Arts & Culture

Grand Gala 55 Grand — bringing youth together

Jamaica 55 Independence Grand Gala, held at the National Stadium in St Andrew last Sunday, surpassed expectations despite the threat of the inclement weather. Read More

Jamaica on show
DESPITE the threat of rain, thousands of flag-waving Jamaicans made the pilgrimage to the Grand Gala held at the National Stadium in St Andrew on Sunday evening. And they were not disappointed.... Read More

GALA — grand affair
JAMAICANS can expect to be treated to a serving of rich cultural heritage at tonight's Grand Gala scheduled for the National Stadium in St Andrew. Showtime is 6:00 pm.... Read More

Reid takes on Frenemy
ALL it takes is a minute with actress Audrey Reid to have you doubling over with laughter. She has been winning over theatre-goers with her many roles since her debut in the early 1990s. ... Read More

Dancers return from Complexions stint

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

TWO Jamaican dancers, Oraine Frater and Ashley Bromfield, have just returned to the island following a one-week summer intensive in New York with the acclaimed Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Read More

NDTC season begins Friday

Sunday, July, 16 2017    

MORE than 16 dance and musical works — including two new creations choreographed by former principal dancers Tony Wilson and Professor Chris Walker — make up the repertoire for the 2017 season of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), which commences its four-weekend run... Read More

Claude McKay: Father of Jamaican poetry

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

This is the 34th in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.†† Read More

'Poor song quality'

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Olivia “Babsy” Grange, minister of culture, gender affairs, entertainment and sports, said the overriding factor that influenced the decision to scrap the festival song contest this year was the poor quality of the entries. Read More

Slice of Life: worth a bite

Monday, July, 3 2017    

It is said life is what you make it, and it was the playwright George Bernard Shaw who noted that, “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Read More

Pliť Academy coming

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Plans are in high gear for the establishment of the Pliť Academy of Excellence to foster the development of local talent in the area of the performing arts. Read More

International dancers for September gig

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Still revelling in the success of their maiden project, Pliť for the Arts, a local organisation dedicated to the development and promotion of artistic endeavours, is on to its next project. Having brought New York-based contemporary ballet company Complexions to Jamaican shores earlier... Read More

Jamaica Youth Theatre heads to international fest

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Jamaica Youth Theatre (JYT) is one of two Caribbean groups selected and invited to participate in the prestigious Aberdeen International Youth Festival 2017 scheduled for July 28 to August 5. Read More

School of Drama incorporates community intervention in its programme

Monday, June, 26 2017    

The school of drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has incorporated community intervention as a significant aspect of its programme offering, designed to help students identify the value of the arts to society. Read More

An affair art of the Art

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Jamaica-born German artist Barbara Matthews Von Enger is currently preparing for her major upcoming exhibition at the Twin Gambh in Bad Homburg, Germany in October. Read More

Rex Nettleford: Caribbean man of dance

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

This is the 13th in our daily series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day, one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6. Read More


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