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Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:13 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The Barbara McDaniel-led Wolmer's Dance Troupe (WDT) and Dance Theatre Xaymaca (DTX) laid out a feast on Saturday captivating set, lively costumes and vibrant dances, all served on the stage of The Little Theatre in Kingston. The experience was...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Sunday's staging of The National Gallery of Jamaica's monthly event, Last Sunday, was a resounding success. Guest performer Nikeisha Barnes was not only a magnet to the large audience, but also treated them to an outstanding performance. Her...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

After an hour-long exhilarating performance at the Kingston-based National Gallery of Jamaica Last Sunday series, Nikeisha Barnes spoke of her plans to The Gleaner, attributing her amazing performance to a number of factors, which includes resting...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The historic stage of the Little Theatre in Kingston came alive on Saturday with fine acting, singing, and dancing, colourful costumes, and dynamic lighting.Over the years, Father Ho Lung and Friends have fused popular Bible stories with the...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The top 10 finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Gospel Song Competition made a last-ditch attempt for the top prize on Sunday at the National Arena in Kingston.They commenced their quest with an attention-grabbing...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:09 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Fun in the Son continued to be a magnet for believers and non-believers on Saturday at National Heroes Park, Kingston. The usual slow early support blossomed into a packed evening, fuelled by powerhouse performances from some of Jamaica's...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:09 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Without a doubt, Ernest Ranglin is one of Jamaica's greatest musicians. Born into a musical family in the parish of Manchester, he was exposed to every genre of music. However, he has not performed in Jamaica for many years. That ended on Sunday...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

On Sunday, time stood still when Monty Alexander and Ernie Ranglin delivered a concert that left an indelible mark on their audience. Held as a fundraiser for The McCam Child Care and Development Centre...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a relatively large audience which gathered at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Sunday for another Jazz 'N' Cabaret in the Gardens. A feast for the senses, with the theme Flavours of June, it featured seven Jamaican vocalists entrusted with the...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

One of the highlights of Jamaica's Independence celebration is the Festival Song Competition, organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). With the top 10 now selected, the competition is in high gear.But 2018 is unlike previous...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Sunday was a memorable day for Jamaican students who learnt about the film industry from American professionals.From laughter to improvisation, and valuable advice, there was something for all, at the annual RuJohn Foundation Celebrity (creative...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The Company Dance Theatre, The Tony Wilson School of Modern Dance and Adult Evening Classes form The Dance Centre, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Each branch will be celebrating this milestone in their respective seasons of dance...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:13 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

When the curtains came down on the 2018 staging of the Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity concert, the audience made their exit to the lively rhythm of the show's theme song, The Will.The Will was written by Ewan Simpson, musical director of...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The well-supported Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity showed signs of maturity this year. At Sunday's staging, the acts were consistently of excellent standard. There was, too, a nice blend of the performing arts (dance, drama and music)....

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The penultimate show of the week-long Ocho Rios Jazz Festival was another illustration that Kingston is in fact worthy of being one of UNESCO's designated Creative Cities of Music.Held in corroboration with The Jamaica Music Museum, the historic...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican-born fashion designer Hope Wade has always had big dreams. But none of them included having her design making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.Wade has been designing for over 20 years, and was one of the top three...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) may spawn a number of other initiatives for 2019, but its main focus is on Resort Fashion Week, geared towards giving local and international designers an opportunity to tap into the Caribbean's lucrative tourism...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

On the surface, having the media launch of CFW Resort Fashion Week 2019 last Friday seemed premature. However, "a year is not early", Kingsley Cooper, chairman of Pulse, which stages Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW), pointed out to The Gleaner. "It is a...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Pulse has an innovative idea for Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW) 2019 and shared it with the media and fashion connoisseurs at a semiformal glitzy affair at Pulse Rooms at Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, on Friday. The three hours of pleasantries...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Last Friday was a day of celebration for one of Jamaica's finest vocalists Kabaka Pyramid. Fans journeyed to the iconic Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road, St Andrew, to join Kabaka and his team for the media launch of his first album, Kontraband.The...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The unorthodox space at The Wine Shop in Southdale Plaza, St Andrew, was the location for the unveiling of plans for the 29th staging of the annual International Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival.The six-day jazz feast, that will span the parish of St...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Five years after its conception, organisers of the St Luke's Anglican Church Reggae, Jazz and Blues have found the formula for success. "We have a mix this year, and perhaps that is the difference," explained Archdeacon Patrick Cunningham, adding, "...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:06 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

With three international headliners along with some top local gospel acts performing, Unity in the City was designed to be successful.From the erected stage in the centre of the National Stadium field to the seats in the grandstand, and selected...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Things were organised differently for Kingston Book Festival 2018. Themes at each event differed. For the penultimate event of the eight day festival the theme was 'Conversation'.Latoya West-Blackwood, a representative of the festival, in explaining...

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Seated in a garden on a chilly night is not the ideal setting for many Jamaicans. Yet, Sunday's opening of the 2018 series of Jazz n Cabaret, in the Gardens: A feast for the senses, proved that it can happen.Performers and audience alike worked in...

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