Arts & Culture

Entertainment fraternity members collect Nat'l Honours

Cheers rang out at King's House on Monday as members of the entertainment fraternity made their way to the presentation dais to receive their National Awards. The loudest were for veteran deejay Winston “Yellowman” Foster. Read More

Tiffani's prescription for dance
THE world will soon call her the "Doctor that Dances". Tiffani Smith is a first-year medical student at the University of the West Indies and was recently awarded a scholarship to Complexions Academy in New York. She is scheduled to partake in a week-long programme next...... Read More

'Queens' to be lauded
Well-known and behind-the-scenes female contributors to the entertainment industry will be recognised at the third annual Queen of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) scheduled for the Courtleigh Auditorium in St Andrew on October 28.... Read More

Heritage Fest starts Oct 13
The Stars R Us show, initially scheduled for Saturday, will now be held on October 20. This is due to a conflict of dates at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew, where the event is set to be staged.... Read More

Heron still has the Will

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, October, 7 2018    

The thought of a woman sexually harassing a man was unique when Against His Will debuted in Jamaica 18 years ago. Even in the age of the #Metoo movement, David Heron's play of reverse sexism still causes some flutters. Read More

Celebrating with China

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

The sounds of the east were evident at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew on Monday as the Embassy of China in Jamaica brought together its nationals, friends and associates to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Read More

The Innocence of Guilt

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, October, 7 2018    

It was one of the most publicised murders, trials and convictions of its time. Read More

Mike Epps to make Outburst

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Thursday, October, 4 2018    

American comedian Mike Epps is scheduled to make his Jamaican debut at Outburst Stand-Up Comedy Series on October 27. The event is slated to unfold at the National Arena in Kingston at 8:00 pm. Read More

Complexions scholars to make quantum leap

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Sunday, September, 30 2018    

TWO different backgrounds, two different stories but one shared passion — dance. Read More

Dance with a different complexion

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Thursday, September, 27 2018    

Dancer Faybian Grizzle's enthusiasm could not go unnoticed as he spoke to the Jamaica Observer about his recent scholarship to Complexions Academy in New York. The 22-year-old is among a select group who impressed the Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company when it... Read More

Oniel's affair of the art

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, September, 24 2018    

It has been almost 20 years since Oniel Cunningham and a business partner came up with the idea for a fine arts festival in their hometown of Montego Bay. That festival would help expose local and Caribbean talent. Read More

Ashe to honour co-founder in Turks

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Joseph “Joe” Robinson was a man of the people. Even though he hailed from Turks & Caicos soil, Robinson maintained a passion for developing the Jamaican performing arts industry up until his death in 2005. The Ashe Company was a product of this passion he exuded, which he... Read More

More stories from DYCR

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, September, 20 2018    

Whether tackling social issues or making light of current affairs, DYCR has released songs that have made him his generation's dub poet. But as he promotes his second album, Dub, Stories and Poetry , he is still called on to define his... Read More

Dance as praise

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

“And David danced before the LORD with all his might...” — 2 Samuel 6:14  Read More

History lesson from Folk Singers

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, September, 11 2018    

The 51-year-old Jamaican Folk Singers continues to live up to its mission — sharing aspects of Jamaican folk music culture with succeeding generations - through the staging of its annual concert season and other public performances. Read More


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