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Tempo Returning to the USVI for Blow-Out Concert Event With Shaggy and Maxi Priest! – US Virgin Island, June 9th, 2007

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Tempo, the Caribbean’s premiere entertainment television network, is pleased to return to the USVI on June 9th at Lionel Roberts Stadium with Rock de Tempo, a massive weekend concert event to be held on St. Thomas “Rock City”, USVI. Headline artists for Rock de Tempo will include : Shaggy, Rayvon, Maxi Priest, Shurwayne Winchester & Traffik, Tessane Chin, Etana, Pyour Passion, Pressure and Cool Sessions Brass. Of course, the Tempo family will be on hand and in the mix, including Tempo’s VJ’s and hosts Empress Jeanille, your Island Girl Anushca, Hector, Jah Bami…..all alongside the USVI’s very own, Mr. Tempo himself, Frederick Morton. It all takes place at Lionel Roberts Stadium, beginning 6 pm, sharp. Tickets go on sale Monday April 23rd for a special limited-time only discounted price of $35.00 until Saturday May 12th after which ticket prices will be $40.00.

As a special promotion for Tempo’s “One Love” pro-social campaign: Badness Outta Style, Tempo is also proud to feature a performance by the Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra a pan group that targets at risk youth from ages 10-18 as part of St. Thomas’s anti-violence initiative. Tempo will also continue its campaign by partnering with USVI artists to create additional on-air PSA’s promoting its position that there is no place in the Caribbean for violence……Badness Outta Style!

To also celebrate the success and future of the Tempo’s long standing relationship with the USVI, and give thanks to its passionately committed audience, Tempo has planned an exciting weekend of special guests, parties, promotions, prizes and surprises! Innovative Cable TV will be sponsoring the “Show Us How You Rock Your Tempo” guest VJ contest. One lucky person from the USVI will be chosen to be a guest VJ featured in Tempo’s programming to be filmed during the Rock de Tempo events. To enter please submit a photo and 200 words why you would make the best VJ for Rock de Tempo. E-mail your submission to [email protected]. USVI residents only.

Tempo is also pleased to announce the following corporations have signed on to sponsor Rock de Tempo: Innovative Cable TV, American Airlines, USVI Department of Tourism , Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef, Tropical Shipping, JKC Communications, West Indies Corporation, University of The Virgin Islands, The Reichhold Center for the Arts, West Indies Corp brands; Hennessey, Budweiser, and Monster Energy Drink, Billy D’s Special Tees, First Express, VI Hotel & Tourism Association, Sandal Sole, IHOP, Subway and IB Designs.

“It’s always exciting to be home in the USVI, where the Tempo is always just right. And, to deliver this extraordinary event to Rock City, St. Thomas, as a build up to Tempo Turns 2 in St. Croix in November is divine. Rock City, you asked for it, patiently waited for it and now you’ve got it…..Rock de Tempo” said Frederick Morton Jr., Sr. Vice President, General Manager and Founder of Tempo.

Tempo continues to successfully deliver programming dedicated to music, culture, food, and social awareness; a true celebration of Caribbean life beyond entertainment, rising to inspirational, progressive and educational. Tempo is dedicated to delivering the full scope of Caribbean culture to the entire world, challenging them to declare ONE LOVE, a “united expression of unconditional love.”

Envisioned by native son Frederick Morton Jr. and launched by Viacom, Inc.’s MTV Networks, TEMPO brings the Caribbean vibe to Viacom’s roster of popular and highly targeted cable networks which includes MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, and Spike TV, by representing every island in all its glory. TEMPO brings to life all the richness and influence that the Caribbean has to offer. Connect with TEMPO at gottempo.com. TEMPO is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services — MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 90 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

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