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Air Supply concert for a cause

FROM LEFT: Mahalia of NexCyx, Rotary President Sonya Alleyne and Digicel’s Commercial Director Alex Tasker.

FROM LEFT: Mahalia of NexCyx, Rotary President Sonya Alleyne and Digicel’s Commercial Director Alex Tasker.

When popular soft rock duo, Air Supply, hit the local stage on May 19 for the first time in close to 15 years they will be doing it for a special cause.

Part of the proceeds of the concert, which will be held at the Wildey Gymnasium, will go towards the Inclusive Play Project. This project will see the erection of a multipurpose building and play park equipped for both able and differently able children.

At the press launch for the concert this morning at the Hilton Barbados at Needham’s Point, St. Michael, President of Rotary Club South, Sonya Alleyne, told Barbados TODAY the first phase of the project was estimated to cost about $1 million, with a total cost of about $1.5 million.

It will be located on 25,000 square feet of land at the Garfield Sobers complex opposite the new football field. The venture, almost two years in the making, was a joint project between the Barbados Rotary Club South and the Rotary Club West.

Alleyne, who will be in office until June 30, said she was “working like a demon to make sure something is built on the land for the children” before that date and applauded the organisers for recognising the importance of their enterprise.

Tickets go on sale at official box offices from this weekend and persons overseas interested in taking a trip to the island specifically for the concert can source their tickets on line at i-Tickets. Air Supply had been rolling out hits from the 1970s and Al Gilkes of Al Hart, the company partnering to bring the duo to Barbados, assured that they are as fresh today as they were back when they started. They collection includes: All Out Of Love, Lost In Love, Here I Am, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, The One That You Love, Every Woman In The World.

Local band NexCyx in addition to vocalists Tamara Marshall and Marisa Lindsay are scheduled to represent for Barbados. (KC)†

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