The countdown has begun to the Caribbean's best music festival - Jamaica Jazz & Blues - which is set to wrap up for three nights on the field of the Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny, just 19 km east of its former home in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Major enthusiasm was clearly evident at the recent coffee hosted by Flavia Lowenstein-Elortegui when friends and supporters, cheerily tagged the ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTea at the RitzÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Committee, gathered to discuss plans for The PlayGround TheatreÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s Fifth Anniversary celebration to be held Sunday, May 17, at 3 P.M. at South BeachÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Dancehall sensation Latifa Brown, more populary known as Tifa, has been nominated for two RETV MVP (My Video Pic) Awards. Tifa's hot music video for Bottom of the Barrel, produced by Dexter Pottinger, has been nominated for an award in the category of "Best Dancehall Music Video" and "Best Music Video (Female)."
Lisa Tucker, the 16 year-old “American Idol” hopeful who is the daughter of a Belize native, was the latest contestant voted off the FOX TV hit Mar. 29.
Tucker, who hails from Los Angeles, failed to impress judges with her rendition of original Idol, Kelly Clarkson’s hit “Because of You.”