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Joe Bogdanovich (left), Reggae Sumfest executive producer and chairman and CEO of Downsound Entertainment, presents the Sumfest Lifetime Achievement Award to Third World member Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore during the virtual 2020 staging of Reggae Sumfest. Bogd

There will be no virtual staging of Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s premier reggae and dancehall festival, this year. However, if the entertainment sector opens up “enthusiastically”, the organisers are ready to claim the Heroes Weekend in October as...
A nominee in the Best Female DJ category, D’Angel will also co-host the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

Armed with her latest single, which some may say is aptly titled Good Gal, dancehall diva D’Angel is ready for a takeover of the stage at the 39th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST, live from Jamaica. The...
In an episode of the ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast broadcast on Thursday, Prince Harry compared his royal experience to being on ‘The Truman Show’ and ‘living in a zoo’.

LO S ANGELES (AP): Prince Harry compared his royal experience to being on The Truman Show and “living in a zoo”. The Duke of Sussex said during a Thursday episode of the Armchair Expert podcast that he contemplated quitting royal life on several...

Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams has the support of her Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) sisters. This was obvious in the outpouring of love she received from several former titleholders, who, having journeyed to represent their...

LOS ANGELES (AP): The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in US$302 million, exceeding the goal for the organisation’s campaign. Global Citizen announced Saturday that the funds raised helped...

NEW YORK (AP): A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX’s long-time producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that EXODUS will feature new material and drop on May 28. “My brother X was one of the...

On May 11, 1981, Colin Leslie, then the managing director of the Tuff Gong Group of Companies, was at the Island Records office in New York when he got the news of the passing of his friend, employer and reggae superstar Bob Marley. For Leslie, who...

Acclaimed storyteller and author Dr Amina Blackwood-Meeks pulled on her childhood imagination for her first official children’s book, That’s a Good Idea. It’s a modern folk-tale, inspired by creation and a child’s curiosity about the creator’s...

After being away from the stage for well over a year, internationally renowned, Grammy-winning artiste, Sean Paul, returned to his stellar performing ways on Saturday. Dubbed ‘Sean Paul: Live from Jamaica’, the virtual concert was streamed live...

Reggae singer and songwriter Etana is known for delivering messages about finding and exuding internal strength. However, she said a lot of the strength she has portrayed to the world originated from the memories of her grandmother, Henrietta...
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