Monday, 9 February 2015

MAKING A SCENE: Out and About with Allan Magnus, Ziggy Marley, Ann-Marie Bonner, Julene Robinson, Sean Paul, and more

HAND IN HAND: Feb. 8, United States. Ahead of picking up his third solo golden gramophone for Best Reggae Album, at the 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Ziggy Marley hit the red carpet in the company of his gorgeous wife Orly Agai, to chat with reporters and pose for pictures to be sent around the world. 

BROTHERLY BOND: Feb. 7, United States. Sean Paul (left), too, was on the scene in LA Sunday for the festivities celebrating music's biggest night. (His latest disc, Full Frequency, was also up for Best Reggae Album). But on the previous night the dancehall-pop hitmaker joined hip-hop royalty in West Hollywood for a pre-Grammy bash, co-hosted by 10AK LA and Nicki Minaj. Here, the Jamaican superstar hangs with Richie Akiva at the event. 

CHARACTERS WELCOME: Feb. 9, Kingston. Fresh from her month-long sojourn in New York for some much-needed R&R and to check out the music scene, fresh-faced actress Julene Robinson (To The Finish), left, stepped out in support of the hit romantic comedy Ole Fyah Stick, which drew a massive crowd to New Kingston's Theatre Place Sunday night. Fellow on-the-rise leading lady Shantol Jackson (Bad Apple) was also in the house. 

UP FRONT: Feb. 1, Kingston. The Grounation 2015 series, exploring the timeless cultural significance of the drum, got off to a terrific start at the Institute of Jamaica recently, with an informative presentation by noted American scholar and researcher Maxine Gordon (right) photographed in the front row next to the IOJ's executive director Ann-Marie Bonner

MORNING PEOPLE: Jan. 30, Kingston. The St. William Grant Park was all abuzz last Friday as the RJR Group kicked off this year's iteration of their much-anticipated Cross Country Invasion Tour, which is taking a diverse mix of fun, edu-tational activities to five regions across Jamaica through March. Working in the RJR 94FM tent, Paula-Ann Porter-Jones and Allan Magnus share lens time as they broadcast Jamaican Morning before an attentive live audience.

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