Tessellated hands over live show proceeds to Alpha Institute | Entertainment

The Alpha Institute remains grateful to Corporate Jamaica for the support given throughout its 138 years in existence, and is especially touched by persons who reach out individually to donate time, energy, and money to assist with the various programmes. Margaret Little Wilson, school administrator, met with Joshua ‘Tessellated’ Meeks and his grandmother, Marjorie Tulloch-Hobbs, to receive the proceeds accumulated from the Pine and Ginger artiste’s benefit event in December. The live show, Tessellated and Friends, which featured international recording artistes Amindi and Valleyz (Pine and Ginger) as well as…

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‘Pressure Drop’ and ‘Saving Grace’ demonstrate contrasting styles | Entertainment

Theatregoers might be intrigued at the very different approaches taken to serious family problems by two equally successful plays currently on our stages. Spoiler alert: both Basil Dawkins’ Pressure Drop (Little Little Theatre) and Fabian Barracks’ Saving Grace (Phoenix Theatre) end happily. For those who have been following Dawkins’ productions for a while – perhaps even since his first commercial one, Flatmate, in 1980 – the upbeat ending will come as no surprise. Dawkins insists that he writes ‘dramedies’ which see-saw between comedy and serious drama and generally climax’ ‘…

Steel Pulse founding member dies | Entertainment

The entertainment fraternity is in mourning following the passing of Steel Pulse’s founding member, Steve ‘Grizzly’ Nisbett. His death was announced via the reggae group’s Facebook page. “It is with a heavy heart that we must pass the sad news that today, our brother, our friend, our timekeeper for so many years, original founding member of Steel Pulse, Steve ‘Grizzly’ Nisbett, has passed away suddenly and unexpected. As we the Steel Pulse family far and wide have lost someone so close to us, we will still take the stage in…

Jada Kingdom releases ‘Unwanted’ video | Entertainment

Jada Kingdom released her second video for her new single ‘Unwanted’ on Christmas Day, and it trended at number one on YouTube for several days with over 260,000 views. Her team followed it up by dropping the audio for the single on all digital platforms on January 12, and are delighted by the response. “Apple Music showed Jada a lot of love by placing the single on the front page of their iTunes Reggae home page, as well as putting it on their A List: Reggae and Breaking Reggae playlists,”…

Shane O stole my style – deejay claims | Entertainment

Up-and-coming deejay Mr Khool is accusing Shane O of stealing his song ‘Jah Know Jah Know’ and using it to make up his hit single ‘Last Days’. According to the Manchester-based artiste, he was the first person to release a single called Jah Know in 2016 with a concept similar to that of Shane O’s song. “I sang about a few friends that I lost and he sang about death, and then there are the Jah Know Jah Know lines. His fans are attacking me online but they really don’t…

Moziyah’s ‘The Truth’ to set reggae lovers free | Entertainment

Reggae singer Moziyah (pronounced Mosiah) is seeking to impact global music lovers with great music, and with a name that resonates of Jamaica’s first national hero, he already has one box ticked.Now the Kingston-born, US-based artiste believes that his latest track, The Truth, will launch his career as a vocalist, having honed his skills as a musician from a young age. “The Truth is a dancehall vibration but it’s positive music; it’s hardcore dancehall with positive lyrics,” is how the artiste, whose real name is Andrew Moziyah Roberts, described the…

Policeman set to release debut album | Entertainment

Police corporal and singjay Ricardo ‘Wowski’ McCalpin is preparing to release his debut album, ‘Colour The World’, on February 24. In an interview with THE STAR earlier this week, the entertainer said that after years of honing his skills, he believes that this is the appropriate time to release the album. “I think this is the time to release the album because February is the time when the Grammy Awards opens the selection process for albums to be nominated. Over the years I have tested the waters by releasing a…

Promoters feel pinch from event fees | Entertainment

While entertainers are benefiting from the copyright fees paid to agencies like the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) and Jamaica Association of Composers Authors and Publishers (JACAP), some small party promoters say they are feeling the pressure financially. In addition to JAMMS and JACAP, a fee must be paid to the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) before an event promoter can get a licence to host a party. All three fees can sometimes total $15,000. “It’s really hard to find that much when there is a 2 a.m. cut…

Popcaan lands movie role | Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Popcaan has landed a role in the Netflix drama, ‘The Intent’. A representative of his management team confirmed the development yesterday, but declined to give details about the role Popcaan is expected play in the movie. The representative said filming is already taking place in Jamaica, and will continue into next week. Although the post made no direct reference to the movie, Popcaan’s official fanpage shared what appeared to have been a behind-the-scene image of the filming. The Intent 2 is scheduled to be released this summer. The…