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IMSTA FESTA Takes Place On Saturday, Oct. 13th In Toronto, Ont.

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IMSTA FESTA TORONTO, which takes place at Ryerson University on October 13th, is the ultimate celebration of music technology, packed with Exhibits, Panels, Master Classes, Song Reviews, Product Demonstrations and more. It is open to the public and admission is FREE.

As the premiere music technology event in Toronto, persons shouldn’t miss this opportunity to engage the Toronto music community all in one-spot! For additional information, visit: www.imsta.org

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Oliver Samuels’ 56 East Avenue Play Heads To Florida

OliverTheatre powerhouse, Whirlwind Entertainment, known for their longstanding relationship with comedy great, Oliver Samuels, are shaking things up this year with ’56 East Avenue.’ The brand new comedy features Oliver Samuels alongside a super star-studded cast: Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson, Audrey Reid, Dennis Titus and Lakeisha Ellison.

56 East Avenue is the hilarious story of life in a ‘tenament yaad,’ it details the chronicles of a landlord trying to collect rent from delinquent tenants while at the same time creating a comfortable living space for the others. What is taking place down at 56 East Avenue? Floridians will find out, as after Labor Day Weekend the play packs its bags and moves up to Central Florida for shows in Tampa and Orlando on September 22 and 23 respectively.

Tickets can be purchased for all shows on www.jamaicanshoppingclub.com. Persons wanting to buy off line, should call 954-534-4852 to find out the nearest ticket outlet.

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Oliver Samuels & The ’56 East Avenue’ Crew Heads To Georgia On Sept.30

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Popular Jamaican comedian Oliver Samuels will be taking his new play, 56 East Avenue, to the Horizons Event Hall (4990 Jimmy Carter Blvd.) in Norcross, Georgia, on Sunday September 30th. This play features a star studded lineup which includes: Maffi aka Volier Johnson, Dennis Titus, Audrey Ried and Lekeisha Ellis.

Persons may purchase early bird tickets HERE.

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‘Sorry To Bother You’ a film by Boots Riley, hits theaters this weekend (@Sorry2BotherYou)

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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

With a star studded cast of: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, David Cross, Danny Glover, Omari Hardwick, Marcella Bragio,Tom Woodruff Jr., Kate Berlant, Jermaine Fowler, Robert Longstreet and Teresa Navarro, Sorry To Bother You is one of the most anticipated films for 2018. It will hit theaters everywhere this weekend.

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The Third Annual ‘Protect the Children Gala’ Takes Place On June 28th In Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Heart of an OrphanChild sexual abuse and human trafficking are far-reaching life altering issues that affect more individuals and communities than are often imagined. The Female Development World Organization’s (FDWO) and a host committee of local leaders are again stepping up to address these issues by raising funds, serving as advocates and bringing awareness at the third annual Protect the Children Gala; Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the brand new Crystal Ballroom located at The Venue in Fort Lauderdale.

The event attire is formal, and the activities include a cocktail reception pre-event, music, silent auction, food and artistic performances throughout.  Guests will have opportunities to network with international leaders in business, arts, politics, community and culture; while learning about FWDO’s strong leadership in ensuring legislations are in place while supporting efforts that raise awareness about the prevention of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking as well as necessary interventions and supports for survivors.

Event tickets and program advertisements can be purchased at: www.fdwo.org.


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Caribbean AmericanSee below, letter from America’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump, regarding National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we honor America’s long-shared history with our neighbors in the Caribbean and celebrate the Caribbean Americans who have enriched our Nation.

Caribbean Americans embody the American spirit, with their talents and hard work contributing greatly to America’s economy. They protect our citizens as law enforcement officers, serve our communities as public officials, and mentor our country’s young people as educators. Through their tremendous athleticism and determination, they have brought pride to the hearts of the American people as members of numerous U.S. Olympic teams. Their leadership and resolve have made incredible contributions to our society.

As trailblazers, Americans with Caribbean roots have sewn their own unique thread into the fabric of our Nation. Dr. William Thornton, a native of the British Virgin Islands, designed the United States Capitol and is generally considered the first “Architect of the Capitol”. Jean Baptiste du Sable, the first permanent resident of Chicago, was born in Haiti. Widely recognized as the “Founder of Chicago,” his prosperous trade settlement has become one of the most iconic cities in the world.

This month, we acknowledge the numerous contributions of Caribbean Americans to our Nation, including those of the more than 4 million Caribbean Americans who live in the United States today. We are also deeply grateful to the many Caribbean Americans who have served or are currently serving our country as members of our Armed Forces.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2018 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to join in celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.



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Oliver Samuels, Everton Blender & Others Confirmed For The 2018 People Profile Awards – June 10 – Florida

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The People Profile Awards spotlights the accomplishments of individuals, groups, and entities, and the impact that they have on others, the community and the world. This event is designed to recognize excellence while providing financial assistance to various school feeding programs.

The following entertainers are confirmed for, and will be at this year’s ceremony: Randy Corinthian, Glen Washington, Novel-T, Paul Campbell, Kyle Grooms, King Yellowman, Papa Michigan, Copiera Brazillian, Everton Blender, C. L. Brown, King Banton, Mical Rustle, Michael Schloss, Leonie Forbes and Oliver Samuels.

The 2018 People Profile Awards takes place on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00 PM at the Bailey Hall (Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road – Building 4, Davie, FL 33314).
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Attention: Jamaica Based Artists, Musicians, Dancers & Agents, Seeking Work Visas For Europe

Application-for-Schengen-VisaMaria Jackson, in collaboration with our business partner, located in Denmark, is now assisting Jamaica based music professionals with the process of acquiring work visas for all Schengen territories (in Europe). This service is specifically tailored to Recording Artists, Music Producers, Musicians, Music Agents and Professional Dancers.

Although this service is not listed in our company profile, it is something that we have been doing for friends and colleagues in the industry for some time. That being said, we are now making it available to the public.

For additional information, send an email to Maria Jackson at info@mjent.net

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Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC) festival – 12-15 July, 2018 (@ilovetotc)

Copy-of-Chef-Lemaire-4-1024x683Back for its 19th edition, Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC) invites festivalgoers to share their best island dance steps at the Old-Port of Montreal (Clock Tower Quay). Occurring for the first time in mid-July, from July 12-15th, 2018, TOTC is the best event to enjoy the summer and the Caribbean vibes!

Bruny Surin is back as the spokesperson this year and the festival will explore the different dance styles we find in the Caribbean when we think of the French, English and Spanish influences. From salsa to kompa and dancehall, everyone will dance to his/her beat!

This free festival offers great dishes from food vendors, free activities such as dance workshops and mixology demonstrations, free and paid concerts, and activities for the whole family!

The Rum Zone is also back this year where it allows you to sample various categories of rum and a variety of Caribbean tapas.

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Tickets For The “One Love Poetry Festival” Can Now Be Purchased Online (@HassallThomsen @jamlinkintl)


Tickets for the One Love Poetry Festival, which takes place on Thursday, April 19th at Atlas (located at Vester Allé 15 in Aarhus, Denmark) can now be purchased online. The event will feature some of the best poets in Europe as well as live acoustic musical performances.

Poets and artists already confirmed, includes: Monte The Psalmist, John Buckley McQuaid, Sue Ballingall, Musokes Odysse, Annette Vogel, Line Hassall Thomsen and that is just to name a few.

Click here to purchase tickets for this amazing event.

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Aarhus’ One Love Poetry Festival Creates ‘Open Mic’ Segment for Emerging Poets

ONE LOVE FEST FB BANNER 2018The organizers of the 2018 One Love Poetry Festival have decided to implement an open mic segment, geared at giving emerging poets a chance to share their work. That being said, they are inviting all poets interested in taking advantage of the opportunity to contact Maria Jackson (a member of the board) to reserve their slot.

The One Love Poetry Festival takes place on Thursday, April 19th at Atlas, located at Vester Allé 15 in Aarhus, Denmark. The event will feature some of the best poets in Europe as well as live acoustic musical performances.

Interested persons should use the following address to email Maria Jackson info@mjent.net.

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New Marcus Garvey Documentary – With Never Seen Before Info – Seeks Investors

Marcus GarveyA Jamaican based elder from the Rastafari community, who had connections to Marcus Garvey, is now ready to share some never seen before material about the black icon. The elder has information, as well as physical items, that will provide additional insight into the mind of Garvey.

He believes the most appropriate way to share the content is in a documentary, and as such, he is seeking serious investors to partner with.

For additional information about this project, persons are being asked to contact Maria Jackson via email at info@mjent.net