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A time to dance

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 18 2020    

“Dance has the capacity to build Brand Jamaica in the same way that our music has.” Read More

Remembering Barry

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

The superlatives flowed, as speaker after speaker paid tribute to dancer, choreographer and fashion designer Barry Moncrieffe at the celebration of his life and work, held at the Little Theatre in St Andrew, last Thursday. Read More

Music and movement for Moncrieffe

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 9 2020    

Memories, music and movement are slated to form the centrepiece of this Thursday's celebration of the life of dancer, teacher, choreographer, designer and former artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC), Barry Moncrieffe. Read More

Man of many roles

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 30 2020    

“H e didn't even have to know you, if you were in trouble he jumped in to help,” is how playwright, actress, and media personality Dahlia Harris remembers her colleague Carl Samuels who was killed last Saturday. Read More

A second serving of CARICS arts fest

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 26 2020    

The second CARICS International Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for March 14 at S Hotel Conference and Event Centre in Montego Bay. Like the inaugural show last year, it will showcase the work of established and emerging artists and artisans. Read More

Sharee Elise joins Posse

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 24 2020    

BECAUSE of their aggression to clean vehicles of many reluctant motorists, the windscreen wiper has become a vilified figure in Jamaica. Read More

Glenmuir dancers dazzle

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 21 2020    

Glenmuir High School Dance Society gave a delightful performance at their second showcase last Saturday. Read More

Glenmuir to go on show

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, January, 16 2020    

Glenmuir High School's Dance Society is set to give patrons a treat at their second annual dance showcase on Saturday. Read More

Festival Song classes to start

Tuesday, January, 14 2020    

IN an effort to boost the chances of prospective contestants ahead of the 2020 staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will be hosting a series of development seminars. Read More

Dancin' Dynamites looks to the youth

Tuesday, January, 14 2020    

Jennifer “Jenny Jenny” Small, conceptualiser and executive producer of Charles Chocolates Dancin' Dynamites Competition, is emphasising the importance of focusing on the Jamaican youth and identifying them as promising facilitators for further economic growth in the... Read More

Richie Innocent gets NY poetry award

Friday, January, 10 2020    

Dub poet Richie Innocent recently received a certificate of excellence at the Sarabita Masters Awards in New York, for his contribution to the global advancement of dub poetry. Read More

Theatre fraternity loses stalwart

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 9 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily highlight of stories, events, and people who made the news in 2019.  Read More

Curtain call

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 5 2020    

When the curtain closes on tonight's 8:00 pm showing of David Tulloch's Prayer Partner at Phoenix Theatre in St Andrew this evening, it will be the last production on stage at the venue. Read More

From Pit To Pulpit

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Friday, December, 13 2019    

Plays often teach life lessons that even a watchful audience never knew they needed. Mikhail Solomon's thrilling drama, From Pit To Pulpit, is one of those. Read More

Patois to di worl'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

As the debate rages regarding the formalisation of the Jamaican native tongue as an official language, the proponents of this moot were quietly celebrating last Saturday night with the performance of Dr Andrew Marshall's patois cantata, Jiizas A-Go Baan, staged at the Courtleigh... Read More



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