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Stories by Marcia Rowe

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 12:01 AMMarcia Rowe

The amazing concept that evolved from a practice of listening to music through a headphone in a dance studio was transferred to Emancipation Park, located at the intersection of the busy Half-Way Tree and Oxford Roads, recently.It was quite a...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

On Easter Monday, the southern entrance to the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hope Road, St Andrew, was transformed into a playland once again. Adding to the joyful atmosphere were rides ranging from the tried and proven merry-go-round to the more modern...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

A number of young Jamaican tech enthusiasts, creative minds, storytellers and others, attended the recently staged biannual KingstOOn animating creativity Conference.Moving from one session to the next, they traversed the campus of the Edna Manley...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Created and directed by Owen 'Blakka' Ellis, He Said, She Said is a social commentary on the unthinkable in relationships. It is also a patchwork of short tales unfolded through dialogues, monologues, singing, and dancing by a talented cast, all...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

The second chapter in the Kingston Book Festival (KBF) 2016, Late Nite Lit, was opened on Thursday against the backdrop of a sky sprinkled with winking stars and nodding mango trees.From the pages came profound life lessons and alluring social...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

For its sixth annual staging on Saturday night, the Simply Myrna concert was moved to the lawns of Devon House at the corner of Waterloo and Hope roads, St Andrew. But while the venue offers an open-air, idyllic setting, it is vulnerable to weather...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

When Ken Nelson asked Rosina Christina Moder to perform on the November 2015 edition of Jazz in the Gardens: Jazz Divas, she declined the invitation and told him that she would only perform if he put on a show with musical families. Nelson took the...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 1:17 AMMarcia Rowe

While there is plenty to laugh about in Basil Dawkins' latest play, Guilt Trip it is anger, not humour, that first greets the audience at the Little Little Theatre. And it remains the dominant emotion...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

The recent staging of the Boulevard Baptist Church's (BBC) Festival of Choirs saw a variety of groups ministering through song. And, like their song selections, the groups, drawn from other denominations as well as non-denominations, reinforced the...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Imagine being a Christian living in an inner-city community and, on the eve of Valentine's Day, you and your partner are given the opportunity to attend a banquet for couples, and you learn more about love and marriage.On arrival at the venue, you...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

David Tulloch's tragedy Not My Child is more than entertainment. It is a catalyst for change.The play is based on a true story and Tulloch not only cleverly conceals the lines between reality and creativity, but, as the director, is also able to...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

If Lennon 'Lenny' Crooks had had his way, last season's staging of the annual Simply Myrna would have been the last. However, event patrons Sir Kenneth and Lady Hall, along with fans, had other ideas. This resulted in not only the sixth staging, to...

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...

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