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GUEST RUNDOWNS

Postings from special guest contributors. From commentaries, to higher reasonings, to just running-off the mouth. “Everybody has an opinion!”

KENNETH CULTURE, ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE GROUP CULTURE, CONTINUES ON HIS JOURNEY!

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May 27, 2016
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 Kenneth Culture (left) with members of the group Culture on the album International Herb—. For nearly 20 years, Roy Dayes toured the world as a member of Culture, one of roots-reggae’s most influential groups. But in 1993, he decided to pack it in and go solo. “Mi tour di whole world an’ all yuh...
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GIRL GROUP FIFTH HARMONY, SAMPLES MAD COBRA’S “FLEX” FOR NEW SINGLE!

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May 26, 2016
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By Kevin Jackson—-  Mad Cobra— OLD-SCHOOL deejay Mad Cobra’s gold-selling single, Flex, has been sampled by American girl group Fifth Harmony on their latest single All in My Head (Flex). The song, second from the quintet’s sophomore album 7/27 (Syco/ Epic Records), is due for release tomorrow. Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillon, who co-produced Flex with...
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BRIAN OF BRIAN AND TONY GOLD FAME, EYES A RETURN TO THE STAGE, AFTER CONVERSION TO RASTAFARI!

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May 26, 2016
BRIAN OF BRIAN AND TONY GOLD FAME, EYES A RETURN TO THE STAGE, AFTER CONVERSION TO RASTAFARI!

 Brian Gold— IN 2006 Brian Gold experienced a spiritual awakening which he credits with expanding his world view. He realiZed there was much more to life than the material things he enjoyed. Tomorrow, the 47-year-old singer continues to project the Rastafarian faith he embraced 10 years ago in One Perfect Love, a concert at...
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IT WILL BE A BUSY SUMMER FOR SINGER FREDDIE McGREGOR!

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May 26, 2016
IT WILL BE A BUSY SUMMER FOR SINGER FREDDIE McGREGOR!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL—-    Freddie McGregor— Summer has been a busy period for reggae artists for 40 years. Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker, Burning Spear and Peter Tosh were some of the music’s pioneer road warriors. Today, the Jamaica Observer starts a series looking at artists, booking agents and shows active during this period. Freddie...
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TRAGEDY STRIKES SINGER NESBETH AGAIN, AS HIS SISTER DIES MONTHS AFTER HIS WIFE!

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May 25, 2016
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By Bjorn Burke— Nesbeth, at the funeral service for his wife, Annmarie Elliott-Nesbeth, on March 12. Reggae crooner Greg Nesbeth has been dealt another harsh blow. The My Dream singer today lost a sister, just three months after his wife died. Nesbeth’s publicist, Raymond ‘Shadow’ Small, told THE STAR that the artist’s sister passed away Wednesday morning....
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TONY REBEL TO HEADLINE THE 5TH ANNUAL AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY CONCERT, FOR DOWNTOWN KINGSTON!

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May 25, 2016
TONY REBEL TO HEADLINE THE 5TH ANNUAL AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY CONCERT, FOR DOWNTOWN KINGSTON!

BY SIMONE MORGAN—  Tony Rebel— VETERAN reggae singjay Tony Rebel is this evening’s headliner for the Fifth Annual African Liberation Day concert in the St William Grant Park in downton Kingston. The free concert, hosted by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), is slated for a 5:00 pm start. “When a day is...
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UPCOMING ARTIST DEMO DELGADO, PRAISES BUJU BANTON FOR “THE INSPIRATION!”

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May 25, 2016
UPCOMING ARTIST DEMO DELGADO, PRAISES BUJU BANTON FOR “THE INSPIRATION!”

One of  Buju Banton’s best songs ever recorded is “Close One Yesterday” written by Stephen Marley, Mark Myrie and Steven “Lenky” Marsden. Apart from Bob Marley, Buju Banton is one of Jamaica’s brightest stars.  I’ve always looked up to him as a positive role model. I admire his consciousness and the way he delivers his...
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BOB MARLEY’S FAMILY REUNITES FOR ITS FIRST PHOTO SHOOT IN MORE THAN A DECADE!

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May 24, 2016
BOB MARLEY’S FAMILY REUNITES FOR ITS FIRST PHOTO SHOOT IN MORE THAN A DECADE!

The Marley Clan BY EDWIN STATS HOUGHTON PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC RAY DAVIDSON In a rare photo shoot, GQ Style caught up with Bob’s living legacy: the Marley sons, daughters, and grandchildren who are keeping Tuff Gong tougher than ever.— Ziggy Marley Age: 47 Essential Album: Conscious Party (1988), produced by members of Talking Heads...
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THE SIZZLA YOUTH FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO WORK FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS!

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May 24, 2016
THE SIZZLA YOUTH FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO WORK FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS!

 Sizzla Kalonji in performance at Redemption Live, held at Sabina Park in Kingston, on Sunday— Sizzla has broadened his Sizzla Youth Foundation by working with like-minded organizations in the community of August Town. The Foundation will coordinate with the University of the West Indies (UWI), Social Development Commission (SDC), Citizen Security and Justice Programme,...
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CHILD STARS WHO MATURED INTO VALUABLE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!

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May 23, 2016
CHILD STARS WHO MATURED INTO VALUABLE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!

  Nadine Sutherland— The month of May is Child’s Month. And perhaps it’s a good time to look at the contributions made by child stars to the development of early Jamaican popular music. Come to think of it, there were quite a number of them. Some of the names that would come readily to...
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