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December 24, 2013
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Cream of the Crop for Ocho Rios

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The people of Ocho Rios, St Ann, and its environs, will have at least one item on this Christmas wish list granted this year: a high quality live entertainment show in the resort town.

This year, courtesy of Purple Skunkz Entertainment, the town will host 'Cream of the Crop' which is scheduled to take place on Saturday at the Cruise Ship Pier. Some five major acts are billed to perform along with several supporting acts.

Jah Cure, Romain Virgo, I-Octane, Mavado and Chronixx (backed by his Zinc Fence Redemption band) are the headlining acts. Supporting acts include Kabaka Pyramid, Dre Island, Kelissa, Keznandi, Jah Bouks, Iba Mahr and Nature.

The Purple Skunkz Entertainment team comprises Wayne 'DJ Wayne' Morris, Ainsworth 'Big A' Higgins, and DJ Smurf. Each has years of experience in event and show promotion.

Ainsworth Higgins, co-promoter of the event, believes that 'Cream of the Crop' has the high-powered line-up and the formula to be a roaring success.

"As the name suggests, this show is designed to showcase the artistes who are among the best and at the top of their game. Each artiste was carefully considered before being chosen, and had to satisfy the criteria of currency, catalogue, performance (stage) and professionalism," Higgins said.

The event is geared at residents of Ocho Rios and surrounding areas, as well as visitors who usually converge on the tourist resort area during the festive season. In recent years, there has been a departure of a number of well-known events that has left a void on the entertainment calendar, with residents having little choices for entertainment.

The Cruise Ship Pier will create the perfect ambience and infrastructure to host this high-class entertainment event because it is centrally located and is within walking distance from a number of adjoining neighbourhoods. The pier has also had a long history of successful events.

Come Saturday, patrons can expect a first-class event with high-energy performances. Special attention will also be paid to the tight security measures that will also be in place to ensure the safety of patrons.

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