Through its Reichhold Center for the Arts, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a special musical event to celebrate the life and legacy of renowned Virgin Islander Dr. Athniel “Addie” Ottley. The Virgin Islands community is invited to enjoy the “Blue Horizon Concert” on Sunday, April 24, 2022, on the Reichhold Center grounds on UVI’s Orville E. Kean Campus in St. Thomas, beginning at 4 p.m.  

This free musical event will feature musical performances by Dion Parson and Friends, the UVI Jazz Ensemble, Lorna Freeman, Stanley and the 10 Sleepless Knights, and Cool Sessions Band. Bring your blankets, chairs and join us on Reichhold Center’s grounds. Vendors will be on site. There will be a cash bar.  

“To so many in the Virgin Islands, but especially to this University, Addie was a precious icon, voice, friend, and advocate,” said UVI President Dr. David Hall. “It is our responsibility to ensure that the insights, wisdom, and legacies of Addie are not lost for future generations. We can keep his memory, legacy, and insights alive.” 

In addition to the concert, initiatives planned by the University to honor Dr. Ottley’s legacy, include the establishment of the Athniel “Addie” Ottley Community Service Scholarship Fund, which will support UVI students pursuing careers in the communication and the arts. The scholarship will also support plans for UVI Communications faculty together with WUVI 97.3 FM, the University’s student radio station, to develop a radio program that embodies the methodologies, styles and values of Dr. Ottley’s morning show as a benefit to the entire Virgin Islands community. 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link