Sandy dampens In2ition, other events go on

Richard Johnson

Friday, October 26, 2012    

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AT least one major entertainment event slated for this weekend has been postponed due to the passage of Hurricane Sandy.

The organisers of In2ition, the reggae and soca event scheduled for Montego Bay tomorrow, have postponed the show.

According to a spokesperson for Intrendsik Promotions, due to the large Caribbean contingent which should have come into the island yesterday and the cancellation of a number Caribbean Airlines flights out of the region, the decision has been taken to postpone.

The organisers are looking to Saturday, November 10, as a possiblle date for the staging of In2ition, which would have featured Machel Montano, Patrice Roberts, Destra, Lil Rick, I-Octane, Tommy Lee and Konshens.

The un-availability of public electricity is playing havoc with Lift Up Jamaica, the musical featuring the Ashe Performing Arts Ensemble and Dance Theatre Xaymaca (DTX).

Artistic Director of DTX Barbara McDaniel notes that due to the fluctuating electricity supply at the Little Theatre in St Andrew, no final decision can be taken regarding the two remaining performances of the season origininally set for tomorrow and Sunday.

However, Hurricane Sandy is definitely not 'raining on the parade' of one birthday boy.

Fashion designer and music producer Romeish Major, is going ahead with his birthday bash.

"It's business as usual," Major told Splash. "Nothing has changed we're going ahead with all the plans we had before the hurricane."

He also informed that West Indies cricketers Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo and Fidel Edwards, fresh off their World T20 win, will be special guests.

The 'business as usual' theme was echoed by Douglas Graham, managing director of Palace Amusement, operators of the island's cinemas.

Graham says all cinemas will be open, and the latest offering, the Live in HD series from the Metropolitan Opera, continues tomorrow with Otello.

Pikkihead Records' Reggaevolution at Pulse in New Kingston on Sunday is also on as planned. This event features Ken Boothe, Nadine Sutherland and Iba Mahr.



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