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Stories by Michael Reckord/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/ Gleaner Writer

Last Thursday, an enthusiastic discussion of the dynamics of dub poetry with the island's leading authority on the genre, Professor Mervyn Morris, took place at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA).Held in the college's...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/ Gleaner Writer

When the stage curtains at the Little Theatre open tonight for the start of the 56th season of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), Barry Moncrieffe will be sitting in the audience watching the show and "feeling fine".I learnt that in his 55...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/ Gleaner Writer

"I was born and raised in Trench Town," educator, actor, comedian and poet Owen 'Blakka' Ellis said. "And I lived there until I was 16, when our house was firebombed in a political upheaval that changed the entire community forever."That was the...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMMichael Reckord/ Gleaner Writer

Born in Brooklyn, with a Jamaican-Panamanian father, an American mother and a tremendous love for Africa (especially its music), Randy Weston can claim to be a citizen of the world. He's also an acclaimed musical visionary, pianist and composer who,...

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