CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 10, 2017: Grammy-nominated, award-winning Jamaican jazz pianist and band leader, Monty Alexander, will begin the New Year in fine style as he returns to the Jazz Standard, one of NYC's renowned jazz clubs, from Jan. 31st to Feb. 4, 2017 for ten shows under the theme: "Looking Back."

Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 9, 2017) - Public television’s Caribbean culinary series “Taste the Islands” is slated for a June 2017 release, and thanks to the show’s Season 2 underwriting partners – Barbados, Grace Foods, Lakay Foods, Caribbean Airlines and Wright Style Clothing, production has been completed. However in the last few weeks before delivery, the producers have initiated a crowd-funding campaign on the Indiegogo platform to help raise funds needed to cover the last of the show’s broadcast expenses.

Lady Saw was perhaps Jamaica’s best known female dancehall artiste. Her raw, suggestive lyrics atop the heavily syncopated beats of the newest ‘riddim’ led her to the top of the charts. Her onstage performances were unapologetically sexual, to put it mildly. But, Lady Saw no longer exists. Introducing Minister Marion Hall, a passionate Messenger of God. Many are shocked, disappointed that they have ‘lost’ Saw. Some are skeptical. Dawn Davis of Caribbean Today caught up with Minister Hall and had a chat with her at the recent launch of her new gospel album ‘When God Speaks’.

MIRAMAR, FL – What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience features Ferguson, MO native and soul man Brian Owens performing Motown legend Marvin Gaye’s iconic album What’s Going On at the Miramar Cultural Center on January 13 at 8:00 PM. The South Florida debut offers a combination of thought-provoking, socially conscious music with songs like “Inner City Blues” and Gaye’s earlier, uptempo hits like “Can I Get A Witness”, exploring social issues, politics, spirituality and war.

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