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Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a series of interesting twists, and in the end, the player gets played. That's how the story unfolded in Aisha Davis and David Tulloch's What Goes Around, now showing at the Blue Room at the Phoenix Theatre Complex on Haining Road in New...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

For the second consecutive year, the gospel extravaganza Genesis was held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Hope Road. As is customary, the show, held on New Year's Day, drew a congregation that was a nice blend of age groups.But it was...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-five years is a long time in the life of any organisation and is often a journey marked with success and challenges. It is also a time when the organisation explores the prospects of passing on leaderships roles to the next generation.This is...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday, high above New Kingston, on the 17th floor of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, The Ashe Company celebrated its silver jubilee. The formal affair was a kaleidoscope of vignettes, performances, greetings and honouring of alumni, partners and...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The phrase "rich tradition of excellence", bestowed upon the Kingston College (KC) Chapel Choir, was on Sunday justified.A packed University of the West Indies (UWI) Chapel, Mona, was treated to high-quality vocals, dazzling harmony, and empowering...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Wolfgang Mozart composed one of his most popular musical pieces, Ordinary of the Mass, in 1779. But as early as the 19th century, it was widely referred to as Coronation Mass, "after becoming the preferred music for royal and imperial coronations"....

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a very large audience that attended the annual Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) annual carol service, on Tuesday. Through familiar and unfamiliar carols, lively musical selections, and well-read passages from the Bible, they were reminded of the...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Live United Concert 4, which was held last Saturday, featured an impressive line-up of Jamaican vocalists who delivered A-class performances. The audience had a treat.Wayne Marshall was the closing act, and one of the most enjoyed. Among the...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

A crucial component of Run Free: The Documentary is parkour, or 'running free'. The documentary is the end result of the Run Free programme, organised by Manifesto Jamaica in conjunction with British Council Jamaica and the National Theatre of...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:15 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

When Manifesto Jamaica landed in Parade Gardens, neither the group or the 11 young men who became apart of the programme knew how much their lives would change.A home grown non-profit organisation that uses arts and culture to propel young people to...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was a relaxing evening listening to great music. From classical to ska was delivered by the Jamaica Military Band to a very appreciative audience, against the lush backdrop of Hope Botanical Gardens on Sunday."The band is fantastic," Donald...

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

Provocative costumes, graceful lines and powerful extensions encapsulated The Company Dance Theatre (CDT) 30th Season of Dance.Aptly themed 'Umcimbi Celebration', one of the founding members, Tony Henry, noted in the programme - "30 years is no...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Although only two months into his post, French Ambassador to Jamaica Denys Wibaux was intrigued by the Jamaican interest in the French language and cuisine. The ambassador was speaking at the launch of Francophone Film Festival and screening of the...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

In a fascinating mix of documentary and fiction, director and screenplay writer Olivier Babinet takes us on a journey of poverty, love, friendships, religion, drugs and politics from the perspectives of 11 children, including teenagers of varied...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:12 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Stella Maris Dance Ensemble's 25th season of dance, held at the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, on Saturday, was a kaleidoscope of a practical set, effective coloured costumes, precision dancing, masterful choreography, powerful messages, and...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Fans of Jazz n' Cabaret in the Gardens - a Feast for the Senses were onceagain treated to a premium performance on Sunday from established and up-and-coming vocalists and a pool of Jamaica's accomplished pianists.The theme for the evening's concert...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

The plot, acting, directing and spectacle of other productions may be stronger than Step Up Ghetto Youth, but only few are able to match its purpose - to raise funds for the outreach programme of Freedom Ministry. To emphasise its purpose, the play...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Not many operas demand as much from actors as Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. Portraying the complexity of a brutally realistic love triangle that corresponds equally with obligations to public duty can be a daunting task. But that was not the case for...

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...

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