On the heels of his recently released solo album Wah Gwaan?! (The Cherrytree Music Company, Brooklyn Knights Entertainment and 300 Entertainment), Shaggy announces new summer tour dates, unleashes a video for "Money Up" ft. Noah Powa and is on a tear of national TV performances and appearances this week. 

You could be a poet!  If you are intrigued by the storied art form of poetry and want to learn more about expressing yourself, then sign up for the free Lunch with Art-- Poetry Edition at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. These monthly lunchtime gatherings are hosted by Sharonda “Eccentrich” Richardson, the #14 ranked female poet in the world! Expanding upon the success of the Lunch with Art visual programs at Bailey Contemporary Arts, the Pompano Beach Cultural Division is now offering this exciting new poetry version on the first Thursday of each month from 12:15-1:15 pm. Light refreshments will be served, but guests are also allowed to bring their own lunch. For more information and to reserve your seat, www.ccpompano.org.

MIAMI, FL — National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019! Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to Miami Music Project to support staff salaries and teaching artist fees for the Children's Orchestras, a free after-school instrumental music program for students in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.

Kingston, Jamaica:  The 2019 Jamaica Festival Song Competition will see its official launch being held this Thursday, May 16 at Emancipation Park in Kingston, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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