Tuesday, 2 July 2013

THE BUZZ REPORT: The Marleys and Third World electrify Hollywood Bowl + Pat Ramsay for Harvard's 2014 ALI programme

On Sunday, while Beenie Man and Elephant Man (among others) were rocking out centrestage at the BET Awards, some miles away Damian Marley, Third World and Stephen Marley had their hands full, entertaining the massive throng that descended on the Hollywood Bowl for Reggae Night 2013. An estimated 18,000 patrons attended the sold-out concert, which has previously featured Ziggy Marley and the I-Threes. The Hollywood Bowl is one of the most celebrated cultural venues in the United States and has been the summer home of the L.A. Philharmonic since 1922. 

The next stop on the film-fest circuit for New Caribbean Cinema's Ring Di Alarm! is the Aruba International Film Festival. Director Storm Saulter will represent the NCC crew at the event, where screenings are scheduled for Thursday, July 4 (5pm) and Friday, July 5 (7pm). 

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced that, effective September 1, Professor Archibald McDonald will succeed Professor Gordon Shirley as Principal of the Mona Campus. As we previously reported, Professor Shirley will be taking up his new post at the Port Authority of Jamaica. Professor McDonald, the current Deputy Principal at Mona, is a former Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. 
Culture maven and activist Pat Ramsay has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Ramsay, renowned for her work with the International Women's Forum, will complete the course on a full scholarship, having been nominated as a distinguished fellow of the university. Per Harvard's website, the ALI programme is designed to enhance and leverage the skills of highly accomplished, experienced leaders who want to apply their talents to solve significant social problems.

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