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About Chris Blackwell

Chris Blackwell is the founder of Island Records. Born in London to an Irish father and a Costa Rican-born Sephardic Jewish mother, Blackwell spent his childhood in Jamaica. He was sent to England to continue his education

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South Beach Welcomes the New Vintro Hotel Brand Opening Fall 2013
Vintro Hotel South Beach is a new boutique property, and a part of an emerging brand, scheduled to open fall of 2013. The hotel will offer 54 custom appointed rooms including 6 distinctive suites

Celebrate Bob Marley's Life and Musical Legacy With a New Collection of Dubs Disc Set
IN DUB VOL. 1, the first in a series of collections of classic, rare and new dub excursions from the Bob Marley & The Wailers catalog, will be released physically for the first time on July 31st, 2012 by Island/Tuff Gong/UMe. This collection was previously released in digital format only in 2010 with several tracks making their CD/vinyl debut

Celebrity Screening of "MARLEY" Documentary Allows Fans to Watch the Movie and Interact Live With Ziggy Marley on Facebook(R) May 19
Shangri-La Entertainment, Tuff Gong Pictures and Milyoni today announced a Celebrity Cinema live chat on Facebook with Ziggy Marley, Bob Marley's eldest son and executive producer of "MARLEY." The definitive documentary about the legendary musician Bob Marley opened in theaters and simultaneously on Facebook, iTunes and VOD on April 20

Soundtrack From Bob Marley Movie 'Marley' to Be Released on April 17, 2012
The Third World's first superstar and arguably the most recognizable human being on the planet, reggae giant BOB MARLEY is celebrated this year in a film by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald ("One Day In September," "State Of Play," "The Last King Of Scotland," "Touching The Void" and "Life In A Day")

Bob Marley 'blacked up with shoe polish in a bid to appear more African'
Bob Marley was so angst-ridden over his race that he used shoe polish to blacken his hair, a new book has revealed.

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