Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | November 11, 2012
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Taxes - entertainment sore point
We've all seen the embarrassing stories of entertainers whose assets have been seized for unpaid taxes. Yet, it seems many artistes are still not as compliant as they should be.

Story of the Song: His Imperial Majesty traced through song
November 2 marked the 82nd anniversary of the crowning of Emperor Haile Selassie I, the First and Her Imperial Majesty Empress Mennen at the Cathedral of St George in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is a date central to the Rastafarian community and, with Jamaican popular music forms reggae and dancehall heavily influenced by Rastafari, has made its way into song.

'Jamaica farewell' continues to make the rounds
Jamaica's 50th year of Independence is still in the spotlight in the United States, as Jamaica-born actress, Debra Ehrhardt, staged her outstanding monologue, Jamaica Farewell, at the Kreeger Theatre, Rockville, Maryland, last Saturday.

C2W gets 'Revenge' - Music publishing start-up begins to see pay-offs
We Want Drinkz is the first Caribbean 2 World Music Limited (C2W) track to be featured on the iTunes iOS game called Tap Tap Revenge.

Youth drives Jamaican popular music
It's youth month in Jamaica, and as we continue to celebrate 50 years as an independent nation and reflect on our musical achievements, it conjures up memories of the youthful exuberance that permeated Jamaica's music at the birth of the nation in 1962.

Huge turnout for Arts Foundation jazz-flamenco fusion concert
The Courtleigh Auditorium was packed with eager ears on Wednesday night, as a huge crowd turned out for a night of cultural exchange with the musical styling of the acclaimed CMS Trio and their jazz-flamenco fusion.

Alpha Boys to benefit from World-A-Reggae
The National Gallery of Jamaica will host the upcoming auction of the posters in its current World-A-Reggae Exhibition, which follows on the closure of that exhibition today. All the proceeds from the auction will go to the Alpha Boys' School in recognition of its seminal role in the development of Jamaican music.

Making space for new wine - Lasana Bandelé fuses sung, spoken word
Lasana Bandelé's résumé shows that he applies his voice to the sung and spoken word in equal measure. In 1980 he earned a bronze medal from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission for his poem 'Mad Dogs', then in 1989 Living in Shacks, the first song from his own label Storitela Music Ltd, hit big.

Multimillion-dollar earnings from America's Next Top Model
JAMPRO's Film Commission has reported earnings of over US$1 million and the creation of some 70 jobs from the recent filming of the popular reality television series, America's Next Top Model (ANTM).

Ready for the resurgence
THE UPSURGE of roots rock reggae underground music has now brought several artistes to the forefront of the music industry.


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