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Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Sunday's staging of the annual Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival left organisers and patrons in a good mood. The one week of activities was moved up on the entertainment calendar by two weeks, but that did not stop patrons from turning...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

It was a late start for the second of two shows staged on Sunday for the 15th annual vaudeville, Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity. However, the large turnout would soon forget, as wonderfully delivered songs, creative energetic dances,...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Pathetic fallacy - the writing technique of attributing human emotions to objects that are not alive, animals, or events in nature - reigned supreme at Saturday's excellent opening night of Jambiz International Limited's latest production, Hurricane...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 11:09 PMMarcia Rowe

Set against the backdrop of tall buildings on the usually busy central artery of the New Kingston corridor, the largest fashion catwalk in the Caribbean came to life on Sunday night.Graced with pulsating music, eclectic collections worn by two of...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Invitations were issued to attend a dance concert, and those who accepted were blessed with outstanding creativity in different dance genres choreographed to well-chosen music and spectacularly presented. More important, the audience experienced the...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

With amazing lyrics, fantastic musical arrangements and wonderful singing, Father Ho Lung and Friends lifted the story of King David from the pages of the Bible and placed it on the open stage of the National Arena in Kingston. The mixed-style...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Director of the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, Myrna Hague, was in a contemplative mood at Hotel Four Seasons, Ruthven Road, St Andrew, on Thursday at the media launch of this year's staging of the event.Started by Hague's late...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

The popular Jamaican saying, "One han' cyaa clap", sums up the necessity of cooperation for success. And while a piano's black and white keys far outnumber the fingers of the human hand, the instrument cannot play by itself.And instead of them...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

LIME Comedy  Café is on the move. Its first stop away from its accustomed South Beach  Café base was the Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston, last Wednesday. Organisers Ellis International chose the venue because "it's a nice place for comedy, with...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

There are a number of words or phrases that may be used to describe attorneys in general. They are wonderful orators, interpreters of the laws of justice, and in light of some high-profile cases such as the Tivoli Gardens commission of enquiry, they...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

For nine young ladies from Jamaica's capital, the intimate setting of the conference room at the Police Officers' Club will forever be a special place. It was the venue where they were joined by sponsors, family, friends and other stakeholders for a...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 4:31 AMMarcia Rowe

For the past two months the series Soul Sessions: The Heart of Art added a new dimension to live music presentations at Redbones Blues Cafe, New Kingston. On Saturday the combination of concert and on-stage conversation with persons involved...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

WHILE IT was not a full house at Sunday's staging of McCam Child Development Centre Benefit Concert, there was no denying that those who came out to support the worthy cause were satisfied with a show that offered great entertainment. The suppliers...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

"People need to hear good news, and all of you are part of that good news," Father Richard Ho Lung told guests at the Grand Press Conference and Media Launch for the musical, King David: The Celebration of a Man After God's Own Heart, scheduled to...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

"Easton yuh don't have to invent a thing you know, just listen to what our people are saying, the stories they are telling, listen to what they say, and how they say it," was the sound advice given by his dear friend and mentor, the late Louise...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Thirty years ago, a pair of talented Jamaican actors, who were no strangers, embarked on a stand-up comedy career. Both Owen 'Blakka' Ellis and Winston 'Bello' Bell were competitors at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Festival of the...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

Testimony 2, A Celebration of God's Favour, was a showcase of excellence in technical production. From the fabulously decorated VIP lounge elevated at the back of the house, to the ever-burning pyrotechnic flames on stage, the Ranny Williams...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarcia Rowe

On an evening when Jamaican thespians were honoured for their hard work and dedication, Edna Manley College's School of Drama production - Echo in the Bone - was crowned with the coveted title of Best Production, and more.The 25th staging of the...

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...

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