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Biggie Irie
UK and Bajan native, Biggie Irie, scores another hit single with the song “Let’s Stay Together!”

Produced by Lockdown Records based in the UK, and penned by Biggie Irie, also known as the Big Papa of Groovy Soca and Lovers Rock, the riddim plays on the song made famous by Alton Ellis called “Breaking Up is Hard To Do.” In Biggie’s lyrics, the wording is changed to reflect a change of heart where he asks his love to ‘stay together.’

Following years of planning and anticipation, Miami Art Museum has broken ground for its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility in Downtown Miami's Museum Park and next to the future home of the Miami Science Museum. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, September 30, 2010 at the Museum's new site overlooking Biscayne Bay. The new Miami Art Museum is scheduled to open to the public in 2013.

 Photo ID (left to right): MAM Director Thom Collins, Vice Chairwoman-Elect of the Miami-Dade County Commission Audrey M. Edmonson, MAM Board of Trustees Chairman Aaron Podhurst, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, Miami-Dade County Manager George M. Burgess, and Herzog & de Meuron Senior Partner Christine Binswanger. Photo by Juan Cabrera.


Rita Marley, widow of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley was chosen to receive the Marcus Garvey award at the 17th annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala.

The event is hosted by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS). Marcus Garvey is one of Jamaica’s national heroes.

“Nana Rita was a perfect recipient for our Marcus Garvey award,” said Dr. Claire Nelson, ICS president and founder.

“This award recognizes those who unselfishly advocate to empower and to uplift the people of the Caribbean and Africa.

ImageBROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A new music program will acquaint Broward children with world music while enhancing their cognitive and creative possibilities, thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

Rhythms of Africa, Music Around the World is a multi-dimensional workshop and live performance for teenagers with no previous musical training that places them on stage with professional musicians. By taking the audience on a musical journey from Nigeria to Ghana, through The Ivory Coast and North Africa, across the Atlantic to Brazil, Cuba, New Orleans, Jamaica, Trinidad and culminating in Florida, Rhythms of Africa is a musical odyssey framed in a seven-week workshop that culminates in performances on October 14 & 15, 2011 at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse.