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Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Full Black tonight http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Full-Black-tonight_17803160 ROBERT Minott, promoter of the annual stage show Full Black, is saying all is set for a spectacular event at the LIME Golf Academy in New Kingston, St Andrew, tonight.<br /> <br /> "Everything will be running like a well-oiled machine," Minott told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> This year's staging will see performances from Lady Saw, Beenie Man, Ninja Man, Sizzla, Elephant Man, Kip Rich, Ishawna and dancer-turned-deejay Ding Dong.<br /> <br /> Ding Dong, whose outfit Ravers Clavers is responsible for the creation of moves including Bad Man Forward and Skip to Ma Lou, said he was elated to be part of the <br /> <br /> line-up.<br /> <br /> "The people can look forward to good vibes, loads of dancing and high energy from me," he said.<br /> <br /> Last year, the event ended prematurely with several billed artistes failing to make it to the stage before the 2:00 am cut-off time. They included Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Elephant Man and I-Octane.<br /> <br /> The promoter, however, promised his team has taken the necessary steps to ensure there is no a repeat of what happened last year.<br /> <br /> "We'll have a tighter and smooth running of the programme," he said.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11179880/Ninja-Man_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 AM Borgeous for EDX http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Borgeous-for-EDX_17803365 AMERICAN DJ and music producer Borgeous is special guest performer at Electronic Dance Xposed (EDX) slated for the Kingston Polo Club in St Catherine, tonight.<br /> <br /> The event, sponsored by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, is the buzz on social media and has seen tickets being purchased from Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Canada.<br /> <br /> "I'm excited to perform in Jamaica for the very first time, for Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum's EDX," said Borgeous via Instagram.<br /> <br /> Cecil Smith, group brand manager for Rums at J Wray & Nephew Limited, said he was pleased with the buzz.<br /> <br /> "Borgeous performing at Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum's EDX will be a historic moment for Jamaica's live entertainment industry, as it will put us on par with other lifestyle destinations from around the world that host electronic dance music festivals. We are glad to be on board for this event, as Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum will ensure that EDX patrons discover and enjoy a world-class production, with memorable experiences to boast of for a lifetime," he said.<br /> <br /> Borgeous, given name John Borger, is known internationally for his electronic dance music (EDM) tracks. His hits include Wildfire, Tsunami, Invincible and Stampede.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11179758/BORGEOUS-2_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 AM Whittaker facing his Destiny http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Whittaker-facing-his-Destiny_17805804 THE Jeremy Whittaker-directed film Destiny is holding its own at the box office since its debut last week.<br /> <br /> "We have noted that the support and word of mouth have been very good," Melanie Graham, marketing manager of The Palace Amusement Company, told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> The Jamaica-born Whittaker said he is pleased with the feedback he has been getting.<br /> <br /> "There is always a character in the movie that someone can relate to," he said.<br /> <br /> Destiny follows the character Lisa Collen (played by Jamaica-born, Canada-based Karian Sang) who visits Jamaica from Toronto to sell her family's estate. She gets involved with Sean, a recording artiste (played by Chris Martin), and reconnects with her family.<br /> <br /> The movie, which was filmed in Jamaica with additional footage shot in Canada, also stars several local personalities including Kerstin Whittaker, Munair Zacca, female dancehall artistes Grace 'Spice' Hamilton and Latifa 'Tifa' Brown, Ian 'Ity' Ellis, and Khadine 'Miss Kitty' Hylton.<br /> <br /> -- Cecelia Campbell-Livingston<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11179797/Jeremy-Whittaker_8536_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 AM ZJ Wah Wa pleads guilty at hearing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/ZJ-Wah-Wa-pleads-guilty-at-hearing_17804555 BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com JAMAICAN radio disc jock ZJ Wah Wa pleaded guilty to telemarketing fraud at a hearing in the Federal District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, yesterday.<br /> <br /> ZJ Wah Wa, given name Deon-ville O'Hara, is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.<br /> <br /> "Mr O'Hara entered a guilty plea, pursuant to the terms of a written plea agreement," said Clare Hochhalter, federal prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney.<br /> <br /> "He was allowed to plead guilty to one count of telemarketing fraud and, in exchange, the United States agreed to dismiss the remaining counts of the third superseding indictment," he continued.<br /> <br /> Trial is set for February 23, 2015.<br /> <br /> Hochhalter said prior to trial, the judge requested a pre-sentencing report, which comprises a character and background check of O'Hara.<br /> <br /> "They'll look for aggravating and mitigating circumstances," the federal prosecutor explained.<br /> <br /> Wah Wa is detained at the Heart of America Detention Centre in Rugby, North Dakota.<br /> <br /> He is one of 26 people (17 Jamaicans) named as part of the ring.<br /> <br /> Four other Americans connected with the case pleaded guilty earlier this month. They are Mikael Gillette, 24; Charles Bauder, 54; Shannon O'Connor, 30; and James Simpson, 72.<br /> <br /> Wah Wa was arrested by United States law enforcement during a visit to Florida in May. Allegations are he assisted in running a lottery scam in Jamaica that induced American citizens to send millions of dollars for lottery winnings. The disc jock is also said to have acted as a courier to transport monies from the United States to Jamaica.<br /> <br /> He was stopped by Jamaican customs officials at the Sangster International Airport with US$105,000 alleged to be proceeds of the scam. If convicted, ZJ Wah Wa faces a maximum 30-year imprisonment per count, a possible fine, mandatory restitution, and possible forfeiture of property.<br /> <br /> At least 10 people over age 55 were allegedly duped. <br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11179800/zj_wah_wa_new_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 AM Acid test for Alkaline - Church knocks visit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Acid-test-for-Alkaline---Church-knocks-visit_17805529 AN Antiguan church minister is calling on authorities to put a ban on dancehall artiste Alkaline, who is scheduled to perform in that country on Saturday.<br /> <br /> According to the Antiguan Observer, Bishop Charlesworth Browne, head of Christian Ministries Church, said the artiste "will bring decadence and death" to the nation.<br /> <br /> The religious leader said he is prepared to call for a boycott of the nation's Independence celebrations over the upcoming performance. Antigua and Barbuda celebrates independence on November 1.<br /> <br /> "I am calling upon the rest of the Christian community to steer clear of the rest of the independence celebrations," Bishop Browne was quoted as saying.<br /> <br /> "If they're going to be as corrupt and perverse as this, then I say to the Christian community, withdraw from them completely," he continued.<br /> <br /> Alkaline is scheduled to perform at Black Rave slated for Millers by the Sea in St John's.<br /> <br /> "As a leader in the Christian community, I stand opposed to any performance by this character here in Antigua & Barbuda. I believe his performances ... are geared to corrupt young people, particularly young women," " said Bishop Browne.<br /> <br /> Alkaline, given name is Earlan Bartley, has created an impression with both his lyrics and appearance.<br /> <br /> His pale-bleached skin and trademark pitch black eyes, a feat he achieved by tattooing his eyeballs sets tongues wagging wherever he goes.<br /> <br /> This is not the first time Alkaline has been met with resistance to an upcoming performance.<br /> <br /> In July, he was barred from the Caribbean island of Nevis as the island's premier feared the artiste could "incite lewdness" and threaten public safety.<br /> <br /> Earlier this month, head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, Bishop Dorrick Wright spoke out against a planned concert that the artiste was scheduled to perform.<br /> <br /> Efforts made to contact Alkaline's management were unsuccessful.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11179828/ALKALINE-1_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 AM Chan to be a better father http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Chan-to-ba-a-better-father_17803164 BEIJING, China (AP) &mdash; Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges.<br /> <br /> The film star said in his first comments in person after the arrest: "I am always a father. I used to be an unqualified father. Now, after this event, I want to be a qualified father."<br /> <br /> Jaycee Chan was detained in August and was formally arrested the following month on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment.<br /> <br /> Chan apologised in a statement soon after his son's arrest and pledged to work with him on his recovery.<br /> <br /> He spoke to reporters Thursday while promoting his latest movie, Skiptrace, in which he plays a Hong Kong detective.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11179793/Jackie-Chan_ap_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 AM Shakira&rsquo;s baby toys coming http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Shakira-s-baby-toys-coming_17804240 NEW YORK, USA (AP) &mdash; Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.<br /> <br /> The Mattel, Inc-owned company announced yesterday that the First Steps collection of toys and baby gear would be available in November. Shakira co-developed six products, including a bouncer that plays music, alphabet blocks and a musical soccer ball, an ode to her soccer-playing boyfriend Gerard Pique, who plays for FC Barcelona.<br /> <br /> All of the proceeds will benefit her Barefoot Foundation, which provides education and nutrition to children in impoverished areas of her native Colombia. Pre-order on Amazon for the products begins Monday.<br /> <br /> Geoff Walker, executive vice-president of the Fisher-Price Global Brands Team, said in an interview Thursday that Shakira contacted the company about collaborating. The Grammy-winning singer, who is pregnant and is the mother of 21-month-old Milan, is the first celebrity Fisher-Price has partnered with.<br /> <br /> "She brings in both authenticity and emotion, and I think that's why this is such an exciting moment," Walker said.<br /> <br /> With her foundation, one of Shakira's main initiatives has been early childhood development, which attracted Fisher-Price to the global star, Walker said.<br /> <br /> The 12-part Web series debuts Monday and targets millennials. Some of the episodes, three to five minutes long, will feature her son.<br /> <br /> Shakira is one of the most popular celebrities on social media. She is the first person to reach 100 million likes on Facebook.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11179815/shakira_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 AM Grammy hopefuls to know on Dec 5 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Grammy-hopefuls-to-know-on-Dec-5_17804285 NEW YORK, USA (AP) &mdash; The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of December 5, except for one category: the coveted Album of the Year.<br /> <br /> The nominees for the top prize will come later that day when the academy debuts the new TV special, 'A Very GRAMMY Christmas,' to air on CBS at 9 pm. It will feature performances from Pharrell and Ariana Grande.<br /> <br /> The Grammys first launched a televised concert announcing its main nominees in 2008. Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said in an interview Thursday it was time to switch it up.<br /> <br /> "We're freshening up, changing this up a little bit and the kick-off for Grammy season will still be getting our nominations out that day, albeit a little differently," Portnow said.<br /> <br /> The one-hour Christmas special will be hosted by LL Cool J and also will include Maroon 5, Tim McGraw and some others to be announced at a later date, show producer Ken Ehrlich said Thursday. It will tape November 18 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.<br /> <br /> The nominees for Album of the Year will be announced toward the end of the programme, Ehrlich said.<br /> <br /> The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live February 8 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will include 83 categories.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11179799/grammy_award_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 AM Ward 21 launches new project http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Ward-21-launches-new-project_17796403 BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer staff reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com EARLIER this week, dancehall group Ward 21 re-launched their fifth studio album, Still Disturbed.<br /> <br /> The 15-track set was released in January but did not gain momentum until a six-week promotional summer tour of Europe which saw the trio making stops in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.<br /> <br /> According to Kunley McCarthy, a member of the group, their distribution strategy goes by territory. Still Disturbed was released in Europe and Japan in March. Due to its popularity in Europe, Ward 21 returned for another round of dates in August.<br /> <br /> Unlike previous albums, Still Disturbed boasts all dancehall tracks.<br /> <br /> "Dancehall is losing its sound and originality. We mix the tunes with the original hardcore sound as we want to remind people that this is where it all comes from," he said.<br /> <br /> "People usually say that music evolves, but dancehall music is the only one that loses its sound. Soca and hip-hop music evolves but they still can be recognised," he added.<br /> <br /> Among the tracks are War Start, Ben' U Back, a collaboration with Sean Paul, and Out with Konshens.<br /> <br /> McCarthy said while he is pleased with the entire album, his favourite track is Mic Magician which features Marcy Chin and DeeWunn. The song samples Super Cat's Under Pressure.<br /> <br /> "The song doesn't really have a topic still, as we are just spitting lines; hence the title Mic Magician. We sampled Super Cat's voice using just the chorus line. The reaction to the song is great and it's just another authentic dancehall tune," he added.<br /> <br /> Still Disturbed was co-produced by Jam 2 Productions, Baby G, Wiletunes and Misik Muzik.<br /> <br /> As prot&eacute;g&eacute;s of producer Lloyd 'King Jammys' James, Ward 21 is known for hard-hitting songs like Capelton's Slew Dem and Wayne Marshall and Bounty Killer's When The Smoke Clears.<br /> <br /> The group's debut album Mentally Disturbed was released in 2003. Two years later the group released You Know How We Roll, followed by King of the World in 2007 and Genesis in 2009.<br /> <br /> The 39-year-old McCarthy, Andre 'Suku' Gray and Mark 'Mean Dawg' Henry are the current members of Ward 21. Ranaldo 'Rumblood' Evans, the other original member, left the fold in 2008.<br /> <br /> In 1998, McCarthy, Gray, Henry and Evans got their breakthrough with the Bada Bada 'riddim' which featured songs by Beenie Man, Elephant Man and Chuck Fenda.<br /> <br /> Other successful beats included Da Joint, Dutty Fowl and Volume. Although Ward 21's focus was producing, the group did well performing, topping local charts with Haters, Judgement Day and Blood Stain.<br /> <br /> Ward 21 launches new project<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176450/ward-21_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176452/Ward-21_9902_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176455/Ward-21_album_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 AM Carib Hall of Fame Awards tomorrow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Carib-Hall-of-Fame-Awards-tomorrow_17796921 BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter henryb@jamaicaobserver.com GARNETT Reid, executive director of the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation, is very excited about the 12th Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence scheduled for the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, tomorrow evening.<br /> <br /> "Everybody has been enthusiastic about it from we began 14 years ago, because we are recognising Jamaicans in fields that were being ignored, despite their tremendous contribution to the growth and development of the Caribbean culture," Reid said.<br /> <br /> This year, 40 Caribbean nationals will be inducted into the Hall Fame for contributions to areas of arts and sports.<br /> <br /> The event is being held under the patronage of the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen.<br /> <br /> This year's nominees include: reggae artistes Beenie Man, Etana, Tarrus Riley, as well as Trinidad and Tobago's leading calypsonian David Rudder; Ronnie Butler (Bahamas); track and field athletes Grace Jackson and Juliet Cuthbert, and football coach Andrew Price; playwright/producer, Patrick Brown; designer Bill Edwards; actor Paul Campbell; film festival organiser Barbara Blake-Hannah; and cinematographer Lennie Little-White.<br /> <br /> According to Reid, they were chosen on the basis of achieving eminence in their respective fields of endeavour, and having exhibited unswerving commitment to the continued growth and development in their particular field.<br /> <br /> The event will feature performances by Caribbean first lady of jazz Myrna Hague, Marion Hall (Lady Saw), and Richie Stephens. Emcees will be Dahlia Harris and Horace Phillips.<br /> <br /> The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, established to foster excellence, growth, development and achievement in Arts, Sports, Music and Culture.<br /> <br /> Carib Hall of Fame Awards tomorrow<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176398/Tarrus-Riley_6564_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176400/hall-of-fame_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 AM Richie Spice added to Cecil's show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Richie-Spice-added-to-Cecil-s-show_17794304 CULTURAL singer Richie Spice has been added to the line-up of acts performing on the second annual Sea Food Buffet and Cabaret show at Cecil's Restaurant and Lounge in Spanish Town on Saturday.<br /> <br /> "Although we are catering mainly to a mature audience, we have now included singer Richie Spice to add some variety to the musical recipe to match the variety of tasty delights on the buffet," Mark Miller, manager of Cecil's Restaurant and Lounge, told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> Also slated to perform are veteran reggae singer Dennis Walks and singer-songwriter Benjy Myaz.<br /> <br /> "We want our customers to enjoy some retro music blended with fine foods in a family-friendly atmosphere," Miller added.<br /> <br /> The artistes will be backed by King FI-DEM Band, while the evening's emcee is Christopher 'Johnny' Daley .<br /> <br /> Richie Spice is known for hits songs as well for his benevolence.<br /> <br /> Earth a Run Red, Brown Skin, Groovin My Girl, and The Plane Land are a few of his chart busters.<br /> <br /> He recently donated a deep freezer to the Galilee Early Childhood Development Centre at Rodney Road (off Maxfield Avenue) and contributed to other schools, including Rock Hall All-Age in his hometown of Rock Hall, St Andrew.<br /> <br /> -- Basil Walters <br /> <br /> Richie Spice added to Cecil's show<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176402/Richie-Spice_2385_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 AM Infinite stays positive http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Infinite-stays-positive_17795665 WITH Jamaica facing perennial problems such as a struggling economy and high crime, singer Infinite says he stays positive by looking at the country's positives.<br /> <br /> On Country Bus, his latest single, he yearns for the simple things that made Jamaica a peaceful place.<br /> <br /> "Mi jus' find myself reminiscing 'bout going to the country fi look fi the family. Wi jus' get a nostalgic energy," Infinite told Splash.<br /> <br /> Infinite was born and raised in the Franklyn Town community of east Kingston, but has rural roots in St Catherine, St Ann, and Trelawny. He says travelling to the country gives him an appreciation of Jamaica in days gone by.<br /> <br /> "Yuh si the people with dem basket of food on the bus an' it does something to yuh," he said. "Yuh know dem people work hard fi come town an' sell."<br /> <br /> Country Bus is produced by Franklin Irving.<br /> <br /> Infinite, 29, is another of the neo-roots acts dominating local music. Though he has been recording for some time, his first releases came this year with Capitalist, which he did with Chronnixx, and Reggae Rockit, a collaboration with singer Micah Shemaiah.<br /> <br /> He believes artistes like Chronnixx, Micah Shemaiah, Jah9, and Kabaka Pyramid are making a difference, especially among the youth.<br /> <br /> "They have the passion like the older artiste from the 70s. What's going on now is a wave of inspiration," he said.<br /> <br /> Infinite listened to many of those older artistes as a youth, including Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Leroy Sibbles, and Jacob Miller. He also tuned into new wave European groups like Tears For Fears and Ace of Base.<br /> <br /> -- Howard Campbell<br /> <br /> Infinite stays positive<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176401/Infinite_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 AM Stream works on EP http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Stream-works-on-EP_17794854 RASTAFARIAN reggae singer Nateesha Stream is currently in studio working on her seven-track Extended Play (EP) project which is expected to be released in December.<br /> <br /> The yet-to-be titled set is a precursor for her album which has a 2015 deadline.<br /> <br /> "I think EP will work for me now, while gearing up for my album," she told Splash.<br /> <br /> The singer, whose given name is Nateesha Irving, said she recently recorded Miles Away, which will be included on the set.<br /> <br /> "I think the crowd will love this one because it's based on personal experience and it talks about someone being in love," said the 33-year-old.<br /> <br /> "Whatever I'm singing, I know the audience will feel it. I think when you can relate to the music, it will impact on you more," she continued.<br /> <br /> Hailing from the Mona area of St Andrew, the former St Joseph High School student started out singing backing vocals. She has worked for artistes including Queen Ifrica, Gyptian, Lutan Fayah, Warrior King, and Coca Tea.<br /> <br /> "It's always been my dream to do music and it is what I know how to do best, although I studied business management at school,"she explained.<br /> <br /> Nateesha Stream's first single, Sisters, was released in 2008. Among her other releases are Come Away With Me, Tonight, No Place Like Home, Holiday featuring Gyptain, Children Cry, and Fall in Love.<br /> <br /> -- Donisha Williams<br /> <br /> Nateesha Stream works on EP<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176416/Nateesha-Stream_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 AM Prince Levy crosses London Bridge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Prince-Levy-crosses-London-Bridge_17795315 BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer PRINCE Levy is creating waves with his nwew song London Bridge.<br /> <br /> The singer created ripples with his previous single Take it Slow. He has followed up with the controversial London Bridge, which he wrote and is produced by Jay Edge.<br /> <br /> A video for the song has also been released. According to Prince Levy, it gives insight into a challenging period in his life.<br /> <br /> "London Bridge is actually a true story. While I was pursuing studies at the tertiary level, I used to sell herbs as a means to help with daily expenses living on campus. I used the video to tell the story of the life I used to live in order to survive at some points," Levy explained.<br /> <br /> A former student of St George's College, Prince Levy also attended the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts and studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the West Indies.<br /> <br /> Originally from Westmoreland, the 27-year-old singer won gold medals in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Performing Arts competitions.<br /> <br /> Prince Levy, whose other songs include Deep Feelings and Plastic Ras, recently performed at the Willow Creek Festival in California. <br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176460/Prince-Levy-photo-2_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 AM Rock Supreme drops Make Money Time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Rock-Supreme-drops-Make-Money-Time_17795323 Actor-turned-deejay Rock Supreme is currently promoting his latest single, Make Money Time.<br /> <br /> The song was co-produced by Richard Dawkins and Windsor Nethersole for Don Shine Music Group/Bankazz Records.<br /> <br /> "Right now it's all about progress. People are making money in different ways and it's a reality of what is happening in the world right now," said Rock Supreme, 35.<br /> <br /> After studying video production at the Media Technology Institute (MTI), Rock Supreme (Gregory Nelson) popped in music videos such as Contagious by Tarrus Riley, Just Like That by Canada-based pop singer Jarvis Church, and Gal a Run Dem Head by dancehall artiste Erup.<br /> <br /> He has also appeared in episodes of the television programme Me and Mi Kru.<br /> <br /> His first shot on the big screen was a cameo in the 2003 film One Love which starred Ky-Mani Marley and Cherine Anderson. His most recent role was playing 'Malt', the best friend of Christopher 'Johnny' Daley in the film Kingston Paradise.<br /> <br /> Make Money Time sees him returning to music. He collaborated with Church on two songs (Wine It and Just Like That) from the latter's 2008 album, Long way Home.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176465/Rock-Supreme-photo_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 AM Do Go See - Oct 24 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Do-Go-See---Oct-24_17794944 splash PICK OF THE WEEKEND<br /> <br /> LIME MVP Full Black @ LIME Golf Academy Featuring: Lady Saw, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Sizzla, Ninja Man, Kip Rich, Ishawna, Ding Dong Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Alton LOL Birthnight Party, The Beach Sexy Edition<br /> <br /> @ LOL HQ, 7a Victoria Street, Franklin Town<br /> <br /> Featuring: No Limit, Aggart, Ikel Marvelus<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Veronica and Friends Fish Fry and After Party<br /> <br /> @ 2 Chelsea Avenue<br /> <br /> Featuring: Xclusive Sound among others<br /> <br /> Time: 1:00 pm<br /> <br /> Seafood Night<br /> <br /> @ The Essence, King's Plaza,<br /> <br /> St Andrew<br /> <br /> Featuring: Vin the Musical Maestro<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Friday Night Happy Hour<br /> <br /> @ The Ambassador Bar and Grill, 148 Old Hope Road, Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Appleton Uber<br /> <br /> @ Club Privilege, 16 Trinidad Terrace, Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 10:00 pm<br /> <br /> MVP Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Puls8, 38 Trafalgar Road, Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Smirnoff VIV Fridays<br /> <br /> @ V Club, 5 Madrid Avenue, Portmore, St Catherine<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> TGI Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Margaritaville Negril,<br /> <br /> Jan Elsner Road, Negril, Westmoreland<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Speakeasy Friday<br /> <br /> @ Margaritaville Montego Bay, 25 Coconut Drive, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Slap Weh Fridaze<br /> <br /> @ Front Page Lounge,<br /> <br /> 7 South Avenue<br /> <br /> Featuring: Coppershot,<br /> <br /> Juss Unique<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Ole School Fridays<br /> <br /> @ Norman's Court Hotel, 15 Humber Avenue, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Featuring: Disco, hip-hop, R&b and soul music from the 80s, 90s<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Memories By The Score<br /> <br /> @ JPS Sports Club,<br /> <br /> 23 Ruthven Road, Kingston 10<br /> <br /> Featuring: Stokey Love, Richie Clarke, Ivor Smith, Peter Phillips, Shelly Ann Hill<br /> <br /> Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am<br /> <br /> Romeich Birthday Party<br /> <br /> @ Romeich HQ,<br /> <br /> 11/2 Campbells Boulevard<br /> <br /> Featuring: Foota Hype, Tony Matterhorn, Badda Bling, DJ Mental among others<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Seafood Buffet Cabaret<br /> <br /> @ Cecil's Restaurant and Lounge, Spanish Town<br /> <br /> Featuring: Dennis Walks,<br /> <br /> Benjy Myaz & Richie Spice<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Wear Weh You Have<br /> <br /> @ Lipstick Plaza, Portmore (behind Ken's Wildflower<br /> <br /> Featuring: Six Killa, Calico, DJ Jermz, DJ Price, Patexx, Iyara, Marlon Binns, Nymron, Slow Mo<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Liquor Fantasy<br /> <br /> @ 14B South Camp Road<br /> <br /> Featuring: Aggart, G Hype, Flabba Dabba<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Starlife Saturdays<br /> <br /> @ Famous Nightclub, Gerbera Avenue, Portmore, St Catherine<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> ULTRA Saturdays<br /> <br /> @ Fiction Night Club, 67 Constant Spring Road, Kingston<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Smirnoff Night Life<br /> <br /> @ Margaritaville Ocho Rios, Turtle Beach Road, Ocho Rios<br /> <br /> Time: 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> Big People Party<br /> <br /> @ Constant Spring Golf Club<br /> <br /> Featuring: Alonzo Hawk, Squeeze<br /> <br /> Time: 9:30 pm<br /> <br /> Come Meet the 'Real' Maas Ran<br /> <br /> @ Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre<br /> <br /> Featuring: Theatrical acts, excerpts, music, dance and musical performances<br /> <br /> Time: 5:00 pm<br /> <br /> Still Water Black Tie Affair<br /> <br /> @ Mona Visitor's Lodge<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Live For Faith Benefit Concert<br /> <br /> @ Cafe Delight, 9 Haining Road, Kingston 10<br /> <br /> Featuring: Chino, Jah Vinci, Aisha Davis among others<br /> <br /> Time: 6:00 pm<br /> <br /> Red Stripe Premier League<br /> <br /> @ Prison Oval<br /> <br /> Featuring: Rivoli United vs Waterhouse<br /> <br /> Kingston Bridal Week Bridal Expo<br /> <br /> @ Hope Botanical Gardens<br /> <br /> Time: 12 noon - 8:00 pm<br /> <br /> Sundayz Live Jazz & Blues<br /> <br /> @ The Essence, King's Plaza<br /> <br /> Featuring: Colin Shirley, Vin de Musical Icon<br /> <br /> Time: 8:30 pm<br /> <br /> Seafood Sundays<br /> <br /> @ Pier One, Montego Bay<br /> <br /> Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm<br /> <br /> Retro Night<br /> <br /> @ Sharkies Seafood Restaurant, Salem, Runaway Bay<br /> <br /> Time: 8:00 pm<br /> <br /> Movie Sundays<br /> <br /> @ D'Rehab Lounge, Sports Bar & Pool Hall, MoBay<br /> <br /> Time: 8:00 pm<br /> <br /> Liberation, Dance Edition<br /> <br /> @ Covenant City Church,<br /> <br /> 72 Half Way Tree Road<br /> <br /> Featuring: Chozenn, DA Jay, Dunamis, Goddy Goddy, Lypher, Omari, St Matthew<br /> <br /> Time: 7:00 pm<br /> <br /> Funny Kind'a Love<br /> <br /> @ Centrestage Theatre, Cinema 2, Dominica Drive, New Kingston<br /> <br /> Featuring: Camille Davis, Courtney, Glen 'Titus' Campbell, Sharee Elise/Sakina Deer<br /> <br /> Time: Tuesday - Friday @ 8:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday @ 5:00 & 8:00 pm<br /> <br /> Fury<br /> <br /> The Best of Me<br /> <br /> Destiny<br /> <br /> The Judge<br /> <br /> Addicted<br /> <br /> Gone Girl<br /> <br /> The Equalizer<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11176441/Lady-Saw_0216_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Friday, October 24, 2014 2:00 AM Spencer&rsquo;s &lsquo;Best&rsquo; on show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Spencer-s--Best--on-show_17787818 BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com WHAT started out as a childhood passion for Kern Spencer is blossoming into a fruitful relationship.<br /> <br /> Spencer, 39, is a host on BOJ (Best of Jamaica) TV. His Super K Studios recently signed a deal with <br /> <br /> the Luxembourg-based Southern Cloud TV which would see them distributing his content through their subscriber-based Carib-Eye TV. Southern Cloud TV distributes content to Europe, Africa and Canada.<br /> <br /> "This will start by the end of this month," he told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> "We want to be the Tri-State Area [New York, New Jersey and Connecticut] by year-end. We ultimately aim to create a platform in which tourism ministries across the Caribbean will be able to use and sell their tourism products, thereby increasing arrivals to their respective nation states."<br /> <br /> Spencer, host of Street Link which airs on CVM-TV and Flow Cable Channel, explained his thrust.<br /> <br /> "The programmes are mini-documentaries which depict Jamaica and Jamaican lifestyle. We also go into communities, schools and on the corners to look at the lives of artistes before the limelight," he said.<br /> <br /> The former politician-cum-television host said the transition wasn't difficult.<br /> <br /> "Now, I get to ask the questions, instead of being asked them. I have interviewed several ministers, including minister Dr Wykeham McNeill, junior minister Damion Crawford as well as opposition spokesman on finance Audley Shaw and opposition spokesman on tourism Ed Bartlett. I find it quite interesting," he said.<br /> <br /> According to Spencer, 'Super K' was a sound system he owned while attending Munro College in St Elizabeth during the 1980s.<br /> <br /> "We used to play at fairs at Hampton High and at the University of the West Carnival. Over a decade ago, we formally registered Super K Studios," he said.<br /> <br /> In addition to BOJTV, Super K Studios comprises a production and marketing company which includes music and recording artistes.<br /> <br /> "We intend to apply for a community radio station but listeners can hear us on our newly revamped website BOJTV.com. From the same website, viewers can watch BOJTV live stream from their smartphones. Eventually, we intend to go nationally with them," he said.<br /> <br /> A former junior energy minister, Spencer was embroiled in a trial for fraud and money laundering in relation to the distribution of energy-saving light bulbs, a gift from the Cuban government. The case was eventually dismissed after five years in the court.<br /> <br /> He said he is not ruling out a return to representational politics.<br /> <br /> "I'm not ruling out re-entering politics. However, it's good to have your financial independence. So, for now, I'll just focus on my first love, entertainment," he said.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172249/Kern-Spencer-2_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172245/Kern-Spencer-1_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172242/Dexton-Ennis_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 AM Musgrave winners lauded http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Musgrave-winners-lauded_17789930 SIX members of the nation's artistic community were recognised with Musgrave Awards at the Institute of Jamaica in downtown Kingston, yesterday.<br /> <br /> Gold Musgrave medals were presented to Anthony Winkler, renowned writer, and Petrona Morrison, art educator and former head of the School of Visual Arts at the Edna Manley College.<br /> <br /> Speaking to the Jamaica Observer following the ceremony, Winkler said he was humbled.<br /> <br /> "It is such an honour. I have received the gold medal, but would have been just as happy with a tin medal," he said.<br /> <br /> Winkler is known for his works The Painted Canoe and The Lunatic. The latter made into a movie, which starred Paul Campbell and the late Reggie Carter.<br /> <br /> Cheers rang out when silver Musgrave medallist music producer Donovan Germain rose to accept his award.<br /> <br /> Germain -- who heads Penthouse Records, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary -- was recognised for his more than 40 years service to the local music industry.<br /> <br /> It was noted that through Germain's insight and creativity, the careers of Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond and the late Gregory Isaacs, were relaunched during the 1990s.<br /> <br /> Jeweller and metalsmith Jasmine Thomas-Girvan was also a silver medallist. Thomas-Girvan who lives in Trinidad and Tobago was not present to accept her award.<br /> <br /> The local music industry was also recognised in the bronze medal category through music producer Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke.<br /> <br /> Clarke, like Germain, has served the industry for more than four decades. Through his Music Works recording studio, he produced some recognisable reggae classics. JC Lodge's Telephone Love, Pass the Kutchie by the Mighty Diamonds, Gregory Isaacs's Rumours and Shabba Ranks's Mr Love Man, all bear Clarke's credits.<br /> <br /> "It's a great honour that I humbly accept," he told well-wishers.<br /> <br /> Painter Phillip Thomas rounded out the arts community, as he too received the bronze medal.<br /> <br /> Thomas, who teaches painting at School of the Visual Arts at the Edna Manley College, is a multi-award-winning artist who is a regular exhibitor at the National Gallery of Jamaica.<br /> <br /> Musgrave Medals, which recognises the contribution of Jamaicans to literature, science and art, were also handed out to Professor Celia Christie-Samuels (gold) for her contribution medicine; Dr Karl Aiken (silver) for his work in agriculture; and Dr Tannecia Stephenson for her work in the area of physics.<br /> <br /> The Musgrave Medal is the oldest awards scheme in the Western Hemisphere -- founded in 1889.<br /> <br /> &mdash; Richard Johnson<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172229/Petrona-Morrison_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172236/germain---Gussie-cropped_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172232/Anthony-Winkler_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 AM Stylo G wins MOBO http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Stylo-G-wins-MOBO_17789901 JAMAICAN deejay Stylo G won the Best Reggae Act award at the MOBO Awards in London yesterday.<br /> <br /> The event took place at the SSE Arena.<br /> <br /> Stylo G (real name Jason McDermott) was selected over Alkaline, Popcaan, Chronixx and Tarrus Riley. He was nominated last year but lost to Sean Paul.<br /> <br /> Born in Spanish Town, St Catherine, Stylo G relocated to the United Kingdom in 1998. He made a name for himself in underground music circles before signing with British dance label 3 Beat Records.<br /> <br /> Last year he scored a Top 20 hit on the British charts with Soundbwoy. He followed-up with hits such as Badd (featuring Sister Nancy) and Move Back.<br /> <br /> The MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin) was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. It is held annually and recognises artistes of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.<br /> <br /> Stylo G wins MOBO <br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172239/Stylo-G_1_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 AM UK 'drunk' on Krishane Levy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/UK--drunk--on-Krishane-Levy_17787440 By Kevin Jackson Observer writer SINGER Krishane Levy, the 20-year-old son of veteran artiste Barrington Levy, has entered the British charts with his debut song Drunk and Incapable, which features Atlantic Records label mate Melissa Steel.<br /> <br /> The single is number 27 on the UK pop chart, number 19 on the UK Digital Singles chart and number 33 in Scotland.<br /> <br /> Drunk and Incapable is produced by British producer Bless Beats.<br /> <br /> In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Levy revealed how the collaboration with Steel came about.<br /> <br /> "We are both signed to the same label and because she is half-Jamaican, it was a perfect match for her to be on the song, bringing that conversational vibe. Her vocals are amazing," he said.<br /> <br /> Beenie Man is featured on the remix of Drunk and Incapable. A video for the track was filmed in Jamaica in August.<br /> <br /> Levy, who was born in Manchester, moved to the United Kingdom three years ago. He is being marketed by his record label as the next Sean Kingston, the Jamaican-American singer who had a massive hit in 2007 with Beautiful Girl.<br /> <br /> Shortly after relocating to London, Levy signed a recording and publishing contract with 1 2 One Entertainment, which evolved into a recording contract with Atlantic Records in May.<br /> <br /> Drunk and Incapable is the third Top 40 UK hit for Melissa Steel. She was featured on Way We Are by Kove, which reached number 30 in July.<br /> <br /> Her single, Kisses for Breakfast (featuring Popcaan) reached number 10 in August.<br /> <br /> UK 'drunk' on Krishane Levy<br /> <br /> --> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172238/Krishane-Levy_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 AM Miguel Antonio impressed at Soul in the Sun http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Miguel-Antonio-impressed-at-Soul-in-the-Sun-_17788620 BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter ROSE HALL, St James &mdash; Patrons are still talking about the performance of native St James crooner Miguel Antonio who was one of the local acts to impress at the recent, inaugural staging of Soul in the Sun music festival here at the Aqueduct.<br /> <br /> The performer, who hails from the southern parts of St James, kicked off the music festival on Night 1 with a blistering set, which set the tone for the other international and local acts to follow.<br /> <br /> Backed by Warrior Love Band, Antonio showed off his excellent vocal skills as he thrilled the audience with Rod Stewart's Forever Young and Rhythm of My Heart; Brian Adams' When You Love Someone, Elton John's Nickieta and Morgan's Heritage's She's Still Loving Me.<br /> <br /> The budding star's manager, Ralston 'Rallo' Russell, like the many patrons, was satisfied with the act.<br /> <br /> "I was extremely satisfied with his performance as most of the patrons who saw him. The patrons were impressed with the youngster who is destined to go far in the music industry," an ecstatic Russell told the Observer West.<br /> <br /> He, however, charged promoters to advertise up-and-coming acts when they are billed to perform alongside international stars.<br /> <br /> "The promoters in Montego Bay need to showcase the local acts more. When they are booked they should be advertised because some of them even end up performing better than those well known artistes," Russell said.<br /> <br /> Another western Jamaican who impressed during the music festival was Richie Stephens who did the reggae genre proud with a stellar performance on Night 2 of the music festival.<br /> <br /> Local singing quartet LUST was also outstanding local musical ambassadors. The group is made up of Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody and Tony Curtis.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile. among the international performers were Dru Hill, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Howard Hewitt, Jeffery Osbourne, Freddi Jackson, Peabo Bryson, Silk and Regina Belle.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172172/richie-stephens2_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11172173/MIGUEL_w300.jpg Observer West Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 AM Jamaica Burial for HOLT http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Jamaica-Burial-for-HOLT_17780127 TEX Gallimore, nephew of John Holt, says the singer will be buried in Jamaica. He told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that arrangements are being made for his uncle's body to be flown home.<br /> <br /> Holt died Monday morning (England time) from cancer at age 69.<br /> <br /> "He will be buried in Jamaica. We are currently in negotiations re getting his body," Gallimore said.<br /> <br /> Gallimore, who was also Holt's road manager, said his family is "coping, taking it one day at a time. The 'doc' made it clear there was no hope. For those two days although we were very upset, we had to be strong till the journey is over".<br /> <br /> Gallimore recounted the last days of the singer who was diagnosed with colon cancer in June.<br /> <br /> "He was at home and doing okay, getting treatment, coming back to himself. Until one day last week," he said.<br /> <br /> Gallimore said Holt developed a fever and was taken to hospital where doctors said he had an infection which caused his temperature to rise.<br /> <br /> "He was in intensive care for a few days, and started to improve so much so that they moved him to the general ward. But on Friday, he started to go down badly," Gallimore disclosed.<br /> <br /> Born in the Kingston community of Greenwich Town, 1945, Holt has left a massive catalogue of hit songs such as Stick By Me, Stealing Stealing, Ali Baba, The Tide Is High and If I Were A Carpenter.<br /> <br /> Some of those songs were done with The Paragons, one of the rocksteady era's great acts.<br /> <br /> Holt is survived by his wife Merl, three sisters, three brothers and 23 children.<br /> <br /> -- Cecelia Campbell-Livingston<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11166280/John-Holt-2_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 AM Popcaan's finest hour http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Popcaan-s-finest-hour-_17778262 It was a full house that turned out for singjay Popcaan's latest project, Where We Come From, at the Triple Century Sports Bar and Grill in New Kingston, recently.<br /> <br /> The support not only came from patrons, but the entertainment fraternity as well. Dancehall acts Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Assassin, Sizzla Kalonji, Aidonia, Ryno, Lisa Hyper and dancer-cum-deejay Ding Dong were numbered among the evening's performers.<br /> <br /> Here are a few patrons who came out to witness the event.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168957/Popcaan_3949_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168976/Shauna-Kaye-Williams_3988_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168975/Kacey-Karizma_4355_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168974/Jade-Ravers_4370_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168973/Georgette-Powell_4364_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168972/Florence-Sarbach_4366_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168971/Tiffany-Bloomfield_4360_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168963/Rasheeda-Lindo_4358_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168959/Apple-Thompson_4377_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168958/Opal-McNaughton_4368_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 AM Dennis Walks, Benjy Myaz for Cecil's http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Dennis-Walks--Benji-Myaz-for-Ceceil-s_17779081 By Basil Walters VETERAN reggae singer Dennis Walks and singer-songwriter Benjy Myaz are guest performers for the second annual <br /> <br /> Seafood Buffet Cabaret showcase to be held at Cecil's Restaurant and Lounge in Spanish Town, on Saturday.<br /> <br /> Both artistes will be backed by King FI-DEM Band.<br /> <br /> Walks, who recently returned from tours in Brazil and the United States, promises great entertainment.<br /> <br /> "As usual, strictly enjoyment. A dat mi a goh do, mek people enjoy themselves," he told the Jamaica Observer.<br /> <br /> He recently recorded several tracks which should hit the airwaves shortly.<br /> <br /> "We recorded over 11 tracks in New York recently," he said.<br /> <br /> Walks, a native of Spanish Town, is best known for his work with Harry Mudie in the late 1960s and 1970s. His hits include Heart Don't Leap, Drifters and Margaret.<br /> <br /> The Hanover-born Benjy Myaz, who plays a mean bass guitar, has established himself in the industry as a serious musician. His credits include that of arranger, composer and producer.<br /> <br /> His remake of Steve Winwood's 1986 track Higher Love, saw him adding singer to that mix.<br /> <br /> "Much more is to come. We have a lot more coming," he promised.<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168947/Benjy-myaz_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168945/Dennis-Walks-1_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 AM Port Royal Seafood Fest a hit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Port-Royal-Seafood-Fest-a-hit_17780851 The annual family event was held on the Port Royal football field in the community.<br /> <br /> Radio personality Jenny Jenny -- whose Jenny Jenny Production has been responsible for hosting the festival the last eight of its 11 years -- was pleased with the event.<br /> <br /> "It was superb and fantastic. It was a great festival," Jenny Jenny told the Jamaica Observer. She said plans were already in train for next year's staging.<br /> <br /> The entertainment package had something for everyone.<br /> <br /> Eleven-year-old Wayne J, whose track Chikungunya is getting heavy rotation on the air waves, was first up. In addition to that track, the tiny-voiced deejay delivered 18 and Older and Slacky Mouth, a song directed at foul-mouthed deejays.<br /> <br /> Gem Myers delivered a spectacular set. After churning out a soulful rendition of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing, she went through different eras of Jamaica's music including rocksteady and reggae. Among her selections to the packed venue were Shame on You, Too Girly Girly, My Boy Lollipop, No No No, and One Man Girl.<br /> <br /> Veteran singer George Nooks was just as soulful. He started his set with hits like Lay Your Troubles On My Shoulder, Hero, and If You Don't Know Me By Now.<br /> <br /> Nooks later paid homage to late veteran singer John Holt by performing Stick By Me.<br /> <br /> Nooks turned the event 'into church' with Christian standards including Real Real Real, God is Standing By, How Great Thou Art, What a Mighty God We Serve and Press Along Saints.<br /> <br /> There was instant excitement when Kiprich's voice reverberated from the speakers at the event. He lived up to the billing by delivering Telephone Ting, Let Out You Belly, Ugly So, and No Man, dedicated to incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel.<br /> <br /> Self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall Beenie Man was the night's most electrifying performance.<br /> <br /> "Zagga Zow," was all the Grammy-winning artiste needed to say for his fans to get wild. Who Am I, Bookshelf, Dancehall Queen, Girls Dem Sugar were all singalongs throughout his 20-minute performance.<br /> <br /> The crowd was receptive of Busy Signal, who brought the curtains down on another successful staging of the event.<br /> <br /> Earlier performances came from Vybrant and Berry.<br /> <br /> In-between the live performances and competitions were loads of prizes and giveaways courtesy of Grace Foods, Digicel, Kendall and Excelsior.<br /> <br /> -- Simone Morgan<br /> <br /> http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168956/Crowd_5814_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168955/Kiprich_6485_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168954/Gem-Myers_6367_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168953/Busy-Signal_6869_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168951/George-Nooks_6446_w300.jpg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/assets/11168950/Beenie-Man_6570_w300.jpg Local Entertainment Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00 AM