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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!”

ZIGGY MARLEY WINS THE 2017 REGGAE GRAMMY AWARD!

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February 12, 2017
ZIGGY MARLEY WINS THE 2017 REGGAE GRAMMY AWARD!

 Ziggy Marley a short while ago won the Best Reggae Album Grammy for his album “Ziggy Marley” at the 59th Grammys currently underway in Los Angeles, United States. This is his seventh Grammy in the category, having previously won three from his work as part of The Melody Makers and three from solo projects....
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LEGENDARY JAZZ SINGER AL JARREAU DIES AT 76!

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February 12, 2017
Al Jarreau

Just days after being hospitalized for exhaustion, the incomparable vocalist passed away in Los Angeles— By Britni Danielle—  Al Jarreau performs during the 62nd edition of the Sanremo Song Festival, in Sanremo, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) Just days after announcing that he was retiring from touring after being hospitalized for exhaustion,...
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THE JAMAICA ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE ARTISTS AND AFILLIATES (JAVAA) PLEADS FOR VINTAGE EVENTS FOR ITS MEMBERS!

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February 12, 2017
THE JAMAICA ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE ARTISTS AND AFILLIATES (JAVAA) PLEADS FOR VINTAGE EVENTS FOR ITS MEMBERS!

By Curtis Campbell Frankie Campbell— Frankie Campbell, Fab 5’s bass player and chairman of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA), is concerned that events targeting vintage audiences are on the decline. According to the musician, promoters and sponsors alike are more interested in the youth and, therefore, fans of vintage music are...
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BOB MARLEY AND DENNIS BROWN ARE CENTRAL TO REGGAE MONTH!

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February 12, 2017
Bob Marley & Dennis Brown

Bunny Livingston (left), Bob Marley (center) and Peter Tosh as The Wailers.– Reggae music began in 1968 with Nanny Goat (Larry Marshall and Alvin Leslie), Bangarang (Stranger Cole and Lester Sterling), Baby Why (the Cables), and No More Heartaches (the Beltones), leading the way. Dennis Brown had just turned 11 at the time, while...
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“MAKE BOB MARLEY A NATIONAL HERO” SAYS AUTHOR DAVID CUPPLES!

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February 12, 2017
“MAKE BOB MARLEY A NATIONAL HERO” SAYS AUTHOR DAVID CUPPLES!

By Basil Walters—  Top: David Cupples. AMERICAN author David Cupples believes Bob Marley should be made a National Hero of Jamaica. During his address to the Bob Marley Lecture Series Thursday at the Undercroft at University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona, Cupples described Marley as a revolutionary and visionary whose message was...
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NO RELEASE FOR ALKALINE!

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February 11, 2017
NO RELEASE FOR ALKALINE!

BY BRIAN BONITTO—  Alkaline before being whisked away from the Area Four Headquarters in Kingston on Thursday. Photo: Sade Gardner —- ALKALINE spent another night at the Hunts Bay Police Station’s lock-up in Kingston yesterday. According to the dancehall deejay’s lawyer Peter Champagnie, he has not been charged. “He remains in custody of the...
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THE COMBINATION OF BUNNY LYE LYE & JUNIOR CAT TAKES OVER THE NO.1 POSITION, AS NEWCOMER LISA J ENTERS AT NO.29!

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February 11, 2017
THE COMBINATION OF BUNNY LYE LYE & JUNIOR CAT TAKES OVER THE NO.1 POSITION, AS NEWCOMER LISA J ENTERS AT NO.29!

THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 30 MUSIC CHART (NY)            2/10/17 TW      LW WOC TITLE                                      ARTIST                                    LABEL                       HPR 1          2       13        TIMES SO HARD (1) BUNNY LYE LYE/JUNIOR CAT  MUSICAL  AMBASSADOR  #1 2          4       8          Good Day                          Mikey Jarrett                          Gysai Records                   ...
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RICHIE STEPHENS HOLDS THE TOP SPOT, AS AKUSTIX, NANA McLEAN, AND KRISTINE ALICIA, ENTERED THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHART!

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February 11, 2017
RICHIE STEPHENS HOLDS THE TOP SPOT, AS AKUSTIX, NANA McLEAN, AND KRISTINE ALICIA, ENTERED THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHART!

THE SOUTH FLORIDA TOP 25 REGGAE CHART                                2/10/17  TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                                    ARTIST                      LABEL  HPR 1 1          14        LET’S DANCE (2)                RICHIE STEPHENS    STEELY/CLEVIE       #1 2 5          10        Borrowed Time                       Sasha Dias                              LTK 20 Records #2 3 3          12        One Draw                                Fab 5/Marcia Griffiths            Stage Records             #3 4 4          10        Like Yesterday                                    Revalation                 ...
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HOPETON LEWIS JR. TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION!

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February 10, 2017
HOPETON LEWIS JR. TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION!

 Hopeton Lewis Jr.— Hopeton Lewis Jr is on a musical mission. Son of the late rocksteady pioneer Hopeton Lewis, he has extended the family’s musical roots with the establishment of three labels aimed at promoting the careers of up-and-coming musical artists. He explained his affinity with music. “I was born into music as far...
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DANCEHALL ARTIST ALKALINE SPENDS THE NIGHT IN POLICE LOCK-UP!

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February 10, 2017
DANCEHALL ARTIST ALKALINE SPENDS THE NIGHT IN POLICE LOCK-UP!

BY SADE GARDNER—  Alkaline being escorted from Area Four Headquarters at Harman Barracks in Kingston yesterday. (Photo: Sade Gardner)— Dancehall deejay Alkaline spent last night at a Kingston lock-up following an extensive interview with detectives yesterday. Peter Champagnie, the deejay’s attorney, said his client has not been charged. “He has been detained and is...
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