Arts & Culture

Nazzle Man does it again

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, July, 17 2018    

NOT even Nazzle Man was sure of his win at Sunday's finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Festival Song competition. He knew he had a great song, he was competent in pulling his audience in with his stage craft, but on final night he was not sure he could pull... Read More

Stanley Beckford: the mento man

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

 This month the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will crown the 51st Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner. The Jamaica Observer presents the fifth in a 10-part series on the contest which started in 1966.  Read More

Who will win?

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

With millions in prize money up for the taking, the big question is who will walk away with the top spot at the Jamaica Festival Song Competition final set for Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew this evening, starting at 6:00 pm. Read More

Ready for the finals

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

It's confidence all around from the contestants in the 2018, Jamaica Festival Song competition as they head into this Sunday's finals set for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Video: Art, fashion extend a lifeline

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

IT was an evening of art, fashion and wine at the annual charity event, Lifeline — held at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, last Thursday. Read More

Big bucks for 'Festival'

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

Contestants in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Festival Song Competition, will compete for $10 million in cash prizes and awards. This was disclosed to the Jamaica Observer by Olivia “Babsy” Grange, minister of culture, gender,... Read More

Value your culture

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

For Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus, the Caribbean region is a rich, diverse cultural space replete with traditions and experiences which rival the rest of the world and provide the ultimate fodder for creative expression. Read More

Shuler King visit comedy bar tonight

Tuesday, June, 26 2018    

AMERICAN rising star of comedy Shuler King is this evening's featured performer at special edition of Johnny Live Comedy Bar at 100 Hope Road in St Andrew. Showtime is 8:00 pm. Read More

Ashe continues year-long celebration

Monday, June, 25 2018    

Ashe's year-long celebrations are on track, according to Executive Director Conroy Wilson. The performance group is celebrating its silver jubilee through monthly events and 25 free islandwide performances . Read More

'Land' war!

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Winston Wallace, co-author of Land Of My Birth , the 1978 Jamaica Festival Song winning entry, is taking legal action against the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), organisers of the annual... Read More

Simms' debut

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Six months into his tenure as artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Marlon Simms faces his first major challenge — pulling together the company's annual season of dance set for July 20 to August 12 at Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Comedy Bar, a bag of laughs

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Comedy Bar, the Tuesday night series hosted by actor/comedian Christopher “Johnny”' Daley, continues to attract its share of fans to the 100 venue on Hope Road in Kingston. Read More

Powerful performances on show

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

FOR three hours, 200 performers held the audience's attention at the 18th Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity show held last Sunday in the National Indoor Sports Centre, St Andrew. Read More

LKJ slowing down

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

For the past 40 years his writing and poetry have been the voice of the West Indian living in Britain. Read More

Powerful theme song today

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity show is to unveil its theme song at the 18th staging of the event set for this evening at 6:00 pm at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew. Read More



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