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Stories by Michael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Though National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey was continually derided for his love of spectacle-filled events, they flowed from a carefully considered strategy. That's what a large and enthusiastic audience heard at the final session in the 2018...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Opal Palmer Adisa not only writes in many genres (novel, essay, lecture, article, poetry and short story), but, being a storyteller and performance poet, she also often performs what she writes. She wasn't in performance mode, though, on the evening...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The powerful and enduring influence that National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey has had on Jamaican music - our composers, instrumentalists, and singers - was examined in an hour-long presentation by Jamaica Music Museum director-curator Herbie Miller...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Douglas Bennett, who, for decades before his death in October, provided leadership for both the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) and its offspring, the Jamaica Junior Theatre (JJT), would have been delighted with the current work of the two...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

After the 52-year-old Jamaica Festival Song competition failed to get off the ground last year, the organisers at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) are determined to have it soar higher than ever in 2018.An impressive $10-million...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Theatregoers might be intrigued at the very different approaches taken to serious family problems by two equally successful plays currently on our stages. Spoiler alert: both Basil Dawkins' Pressure Drop (Little Little Theatre) and Fabian Barracks'...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

Very popular in the 1970s and 1980s, roots plays (Jamaican sex farces) lost popularity for a while, but now they seem to be making a comeback.Over the weekend, I saw one of the four or five currently on our stages, the RBT Productions presentation...

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