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Reggae rising star Romaine Virgo, who made international headlines last year when he became the first ever reggae artist to perform on one of country music's most revered stages - the Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee - is again in the spotlight, this time for securing a whopping 4 nominations for the 2011 Linkage Awards. Other multiple nominees include Mavado who grabbed 3 nominations and I-Octane, Kiprich, Tony Matterhorn and Khago who nabbed two nominations each. The Linkage Awards will be staged on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Macedonia Center in Mt. Vernon, New York.
In anticipation of the full slate of activities that will abound in 2012 as Jamaicans in the Diaspora celebrate our nation's 50th anniversary since independence, Dave Rodney, Media Marketer of IMAGES Media LLC said his company will re-brand the company's syndicated radio series - The NYC E-Report - which is currently heard on stations in Ontario, Canada, South Florida and New Jersey with a new name for 2012. The series will also be picked up in markets that are not currently served. "2012 will be an extremely important year for Jamaicans in the Diaspora as we focus on the achievements of our people and country" Rodney said.
The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Gallery along with PrintZero Studios will present an international exhibition of printmaking culled from the PrintZero Studios 7th Exchange at UM Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami.
Costa Rica: The 2012 installment of "Carnival Puntarenas," the third of the three "major" festivals of the season in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, proved to be another spectacular affair for the more than 40,000 music lovers who converged for the beach side concert in the capital city to see Jamaican reggae star Ky-mani Marley set the day to music. When the young Marley, son of reggae icon Bob Marley, hit the stage backed by the band Konfrontation, excitement and pandemonium broke out in anticipation of the tasty musical treat that was to follow. Marley blazed the stage for well over 120 minutes, delivering a dynamic litany of songs, from his father's repertoire as well as some from his own catalogue. The multi talented singer proved his relevance with favourites like 'Iron Lion Zion,' 'Is This Love,' 'One Love,' 'Get up Stand Up,' 'No Woman No Cry,' 'I Shot the Sheriff' and originals like 'Who We Are,' 'Rasta Love,' 'Ska-Ba-Dar' and 'Dear Dad' - a song that pulls at the heartstrings of anybody who has lost a loved one.
MIAMI, FL – Mayhem is one of several new film categories being presented during the 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), produced and presented by Miami Dade College (MDC). The Mayhem lineup features three suspense genre thrillers intended to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
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