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UVI’s Reichhold Center Announces 36th Season Line-Up

The Reichhold Center for the Arts unveiled its 2014-2015 season with the biggest names in the music industry.

The Reichhold Center for the Arts unveiled its 2014-2015 season on Aug. 28, with the biggest names in the music industry. This season Reichhold brings seven of the best performers to the stage – from dance to vocal musicianship and theatrical illusion.

The season kicks off on Oct. 18, with a massive reggae party, featuring two of the biggest names in the genre: Tessanne Chin and Virgin Islands native Pressure.  Chin is the 2013 winner of the national singing competition “The Voice.”  Pressure has represented the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean and the U.S. with his unique brand of reggae.

On Nov. 1, the Reichhold Center presents an unforgettable performance under the stars with music legend Natalie Cole.  Cole will perform her hits “This Will Be,” “Inseparable,” “Our Love,” and more.

The second half of the season, begins Jan. 17, when 10-time Grammy Award-winner Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds unveils songs he’s made popular as a writer, producer and singer.  Edmond’s hits include “Whip Appeal,” “For the Cool in You,” and “Change the World.”

On March 7 & 8 prepare to be mesmerized when fantasy and apparition take center stage.  “Spencers: Theatre of Illusion” is the premier illusion performance ranked among the best, including Criss Angel and David Copperfield.  During his visit in the Virgin Islands, Spencer will also visit various schools and health service centers. Spencer’s brand of illusion has been shown to assist in uplifting children with disabilities and the elderly.

Next up is a showcase of pre-Hispanic, Mexican and Latin culture by Dzul Dance Company.  This show-stopping company fuses contemporary dance with aerial arts, contortion and acrobatics to showcase indigenous Mexican culture.  The program “Mexico Maya,” is described as “acrobatic wizardry,” “remarkable elasticity,” and “eloquent.”

The season finale features two of the most well-known vocalists in R&B. Jeffrey Osborne and Freddie Jackson will each perform their many hits. 

A number of the artist on the 2014-2015 roster will deliver arts in education workshops for students, in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Sept. 22. The deadline for Season Subscribers to confirm their seats is set for Sept. 19.

The 2014-2015 season is sponsored by International Capital and Management Company, VI Lottery, Innovative, VI Daily News, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort, and the VI Council on the Arts.

For more information on the Reichhold Center 2014-2015 season visit www.reichholdcenter.com or contact Ian Turnbull at ian.turnbull@uvi.edu or (340) 693-1554.