Maxi Priest, the carpenter who built his music career on hardwork

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“Music is a way of life, and being a musician is also seriously a way of life because once any momentum of success within the business is gathered, it can overwhelm and control your life,” Maxi Priest told The Gleaner. As a young man, Maxi Priest…

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Saint Int’l model search heads downtown Kingston

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Saint International, dubbed by Forbes Magazine the world’s biggest exporter of black models, is looking for new faces. The next scouting session will be on Sunday, July 28, in the downtown Kingston art district. Deiwght Peters, CEO of Saint, said…

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Naomi Cowan’s New York Minute cut short by heatwave

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Reggae legacy act Naomi Cowan’s summer is off to a scorching start. Following an appearance on national morning-time television and a performance on the roof top of an exclusive member’s-only club in Soho, New York, she was slated to perform at…

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Past Rising Stars winners conquer Sumfest stage

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Seven former Digicel Rising Stars contestants, including four winners, performed on the Reggae Sumfest stage last weekend. The 2005 winner Christopher Martin, 2007 winner Romain Virgo, and 2010 winner Dalton Harris all wooed the Sumfest crowd with…

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Ce’Cile launches new label - Artiste moves into record production

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Though she is primarily known for oozing sultry vocals on a blazing dancehall rhythm or softer ones on a reggae ballad, Ce’Cile cannot be confined to one kind of expression in the artistic discipline. She recently announced an upcoming children’s…

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Grace Jerk Fest a casualty of NY heatwave

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The ninth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, scheduled to be held yesterday at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, has been postponed to August 25. The organisers say this action was taken in response to the decision by Mayor of New York…

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‘Rocketman’ – Pitch perfect

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Last year, I gave Bohemian Rhapsody a hearty amount of praise. In fact, to summarise my thoughts, I said that despite its repetitive nature and overall narrative flaws, the film was saved by its electrifying music sequences and its near-perfect…

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NDTC 57th – A season of freshness and excellence

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A defining moment for any successful performing arts company comes when the younger generation is put to the test to prove that they are able to continue the success of their predecessors. The current members of the National Dance Theatre Company (…

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Barefoot Buju basks in Reggae Sumfest love - Artiste Mo Bay homecoming bigger than music

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WESTERN BUREAU: Easily, with no hyperbole, Buju Banton is the most anticipated reggae artiste in the world. For the thousands who flocked Reggae Sumfest last Saturday night, his homecoming to Montego Bay was historic. One of the country’s national…

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Park Lane treat for August 1

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Veteran dancehall toaster Daddy Lizard has been giving back to his Park Lane community since getting his major break in the 1980s. Not only has his hit songs like Boonoonus and Run Girl Run put the community on the map, he has also set up a…

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