15
Jan

The Love & Harmony Cruise featuring Beres Hammond, Shabba, Dexta Daps, & More

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On February 27th to March 3rd, Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise will host performances from Reggae & Soca's most world renowned artists. The four-day concert will occur during the round trip voyage from Miami, Florida to Ocho Rios, Jamaica on the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner.

Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise's four-day concert is produced by Rockers Island Entertainment in association with Best of the Best Entertainment and Massive B. This years performers include: Beres HammondShabba Ranks, and Third WorldQueen IfricaWayne WonderTony CurtisSinging MelodyElephant ManI-wayneEdwin Yearwood and Lurie D. Recently, new school artists Konshens and Dexta Daps were added to the bill.

During the "non-stop party" experience, attendees will be treated to late night dances with deejays: Stone Love Movement. Massive B. Sounds, Bobby Konders & Jabba, and DJ Calli B, Road International, DJ Roy, Ragashanti, and DJ Noah. Other deejays include New York's own Steele Bashment, Glamour Wayne, DJ Fergie & Springer, YGS SOund, KIng Waggy T, Jamusa, King Ferno and DJ Smallie.

The 5-day and 4-night cruise will include most meals onboard and family friendly curated programming. The Norwegian Pearl provides luxury amenities such as their chic bowling alley, dazzling casino, tranquil spa, and spacious Garden Villas.

Promoters of the event are heralding 2017's LOVE & HARMONY CARIBBEAN CRUISE as an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience. "This one is going to be truly special" according to (Jabba). "We put a lot of effort in making this year's L&HCC, out of this world, and I think we delivered." The event is expected to sell-out as in pervious years.

DAY 1: Welcome Party Hosted By Beres Hammond, Ragashanti & DJ Roy

DAY 2: International Flag Night Soca Concert

DAY 3: Love & Harmony All White Concert

DAY 4: Dancehall Night Concert

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06
Jan

Kenny Omega Says He is Leaving Japan

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After being involved in what many have called the greatest match in professional wrestling history, Kenny Omega tweeted he is leaving Japan in his rearview mirror.

Omega came up short against Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Championship at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 11 on Jan. 4. The incredible bout between the two men was the first Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer scored six stars. Omega's star has been growing over the past few years in NJPW, especially when he assumed the role of leader of the Bullet Club and moved from the jr. heavyweight ranks to heavyweight.

Ahead of the Wrestle Kingdom bout with Okada, Omega was interviewed by Sports Illustrated. During the interview, Omega expressed a desire to not be "just a cog in the WWE machine," despite having a standing invitation to join up with NXT.

Omega is not a stranger to WWE developmental, however. From 2005 to 2006, Omega was a part of then-developmental territory Deep South. He eventually asked for his release and has not had kind words to describe his experience.

However, a pair of tweets from Omega have raised questions about what is next for the 33-year-old Canadian.

 

What would be next for Omega if he really leaves Japan behind is the big question.

Would he actually make his way to WWE? Would he travel the independent scene trying to build the next stage of his career? Or is this all a ruse ahead of a big return and another run at Okada's title??

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21
Nov

THE TAMLINS - Baltimore - Ting-A-Ling - Reasons

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The Tamlins are one of the best harmonizing vocal trio groups to emerge from Jamaica. Electrifying is the word which most adequately describes them. Their sparkling reputation is based on their solid record of noteworthy achievements and a string of golden hits like “Baltimore,” “Ting-A-Ling,” “My Whole World Is Falling Down,” “Reasons,” and “Go Away Dream”.

The Tamlins, consisting of Carlton Smith, Derrick Lara and Junior Moore, started out as a nightclub act in 1970 and by 1972 had won the “Most Outstanding Group” award in Jamaica. This quickly opened other doors and shortly thereafter they signed a recording contract with one of Jamaica’s then top studios, Dynamic Sounds. Out of this came “Thick And Thin,” a ballad that made a good impression locally and drew interest from foreign labels such as Atlantic and Polydor.

The Tamlins developed prominence in 1974 with “Eighteen With A Bullet,” and this paved the way for their first album titled “Black Beauty,” which was released by Dynamic Sounds and State Recording in England. The Tamlins went on to record for the famous Channel One which resulted in a chain of hits -– “Hard To Confess,” “That’s Life,” “Thinking” and “Sweat For You Baby,” and also the group’s second album, “Tamlins Greatest Hits.” In 1979, they released “Ting-A-Ling” on the Hawkeye Label in London. “Ting-A-Ling” became a No. 1 hit on the Black Echoes Chart and also made it to the Top 10 of several other chart.

Inevitably, numerous local artists were clamoring for the sweet harmony of the Tamlins as backing vocals. Willingly, they threw their musical weight behind performances of artists like Delroy Wilson, Pat Kelly, John Holt, Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh. They later toured the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, South America and the Eastern Caribbean Islands with Peter Tosh.

Out of the Tosh relationship developed a rapport with the famed ‘rhythm twins’, Sly and Robbie, of Taxi Productions. The Tamlins first single on the Taxi Label was “Star,” to be followed by “Laying Beside You Baby” and then the remake of Nina Simone’s “Baltimore,” which was also released internationally by EMI. “Baltimore” held the No. 1 spot for twelve weeks and, indisputably, it was judged the “Number One Record of the Year” in Jamaica on JBC’s “Top 100” for 1980. The group also won the “Best Group Award” from JBC, Radio Jamaica and the Daily News that same year…..

In 1986, the Tamlins performed on “Dancehall ‘86” at Cinema One with Half Pint, Josey Wales and Culture, among others. They not only got a standing ovation, but this was judged the “Best Performance of 1986” at the annual Rockers Awards Show. They also “tore the house down” at Sunsplash ’86 and the Taxi Connection Shows that same year.

Nineteen eighty-seven saw the Tamlins featured on the Freddie Jackson show at the Oceana Hotel, where they proved themselves in such stellar company, receiving thunderous applause and accolades. That year the Tamlins were nominated in several categories of media awards and won the award for “Best Performers.” In 1988 the Tamlins released their album, “I’ll Be Waiting” on the Live & Learn Label and a second album, “Love Divine” for SKD of Miami. A return engagement with Freddie Jackson was scheduled in 1989, this time at the Wyndham Hotel, and once again they stole the show. During that year they also participated in shows for the Hugo Hurricane Fund and the United Nation’s Benefit Show. The self-produced single, “Hurt So Good,” was also released that year, to critical acclaim.

Tours of Japan in 1987, performances at Madison Square Garden and in Washington, D.C. and the Detroit, Michigan award for “Top Jamaican Group” are some of the highlights and best held memories of this talented trio.

The nineties found the Tamlins celebrating two decades of success in the music industry, with gems still popping up on the charts. They also had a successful tour of Japan with artists such as the I-Threes, Admiral Bailey and Tiger. One of the high points of the Tamlins career was performing in an episode of “Miami Vice,” a popular television show during that decade. They wrote and performed several songs for an episode of the show entitled, “Soul On Ice.” They were the first Jamaican musical group to have been featured on a top-rated television series.

The Tamlins continue performing on stage shows in Jamaica such as the "Rebel Salute" and numerous vintage shows and festivals in Europe and the US. The Tamlins continue to stay in the spotlight and show their longevity. They also continue to put out solid reggae recordings decade after decade.

Baltimore 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLJO03QAEvc

Ting A Ling 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTVzz-XyotE

Go Away Dreams 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_35kYfSHr8

Live Performances ~

Summer Splash 1989 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCkRuEMpwS8

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2014 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAhsWGocKgI

Garance 2013 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIwhPFZiVUE

Reggae Jam 2013 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0OxnlAYsVg

 

 

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16
Jul

Buildurbuzz.com's Casting Call for Caribbean Hosts

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Buildurbuzz.com is currently in production for a brand new talk show and looking for fresh new talent

 

Now Casting

Male and Female hosts between the ages 21-28 in the Tri-State area

for various roles on air. Able to conduct interviews is a plus.

Must be from Caribbean descent

 

All inquiries Please email Roman@buildurbuzz.com

 

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16
Jul

EW Covers X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, Reveals New Plot Details - SPOILERS

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The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features a cover story on X-Men: Apocalypse, including the first official public reveal of the titular villain. Oscar Isaac, who plays Apocalypse, describes his character as "the ­creative-slash-destructive force of this earth. When things start to go awry, or when things seem like they’re not moving towards evolution, he destroys those civilizations.”

EW reveals numerous details about the film, including which mutants Apocalypse recruits as his four horsemen. According to the mag, Apocalypse will recruit a young Storm from the streets of Cairo, Angel from Berlin, and Psylocke, who is working "behind the iron curtain" for Caliban.

Finally, Apocalypse's fourth horseman is Magneto, whom actor Michael Fassbender says has “fallen in love and he’s basically left his metal ways behind. Apocalypse finds Erik at a low ebb and recruits him.” 

There's no word on whom Erik has fallen in love with or if he's reconnected with Quicksilver, whom he met briefly in X-Men: Days of Future Past and is also in X-Men: Apocalypse.

EW also reveals an early relationship between Mystique and Nightcrawler in Apocalypse, who in comic books are mother and son, with Raven rescuing Nightcrawler from oppression in Germany.

Meanwhile, Professor X's school is flourishing, but Charles isn't leading the X-Men yet. 

“He’s not teaching anybody how to fight at the moment,” said James McAvoy. “He’s teaching people how to control their abilities so that they can work at a bank. But of course this movie challenges all of that.”

 

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