Paula's Picks on 08/05/10

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Thu, 08/05/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Celebrate life through music and spoken word!

On this special edition of "Paula's Picks", there will be a celebration through music of the 48th Anniversary of Jamaica's independence.

On August 6, 1962, the small but steady island nation of Jamaica gained independence from the British reign and changes began at a rapid pace - currency, cultural awareness and yes, MUSIC.

Join host Paula the Small in exploring music pre- and post-independence. What did the people of Jamaica convey to their worldwide family?

Tune in to find out TONIGHT at 8 pm (PDT)!

Also the spoken word feature is local photographer Joel Preston Smith, to share how he uses photography to tell the stories of our brothers & sisters, here and abroad.

Joel Preston Smith is a freelance editor, writer, photographer and artist in Portland, Oregon.

Born in Liberty, West Virginia, Smith served as a photojournalist in the U.S. Army (1987-1991) and later, as a civilian journalist, on humanitarian-aid missions to Rwanda, Honduras, Palestine and Iraq. 

His publication credits include Gobshite Quarterly, the Irish Times, the Oregonian, and others.  His first book of essays and photographs, Night of a Thousand Stars and Other Portraits of Iraq, was published by Nazraeli Press (Portland, Ore.: 2006). <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

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