Arts & Culture

Pryce-less Movements

Choreographer Oneil Pryce diagnosed with cancer

Jamaica’s premier dance companies are pooling their strengths on Thursday, June 2, to stage a fund-raising concert in support of dance teacher and choreographer Oneil Pryce, who was diagnosed with cancer in February. The proceeds from the event, dubbed ‘A Love Offering for Oneil Pryce, ... Read More

Godiva Golding Miss St Catherine crowned
Godiva Golding, a Brown’s Town Community College graduate, is the Jamaica Cultural Development ... Read More

Councillor Norman Scott, Mayor of Spanish Town, is flanked by contestants in this year’s title of Miss Catherine Festival Queen. The occasion was held at the Rodney Memorial in the old capital recently. 11 vie for Miss St Catherine crown
ELEVEN contestants are vying to be crowned the 2016 Miss St Catherine Festival Queen. The sashing ce ... Read More

Ruth Ho Shing and Oliver Samuels in a scene from the play Guilt Trip. Guilt Trip on Canadian run
Guilt Trip, Basil Dawkins’ hit play about domestic turmoil, continues its Canadian run this ev ... Read More

Calling all dancers

Saturday, April 16, 2016    

Str8 Edge Classic Dancers, 2015 winners of JCDC World Reggae Dance Championships.

THE Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is currently accepting entries for the World Reggae Dance Championships. The competition is open to dance groups comprising 3 to 6 persons, 18 years of age and older and residing in and outside of Jamaica. “Many dance groups across the island claim that they are real dancers, so the JCDC is giving them a chance to prove it. They show their moves in the parties all year long, now it’s time for them to take it to the international ... Read More

Calabash comes to ‘Fruu-ish-aan’

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Thursday, April 14, 2016    

Best-selling writer Colin Channer (left) shares a moment with Justine Henzell and Kwame Dawes, his co-founders of the Calabash International Literary Festival, at its launch at Redbones Blues Cafe in St Andrew, on Tuesday night.

IN an evening puntucated with poetry readings, the biennial Calabash International Literary Festival was launched at the RedBones Blues Café in St Andrew on Tuesday. The 15-year-old event is scheduled for Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth from June 3 to 5. This year’s theme is Fruu-ish-aan. “The term is a play on the word fruition, which I felt, after 15 years of putting on this festival, it’s to remind ourselves where we’ve come from. It’s an event that ... Read More



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