BOB, BACHARACH, BEA­TLES

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Bach­e­lor Chef Cook­out is at the Po­lice Of­fi­cers Club, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Adm: $2,500 presold, $3,000 at the gate. Bot­tles N Cues, Tha Drink Up, is at JPS Sports Club, 23 Ruthven Road, from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Hosted by The An­i­mal In­stinct Ladies. Adm: Free.

Francene, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Hog Head Pro­mo­tion, presents We Still A Win Round Robin, at 3 Stow Road, Maver­ley. Dan-Tay Pro­duc­tions presents Break­ing the Ice at Rocky Place, 87 Molynes Road, Kingston 10. Mu­sic by Mega Tone and Snippa Kid.

Cindy presents El­e­gant But Se­duc­tive at Dou­ble Deck, Rocky Val­ley, Stony Hill. Mu­sic by Stain­less Supreme, K9 In­ter­na­tional, Burkey Hype, RXR Biggs Re­fresh­ments on sale. The One World Ska and Rock­steady Fes­ti­val is at the Ranny Williams En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre, Hope Road. Fea­tur­ing Mar­cia Grif­fiths, Leroy Sib­bles and many more.

THE ADAGE that those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach, does not ap­ply to the cre­ative arts. So on Sun­day at the Edna Man­ley Col­lege of the Vis­ual and Per­form­ing Arts (EMCVPA), 1 Arthur Wint Drive, St An­drew, some of those who teach at the School of Mu­sic will per­form in the Vera Moody Con­cert Hall.

The con­cert, which starts at 5 p.m., is part of an ex­ten­sive ros­ter of events mark­ing the 40th an­niver­sary of the var­i­ous schools be­ing brought to­gether on one premises, ini­tially named the Cul­tural Train­ing Cen­tre.

The cel­e­bra­tory events be­gan in Septem­ber with the Gungo Walk Al­ter­na­tive Mu­sic Fes­ti­val and will go up to June 2017 with the School of Drama fi­na­lyear shows.

Among the fac­ulty mem­bers who will per­form on Sun­day is vo­cal­ist Michael Sean Har­ris.

Bob and the Bea­tles are well­known, as they also sang their ma­te­rial. That is not the case for Amer­i­can Burt Bacharach – although he con­tin­ues to tour at 88 years old – many of whose songs con­tinue to res­onate with au­di­ences that might not know the writer of the ma­te­rial which moves them. And in the case of a song like I Say a Lit­tle Prayer, Ja­maican au­di­ences may be more fa­mil­iar with the Diana King ver­sion than Dionne War­wicks’s. And Sanchez’s ver­sion of Trains and Boats and Planes is an­other ex­am­ple of a Ja­maican record­ing of Burt Bacharach’s ma­te­rial pre­vi­ously recorded by War­wick.

OTHER HITS

Among the nu­mer­ous other hits in Bacharach’s cat­a­logue are Any Day Now, Wishin’ and Hop­ing, Walk On By, Don’t Go Break­ing My Heart,A House is Not a Home and I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.

From the other side of the At­lantic, the Bea­tles – Ge­orge Har­ri­son, Ringo Starr, Paul McCart­ney and John Lennon – have a cat­a­logue which in­cludes Let it Be, Yes­ter­day, I Want To Hold Your Hand and Eleanor Rigby, the last done over by Black Uhuru.

There are other 40th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions dur­ing this month. The School of Drama’s ‘I Lawa’ opens on Novem­ber 11, with a School of Vis­ual Arts-Ja­maica Cul­tural Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (JCDC) photo ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing on the 15th.

In De­cem­ber, there is a carol ser­vice by the School of Mu­sic on the 4th, and the (Art)Stock Art Fair on the col­lege’s cam­pus on the 20th.

There is a break in Jan­uary be­fore a packed Fe­bru­ary cal­en­dar, which be­gins with a Black His­tory Month film se­ries by the School of Vis­ual Art and in­cludes a ‘Gen­der and Fash­ion’ event at the Vera Moody Con­cert Hall on the 23rd, be­fore Sports Day on the 24th. Self-taught artist Jeff Perry (right) sketches his niece, Paula Perry at the 2016 Gungo Walk Fes­ti­val in Septem­ber. Ari Nat­u­ral (front) sings with her band at the 2016 Gungo Walk Al­ter­na­tive Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, held at the Edna Man­ley Col­lege of the Vis­ual and Per­form­ing Arts in Septem­ber. The Bea­tles (from left): Paul McCart­ney, Ge­orge Har­ri­son, Ringo Starr (seated) and John Lennon.

Michael Sean Har­ris

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