Michael A. D. Edwards

CEO, Emx Media Group



 Tastee Talent Trail

Talent Judge/Selector (2007, 2008, 2009) 


 The Jamaica Observer

Entertainment Editor (2006-2008)

Sandals looking to expand to Dubai

Sandals Chairman Gordon Butch Stewart said early in the new year he would be exploring the possibility of expanding the chain to the Persian State of Dubai. "We've received and offer to manage that's being established over there, and we're going over to explore the possibility, and hopefully we can make a deal," Stewart said... see more

Movie Review: X-Aggerated

Good movies revolve around story, character and [the director's] perspective. Successful movies, especially these days, revolve around effects, stars and, most important of all, timing. This alphabetic outing from Fast And Furious director/producer Rod Cohen, falls squarely into the latter category. Armed with the sudden... see more 

Bordeaux with buffet

The theme of the evening may well have been smooth. Smooth as the air in the courtyard of Chez Maria in Liguanea; smooth as in the mostly guitar jazz deftly selected by Drew Lawrence; smooth as in the passage of the chicken mousse and other buffet delights going down the palate. And smooth most of all as in the superlative range of estate wines presented by Robert Giraud of Bordeaux via Wray & Nephew of Kingston... see more

 JazzTimes, Inc.

Features Writer/Contributor (2004-2005)

Ethiopiques Series: Nubian Sunrise

How did the music of Ethiopia, one of the cradles of civilization remain under the shadow of it's fellow African nations Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Mali and South Africa, who have had musicians achieve worldwide renown? For starters, Ethiopia is a nation almost twice the size of Texas that, save for brief occupation by Italy in the run-up to World War II, has enjoyed over 3,000 years of sovereignty. With that level of of autonomy naturally comes a degree of chauvinism and even xenophobia, and Ethiopian culture and music in particular developed almost... see more

Interpretations and Improvisations: A Tribute to Jackie Mittoo

If Kingston's Studio One was the crucible of Jamaican recorded music during its 1960s heyday, then the chef alchemist was undoubtedly the late Kackie Mittoo. Merely on the strength of the unquestionable keyboard virtuosity (most notably on the Hammond B3), Mittoo's place in the annals of popular music is assured... see more

Song for the New Man

Though he's long since transcended his "Texas tenor" roots, David "Fathead" Newman's records still manage to consistently convey that big, flavorful Lone Star sound: booming but never bombastic, well-done but not overdone. For this latest outing, the multireed player has assembled just the kind of team to handle this wide range of standards and originals: The propulsive drops of veteran drummer Jimmy Cobb; the bouncy... see more


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