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It's "Kelly & Blakka" for Lady Rennae's Mek Wi Laugh Tuesdays

Posted by Emx Media Group on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Entertainment 

No, it's not a new comedy duo, but rather it's the double threat of new sensation and a legendary star.

 

After a resounding start last week, where hundreds of patrons came out to witness the success of the new movement in entertainment, the weekly food-inclusive live comedy series Lady Rennae's Mek Wi Laugh returns with comedy legend Owen 'Blakka' Ellis as well as newcomer Andrew Kelly.

 

Last week's event, featuring Leighton Smith and Kathy Grant, left a jam-packed audience at Puls8 in ...


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From Letters to Words with Courtney John

Posted by Emx Media Group on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Entertainment 
 While his catalog thus far betrays no allegiance to any specific genre, singer Courtney John does admit to a "soft spot" for one particular variant.
"'You could say I was bitten by the rocksteady bug," he relates. "It's still a very under-appreciated genre. It kind of fell under the shadow of the emergent reggae of Marley, Tosh et al between the late 60s and early 70s. It was our soul music"

That huge movement of  "Jamaican Soul" as the artiste puts it is enjoying one of its best resurgences y...
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STOOSH: The "Business-Social" Network

Posted by Emx Group on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, In : Entertainment 

 

 

What do you do after having held positions in major media brands for 20 years? When you’ve produced major television and entertainment entities from as young as “twenty-something”? When you’ve been integrally involved in media properties such as Bad Boy Entertainment, MAXIM magazine, the BBC, the History Channel and Disney Theatrical (“Lion King”, “Mary Poppins” etc.)?

If you’re Jane Nina Buchanan, you organize to widen the circle and get more talented folks launched into...


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"Jazz for Hope" on July 9th at Hope United Church

Posted by Therese Morris on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Entertainment 

A SECOND DECADE OF KEEPING HOPE ALIVE THROUGH MUSIC 

 

 

A tireless crusader for quality live music, Seretse Small used to put on a monthly Jam at the Hilton Hotel (now the Wyndham) called the "Jammers Network". Through an invitation from her daughter, Arlene Campbell a member of Hope United Church heard the music and saw the energy of the performers and felt that this experience could be used to help raise funds for the church’s many projects, especially its building fund.

That was back in t...


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Seretse Small on "Jazz for Hope"

Posted by Therese Morris on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Entertainment 

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Rootz Underground Live at Red Bones

Posted by Emx Group on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, In : Entertainment 

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Love Is For The Birds: Rio Trailer 2011

Posted by Emx Group on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : Entertainment 



As the only legitimate major studio contender to Pixar in the animation business, Blue Sky Studios has been wont to expand beyond its proven Ice Age franchise, for  which a new instlament is, in fact,  due next year. Its taken a few creditable steps in the direction, with the Dr Seuss adaptation, "Horton Hears A Hoo" and "Robots"

But this tropical-flavoured comedy-romance is its surest step yet out of the Ice Age mold. Snatched from his amazonian homeland almost at birth, Blu, a rare blue m...

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Rootz Underground in Munich, Germany (March 11, 2011)

Posted by Emx Group on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : Entertainment 

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"Messenger" (Live) by Tessanne Chin

Posted by Emx Group on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, In : Entertainment 



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Stars align in Mandela Park

Posted by Emx Group on Sunday, December 19, 2010, In : Entertainment 

OLD Stars, it seems, never die; they keep shining and thrilling wherever they pop up.

Such was the case on Wednesday night last in the middle of Mandela Park as the Half-Way-Tree Live series revved up.

Queen Ifrica

The early vibe included classic and global dub from DJ Afifa and — for the young ones — storytelling with Paula Ann Porter-Jones. Before showtime, there was also 'juggling' from legendary sound King Sturgrav.

Inside the park's sunken amphitheatre, a host of up-and-comers and (and s...


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Dubtonic Kru Wins Battle Of The Bands Local Leg

Posted by Emx Group on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : Entertainment 

From left: Griot Music CEO, Seretse Small, addresses the Global Battle of the Bands Jamaica-leg winners, as judge Mikey Bennett applauds the Dubtonic Kru of Deleon 'Jubba' White, Omar 'Jalanzo' Johnson, Luke Dixon, Strickland Stone and Horace 'Kamau' Morgan last Saturday afternoon. - Photo by Mel Cooke


Mel Cooke, Gleaner Writer

For a few minutes at Redbones Blues Café, New Kingston, on Saturday afternoon, it seemed that Dubtonic Kru would not get to play.

There were problems getting power to th...


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Dubtonic Kru: Jamaica's rep at Global Battle of the Bands

Posted by Emx Group on Sunday, December 12, 2010, In : Entertainment 

Dubtonic Kru, a local dub band, beat nine other groups to win the local leg of the Global Battle of the Bands (GBoB) on Saturday at Red Bones, the Blues Café in Kingston.

It means that the band will travel to Malaysia in February and compete in the global finals with a chance to win US$100,000.


 
 "It was joyful sound and it was music that you didn't have to be Jamaican to love," local franchise holder Seretse Small told the Sunday Observer.

The judges were looking for the band with the greatest...


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