Arts & Culture

Golden Jubilee

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, September, 13 2017    

MUSIC will form a major part of the Twelve Tribes of Israel's golden jubilee celebrations scheduled for February 23 to March 3 next year. Read More

Bravo, Folk Singers!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, September, 12 2017    

THE preservation of our culture, specifically our folk music, is the mission of the Jamaican Folk singers, and their 2017 concert season definitely lived up to that mandate. Read More

Miss Lou hailed as 'Mother of Culture'

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

THURSDAY morning's Exhibition and Bandana Fashion show at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Road kicked off a month-long celebration for the life of renowned folklorist Louise Bennet-Coverley, affectionately called Miss Lou. Read More

Amalagamation ranks swell

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

TONY Wilson's The Company Dance Theatre is now part of the line-up for the international dance event, Amalgamation, set for September 23 and 24 at the Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Petition falls flat

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 7 2017    

TODAY marks the 98th anniversary of the birth of renowned folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley, better known as Miss Lou. It also marks the closing date of a petition to have her named an official National Icon. Read More

Tribute to Miss Lou

Tuesday, September, 5 2017    

Tenky Miss Lou: A Tribute Concert is scheduled for the the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew on September 7. Read More

Spotlight on Patrick Brown

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, September, 5 2017    

For nearly four decades, audiences have been treated to the work on stage and screen of writer Patrick Brown. Come National Heroes' Day he will be among the Jamaicans receiving national honours and awards. Read More

Ocho Rios region rules Sandals arts fest

Tuesday, September, 5 2017    

THE Ocho Rios region covered itself in glory by winning seven of the nine categories in the Jamaican National Finals of the Sandals and ATL Group Festival of Arts Talent and Model Search Competition, held at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann recently. Read More

Folk Singers gets back to roots

Thursday, August, 31 2017    

THIS year marks the 50th anniversary of the Jamaican Folk Singers, and the group is marking its golden milestone during its 2017 concert season at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on September 9 and 10. Read More

Jamaicans on show at CARIFESTA

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, August, 23 2017    

CARIFESTA (Caribbean Festival of Arts) XIII's opening ceremony was delayed from Friday to Sunday night at Kensington Oval in Barbados due to Tropical Storm Harvey. This, however, did not dampen the impact of Jamaican talent on stage. Read More

Poetry fest a hit

Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

THE seventh annual Jamaica Poetry Festival on August 13 at Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew lived up to its 'FEAST of GLOBAL POETREE' theme. Read More

Grand Gala 55 Grand — bringing youth together

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Jamaica 55 Independence Grand Gala, held at the National Stadium in St Andrew last Sunday, surpassed expectations despite the threat of the inclement weather. Read More

Jamaica on show

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

DESPITE the threat of rain, thousands of flag-waving Jamaicans made the pilgrimage to the Grand Gala held at the National Stadium in St Andrew on Sunday evening. And they were not disappointed. Read More

GALA — grand affair

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

JAMAICANS can expect to be treated to a serving of rich cultural heritage at tonight's Grand Gala scheduled for the National Stadium in St Andrew. Showtime is 6:00 pm. Read More

Reid takes on Frenemy

Tuesday, July, 18 2017    

ALL it takes is a minute with actress Audrey Reid to have you doubling over with laughter. She has been winning over theatre-goers with her many roles since her debut in the early 1990s. Read More



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