Arts & Culture

Dancers to get big boost

MORE than 200 dancers will benefit from free workshops conducted by the esteemed ensemble, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, from August 28 to 30. Read More

Ho Lung puts Parables on show
Parables, the latest production from Father Ho Lung and Friends, is not only expected to entertain but, to instil a sense of purpose.... Read More

NDTC founding member dead
Audley Butler, a founding member of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), is dead.He passed away in New York on Sunday where he had gone to attend his sister's funeral.... Read More

Jamaican Folk Singers goes vintage
Vintage Folk is the theme of this year's concert season by the Jamaican Folk Singers which will run from September 7 to 9 at the Little Theatre in St Andrew.... Read More

Ho Lung showcases Jamaica's music forms

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

Jamaica's diverse musical offerings will form the soundtrack of Parables, the latest production by Father Ho Lung and Friends, scheduled for the Little Theatre in St Andrew this weekend. Read More

NDTC moves into new age

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 13 2018    

THE National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) is clearly a troupe in transition. Read More

Team Ultimate wins dance finals

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, August, 6 2018    

PERSEVERANCE paid off for members of Team Ultimate dance group who, after five previous attempts, took top honours at World Reggae Dance Championship held at the National Arena in St Andrew on Friday. Read More

Nazzle Man aims to be among classics

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 6 2018    

This is the final of a 10-part series on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Jamaica Festival Song Competition which started in 1966.  Read More

Copeland's Jamaica shows sold out

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

The two performances featuring American prima ballerina Misty Copeland set for the Little Theatre in St Andrew on August 31 and September 1 have already sold out. Read More

Roy Rayon: Still giving thanks

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 25 2018    

This is the ninth in a 10-part series on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Jamaica Festival Song Competition which started in 1966.   Read More

Nazzle Man does it again

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, July, 17 2018    

NOT even Nazzle Man was sure of his win at Sunday's finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Festival Song competition. He knew he had a great song, he was competent in pulling his audience in with his stage craft, but on final night he was not sure he could pull... Read More

Stanley Beckford: the mento man

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

 This month the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will crown the 51st Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner. The Jamaica Observer presents the fifth in a 10-part series on the contest which started in 1966.  Read More

Who will win?

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

With millions in prize money up for the taking, the big question is who will walk away with the top spot at the Jamaica Festival Song Competition final set for Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew this evening, starting at 6:00 pm. Read More

Ready for the finals

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

It's confidence all around from the contestants in the 2018, Jamaica Festival Song competition as they head into this Sunday's finals set for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Video: Art, fashion extend a lifeline

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

IT was an evening of art, fashion and wine at the annual charity event, Lifeline — held at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, last Thursday. Read More



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