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Arts & Culture

Lois Kelly Miller, class act

THOUGH the curtains have come down on Lois Kelly Miller's life, veteran actress Fae Ellington says her rich legacy will live on. Read More

Theatre off the stage
The theatre community is feeling the pinch from lockdown of entertainment events and large gatherings due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in Jamaica.... Read More

Work smarter, says Alexx
AS the entertainment industry buckles amid the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), restaurateur/music producer Alexx Antaeus is encouraging stakeholders to work smarter.... Read More

Trevor feels bad
Actor Garfield “Bad Boy Trevor” Reid does not believe his arrest early Monday morning will have negative implications for his career.... Read More

'Trevor' charged for badness

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 24 2020    

Attorney Peter Champagnie says yesterday's arrest of actor Garfield “Bad Boy Trevor” Reid could have crippling ramifications for his career. Read More

Artwalk goes virtual

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 22 2020    

The coronavirus pandemic is not stopping Kingston Creative, the outfit which organises to the monthly Artwalk in downtown Kingston. Read More

The arts on hold

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Senior staff reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 15 2020    

Just like the rest of the country and indeed the world, the local performing arts community has been thrown into a tailspin as a result of the rising numbers of people confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Read More

A beautiful life

Wednesday, March, 11 2020    

The local art community has lost one of its founding fathers, painter Alexander Cooper. The 85-year-old died at midnight on Tuesday following a battle with bronchial pneumonia. Read More

Smile Orange brings laughter to Emancipation Park

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 4 2020    

Reggae Films in The Park brought laughter to The Oval in Emancipation Park, New Kingston, as it concluded last Friday evening. Read More

JDU closes today

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 1 2020    

Today is the third and final day of this year's staging of Jamaica Dance Umbrella (JDU), the annual dance performance and lecture series organised by the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of The West Indies, Mona. Read More

Heron takes on Richard III

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, March, 1 2020    

Jamaican David Heron will act and co-produce a staged reading of the play, The African Company Presents Richard III, in Harlem, New York, this week. Read More

Rex, Barry and Noel remembered

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver. com | Wednesday, February, 26 2020    

Remembering Rex — the annual event celebrating the late Professor Rex Nettleford — was expanded to include the achievements of late creative stalwarts Barry Moncrieffe and Noel Dexter. Read More

Artwalk celebrates music

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

Music is the focus of this month's staging of Kingston's Artwalk. Read More

Claude McKay's 'Romance'

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, February, 23 2020    

A pivotal figure of the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s, Jamaican-born Claude McKay was as provocative as Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, and other major players in arguably black intelligentsia's most exciting period. Seventy-two years after his death, a book deemed controversial... Read More

No extension for reggae poster contest

Sunday, February, 23 2020    

There will be no extension to the March 1 deadline for entries to this year's International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC). Read More


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