Arts & Culture

JCDC gears up for milestone

The year 2018 will be a very special one for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), as it celebrates the major milestone of 55 years of contribution to the development of the island's cultural industries. Read More

Posters on show
COME tomorrow, the departure lounge of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay will come alive with the top 100 entries from the recently concluded International Reggae Poster Competition.... Read More

Movement, music reign in Queen
YEAR after year, Roman Catholic priest Father Richard Ho Lung raises funds through his Missionaries of the Poor order for the destitute and forgotten. One of the major fund-raisers is the annual theatrical production which has, over the years, raised millions for the...... Read More

Lukewarm welcome for Williams' 'America'
Welcome To America , Jamaican playwright Karl O'Brian Williams' musical tackling American p resident Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies opened October 28 in Washington, DC, at Howard University's Cramton...... Read More

'Support our culture!'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, November, 9 2017    

CHRONIXX has again called out the authorities on their failure to optimally market Jamaica's culture. Read More

Stella keeps its groove

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

JULY to December can be considered Jamaica's season of dance, as that is when local troupes present their individual performances. Read More

'Treat the arts with respect'

Sunday, November, 5 2017    

LOCAL theatre practitioner Fabian Thomas is urging students of theatre to be bold as they try to navigate the biases that exist for people choosing to study the arts. Read More

One Love, Korean style

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Korean and Jamaican culture came together at the Mona Vistor's Lodge in St Andrew recently for the celebration of Korean National Day. Read More

DTX comes of age

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

LAST weekend, Dance Theatre Xaymaca (DTX), staged their 22nd season of dance at the Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Stella Maris season begins

Monday, October, 30 2017    

STELLA Maris Dance Ensemble's 24th Season of Dance opens at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on Saturday. Showtime is 8:00 pm.The event, which is also slated for Sunday, November 5 at 5 pm, is under the patronage of Mr & Mrs. Wayne Chen. Read More

Theatre practitioners share secrets

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

'A Successful Career in Theatre' was at the heart of a special panel discussion to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of Jamaican stage and screen luminary the late Ranny Williams, more popularly known as Maas Ran. Read More

Maas Ran symposium today

Thursday, October, 26 2017    

THEATRE stalwarts Oliver Samuels and Patrick Brown are among the speakers slated for the Ranny Williams Memorial Symposium at the Little Theatre in St Andrew tomorrow at 10:00 am. Read More

Ho Lung looks to Queen Esther

By Dorian Graham Observer writer | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

FATHER Ho Lung and Friends is celebrating 46 years with the musical production Queen Esther. Read More

No disrespect, says Yasus Afari

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

POPULAR dub poet Yasus Afari is adamant that no disrespect was meant to local officials and the House of Parliament when he refused to stand during the ceremonial proceedings in Kingston on Tuesday. Read More

Trump's rhetoric inspires Jamaican playwright

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

It's not a good time to be an immigrant in the United States these days. President Donald Trump's rhetoric has made millions of even documented immigrants uncomfortable. Read More


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