Arts & Culture

Calabash ends on a high

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | 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

Bob Andy for Dis Poem Wordz Fest

Monday, April, 16 2018    

For the first in his more than 50-year career, singer-songwriter Bob Andy will be performing works from his expansive catalogue without singing when he makes his appearance on the 2018 staging of Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Festival. Read More

High-energy set from the University Chorale

Thursday, April, 12 2018    

THE University Chorale is hailing their recent concert season, which ran from April 6 to 8 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies' Mona campus, as a success. Read More

Yendi’s back

Sunday, March, 25 2018    

Beauty queen and model Yendi Phillipps is returning to the stage as a dancer. Read More

NDTC readies for Easter performance

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

THE National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) will mount its 37th annual Morning of Movement and Music in association with The Little Theatre Movement (LTM) at The Little Theatre, St Andrew, on Sunday, April 1. Read More

2nd dose

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

Having been flooded with questions from women regarding how to enter, develop and sustain a career in the world of theatre, actress, producer and director Dahlia Harris decided to create the Jamaica Women in Theatre Festival. Read More

Protests stall arts finals

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, March, 13 2018    

THE three-day industrial action by teachers affiliated to the Jamaica Teachers' Association is having a negative effect on the parish finals of the Festival of the Performing Arts administered by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). Read More

Organisers pleased with Ja Dance Umbrella

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Conceptualiser of Jamaica Dance Umbrella, Michale Holgate is more than pleased with this year's staging of the annual dance festival, which culminated at Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at The University of the West Indies, Mona last... Read More


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