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Tarana Burke Gives EW Her Pop Culture Favorites!

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement, sat down with EW.com to share her thoughts on favorite books, movies and television shows.  We were delighted to learn of her favorite online concert which was Beres Hammond’s ‘Love From a Distance!’ What word did Tarana use to describe the ‘Love From a Distance’ performance?! Read her article here


VP Records Remembers Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

Today we mourn the passing of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.  Lee’s influence and contributions to Reggae have left an indelible mark that cannot be filled.    Lee was a record producer and singer who was most noted for his innovative studio techniques and productions style.  He was a pioneer in the development of Dub who adopted remixing with studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing Reggae tracks.  He…

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Patricia Chin: Reggae’s Unlikely Tycoon!

(repost from The New European) In a macho world, Patricia Chin has blazed a trail for Caribbean music, and for women in the music industry. And at 83 she is still doing so To be designated as a “record man” is akin to being a secular saint in the music industry. For a “record man” is an archetype of sorts: the guy who founds record labels and develops new sounds and…

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SummerStage Announces Free Shows For The 2021 Season!

SummerStage free outdoor festival and a seasonal outdoor venue that’s located in Central Park. It is presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation and annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  The six free performances will take place at the Coney Island Amphitheater. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams spoke on the return of SummerStage saying,  “The return of SummerStage to the Coney Island…

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Queens Public Library 125th Anniversary Celebration Featuring VP Records Co-founder Miss Pat Chin!

On Friday, June 11, 2021, at 11A.M., join the Queens Public Library’s President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, and VP Records Co-founder Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin for a zoom conversation on life, community, arts, and culture. Celebrating accomplishments through the library’s history and looking at the present day to envision the future, the library’s 125th anniversary celebration highlights the library’s historical successes and shines a spotlight on community stories and…

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Reggae For The Global Vinyl Holiday!

(repost from Vision Newspaper) Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1,400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. VP Records has participated annually since 2015 at its flagship retail store in Jamaica, New York at its Miramar, Florida…

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