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CELEBRITIES SING FOR MONEY — FOR A CAUSE

Dec. 16, 2001 – Doctors, lawyers, teachers, media personalities, senators, retailers, bankers and more all turned on their entertainer talents Friday night to help raise funds for the All Saints Cathedral School's Capital Development Committee.
At the committee's 2nd annual Karaoke Night, attendees bid to have celebrities Sen. Roosevelt David, Sen. Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg, Robert Luke, Vinnie Mohanani and Kishma "K-V" Vincent sing favorite tunes. All told, $3,100 was raised at the Bluebeard's Castle event; it will go toward the construction of a new All Saints school complex planned for Estate Charlotte Amalie.
Radio personalities Vincent and Luke challenged the audience to decide via bidding which would perform first. After Vincent attracted $200 to Luke's $193, she delighted the audience with a rendition of "Killing Me Softly." Luke then took the stage accompanied by the background bass of master of ceremonies Sam Topp to perform an a capella version of "Fever," another crowd pleaser.
Topp assembled the "St. Thomas Temptations" — David, Donastorg, attorney Robert King and Dr. Ronald Nimmo — to join him onstage. King then pledged $100 if local surgeon Sidney Comissiong would join the group. Comissiong accepted the challenge. Luke and businessman Mohanani each paid $50 to join the group. Having raised $306, the St. Thomas Temptations then dazzled the audience with performances of "Get Ready" and "Papa was a Rolling Stone."
The night's No. 1 fund-raising talent was Nimmo's; his rendition of a Luther Vandross favorite, "Superstar," generated $1,290. Nimmo also was named best male performer of the evening; TV personality Sandra Goomansingh was named best female performer. Mohanani was named the "King of Rock and Roll" for his Elvis Presley number, and Comissiong was named "Best New Kid on the Block."
Catherine Mills, Capital Development Committee chair, extended thanks to Topp, Bluebeard's Castle, Petite Pump Room, Prime Foods, Gladys' Cafe, Fergies, all Karaoke singers, event co-chairs Mytsooko King and Lorna Chesterfield, and All Saints National Honor Society members Bobby King and Jeremy Grant.

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Dec. 16, 2001 - Doctors, lawyers, teachers, media personalities, senators, retailers, bankers and more all turned on their entertainer talents Friday night to help raise funds for the All Saints Cathedral School's Capital Development Committee.
At the committee's 2nd annual Karaoke Night, attendees bid to have celebrities Sen. Roosevelt David, Sen. Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg, Robert Luke, Vinnie Mohanani and Kishma "K-V" Vincent sing favorite tunes. All told, $3,100 was raised at the Bluebeard's Castle event; it will go toward the construction of a new All Saints school complex planned for Estate Charlotte Amalie.
Radio personalities Vincent and Luke challenged the audience to decide via bidding which would perform first. After Vincent attracted $200 to Luke's $193, she delighted the audience with a rendition of "Killing Me Softly." Luke then took the stage accompanied by the background bass of master of ceremonies Sam Topp to perform an a capella version of "Fever," another crowd pleaser.
Topp assembled the "St. Thomas Temptations" -- David, Donastorg, attorney Robert King and Dr. Ronald Nimmo -- to join him onstage. King then pledged $100 if local surgeon Sidney Comissiong would join the group. Comissiong accepted the challenge. Luke and businessman Mohanani each paid $50 to join the group. Having raised $306, the St. Thomas Temptations then dazzled the audience with performances of "Get Ready" and "Papa was a Rolling Stone."
The night's No. 1 fund-raising talent was Nimmo's; his rendition of a Luther Vandross favorite, "Superstar," generated $1,290. Nimmo also was named best male performer of the evening; TV personality Sandra Goomansingh was named best female performer. Mohanani was named the "King of Rock and Roll" for his Elvis Presley number, and Comissiong was named "Best New Kid on the Block."
Catherine Mills, Capital Development Committee chair, extended thanks to Topp, Bluebeard's Castle, Petite Pump Room, Prime Foods, Gladys' Cafe, Fergies, all Karaoke singers, event co-chairs Mytsooko King and Lorna Chesterfield, and All Saints National Honor Society members Bobby King and Jeremy Grant.