Kingston (Jamaica)

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Errol Brown, Sound Guy for Rebelution, Gives a Look at the Making of Some of Reggae's Greatest Hits

    Fame, for most artists, is short-lived. When stars come and go, a core network of lyricists, producers, crew members and musicians persists through the decades, typically unseen, giving support from one fresh face to the next. Errol Brown is a sound engineer who, within the industry, carries muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    What Stephen Marley Learned from Dad: "Do it for the Love and Not the Fame"

    Many musical offspring have faltered under the pressure of trying to live up to the level of greatness once bestowed on their popular progeny. Stephen "Raggamuffin" Marley has refreshingly bucked those odds, and has in fact, become a modern-day legend of reggae music in his own right, and has done s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Anatomy of Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album

    Look no further for proof of Bob Marley's legacy than the vast number of bands influenced by his work and the multitude of Marley posters that adorn dorm-room walls. More than 30 years after his death in 1981, Bob Marley and the Wailers touch people of all ages. Mostly because of the mind-boggling s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Film

    April 19, 2012
  • Dining

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Jerk Hut Is Your New Favorite Jamaican Grill

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions. Share a few photos, some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfyi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Behind the Bar: Jamil Hyatt at AZ/88

    Benjamin LeathermanJamil Hyatt strikes a pose behind the bar at AZ/88.No matter what he's doing -- whether it's serving up stylish martinis at Scottsdale's AZ 88 or spitting out dope rhymes within the Valley's hip-hop scene -- Jamil Hyatt is plenty smooth. As a former MC for mostly-defunct Valley h ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
  • Best of Phoenix

    September 28, 2006
  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Elephant Man

    Good 2 Go (Atlantic/VP)

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Dub Bomb!, Baby

    The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s.

  • Calendar

    May 23, 2002

    Easy Skankin'

    Dreadlocked duo delivers a reggae old time

  • Culture

    March 28, 2002

    The Pitch

    In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Hearts and Banjos

    Valley rock 'n' roll vets Bruce Connole and Keith Jackson bond -- bluegrass style

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Bob Marley and the Wailers

    Catch a Fire: Deluxe Edition (Tuff Gong/Island/Universal)

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Bob Marley

    Classic Albums Series: Catch a Fire(Rhino Home Video)

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Universal Greed

    Seagram's merger invites a look into how the suits took record labels away from the true music enthusiasts