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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...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Jay Douglas may have entered the stage at Saturday night's Simply Myrna as relatively unknown to Jamaican audiences, but after his very entertaining set, his name will be on the lips of those who experienced the performance.After a dramatic entrance...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

As patrons filed out of the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston, at the conclusion of Simply Myrna, Myrna Hague in Concert on Saturday night, there were echoes of "It is one of the best" and "It was a great show." For first-time audience members...

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

Dennis Brown is gone but not forgotten. On Sunday, in a stirring concert that reverberated with songs of peace and love, he was remembered by relatives, friends and colleagues. They recalled his philosophy, delivered their favourite songs from his...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Eight years ago, Rex Nettleford, artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) and pro-vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, passed away. And although his time on earth is up, he continues to impact...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

Grace Jones, Bloodlight and Bami, tells a compelling story: Maas P, a devout Pentecostal Christian, did not believe in sparing the rod and spoiling the child. He disciplined his step-grandchildren with Bible and rod, simultaneously. Grace Jones, her...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

After receiving an award from Voice of the Women (VOW) for her contribution on the world's stage, Carolyn Cooper engaged the Jamaican actress, model, and singer Grace Jones in a brief but tell-all conversation about her career. The responses were...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

It was baptism in the world of theatre for five Ardenne High School grade 13 students, who had to plan and implement a project for Unit 1 of Performing Arts, a course at the CAPE level in the Caribbean Council Examination (CXC). The experience...

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