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Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Peter Tosh
Dwight Richards


UTech's western 'freshers' party tomorrow


This year's Freshaz Fete for the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), Western Campus, is titled Gold Coast and will take place tomorrow at the Sea Gardens Beach on the hip strip in Montego Bay, St James.

David Cadogan, entertainment coordinator of the UTech Students' Union Sub-Council, says 20 per cent of the event's profit will be contributed to the Blessed Assurance Mustard Seed Children's home. A portion of the profit will also go towards a tag drive in November by UTech's Western Campus Students' Union Sub-Council.

Proceeds from the tag drive will be donated to the same charity and selected UTech students faced with financial challenges.

Gold Coast goes from 2 p.m. until midnight. Pre-sold tickets for regular entry cost $600, while VIP tickets are $1,200. At the gate, regular entry is $800 with college ID and $1,000 without. VIP will cost $1,500. A special VVIP package package costs $30,000 and includes five tickets, a cabana, two chasers and a bottle of Hennessy or Remy Martin.

Selectors include DJ Chromatic, DJ Jigga, and DJ Scott The Supreme. There will also be a special appearance by Jeeby The Lyricist.

A shuttle service from Bay West to the venue will run for every hour from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.


Carol Crichton's exhibition opens Thursday


Carol Crichton's exhibition of paintings will open next Thursday, October 6, at 6 p.m. in the Olympia Gallery, 202 Old Hope Road, St Andrew. It will be opened by Senator Tom Tavares-Finson CD, QC, president of the Senate. The senator is also chairman of the National Gallery of Jamaica.

Largely through works on canvas, Crichton explores themes based on a perspective of Jamaica and an ongoing dialogue with personal and universal issues. Although it is her first solo show in many years, she exhibits regularly in significant group exhibitions.

Writer and critic Annie Paul said "hers is a restless brush, wandering all over the surface of the island with a cartographer's curiosity, not merely to produce sterile landscapes but also slicing into the psychic and cultural imagery underpinning the Jamaican nationscape."

The exhibition continues until October 22.


Men perform for St Andrew Parish Church


Men Perform for Christ will be held at the St Andrew Parish Church, Half-Way Tree, on Sunday, October 2, starting at 5 p.m. The line-up features singers, choirs and drummers.

The performers include tenor Commander John McFarlane, Seventh-day Adventist Men's Chorale, the male chorale of the University Singers, the Jamaica Constabulary Force Men's Chorale, Dr Mario Guthrie (who performs under the stage name Mario Evon), Kevin Williams, trumpeter and vocalist Dwight Richards, Dominic Gobourne, Rev Leslie Mowatt, St Andrew Panners & Drummers, Hanif Lallo, Canon Sirrano Kitson; Audley Davidson, Warren Harris, Tony Patel, the choir master of Kingston College and many more.

Proceeds from the concert will assist in the continued upgrading of the physical plant of the 350-year-old church. The St Andrew Parish Church was declared a national monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust in 2003 and the historic site has been the silent witness to many significant events that have taken place in Jamaica over the past three centuries.


Peter Tosh's band to reunite


With late reggae legend Peter Tosh being honored this October with the opening of a new museum located at the Peter Tosh Square at the Pulse Centre in New Kingston it was recently announced that his famed backing band, Word, Sound and Power, will reunite with original members at a benefit concert following the event.

Original members include Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Mikey Chung, Steve Golding, Robbie Lyn, Keith Sterling, Carlton 'Santa' Davis, George 'Fully' Fullwood, Carlton Smith, Derrick Lara and Junior Moore of The Tamlins, and Donald Kinsey, as well as session musicians Dean Fraser and Nambo Robinson. Formed in 1976 as Tosh's official backing group, Word, Sound and Power toured with Tosh in the United States and Europe and played during the iconic One Love Peace concert in 1978

Performers who have been confirmed for the concert so far include Tarrus Riley and Ky-Mani Marley. Other distinguished invited guests include Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Minister of Information, Youth, Sports & Culture Olivia Grange, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller.

When the Peter Tosh Museum officially opens its doors, visitors will be able to see a large collection of never-before-seen Tosh memorabilia, as some of the treasures will be displayed to the public for the first time. Visitors will also be able to relive aspects of the non-conformist, futuristic and abundantly creative Tosh experience through sizzling audio and video recordings, as well as iconic artifacts - including his M16 guitar and beloved unicycle that became one of his favorite means of transportation. Also available will be exclusive merchandise for sale to the public.

The museum project is a joint-venture collaboration between the Peter Tosh Estate, Pulse Investments Ltd, and Andrea Marlene Brown.