s 70th birthday party, she recorded three songs — Image of Love, Something For You and Stand By Me — with him. The two first collaborated last...
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JAMAICAN MUSIC PIONEERS WITHOUT NATIONAL HONORS!

October 19, 2014
Inner Circle

 Kenneth Khouri—- Vere Johns … His Opportunity Hour and Opportunity Knocks shows were the Rising Star contests of the 1950s and 1960s. They helped launch the careers of Alton Ellis, Lloyd Charmers, John Holt, Bob Andy, Desmond Dekker, The Wailers, Jackie Edwards, Dobby Dobson, Boris Gardiner, Millie Small, Jimmy Cliff, the Blues Busters, Derrick...
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NEW BOOK SALUTES THE “SONG BIRDS – PIONEERING WOMEN IN JAMAICAN MUSIC!”

October 19, 2014
Songbirds:WomenOfReggae

 By Howard Campbell—  Top: WHEN it comes to the history of early reggae, Heather Augustyn’s interest has no bounds. For the past decade, the American journalist/teacher has written extensively on the music’s roots—-. Songbirds: Pioneering Women of Reggae is her latest literary effort. Released in September, it is Augustyn’s look at the role women played...
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