J’Adore Magazine Casting at Primal Atlanta on Thursday April 8, 2010

J ‘Adore Magazine and Celebrity Fashion designer Evelyn Lambert are now casting for:
• PAID fashion editorial ($500.00)
• FULL featured spread in an upcoming printed issue of J’ Adore.
The casting will take place on April 8th at Primal Atlanta (960 Spring Street).

The casting is Located in Atlanta but ALL MODELS in surrounding areas are encouraged to apply. Travel will not be provided.

Rate: $500.00 USD

Location:
Primal Atlanta
950 Spring Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
[Midtown off I85]

Casting Date: April 8, 2010
Agency Represented Model (18-29) Call Time: 9:30-10PM – ONLY
NON-Agency Represented Model (18-20) Call Time: – 9:30-10 ONLY
NON-Agency Represented Model (21-29) Call Time: – 10-11PM ONLY

Talent Requirements:
Women:
Any Ethnicity (Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Multi-Cultural, Native American, or Latin)
Minimum Height: 5’4

Men:
Any Ethnicity (Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Multi-Cultural, Native American, or Latin)
Minimum Height: 5’11

Projected Shoot Dates:
Week of April 24th – 30th (tentative and may change).

Submission Requirements:
• The official submission email address is JADORE-CASTING@MYMODELTALK.COM
• Send 2 Clear Images (At minimum 1 headshot and 1 full body shot).
• Images do not have to be professional but must be clear.
• Include Stats & measurements
• Include Full Contact Information (Phone, email, name)
• Wardrobe, MUA (Make Up Artist), and Hair Styling will be provided.

R. Angelus Copeland | Darc Knight
Marketing and Communications
InCrowd USA | .:: ~ Everything Exclusive ~ ::.
Info@InCrowdUSA.net


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Chino Nominated For IRAWMA Award

Reggae and Dancehall artiste Chino has scored yet another achievement. The artiste who has accumulated a number of awards including those at the EMEs, Youth View Awards and Magnum Stone Love Awards in recent months, has again been nominated, this time for an IRAWMA award.

Chino, whose correct name is Daniel McGregor, was nominated in the category ‘Most Improved Entertainer’ at this year’s 29th International Reggae & World Music Awards, (IRAWMA). Chino says, “When I heard I couldn’t help but smile. I feel really blessed for people to appreciate my work. I’ve been in the music industry for as long as I can remember; some people may remember me as ‘Cappachino’ an’ dem time deh a lot of people refused to even give a second glance no matter how good a song was. But nothing beats persistence, and I stuck with it. It’s been a long journey, an’ as we say ‘from mawnin wi a hustle an’ put we all in’. It’s not just a song. It’s my life; so I’m really appreciative to the fans, the media, the selectors and everybody both here and overseas for showing love.”

The singjay who is known for hits ranging from From Mawnin’, Protected, Ruff It Up, Pon Yuh Head, and more, will attend the event staged by Martin’s International & Associates on Sunday, May 2 at the York College Performing Arts Center in New York. This year’s IRAWMA ceremony is dedicated to the People of Haiti and Health Awareness.

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Gramps to Drop Country/R&B Album with Ziggy Marley and Music Soulchild

Reggae crooner Gramps is still on a musical high, this after a whirlwind year in 2009 which culminated with him winning the “Album of the Year” at the 2010 EME Awards in Jamaica for his debut album “Two Sides Of My Heart Vol 1.” The 6″2 inch former football superstar is currently in studios recording tracks for his next big project – a Country and R&B album that he is passionate about. The disc, tentatively titled “2 Sides Of My Heart Vol. 2” will feature an all-star cast including collaborations with R&B singer Musiq Soulchild and reggae superstar Ziggy Marley while Willie Lat from LA, Shannon Sanders and Blu Miller from Nashville will produce a few tracks. The disc hit stores later this year.

“It’s like coming full circle for me because I have always had a fascination with Country and R&B music. This is my second solo project and I am feeling really great about how things are coming together so far,” he confided.

The album promises to be an eclectic blend of R&B and Country songs that he says will make a bold statement once it is completed. While a country and R&B album is not something most people expect from a reggae crooner, as he explains, he is doing the album to keep the fun going in the industry and to do the unexpected.

“I wanna have fun with the music without becoming predictable… plus it has been a dream of my father to see this day” he confessed. “It is a project that my entire family is very proud of and they have been very supportive.”

Among the featured tracks that are already completed are “Delicate Balance,” “Jamaica” and “Better Man.”

While his label Dada Son Entertainment will assume responsibility for the project, he is open to a distribution deal with a major label.

“The success of the disc, especial in the international market will depend on how much we put in marketing but a major label would definitely help to take the project to the next level. Distribution wise, they have an established network in place that could help to get the product to the large number of music lovers out there. I am confident that with the muscle of a major on board as a distributor, I could move 500,000 units” he declared.

Aside from working on his own new solo album, Gramps is juggling multiple projects. He is in studio’s recording with his brothers and sister from Morgan Heritage. He is also working with J Boog from Hawaii on his new album and is helping his dad Denroy Morgan (I’ll Do Anything For You) on a soon to be released autobiography.

“Right now I am multi-tasking on various projects which is something I am completely at home with. I am working on a special project for Disney and looking forward to doing some stuff on the big screen which will be coming soon.”

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The 4th Annual Reggae Achievement Awards

Toronto: In recognition of Black Music Month, the 4th Annual Reggae Achievement Awards (RMAA) will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Jamaican Canadian Association Ballroom, located at 995 Arrow Rd in Toronto, Canada.

The Awards show will begin promptly at 7:00PM and will feature performances by international reggae stars Frankie Paul, General Tree, as well as Kay Morris and Steele out of Toronto. Also slated to perform are Norris Weir & The Jamaicans, Mandy Woods and C. Blazer, all backed by the Mountain Edge Band.

The Reggae Music Achievement Awards is held annually to publicly recognize and highlight the outstanding contributors to the reggae music industry in Canada and the rest of the world. This special event also gives the Caribbean Diaspora community in Canada an opportunity to showcase their culture and talent to the rest of the world.

Sponsors this year include Western Union, Patty World, Caribbean Camera, Pride Newspaper, CHRY radio, 105.5 FM and JN Money Transfer.

“We are grateful and proud to be aligned with such a stellar roster of partner brands, which support many different aspects of the 4th Annual Reggae Achievement Awards” said Delroy Sterling, Producer, Organizer and Facilitator of the 4th Annual Reggae Achievement Awards Show.

“With their generous and creative support, we look forward to making this year’s RMA Awards show another huge success” he said.

Last year’s Awards show was a smashing success, with stellar performances by reggae crooner George Nooks, Ammoye, Tanya Mullings and Exco Levi. Attendees and nominees came from all over Canada and the Caribbean to celebrate the wonderful event.

For more information:

call 416-660-7888 (416) 669-1577

www.reggaemusicachievementawards.com
reggaemusicachievementawards@yahoo.ca

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Shocking Details About Government Snitch In Banton Case Revealed

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Thursday, March 4th proved to be a revelatory day for Team Banton, who appeared in US District Court in Tampa, Florida for two hearings. The first proceeding at 8:30am was handled by the judge who will actually be overseeing the trial, Judge James Moody. After conferring with the attorneys, Moody locked in the trial start date for Monday, April 19th.

The second proceeding, held before Magistrate Thomas Wilson at 10:30am,  focused on the series of motions filed last month by Banton’s criminal defense attorney, David Oscar Markus, requesting additional information about the government snitch who set up Buju Banton. According to Markus, the government has been slow to turn over documents, transcripts and other key information related to the case.

Here are a few of the shocking details that were revealed about the still unnamed government snitch who set up the Reggae icon:

He transported over 2,000 kilos of cocaine and 3-4,000 kilos of marijuana between 1984 and 1993!

He was convicted in South Florida in 1993 of distributing cocaine in a case that brought a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years!

He has been paid 3.3 million dollars for helping law enforcement (DEA, Customs, FBI, Sarasota PDs) in numerous cases over several years!

He is a legal permanent resident of the United States from Colombia and was granted that immigration status only after law enforcement requested it!

He is paid on a contingency basis and looks to collect approximately $35,000 from the Banton case!

His credibility was called into question by one judge who doubted the truthfulness of his testimony in a case!

He is currently involved in a tax dispute with the IRS!

He has worked consistently with Assistant US Attorney James Preston, the prosecutor handling Banton’s case, for the last 10 years!

Markus argued in court that he needs more information to adequately cross-examine the government’s star witness, including specifics on the snitch’s criminal history, details of his tax case, transcripts from other cases he has testified in and a list of the amounts of money he has earned in each case. Assistant US Attorney Preston countered that his office already turned over any favorable information that might help the defense, as required by the court.

Nevertheless, Magistrate Wilson ordered the prosecution to provide the defense with a list of all the cases (w/ case numbers) the informant has testified in and any communications by criminal law officer or prosecutor asking for beneficial treatment in the informant’s tax case and immigration file. The prosecution has 14 days to turn over everything to Team Banton.

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