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.”

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.

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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