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Kovinskys host a star-studded evening

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Chelsea (left) and Brooke Kovinsky lend some comfort to their grandmother, Ozra Edwards, who became very emotional as Tarrus Riley performed on stage.
Mark Kovinsky (left) and wife, Paula (second right), share lens time with Lennox Lewis (second left), matriarch Ozra Edwards, and Lewis’ wife, Violet, at their annual Give Thanks party at their Harmony Hill Villa at the Tryall Club in Hanover on Wednesday night.
Host, Paula Kovinsky (right) and her sister, Sonia Thomas are entertained by ‘Singy Singy’ Tarrus Riley.
Janet Silvera Photo Tryall Club's Patricia Henry, having a whale of a time with Kinn's Auto Part's Sharon Cunningham and Westport's Gail Moe.
From left: Carl and Jody-Marie Hussey pose with Keneisha and Errol Cummings at Mark and Paula Kovinsky’s annual Give Thanks party at their Harmony Hill Villa at the Tryall Club in Hanover on Wednesday night.
Janet Silvera Photo Best Care Pharmacy's Rohan Perrier and Wisynco's Vivia Newman enjoying the moment.
These five doctors are among the first set of dentists to graduate from the University of the West Indies, Mona. (Front, from left) Roberta Dewar, Tokia McKnolly, Jhenelle Black; (back, from left) Chafen Clarke and Sara Tibby.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

A star-studded combination of Tarrus 'Singy Singy' Riley, Calvin George 'Coco Tea' Scott, heightened by renowned saxophonist Dean Frazer, flavoured the Give Thanks pot of entertainment that Mark and Paula Kovinsky served their guests on Wednesday.

The annual event has made it on the calendar as the hottest holiday party at the exclusive Tryall Club in Hanover.

In fact, the Kovinskys have turned up the heat at the quiet residential resort property, where many of the world's richest have called their home, by bringing the crÈme de la crÈme of live entertainment to their fabulous Harmony Hill Villa.

Billed as a "no jackets, leave them at home", the invitation stated unequivocally that this was a party geared to make you dance beyond midnight, so come as chic as the Caribbean breeze. There was hardly any breeze at this event, as the humidity and the excitement generated by new prince of reggae, Tarrus Riley, allowed for close body contact.

The large audience of at least 300 persons stuck close to the main stage, renting their own space, as Tarrus and Coco Tea took them on a musical journey to heaven. Belting hit after hit, Coco Tea, the original godfather of reggae, who, Tarrus said, paved the way for him, delivered the scintillating Tempted to Touch, and Don't You Want My Love and Oh Me, Oh My.

The two, who could have convinced anyone they have been singing together for years, caused goose pimples and positive vibrations to emanate throughout their sets.

Riley's performance caused so much emotion that Paul Kovinksy's mother, Ozra Edwards, became so emotional. It tore her up. "For two years, I have waited to watch you (Tarrus) perform. I have been ill, (but) I am here this year," she said, making her way onto the stage to dance with the reggae prince.

Ending the show on a high note, Tarrus paid tribute to king of reggae, Bob Marley, promising not to let anyone 'Rock My Boat' , even while admitting it was 'Not an Easy Road'.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com