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Rihanna It seems sexy Bajan singer Rihanna just cannot keep her clothes on – or is it just all for the shock effect?

Rihanna, coming off a week when she was slammed to her Man Down video that the Parents Television Council blasted for showing a ‘cold, calculated execution of murder,’ the singer pulled out the stops on her Loud tour in Baltimore, Maryland Saturday night.

Sunday, May 22, was declared Monty Alexander Day in Broward County following the outstanding performance of internationally acclaimed jazz performer, Monty Alexander, C.D., during the first annual Reggae Jazz Fusion at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) in Fort Lauderdale.

Broward County Commissioner, Dale Holness presented a proclamation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the piano legend, which has earned him a place in the top five jazz artistes in Hal Leonard’s book titled: ‘The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of all Time.’

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – May 11, 2011 – Grammy nominated N’Faly Kouyate and fusion jazz band Mynta are set to headline the 21st Annual Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, the Caribbean’s premier pure jazz festival. The weeklong showcase held throughout Jamaica will get underway on Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 pm at the Courtleigh Auditorium located in Kingston. The festival concludes on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19 at Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios.
 
The opening showcase on June 11 will feature the Grammy nominated Guinean artist Kouyate,  popularly known as the "Jimi Hendrix of the kora," and fusion band Mynta, led by table master Fazal Qureshi. They will share the stage with New York based female trumpeter and singer Ginetta, as well as Jamaican artists Keisha Patterson, Whylie Rhythms and the Jamaica Big Band.
 

The stage is set for the first CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase at the Spike Lee Screening Room at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus in New York on Saturday, June 11. The inaugural one-day event, which brings the Caribbean Tourism Organization's
Caribbean Week in New York to a close, gets underway at 12 noon with a Filmmakers' Brunch followed by panel discussions, networking and the screening of two riveting films.
 
Frances-Anne Solomon, founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), announced her pleasure at securing a facility named in honor of an outstanding filmmaker. "We expect the Caribbean film showcase will become an annual event where we can celebrate the work of top Caribbean films and filmmakers," said Solomon, who added that the showcase was also designed to integrate African American filmmakers into the "Caribbean conversation."

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