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JAZZ AND BLUES: Mariah Carey - one of the best

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny - Not even the threat of rain at the Trelawny Stadium, could dampen the performance of American R&B superstar Mariah Carey here on the second night of Jazz and Blues 2015.

The American had the audience on their feet throughout her marathon performance which saw her moving seamlessly…

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Added by G-Mark on February 1, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Eddie Murphy rules iTunes chart

TWO days after its official release, Oh Jah Jah the reggae song by actor Eddie Murphy, has topped the iTunes Reggae Top 100 Chart.

The single was released by VPAL Classic, digital arm of VP Records.

Oh Jah Jah replaced Sister Nancy's resurgent 1982 hit single Bam Bam,…

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Added by G-Mark on January 30, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Etana prepares for Europe

 AFTER an outstanding performance at last weekend's Rebel Salute concert, Etana is now gearing up for a European tour based on the strength of her Billboard chart-topping album, I Rise.

The 31-year-old kicks off her tour on January 29 in Belgium and will go through several countries before climaxing on February…

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Added by G-Mark on January 23, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Junior Reid hits the road

WITH a new album due in March, Junior Reid heads to the United States this week to start a 15-date tour.

The opening show is booked for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas today.

Reid's latest album, Junior Reid the Living Legend, will be released by the singer's…

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Added by G-Mark on January 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Gully Bop's girl

ONE month ago, the life of a down-and-out deejay called Gully Bop was transformed after a video of him 'freestyling' went viral.

The 50-year-old artiste, whose given name is Robert Lee Malcom, became an Internet sensation. His newfound fame made him a headliner at Sting…

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Added by G-Mark on January 2, 2015 at 2:41am — No Comments

Mr Vegas elated with Beyonce's remix

DANCEHALL artiste Mr Vegas said he is overjoyed that the remix with Beyonce, Standing in the Sun, will be featured on her upcoming album Platinum Edition.

According to Mr Vegas, this could be considered as one of his most major musical achievement since the launch of his career more than a decade…

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Added by G-Mark on December 1, 2014 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Wiretaps stick to Flippa

ALTHOUGH unsuccessful in getting wiretap evidence dismissed at a pre-trial hearing at Camden County Superior County in New Jersey on November 17, American defence attorney-at-law J Michael Farrell remains determined to get justice for flamboyant Jamaican dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia (Flippa Mogella).

Flippa…

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Added by G-Mark on December 1, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Etana tops Billboard's album chart

FOR the first time in 17 years, a Jamaican female reggae artiste has topped Billboard's Reggae album chart.

With first-week sales of 547 copies, Etana's fourth studio album I Rise (VP Records) leaps from seven to number one.

The Clive Hunt-produced album is Etana's fourth…

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Added by G-Mark on November 11, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

Mavado goes to the movies

MAVADO is featured on two songs for the soundtrack to the movie Beyond the Lights which is scheduled for release by the Relativity Music Group on November 11.

The singjay collaborates with Trinidad-born born rapper Nicki Minaj on both tracks -- Give it All to Me and C'mon Boy.…

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Added by G-Mark on November 11, 2014 at 12:57am — No Comments

Kalado home after US detention

DANCEHALL artiste Kalado returned to the island earlier this week after being detained in a Florida jail for roughly two weeks.

The entertainer, whose given name is Eton Gordon, was being held on suspicion of immigration fraud.

"I have not gotten a chance to speak with…

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Added by G-Mark on November 11, 2014 at 12:53am — No Comments

Full Black tonight

 ROBERT Minott, promoter of the annual stage show Full Black, is saying all is set for a spectacular event at the LIME Golf Academy in New Kingston, St Andrew, tonight.

"Everything will be running like a well-oiled machine," Minott told the Jamaica Observer.

This year's…

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Added by G-Mark on November 2, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

ZJ Wah Wa pleads guilty at hearing

JAMAICAN radio disc jock ZJ Wah Wa pleaded guilty to telemarketing fraud at a hearing in the Federal District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, yesterday.

ZJ Wah Wa, given name Deon-ville O'Hara, is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, wire fraud and money laundering…

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Added by G-Mark on November 2, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

UPDATE: Yendi says court document was ‘leaked’

KINGSTON, Jamaica —Popular media personality and Miss Universe 2010 first runner-up Yendi Phillips, in a statement issued via her twitter page Wednesday afternoon, has described as “unfortunate” a “leaked” court document relating to matters of her private life.

Phillips, who earlier this week reportedly filed…

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Added by G-Mark on November 2, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Kalado detained in US

DANCEHALL artiste Kalado has been detained in Miami, Florida for the past 10 days. Kalado, whose given name is Eton Gordon, is reportedly being held on suspicion of immigration fraud, his publicist Ray Alexander told the Jamaica Observer.

“I really don't know much, but I can confirm that he has been…

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Added by G-Mark on November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

No Change For Alkaline

CONTROVERSIAL dancehall artiste Alkaline said he is extremely disappointed with the Government for not lobbying enough on dancehall's behalf.

The entertainer was speaking in reference to a recent call by Antiguan bishop Charlesworth Browne to boycott his show in that country. The minister said Alkaline would…

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Added by G-Mark on November 1, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Aidonia hits out at scammers

DANCEHALL artiste Aidonia is blasting persons purporting to be part of his management team and collecting deposits for shows in Europe.

According to the Bad People deejay, LiveJam Entertainment is not authorised to conduct business on his behalf.

"To all my European…

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Added by G-Mark on October 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Dispute over 'Puppy Tail' Artistes claiming ownership of dance

Ever since the dance move known as Puppy Tail gained popularity within the dancehall space, several artistes have come out claiming rights to the dance with songs bearing the same name, with some demanding credit from the other artiste for being the originator.

The most popular version of the Puppy Tail song to…

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Added by G-Mark on October 22, 2014 at 8:56pm — No Comments

John Holt dies at 69

Veteran reggae singer John Holt is dead.

The legendary entertainer died in a London hospital on Sunday at age 69.

IRIE FM understands that John Holt died at 2:40 am English time at the Wellington hospital in London. The cause of death is yet to be…

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Added by G-Mark on October 20, 2014 at 11:33pm — No Comments

NOT SHORT ON 'VYBZ

It was during Vybz Kartel's murder trial, that his partner, Tanesha 'Shorty' Johnson, created the Short Boss Muzik Label.

She has now been producing for little over a year.

Johnson said she gained her experience while spending time at the recording studios with…

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Added by G-Mark on October 20, 2014 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Mavado hurt after missing Guyana event

The Internet has been buzzing as to the reasons why Mavado cancelled his appearance in Guyana recently.

Fans in Guyana were left upset over the weekend when Vado was a no show for an event called Gully Ras Birth Nite Bash.

However, Mavado himself appears in a video on…

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Added by G-Mark on October 19, 2014 at 6:49am — No Comments

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