Tuesday, 29 July 2014

SCENE & HEARD: Sparring with Bolt and Romelda; Deep Jah-I takes National Festival Song title, and more

IN GOOD COMPANY: July 16, United States. A star-studded turnout arrived at New York's Crosby Street Hotel recently to witness the premiere of the buzzy music-based film Alive Inside. Legendary screen-and-stage actor Harry Belafonte (centre) suited up to join his fellow luminaries Regina Scully, Michael Rossato-Bennett, Pamela Frank, Alexandra McDougald and Dan Cohen at the event. (Photo: Zimbio.com)

AYE, AYE CAPTAIN: July 19, St. James. A massive International Night 2 crowd was on hand to witness reggae icon Freddie McGregor receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at Reggae Sumfest 2014 from the titans of Summerfest Productions. To say the least, the moment represented a well-deserved recognition for one of reggae music's most enduring legends still doing his royal thing. (Photo: Reggae Sumfest)

SISTER ACT: July 22, St. Andrew. Siblings and lifelong foodies Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau firmly believe that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. And now they've written the book to prove it. Last Tuesday, fresh from a promotional spin in the Big Apple, the divine sisters turned authors (joined here by culinary doyenne Jacqui Tyson), hosted a book party to celebrate the success of their delectable tome Caribbean Pot Luck at CPJ Market. The book was published by the UK's Kyle Books. (Photo: Skkan Media)

GRAND PRIX: July 26, St. Andrew. First-time entrant Rushane 'Deep Jah-I' Sanderson, a former Magnum Kings & Queens stardom hopeful, hit the $500,000 jackpot on the weekend when his smooth entry "I Love JA" secured him top honours in the 2014 National Festival Song Competition. JCDC Chairman Aston Cooke presents the St. Mary native with the championship trophy at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. (Photo: JCDC)

HEIGHT OF THEIR CAREERS: July 26, Scotland. What do you get when you bring together two of Team Jamaica's most enigmatic (and extremely tall) personalities? It's anyone's guess, but sprint king Usain Bolt and netball queenpin Romelda Aiken beam like the sporting royalty they are, while hanging tight at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on the weekend. Call it the best of both worlds. (Photo: Usain Bolt/Twitter)

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