Advertisements WASHINGTON – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, is slated to deliver the keynote address at an awards ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 19 which will culminate a series of year-long series activities staged in that city to mark Jamaica’s 50th Independence Anniversary.The function, which is scheduled for the Atlanta City Hall Atrium, will see a number of Jamaicans residing in that city, being honoured for outstanding contributions to that community.Noted Jamaican singer, Karen Smith, and Atlanta-based artiste, Monty Montgomery, head the list of entertainers slated to perform at what is expected to be a grand affair.Several activities, showcasing Jamaica’s culture and heritage, were organized by the Jamaica 50 Atlanta Planning Committee, as Jamaicans and other nationals commemorated the country’s Independence Jubilee during 2012.The events included: an Ecumenical and Thanksgiving Service at St. Timothy’s Methodist Church; a Flag Raising Ceremony at Atlanta City Hall; and an Independence Ball hosted by the Atlanta/Jamaica Association. Other events staged, which were endorsed by the Planning Committee, included: a fashion cabaret; and the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival.Patron of the activities, Jamaica’s Honourary Consul to Atlanta, Vin Martin, said the aim was to present an “entertaining and culturally-pleasing round of events that everyone (could) participate in and celebrate with us”, adding that “I know we succeeded in doing that”.Planning Committee President, Heather Potter, described the activities as a “wonderful celebration for the Jamaican community here in Atlanta (which) has allowed all of the metro-Atlanta area to experience Jamaica at its best”. RelatedAmbassador Vasciannie to Address Jamaica 50 Ceremony in Atlanta Ambassador Vasciannie to Address Jamaica 50 Ceremony in Atlanta Foreign AffairsJanuary 12, 2013Written by: Derrick Scott RelatedAmbassador Vasciannie to Address Jamaica 50 Ceremony in Atlanta FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedAmbassador Vasciannie to Address Jamaica 50 Ceremony in Atlanta Story HighlightsWASHINGTON – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, is slated to deliver the keynote address at an awards ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 19 which will culminate a series of year-long series activities staged in that city to mark Jamaica’s 50th Independence Anniversary.The function, which is scheduled for the Atlanta City Hall Atrium, will see a number of Jamaicans residing in that city, being honoured for outstanding contributions to that community. Noted Jamaican singer, Karen Smith, and Atlanta-based artiste, Monty Montgomery, head the list of entertainers slated to perform at what is expected to be a grand affair.
View Comments New York City Center has announced the cancellation of its popular summer musical-theater series Encores! Off-Center. The reason for the cancellation is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused the temporary shutdown of theaters worldwide.Founded in 2013, Encores! Off-Center presents weekend-long stagings of off-Broadway musicals that pushed creative boundaries when they were first produced. Anne Kauffman is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director.Also due to COVID-19, City Center recently canceled its springtime Encores! staging of Thoroughly Modern Millie, in addition to the previously planned Encores! production, a new mounting of Love Life.
Four Radio Stations have been given the green light by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to run live radio commentaries of the 2008/09 Glo Premier League at the various league centres in the country.The Radio Stations given the accreditation are Boss FM from Kumasi, Obuoba FM of Nkawkaw and Happy FM and Hot FM both in Accra.Mr Kofi Nsiah, General Secretary of the GFA, in a press release copied to GNA Sports in Accra on Wednesday said the Association would therefore be grateful if officials of the mentioned radio stations are permitted by the Clubs to run radio commentary during league matches.He said the Association therefore wishes to inform all Premier Clubs, the National Sports Council, Regional Football Associations and the media that so far it is only the four stations that have been given accreditation to run live radio commentary during matches of the league.Mr Nsiah reiterated the position of the Association on the issue of Radio Broadcast Rights of the League and cautioned that any radio station that has not paid the fee for the Broadcast Rights to desist from running live commentary on any of the matches of the on-going 2008/09 Glo Premier League.He warned that the Association would take legal action against any radio station that violates the directive. Source: GNA
GMA After Hours(NEW YORK) — In a recent profile in Vanity Fair, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the guy behind the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winning phenomenon Hamilton, said it wouldn’t have existed without John Leguizamo.Leguizamo, star of movies like Carlito’s Way and the blockbuster Ice Age movies, knocked down walls for Latinos on Broadway with his one-man shows. “I feel like my work was justified,” Leguizamo told ABC Radio’s Good Morning America After Hours of Lin-Manuel’s praise. “I wasn’t even in the theater with [his debut] Mambo Mouth. I was in a hallway, with 70 fold-up chairs…and all of a sudden, there was Al Pacino, Arthur Miller, Sam Sheppard, Raul Julia…” Mambo Mouth led to an award-winning Broadway career for the motor-mouthed actor.Leguizamo called Hamilton “sheer masterpiece,” noting, “If he would have pitched that to Hollywood…it never would have happened. ‘Wait a minute…black and Latino actors playing the founding [fathers]? No. No. They didn’t speak in rap in the 1700s!’”On his new show, Leguizamo said he sought to explore the unheralded history of Latin people, in part because his son, who’s Jewish and Puerto Rican, was being bulled at school. “He got picked on!” said Leguizamo. “And they would call him ‘Mexican…’ …So I started really…learning about our contributions to America alone.”“Latin people…We have fought in every single war that made this country, and our contributions are nowhere listed,” Leguizamo said. Leguizamo’s latest venture, Latin History for Morons, will run until April 28 at New York City’s Public Theatre.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related