Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A celebration of Bob Marley’s 72nd birthday will be held at Hotel North Woods, 2520 Main Street, Lake Placid, Wednesday Feb 8 2017.

A celebration of  Bob Marley’s 72nd birthday will be held at Hotel North Woods, 2520 Main Street, Lake Placid, Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017.

Dubbed a ONELOVE UNITY event, the evening will kick off at 6:00 p.m. at the Cabin Grill in the hotel’s lobby with a Jamaican dinner and a meet and greet/CD release party featuring reggae icon Hylton Beckford, whose signature song “Johnny Too Bad” is featured in Rolling Stone’s 1973 Rock Movie of the Year “The Harder They Come.” Mr. Beckford, with his musical director Joe “Small Axe” Sinclair, will perform and sign copies of his new CD.   Beckford's own Jamaican gourmet recipes shared with the North Woods staff comprise the special dinner menu offered for the night.
 Pictured: Joe “Small Axe” Sinclair (musical director), Victor “Ras Vedo” Forbes, Hylton Beckford. Photo credit: Laura Carbone

The beneficiary of the evening event is John Brown Lives, a freedom education project founded to promote social justice and human rights through the exploration social movements and events activities, many of them rooted in Adirondack history. Director Martha Swan will be the recipient of Fine Art Magazine’s 2017 “Hero of Creativity” award for her efforts. Additional recipients of this coveted award are musicologist and photographer Laura Carbone and Lake Placid’s own Rolf Schulte.
Reservations for dinner are being accepted by calling the Hotel at 518-523-1818. Dinner is $25. This will be followed by a reggae open mic jam session and performance at Delta Blue, also located at the Hotel North Woods, which is free and open to the public. All are invited to bring their instruments and voices and perform alongside a true reggae legend. 

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