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Stella's got groove

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 5 2019    

STELLA Maris Dance Ensemble absolutely delivered on its promise to present a highly entertaining performance for its 26th annual season, staged at Little Theatre in St Andrew this past weekend. Read More

Singing for Ardenne

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

The University Singers brought the house down for a worthy cause last weekend, as they staged their 'brawta' 2019 concert season in aid of Ardenne Prep and Extension High School.Fire destroyed a section of the institution in September. Read More

Skip to Miss Lou

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

As the centenary celebrations continue for the life of renowned Jamaican folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley, better known as Miss Lou, younger Jamaicans got a chance to learn more about her through a theatrical production entitled Skip To My Lou - Lou, which ran for five days at the Coke... Read More

A 'Stella' affair promised

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 31 2019    

DR MoniKa Lawrence, founder of Stella Maris Dance Ensemble, is promising a memorable experience at this weekend's performances scheduled for Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Laughter and message at Drama Fest

By Jason Tulloch Observer writer | Friday, October, 25 2019    

This weekend, the Phoenix Theatre in St Andrew will be the venue for Drama Fest. The event will see three productions by Freedom Ministry taking to the stage, aimed at providing comic relief, while at the same time sharing a message with the audience. Read More

Dancing into the future

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 25 2019    

For the first time in its 24-year history, Dance Theatre Xaymaca (DTX) conducted public auditions to glean a stronger cohort for its annual season of dance, which is set for the Little Theatre in St Andrew this Saturday and Sunday. This scouting for new talent has paid rich dividends, as... Read More

Great storytelling at 'I Am Gold'

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Thursday, October, 24 2019    

With a message of hope, healing and restoration, Ycats Soul and Dance lit up the Little Theatre on Sunday evening with the 2019 staging of From the Arts With Love under the theme 'I Am Gold'. Read More

Entertainers get their applause

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

Sustained cheers and applause rang out inside the presentation pavilion on the lawns of King's House yesterday, for members of the entertainment fraternity who were being recognised with national honours and awards. Read More

From pain to poetry

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer Writer | Sunday, October, 20 2019    

Inspired by the likes of Maya Angelou and Louise Bennett, 22-year-old Latifa James has turned her pain into poetry.Her début anthology titled Colourful Conversations and Thought filled Reality is set to be released this Tuesday. Read More


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