July 2, 2015

Macy’s dumps Donald Trump, rapper Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

By Mae Anderson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the “Miss USA” pageant later this […]
July 1, 2015


Esteemed chart magazine Billboard.com has named Popcaan’s collaboration with rappers Jamie XX and Young Thug as one of the best songs for 2015, out of a […]
July 1, 2015

Reggae Recording Artist Omari Banks Covers SYM Magazine Summer 2015 Issue

Former professional cricket player, turned reggae recording artist Omari Banks covers the triple cover summer 2015 issue of SYM Magazine. The reggae star opened up to […]
July 1, 2015

Kirk Diamond and Bob Da Builda Receive 2015 ReggaeXclusive Recognition Award for Video of the year

Toronto, Canada (MPR Consulting) – To say that it has been an eventful year for reggae/dancehall recording artist Kirk Diamond would be an understatement. The whirlwind […]
July 1, 2015

Misty Copeland, voice for diversity in ballet, named first black female principal at ABT

By Jocelyn Noveck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who’s become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a […]
July 1, 2015

Kim Kardashian discusses Spanx, selfies and Kanye at talk hosted by San Francisco club

By Lisa Leff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO _ The big reveal from Kim Kardashian’s guest turn for San Francisco’s revered Commonwealth Club of California on […]
June 26, 2015

Lady Saw to close Sumfest D’hall night

THE organisers of Reggae Sumfest are not worried about Wednesday’s arrest of hip-hop star Rick Ross, who is one of the headliners on this year’s festival. […]
June 26, 2015

From Belafonte to the blues: Everyman Guy Davis finds his groove amid an uncommon life

By Kiley Armstrong THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The blues, at its best, strikes a common chord: Guy Davis unspools everyman’s tale with earnest, engaging […]
June 26, 2015

Music Review: Hip hop vet Pete Rock returns with sequel to classic beat album

By Jake O’Connell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pete Rock, “PeteStrumentals 2” (Mello Music Group) It’s been 14 years since Pete Rock dropped “PeteStrumentals” _ a benchmark of […]
June 25, 2015

Oh Baltimore! Reggae brings back love

A Jamaican promoter is using his annual show in Maryland to help heal racial wounds in that state’s largest city. Carlos Daley, founder and organiser of […]
June 25, 2015

Vin Diesel test drives new ‘Fast & Furious’ ride at Universal Studios

By Nicole Evatt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. _ “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel traded the franchise’s signature muscle cars for a new kind […]
June 25, 2015

Marriott, Universal Music Group form partnership for concerts, events with top acts

NEW YORK  (AP)_ Marriott is getting into the music business, so to speak. The chain said Thursday it is linking up with Universal Music Group in […]