Arts & Culture

Culture takes spotlight at Powerful concert

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

Popular culture will take centre stage at the Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity Show scheduled for National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew on Sunday, June 9. Read More

Deh Jah dances into season 10

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

When the Deh Jah Dance Theatre stages its 10th anniversary season of dance at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on June 15 and 16, patrons will be treated to the best of the company's repertoire spanning the past decade. Read More

Seaga, art and nation-building

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

For former prime minister, the late Edward Seaga, the development of cultural institutions was paramount to nation-building in Jamaica's post-independence years. As a result, among the many initiatives to his credit is the fostering of a viable fine arts scene. Read More

Seaga's affair with the arts

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, May, 30 2019    

 Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga was a true patron of the arts. Read More

'Powerful' concert for June 9

Wednesday, May, 29 2019    

ORGANISERS of this year's Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity Show are promising a memorable occasion. The event is scheduled for the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on Sunday, June 9. Showtime is 6:00 pm. Read More

Wise Wurdz from dub poet

Tuesday, May, 28 2019    

Wise Wurdz believes that dub poetry is enjoying a revival on the local scene and is deserving of more support from events promoters and other important players in the Jamaican music industry. Read More

Festival finalists share inspiration

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

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'Jesus Christ' rocks Kingston

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

You might have heard the story of Jesus' crucifixion. But have you ever heard it told to rock music? If not, then Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by David Tulloch is a must-see. The show opened at Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Saturday evening. Read More

Heron has a date with Leonora

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

Jamaican actor and playwright David Heron has been named co-producer for a staged reading of American David Stallings' play Leonora, which takes place June 3 at Williams Institutional CME Church in Harlem, New York. Read More

Rabbi Samms gets the word out

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

AS a youth in Vineyard, St Elizabeth, Rabbi Samms' heroes were mainly cultural or musical. The message of Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett, Bob Marley, and Linton Kwesi Johnson fed his Afrocentric beliefs, which he longed to record. Read More

'Christ' heads to Kingston

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

AFTER last month's successful two-show performances at the Iberostar Rose Hall hotel in Montego Bay, Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar is slated to play at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May... Read More

Renee surrenders to dance

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

RENEE McDonald is arguably the hardest working and most in-demand choreographer in Jamaica. Read More

Richie Innocent upbeat at IRAWMA nod

Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

SPOKEN word artiste Richie Innocent is in high spirits as he looks forward to the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) slated for the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston on Saturday. Read More

Vision comes to life

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Two Sundays ago young performers Ashley Bromfield and Javal Lewis stepped into the annals of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC). Read More

Wise Wordz at Dis Poem Festival

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Thursday, May, 2 2019    

Despite a sudden change in venue, the ninth Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Festival held on Sunday in Portland, was a successful fusion of poetry, agriculture and creativity.Though turnout was lower than anticipated, organiser Ras Takura was pleased with the event. Read More


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