The fastest growing jazz and R&B festival in the U.S., the 14th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival (JITG) kicks off tonight at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.The Festival continues tomorrow March 10, and is produced with the objective of immersing fans in the best of R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and funk genres.Over 70,000 fans are anticipated to attend the celebrated event which will be hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality, Rickey Smiley.Jazz In The Garden LineupHeadlining the JITG festival stage will be the much-loved voice of R&B royalty Lionel Richie, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Teddy Riley & Friends featuring Blackstreet with Teddy Riley and Dave Hollister, Bobby Brown, and Doug E. Fresh with special guests En Vogue and Jagged Edge, the legendary smooth trio The O’Jays, the soul-stirring Stephanie Mills, eclectic violinists Black Violin and gospel sensation Tye Tribbett.Back by popular demand, this year’s Jazz in the Gardens All-Stars will feature Maysa, Chieli Minucci, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, and Nelson Rangell. More artists will be announced soon.
Creeslough man John Downey today lost his appeal aimed at stopping his extradition in connection with a bombing in Enniskillen. UDR soldiers Lance Corporal Alfred Johnston and Private James Eames were killed when a device exploded in a vehicle they were checking. Authorities in Northern Ireland are seeking to extradite the 67-year-old Donegal man in connection with the bombing on August 25th, 1972.Mr Downey was arrested at his home in Ards on a European Arrest Warrant.The High Court in Dublin ordered Mr Downey’s extradition in March, and the Court of Appeal upheld that decision today.Mr Downey’s legal team said an appeal would be lodged to the Supreme Court.The Court of Appeal put a stay on the order for surrender, pending the lodgement of a Supreme Court appeal, until July 12.Thereafter, the stay will continue until the Supreme Court decides to hear Mr Downey’s case or not.Creeslough man loses his High Court appeal over extradition was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:appealArdsdonegalextraditionHIGH COURTJohn Downey read more