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Arts & Culture

Dixon recalls echoes of 9/11

Jamaican actress Dianne Dixon was at work in Brooklyn, New York, on September 11, 2001 when planes flown by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center in Manhattan, killing over 2,000 people including several Jamaicans. Read More

Webster Memorial stages virtual play
Released from Lockdown — a theatrical production by congregants of the Corporate Area-based Webster Memorial United Church — is scheduled for today at 3:30 pm.... Read More

Dancer of distinction
DANCER and choreographer Clive Thompson has a credo, “What you think, you manifest”. And it is that mantra which has kept him on the cutting edge in the world of dance for more than 60 years, bringingt him numerous accolades, including the Order of Distinction in the rank of...... Read More

Lord Creator's Independence gift
BORN in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, Lord Creator's music was steeped in the calypso culture of his homeland. However, in 1962, he gave Jamaica a fitting Independence present with a heartfelt song.... Read More

Jackie Opel: Honorary Jamaican

Thursday, August, 6 2020    

AT the dawn of Jamaica's Independence from Great Britain in 1962, a number of artistes from the Eastern Caribbean flocked its shores to help celebrate the occasion. They included singer Lord Creator and guitarist Lynn Taitt from Trinidad and Tobago and singer Jackie Opel from... Read More

Honour roll

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 6 2020    

AN impressive list of entertainers and members of the arts fraternity are to be recognised at the annual National Honours and Awards on National Heroes' Day, October 19. Read More

Posse reunites tomorrow

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, July, 31 2020    

Boxers are usually wary of ring rust when they are away from the game for too long. Actor Glen Campbell feels the same way after a five-month absence from the stage. Read More

Festival songs break new ground

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 22 2020    

JAMAICA Festival 2020 Song Competition, the compilation album featuring this year's 10 finalists, is currently number 11 on iTunes Reggae Chart. Read More

Sheldon Shepherd for Sole DBX platform

Sunday, July, 19 2020    

Jamaican actor and performing artiste Sheldon Shepherd is among a select number of creatives who have been selected to launch the online platform established by the popular Dubai-based arts festival Sole DBX. Read More

Clive Duncan's final act

Friday, July, 17 2020    

Actor Clive Duncan has died.The local theatre personality who became known to Jamaicans thanks to his role as Drapus (Mr Upton) on the 1980s sitcom Lime Tree Lane, died at home on Thursday morning after a battle with cancer. Read More

Vote for your song

Friday, July, 17 2020    

Below are the names, songs, and numbers of each finalist in this year's Jamaica Festival Song Competition. A live performance is slated for TVJ on July 19, while the final is scheduled for July 26.   Read More

Calabash off till next year

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 15 2020    

There will be no Calabash International Literary Festival this year. Read More

NDTC to host virtual celebrations

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 14 2020    

THE effect of the COVID-19 pandemic will not deter the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) from celebrating its 58th anniversary. Read More

Labba Labba dies at home

Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

DANCEHALL choreographer and former Black Roses Crew member, Labba Labba passed away at his Arnett Gardens residence on Sunday. He was believed to be in his mid-70s. Read More

Theatres to reopen... but

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 5 2020    

The announcement by Government of a conditional reopening of local theatres, effective today, has been met with caution by players in the local theatre community. Read More


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