ST CATHERINE, Jamaica -- An unidentified man believed to be in his fifties, died as a result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle accident on the Old Harbour Road in St Catherine Tuesday night.
Reports from the Spanish Town police are that the man was walking along the roadway at about 8:45 pm when he was allegedl ...more »
NOT everyone was thrilled by the Bob Marley tribute at last Sunday's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Mediaite.com, the American website that critiques media in the United States, is one of them.
Yesterday, it lashed organisers for an inadequate segment that saw Hawaiian singer Bruno Mars and British superstar Sting performing their own songs.
"For most of the 55th annual Grammy Awards, host LL Cool J hyped an upcoming, all-star tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley, who would have turned 68 last week. It did not bode well when it was revealed that the tribute would kick off with a performance by Bruno Mars, who's not exactly a reggae artiste. But maybe Mars would put a unique spin on a Marley classic? No such luck. The singer took the stage and performed a fairly standard version of his own song, Locked Out of Heaven.
Next up was Sting, who joined Mars on stage to continue the tribute. Now, from being with The Police, Sting was admittedly influenced by Marley, infusing his early music with Jamaican rhythms. But once again, he launched into one of his own songs, Walking On The Moon. Still not exactly the Bob Marley tribute we were promised.
By the time the band on stage started playing an actual Bob Marley song, Could You Be Loved, pretty much any goodwill this performance had was already out the window. Marley's eldest son, Ziggy Marley, came on stage with Rihanna to contribute to a shortened, tame version of the song. And his youngest son Damian Marley, who performs a more modern version of dancehall-style reggae, briefly appeared to drop a few rhymes before the whole thing ended prematurely and CBS cut to commercial."
Mediaite.com described the Marley tribute as "one of the more disappointing moments of the night".
Sting (left), Ziggy Marley (third left), Bruno Mars (fourth left), Rihanna (third right) and Damian Marley (second right) perform at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (Photo: AP)
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