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November 20, 2012
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Patti LaBelle headlines the Jamaica Epicurean Escape

Singer Patti LaBelle

International superstar and legendary music icon Patti LaBelle will make a special appearance at the Jamaica Epicurean Escape, being held on December 1 and 2 at Richmond Estate.

LaBelle, widely regarded as the Queen of Rock & Soul, has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Her achievements have been recognised by her induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Hall of Fame, the Songwriter's Hall of Fame as well as the World Music Awards presenting her with the prestigious Legend Award.

LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes 12 years ago. Since then, she has become a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association, and published three best-selling cookbooks, LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About, Patti LaBelle's Lite Cuisine, and Recipes for the Good Life targeted at people with diabetes, containing low sugar and low-fat recipes.

Patti LaBelle's appearance at the Jamaica Epicurean Escape will feature her in two areas. She is schedule to do a performance at the event's after-party on Saturday, December 1 in the Luxury lounge. Patrons in this area will be treated to some of her hits. She will also be appearing on the main stage on Sunday, December 2, where she will attend a cooking demonstration with one of Jamaica's top chefs who will have created a unique Jamaican recipe utilising one or more of the Lady Marmalade sauces.

"We are so excited about being able to have Miss LaBelle on our programme, cited Marcia McDonnough, team leader for the Jamaica Epicurean Escape. It's a dream come true and all we can say is that it was our destiny to have her. There is no other explanation. Her appearance here will certainly put us on the map as a true international event and we are extremely grateful to our partners Island Voice Inc., in New York and her management team for working so hard to make this happen. We invite everyone to come out and share this wonderful experience with us. We have limited luxury lounge tickets, which include the after-party, and the tickets will be presold only," affirmed McDonnough.

The Jamaica Epicurean Escape will take place from December 1 to 2 at the Richmond Estate in Priory, St Ann, and will feature 40 or more top local and international chefs plus seminars, demonstrations and live entertainment.

For more information, persons can visit the website at www.jamaicaepicureanescape. com.

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