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Veteran reggae hit maker and "Pot Of Gold" label head Richie Stephens will be honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award at the third annual Linkage Awards slated to take place on Sunday, March 11 at the Macedonia Center in Mt. Vernon, NY. The announcement comes less than a month after he was presented with an 'Achievement Award' at the 16th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Trelawny for his twenty seven year contribution to the reggae industry.
En Vogue, the popular R&B vocal quartet that won more MTV Music Awards through 2008 than any female group in MTV history, will perform at the eighth annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Orange Bowl Field of Dreams Scholarship Benefit Presented by Publix Supermarkets, Inc. The Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) today announced the group will headline the scholarship benefit on Friday, May 14, 2010, at the Broward County Convention Center.
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.