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SHIAH COORE (SON OF CAT) IS AN INSPIRED-UPCOMING RECORD PRODUCER!

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August 24, 2016
SHIAH COORE (SON OF CAT) IS AN INSPIRED-UPCOMING RECORD PRODUCER!

BY KEVIN JACKSON—  Shiah Coore— Being the son of a roots-reggae icon, it is only natural Shiah Coore is drawn to that sound. His new ‘riddim’, the Lion Paw, is inspired by the beat that made Jamaican music world-famous. “The idea and concept for the Lion Paw was really to bring back the roots...
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DWAYNE HIBBERT (TOOTS’ GRANDSON) CONTINUES THE MUSICAL LEGACY!

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August 24, 2016
DWAYNE HIBBERT (TOOTS’ GRANDSON) CONTINUES THE MUSICAL LEGACY!

 Dwayne Hibbert— BEING grandson of ska/reggae great Toots Hibbert, emerging producer Dwayne Hibbert said he was destined for a career in music. “The starting of my music career was inevitable. Music is in my blood,” the 23-year-old told Jamaica Observer. He is currently promoting his latest project, Bunx Around rhythm. Released in July on...
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AMERICAN DUO, TWENTY-ONE PILOTS, IS GLOBALLY FLYING HIGH WITH ITS REGGAE SONG “RIDE!”

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August 24, 2016
AMERICAN DUO, TWENTY-ONE PILOTS, IS GLOBALLY FLYING HIGH WITH ITS REGGAE SONG “RIDE!”

 Musicians Josh Dun (left) and Tyler Joseph of Twenty-One Pilots. (Photo: Jason Merritt)— There is a reggae song making a huge impact globally. Ride, by American duo Twenty-One Pilots, is currently number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Ride is taken from Blurryface, their fourth album, which was released in 2015. The set...
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KINGSTON’S HISTORIC HALF-WAY-TREE CLOCK TOWER DAMAGED BY FIRE!

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August 24, 2016
KINGSTON’S HISTORIC HALF-WAY-TREE CLOCK TOWER DAMAGED BY FIRE!

 THE historic Half-Way-Tree clock tower was yesterday damaged in an early morning fire. It was not clear up to last night what was the cause of the fire. Public relations officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emilio Ebanks, said that he was unable to say what caused the fire. “When fire personnel arrived at...
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VETERAN SAXOPHONIST HEADLEY BENNETT DIES AT 85!

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August 23, 2016
VETERAN SAXOPHONIST HEADLEY  BENNETT DIES AT 85!

 Headley Bennett— KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Saxophonist Headley Bennett, who played on “Judge Not,” Bob Marley’s first song, has died at age 85, his family said Monday. His daughter Carol Bennett did not give an official cause of death, but said Bennett had suffered from high blood pressure and was recently diagnosed with prostate...
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NEWLY CROWNED MISS JAMAICA WORLD, ASHLIE BARRETT, SAYS SHE IS READY TO REPRESENT!

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August 23, 2016
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BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM—    Miss Jamaica World 2016 Ashlie White Barrett (center) is flanked by first runner-up Whitney Levy (left) and second runner-up Milinda Smith following the coronation show at the Iberostar Resort in St James on Sunday. (Photo: Aceion Cunningham) NEWLY crowned Miss Jamaica World Ashlie White Barrett is pumped and ready to...
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MUSIC INDUSTRY STALWART, VONNIE McGOWAN-ARSCOTT, DIES AT 62!

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August 23, 2016
MUSIC INDUSTRY STALWART, VONNIE McGOWAN-ARSCOTT, DIES AT 62!

 Vonnie McGowan-Arscott—  The funeral for music industry insider/philanthropist Vonnie McGowan-Arscott will be held at Pentecostal Tabernacle in Miami Gardens, on September 17. Interment will be in Forest Lawn South in Davie, Florida. Her widower, Paul Arscott, said the 62-year-old had not been in good health for some time. “Vonnie had been ailing for the...
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TANYA STEPHENS TO PERFORM AT THE “WE ARE REGGAE” SERIES IN MONTEGO BAY, AUGUST 28!

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August 22, 2016
TANYA STEPHENS TO PERFORM AT THE “WE ARE REGGAE” SERIES IN MONTEGO BAY, AUGUST 28!

This Saturday, August 27, 2016 the world renown reggae concert series We Are Reggae features reggae royalty, the prolific hitmaker Tanya Stephens. Tanya Stephens born Vivienne Stephenson caught her big break in 1996, when her ladies anthem, Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet caused quite a stir. Soon after, she began working with acclaimed producers such...
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JAMAICANS ARE URGED TO TAP INTO THE AFRICAN FILM, MUSIC, AND OTHER CREATIVE MARKETS!

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August 22, 2016
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 Top:  Former FIFA referee Peter Prendergast was among the audience which viewed his daughter’s latest work. Bottom: Principals of 50 Days in Afrika (from left) Donish Prendergast, Mykal Kushnie and Kelissa. (Kenyon Hemans) Jamaicans are being urged to look to Africa as a market for their films and other creative works. This call has come from...
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A NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL, “THE HIGH VIBES ROOTS AND REGGAE FESTIVAL” HEADS TO MONTEGO BAY, SEPTEMBER 3-4!

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August 22, 2016
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By Leighton Levy— Kymani Marley— A brand-new reggae festival is about to be staged on Jamaican shores that will at the outset feature acts that can only be considered reggae royalty. From the likes of Ky-Mani Marley to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the roots of arguably the most hypnotic of genres will be on show when...
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