Friday, 12 July 2013

TALLAWAH MONITOR: From the courtroom to the small screen, what we're buzzing about right now

COURTS 
After countless hiccups, the Vybz Kartel murder trial was scheduled to get going in the Home Circuit Court this week, but reports indicate that there's been yet another snag: jury shortage. The deejay and his co-accused have been incarcerated awaiting trial since September 2011. Rest assured there are more intriguing twists and turns to come.... With the long-running saga involving her co-accused now over at last, Jody-Ann Gray is about to embark on her next chapter. But what's next for her? The former radio and TV hostess, who was recently in the island to attend a court hearing, is now back in the States with her infant daughter. We avidly await, in the meantime, word on plans for her second act. 
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PREMIERE 
With its multiple awards and critical acclaim (not to mention a solid sequel), God's Way, the riveting Dahlia Harris gospel drama, has made the leap to the small screen. The show is set for a 5-part run on TV J, commencing this Sunday at 9:00 pm. In addition to Harris, the cast comprises Thespy and Actor Boy winner Ainsley Whyte, Sabrena McDonald and Trudy Campbell
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ALBUM LAUNCH 
Unsurprisingly, Morgan Heritage is experiencing one of the busiest summers ever, thanks in large part to their fantastic new CD, Here Come The Kings, for which they are currently in the midst of a multi-city US tour and hosting launches, the next being an August 6 affair at the famed S.O.B's in New York. A record signing and fans meet-and-greet is scheduled for the same day at Veggie Castle in Queens. 
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FESTIVAL 2013 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), and as such the Festival 2013 activities will, according to an agency spokesperson, observed with a major difference. Two key events on the horizon to look forward to: Mello Go-Roun', set for Emancipation Day (August 1) at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, and the Grand Independence Concert and Gala inside the National Stadium on Independence Day, August 6




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