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Cho-Cho – How a Jamaican Plans to Eat Into China’s Boom Economy

If ever you’re in Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, and hear someone saying, “Yeah man, the food nice,” don’t be surprised. They had probably just licked their chops at Cho-Cho, the Jamaican restaurant opened by Atlanta businessman Glendon Thompson, in July 2007. Jamaica-born Thompson, managing director of Arcom Group Inc., which uses technology …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Erykah Badu for Barbados Jazz Festival

Erykah Badu will bring her sounds to the 2008 annual Jazz Festival, now in its 15th year. The spectacular 2008 lineup includes world renowned artists such as Bob James, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, Stefan Walcott, Andre Forde, Venessa Rubin, Kenny Garrett, Lee Retenour and more. The Festival will be staged January 14 to 20, 2008. …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Diana Ross to headline Jamaican Jazz and Blues Fest

  Diana Ross, Anita Baker and Jill Scott are the headline acts for the 2008 Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica, January 24 – 26, at the Aqueduct at Rose Hall. Ross, a global entertainment icon and a legendary musical treasure whose music has, for decades, inspired romance, happiness and joy is …

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Oscar Peterson, a Son of the Caribbean

As a child, Oscar Peterson – who has died at the age of 82 – began learning to play the trumpet, but a bout of tuberculosis caused him to switch to the piano. This proved to be a blessing, since he was to become one of the most popular virtuoso jazz pianists. He made more …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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