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This Week in Showbiz: Book release, Award to music school, Sarodj Bertin and More

Survivor of Haiti Earthquake Published his First Book
“Unshaken”, is the title of the book of an American witness Dan Woolley who survived the collapse of the Hotel Montana the day of the earthquake on January 12. For nearly 72 hours, Mr. Woolley has fought against despair and death; he was drinking his urine and cultivating faith, nourishing the certainty of hell out of the huge construction debris. He recounts his experiences in the book “Out of the ruins of the Hotel Montana” co-written with Jennifer Schuchmann. In the book, he reveals the survival techniques used to avoid sinking during the 65 hours that he remained a prisoner under the rubble with five others when he had arrived at the hotel.

Music School Dessaix-Baptist of Jacmel Received Prize from Michele Obama
The White House in Washington had held an award ceremony at the National Arts and Humanities awards program where youth music school Dessaix Baptist in Jacmel has received special attention of the jury. This award is one of America’s most prestigious awards for artistic and cultural programs affecting disadvantaged young people. The event was held last month. First Lady Michele Obama is the president of the award; the committee consists of American institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In 2010, fifteen programs have been selected across the United States and Haiti. The Director for that price, Traci Slater-Rigaud, visited Haiti on a mission of the Smithsonian and was touched to see the impact of art and music in this country shaken by the earthquake.

Sarodj Bertin Designated Woman of the Year
Sarodj Bertin (Miss Haiti 2010) received the award for “Woman of the Year” during the “8th Latin Awards 2010” held last Friday at Symphony Space Theatre located on Broadway in Manhattan. The prize was awarded to Sarodj Bertin for her philanthropic work performed around the world on behalf of her fellow Haitians. “I am very pleased to receive this award on behalf of the entire Haitian community who struggle every day for a better future,” said, an emotional Sarodj.

An International Evangelical Crusade to be Held in Haiti
In many ways, Haiti is a place of contrasts, vacillating from one extreme to another, and Samaritan’s Purse International believes this is because God is at work here. Out of the ashes, the rubble, and in this case, the rain, grace is emerging. The organization and The Biblical League will hold an Evangelical Crusade in Stadium Sylvio Cator on January 8, 2011, where Evangelists Billy and Franklin Graham will preach. On their site, the Samaritan’s Purse International posted something of a call-to-arm for evangelical Christians to take action to protect the country. Thousands of people are expected to participate in the crusade. Last year nine people, including six girls and two boys died crushed or asphyxiated and several others were injured in a panic at a Protestant evangelical crusade at Crossroads Sports Center. The wind was blowing and people ran all together towards the exit while the passage was extremely cramped.

Jacmel to Host the 22nd Edition of ‘Livres en Liberté’
The twenty second book fair ‘Livres en Liberté’ will be held in Jacmel on Sunday November 14. Under the patronage of Edo Zeny house, well known people from the town such as Evelyne Trouillot, Fresnel Larosiliere, Claude Pierre, Peter Absalon, Betina Perono are expected to participate in the one-day fair. The fair is being held to make Haitian literature available to the public of Jacmel, Zeny said. The book fair will be held at Florida Hotel, in Jacmel.

Bob Nere Releases «La Peau des Autres»
A new generation of political leaders is emerging. Who are they? Where are they? What challenges do they face? Who is going to block them? Who will support them? What should you expect? This is the theme of the new book by Bob Nere entitled “La Peau des Autres” that tells that a situation is worrying. It concerns the lives of ten million Haitians far beyond the national territory. This new generation of Haitian political leaders must prevail where all previous generations have failed. And there is good reason to hope. This new generation of political leaders may soon win it without the shoes of others and above all without leaving your skin.

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
May. 05, 2012

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