Chester Francis-Jackson, Contributor
My dears, the age of Virgo make way over the next two days for the dawning of the age of Libra. But until then, it's still all about Virgo. Celebrating today are: The elegant Jacqueline DaCosta; the lovely Tameka Bradshaw; Lloyd Green; the fab Sashana Grey; and the charming Pheonia Hibberts, over in Trinidad and Tobago.
Tomorrow, the curtain comes down on the age of Virgo for this cycle, and will see: media doyenne R. Christene King; the esteemed Lance Robinson; Ricardo James; Kayon Page; Rev Joan Porteous; north coast habitué Leonel Rodrequez, from the Bronx, New York; the fab Nadia Taylor, in Toronto, Canada; and Craig-Anthony Scott, formerly of Ocho Rios, now in Tokyo, Japan, will be among the Virgoans partying.
On Sunday the 23rd it will be all about Librans, and among those celebrating are: businessman Khaleel Azan; the enterprising Kynan Cooke; the fab Hortense James; the lovely Winni Harris, in St George's, Grenada; the fab Betty Valiante McKenzie, now in Miami, Florida; the stunning Kenya Desulme, now in Tampa, Florida; the charming Fleurette Harris, now in Long Island, New York; and the fabulous Marlene Campbell Hargitay, now in London, England, will be ringing in the age of Libra.
The Libran celebrations continue on Monday the 24th as: writer and author, the charmingly elegant Joanne Simpson; broadcaster and disc jock Steve James; the fabulous Judith Bodley; the fab Shantell Creary; the lovely Muriel Evans in Boston, Massachusetts, will be among those blowing out birthday candles.
On Tuesday the 25th: celebrated fashion designer Bill Edwards; the fab Sandrene Weichenberger, over in Montego Bay; the elegant Katrin Schafelner Casserly, in Montego Bay; the fab Rose-Marie Jackson-Facey, formerly of Treadways, St Catherine, now in Florida, will be sharing the same birthday.
And come Wednesday the 26th the partying continues as: the lovely Tasha Gaye Slater; David Jarrett; the lovely Khorie Ann Robb-Beckford; O'Neil Witter, in Mandeville; the stunning Ashlee Wilson-Wettengl, in Negril; Jascene Dunkley, now in Athens, Ohio; Author Pamela Marshall, in Washington, DC; the fab Yolan Zanders, now in Brooklyn, New York; the fab Marcia Campbell, originally from Port Antonio, now in Brooklyn, New York; and the lovely Sophia-Lorraine Findley, now in Toronto, Canada, will be among the celebrants.
And then, come next Thursday the 27th, among those celebrating will be: Government MP Dr Lynvale Bloomfield; the elegant Sue McManus; fashion stylist Michael Atkinson; the lovely Candace Hunter; Ian Burnett, in Old Harbour, St Catherine; the fabulous Carole Orane Andrade, now in Toronto, Canada; Woody Davis, now in Montreal, Canada; and Jon Sexton, in the United Kingdom, will make it a special day.
Belated wishes to artist, the fab Virgoan Susan Shirley, who celebrated on the 14th.
Best wishes all around with champagne toasts and beluga treats!
Erotikos Film Festival
And the curtain comes down this weekend on the first annual Erotikos Film Festival, hosted by the fabulous Nancy Sutton Pierce, over there in Negril, at the famously hot Hedonism 11, Hotel and Resort, that saw a slew of films from the erotic genre being presented and judged by an international panel of judges that included Jamaica's very own former haute model turned film producer, Kanhai Condison, head of Jollywood Productions.
And dears, the word out of Negril is that the festival was all that and then some. Zalman King, dubbed 'The Reigning Auteur of Erotic Fantasy' by the Los Angeles Times, was one of the high-profile film-makers showing at the festival. But it was Actor Tommy Gunn, who starred in Spartacus, the movie that had the resort buzzing.
And speaking of the talented and partying, with National Heroes Day being the next big date on the social calendar, and with the Government all set to bestow the Order of Merit, posthumously, on the late, celebrated and controversial musical talent Peter Tosh on National Heroes Day, Kingsley Cooper, chairman of Jamaica's Entertainment Board and the late singer's estate, will host a double celebration to first celebrate the national honour, with a private VIP reception after the awards on Heroes Day at Villa Ronai; and then on Thursday, October 18, on the birthdate of the artiste, a public celebratory concert, at Studio 38, to commemorate the late artiste's birthday, and the 25th anniversary of the singer's untimely transition.
The concert is billed to honour Tosh and celebrate his life and contribution as an original Wailer and one of the greatest reggae artistes of all time. Proceeds will benefit the Peter Tosh Foundation and The Tosh Museum and related charities.
And the celebratory concert will be even more special, as Peter Tosh's last concert at the Pulse-promoted Superjam in December 1983, which brought the curtain down on his most successful world tour ever.
Dears, it all promises to be one fab Heroes Day reception and after-party public concert, so wait for it!