NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a celebration for Bob Marley’s 75th birth anniversary, the late icon’s children — famous in their own right — gathered to tell stories about the reggae king and discuss...
LONDON (AP) — The musician and songwriter Bob Marley has been honored with an English Heritage blue plaque at the west London address where he and his band the Wailers lived in 1977.
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — The son of reggae legend Bob Marley and a Colorado firm have applied to open a medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — They call them Cool Runnings on grass and they dream of their own Hollywood Olympic story.
Jamaica's rugby sevens team is a fan favorite at the Pan American Games in Lima,...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Qaysean Williams is in full alter-ego mode: a hunter blaze orange House of High End cap with Bob Marley-like dreadlocks spilling out the sides, a white sleeveless MNK tank top...
A few years ago, Jamaica didn't even have a women's national team. The squad was essentially disbanded after failing to make the field for the 2008 Olympics.
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf" (Riverhead Books), by Marlon James
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf" by Marlon James is a serpentine, epic tale set in a fantastic realm of evil monsters and villains and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James is in search of a definition.
"Myths are so suffused with monsters. It makes me think of the Latin root of monsters, 'monstrum. What does 'monstrum' mean?" the novelist asks, seated at a Brooklyn coffee house, briefly forgetting the meaning before looking it up in a novel he's been reading. "Ah! 'Monstrum is a divine messenger of catastrophe.' A monster is a harbinger."
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BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) — Karen and Greg Langseth opened Lock 12 Music and Trading Co. in Bellevue in 2014 with a mission to send the gift of music to Jackson County.
But on a recent Saturday night, the music came to Lock 12.
Michael Moncada & Whiskey High took the stage situated in front of the storefront window. Moncada crooned earthy country-rock tunes as his bandmates played with the glow of Christmas lights illuminating their backs. All the while, a painting of Johnny Cash hung above them.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jamaica earned a spot in next year's Women's World Cup on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Panama on Wednesday in the third-place at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.
Both teams were vying for a first-ever trip to soccer's premier tournament. Panama still has a chance to qualify for the World Cup in a two-legged playoff with Argentina.
Jagger’s Bob Marley dance warm-up
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NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley's granddaughter said Thursday that she felt like her life was put in danger when a woman saw her and three friends leaving an Airbnb rental in California, got suspicious and called the police.
Donisha Prendergast and her friends, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall and Komi-Oluwa Olafimihan, all of whom are black, plus an additional friend who is white, were leaving the home in Rialto on April 30 when a white neighbor called 911 and reported strangers carrying bags out of the house.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New video released by police Tuesday shows officers joking with three black people considering suing over what they say was an excessive response to a racially motivated 911 call in Southern California.
The body camera footage released by the Rialto Police Department shows a laid-back and at times light-hearted interaction between officers and the group they had pulled over, which included the granddaughter of reggae legend Bob Marley.
LONDON (AP) — A British retailer has withdrawn a T-shirt from sale in its stores and online following complaints that its design could be associated with the Hillsborough soccer disaster.
Topman had on sale a red shirt with a large "96" on the back and the phrase "what goes around comes around" underneath. The word "Karma" is written on one of the sleeves.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is blasting the Grammys in an angry video for failing to recognize the band's final album with a nomination.
The rapper-producer tells off the organization and calls it "corny" in an expletive-filled rant posted Tuesday on Instagram. Q-Tip says that Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix never received Grammy Awards. He also mentions Led Zeppelin, though the band did win a Grammy in 2014.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson died eight years ago, but he's still generating millions of dollars.
Jackson is atop the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, with $75 million. Forbes says Jackson's earnings are boosted by a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalog.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Wyclef Jean had a song named in his honor and worked with producers on his new album who were just kids when he released his debut solo album, "The Carnival."
At 47, tributes from today's hip-hop stars and a surge of young producers had Jean deciding to call it a day on "The Carnival" saga. "Carnival III: The Rise and Fall of a Refugee," is the last one under that banner.
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a concert-goer gave birth to a baby girl in a bathroom stall at the Neptune Theater in Seattle.
News outlets reported the infant was born around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday during a concert by reggae singer Damian Marley, who is the son of late reggae icon Bob Marley.
The Seattle Fire Department says the baby arrived shortly before firefighters did and that the woman and baby were taken to a local hospital, both in stable condition.
LONDON (AP) — The tune blaring across the stadium sound system was unmistakable: "Jamming" by Bob Marley. The flag the winner paraded around the track was familiar, too: The black, green and gold cross of Jamaica.
That 110-meter hurdler Omar McLeod was at the center of this celebration Monday wasn't all that big a surprise. That McLeod was the first from the island to do the honors at this year's world championships still feels like something of a shock.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The player with the most famous name at Washington Redskins training camp isn't running away from his roots.
Nico Marley is an undrafted 5-foot-8 rookie linebacker. More notably, he's a grandson of Jamaican musician Bob Marley and doesn't mind when teammates, coaches or even strangers want to talk about it.
Sherman Holmes, "The Sherman Holmes Project: The Richmond Sessions" (M.C. Records)
"The Richmond Sessions" is the debut album by Sherman Holmes, but the 77-year-old singer and bassist is no neophyte.
The Holmes Brothers were one of the all-time great American bands, alternating between gospel, R&B, soul and blues while reimagining tunes from Tom Waits, The O'Jays, and even Cheap Trick and Bob Marley as radically and triumphantly as Joe Cocker's version of "With a Little Help from My Friends."
CHICAGO (AP) — While the Chicago Cubs packed up quickly for the All-Star break, Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" played over the speakers in the home clubhouse at Wrigley Field. "Don't worry about a thing," Marley sang, "Cause every little thing gonna be alright."
The Cubs are hoping Marley is right, but there was no sign of any turnaround on Sunday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of the late reggae icon and marijuana activist Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New Jersey jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence on pot possession charges.
Jawara McIntosh has been hospitalized since suffering traumatic brain injuries in the attack in February at the Bergen County jail, where he was after pleading guilty to marijuana possession, his family said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put this in your pipe and smoke it.
An investment group that includes legendary ganga guru Bob Marley's son has bought a controlling interest in High Times, the magazine that for decades has separated the stems and seeds from the leaves when it comes to showing people the best ways to grow, roll and consume the finest blends of marijuana.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed Nico Marley, grandson of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley.
The 5-foot-8 linebacker out of Tulane was at the Redskins' rookie minicamp over the weekend on a tryout. They added him to the roster Tuesday.
Marley was a four-year starter in college, becoming Tulane's all-time leader in tackles for loss with 50½. He had 319 tackles, 6½ sacks and four interceptions in 49 games.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed.
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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Slain reggae legend Peter Tosh is getting some of the same historical treatment in his native Jamaica as the late Bob Marley.
A museum devoted to the life and music of Tosh is opening near the Marley museum that has long been a major tourist attraction in the Jamaican capital.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Four artists responsible for a mural project in downtown Mobile have a bit more work on their plates after vandals defaced it.
Macy Gray, "Stripped" (Chesky Records)
Macy Gray reinterprets some of her hits with a jazz combo on "Stripped," seasoned with a few new songs and Bob Marley and Metallica covers.
Gray's patented purr-and-growl vocals thrive in the intimate setting and the well-chosen repertoire, with trumpeter Wallace Roney and bassist Daryl Johns skillfully coloring the quartet's arrangements.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former members of Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, which played alongside Bob Marley, are going to court to try to stop the group they left from performing under the same name.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Saxophonist Headley Bennett, who played on "Judge Not," Bob Marley's first song, has died at age 85, his family said Monday.
His daughter Carol Bennett did not give an official cause of death, but said Bennett had suffered from high blood pressure and was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. She said he died Sunday.