Friday, 5 October 2012

NEWS + NOTES: Marcia Griffiths, Ky-Mani Marley for Tosh Heroes’ Week concert

RECALLING TOSH: The life and legacy of late reggae icon Peter Tosh, who will be conferred with Order of Merit on Heroes Day, will be recognized in a series of events from October 15-19. According to reports, the Peter Tosh Estate is co-ordinating the events, which kick off following the King’s House awards ceremony with a private reception hosted by the estate and Pulse’s Kingsley Cooper. “Peter's last concert performance before his untimely death was at Pulse's Superjam. Pulse has long held the rights to the video of that concert, some of which will be shown during the period of the celebrations,” Cooper said. A concert featuring the likes of Ky-Mani Marley and Marcia Griffiths will unfold at Pulse’s Trafalgar Road premises, while the UWI Mona will stage a symposium on Tosh's music on October 19, also Tosh’s birthday. 

SOUNDS & SUBSTANCE: “We're going to cover topics such as touring, major record deals, sex in the music industry, drugs in the music industry. We're going to take a look at radio promotions, publicity, and payola. Those kinds of things,” says musician Seretse Small, referring to his upcoming TV show The Business of Music, which is set to commence airing on the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ) in November. “It is going to be a panel discussion. We are also going to be showcasing talents. We'll be showcasing people who have a product. So, if you don't have something to sell, you can't get on the show.” 

MAKING HER MARK: Hearty kudos to reigning Miss Jamaica World, Deanna Robins, who has been contracted by Miss World Limited, organisers of the Miss World Pageant, as a Beauty with a Purpose Ambassador. Under the contract, Miss World Limited will act as Miss Robins' sole agent and will negotiate and approve all her activities and appearances for charitable and commercial purposes.

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