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Reggae in the Bowl
August 13, 2005

Ojai’s Libbey Bowl To Host its First Reggae Festival on Saturday August

Ojai California


The RageJax Foundation and Howard Freiberg presents REGGAE IN THE BOWL,
its third concert this year in a series of successful shows at the
Libbey Bowl in downtown Ojai, CA.  On Saturday, August 13 the Libbey
Bowl will come alive with over nine hours of explosive reggae music by
some of the best bands the reggae world has to offer.  This all day and
night festival will feature former members of SUBLIME and LONG BEACH
DUB ALL-STARS in their newest band DUBCAT performing with Jamaican
reggae star HALF PINT.  Also on the bill will be BOB MARLEY’S nephew
ABIJAH, with an energetic stage performance that has electrified
audiences in the USA, Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean.  Southern
California local favorites RISING SON, CORNERSTONE, IRIE SMILE, and
TRADITION will kick off this fun-filled event.  Master of Ceremonies
for the festival will be the COOL RULER from Reggae Soundclash on Santa
Barbara’s 92.9 KJEE.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the RageJax Foundation
(   The RageJax Foundation was formed in
loving memory of Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, two sisters from Ojai
and Santa Cruz whose lives were tragically cut short by an automobile
accident last October.  Ms. Carol “Cally” Houck, the girls’ mother,
organized the RageJax Foundation to continue the charitable work of her
young daughters.   Prior to the tragedy that took the lives of these
special sisters, Jacqueline Houck was scheduled to depart for the Guan
caste region of Costa Rica where she wanted to teach art to the
children of local rural communities.

RageJax Foundation seeks to continue and expand this vision through the
creation, construction and staffing of community centers for children.
The centers will enjoy an environment of creativity, inspiration,
imagination, learning and cross-cultural exchange. Through donations
and grants, RageJax Foundation will become the benefactor of these
centers, providing location, facilities, supplies, equipment and
staffing. The Foundation will network with the other non-profit
children's organizations in Costa Rica and other regions where the need


Half Pint, Abijah, Dubcat, Rising Son, Cornerstone, Irie Smile &