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The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) presents Evidence, A Dance Company on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay, FL. Tickets are $25, $15, $10 ($5 tickets CultureShockmiami.com for ages 13-22). $5 off orchestra level seats for students seniors and active military service members. For tickets call 786-573-5300 or visit www.smdcac.org.

Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1985, the dance company Evidence focuses on the seamless fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. The company’s work provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies and triumphs. Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. A highlight of the evening will be a new work On Earth Together, inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder. In addition to On Earth Together, the program will feature two other dances by Brown, Ife: My Heart and Upside Down.

Toronto: 2012 has just started but already plans are well on their way for Steele's first birthday gala schedule for April 28th at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto. Special guest at the event will be popular radio host 'Boogieman' Barry G.

"I want this to be an event to be remembered for good food, live entertainment, 4 very popular dj's and of course to top it all off, I'm honored to have as my special guest from Jamaica, the Boogieman Barry G" Steele said.

Barry G has been a staple on Jamaican radio for over thirty-five years. The legendary radio host is an innovator, an educator and an entertainer. Many people still talk about the intense clashes with himself and England's David Rodigan.

New York, NY (January 11, 2012) Conscious reggae crooner I-Octane starts 2012 on a high note with a jam packed schedule and what he anticipates will be another successful year. After wrapping up 2011 with a slew of hit songs and the release of his official EP off his own label Conquer the Globe Productions, I-Octane is taking steps to make 2012 even better.

The early part of the year will take I-Octane to Europe where he will perform on 3 major festivals. First he will make a stop in Paris and Amneville France for the Reggae Splash Tour on February 24 and 25. His final stop will be the Amsterdam Reggae Festival, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Although no stranger to Europe, this time around is still exciting for I-Octane.

Burrell_PhilipInfluential reggae music producer Philip “Fattis” Burrell died last month in his home country Jamaica, reportedly from a heart attack. He was 57.

Over the course of two decades, Burrell was the force behind some of reggae’s biggest names, such as Sizzla, Sanchez, Pinchers and Luciano, and promoted the music’s best traditions.

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