Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife, Juliet, attended the May 27 children’s charity concert, An Evening with Michael Bolton, at the Couples Sans Souci resort in Ocho Rios. The concert, which had local performers gracing the stage as well, served as a fundraiser for the construction of a children’s hospital in St. Ann.
The prime minister and his wife were spotted in photos standing next to the Grammy winner, who dominated the airwaves in the 1900s. The 70-year-old, known for many soulful hit songs, flashed the camera a smile in one of the photos and also shook the prime minister’s hand in another picture. There were also photos of Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange standing among them.
Holness shared the photos on Instagram and left a note in the caption of the post that reads, “Last night, Juliet (@julietholness) and I attended An Evening with Michael Bolton, one of the most celebrated American singers and a long time favorite of many Jamaicans. The goal of the concert is to raise funds for the construction of a children’s hospital in St Ann. A number of my favorite local artistes also performed at the concert making for a truly unique experience for a very special cause.”
Between the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, Bolton, born Michael Bolotin, performed songs in the hard rock and heavy metal genres on both his early solo albums and those he made while the lead singer of the band Blackjack. The singer, who hails from Connecticut, has won two Grammy Awards, with his first being for his song How Am I Supposed To Love You, and received four nominations.