Arts & Culture

NDTC shares Emerald Edition

IN his wisdom, Rex Nettleford, co-founder of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC), introduced a cadre of singers and musicians to the company to act as fillers and add dimension to the the company's performances. Read More

NEWSMAKER - DAVID TULLOCH
The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017.  Theatre practitioner David Tulloch had another phenomenal year in 2017.... Read More

Festival Song contest gets big boost
NEXT year's Jamaica Festival Song Competition will receive a whopping $10 million in cash and prizes as well as a makeover, according to Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange.... Read More

NEWSMAKER - RENEE McDONALD
RENEE McDONALD The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily Year In Review of people who made an impact during the year. ... Read More

Dancehall course for Canadian university

Tuesday, November, 28 2017    

Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia, Canada, has added a new course on Jamaican dancehall to its roster. Read More

JCDC gears up for milestone

Sunday, November, 19 2017    

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

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 16 2017    

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

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 15 2017    

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'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, November, 9 2017    

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 johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | 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 johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | 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



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