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Reggae 'Triple Threat' Sean Kingston To Release Debut Album Fall '07; Listen To 'Colors'

April 24th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Sean Kingston
After producing an endless array of hit records for the likes of musical heavyweights such as 50 Cent, The Game, Rihanna and Snoop Dogg, production savant J.R. Rotem has turned his attention to one of the most innovative young talents in music, Sean Kingston, the first signing on his Beluga Heights label.

Kingston, a 17 year old native of Jamaica who now lives in Miami brings his very unique triple threat of talent of rapping, reggae chatting and soulful harmonization with the 2007 release of his debut yet to be titled album.

"As an artist, my whole goal is to make powerful and ...
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Madlib's 'The Other Side: Los Angeles' Arrives April 10

March 28th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Madlib
On April 10, Time Out and Deaf Dumb & Blind Recordings release Madlib - The Other Side Los Angeles. The fifth installment in the Other Side series features critically acclaimed rapper/producer Madlib's personal audio tour of the City of Angels. Highlights of this genre-bending mix include the eclectic/outrageous jazz consciousness originator - Sun Ra Arkestra, 60's psychedelic blues quintet Outlaw Blues Band, legendary reggae drummer (Burning Spear) Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Jamaican record label head/DJ Producer Prince Jazzbo, and Madlib's own tunes- as Beat Konducta (solo) & with co...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 1

March 1st, 2007 3:00am EST
Roger Daltrey
Happy Birthday to 7th Heaven actor Adam LaVorgna (1981), "Saved By The Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974), Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake (1973), hoops star Chris Webber (1973), Spanish actor Javier Bardem (1969), WWE wrestler Booker T (1965), "Eyes" star Tim Daly (1956), prolific actor/director Ron Howard (1954), the real "Daisy Duke," Catherine Bach (1954), Reggae singer Burning Spear (1948), comedian Alan Thicke (1947), actress Lana Wood (1946), "The A-Team" actor Dirk Benedict (1945), The Who singer Roger Daltrey (1944), Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer (1939), actor Jed Allan (1937), "T...
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Grammy Award Winning Reggae Artist Burning Spear Gets First Club Remix, Listen Here!

May 28th, 2006 12:00pm EDT
Burning Spear
Grammy Award winning, reggae pioneer Burning Spear (aka Winston Rodney) is a certifiable legend, celebrating more than 35 years in the music business. As the popular story goes, Rodney bumped into Bob Marley while walking through a field, and the two began talking about music. Marley encouraged him to visit Jamaica's Studio One, where Rodney and a fellow musician recorded "Door Peep." By the time of its release, Rodney had branded the duo Burning Spear, taking the nickname of Jomo Kenyatta, who was jailed by a colonial British government in Africa but rose to become the first president of K...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 1; February 29

March 1st, 2006 3:00am EST
Ron Howard
Happy Birthday to 7th Heaven actor Adam LaVorgna (1981), "Saved By The Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar (1974), Nickelback guitarist Ryan Peake (1973), hoops star Chris Webber (1973), Spanish actor Javier Bardem (1969), WWE wrestler Booker T (1965), "Eyes" star Tim Daly (1956), prolific actor/director Ron Howard (1954), the real "Daisy Duke," Catherine Bach (1954), Reggae singer Burning Spear (1948), comedian Alan Thicke (1947), actress Lana Wood (1946), "The A-Team" actor Dirk Benedict (1945), The Who singer Roger Daltrey (1944), Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer (1939), actor Jed Allan (1937), "T...
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New York Music Venues Unite For Green Apple Music & Arts Festival

February 8th, 2006 9:37pm EST
Frank Zappa
Over 25 of New York's premiere music venues are coming together to host the inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival, the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, to be held throughout New York City April 20th to April 23rd. Produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will happen in conjunction with Earth Day New York, a nonprofit organization.

The Sixth Annual Jammys award show and all-star concert will kick off the four-day music and film festival on Thursday, April 20th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Over the following ...
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Reggae Fans Get New Studio One & Bob Marley Re-Issues

January 20th, 2006 5:17pm EST
Bob Marley
On January 24, Heartbeat Records will proudly kick off an extensive series by the most venerated record label in reggae music – Studio One. Owned and operated by legendary Jamaican producer Clement S. Dodd (also known as "Coxsone"), Studio One is the label that discovered, and in many cases helped create, a legacy for artists who would later become international legends, from Bob Marley and the Wailers to the Heptones, Burning Spear, and Marcia Griffiths. Over the past 50 years, Dodd recorded nearly every major Reggae artist in Jamaica resulting in hundreds of Jamaican hits which, in turn...
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Paul Oakenfold Readies New Album

January 19th, 2006 12:07pm EST
Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold has long been one of the most important and iconic names in modern club culture. Remixes for Madonna and U2; the scoring of the movie Swordfish; plus original compositions for advertisements for Motorola, Saab, Toyota and Diet Coke are just a small portion of his work that have kept him on the forefront of the musical map. On April 11, Oakenfold will release A Lively Mind, a brand new full-length album for Maverick Records that introduces the next element of his career.

A Lively Mind-a title which means 'an active person,' says its creator-features 12 new songs composed ...
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2006 Langerado Music Festival Initial Line-Up Announced

November 30th, 2005 12:46pm EST
Ben Harper
Music festival season begins early in South Florida, and the Langerado Music Festival is the destination of choice for traveling music lovers ready to start the journey. The festival, now in its fourth year, is preparing to host a slew of fans from colder climates: music lovers, college spring-breakers and sun seekers who are aching for festival season to begin. For 2006 Langerado announces its biggest and best line-up ever:

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Black Crowes, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, The Meters, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Keller Williams, Burning Spear, G. L...
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