Arts & Culture

NDTC Singers step into spotlight

With 57 years under its belt, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) has become known as a force in the world of dance, but in recent years the singers of the company have been stepping into the limelight and making a name for themselves. Read More

Kudos for Kingston
JAMAICA'S capital city Kingston has secured the number two spot on a rating of 10 music meccas around the world you need to visit, in a compilation by the American weekly news magazine Newsweek.... Read More

The Ward rehab hits $300m bump
MAYOR of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams is seeking a whopping $300 million to complete the next phase of the restoration of The Ward, the 107-year-old theatre located in the heart of downtown Kingston.... Read More

One Blood to do it for charity
DREDZ Productions raises its curtains tonight to perform for charity. Proceeds from the show are to offset the medical expenses of two-year-old Emilio McDonald, who is suffering from stage four eye cancer.... Read More

Steve James does it from the art

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

The annual Art Basel Miami festival opens tomorrow, with its Let There Be Reggae segment focusing on Jamaican pop culture. Photographer Steve James will be part of this expose. Read More

Remembering the roots of Paul O Beale

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

ACTOR Michael “String Bean” Nicholson says late playwright Paul O Beale contributed significantly to the development and popularity of roots theatre in Jamaica. The genre erupted in the 1980s through fellow playwrights Ginger Knight, Balfour Anderson and Ralph... Read More

NDTC shares its music

Sunday, December, 1 2019    

For over a half a century the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) has become known for its contribution to the artistic life of post-independent Jamaica. Read More

Poets pay tribute to Miss Lou

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

Food may have been top of the menu at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, held November 10 at the Miramar Regional Park in South Florida, but there was also an appetising tribute to legendary folklorist Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley. Read More

Paul O Beale remembered

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

In Jamaican theatre, characters such as Jookie Jam, Delcita and Shebada have a common element — playwright, director and producer Paul O Beale. Read More

Much movement at Meraki

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November, 22 2019    

THE local dance community displayed a sense of community last Sunday as five of the country's major companies came out for a cause. Read More

An intriguing Debut by Damoi Gordon

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, November, 21 2019    

Despite not capturing the crowd he hoped for, photographer/creative director Damoi Gordon is pleased with his first solo exhibition. Read More

A channel for Karl

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

There were little signs of Jamaican culture in Toronto when Karl Mullings and The Sheiks visited that Canadian city in 1963. They ended up staying for eight months, enough time for him to develop a love for the city and country. Read More

Kingston gets jazzed up

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

THERE is a new initiative aimed at injecting entertainment into downtown Kingston. The latest project, Downtown Night, sees live jazz each Friday at the F&B restaurant, located at the corner of Duke and Harbour streets. Read More

Oprah gives Patsy props

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The novel Patsy, by Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn has been named by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of the best books of 2019. Read More

Doing it for Tony

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 7 2019    

IT'S dance season. Read More



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