NATURAL MYSTIC: Reggae artiste Protoje has been selected to give a showcase performance at the 25th South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. The reggae star (and his Indiggnation band) will make their debut North American appearance at the event on Sat, March 17, at the popular reggae club Flamingo Cantina. Protoje's participation at SXSW is being sponsored by Digicel. SXSW is the largest music, film and interactive media-and-entertainment trade event in North America and is expected to attract over 50,000 participants this year. The 10-day event will run from March 9 to 18.
A CUT ABOVE: Back to thrill her legion of fans, multiple Grammy winner Norah Jones has unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for her eagerly awaited fifth studio album, Little Broken Hearts, due out May 1. Can hardly wait. Hearts is a follow-up to Jones’ platinum-selling 2009 effort, The Fall.
TALKING SPORTS: From May 3-4, the second edition of The Business of Sport will take place at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston. An international think-tank on the business nature of sports, the event will feature such areas of interest as contracts, money management, psychology, image management, sport and culture, beyond being an athlete. Cost: US$150 to attend plus airfare and accommodation. The conference is open to all interests in the business of sport. Registration now on at thebusinessofsport.org.