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Mary J Blige gives her all at Jamaica Jazz

31 January 2013

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Mary J Blige gives her all at Jamaica Jazz

She hit the stage with a regal groove that ignited the Jamaica Jazz & Blues crowd on January 25, and from that point on there was no holding back, as Mary J Blige uncompromisingly shared her art and her heart with the thousands of patrons gathered in the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium. Always as real as it […]

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Opening night at Rebel Salute 2013

19 January 2013

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Opening night at Rebel Salute 2013

Music-induced euphoria swept across Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann during the masterful performance of lovers’ rock royalty Beres Hammond on the opening night of the 20th staging of Rebel Salute on January 18, 2013. By the time singing sensation Tarrus Riley picked up the mantle and proceeded to delight the crowd with a high-quality […]

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Reggae’s finest for Jazz and Blues opening night

14 January 2013

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Reggae’s finest for Jazz and Blues opening night

Third World, Ken Boothe, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Coco Tea and Fab 5 are among the reggae music luminaries confirmed for the opening night of the 2013 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival on Thursday, January 24 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium. Other stalwarts in the star-studded line-up of reggae’s finest artistes include Leroy Sibbles, Ernie […]

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Blige, Bolton, Warwick and Legend for Jazz and Blues 2013

5 January 2013

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Blige, Bolton, Warwick and Legend for Jazz and Blues 2013

Five-time Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick, hip-hop soul queen Mary J. Blige, soft rock balladeer Michael Bolton and R&B sensations John Legend and Monica are among the headliners for the 17th staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, which is set to take place from January 24 to 26, 2013 at the Trelawny […]

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BMW Innovation Club shifts into overdrive

11 November 2012

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BMW Innovation Club shifts into overdrive

The new BMW Innovation Car Club – a membership organisation for BMW vehicle owners – moved into high gear with its official launch party “Rev It Up” on November 3 at the club’s headquarters in the vicinity of the Portmore Mall. The event drew a sizeable crowd comprised of party fans and car tuning enthusiasts […]

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Promising first step for Gungo Walk Fest

5 September 2012

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Promising first step for Gungo Walk Fest

The Gungo Walk World Alternative Music & Arts Festival – a welcomed addition to the local arts and entertainment calendar – captured the collective imagination of the patrons in attendance at its inaugural staging at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC) on September 1. The all-day event satiated the senses […]

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Vibing to vinyl by the sea

3 September 2012

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Vibing to vinyl by the sea

Under the glow of the beautiful Blue Moon, music lovers gathered at Wickie Wackie Beach in Bull Bay, St. Andrew for the third staging of the Tribal Council’s “Vibes Is Right” vinyl party on Friday, August 31. The event, which has a growing reputation as the “ultimate vintage vinyl dance party”, featured exclusive roots reggae […]

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Colourful ‘cosplay’ at Anime Nation

12 August 2012

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Colourful ‘cosplay’ at Anime Nation

Being among the uninitiated, Pree Jamaica didn’t quite know what to expect at Anime Nation 2012, which was staged at Waterfalls in Liguanea on August 10. Once inside the venue, the event billed as a Japanese Anime Convention transported us to a culturally rich space that linked Jamaica to Japan and resonated with creativity, camaraderie, […]

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Two kings reign at ‘Groovin’ in the Park’

14 July 2012

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Two kings reign at ‘Groovin’ in the Park’

(Queens, New York) – Beenie Man, the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Dancehall’, and Beres Hammond, the undisputed ‘King of Lovers’ Rock’, royally entertained the crowd at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York on July 1 at the inaugural ‘Groovin’ in the Park’ concert, which also featured strong performances from Gladys Knight, the ‘Empress of […]

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‘Dutty Rock’ takes over Club Riddim

5 March 2012

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‘Dutty Rock’ takes over Club Riddim

Grammy award-winning reggae superstar Sean Paul and multi-talented producer/artiste Leftside have teamed up to present “Dutty Rock”, a weekly party series staged on Friday nights at Club Riddim in New Kingston. The first staging of the event took place on February 17 and attracted a substantial crowd that included entertainers such as Bling Dawg, Wayne […]

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All Island Carnival 2012

28 February 2012

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All Island Carnival 2012

People are you ready for carnival? Now in its second year, the All Island Carnival returned with a bang at the UDC Field in New Kingston on February 18. The series, which is now sponsored by Digicel, will feature five more events in Portland, Montego Bay, May Pen and Ocho Rios. The final event is […]

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‘Future Shock’ for Bacchanal Jamaica

27 February 2012

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‘Future Shock’ for Bacchanal Jamaica

Bacchanal is in the air again, moving forward under the theme “Future Shock” with “a vibrancy and speed unlike anything else ever seen before”. If the promotional verbiage is anything to go by, Bacchanal Future Shock promises to be “dazzling, bright, intense and potent…infusing itself with the colours, the passion, the rhythm and beats of […]

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