NEW YORK (March 16, 2012) - The explosive dance group, Vissi Dance Theater, returns to the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) in southeast Queens tomorrow evening Saturday, March 17.
Under the direction of experienced Jamaican dancer and choreographer, Courtney Ffrench, the multicultural group, dazzles to Jamaican ska, Afro-beat and hip hop among other rhythms.
Musical geniuses gathered Monday night to raise funds for one of the most celebrated jazz artists in the world ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Melton Mustafa. At a jazz soiree at CrescendoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Jazz and Blues Lounge in Miami, lovers of the saxophone, piano and drums, pledged financial support for medical treatment needed by the legendary jazz musician.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAnyone in the jazz arena knows and respects Melton Mustafa,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan, who, along with Alonzo and Tracy mourning, was a part of the host committee. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHe has given so much to the music industry and has devoted much of his time to educate young people about jazz.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
New York, New York ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ There will certainly be no shortage of fearsome mini-battles and rivalries during World Clash R.E.S.E.T. in New York on Saturday, April 7, 2012. And when top tier U.S. sounds Earth Ruler (Brooklyn, New York) and Poison Dart (Tampa, Florida) meet up, a fiery civil war of North and South will be ignited. Manifesting before thousands of sound clash fans will be a blazing turf war of two well-equipped, high powered and similarly respected U.S. sounds. Other big league sounds pegged for World Clash R.E.S.E.T. in New York include: Fire Links, Tony Matterhorn, Bass Odyssey, Black Kat and David Rodigan.
Jamaican dancehall entertainer Adidja Palmer, better known as Vybz Kartel, was remanded to prison after he appeared in court on the charge related to the murder of a business man. he will return to court on Dec. 21 when the prosecution is expected to furnish all relevant documents to his defense lawyers. Kartel, 35 has been accused of conspiring with other men to murder businessman and promoter Barrington Burton. "The allegation is that on Monday, July 11, 2011, Palme, along with the other men, conspired to kill Barrington Burton, a 27-year-old businessman/promoter of a Gregory Park address in St. Catherine. Burton was murdered while he was standing with his friends along Walkers avenue in Gregory Park", the police noted in a statement. The dancehall entertainer is also facing charges of conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.