Wednesday, 11 September 2013

NEWS & NOTES: "Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise" set to hit the high seas + Denzel Washington is Broadway bound

POWER PLAYERS: Denzel Washington is heading back to Broadway. The Oscar and Tony winner (Best Actor for August Wilson’s Fences) is set to appear in a remounting of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking examination of family and race, A Raisin in the Sun. The play starts previews next March. Above, Washington shares a light moment with Fences leading lady Viola Davis, who also snagged a Tony for her role in the 2011 revival.

CRUISE CONTROL: Get ready to set sail with some of reggae and dancehall’s finest. Come October 20, 2014, the first annual “Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise” will depart Miami, before making stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. The five-night cruise will feature live performances by such heavyweights as Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy and Stephen Marley. Also booked to appear: Julian Marley, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Wayne Marshall, Etana, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, Jo Mersa, among others to be announced. To purchase tickets and to get additional info, go to or call 1-800-248-7471.

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