September 30, 2007 |
The Hilton Hotel here is the reggae scene's version of L.A.'s the Ivy: a place where celebrity sightings are a dime a dozen, and the staff is indifferent to fame. Until, that is, one day in July, when Jah Cure ambled freely into the lobby. Flanked by a small entourage, the diminutive, dreadlocked Jamaican singer was showered with attention -- not all of it the rock-star variety. Some rushed forward to offer smiles and greetings; others stood agape, in half-shock.