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NY: In 2015, Jamaican international pop star OMI created history in the USA with his smash hit "Cheerleader," that won the coveted Billboard No. 1 song of the summer, ahead of stars like Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar and Adele. In the UK, Omi also made history when "Cheerleader" topped the pop charts for four consecutive weeks, the longest reign at number one in the UK by a Jamaican artist. 
Sees this as an opportunity to excite international fans about Sumfest again.   Salento, Italy: Singer Richie Stephens & his Italian based Ska Nation Band are heading to Montego Bay, Jamaica this summer. The group is confirmed to headline Reggae Sumfest 2017, which unfolds at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay on July 16-22. Other confirmed acts include female DJ Spice, Queen Africa, Alkaline and Christopher Martin. Ska Nation Band member Papa Leu was at a lost for words when he received the news about the Sumfest confirmation."Speaking on behalf of the band, I can say getting booked for Reggae Sumfest is a big, big feather in our cap. I am excited! It's a dream come true for all us."
Jamaica's First Lady of Jazz, Myrna Hague, will make her annual visit to South Florida on April 1st for her signature show entitled Simply Myrna. Returning to the Miramar Cultural Center for another spectacular presentation, Simply Myrna, has earned rave reviews as a high caliber event on the local entertainment circuit.  With the special verve she brings to her performances, patrons can expect another sophisticated display of talent from Myrna Hague, as she takes her audience on a delightful musical journey with jazz standards, lovers rock and pop hits.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 3, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending Mar. 3, 2017.
P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The final stretch to the “greatest show on Earth” (T&T’s Carnival) signaled the arrival of several Soca addicts who descended upon the “Bacchanal Capital” to partake in the festivities before the two days of mas on the streets. Even with a plethora of party options and events taking place, the famous C’est La Vie All Inclusive stood supreme on Carnival Thursday and offered its patrons a unique mix of culture, entertainment and first-rate amenities.
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