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April 20, 2013
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Treat your mom like a star this Mother's Day

The Manhattans

If you love your mom and want to treat her like a star, the LIME Golf Academy is the place for you to take her this Mother's Day for a once-in-a-lifetime Mother's Day concert.

Two of the most prolific rhythm-and-blues groups from the 1970s headline the Mother's Day showcase titled 'To Mom With Love'. The event is set to take place on Sunday, May 12, and will also feature performances from the likes of John Holt, Karen Smith, the Silver Birds Steel Band and young singer Tahj.

The Manhattans emerged on the musical radar in the 1960s with a string of rhythm-and-blues hits that later crossed over to the mainstream pop charts. The group enjoyed its most prolific period in the mid to late 1970s, scoring hits such as Shining Star, Kiss and Say Goodbye (their only number-one single and their only Grammy win for Best R&B Performance by a duo or Group with vocals); Hurt, I Kinda Miss You, We Never Danced to a Love Song, Here Comes the Hurt Again and Just One Moment Away.

Originally comprising George Smith, Winfred 'Blue' Lovett, Edward Bivins, Kenneth Kelly and Richard Taylor, the group has undergone several changes following the deaths of Smith and Taylor. Gerald Alston, who took over as lead vocal in the 1970s, left the group in 1988. He occasionally performs with the group.

Rose Royce, the funk and rhythm- and-blues outfit from Los Angeles, California, has seen a frequent turnaround in its female lead. After original member Gwen 'Rose' Dickey left in 1977 (she would later return to the band in 1978), Rose Norwalt stepped in. Ricci Benson replaced Dickey in 1980, while Lisa Taylor replaced Benson six years later.

Rose Royce's biggest hits include I'm Going Down, I Wanna Get Next to You and Car Wash, (all three songs were featured on the soundtrack to the movie Car Wash starring Richard Pryor and Franklin Ajaye), Ooh Boy, Wishing on a Star (which became a Top-10 hit in 1990 for Cover Girls); Golden Touch and Love Don't Live Here Anymore.

Backing band for the acts will be Lloyd Parks and We the People while MC will be Ron Muschette.

Part proceeds will go towards the Windward Road Primary and Junior High School and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital.

The event is being promoted by Downsound Records, in association with Supreme Promotions and Golden Promotions Limited.

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