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Rapper T.I. and Michael Bolton to close Turks & Caicos Music Festival

rapper_TIandmichaelbolton_rihanna.jpgBig Things are definitely popping, to paraphrase T. I.'s newest smash hit, as the closing night for the 2007 Turks & Caicos Music and Cultural Festival closes out with mega superstars T.I. and Michael Bolton. T.I., voted best Hip-Hop artist of the year at the recent BET Awards, is closing out this year's Festival on a night that will have audiences truly enjoying a well rounded night of entertainment, comedy and music.

"By far, this is the best closing night of the Festival that we have ever had." said Ralph Higgs, Director of Tourism Marketing for the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board. "Getting T.I. to close the Festival will insure that everyone who attends will have great memories that last a lifetime" he added. "Plus Michael Bolton will certainly have all the lovers in the mood with his dynamic show, and the all-star list of comedians will make sure everyone is feeling happy and in a good mood, too!"

Michael Bolton is extremely happy to be performing at this year's festival. "It's my honor to share this music, and these moments, with my fans!" he said. In addition to T.I., Michael Bolton, the Sunday night entertainment will also feature a night of comedy featuring international comedy stars, Beth Payne, Michael Colyar, Shirley Underwood and Jamaica's own PaleFace.

The Honourable Wayne Garland, Executive Chairman for the Tourist Board felt that it is important for the Festival to continue to evolve and promote different types of music and entertainment. "By getting performers as diverse as T.I. and Michael Bolton on the same night's lineup, literally allows us to insure there is something for every musical taste. And, by including some of the world's elite comedians, insures that the Festival creates a happy and positive feeling, and generates tremendous added exposure for the event and for the Turks and Caicos Islands all over the world!"

Now in its 4th year, the Annual Music and Cultural Festival is seen as the largest and most popular entertainment event of the year in Turks and Caicos. The schedule of events centers around the annual Miss Turks & Caicos Beauty Pageant, The Little Miss Turks Pageant and includes four nights of great live music and concerts, a boat regatta and other great cultural activities that make it a week long series of events that is sure to please even the most discerning tastes.

The 2007 Festival encompasses international superstars, great artists from Turks & Caicos, and musical legends from across the Caribbean. And, this year's Festival also includes a night of comedy with international comedians from across the world lightening everyone's spirits.