Arts & Culture

Former NDTC dancer is dead

Jihan Palmer, former dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC)is dead. She passed away on Saturday, April 21, in New York, after battling stage four cancer. She was 36. Read More

Bob Andy for Dis Poem Wordz Fest
For the first in his more than 50-year career, singer-songwriter Bob Andy will be performing works from his expansive catalogue without singing when he makes his appearance on the 2018 staging of Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Festival.... Read More

High-energy set from the University Chorale
THE University Chorale is hailing their recent concert season, which ran from April 6 to 8 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies' Mona campus, as a success.... Read More

Yendi’s back
Beauty queen and model Yendi Phillipps is returning to the stage as a dancer.... Read More

NDTC readies for Easter performance

Sunday, March, 18 2018    

THE National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) will mount its 37th annual Morning of Movement and Music in association with The Little Theatre Movement (LTM) at The Little Theatre, St Andrew, on Sunday, April 1. Read More

2nd dose

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 18 2018    

Having been flooded with questions from women regarding how to enter, develop and sustain a career in the world of theatre, actress, producer and director Dahlia Harris decided to create the Jamaica Women in Theatre Festival. Read More

Protests stall arts finals

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, March, 13 2018    

THE three-day industrial action by teachers affiliated to the Jamaica Teachers' Association is having a negative effect on the parish finals of the Festival of the Performing Arts administered by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). Read More

Organisers pleased with Ja Dance Umbrella

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Conceptualiser of Jamaica Dance Umbrella, Michale Holgate is more than pleased with this year's staging of the annual dance festival, which culminated at Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at The University of the West Indies, Mona last... Read More

Ricky Rowe is ready

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

Actor Ricky Rowe is one happy man. Read More

Everything's Rosie

Tuesday, March, 6 2018    

ACTRESS Rosie Murray is overjoyed with the two recent Actor Boy Awards nominations for her one-woman production Slice of Life. Read More

Record entries for Festival Song 2018

Sunday, March, 4 2018    

“ Impressive.” Read More

Ready, set, dance

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, March, 1 2018    

FOUR stalwarts of dance will be honoured at the opening of the 10th anniversary staging of Jamaica Dance Umbrella (JDU) at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies this evening. Read More

Yasus basks in Poetry in Motion’s growth

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

YASUS Afari, conceptualiser of the annual Poetry In Motion festival, is pleased with its growth. The two-day event marked its 15th anniversary at the Manchester Golf Club in Mandeville, Manchester, on Friday, February 23, and Sunday, February 25. Read More

Queen Esther reigns

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, February, 28 2018    

FATHER Richard Ho Lung and Friends' epic drama, Queen Esther, leads the nominees for the March 26 Actor Boy Awards with 16 nominations. Read More

Movements in New York

Sunday, February, 25 2018    

Local troupe Movements Dance Company was in New York earlier this month to help celebrate black history month and Jamaica 55 as guests of Jamaican Consul General to that city, Trudy Deans. Read More


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