Tuesday, 26 June 2012

NEWS & NOTES: Busy Signal’s first day in US court + Digicel Stars shakes things up

A dark chapter in the life of Busy Signal has begun. On Monday the beleaguered entertainer appeared before a judge in a Minnesota courtroom, where he pleaded not guilty to one count of failure to appear in court, in connection with a decade-old offence. Busy Signal (né Glendale Goshia Gordon) could face up to 5 years in prison if convicted on that count. The deejay was remanded yesterday pending his trial. The dancehall star has been implicated in a narcotics offence and was extradited to answer charges in relation to the offence, allegedly committed in 2002.

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A talent-show audition over the phone? How cool and modern! With a new attitude and a new formula for unearthing local singing talent, the producers of Digicel Stars (yup, that’s the new moniker) have recruited a team of ‘mentors’ with expertise in different genres to help groom this year’s crop of stardom hopefuls. They are Carlene Davis (gospel), Derrick Coffie (Jamaican sound), D Major (Soul-R&B) and Conroy Wilson (Pop). But the kick is, you can audition via your telephone (until midnight June 28) by calling 444-2443.




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