Arts & Culture

Everything's Rosie

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

ACTRESS Rosie Murray is overjoyed with the two recent Actor Boy Awards nominations for her one-woman production Slice of Life. Read More

Record entries for Festival Song 2018

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

“ Impressive.” Read More

Ready, set, dance

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, March, 1 2018    

FOUR stalwarts of dance will be honoured at the opening of the 10th anniversary staging of Jamaica Dance Umbrella (JDU) at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies this evening. Read More

Yasus basks in Poetry in Motion’s growth

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

YASUS Afari, conceptualiser of the annual Poetry In Motion festival, is pleased with its growth. The two-day event marked its 15th anniversary at the Manchester Golf Club in Mandeville, Manchester, on Friday, February 23, and Sunday, February 25. Read More

Queen Esther reigns

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

FATHER Richard Ho Lung and Friends' epic drama, Queen Esther, leads the nominees for the March 26 Actor Boy Awards with 16 nominations. Read More

Movements in New York

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Local troupe Movements Dance Company was in New York earlier this month to help celebrate black history month and Jamaica 55 as guests of Jamaican Consul General to that city, Trudy Deans. Read More

Poetry in Unity set for today

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Performance poet Yasus Afari is upbeat about the staging of Poetry in Unity (PiM), which climaxes today at Manchester Golf Club in Mandeville. Read More

A work in progress

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

 The School of Dance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts continues its work to lift the standard of the art form here in Jamaica through the training of performance artistes and teachers. Read More

Remembering Rex

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, February, 15 2018    

Scholar and dancer Rex Nettleford would have been 85 years old on Tuesday, and the foundation established in his honour celebrated the milestone with a fund-raising performance by two groups he was associated with, The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) and the University... Read More

Local dancers get pep talk

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Monday, February, 12 2018    

Dancers who aspire to become professionals, especially on the international stage, must spend time widening their “dance vocabulary”. Read More

Search on for Festival Queen

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is seeking applicants for the 2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition, which closes on Friday, February 23. Read More

Actress Rosie Murray seeks funds for surgery

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, February, 8 2018    

THE family of actress and broadcaster Rosie Murray has launched a crowdfunding initiative to raise money to offset the cost of heart surgery for the 58-year-old. Read More

Festival Song hopefuls get lecture

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Members of the performing arts industry are being urged to utilise the financial services offered by the nation's credit unions to manage their financial affairs and organise their retirement plans. Read More

It's Simms

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Marlon Simms has been confirmed as the new artistic director of National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). Read More

Poetry In Motion to mark milestone

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 24 2018    

ANNUAL spoken word festival Poetry In Motion (PIM) will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a two-day event at the Manchester Golf Club, Brumalia Road in Mandeville on Friday, February 23 and Sunday, February 25. Read More


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