Arts & Culture

No disrespect, says Yasus Afari

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

POPULAR dub poet Yasus Afari is adamant that no disrespect was meant to local officials and the House of Parliament when he refused to stand during the ceremonial proceedings in Kingston on Tuesday. Read More

Trump's rhetoric inspires Jamaican playwright

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, October, 19 2017    

It's not a good time to be an immigrant in the United States these days. President Donald Trump's rhetoric has made millions of even documented immigrants uncomfortable. Read More

Johnny Live series goes 'musical'

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

This evening's confirmed performers at Johnny Live Comedy Bar series are entertainer Beekle Bailey, beat boxer Mixing Lab, and entertainer Grandpa. Read More


BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

The local entertainment industry stood tall at yesterday's National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew. Read More

Festival 2018 plans take shape

Monday, October, 16 2017    

PLANNING has begun for next year's staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. The 2018 installation should see a revamped and exciting event which will boost the nation's spirit during the Independence period and beyond. Read More

Music tops spending at JCDC St Catherine

Monday, October, 9 2017    

In the last six years, $101.3 million has been spent by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) on its festival competitions. The funds cover auditions as well as finals for dance, speech, music, drama, and traditional folk forms in the 14 parishes. Read More

Nettleford conference readies

Monday, October, 9 2017    

All is now set for this Wednesday's start of the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston. Read More

St Lucia shines at Sandals arts fest

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Thursday, October, 5 2017    

ST Lucia was the toast of the week-long Sandals Festival of the Arts competition which culminated at Sandals Ochi Beach Club in St Ann last Saturday. Read More

Jamaicans get Ailey nod

Thursday, September, 28 2017    

TWO Jamaican dancers, Azariah Jones and Steven Cornwall, have been selected to participate in a week-long intensive at the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School in New York.The intensive will either be in December or next summer. Read More

Model students

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

HUGH Nash, chairman of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, believes that effigy making should be reintroduced as part of schools' art and craft curriculum. Read More

Local dancers soar at Amalgamation

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, September, 26 2017    

LOCAL dance companies certainly held their own alongside their international counterparts at Amalgamation, held at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on Saturday and Sunday. Read More

Campbell causes stir in Matey Chronicles

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

POPULAR actor and comedian Glen “Titus” Campbell is once again in the middle of drama in his latest role in the comedy Matey Chronicles, currently showing at Centrestage in New Kingston. Read More

Amalgamation ready to rock

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, September, 21 2017    

Preparations are progressing satisfactorily for the staging of Amalgamation, an international dance event set for the Little Theatre in St Andrew on Saturday and Sunday. Read More


BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Monday, September, 18 2017    

Theatre personality Michael “String Bean” Nicholson will be one of several Jamaicans receiving national honours at King's House in St Andrew on Heroes' Day, October 16. Read More

New exhibit for National Gallery

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

The National Gallery of Jamaica has partnered with the British Council to mount an exhibition entitled We Have Met Before featuring artists Graham Fagen, Joscelyn Gardner, Ingrid Pollard, and Leasho Johnson. Read More


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