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Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

When host Mel Cooke announced the start of the inaugural staging of Kingston Book Festival event Late Nite Lit, subtitled 'A Night of Searing Words', at the scheduled 8:54 p.m. last Thursday, he promised the audience a feast of variety. He said...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

On Sunday, the United States of America (USA) in general and Alabama in particular celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery. In Jamaica, 48 students, the choir conductor and supporting personnel from Oakwood...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Jazz in the Garden returned from its yearlong break on a high note. The show, subtitled Jazz Divas Chapter One, was successful on two fronts, in audience turnout and in the amazing performances by a pool of seven talented female vocalists, backed by...

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

On Friday evening, a large audience turned out to experience great music from Grammy-winning United States (US) group Sweet Honey in the Rock and Jamaican performers at Emancipation Park, New Kingston.Some persons also remembered the call for...

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

'Red Bull gives you wings' is the energy drink's familiar slogan. For the past 25 years, those wings have not been only metaphorical. Through its Red Bull Music Academy, the company has literally lifted music practitioners to foreign lands for an "...

Published:Monday | February 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

In his latest script, Saving Alligator High, Patrick Brown focuses on the tragic circumstances which result in a school nearly being closed. Through clearly defined characters played well by the familiar faces of Jambiz Theatre Company, the story is...

Published:Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe


Pulling in the largest turnout to date for the 2015 celebration of Reggae Month, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA's)-organised Reggae Praise was a success. This was due to Christians and non-Christians alike braving intermittent...

Published:Monday | February 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Jamaica is the land of reggae, but there is still room for other genres of music to flourish. The Organisers of Simply Myrna: Myrna Hague in Concert has found that room. In it they have managed to successfully showcase the jazz and blues genre. Th...

Published:Tuesday | February 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Published:Tuesday | February 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

They Call Me Barrington is the second of Lennie Little-White's trilogy on Jamaican icons in the arts.

Published:Tuesday | January 27, 2015 | 2:11 PMMarcia Rowe

Saturday's highly publicised inaugural Festival of Religious Freedom closed with a high-energy concert.

Published:Thursday | January 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It is not easy to be exhaustingly funny yet hold a straight face throughout a performance, but Oliver Samuels has mastered the art of doi

Published:Wednesday | January 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Launching a musical career in Jamaica is not as glamorous as it might appear.

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Gospel singer Barbara Elaine Lewis, who died in December from complications associated with leukaemia, was laid to rest on Saturday.

Published:Tuesday | December 23, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Living up to its brand name, Flow (Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited), took its annual Christmas party to the grounds of the Univer

Published:Thursday | December 18, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Justice was put on stilts on Sunday.

Published:Tuesday | December 16, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Last Saturday, partygoers turned out at the St Andrew High School for Girls Parent-Teacher Association's annual Christmas Fiesta.

Published:Wednesday | December 10, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Held at Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre, on Sunday, The National Theatre Live (NTL) Broadway debut staging of John Steinbeck's classic,

Published:Thursday | December 4, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

If you ever wondered what it was like to hang several letters of 'O' on a string, think no more.

Published:Wednesday | December 3, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

"One storyteller is a book, but a host of storytellers is a movement," Amina Blackwood Meeks, organiser of National Storytelling Festival

Published:Tuesday | December 2, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Published:Thursday | November 27, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It was a performance of perpetual movements.

Published:Monday | November 24, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Arabesk Dance Collective's 'Bricolage' was staged at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, University of the West Indies (UWI

Published:Wednesday | November 12, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It is not often that five new works by choreographers on the same dance programme are of high standard.

Published:Tuesday | November 4, 2014 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Saturday's opening of Dance Theatre Xaymaca's (DTX) 2014 season was more than a dance show.

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