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The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Drum Fest 2019, a purely percussion music festival will bring the beat to the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston on Sunday, April 14. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. this annual festival is a part of the annual Music National Finals of the Festival of the Performing Arts Competition.

The top 36 junior soloists, ensembles and choirs from across the island gathered at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston on Sunday, April 7for a chance toout-shine and out-sing each other at the Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition’s “Sweet 16” semi-final concert.

RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. Larson’s gorgeous masterpiece is an ode to living for the moment. “There is no future. There is no past. I live this moment as my last,” its characters sing in “Another Day.” And delivering some of the best advice for living you can find in any musical, ever: “There’s only us. There’s only this. Forget regret. Or life is yours to miss.” All the much-loved songs of the original Broadway hit are reprised, including the powerhouse ensemble “Seasons of Love,” Mimi’s ebullient “Out Tonight,” and heartfelt renditions of “I’ll Cover You” and “Sante Fe.”

Kingston, Jamaica: Talented youngsters from across the island will bless Kingston with their vocals on Sunday, April 7, at the 2019 National Children’s Gospel Song Competition’s “Sweet 16” Semi-Final Concert. Being organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the free concert will be held at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10, starting at 5:30 p.m. and will see the 24 semi-finalists compete for a spot in the National Finals.

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