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Music fans in New York and D.C. will be able to close off 2011 on a high note as master pianist, Monty Alexander, continues to celebrate his 50th year anniversary of performing by offering up a mélange of music from Jamaica to Sinatra and Cole this December. Alexander, whose recent album, "Uplift" has held the number one spot on the Jazz World Radio charts for 14 straight weeks, will pay tribute to his musical heroes - Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole - as part of the Singers over Manhattan Series at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, 33 W 60th Street in New York City, from Friday, December 9th to Saturday, December 10th, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., respectively.
The Tower Theater, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) cinema space dedicated exclusively to foreign films, will be the home of two recent international hits: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, opened on Friday, April 16, 2010 and El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)on Friday, April 23, 2010.The arrival of these two films is the mark of the on-going efforts of the Tower and the College to bring South Florida audiences excellent entertainment from all over the world.
Ace disc jock, Collin Hines, is eagerly anticipating his maiden voyage to the Middle East where he is scheduled to play at an exclusive 80’s party in Abu Dhabi, which is part of the United Arab Emirates(UAE). Dubbed Nostalgia, the event is being marketed as “Abu Dhabi's first Exclusive 80's Dance Party. Relive the era when everything was bigger, louder and brighter.” The party will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on December 8 and will also feature the skills of another renowned Jamaican disc jockey, Delano of Renaissance Disco.
An English Handbell Choir from the Bronx, New York City is heading to Westmoreland, Jamaica for a most unusual concert. The 15-plus members of the ensemble are all English handbell ringers. They are, of course, non-political, and they are presently in rigorous rehearsals, preparing for a musically mesmerizing December evening of handbells alongside organ and vocal performances. The event is being billed as an Evening of Awesome Music. English handbell choirs are by no means limited to England although the art form was first developed and perfected there in the late 1600s. The term ‘English handbell’ is a reference to the type of bell used and the particular technique employed in the creation of the music.
Assassin has secured his place as one of dancehalls best stage performers. This was evident at the recent staging of Pepsi Rebel Salute where he closed the show.Thousands of patrons waited in the morning sun for Agent Sasco to take the stage. It was not until 8:25 am that Assassin, dressed in full khaki, took the stage to deliver yet another splendid performance. He had fans singing along to hits like Hand to mouth, Wha Do Dem Guy Deh,Priority, Almighty Protect to name a few.
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