Arts & Culture

Foolish Advice gets warm reception

Friday, September, 27 2019    

After an encouraging turnout for its September 22 premiere, director/writer Stefan Whyte is looking at Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach as locations for the next showing of his film, Foolish Advice. Read More

James' Leopard on the hunt

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

Marlon James' Black Leopard, Red Wolf is among 10 novels vying for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction.The announcement was made last Friday by the National Book Foundation, a 30-year-old American non-profit organisation. Read More

Queens to get their due

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, September, 19 2019    

FOURTEEN women are to be honoured at the Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) Awards set for the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on October 26.The award, which recognises females from all spheres of the entertainment industry, is now in its fourth year. Read More

Morrison unveils New Works

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

WHILE some fledgling artists hope to make a huge impact immediately after leaving school, Petrona Morrison, who has been in the industry for 45 years, implores them to be diligent. Read More

Nice And Easy with Folk Singers

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

Musical director of the Jamaica Folk Singers, Christine McDonald Never, says there is no great appreciation for their value or folk music in Jamaica. Read More

Smith, friends rally to The Bahamas' rescue

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Florida-based Jamaican poet Malachi Smith was one of several acts on the recent International Festival of Contemporary Poetry in Mexico. He said while his performance was “well-received”, he was somewhat distracted. Read More

Miss Lou gets her square

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

GORDON Town Square has been officially renamed Miss Lou Square, in honour of cultural icon, folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley who would have celebrated her 100th birthday last Saturday. The ceremony took place on Sunday in Gordon Town, St Andrew, where she resided for many... Read More

Father Ho Lung, Friends welcome back Isaiah

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, Father Ho Lung and Friends will remount Isaiah , their first reggae opera. Read More

Pliť For Arts looks global

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Marisa Benain, founder/artistic director of Pliť For The Arts, wants the annual dance festival to be an international event.The third staging was held at the Little Theatre in Kingston from August 30 to September 1 under the theme, 'Amalgamation'. Read More

Nooks's chat with Miss Lou

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Friday, September, 6 2019    

While waiting to board his flight to Jamaica at the Toronto International Airport in August 2003, George Nooks noticed an elderly lady sitting patiently in the departure lounge. It was none other than the legendary Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley. Read More

Flexing for screen

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

Preparing actors before they get on screen lies at the heart of a one-day expo and boot camp being organised by Fabian Thomas, executive director of Sankofa Arts & Facilitation, and is set for August 31 at the National Volunteer Centre in St... Read More

For the love of the arts

BY DEBORAH GORDON Observer writer | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

She first came into the nation's consciousness as the dreadlocked beauty who won the Miss Jamaica World title in 2015 and went on to clinch fourth place at Miss World later that year in China. Since then Sanneta Myrie has gone on to complete her studies as a medical doctor and is now... Read More

Are you the father?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 22 2019    

Playwright and director Patrick Brown continues to get it right. Read More

Take a holiday for Marcus

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

Dr Michael Barnett, University of the West Indies lecturer and conceptualiser of the inaugural Marcus Garvey Festival, believes more recognition should be given to the national hero on his birthday. Read More

'Role' of Honour

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

Come October 21, Heroes' Day, actor Glen Campbell will be among the Jamaicans to receive insignia at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony at King's House. He will receive the Order of Distinction in the rank of officer (OD) for his over 38 years of outstanding contribution to... Read More



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