Arts & Culture

One Love, Korean style

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Sunday, November, 5 2017    

Korean and Jamaican culture came together at the Mona Vistor's Lodge in St Andrew recently for the celebration of Korean National Day. Read More

DTX comes of age

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

LAST weekend, Dance Theatre Xaymaca (DTX), staged their 22nd season of dance at the Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Stella Maris season begins

Monday, October, 30 2017    

STELLA Maris Dance Ensemble's 24th Season of Dance opens at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on Saturday. Showtime is 8:00 pm.The event, which is also slated for Sunday, November 5 at 5 pm, is under the patronage of Mr & Mrs. Wayne Chen. Read More

Theatre practitioners share secrets

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

'A Successful Career in Theatre' was at the heart of a special panel discussion to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of Jamaican stage and screen luminary the late Ranny Williams, more popularly known as Maas Ran. Read More

Maas Ran symposium today

Thursday, October, 26 2017    

THEATRE stalwarts Oliver Samuels and Patrick Brown are among the speakers slated for the Ranny Williams Memorial Symposium at the Little Theatre in St Andrew tomorrow at 10:00 am. Read More

Ho Lung looks to Queen Esther

By Dorian Graham Observer writer | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

FATHER Ho Lung and Friends is celebrating 46 years with the musical production Queen Esther. Read More

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


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