Arts & Culture

School of Drama incorporates community intervention in its programme

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

Miss Lou — Mother of Jamaican culture

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

This is the sixth 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

Marcia Jackson doing the dub

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

THE world of dub poetry is widely dominated by men. However, Florida-based Marcia Jackson remains undaunted in her determination to make her mark. Read More

Maroon culture on show June 22-25

By Basil Walters Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 14 2017    

PAM Hall, Cari-Folk Singers, Savvie, Ananse story-telling by Amina Blackwood Meeks, Charles Town Maroons drummers and dancers, and Mutabaruka providing musical selections are part of the entertainment package scheduled for the ninth annual international Charles Town Maroon Conference... Read More

JCDC to host talent search

Tuesday, June, 13 2017    

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Kingston & St Andrew Parish Office will be hosting several community auditions for its Big Stage Competition across the Corporate Area. Read More

Maroon confab, festivity launch

Thursday, June, 8 2017    

THE launch of the 2017 Charles Town Maroon International Conference and Celebration takes place tonight at the Redbones Blues Caf in New Kingston, starting at 7:00 pm.The two-day event begins on Friday, June 23, with the annual Ancestor Quao... Read More

Deh Jah dancers making moves

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, June, 4 2017    

Come June 17 and 18, the Deh Jah Dance Theatre and Academy will stage their performance season at the Little Theatre in St Andrew.The two performances will feature a total of 10 dance works from the company's four resident choreographers. Read More

My Jamaican 55!

Thursday, June, 1 2017    

In celebration of Jamaica's 55th independence anniversary, the Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk will be highlighting 55 entertainment personalities who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. One personality will... Read More

Enigma fashion, awards tomorrow

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Top-shelf fashion designer Courtney Washington will be one of several on show at Enigma Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony at Curphey Place in St Andrew tomorrow.Showtime is 4:00 pm.“We'll have a... Read More

'Powerful' line-up for June 4 concert

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

READYTV's CEO, Christopher “Papa CD” Dehring and Queen's Counsel Ian “DJ QC” Wilkinson will go up against Rankin Pumpkin, the Japanese entrant in the Magnum Kings and Queens competition, at the Powerful Women & Men show, on Sunday, June 4. Read More

Mayoral eye on The Ward

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

LIFE is being breathed into The Ward theatre which sits in the heart of downtown Kingston. It has been idle for close to a decade.If mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams has his way, the century plus-old theatre will be operational by the end of... Read More

Garvey returns

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

The production Garvey The Musical, which was first staged in October last year, returns to the boards of the Philip Sherlock Centre For The Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, for a limited run on weekends from May 12-28. Read More




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