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Ne-Yo grooves in MoBay

23 February 2012

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Ne-Yo grooves in MoBay

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Schaffer ‘Ne-Yo’ Smith was the life of the party at Secrets Resort on January 28, as he grooved with local and international celebs under the bright and welcoming Montego Bay sky. Ne-Yo was in the island to promote his new movie “Red Tails” and his Compound Island label, the Caribbean offshoot of […]

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Céline sweet on Jamaica

7 February 2012

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Céline sweet on Jamaica

After two years of trying to perfectly align all the essential elements and variables, the Walter Elmore-helmed Art of Music Productions (AMP) finally realised the dream of Canadian superstar Céline Dion performing on Jamaican soil at the 2012 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, which was held on January 28 at the Greenfield (Trelawny Multi-purpose) Stadium. […]

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Star-studded Shaggy & Friends show

10 January 2012

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Star-studded Shaggy & Friends show

The third staging of the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert on January 7 on the lawns of Jamaica House featured an impressive cadre of local and international artistes, who gave of their talents in support of the efforts of reggae superstar Shaggy to raise much needed funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children. American artistes […]

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Destra ready to surprise at Jamaica Jazz

8 January 2012

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Destra ready to surprise at Jamaica Jazz

Trinidadian soca siren Destra Garcia is promising to deliver a special surprise when she takes the stage on January 28 at the 2012 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival – The Art of Music. While acknowledging that she’s no stranger to Jamaica, the performer who has become a regular feature at Bacchanal Jamaica revealed that she […]

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Partying with Pulse at Villa Ronai

29 December 2011

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Partying with Pulse at Villa Ronai

Supermodels, socialites, prominent professionals and even a politician featured among the guests who took the journey along Old Stony Hill Road to Villa Ronai in the foothills of St. Andrew for Pulse’s yearly Christmas Eve party. Kingsley Cooper, CEO and chairman of Pulse – home of some of the Caribbean’s most alluring models, proved to […]

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Shaggy finds a friend in Eve

21 December 2011

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Shaggy finds a friend in Eve

Grammy-winning American rapper Eve has joined the line-up of the Shaggy and Friends benefit concert, which will be held on January 7 on the lawns of Jamaica House. Ne-Yo, who was previously billed for the event, was a casualty of the date change from December 30. Eve has readily agreed to fill the breach and […]

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A Jamaica Jazzfest for the ages

18 December 2011

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A Jamaica Jazzfest for the ages

The event is a month away, but already predictions are rife that the 2012 staging of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival from January 26 to 28 will rank among the best ever. The strong level of anticipation and overwhelmingly positive expectations are due in no small part to the presence of Canadian recording mega-star […]

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War is on at Sting 2011

18 December 2011

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War is on at Sting 2011

It’s that time of year again when words are forged and sharpened by deejays in preparation for lyrical warfare at Sting – the entertainment calendar event widely referred to as “The Greatest One Night Reggae Show on Earth”. Come December 26, Sting 2011 promises to build on its legacy of clashes in an effort redeem […]

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Tifa’s ‘Pink Xstacy’

5 December 2011

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Tifa’s ‘Pink Xstacy’

When the clock strikes midnight on December 12, Latifa Brown – the dancehall princess more popularly known as Tifa – will be officially celebrating her birthday with fans, family, friends and well wishers at her “Pink Xstacy” pink and white birthday beach bash, which is scheduled to take place at Sugarman’s Beach in Hellshire, St. […]

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‘Vibes is Right’ at Wickie Wackie

4 December 2011

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‘Vibes is Right’ at Wickie Wackie

Against the backdrop of sand, sea and a full moon, reggae rhythms played exclusively on vinyl LPs will again reign supreme at the second instalment of “Vibes Is Right” at Wickie Wackie Beach in Bull Bay, St. Andrew on December 10. Dubbed “The Roots Reggae Edition”, the event promises to deliver sensational sounds that are […]

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Positive vibrations at Manifesto Jamaica

30 November 2011

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Positive vibrations at Manifesto Jamaica

The second staging of the Manifesto | Jamaica annual Festival of ART’ical Empowerment from November 18 – 20 at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) was filled with honest, earnest and moving expressions of Jamaican creativity, which was fittingly complemented by host of activities undertaken by the non-profit, youth-led organisation […]

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Lauryn Hill for Shaggy charity concert

18 November 2011

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Lauryn Hill for Shaggy charity concert

International recording artiste Lauryn Hill will be among the featured performers on the line-up for Shaggy & Friends – the charity concert staged by reggae superstar Orville “Shaggy” Burrell to provide much needed support for the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston, Jamaica. The concert, which is scheduled to take place on December 30 on […]

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