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Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Matters of rejection and acceptance were central to the iconic Bible story Moses. In their 2016 production of the epic Bible story, Father Ho Lung and Friends has made this the compass for their drama ministry. This was achieved through a well-...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Known for attractively decorated stages, effective sets and props, vibrant costumes, and creatively choreographed dances, the Wolmer's Dance Troupe met expectations on Saturday.The gala night affair was the second of three shows in the dance company...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2016 | 5:34 PMMarcia Rowe

The 2016 season of the Jamaican Folk Singers concert was a pot pourri of Jamaican folk forms in song and dance. They were enhanced by colourful costumes and the effective use of set and props. All combined to tell an emotive narrative of love,...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2016 | 4:21 PMMarcia Rowe

For those who experienced the spectacle and energy of Father Ho Lung and Friends' 2006 staging of the musical, Moses, the experience was unforgettable. So it was welcome news to learn that the epic drama would once again be used to minister for the...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Last Sundays is the intriguing title of the monthly hybrid event held at and organised by the National Gallery, Kingston. The short, compact, informative and entertaining programme began as an experiment four years ago. On Sunday, the August 2016...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2016 | 12:42 AMMarcia Rowe

Jamaica's rating has improved due to its gallant effort in fighting human trafficking, and the Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is calling for even more action.July 30th was declared World Day...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

With four of six sectional prizes already in Marsha Jarrett's tally for the night, announcing her winner of the 2016 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Gospel Song Competition on Sunday was a formality. The prizes she won before being...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

On his arrival on the main stage, Jean-Michel Despax, the ambassador of France to Jamaica, announced that he was also the master of ceremonies for the evening. "And I like this role" he said, to the amusement of his guests.He continued, "We start,...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:14 PMMarcia Rowe

NDTC 54thDelightful show of 'Renewal and Continuity'From the mesmerising to the contagious movements, the National Dance Theatre Company's (NDTC) slew of dancers, adorned in, at times, risque-looking costumes, brought the works of five...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 4:02 PMMarcia Rowe

When short, hand-held sticks gently hit specific spots in a timely manner, the beautiful sound that emanated from the mainly half pans, with a few full-sized ones, was mesmerising. Despite the absence of vocals - except for a shout here and there...

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 2:40 PMMarcia Rowe

Artistic director L'Antoinette Stines, of L'Acadco: Caribbean Dance Force, had a 'dream' for their 2016 season of dance.The dream was to combine her company, with other dancers, drummers, choreographers and storytellers, to produce a dream season....

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 8:40 PMMarcia Rowe

It has been more than nine years since France made a port-of-call to Jamaica. However, that has not stopped the diplomacy between the two countries, and the French Embassy of Kingston recently hosted a reception to make this known."The reception is...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Christina and Andrew Bachelor started the RuJohn Foundation in 2003 to honour the memories of their Jamaican grandparents, Ruth and John...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Imagine a world where there are no prisons and wherever there is, all prisoners are given the opportunity to climb to the top of the educational ladder and read for a degree. And more important, when their time is up, they are given a chance to take...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

A new venue combined with several new faces, and the organisers of Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity, were able to breathe a feeling of freshness into their annual fund raising concert. The theme for the 16th staging of the show was '...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

A wicked aunt is the antagonist in Fabian Barracks' latest penned dramatic production, Barrel Pickney.The protagonist is her nephew, Prince (Tevin Gibbons). In spite the cruelty neted out by his aunt, Babsie (Latoya Moulton) and her partner ,Bulbie...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

  ALL ABOARD! While that familiar command was not what greeted the jazz fanatics who converged on the Kingston Harbour, the cheerful sound of laughter, while mingling to some jazz music, was more than compensation. Hours later, when the boat...

Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It was an ideal start to what promised to be an entertaining week of jazz festival. Invited guests gathered to meet and greet by the Courtyard Marriott Hotel Poolside for the Meet the Stars Cocktail Party over the weekend. The party was the...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

After musician Harold Davis and tenors Rory Baugh and John McFarlane did My Way to close part one of Stars in Concert 6 on Sunday, there was high anticipation at Christ Church, Vineyard Town. Part two was just as strong as the three returned, along...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

According to the good book, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend." While the members of the Campion College Alumni Association did not lay down their lives for a friend, what they have done, and promised...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It can be challenging writing and mounting a production that is based mainly on a historical subject. Foremost is the challenge of how best to merge historical realities with theatre...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

For the most part, their names do not come readily to the lips when one thinks of Jamaican musicians, but after the recent staging of Jazz in the Gardens 'A Feast for the Senses', for those who were on hand to experience theirperformances, they will...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Italian Renaissance dramatic critic, Julius Caesar Scaliger, believed that "the purpose of drama is to teach, move and delight".And rooted in his neoclassical ideals, he also thought that to achieve this, all dramatic characters must behave in ways...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

On four previous occasions, the director of the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, Dr Myrna Hague-Bradshaw, tried to include a cruise in the annual event. Now her perseverance has yielded results for the musical extravaganza's 26th...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 5:31 AMMarcia Rowe

On Sunday, the Jamaica Youth Chorale's fine show at the Mona Chapel, University of the West Indies (UWI), boasted songs from different continents. The young vocalists had their audience laughing at times, sometimes spellbound, at times rocking and...

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