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'Tempo Turns 7' Kicks-off Week-long Series of Events in St. Maarten to Celebrate Anniversary

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (Nov. 26, 2012) - "TEMPO Turns 7", the week-long series of events in St. Maarten ( celebrating TEMPO Networks' seventh anniversary, commenced Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at the Rise and Shine Opening Ceremony in Festival Village with enthusiastic crowds enjoying performances by Marcia Griffiths, Duane Stephenson and others.

Following visits with children at the Genevieve De Weever and William Alexander Bell schools on Monday, Nov. 26, TEMPO will continue the festivities around the friendly island through Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, with the following activities and concerts:

  • "Badness Outta Style" - Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
    TEMPO will visit Academy PSVE and Vocation School to spread the message of non-violence and the importance of staying in school.
  • "Spotlight on Senior Citizens" - Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
    Held at the Harbour, TEMPO will recognize the importance of seniors and will pay tribute to their amazing work that has contributed to the Caribbean. Calypso singer, The Might Sparrow, will perform. This event is open to the public. Cover charge applies.
  • "Mr. Tempo's Glow In White Party" - Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
    The opening party for the weekend festivities, the All-White TEMPO Party at Bliss Night Club, hosted by Doug E. Fresh, will feature local and regional celebrities. Attendees can meet and greet the performers and win prizes.
  • "I Am Tempo- Girl Power" - Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
    Top female entertainers, including Alison Hinds and Denise Belfon, will headline the cast and at this event honoring Caribbean women at Festival Village.
  • "I Am Tempo- Caribbean Rising" - Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
    The "TEMPO Turns 7" week of events culminates with Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer, T-Pain, performing at the finale concert in Festival Village.

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Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island's 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to many historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island's scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with a bustling city atmosphere, while 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless entertainment.

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