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Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Edna Manley College School of Music lecturer June Lawson is laying claim to one of the most revered periods on the Christian calendar, Good Friday afternoons, as her show time. So last Friday, at the University Chapel, Mona, she introduced the...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

"I couldn't find my glasses," Jean Small said.She was explaining to The Sunday Gleaner, an extra-long, between-scenes wait that the audience had during her one-woman show, The Awful Truth, at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA)...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 1:04 AMMichael Reckord

Though written some 2,500 years ago, Oedipus the King, by the Greek playwright, Sophocles, is arguably the greatest tragedy ever written. It is certainly one of the world's best plays. A good production leaves its audience both emotionally drained...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Michael Holgate and David Tulloch are among the versatile practitioners of Jamaica's performing arts. Among many other things, they write, produce, direct and act in plays.They authored and directed productions now running in theatres on adjoining...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

One of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka's most popular plays, the comedy The Lion and The Jewel, is having a run - until today - at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA), Mona. The presentation by the University Dramatic Arts Society (...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

What a packed week it was up to Sunday! Apart from the regular entertainment events - movies, plays, night-clubbing - last week saw the convergence of a couple of annual events with an established bi-annual one, plus a visit by an internationally...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

In the pre-Independence era before Jamaican and Caribbean authors started pushing foreign ones off school curricula, adventure stories from the UK were about as popular as the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew novels of America. The books of Scottish author...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Clearly, the Southern Chorale loves Jamaica. For the second time in four years, the 60-plus-strong choir, from the University of Southern Mississippi College of Arts and Letters and School of Music, is singing here.Conductor Dr Gregory Fuller told...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Some call it 'Sin City'. The PR people call it 'the entertainment capital of the world'. The first description is due to its tolerance for all kinds of adult entertainment, the second because it's probably true...

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 11:02 PMMichael Reckord

Today, I discuss the functions of drama and the concomitant question "why do we go to the theatre?"I was nudged toward the issue by playwright-producer Barbara Gloudon, whose comments on a column of mine were published in The Gleaner of February 6....

Published:Friday | February 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The late Trevor Rhone was generally recognised as Jamaica's best playwright.Having been associated with Jamaican theatre for more than several capacities for over 50 years, my current top three are Patrick Brown, Basil Dawkins and Dahlia Harris.The...

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The recent Love in the Afternoon event, staged at the Alhambra Inn,  Tucker Avenue, St Andrew, was the second in the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company's (JMTC) 2014 - 2015 In Concert series.....

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

As Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) chairman Doug Bennett has pointed out, 2015 is turning out to be one of the most productive years in the company’s "long history".

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

"I think there is still a stereotype about what is the arts," said Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) adminis

Published:Friday | January 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) expects to spend about US$6 million to implement its five-year develop

Published:Friday | January 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Those who ask more of theatre than only entertainment will probably stay away from RBT Productions Limited's roots comedy, Bashment Grann

Published:Friday | January 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

"Adjudication is tricky," said Dr Brian Heap.

Published:Friday | December 26, 2014 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

I missed some big events in the usual Christmas flurry of classical and sacred music offerings, including two at the University Chapel, M

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Throughout the last century, Guyana has embraced Jamaican music.

Published:Friday | December 5, 2014 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The emcees at the recent Best of Tallawah evening, held at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA), University of the We

Published:Friday | November 28, 2014 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

"The old order changeth yielding place to new /And God fulfils himself in many ways /Lest one good custom should corrupt the world."

Published:Tuesday | November 25, 2014 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Jamaica's first National Storytelling Day (Wednesday, November 20) was appropriately and joyfully celebrated at the Ranny Williams Entert

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The lives and groundbreaking, internationally influential work of two of Jamaica's cultural icons, the late University of the West Indies

Published:Monday | November 17, 2014 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

The third Ananse SoundSplash Storytelling Festival and Conference is scheduled for November 19-24.

Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord

Protest poetry has always been a part of poetry. Literature reflects life, after all.


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