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Nominees & Special Awardees for the 35th Anniversary International Reggae and World Music Awards

Nominees & Special Awardees for the 35th Anniversary International Reggae and World Music Awards
Nominees & Special Awardees for the 35 th Anniversary International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA)   Be a part of the process and help to select the winners for 2015/16 in the 35 th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) Anniversary! Select one nominee per category. Your decision should be based on materials released between June 2015 and May 2016. Also, consider the social relevance of materials; originality and sales; the scope of local and national performances; quality of performances and stage appearance.   Vote online at www.irawma.com  or submit your votes to IRAWMA, c/o. Martin's International, P.O. Box 5836, Chicago, IL 60680. VOTING ENDS September 8th, 2016 ! Special promo tickets now on sale at www.irawma.com and www.coralspringscenterforthear ts.com . Click here www.gofundme.com/100annualeven ts and make a contribution of any amount to keep this event strong and to take the music and culture to a greater level.  ...
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Friday the 13th Franchise Slashed by Lawsuit

Friday the 13th Franchise Slashed by Lawsuit
If there’s one thing more terrifying than a machete-wielding supernatural killer, its the prospect of a tedious and protracted copyright lawsuit. Unfortunately, it looks like the “Friday the 13th” franchise may be heading in the latter direction, according to a recent report by  THR . Horror, Inc. and Manny Company, the current owners of the lucrative slasher series, recently filed a lawsuit in Connecticut against the original 1980 film’s screenwriter, Victor Miller, hoping to halt the claiming of a copyright provision allowing authors to cancel grants of rights in order to retake ownership. Notices for copyright termination were sent this past June, aiming to return the rights to Miller in July 2018. Mr. Miller, the plaintiffs argue, was simply brought on as a writer-for-hire for the company producing the film at the time, and therefore has no legal claim to the source material. The complaint argues that, “Miller had never written...
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PREZIDENT BROWN - I Love Jah - Respect & Manners - Break the Cycle

PREZIDENT BROWN - I Love Jah - Respect & Manners - Break the Cycle
PREZIDENT BROWN - AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER Prezident Brown is a conscious Jamaican roots reggae artist who carries a universal message of love and righteousness. Prezident Brown has been touring the US consistently for the last decade with his own band. He has headlined many festivals including Reggae in the Hills, the Rejuvination Festival in Santa Cruz, CA, The Northwest Reggaefest in Eugene, OR and The One Love One Heart Festival in Sacramento. He also recently performed on Reggae on the River in Humboldt, CA and the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Mendocino, CA and others. Prez recollects - “I remember as a youth I started out from humble beginnings in the country side, hiding from my mother after church on Saturdays so that I’d be able to go to the dance hall. She tried to punish me each time by not letting me into the house until day light...
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New Mutants Movie’s Lineup Revealed, Writers Announced

New Mutants Movie’s Lineup Revealed, Writers Announced
By Anthony Couto    “The Spectacular Now” writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have reportedly been hired to write the upcoming X-Men spinoff movie, “New Mutants,” for their “Fault in the Stars” collaborator, and the film’s director, Josh Boone. According to  The Hollywood Reporter , the team in the film, based on the early ’80s comic of the same name by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, will include: “Native American Danielle Moonstar, Scots girl Wolfsbane, Brazilian ladies man Sunspot, a Kentuckian code-named Cannonball, and Russian teen Magik. Also in the mix will be an alien named Warlock.” Prior to the hiring of Neustadter and Weber, Boone and scribe Knate Lee had co-written two drafts of the film —  for which they credited Claremont and McLeod on the first page . Produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse”), “New Mutants” hasn’t been given a release date.
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Rings Scares Up a New Trailer

Rings Scares Up a New Trailer
It’s been nearly fourteen years since Gore Verbinski’s (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) remake of “The Ring” terrified audiences stateside — eleven since its sequel bored most of them — and now, a trailer for the third in the series has hit the Internet. Simply titled “Rings,” the first preview seems to include all the attributes a Ring film requires: creepy amateur VHS footage, leaky walls, desperate characters in a race against time to stop a deadly curse, that wrinkly ghost girl, etc. Check out the trailer along with an official synopsis below: “A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a ‘movie within...
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Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande to perform at MTV awards

Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande to perform at MTV awards
Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande will reunite to perform at the latest MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced on Wednesday. Minaj, one of the most successful female rappers, will join Grande in the pop star’s single  Side to Side  at the gala on Sunday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The pair, along with English singer Jessie J, collaborated together at the 2014 VMAs in one of the night’s first and best-received performances. Minaj again kicked off the awards in 2015 in a performance with pop superstar Taylor Swift — despite Minaj’s criticism of MTV that year for passing over her  Anaconda  in nominations for Video of the Year. Previously announced performers for Sunday’s awards include Rihanna, who will be presented with a career Video Vanguard Award, as well as the rapper Future and Britney Spears, who is releasing a new album. MTV on Wednesday announced that award presenters...
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Leslie Jones has website hacked

Leslie Jones has website hacked
  Leslie Jones has had her personal website hacked to reveal naked images of her. According to gossip website TMZ, someone got into her webpage on Wednesday (24.08.16) and posted nude pictures of the 'Ghostbusters' actress as well as details from her driver's licence and passport. The hacker also uploaded a video in tribute to gorilla Harambe and positioned it at the top of the site. It is thought pictures of the 48-year-old star were obtained via her phone or iCloud. Her website, JustLeslie.com, was taken down after the attack and is yet to reappear at the time of writing. Several selfies of the star alongside celebrities including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West and 50 Cent were also posted. This comes after Leslie was racially abused by vile trolls earlier this summer, leading to her quitting Twitter. While she has since returned to the social media site, she recently revealed...
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The T-Mobile Arena The Newest Addition To The Las Vegas Strip

The T-Mobile Arena The Newest Addition To The Las Vegas Strip

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JAH9 WILL RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘9’

JAH9 WILL RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘9’
DURING YEAR OF THE 9 (2 + 0 + 1 + 6) OUT  SEPTEMBER 9  ON   VP RECORDS / STEAM CHALICE RECORDS   For those who've been waiting for Rasta consciousness to mount resurgence in contemporary reggae,  Jah9  is a figure of revelation and deliverance.  The Jamaican-born singer-songwriter, poet and producer, who has been covered by the likes of  Vogue  and  Vice  about her crucial role in the coined “reggae revival,” boasts a diverse musical range with inflections of soul and jazz deeply rooted in her sound. She broke in the international reggae scene in 2014 with her debut album New Name  featuring her bright yet symbolic single “ Avocado .”  Now she returns with her sophomore album  ‘ 9 ’  on  9/9 . The nine-track selection is available for  pre-order now  via on  VP Records/Steam Chalice Records. ‘ 9 ’ fulfills the promise of her earlier releases with expansive...
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Gabby Douglas to judge Miss America pageant in Atlantic City

Gabby Douglas to judge Miss America pageant in Atlantic City
By Tommy Rowan     Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas will help pick the 2017 Miss America, pageant planners announced Monday.   Douglas, fresh off a gold-medal win in Rio, will join Shark Tank's Mark Cuban and Disney Channel's Laura Marano to help judge the annual Atlantic City pageant, according to the Miss America Organization. The 20-year-old's experiences, both positive and negative , make her a natural fit for the role. At the 2012 London games, Douglas won gold in both team and individual all-around competitions. And with her individual victory, she made Olympic history: Douglas became the first woman of color (of any nationality), as well as the first African American gymnast, to win gold in the event. And in Rio, she made more history: Douglas, along with Aly Raisman, became the first American gymnasts to be members of two gold-medal winning teams.  Aside from Cuban and Marano, the Miss America...
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Singer-Actress Hayley Kiyoko Dances Away the Haters in New Video

Singer-Actress Hayley Kiyoko Dances Away the Haters in New Video
Asher Moss   BY  NATALIA BARR Singer and actress Hayley Kiyoko demonstrates a new way to stand up to the high school mean girls in the video for her latest single, “Gravel to Tempo.”  Written and directed by the artist herself, Hayley Kiyoko busts moves in front of the popular crowd at school in the halls and in the cafeteria without any shame or embarrassment. The song and video promote self-empowerment and independence—and we dig it. “Gravel to Tempo” is the first single off of Hayley Kiyoko’s  CITRINE  EP, the singer’s debut album with Atlantic Records. Following the success of songs like " Girls Like Girls " and " Cliff’s Edge ," we’re sure  CITRINE  will be full of even more pop anthems.   
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Mark Wahlberg's Wahlburgers Sued for Stiffing Its Employees

Mark Wahlberg's Wahlburgers Sued for Stiffing Its Employees

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Drake, Kanye, Kendrick, Chance, More Nominated for 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards

Drake, Kanye, Kendrick, Chance, More Nominated for 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards
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Amber Heard Donates $7M Johnny Depp Divorce Settlement To Charities

Amber Heard Donates $7M Johnny Depp Divorce Settlement To Charities
By The Associated Press   Two days after Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reached a $7M divorce settlement, the actress says she is donating the entire amount to charity. The recipients are the American Civil Liberties Union, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. “As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,” Heard said in a statement today. “As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated. This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.” Read her full statement below. On Tuesday,...
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SLY & ROBBIE & THE TAXI GANG - World's Greatest Rhythm Section

SLY & ROBBIE & THE TAXI GANG - World's Greatest Rhythm Section
Sly Dunbar (drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass), the arrangers, producers, songwriters, session musicians and developers of raw talent, are widely acknowledged as 'the world's greatest rhythm section'. 'The Riddim Twins' have been together for over 35 years....between them they are estimated to have played on or produced over 200,000 recordings. Their list of collaborators is a veritable who's who - there's every prominent Jamaican artist from Beenie Man to Sean Paul to Peter Tosh, Don Carlos, Michael Rose, Junior Reid, Shaggy, Cherine Anderson, Bitty Mclean, Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Ini Kamoze; and they have played with and produced artists such as Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Sinéad O'Connor, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, UB40's Ali Campbell, Joe Cocker, No Doubt, the Fugees, Michael Franti and countless others. Sly and Robbie, affectionately known as the Riddim Twins, are perhaps the premiere...
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REPORT: Zendaya's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Character Revealed

REPORT: Zendaya's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Character Revealed
By Albert Ching It looks like Zendaya 's role in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" may have been revealed, after months of speculation. The 19-year-old Disney Channel veteran will play the key role of Mary Jane Watson, according to a report published Thursday afternoon by The Wrap , citing "two individuals with knowledge of the project." As further evidence to the role, The Wrap reports that "one recent draft of the script has Zendaya’s character dropping several clues to her identity as Mary Jane." Zendaya was originally announced as playing a character named Michelle when first reported as part of the film back in March, but it's certainly not unheard of for studios to engage in some intentional misdirection -- and, it's important to note, her specific role has not been officially confirmed by Sony Pictures, Marvel Studios or Zendaya herself. Mary Jane Watson was first introduced in 1966's "Amazing Spider-Man" #42, as part...
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UK Recording Artist Randy Valentine Completes Successful US West- Coast Tour

UK Recording Artist Randy Valentine Completes Successful US West- Coast Tour
Randy Valentine humbled by the response yet, not surprised New York, New York,  August 15, 2016 -  Embarking on his first west coast US tour, UK recording artist, Randy Valentine was optimistic and ready to perform for the masses. Confident in the ground work he and his team set in place, Randy Valentine was ready to begin his 2 week tour, which had him visiting Canada, Seattle, Sebastopol, Humbolt, San Francisco and Oakland. His fans embraced him as he gave them 110% every night.     "I wasn't surprised by the crowd response, I believe in what I doand I believe in my team. We've done so well so far in the spreading of the high-brations. Plus many barriers have been broken before now which made it easier for us as creatives to deliver our work"  says Randy Valentine.     Very big on promoting his brand Randy Valentine and his...
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Dancehall Star Konshens In Demand

Dancehall Star Konshens In Demand
New York, New York   Dancehall Superstar Konshens is definitely one of dancehall most sought after acts and his schedule & show turn outs are clear reasons why.    On July 28th, Konshens departed Jamaica to Freeport Bahamas, where he headlined two sold out shows. Immediately after his performances he jetted to New York where he co-headlined a free concert in Brooklyn. The concert is a part of the Martin Luther Kings Summer Concert series held annually & produced by VP Records.  Also performing on this concert was reggae songstress Etana,.   Performing with a band, Konshens connected immediately with the at-capacity crowd, but it was seven words, that caused the audience to erupt. "Wha this mek you feel like do". These are the opening lyrics to Konshens hit single "Bruck Off Yuh Back", the video has garnered over 11 million hits via YouTube and is one of the biggest dancehall songs...
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Erica Rahola
Dancer, Model, Actress
Worked with 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, and many more.
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KING JAMMY PRESENTS NEW SOUNDS OF FREEDOM

KING JAMMY PRESENTS NEW SOUNDS OF FREEDOM
OUT  AUG 12  ON VP RECORDS   A Modern Day Recreation of Black Uhuru's 1977  Love Crisis    Featuring Alborosie, Chronixx, Dre Island, Gentleman, Kabaka Pyramid,  U Roy,  Bounty Killer, Beenie Man & Shaggy   King Jammy is one of reggae's most prolific talents, whose career spans a half-century. Almost 40 years since the original sessions, King Jammy revisits the seminal album that launched his career as a producer.     New Sounds of Freedom  is a re-working of the 1977 Black Uhuru classic  Love Crisis   featuring an array of contemporary vocal talents. The 10-track set blends the original audio with new lyrics that add a contemporary relevance and underscore the timeless quality of the originals. Each song is revamped with new lyrics from artists including Alborosie, Chronixx, Dre Island, Gentleman, Kabaka Pyramid and U Roy.     New Sounds of Freedom  updates  Love Crisis  in a similar way that  Black Sounds...
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