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JCDC celebrates Miss Lou with Television Feature

Monday, September 7, 2015 will mark the 96th anniversary of the birth of beloved Jamaican cultural icon, the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE. In continued recognition of her contribution to Jamaica’s culture, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture has produced a one-hour television feature and other activities to mark her birthday anniversary.   The television feature entitled “Tenky Miss Lou” willfeature documentary tributes with performances of Miss Lou’s works in song, poetry and dance interspersed with interviewsexcerpts from footage of Miss Lou and facts about her life.The television feature will be aired on TVJ at 6:00 p.m., CTV at 8:00 p.m., PBCJ at 9:30 p.m. and on CVM TV at 10:00 p.m. with a repeat on CVM on Wednesday at 9 p.m. In addition to the feature, the JCDC has a full day of activities planned beginning at 8:00 a.m.   Theatre Tribute The theatre fraternity will pay homage to Miss Lou from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., in a wreath laying exercise at her shrine at the National Heroes Park dubbed “Respec Miss Lou”.     Official Visit Following the tribute at National Heroes Park, an official visit entitled “Cum Look Yah” will be made to Miss Lou’s former home in Gordon Town. Government Officials, heads of cultural agencies, members of the theatre and literary community and students will visit Miss Lou’s former home between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.     Special Feature Screening   Rounding off the birthday anniversary activitiesthat evening will be an official screening of the featured tribute presentation to Miss Lou. This feature entitled “Tenky Miss Lou” will be held at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston10 starting at 7:00 p.m.   Islandwide Activities The JCDC Parish Offices will also organize and lead events across the island in honour of Miss Lou. These activities include Exhibitions, Concerts, and Competitions.  

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