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Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2016 | 12:17 AMMarcia Rowe

FOR THE last three years, and previously, a team from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), under the banner of BBC 1XTra, has been making the trip to Jamaica, “to recharge their musical battery”. This year, one of the focus is on...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 11:07 PMMarcia Rowe

When Adassa Jonas (Camille Davis) and her neighbours, Sky McGuiness (Sakina Deer) and her husband Coby Smith (Courtney Wilson), along with their helper, Gerda (Sharee Elise) engineered a plan to help her out of her unhappy marriage to Dr Sefus Jonas...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Last Thursday, the Shakespeare School Championship website was launched at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston. Organisers of the competition, Generating Genius, also provided information on season two, shared lessons already learnt, and...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It is not by coincidence that situation comedies are usually seen only on television, and they are no more than 30 minutes in length. In Dahlia Harris' full-length play, Same Difference, the reason for this became clear.Harris' script generated the...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

On Thursday night, a wide cross section of persons converged on the usually tranquil Kingston Waterfront to ring in the New Year. They were treated to not only more space than in previous years and good...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

There are a number of ways to gauge the success of a show. Three of these are the size of the audience, whether they stay to the end, as well as the calibre of artistes on the programme. Sunday's staging of Jazz in the Gardens, A Feast of the Senses...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Before the birth of Christ, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on "two tables of stone". Centuries later, Fabian Barracks, a Jamaican, received an inspiration for a scorching sermon based on the Commandments; in particular the seventh one: "Neither...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Bangarang means disturbance or commotion. This is the essence of the play of that name, written by David Tulloch, which opened last Friday night at the Green Gables Theatre, Cargill Avenue, St Andrew. The playwright, aided by convincing acting and...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus and no group is more aware of this than the Portmore Chorale. Each year, they target two churches to spread this joyful news mainly through unfamiliar yet uplifting Christmas carols.Recently, the...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

On Wednesday, The Little Theatre Movement (LTM) launched the 2015-2016 production of its premiere event, the annual National Pantomime. Among the offerings at the intimate affair were enlightening speeches and acknowledgement of a retiree,...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

The University of the West Indies Alumni Association (UWIAA) has designed a plan to engage and involve the alumni of the university in what is called the Alumni Reconnect, initiated by the Institutional Advancement Division, Office of the Vice-...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia 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:Wednesday | December 2, 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:Wednesday | November 25, 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:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 12:00 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 | 11:02 PMMarcia 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:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 11:09 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:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 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:Tuesday | November 3, 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:Saturday | October 31, 2015 | 12:00 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:Wednesday | October 28, 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:Monday | October 26, 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:Wednesday | October 21, 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:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 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:Saturday | October 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia 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...

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