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Robert LivingstonIn celebration of Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence, Sirius Satellite radio Program Director/ radio host Pat McKay and Indy label executive, artiste manager, record producer Robert Livingston - the man credited with pioneering the careers of platinum selling reggae artiste Shaggy, Rayvon and Super Cat - will each receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, for their outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry at New York's signature Caribbean fashion event -- Irie Fashion Rave. McKay and Livingston will join Fashion Mogul Kingsley Cooper who was honored at last year's event.

Bobby Clarke, CEO of Irie Jam Radio and co-producer of Irie Fashion Rave, who made the announcement said, "Robert is a true ambassador of Jamaica and one of the most successful artiste managers in the history of our music. One only has to look at the accomplishments of Shaggy, Super Cat, Maxi Priest, Gregory Issacs, Rayvon and Chris Martin to understand the impact he has had on the reggae industry. His impact spans management, production, writing/publishing, groom artists, per-production, A&R, tours, rehearsals, marketing and promotions" Clarke said.

andrew-m.-ramroop-portrait-by-ela-hawesIn addition to receiving an array of prizes which include the opportunity to show at London Fashion week in September 2012, the winner of Mission Catwalk Season two will learn the secrets of Savile Row tailoring under the watchful tutelage of world renowned Master Tailor Prof. Andrew Ramroop OBE at his Savile Row Academy (SRA) in London.

Trinidad-born Ramroop made the offer, a GBP £14,7000 (US$23,000) value,  to host and executive producer Keneea Linton-George during her recent visit to the UK for London Fashion Week. “With the abundance of talent in the Caribbean, teaming up with Mission Catwalk presents an opportunity to my people to raise a new generation of highly skilled designers that not only conceptualize their designs but can execute them as well,” says Ramroop who opened SRA in 2008 at his 19 Savile Row location.

gyptianThe St. Lucia government has warned promoters that it will be putting in place stringent measures to ensure that visiting artistes conform to the laws of the country. The announcement followed a no-show by Jamaican artiste Mavado for the third consecutive occasion, as well as non-appearances by Jamaican performers.

Scores of patrons were left frustrated last month after several foreign artistes, including Gyptian of Jamaica and Peter Ram of Barbados, failed to show up for a show that would have featured the best of local reggae talent.

(MIAMI, March 8, 2012) – South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) presents The Radio Show by acclaimed contemporary dance choreographer Kyle Abraham and performed by his company Abraham.In.Motion. The Bessie Award-winning production will show on Saturday, March 31 at 8pm at SMDCAC, 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay.