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Man accused of stealing money at Reggae Fest

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was arrested Friday after a police officer said he witnessed him stealing money at the entrance of the 2014 Austin Reggae Festival, which benefits the Capital Area Food Bank.

Austin Police said 24-year-old Kieth Vienn was working at the entrance gate of Reggae Fest. They said he stole $1,191 dollars by hiding it in his sleeve and pocket.

Food bank officials issued a statement Saturday.

“The Food Bank relies heavily on the support of volunteers to accomplish its mission of nourishing hungry people and leading the community in ending hunger,” Hank Perret, Capital Area Food Bank CEO, said. “This isolated incident was unfortunate, but we’re thankful for the ongoing support of the Reggae Festival and the difference it makes in our community.”

Vienn was in the Travis County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

Rising reggae star Matty Julius comes to Zim Achievers Awards

He is the consummate artist whose irrepressible talents could not be limited to a single discipline.

Audiences in Zimbabwe and abroad came to know him as a dancer and choreographer with the esteemed dance company, Tumbuka.

But on the 10th of May, guests to this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) in London will rock and skank to the multilingual, soulful reggae vibes of Mathias ‘Matty’ Julius. Read more

Jamaica Youth Minister adamant Permanent Secretary must go on account of allegations

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Bartley has gone to court in an attempt to block efforts to force his early retirement after allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled against him, but Hanna is firm that he must go. Read more

Inner Circle Joins the Line Up of the Rototom Sunsplash Festival August 16th – 23rd, 2014 In Spain

The burly brothers Ian and Roger Lewis along with their extraordinary Jamaican band formed in 1968 with other musicians, some of whom , after a quick spin , end up forming Third World, and still continue to work there as a glorious adventure over forty years in the who have gone through the irresistible reggae and soul of mixture in its beginnings, the unrepeatable period with Jacob Miller on vocals, the crossover albums ” Everything is Great ” and ” New Age Music” , published in Island, and the great successes of the singles ” Bad Boys” and ” Sweat” in 1987 and 1992 , respectively.

In 2009 they invited the brothers Stephen and Damian Marley to participate in its “Smoke gets my eyes ” song on the CD “State of da World” . Ian and Roger still continue in his position in the band and the New York Jazz Junior ranks was once for ‘ Killer’ Miller : the sound of Inner Circle is now powerful and elegant day like in its heyday .