Arts & Culture

Harris's Ol' Fyah Stick for Theatre Place

Deon Silvera, Dahlia Harris and Christoper ‘Johnny’ Daley in a
scene from Ol’ Fyah Stick.

IT'S a popular saying, 'Ol' fyah stick easy fi ketch' but according to playwright Dahlia Harris when there's someone throwing water on the flames, rekindling lost love may be harder than you think. That's the premise which drives her latest project Ol' Fyah Stick which opened at Theatre Place in St ... Read More

(L) SELF’s founder Eisenhower
‘Stowie’ Williams speaking to
the audience at the group’s
41st anniversary held at Cecil’s
Restaurant in Spanish Town, St
Catherine, recently
(R)M'bala A sense of SELF
SPANISH Town's SELF Theatrical Movement celebrated its 41st anniversary on December 27 with a reunio ... Read More

(From left) Hilary Nicholson, Donald ‘Ice
Man’ Anderson and Zandriann Maye in a
scene from My God Don’t Wear Pajamas Mixed bag for theatre
IT was a mixed bag in the world of Jamaican theatre for 2014. While there were notables, the genera ... Read More

‘Chu Chu’ ‘Chu Chu’ buried
LATE roots play actor Cleve 'Chu Chu' Warren was laid to rest at a family plot in St Thomas on Frida ... Read More

Sherna’s musing

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, December 15, 2014    

Sherna Spencer (left).

This is the eighth in a 10-part series looking at Jamaicans excelling on the South Florida entertainment/lifestyle scene. THE granting of legal status to millions of 'undocumented immigrants' has been one of the most divisive issues in the United States for years. It inspired Sherna Spencer — a Jamaican immigration lawyer in Fort Lauderdale — to write a number of poems she eventually compiled for the book, Musings Aloud Allowed, which is available on and barnesandnoble.c ... Read More

Ebony G Patterson makes statement

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, December 11, 2014    

One of several pieces displayed by artist Ebony G Patterson at Devon House in St Andrew on
Tuesday. At right: Visual artist Ebony G Patterson. (Photos: Karl McLarty)

MAKING the invisible visible. That's the aim of visual artist Ebony G Patterson in her work displayed inside the historic Devon House mansion as part of the Jamaica Biennial, organised by the National Gallery of Jamaica. Patterson, who is known for her visually shocking work brimming with social commentary, stuck to that theme in the assemblages which cover the floors of the foyer and ballroom of the mansion which was once home to the National Gallery. While the piece on the lower level -- Tr ... Read More

Alexander tops poetry awards

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Sunday, December 07, 2014    

Nicholas Alexander
performing at
Redbones Blues Café
in St Andrew, recently.

NICHOLAS Alexander was recently recognised as Redbones Blues Café's Best Poet of the Year during the popular eatery's 14th annual poetry awards. For copping the top prize, Alexander, a literature and English teacher, received $4,000 and a Redbones' Gift Certificate valued $7,500. "I appreciate this award very much, it's a great thing. I envisioned this happening (winning) when I heard of this event," said Alexander, who performed his poems My Mother's Salt and Brothers In The Pit. Ever ... Read More

Laff It Off returns

Thursday, December 04, 2014    

Rodney Campbell (left) and Rushaine ‘Dutty Berry’ Berry in a scene from Laff it Off.

OLIVE Mair's Comedy Revue Laff It Off returns for a limited four-week run from December 26 to January 18, at the Theatre Place in New Kingston. Laff It Off was Oliver Mair's successful return to the theatre scene as a playwright/producer and actor. The show, featured a number of skits, music and dance numbers that poked fun at a topical Jamaican issues and personalities including politicians, entertainers and sport stars. The revue's cast included veteran actors Mark 'Bones' Martin, Rodney Cam ... Read More



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