Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | March 29, 2009
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Calabash revived - Organisers secure government and private sponsorship
Former prime minister Edward Seaga will get a chance to read excerpts from his colourful and fascinating memoirs; author Anthony Winkler can worship the spoken word, and lovers of the literary arts have permission to salivate in a brotherhood of cultures.

Take Me Away provides 'Three The Hard Way'
The fifth staging of Richie Stephens' Take Me Away concert was launched on the roof of the recently constructed Spanish Court hotel in New Kingston last Thursday evening. The compact programme offered a taste of what's to come with some tantalising musical teasers.

'Remember The Days' looks back at better times
Thirteen years ago Jamaica's crime rate was high, but still nowhere near the horrendous levels that it has now reached. But a group of young performers, along with two relatively youthful producers, came together to reminisce musically on the 'good ol' days'.

No Jamaican movies for the children
The voices of Jamaican children have long been silenced on local programming, replaced with foreign images and lifestyles of cultures far different from their own. When it comes to programming in films, television and animation, it is clear that the focus is not on the children.

With increasing optimism, entertainment entrepreneurs ignore recession
Jamaica might be in economic turmoil and people low on cash, but new places of entertainment seem to be popping up across the country. Companies have been making people redundant since late last year and, generally, disposable cash has been going into a savings account or under the mattress.

CPTC marks 25 with yearlong activities
As Clyde McKenzie opened last Tuesday morning's programme to set out the Creative Production and Training Centre's (CPTC) yearlong activities to mark its 25th anniversary, he noted that "25 years in the life of any organisation or individual is an important milestone".

Jamaican fashion on show in Brussels
The Jamaica Fashion Collections, a presentation of the best of Jamaica's fashion, design and models, will take the international stage at two shows in Brussels, Belgium, in April.

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