Island Kings to create more magic with Christmas covers, collaborations

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Drumming to the beat of the holiday season, Island Kings is eager to spread some cheer the best way they know how. The all-male trio's drive first drew attention with the release of a cover of Yaksta's hit single Ambition recorded in a car. Now... ...read more

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Nearing 100, Betty White’s life is a page-turner in new book

LOS ANGELES (AP): A photo of Betty White, with a dimpled smile and guileless gaze, fills the cover of a coffee-table book released the month before her 100th birthday. The image evokes the genuine White, according to the book's author, Ray Richmond... ...read more

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Drake withdraws two Grammy nominations from final ballot

LOS ANGELES ( AP ): Drake has withdrawn his Grammy Award nominations. The four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round ballot, two people familiar with the... ...read more

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Drake wants no part in competing for a Grammy

LOS ANGELES ( AP ): Drake has withdrawn his Grammy Award nominations. The four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round ballot, two people familiar with the... ...read more

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Jamaican performers losing $millions in royalties – JAMMS

Evon Mullings, general manager of Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), the Jamaican performance rights organisation, says members are losing millions of dollars in royalty payments and has called out the Government for “its failure to protect artistes... ...read more

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Keiva’s Destiny

“I don't have a life, to be honest,” Keiva Di Diva told The Gleaner. Her remark contrasts with her life throughout the early 2000s when she was a sought-after dancer appearing in more than 100 music videos. Even after becoming a mom 11 years ago,... ...read more

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Jamaican author proposes ‘Only Animals Allowed in Heaven’

By Sade Gardner/Staff Reporter Jamaican author Roger Williams is encouraging people to be kind to animals in his latest novel, Only Animals Allowed in Heaven. The plot follows a 12-year-old delinquent boy who is denied a spot in Heaven after he dies. There's hope as he's given... ...read more

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Houston leaders seek clues for concert surge that killed 8

HOUSTON ( AP ): Authorities said they would watch video, interview witnesses and review concert protocols to determine how eight people died at a Houston music festival when fans suddenly surged towards the stage to watch rapper Travis Scott.... ...read more

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Spike, as seen through his brother’s lens, in a new book

NEW YORK (AP): When David Lee was growing up in Brooklyn, his older brother would drag him out of the house whenever he got the urge to make a film. “Spike would say, ‘You gotta come with me. I'm shooting something,'” says David Lee. “His early... ...read more

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Major Mackerel’s ‘Love Life’

“It takes two to make the thing go right Wife and a husband, husband and a wife Never reach the top without a fight Carry-go-bring-come a something weh mash up love life…” The lyrics, taken from Major Mackerel's 1994 jam Love Life,... ...read more

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