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Two-time Juno Award nominee Belinda Brady unveils latest single & video: “No More Words”

By | September 22nd, 2014|Entertainment News, News|

[display_podcast] NO MORE WORDS VIDEO  - Belinda Brady: TORONTO – September 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto based singer Belinda Brady releases her latest single “No More Words” on September 22 2014 on G98.7FM.“No More Words” is classic Reggae, Lovers Rock. A romantic, R&B-influenced form of reggae, Lovers Rock was a product of the U.K. reggae scene, becoming popular in the late '70s and has been a favourite sub-genre of Reggae since then captivates audiences from all age demographic [...]

See Hot Pics — Cocoa Tea at Sound Academy 07.12.14

By | July 22nd, 2014|2014 Pics, Entertainment News, Hot Pics, News|

Enjoy these pics - Cocoa Tea in concert at Sound Academy on July 12th 2014 (I'm guessing that the show had about 750 people in attendance).  The Rub-a-Dub Concert event also featured Luciano as co-headliner.  Luciano, as expected, performed his usual great show hi-lighted by on-stage acrobatics and a golden voice that again sounded just as good live as it does in the recording studios. I chilled during Luciano's performance, and there are no pics of his live performance offered [...]

Remembering Legendary Drummer Raffa Dean – Gone But Not Forgotten

By | June 13th, 2014|Entertainment News, News|

Reggae music in Canada has lost one of its most beloved and talented musicians, legendary drummer-percussionist-musician Raffa Dean aka Tony White aka Paul Anthony White. Raffa Dean, considered to be Canada's number one reggae drummer of all time, died Tuesday June 10th after a two year battle with stomach cancer, an illness he kept secret from friends and family until the end. He was 56 year old. He leaves behind two daughters, Jacquiline and Teani White. Born in Kingston Jamaica, [...]

Vybz Kartel Post Murder Case Revelations Getting Uglier By The Day

By | April 15th, 2014|Entertainment News, News|

The following is a re-print of the April 13th 2014 Jamaican Observer article titled "17 Guns For Freedom"-"Klansman Gang said linked Gaza Murders!".  As a big Vybz Kartel fan, my heart sank after reading this article, and even now, after accepting, along with all Kartel fans, our sentencing of 'guilt by association',  I'm still in 'stun' mode.  With the lifetime sentencing of Vybz Kartel, Dancehall has received a slap in the face, yes, and most of us have accepted this. [...]

Life in Prison for Vybz Kartel & Crew

By | April 3rd, 2014|Entertainment News, News|

April 3, 2014 Source: Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel has been sentenced to life in prison for the August 2011 murder of St. Catherine-based dancer, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams following a hearing in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston on Thursday. The deejay will not be eligible for parole for the first 35 years of his prison term, when he is 73 years old. His co-accused, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre ‘Mad Suss’ St. John were also [...]

Exco Levi wins 3rd Consecutive JUNO Award

By | March 31st, 2014|Entertainment News, News|

Exco Levi celebrates his Juno win for Reggae Recording of the Year during the Juno Gala in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  Photograph by: John Woods, The Canadian Press Written by Kayla Thompson Toronto's own Exco Levi has officially become the first recipient in the Reggae Recording of the Year Category to win three consecutive JUNO Awards. The artist received his third award at the JUNO last Saturday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba for his single "Strive" (featuring Kabaka Pyramid). [...]

The 7th Annual Party For a Purpose Fundraising Event

By | March 12th, 2014|2014 Events, Entertainment News, Events, News|

This Saturday night March 15th The 7th annual Party for a purpose fundraising event Hi From, Eddie Williams Every year, with the support of sponsors and friends, I produce an annual B-Day(belated) ‘Party for a Purpose’ (PFAP) fund raising event. The proceeds from this event are used to finance the purchase of tickets for at-risk youths, 10-17 years of age, to attend a Toronto Raptors basketball game on behalf of the Keegan Allen Trust. Our goal this year is to [...]

Chris Dubbs Joins with Syndicated “Reggaetown” Radio Program

By | March 10th, 2014|Entertainment News, News|

TORONTO, ONT. (March 2014) – Toronto-based DJ and radio personality Chris Dubbs has just announced that his live music program Reggaetown Radio will now be syndicated on Reggaetown, hosted by Chris Dubbs and Fiinechina is currently featured live Wednesdays on from 6:00pm-8:00pm, and can also be heard on on Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm. “I am reggae…and I Live in Reggaetown,” said Dubbs. “That is the show’s slogan, and it represents our love for reggae music, culture, personalities, and [...]

Celebrate with 10 Tips to Prevent & Manage Diabetes!

By | March 4th, 2014|Lifestyle|

Now is a great time to think about the future, and what we can do to make it even better for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren. One of the key areas we have to work on is our health. Did you know that one our most serious afflictions today—type 2 diabetes—hitsAfricans in the Western World particularly hard? It’s true. Here’s more, and how you can help prevent the disease, or if you already have it, reverse it with natural [...]

Can’t Lose Weight? 5 Reasons Why And How to Fix Them

By | March 3rd, 2014|Lifestyle, News|

Author:  Dr. Edwards (aka Chatta) Have you made your New Year’s resolutions for 2014? Did you resolve to lose weight? If so, you’re not alone. Year after year, research tells us that “losing weight” is the number one New Year’s resolution people make. Unfortunately, only eight percent of people will actually achieve that goal. Many people think they’re doing the right things—eating less and exercising more—but they still can’t shed those stubborn pounds. If this describes you, the following five [...]