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Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 3:56 PMMarcia Rowe

Kingston Music Week meandered its way off the beaten track on Saturday with resounding success. After a shuttle drive from a nearby car park to the venue on Keesing Avenue, off Hagley Park Road, came lively and entertaining performances from a short...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Driven by her desire to find parents whom she refuses to believe may have passed on, a defiant, strong-willed Annie is constantly running away from her home, an orphanage. But, Annie's boldness and commitment to finding her parents transcends into...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

To maintain a structure in any form for 134 years is no easy feat, so it was only fitting that the organisers of the Devon House anniversary concert used the iconic status and relevance of the site to Jamaica, as their guide in selecting the patron...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 11:05 AMMarcia Rowe

Much of the equipment and infrastructure at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA), University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, dates back to when the facility was constructed, and nobody is more aware of the need for refurbishing...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 11:48 AMMarcia Rowe

All three are already winners of various awards, for their written works, but their tally recently increased when Donna Hemans, Diana McCaulay and Janet Morrison were declared winners of the 2015 inaugural staging of the JaWS JAMCOPY Lignum Vitae...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2015 | 12:03 PMMarcia Rowe

Spectacle has always been a strong element of the Stella Maris Dance Ensemble productions, and the 2015 season of dance was nodifferent. From the dramatics to the vivacious costumes complemented by appropriate lighting, the show was a delight to see...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 11:55 AMMarcia Rowe

Despite the wet conditions due to earlier rainfall, a good-sized audience showed up for what was promised to be a musical treat of Jazz in the Gardens, 'A Feast for the Senses', on Sunday. The divas (Myrna Hague, Althea Hewitt, Kathy Brown, Azuri,...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Saturday's opening night of Dance Theatre Xaymaca's 20th anniversary season had the audience at Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Drive, St Andrew, in emotional bliss. This was mainly due to the different styles presented by the cadre of choreographers and...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 11:25 AMMarcia Rowe

"The man was a genius. He was renowned for his timing. He was not just a fantastic actor, he was a fantastic standup comedian," Tony Patel said in making his contribution at a recent show dubbed 'Menin Theatre: Tribute to MaasRan' at the Ranny...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It was a trial that should have taken place 150 years ago. But it is said that the wheels of justice are slow and the arms of the law are long. And for Governor John Eyre, who many Jamaicans blamed for the hanging of a number of citizens from the...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

What began as a pastime for Adiel Thomas and a group of his family and close friends culminated in a debut album, College Days, launch on Saturday.They decided to launch the album in an unorthodox way. "We are closely affiliated with this church, so...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Patrick Brown has ventured into the scamming business - in his latest play, that is - with creative and hilarious success. From the power keg of humorous lines, some fine directing, excellent timing of cues well executed by the production company's...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:26 AMMarcia Rowe

War Room is more than an entertainment showpiece; it is a testimony of the power of prayer and faith.Written by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the story shines the spotlight on a series of domestic issues that affected the relationship of Tony...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 1:22 PMMarcia Rowe

For many Jamaicans, in general, and the residents of St Thomas in particular, the Morant Bay Rebellion, and subsequently, the hanging of Jamaicans are forever etched in their memory. And with that memory, the names of William Gordon and Paul Bogle...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 5:17 PMMarcia Rowe

At its 25th season of dance, held at the Little Theatre over the weekend, Wolmer's Dance Troupe showed a level of maturity with some colourful costumes, beautiful choreography, and well-executed dances.And for Coleen Montague, principal of Wolmer's...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 6:39 AMMarcia Rowe

"The world is a stage, and we are the players," wrote William Shakespeare many centuries ago.This will become more than words for a drama teacher and several students of Campion College, who, by virtue of winning the JN Shakespeare Schools'...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

From a highly competitive and diverse field of contestants, 24-year-old Sharlene Radlein was awarded the title of Miss Universe Jamaica, along with other lucrative prizes. Her runners-up were 24-year-old Tasmin Golding and 27-year-old Shana Simpson...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 1:26 PMMarcia Rowe

Universal Studio was more than willing to reimburse theatres across the US for the anticipated additional security at the showing of the F. Gary Gray-directed Straight Outta Compton on the weekend. This proved to be unwarranted, as the movie raked...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 4:58 PMMarcia Rowe

Diamara Neil-Walker sang her way to the top of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Gospel Contest on Sunday with God Is.Completing the top three were Minister Treasure with Praise Him and Unique Harmony with Jubilee in second and...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

There can only be one winner in any pageant, and deservedly, Chereese Ricketts, Miss Manchester, was adjudged to be number one at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2015 Grand Coronation Show over the...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Aloft the third-floor deck of Christar Villas, on busy Hope Road, the view is astounding. Its circular, natural backdrop of various-size buildings merged into a mountain range, on its easterly side, seemed to radiate from the many lights enhancing...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 4:58 PMMarcia Rowe

"What matters is your willingness to embrace your truth and do the work that needs to be done," Charlene Hyatt, who goes by the stage name Michael Hyatt, told an audience comprising of a wide cross section of persons in the creative arts industry on...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2015 | 1:55 PMMarcia Rowe

The recent staging of the United Nations Pageant (UNP), Grand Coronation Show, was like no other of its ilk. Its complexity and novelty was demonstrated in the coronation of six delegates from three countries, each representing the same number of...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It is official. The Credit Unions of Jamaica Gosplash 2015, the third staging of the concert, will take place on Saturday, August 1, at Sugarman Beach, Hellshire, St Catherine.The confirmation was made on Monday at a media launch, held at Sullivan...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Jollity permeated the lawns of The Knustford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Sunday evening during the welcome and meet and greet party for delegates to the 2015 staging of the five-year-old United Nations (UN) Pageant. The Jamaican and...

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