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2018

Kartel’s appeal continues today

ATTORNEYS representing dancehall artistes Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm are to continue challenging their clients’ conviction in the Court of Appeal in downtown Kingston today. The hearing is set for one week. Last Monday the team of Tom Tavares-Finson, Valerie Neita-Robertson, and Bert Samuels began the appeal to overturn the 2014 conviction of the artistes […]

Young Artistes See Reggae Sumfest As ‘The Beginning’

The Reggae Sumfest small stage has introduced a few of the fiercest names in reggae and dancehall to a wide music-loving audience and has even acted as the platform to ‘buss big’. The list includes reggae entertainers Warrior King, Bushman and Shenseea, who have graduated to the main stage following their appearances on the small […]

Thousands Have Fun In The Son

Jamaica Fun in the Son continued to be a magnet for believers and non-believers on Saturday at National Heroes Park, Kingston. The usual slow early support blossomed into a packed evening, fuelled by powerhouse performances from some of Jamaica’s finest gospel vocalists. The venue was marked by a patchwork of neatly arranged tents, complemented by […]

Diana King weds girlfriend

The singer used social media to announce her marriage to local violinist Mijanne Webster last Friday. According to her post, she said making the big day public took some courage and equalled it to her coming out publicly in 2012. “As an artist who is LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), born and raised in […]

Bracing For Buju

THERE is rarely a major stage show held in Jamaica without artistes paying homage to incarcerated deejay Buju Banton. And, as the countdown begins for his release from a US prison, the tributes are growing and the anticipation is becoming more intense. Amid that anticipation, however, there are those who question his appeal, as he […]

Stars ‘Salute the Rebel’

Following another successful staging of Rebel Salute, several entertainers have sought to salute the organisers of the festival for their hard work in sustaining the festival for more than two decades. Speaking with THE STAR following their performances, several artistes congratulated Tony Rebel and his team for helping in the preservation of reggae music through […]

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