Thursday, 15 March 2012

BITS & PIECES: Romain Virgo is rolling in the awards

Singer Romain Virgo just keeps racking up the trophies. On the heels of being named Entertainer of the Year at a JARIA-endorsed awards at Emancipation Park last month, Virgo picked up three prizes at the Linkage Awards in New York recently. The 22-year-old crooner snagged Male Vocalist of the Year, Most Consistent Artist, and Recording Artist of the Year. What’s more this winning streak marks a nice crescendo building up towards the May 8 release of Virgo’s keenly awaited sophomore record, The System, which is sure to include impressive cuts like “System” and “I Know Better.”
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Who will headline this summer’s Reggae Sumfest? Reports are that the festival’s hardworking organizers are pulling out all the stops for this year’s extravaganza, scheduled for July 15-21 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. In addition to special Jamaica 50 activities, the Sumfest team will also be observing the 20th anniversary of the world-famous reggae-based fest, which annually brings together a galaxy of local and international music stars while drawing massive nightly audiences. Meanwhile, fingers crossed for appearances by Drake, Trey Songz or Kanye West.
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Speaking of local must-do events, Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW), a special Jamaica 50 edition, is slated for June 6-12 inside the usual haunt of the National Indoor Sports Centre. Major details to be revealed anon.




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