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Stories by Marcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:19 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Gospel concerts are on the increase in Jamaica, especially in the Corporate Area. The producers seem to work from similar scripts; that is, bring in an international act and have a few local gospel artistes who engage mainly the younger members of...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:05 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Almost a month after the official calendar celebration of National Day in Spain (October 12), guests of various nationalities donned lounge suits to join Ambassador of Spain, H.E. Josep Bosch, and wife Teresa Gonzalez de Bosch at a commemorative...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For the past four years, the University Chorale has developed a “blossoming relationship” with the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA). JASA is a support group for parents whose children are diagnosed with autism. The relationship that...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:09 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For the past five years, the Stella Maris Dance Ensemble has incorporated works from Nance Dance Collective in their annual season of dance. “The collaboration is simply fantastic. We do their dances and they do our dances. I said to them, you just...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 12:06 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Theatre must be provocative, relevant and engaging. This mantra was successfully achieved in David Tulloch’s play Young and Wreckless, shown at the Phoenix Theatre, New Kingston, last Friday. In the story, set in two ­nondescript living rooms, an...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:27 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Freedom Ministry, through their Dramafest season of plays, returned to the Phoenix Theatre on Haining Road, New Kingston, with three productions. The second of the weekend fest was Paula Thompson’s Hidden Intentions. Hidden Intentions falls into...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:07 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Singer and composer Carmen Paris’ ‘En Sintesis’ tour, celebrating her 35-year career, made a stop at the Little Theatre in Kingston on Wednesday. Organised by the Embassy of Spain in association with The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, it was more...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Family Fest 2019 splashed into the Kingston waterfront on Monday with a festive atmosphere. Sponsors’ colourful feather banners flanked booths catering to the various needs of patrons of all ages, as kids were entertained with rides in...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For gospel singer and motivational speaker Jekalyn Carr, the inaugural staging of the ‘I Love Gospel Jamaica’ concert was yet another opportunity to inspire. “I believe that my lane is to inspire people. I write music that tells them who they are...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:32 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday evening, the Ministry of Judith Gayle took her promotional vehicle to the spacious Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston. The turnout, however, was low, but that did not affect the advertised praise fest. Through songs and testimonies, the...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

“I have been through the fire,” vocalist Maranto declared as he took to the stage to close a concert held in his honour at the Jamaica College Auditorium in Kingston on Sunday. It was a powerful yet sombre statement considering the fact that...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:08 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

After several years of singing for Father Ho Lung and Friends and Mustard Seed, Dimario McDowell continues to ply his talent for charity. On Sunday, he and some friends delivered a money-worth-spending experience at the Stella Maris St Vincent de...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Father Ho Lung and Friends successfully gave life to the complicated story of the prophet Isaiah in a kaleidoscope of special effects, brilliantly designed costumes, set, props, and lighting, complemented by incredible singing, believable acting,...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:22 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It is said that lightning does not strike the same place twice. And, no doubt, Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World (MJW) 2019, hopes that this notion may change in her favour. Singh placed first at Saturday’s coronation show, and so, she will be...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:12 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For 50 years, Father Richard Ho Lung and his music ministry, Father Ho Lung and Friends, have been synonymous with helping the less fortunate in various parts of the world through missionaries of the Poor. Quite appropriately, on Saturday, a dinner...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:26 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

In life, Noel George Dexter planted his musical prints on the lives of several Jamaicans. So, fittingly, at his farewell service, at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Chapel, Mona, on Monday, many turned out to pay homage to the late Jamaican...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:13 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

From a field of 18 contestants, Iana Tickle Garcia gave consistently flawless responses and copped the title Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) 2019, on Saturday. Her runners-up were the popular Toni-Ann Lalor and Sian Graham Connolly, who were placed...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:26 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

In spite of lucrative career ventures, Jerry (Courtney Wilson) has fallen on hard times. But, it is his visit to Ellie’s (Dahlia Harris) home for dinner that unravels an intriguing past, shrouded in rumour and great mystery. So it was on Sunday, in...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

There was a tremendous show of audience support for Christendom’s youngest concert series, Unity in the City, last Saturday at the National Stadium. Neither the several long pauses between band changes nor the lengthy concert proved a deterrent to...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For several decades, the National Pantomime, staged by the Little Theatre Movement (LTM), held pride of place on Jamaica’s annual entertainment calendar. But in spite of its national acclaim, Jamaica’s noble theatre institution seems to have lost...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a historic moment on Thursday, Emancipation Day, when Khamara Wright, a sous chef from St Catherine, ended her parish’s 29-year drought in the National Festival Queen Competition. Miss Kingston and St. Andrew, Annakay Hudson, placed second,...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Laughter is medicine, and for the many who flocked the Courtleigh Auditorium on Sunday, the prescription administered by four featured stand-up comedians – Dufton ‘Duffy’ Shepherd, Leighton Smith, Chris ‘Johnny’ Daley, and Lemon – was good. The New...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:15 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

A defining moment for any successful performing arts company comes when the younger generation is put to the test to prove that they are able to continue the success of their predecessors. The current members of the National Dance Theatre Company (...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:21 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Colourful backdrop, coupled with spectacular set and costumes, reinforced the creatively bold choreographies at Saturday’s staging of Milan 2019. It was the Anjali dancers’ 11th season, and it could be best described as a showpiece of India, and...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:22 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a dance show of the highest calibre, especially for a local high-school production. From the spectacle of costumes, set and props, to some amazing dance formations, beautiful body extensions and gripping display of emotions, the talented...

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