Win two tickets to Reggae Sumfest – Saturday, July 20

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Mikhail Morris – street dancer to lecturer

At 30 years old, Mikhail Morris has compiled an impressive repertoire, one that continues to stun even him. A street dancer, his career officially took off when he competed on talent show Dancing...

Mikhail Morris – street dancer to lecturer

At 30 years old, Mikhail Morris has compiled an impressive repertoire, one that continues to stun even him. A street dancer, his career officially took off when he competed on talent show Dancing...

Mikhail Morris – street dancer to lecturer

At 30 years old, Mikhail Morris has compiled an impressive repertoire, one that continues to stun even him. A street dancer, his career officially took off when he competed on talent show Dancing...

Mikhail Morris – street dancer to lecturer

At 30 years old, Mikhail Morris has compiled an impressive repertoire, one that continues to stun even him. A street dancer, his career officially took off when he competed on talent show Dancing...

Mikhail Morris – street dancer to lecturer

At 30 years old, Mikhail Morris has compiled an impressive repertoire, one that continues to stun even him. A street dancer, his career officially took off when he competed on talent show Dancing...

JUNO nominee Chelsea Stewart ready for Sumfest for Sumfest JUNO nominee Chelsea Stewart

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JUNO nominee Chelsea Stewart ready for Sumfest for Sumfest JUNO nominee Chelsea Stewart

For an aspiring artiste, music festivals are especially useful in building a career, and nobody knows this better than Toronto-based, independent artiste Chelsea Stewart. She is billed as an opening act for the...

JUNO nominee Chelsea Stewart ready for Sumfest for Sumfest JUNO nominee Chelsea Stewart

For an aspiring artiste, music festivals are especially useful in building a career, and nobody knows this better than Toronto-based, independent artiste Chelsea Stewart. She is billed as an opening act for the...

Itopia Life to create a new space for cultural levity and expression

Itopia Life Herb House, the second medical cannabis dispensary to open in Kingston and the fourth in the entire island, has found its space at the home of Jamaica’s artsy Henzell family on West...

Itopia Life to create a new space for cultural levity and expression

Itopia Life Herb House, the second medical cannabis dispensary to open in Kingston and the fourth in the entire island, has found its space at the home of Jamaica’s artsy Henzell family on West...
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Reggae Artist Rik Jam’s Heartbreak Changes His Life

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Ghetto Hatic wants to go higher – Says he wants to tell the...

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Magnum Xplosion raises an inferno at Queens Park Savannah

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Mya shares the screen and streets with Ding Dong

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Entertainment Diary July 10

WEDS, July 10 Kingston & St Andrew Hello Badmind Ent, alongside British Promotion Drinkout, presents GSO 3.0 Show Down: Who Own Di Girls at Mack Lawn, Toms River. Music by Super Mix, A Team, Phenzik &...

Nicki Minaj maintains love for Jamaica – But doesn’t retract statement about being...

Less than a month since Jamaicans lauded Nicki Minaj for sampling a classic dancehall beat, the American rapper has come under fire for comparing an experience in Jamaica to the plight of women in...

Bobby6ix using Reggae Sumfest to ‘buss’ – Deejay to share stage with brother...

From the streets of Salt Spring to Reggae Sumfest, Akeem Whittaker, better known as Bobby6ix of dancehall's widely talked about 6ix movement, is getting prepped to make his mark on the music scene. Bobby6ix's...

Snow didn’t face ‘culture vulture’ label – Says Jamaicans gave him their approval

Canadian singer, Snow, is not a man who is easily influenced by the noise. His words and actions delineate that he does what he wants to do, when he wants to do it. Interestingly,...

Whoopi Goldberg hospitalised for almost a month

Whoopi Goldberg feels “very, very lucky” to be alive after being hospitalised for almost a month. The 63-year-old actress fell ill with what she thought was a cold last autumn, but in February this year,...

Grammy designer one of Etana’s Sumfest options

When Etana’s Reggae Forever World Tour leaves the Oland Roots Festival in Sweden, it will see the Grammy-nominated singer heading for Montego Bay, Jamaica, where she has a date with destiny. It’s called...

Pastor makes surprise visit to Uptown Mondays

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Konshens and Jahvillani look to heat up summer with ‘Every Gyal Vibe’

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Saucy corporate endorsement for Kemar Highcon

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Shaggy’s ‘It Wasn’t Me’ remixed for Emirates NBD

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CaribFlix TV and Vueture positioned as choice Caribbean streamers

Online film and television streaming platforms are not new. In fact, they are plentiful. But that isn’t stopping a group of Jamaican entrepreneurs from going after a piece of the steaming streaming pie. Globally,...

One dancer’s grief: L’Acadco’s Oraine Frater loses father to cancer

Grief is something every individual will have to contend with at one point or another in their life. Until now, the only grief that Oraine Frater was familiar with had come from dancing –...

Sunshine Palace … getting closer

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National Theatre Live’s ‘All About Eve’ explores celebrity, youth and identity

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Anna | The world’s most feared assassin

Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the most feared assassins on the planet. Anna is an English-language French action thriller...

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Nicholas Lall, the father of Spice's two children, is asking the question, what exactly makes a man a deadbeat dad? For the past three years, allegations of a 'deadbeat' have dogged the father of four,...

Clarks hails Jahvillani’s single as summer anthem

Shoe brand Clarks Original has described Jahvillani’s single, Clarks Pon Foot, as song the ‘summer anthem’. Clarks on Thursday reposted the official video of the song, which speaks about the of sporting the iconic...

Bolt releases Olympe Rose rhythm – Track features retired footballer Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner

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Popcaan’s Garnet Silk cover kicks off Notnice’s new album

The first single from producer Notnice's highly anticipated ' Kyng Midas' album will see dancehall artiste Popcaan showing off his vocal ability on a reggae classic. The track which will be released today is...

DJ Aztecz juggles music with academics

"Where I'm from you have two choices, the negative and positive. It's either you're gonna end up in a one-room over Dovecot or in jail for the rest of your life, or you're gonna...

Angel Doolas still contributing to reggae and dancehall

There are more than 20 tracks that feature the voice of Seaview Gardens artistes Bounty Killer and Angel Doolas, the latter credited for writing the catchy lyrics and tongue-twisting metaphors that are heard in...

My overweight man behaves like a pig

STAR, a few years ago when I met my boyfriend, he didn't have the perfect body, but he treated me perfectly. His weight is now getting out of hand, and now, we hardly ever...

Mr Lexx wants track featured in ‘Bad Boys 3’ movie

Veteran dancehall entertainer Mr Lexx has reached out to the production companies involved in the making of the movie ' Bad Boys for Life', asking that his song, ' Bad Boys', be considered as...

Navino starts ‘Cyaa Tame’ movement

For half a century or so, reggae and dancehall entertainers have been known to travel in groups, whether as part of a sound system or an alliance - what nowadays supporters have adapted to...

DJs Liquid and Wurl Fresh sign with Romeich

Montego Bay-born ZJ Liquid, who, for almost two decades, built a burgeoning career as one of Jamaica's top selectors/radio disc jockeys/producers/recording artistes, has signed to Romeich Entertainment. The entertainer joins the company that already manages...

‘Calculator’ dancer Cyah Tiad

It is not hard to spot street dancer Cyah Tiad. Frequenting events like Mojito Mondays, he is usually the centre of attention on the dance floor with his eccentric moves and elaborate props, like...

Tiffany Levy debuts EP, plans church tour

On June 15, gospel artiste Tiffany Levy released her debut EP called ' I'm Ready'. Aptly titled, the project comes only after the singer was convinced that she had developed herself to be more...

Patrons promised smashing-hot Sumfest street dance

The Reggae Sumfest street dance may only be in its second year, but organisers of the event say it is a hit among patrons. Last year, the free show attracted a huge turnout at...

Charly Black gives back

Dancehall artiste Charly Black has been enjoying immense success over the years as his music continues to break barriers and create history. After recently being handed his gold plaque by the Recording Industry Association...

We Are Ready! – The 6ixes promise big Sumfest performance

Six Boss Squash says he and the other members of the dancehall's hottest crew are ready to give Reggae Sumfest fans the experience of a lifetime. "Self-confidence a everything and we a guh dweet...

Romeo et Juliet this Sunday at Palace Cineplex

Soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Vittorio Grigolo star as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in Bartlett Sher’s romantic staging of Romeo et Juliet which encores this Sunday, July 7, 2019, 11:30 a.m. exclusively at Palace...

STAR on the Rise: Jellissen wants to bring back music’s ‘good ole days’

Recording artiste Jellissen may have only been a toddler when the sounds of the '90s dominated the local music sphere, but the 22-year-old is convinced that was the best era in Jamaican music. Reminiscing...

Jahvillani promises crazy shellings for Sumfest

After a short but memorable debut tour in the United Kingdom, dancehall's newest go-getter, Dujon 'Jahvillani' Edwards, is back in Jamaica in time for the scheduled 2019 Reggae Sumfest rehearsals. The St Ann-born recording artiste,...

Usain Bolt still going for ‘records’ – Sprint legend to release first rhythm...

Track and field and football may get the blood of Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt pumping, but music is the one thing that helps to maintain its flow at the right pressure. Flashback to...

University of Minnesota sets up Institute for Reggae Studies

The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA, is establishing an International Institute for Reggae Studies. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, who was in Minnesota to assist in kick-starting what is...

Koffee could bring toast to Sumfest

Teen sensation Koffee is expected to join the five rostered females of Reggae Sumfest, which unfolds in Montego Bay, St James, later this month. The 19-year-old, who is scheduled to perform on Night...

Mad Cobra readying double album

Dancehall deejay Mad Cobra has been busy fine-tuning a double album, which he already believes is Grammy-worthy. Known for a catalogue of hardcore lyrics, he revealed that one of the sets will explore the...

Songs and slangs go hand in hand – Selectors say catchy phrases are...

From Potential Kidd's 'A yah so nice' to Alkaline's 'Oosh' or Popcaan's 'Whoyoii' or 'Dem dead', dancehall artistes have become well-known for their ability to coin catchy phrases to help them express themselves. Like...

Chi Ching Ching taking career to the next level

Dancehall artiste Chi Ching Ching has released the official music video for his song ' Top Boss', and says the visuals are so good, they will propel him to the next level. He says...

Nadine Sutherland would love some Sumfest action – Singer says she has never...

When Reggae Sumfest had its introductory staging in 1993, Nadine Sutherland was already riding the waves of ' Action,' a hit feature with Terror Fabulous. That same year, the ' Wicked Dickie' remix with...

Dancehall meets gospel at Regent Street’s Mission Possible

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Coming soon: ‘Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw’

Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Shaw) make a shocking return to the big screen in Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw. Sunshine Palace … worth the wait! We know you’re anxious, so are we …...

‘Sprinter’ | The track to freedom

Sprinter tells the story of Akeem Sharp, who is set to be Jamaica’s next big track-and-field sensation. Akeem hopes a rise in the track and field world will take him to the United States...

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (3D) | A world changed forever

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Spider-Man: Far From Home is a superhero film based on the Marvel...

Female artistes encouraged to do their best at Sumfest

Five female acts will be tasked to impress the mixed crowd this month at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, and also online courtesy of streaming services. In a line-up of predominantly...

Jamaica Film Night 2 takes flight

It wasn’t the typical movie night with popcorn or nachos and cheese but the Jamaica Film Night 2, hosted at the Bob Marley Museum in St Andrew last Saturday by the GATFFEST Film Festival...

Edith Dalton James High becoming a performing arts powerhouse

Under the leadership of a pair of Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts graduates, Edith Dalton James High School is poised to become one of the island’s performing arts powerhouses. ...

Bartlett, Davis upbeat about Reggae Sumfest 2019

Ahead of this year’s staging of Reggae Sumfest 2019 in Montego Bay, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is optimistic that the tourism industry will reap big rewards from the anticipated turnout to the annual...

Lila Ike and Sevana hit US east coast with Protoje

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Shenseea lights up Runaway Bay

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‘Toy Story 4’ An absolute miracle

There was a time when Pixar was synonymous with perfection. Their films were the envy of not just animation studios, but live action too. Despite that pedigree, it seemed there was one feat too...

Sumfest début an expensive affair for Shauna Controlla

As reggae and dancehall enthusiasts get ready to converge on the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay to watch the dynamic talents of some of Jamaica’s best entertainers, they will also be witness...

Yellowman preaches ‘No More War’

WHILE earning the unofficial title of ‘rudest dancehall toaster’ for his audacious yet clever lyrical style that was not fit for airplay in the ‘80s, Winston ‘King Yellowman’ Foster, was also an advocate fighting...

Game-changing ganja at Reggae Sumfest

From its inception, reggae music has characteristically been associated with Rastafarians, the tropics, and spliffs sending up plumes of cannabis smoke. Acknowledging this everlasting connection to music, Clyde McKenzie, organiser of the upcoming...

Colour Me, a musical theatre star

If one thing is true about people from the Caribbean, it’s their ability to adapt, almost seamlessly, to new environments and grow, despite the situations presented to them. This couldn’t be more so for...

Vintage Voices | Lord Kitchener a true Caribbean musical voice

Inasmuch as R&B and rock ‘n’ roll were kicking up a storm worldwide in the late 1940s and early 1950, with artistes like Louis Jordan, Roscoe Gordon, Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Shirley...

Degree’s ‘Traffic Blocking’ creating havoc two decades later

By the year 1997, dancehall toaster General Degree was already established with a signature style of fusing wit and sexual ego exuded on tracks like When I Hold You Tonight, Mr Do It...

Evolution of the male sex symbol in dancehall – From Shabba Ranks to...

The dancehall has always been presented as the ultimate playground for sex. Sexually charged lyrics and intimate moments between artistes and fans on stage have ruled the dancehall sphere since the ‘90s. Rexton...

‘One Nation, One People’ theme for Independence

Under the theme, ‘One Nation, One People,’ Jamaicans will celebrate the country’s 57th anniversary of Independence, which will see many of the events being streamed live to the diaspora. The theme, which was chosen...

Razor B receives Canadian Multicultural award

International Dancehall soca artiste Roger Cassup, known in entertainment circles as Razor B, has been recognised by the Durham Caribbean Festival organisation based in Ajax, Canada, for his contribution to music and entrepreneurship The...

Comedy Bar showcase to assist Hope Gardens

The Comedy Bar Special showcase, scheduled for the Shell Bandstand in Hope Gardens, has committed to assist the venue with its massive maintenance project with part proceeds of the profits of the event. The Hope...

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second | This Sunday at Palace Cineplex

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious...
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Justin Bieber Teams Up With Drew Barrymore For Drew Clothing Line | Billboard News

Justin Bieber's Drew clothing line may be inspired by his middle name, but a new drop is drawing inspiration from another famous Drew. Subscribe For All Breaking Music News! ►► http://bit.ly/Subscribe2BBNews Watch The Latest...

Seven vie for Guinness sound clash title

The Guinness Sounds of Greatness competition will culminate this Friday at 214 Spanish Town Road in St Andrew. The finalists, DJ Naz, Shadrock Sound, Real Money Sound, High-Grade International Sound, Natural Vibes, Road Karma,...

Gospel Spotlight: Bradda Biggs doing the Lord’s work through music

Twenty-six-year-old Alando Williams, also known as ‘Bradda Biggs’, is based in Tampa, Florida, and has been recording gospel music for the past seven years. He gave his life to Christ in 2010, and made...

Brimstone writes song about Florida

Florida-based dancehall artiste Brimstone is in an upbeat mood as he gets ready to release the video for his single, Florida. The witty deejay, who originally hails from St Elizabeth, is confident that the music...

Mad Cobra advises artistes to make use of technology

When old-school deejay Mad Cobra ventured into the music business in the late 1980s, the technology was not half as advanced as it is today. There was no social media for artistes to promote...

Tony Matterhorn pens single for ‘goddesses’

Popular selector and dancehall artiste Tony Matterhorn is expecting his first child with wife Bella next month. It is no secret that the mother of his child is the love of his life, but...

Shizzle Sherlock makes mark with ‘Keep Flossing’

Dancehall artiste Shizzle Sherlock is gunning for a top dancehall spot with his single 'Keep Flossing (Polo)'. "My Polo song a deal with Europe a way. This song is going to make me tour Europe,...

Chronixx celebrates fifth anniversary of ‘Dread & Terrible’

This Friday, Jamaican reggae star Chronixx re-issues the deluxe edition of his seminal project, Dread & Terrible (via Soul Circle/Seed Distribution) on its five-year anniversary. This re-release contains 11 tracks, such as his...

Reggae Gold 2019 comes out July 26

The iconic Reggae Gold compilation series will return on July 26. This Friday will also mark the release of the exclusive lead track Juju from dancehall vixen Dovey Magnum. Juju is a sensual dancehall track...

‘Gyallis’ culture cancelled – More dancehall artistes tying the knot

"So man fi have, nuff gal and gal inna bungle." The infamous words of Beenie Man's song may have been the desired way of life for many artistes in 1997, but in today's dancehall landscape,...

Kitty Nails gets a new body

Kaydian 'Kitty Nails' Maragh has a brand new look. The Kitty Nailz World CEO recently won a body makeover in a competition staged by Designer Body. "I love my body because it complements the...

Gage to ignite 876ix Cooler Vibe

As the temperatures get warmer, the promoters of Wray N Nephew 876ix Cooler Vibe say they are providing a fun way for people to cool down on Sunday. "Summer is back, summer is hot,...

Men of God react to Teejay’s ‘Clean Like Jesus’

Christian themes are not foreign to dancehall, and 2019 has welcomed more secular songs mentioning the name Jesus. Teejay's newly released Clean Like Jesus joins the list of songs name-dropping the Messiah, including Mavado's...

Reggae is a powerful genre, says Tom Laing

Reggae singer Tom Laing believes that there's still a place for reggae music in Jamaica. The Trench Town-born singer, who lives in New York, believes reggae is the most significant genre of music in the...

I-Maroon bleaching skin to get spotlight – Entertainer insists he is still a...

Reggae singer I-Maroon will be damned if he accepts the one-hit wonder title. In his quest to be part of any table talk, the 45-year-old Rastafarian has resorted to drastic measures, bleaching his skin,...

Artistes ask for prayer on new single

Seasoned producer DJ Wayne has produced a mega collaboration track, ' Say A Prayer For Me'. The heartfelt song has been released at a time when the message of community and unity is pertinent,...

Cardi B sends love to Rvssian

Cardi B is arguably the biggest rap star in the game currently. Now, her expansive, influential gaze has been cast to Jamaica - on one of the island's most prolific producers, Tarik 'Rvssian' Johnston. After...

Weh Dem Up To: Mr Peppa still investing in his music

For a successful or sustained music career, all it really takes is one or a few good hits - and though constant visibility is one of the hallmarks of such a career, it’s not...

Idris Elba talks Bond

Idris Elba thinks being offered the role of James Bond would put him in a “difficult position”. The Luther star has been tipped to take over as the iconic spy from Daniel Craig –...

5 Questions with Safia Cooper

Safia Cooper, renowned marketing professional and daughter of business mogul and executive chairman of Pulse Investments Limited, Kingsley Cooper, could say that she learnt from the best in the business. “As the pioneer of...

Teenager-targeted parties squeaky clean – No alcohol, no lewd lyrics

The classic saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ is not particularly true for parents, especially those who are trying to find activities to keep headstrong teenagers occupied throughout the summer holiday. Outside of...

Ed Sheeran collab ‘surreal’, says Koffee

Gearing up to release No. 6 Collaborations, his first project in two years, UK recording artiste Ed Sheeran has recruited actual Jamaican acts to accompany himself and Canadian super-pop star, Justin Bieber, on...

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