Arts & Culture

Ashe continues year-long celebration

Ashe's year-long celebrations are on track, according to Executive Director Conroy Wilson. The performance group is celebrating its silver jubilee through monthly events and 25 free islandwide performances . Read More

'Land' war!
Winston Wallace, co-author of Land Of My Birth , the 1978 Jamaica Festival Song winning entry, is taking legal action against the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), organisers of the annual...... Read More

Simms' debut
Six months into his tenure as artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Marlon Simms faces his first major challenge — pulling together the company's annual season of dance set for July 20 to August 12 at Little Theatre in St Andrew.... Read More

Comedy Bar, a bag of laughs
Comedy Bar, the Tuesday night series hosted by actor/comedian Christopher “Johnny”' Daley, continues to attract its share of fans to the 100 venue on Hope Road in Kingston.... Read More

Powerful performances on show

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

FOR three hours, 200 performers held the audience's attention at the 18th Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity show held last Sunday in the National Indoor Sports Centre, St Andrew. Read More

LKJ slowing down

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

For the past 40 years his writing and poetry have been the voice of the West Indian living in Britain. Read More

Powerful theme song today

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity show is to unveil its theme song at the 18th staging of the event set for this evening at 6:00 pm at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Calabash ends on a high

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 5 2018    

It's kudos and commendations all round from organisers and participants in the Calabash Literary Festival, which was held in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, on the weekend. Read More

'Powerful' show set for June 10

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

The 18th staging of Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity Show is scheduled to take place at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew next Sunday.The show begins at 6:00 pm. Read More

Harris examines the ex

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

On the heels of the revue Dat A Gwaan Jamaica: Remix , to the staging of her To The Finish as part of The University of the West Indies' 70th anniversary, writer/director Dahlia Harris is set to... Read More

UWI playwrights take spotlight

Thursday, May, 17 2018    

The University Players is making its contribution to the 70th anniversary of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, by staging works of three of Jamaica's playwrights: Patrick Brown, Basil Dawkins, and Dahlia Harris, with the launch of its Graduate Playwrights Season... Read More

Great sets at Sandals Festival of Arts

Thursday, May, 17 2018    

WELL-RECEIVED performances brought the house down at the Sandals and Beaches Resorts Festival of Arts Ocho Rios region talent and model competition hosted at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann last Thursday. Read More

Rollins named patron for dance gala

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Philanthropist and businesswoman Michele Rollins has been named patron for the upcoming performances of American prima ballerina Misty Copeland on August 31 and September 1. Read More

Rasta Month hailed as success

By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, May, 1 2018    

The second Rasta Month, which covered the Rastafarian faith's impact on Jamaican culture, met its objectives according to Maxine Stowe, spokesperson for organisers, the Rastafarian Millennium Council. Read More

Former NDTC dancer is dead

Tuesday, April, 24 2018    

Jihan Palmer, former dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC)is dead. She passed away on Saturday, April 21, in New York, after battling stage four cancer. She was 36. Read More



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