He Had It Coming

JAM THE REVIEW, in exhilaration.
JAM for Joy, the group in full excitement.
In full affect, Kelsy Lang (forefront) and NaTasha Harris, in performance
Corisa Myers in song.


As a man, to watch  women of different professions, explain why they murdered their lovers, and say it with joy, was not thrilling. (Cell Block Tango, 1975, the musical).

The mantra was, “HE HAD IT COMING!”. “O.K!” shouted a female sitting next to me. That o.k. has become the new way women approve whatever is happening, almost similar to “whateverr..!”. Get it?

I’m in Prince Georges County, Maryland, in a small community called, Mount Rainier, watching a performing arts group entitled JAM, THE REVIEW, staged at Joe’s Emporium. What’s significant about this, it’s one of the few places in the entire state where all races  can form an integrated group to demonstrate their talents.

For two hours anyone can watch as I did, untrained singers, dancers, actors put together a program of entertainment, that is better than staying at home to watch a television show with actors not from the neighborhood. Better than playing a video game, or spending time in a bar or casino.

I was treated to singing, dancing, and acting, and had to applaud the effort for presentation, including the timing between parts. There is a star in Shawnees Jones, and I hope she is discovered very soon. JAM’s upcoming Christmas show, should be on your things to see, for 2016.

This time, HE HAD IT COMING, and “O.K!” would probably have Joy, and a white Christmas.

Published by Oswald Copeland

Born 1946, Georgetown Guyana, South America. Broadcast journalist since 1968. Been living in the United States, since 1974. Has done extensive work in sales and marketing, and likes to write about culture in and around Baltimore Md. His personal passion is healthy living: www.losebumpsloselumps.com. Creator and Executive Editor of THECULTUREPAGEDOTCOM.

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