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December 21, 2010
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Dancehall stands out
Mel Cooke, Star Writer

Left: Ding Dong was crowned 'The King of Dancing' on Saturday at Stone Love Anniversary Party. Center: Sizzla gets involved in his performance just before the police ended the event. Right: Garth Sample of the group Sample Six makes a speech after colllecting his award at Stone Love Anniversary Party. - Winston Sill photos

Stone Love's 38th anniversary celebration, which includes an extensive slate of awards, was closed down by the police at close to 5 on Sunday morning, with very few of the trophies being handed out.

Among those who did get a chance to accept their trophies onstage at Royal View Entertainment Centre, Port Henderson Road, Portmore, were Khago (Best New Male Artiste), Best Male Dancer - International (Sample Six), Best Male Dancer - Local (MOB), Best Dance Move 2010 (Swag Team) and Best New Female Artiste (Ikaya).

Ding Dong was also crowned King of Dancing, Stone Love CEO Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell saying that since Bogle's passing Ding Dong is the dancer who has taken the moves to a different level. Wee Pow also credited Marcia Griffiths as the best Jamaican female singer ever, with Etana coming on strong in recent years before Ikaya was announced as Best New Female Artiste.

With 23 categories up for announcements on the night, there was another special award among those which were not presented, as Rennaissance was honoured for their 21 years in the music business.

Also not announced on the night were the deejay and singjay categories, which attract a lot of attention. Tifa is Stone Love's Best Female Singjay for the Year and Mavado the Best Male; Sheba and Vybz Kartel are the Best Female and Best Male deejays, respectively. I-Octane is the Best Culture Artiste.

Cherine Anderson takes the prize for Best Female Singer, while Jah Cure is the male counterpart.

In the dance segment, Dance Xpressionz is the best female internationally and Cartoon the best locally. Card Unit is the Best Portmore Dance Group.

G Unit's Sadiki has the Best New Slang for 2010 with 'wire', Boom Boom is the Best Pouch Selector and Future Fambo is the Best Comeback Artiste of 2010.

Stone Love also had its internal awards, with Bill Cosby named Selector of the Year and Colonel from St Mary the Best Stone Love Promoter.

The trophies were donated by Downsounds Records.

Two blonde patrons showing off their styles.

Stone Love's CEO Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell (left) presents Ikaya with her Best New Female Artiste award.

Khago (right) accepts his Best New Male Artiste trophy from a Magnum girl.

Card Unit with their award as Best Portmore Dance Group at Stone Love's 38th Anniversary Party.

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