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'Keane' eye on women's issues

This article is part of a series presented by the Jamaica Observer highlighting the 10 murals which form an installation of public art along Water Lane in downtown Kingston. The initiative is part of the Paint the City project being curated by non-profit arts... Read More

Yasus's poetry still in motion
Although many events were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organiser for Poetry in Motion (PiM) Yasus Afari said his will not be among them.... Read More

Actor Rooney Chambers passes away
The local theatre community is paying its respects to the life and talent of veteran actor Rooney Chambers, who passed away last weekend.... Read More

Lois Kelly Miller takes final bow
THE theatre community woke up to sad news on the morning of April 8.Local stage and screeen actress Lois Kelly Miller passed away at her Gordon Town residence in St Andrew. She was 102 years old.... Read More

Look out for Akeem

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

For local actor and theatre advocate Akeem Mignott, receiving the Prime Minister's Youth Award for his contribution to the arts is just but another rung on the ladder he has set for himself. Read More

COVID silences theatre

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

All the world may be a stage but here in Jamaica, like the rest of the world, stages and theatres were quiet as the current global health crisis sent the dramatic and comedic community on intermission. Read More

Newmakers... Bad Boy Trevor breaches Acts

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

BAD Boy Trevor lived up to his moniker when he found himself on the wrong side of the law in March. He was arrested and charged with breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act, Noise Abatement Act, the Emergency Powers Act, and Spirit Licence Act. Read More

Alexander Cooper, called to higher service

Friday, December, 25 2020    

The art community has lost one of its founding fathers, painter Alexander Cooper. The 85-year-old died at midnight on Tuesday, March 10, following a battle with bronchial pneumonia. Read More

Barry Moncrieffe passes on

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

At 7:15 on the evening of January 17, Jamaica lost renowned dancer and choreographer Barry Moncrieffe to cancer. He was 78. Read More

Protect our children

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 20 2020    

This is the seventh in a 10-part series by the Jamaica Observer highlighting the murals which form an installation of public art on Water Lane in downtown Kingston. The initiative is part of the 'Paint the City' project being curated by local arts advocacy group... Read More

Introducing: The Pencil Man

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 20 2020    

Visual artist Orando “The Pencil Man” Henry can't remember a time when the world of art was not part of his life. Read More

Akeem, class act

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 18 2020    

WHEN the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards were handed out just under a week ago, Akeem Mignott was named among the recipients. Read More

Rebecca Levy brings hope

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 17 2020    

This is the sixth in a 10-part series by the Jamaica Observer highlighting the murals which form an installation of public art along Water Lane in downtown Kingston. The initiative is part of the 'Paint the City' project being curated by local arts... Read More

Money Move goes virtual

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, December, 15 2020    

Because he learned at the feet of a man considered the father of roots theatre Bunny Allen knows what it takes to get a buzz going, even when there is a pandemic. Read More

Finding Freedom and Happiness

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

This article is part of a series presented by the Jamaica Observer highlighting the 10 murals which form an installation of public art on Water Lane in downtown Kingston. The initiative forms part of the 'Paint the City' project being curated by non-profit arts... Read More



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