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Glenmuir to go on show

Glenmuir High School's Dance Society is set to give patrons a treat at their second annual dance showcase on Saturday. Read More

Festival Song classes to start
IN an effort to boost the chances of prospective contestants ahead of the 2020 staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will be hosting a series of development seminars.... Read More

Dancin' Dynamites looks to the youth
Jennifer “Jenny Jenny” Small, conceptualiser and executive producer of Charles Chocolates Dancin' Dynamites Competition, is emphasising the importance of focusing on the Jamaican youth and identifying them as promising facilitators for further economic growth in the...... Read More

Richie Innocent gets NY poetry award
Dub poet Richie Innocent recently received a certificate of excellence at the Sarabita Masters Awards in New York, for his contribution to the global advancement of dub poetry.... Read More

Theatre fraternity loses stalwart

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 9 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily highlight of stories, events, and people who made the news in 2019.  Read More

Curtain call

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 5 2020    

When the curtain closes on tonight's 8:00 pm showing of David Tulloch's Prayer Partner at Phoenix Theatre in St Andrew this evening, it will be the last production on stage at the venue. Read More

From Pit To Pulpit

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Friday, December, 13 2019    

Plays often teach life lessons that even a watchful audience never knew they needed. Mikhail Solomon's thrilling drama, From Pit To Pulpit, is one of those. Read More

Patois to di worl'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

As the debate rages regarding the formalisation of the Jamaican native tongue as an official language, the proponents of this moot were quietly celebrating last Saturday night with the performance of Dr Andrew Marshall's patois cantata, Jiizas A-Go Baan, staged at the Courtleigh... Read More

NDTC Singers step into spotlight

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

With 57 years under its belt, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) has become known as a force in the world of dance, but in recent years the singers of the company have been stepping into the limelight and making a name for themselves. Read More

Kudos for Kingston

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 6 2019    

JAMAICA'S capital city Kingston has secured the number two spot on a rating of 10 music meccas around the world you need to visit, in a compilation by the American weekly news magazine Newsweek. Read More

The Ward rehab hits $300m bump

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 6 2019    

MAYOR of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams is seeking a whopping $300 million to complete the next phase of the restoration of The Ward, the 107-year-old theatre located in the heart of downtown Kingston. Read More

One Blood to do it for charity

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 6 2019    

DREDZ Productions raises its curtains tonight to perform for charity. Proceeds from the show are to offset the medical expenses of two-year-old Emilio McDonald, who is suffering from stage four eye cancer. Read More

Steve James does it from the art

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

The annual Art Basel Miami festival opens tomorrow, with its Let There Be Reggae segment focusing on Jamaican pop culture. Photographer Steve James will be part of this expose. Read More

Remembering the roots of Paul O Beale

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

ACTOR Michael “String Bean” Nicholson says late playwright Paul O Beale contributed significantly to the development and popularity of roots theatre in Jamaica. The genre erupted in the 1980s through fellow playwrights Ginger Knight, Balfour Anderson and Ralph... Read More

NDTC shares its music

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

For over a half a century the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) has become known for its contribution to the artistic life of post-independent Jamaica. Read More



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