Arts & Culture

Pantomime opens with a bang

Sunday, December, 31 2017    

THE Little Theatre Movement is claiming success on the opening night of the 71st National Pantomime in St Andrew on Tuesday. Read More

Curtains open on theatre season

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 24 2017    

The local theatre scene comes alive this season with a number of new productions taking to the boards in playhouses throughout the Corporate Area. Read More

All that goes into the National Gallery of Jamaica

Sunday, December, 24 2017    

The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. Its mission is “to collect, research, document and preserve Jamaican, other related Caribbean art and related material to promote our artistic... Read More

Festival Song Competition names committee

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has named a seven-member committee to oversee the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. Read More

WATCH - Marisa Benain

By Richard Johnson | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017.  During 2017, the local dance community got a shot in the arm thanks to the efforts of dancer-cum-promoter Marisa Benain. Read More

Laughter, fun MoBay today

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Spurred by what he felt was the need for Montego Bay residents to relax and to take their minds off the crime situation, comedian Christopher “Johnny” Daley will stage the inaugural 'Comedy on the Rocks'. Read More

Who will head the NDTC?

BY Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

Jamaicans will have to wait until January to find out who is the new artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). Read More

NDTC shares Emerald Edition

BY RICHARD JOHNSON | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

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

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

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

Monday, December, 4 2017    

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

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

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



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