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Wanted: New home for Centerstage Theatre

Local theatre producers Jambiz International, operators of the Centerstage Theatre, is now searching for a new home. Read More

'Be creative'
NEXT year has been declared the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development by the United Nations (UN). And, at least one Jamaican creative is calling on stakeholders to begin moving to Jamaican culture a primary engine of growth.... Read More

Playing to the gallery
For the layman, working in or browsing museums is a boring way to pass the time. With the toppling of monuments and statues across the United States and Europe last summer, curators like Daniela Fifi are seen in a different light.... Read More

Nat'l Awards gets nod
FOR some members of the arts and entertainment community honoured with National Awards on Monday, the ceremony never lost its significance despite being staged virtually due to restrictions on public gatherings in keeping with COVID-19 prevention protocols.... Read More

Unveiling revivalism

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

REVIVALISM takes centre stage when The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica and the Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB) hosts a public lecture titled 'Lifting the Veil: Unravelling the myths pertaining to Zion Revival and lifting the veil of confusion, while proving a conduit for... Read More

No 2020 Musgrave Awards

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 7 2020    

The annual Musgrave Medal Awards will not be presented this year. Read More

Dahlia does it again

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter Johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

FOLLOWING the success of her television drama series Ring Games in 2019, actress, playwright and broadcaster Dahlia Harris is returning to the small screen with another production. Read More

Theatre feels squeeze

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 2 2020    

THE curfew imposed by the authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19 is having a debilitating impact on yet another segment of the entertainment sector. Read More

PM pulls plug on Trini carnival

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 29 2020    

HOT on the heels of the cancellation of Jamaica's carnival parades which were deferred to October, regional kingpin Trinidad and Tobago is announcing that due to the current pandemic its 2021 festivities will not held. Read More

Virtual Artwalk on Sunday

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 24 2020    

KINGSTON Creative, the organisation spearheading development of an art district in the Jamaican capital, will host another Virtual Artwalk on Sunday. Read More

Duffy, Fancy Cat get Slightly Unhinged

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver | Wednesday, September, 23 2020    

Local comedian Dufton “Duffy” Shepherd is all set for the fourth instalment of Slightly Unhinged, his online, “pay-per-view” comedy special which will stream this Sunday. As has been the practice with previous episodes, Shepherd is being joined by another... Read More

Dixon recalls echoes of 9/11

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, September, 11 2020    

Jamaican actress Dianne Dixon was at work in Brooklyn, New York, on September 11, 2001 when planes flown by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center in Manhattan, killing over 2,000 people including several Jamaicans. Read More

Webster Memorial stages virtual play

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto &Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 30 2020    

Released from Lockdown — a theatrical production by congregants of the Corporate Area-based Webster Memorial United Church — is scheduled for today at 3:30 pm. Read More

Dancer of distinction

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 11 2020    

DANCER and choreographer Clive Thompson has a credo, “What you think, you manifest”. And it is that mantra which has kept him on the cutting edge in the world of dance for more than 60 years, bringingt him numerous accolades, including the Order of Distinction in the rank of... Read More

Lord Creator's Independence gift

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, August, 6 2020    

BORN in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, Lord Creator's music was steeped in the calypso culture of his homeland. However, in 1962, he gave Jamaica a fitting Independence present with a heartfelt song. Read More


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