Happy Birthday Hon. Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley.

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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981)
was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the
lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady
and reggae bands The Wailers (1964–1974) and Bob Marley
& The Wailers (1974–1981).

Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer
of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread both Jamaican
music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.

Marley's best known hits include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman,
No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Stir It...

Police Call Off Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash In Jamaica.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — An annual concert that draws
hundreds of tourists to celebrate Bob Marley's birthday has
been cancelled for the first time since its inception in 1992
over noise complaints.

Police denied promoter Clive Pringle an event permit because
of several run-ins with police and residents in Negril, superintendent
Dezeita Taylor said Thursday.

The Bob Marley Birthday Bash that Pringle organized every
Feb. 6 regularly exceeded the 2 a.m. curfew established under
the Noise Abatement Act, she said.

Last year Pringle was fined $560...

(EME) Excellence In Music And Entertainment 2010 Awards Winner.

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1) DJ Of The Year (Male)
(for overall impact as a solo vocal performer in the eligibility year)

Vybz Kartel
Beenie Man
Bounty Killer
Eelephant Man
Busy Signal
Ding Dong
Flippa Mafia

Winner: Vybz Kartel

2) DJ Of The Year (Female)
(for overall impact as a solo vocal performer in the eligibility year)

Macka Diamond
Lady Saw
Lady G
Lisa Hype

Winner: Spice

3) Vocalist Of The Year (Male)
(for overall impact as a solo vocal performer in the eligibility)

Romaine Virgo
Jah Cure
Tarrus Riley...

IMF Board Approves $1.27 Billion Loan To Jamaica.

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(Dow Jones)The International Monetary Fund's executive board
Thursday approved a $1.27 billion loan to Jamaica, opening the
door for additional financing of more than $1 billion from other
international financial institutions.

Jamaica gets immediate access to about $640 million of the
27-month stand-by arrangement, with some of the money
expected to be used to create a financial stability support fund,
the IMF said in a statement.

The loan deal follows the successful completion of the government's
debt exchange totaling nearly $8 billion. The...

Chinese Premier Vows To Bolster Political, Economic Ties With Jamaica.

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged Wednesday to continue
China's support to Jamaica's economic development, saying
the two sides should expand cooperation in infrastructure
construction, mining and tourism.

China's trade with Jamaica slipped by some 30 percent to 219
million U.S. dollars last year. However, China's imports from
Jamaica nearly tripled year on year, according to Chinese
custom figures.

He called on the two sides to bolster cooperation in infrastructure
construction, mining industry and tourism, and said China is...

Rex Nettleford cultural giant of Jamaica deid at 76 1933 - 2010

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Rex Nettleford, one of Jamaica’s cultural icons, died Tuesday
at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C., a week
after suffering a heart attack at a hotel on Jan. 27. He was 76.

Nettleford, who was vice chancellor of the University of the
West Indies, was also a sociologist and choreographer who
founded the National Dance Theatre Company.

Nettleford, who was born in rural Trelawny parish in February
1933, long called for positive portrayals of Jamaica's black majority.

His 1969 book, Mirror Mirror, examined the status of black

Jamaica concert in honour of the life and legacy of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley.

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The annual Smile Jamaica concert in honour of the life and
legacy of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley returns to the birth
place of the Reggae icon, Nine Mile, St. Ann in Jamaica on
Saturday, February 6, 2010.

The Bob Marley/Rita Marley Foundation the global initiative
was renamed Smile Jamaica/ Africa Unite and brought to
James Bond Beach on Feb 23rd 2008 in Jamaica for the first

In 2008, the Smile Jamaica and Africa Unite concert experiences
united for a memorable event, and Smile Jamaica took a break in
2009. For the 2010 installment, Smile...

California 29th annual Ragga Muffins Music Festival Returns.

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The 29th annual Ragga Muffins Music Festival returns to
Southern California February 20-21 bringing a weekend
of reggae music to the Long Beach Arena.

The two-day Music and Arts Festival continues the tradition
of honoring Bob Marley, one of the greatest champions of human
rights and world peace, by spreading his vision of One World,
One Love through music and community.

Ragga Muffins Performances on Saturday, February 20:
Don Carlos
Frankie Paul
Big Youth
Gramps Morgan
Ken Boothe
Lloyd Brown
Bajah &the Dry Eye Crew

Mediaguide Top 10 Radio Airplay Week Ending 01/31/10

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1.Busy Signal - One More Night VP
Last Week: 2 | Weeks On Chart: 11

2.Queen Ifrica - Lioness On The Rise VP
Last Week: 12 | Weeks On Chart: 49

3.Mavado - Hope & Pray ZJ Chrome
Last Week: 1 | Weeks On Chart: 28

4.Serani - No Games Phase One / Universal Republic
Last Week: 22 | Weeks On Chart: 80

5.Mr. Vegas - Gallis VP
Last Week: 5 | Weeks On Chart: 12

6.Mr. Vegas - I Am Blessed VP
Last Week: 7 | Weeks On Chart: 51

7.Beres Hammond - Feel Good VP
Last Week: 3 | Weeks On Chart: 78

8.Mavado - So Special VP
Last Week: 9 | Weeks On...

Stephen Marley Won The Grammy For Best Reggae Album.

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Ther nominees for best reggae album were
Buju Banton - Rasta Got Soul (Gargamel Music, Inc.)
Gregory Isaacs - Brand New Me (Tad's Record)
Julian Marley - Awake (Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic)
Sean Paul - Imperial Blaze. (VP/Atlantic)
Stephen Marley - Mind Control Acoustic (Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic)

Stephen Marley won the Grammy for best reggae album the fourth
time a member of the Marley family has won in the past five years.
In 2006 Damian Marley won for Welcome to Jamrock, the single of
which was a blockbuster hit...

Sizzla was Arrested and Later Released.

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Miguel Collins popularly known as "Sizzla Kalonji" was arrested
Wednesday night by the August Town Police after they received
reports that men were firing guns in the August Town area.

A senior officer at the Half-Way-Tree Police Station told RJR
News that the artiste's hands have been swabbed and samples
sent to the government laboratory to determine whether he had
fired a weapon

Sizzla was not charge with anything and was later released on
Saturday Jan 30 2010.

Mediaguide Top 10 Radio Airplay Week Ending 01/24/10

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Chart based on electronically monitored airplay of
radio stations listed here:

1.Mavado - Hope & Pray ZJ Chrome
Last Week: 2 | Weeks On Chart: 27
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2.Busy Signal - One More Night VP
Last Week: 1 | Weeks On...

Music industry prepares for post-merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment

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After nearly a year of intense scrutiny, political posturing
and consumer outcry, it's time for the music business to
come to grips with its new superpower: Live Nation Entertainment.

At a time when live entertainment remains one of the healthier
sectors of the troubled music industry, the combined Live Nation
and Ticketmaster stands to dominate each part of that sector:
touring, management and ticketing.

Live Nation is the largest promoter and venue operator in the world,
owning the majority of North American amphitheaters and promoting
most of the...

Alborosie Announces His United States West Coast Tour.

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The Virtuoso Alborosie is shaking up California in February
tour. This tour is the presentation and representation of
Alborosie’s sound, giving people the chance to catch this
rising reggae star in person. He will be visiting numerous
venues performing his various hits, this tour is a must see.

Introducing Alborosie
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Ziggy Marley Presents: Dancehall Originators Vol 1.

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Multiple Grammy winning artist Ziggy Marley, and Tuff Gong
Worldwide present "Dancehall Originators Vol 1," the first in
a new series of dancehall reggae albums designed to pay homage
to the groundbreaking original artists that paved the way for
dancehall artists today. The album, which will be released on
February 2, 2010.

In 1992, producer/songwriter Phillip Smart, founder of Long Island's
HC&F Studios, created the scorching "Hot This Year" riddim, whose
bouncy keyboard riffs and resounding bass were considered ground
breaking at the time.