Arts & Culture

Isaiah makes triumphant return

IT was a Father Ho Lung and Friends production of yesteryear which returned to the stage this year. The production Isaiah, mounted by the popular Catholic priest to raise funds for his many charities, returned to its winning ways after a fall in the standards at more recent... Read More

Musgrave Medals for 10
Next Wednesday, 10 Jamaicans will be recognised for their contribution in literature, science and the arts during the annual Musgrave Medal awards at the Institute of Jamaica in downtown Kingston.... Read More

Campari returns to Pop Style
FASHION face-off, Campari Pop Style, returns for a third year across four locations islandwide. The announcement was made at the launch held at J Wray & Nephew's corporate office in New Kingston, recently.... Read More

The Phoenix dies
Come January 2020 Phoenix Theatre, the local playhouse on Haining Road in New Kingston, will cease to exist.... Read More

Isaiah returns this weekend

Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

This weekend, October 5 and 6, the National Arena in St Andrew will again be the venue for Father Ho Lung and Friends' remount of Isaiah, their first reggae opera. Read More

Best of Jamaica on show

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

A STANDING ovation brought down the curtains on the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport's Carifesta Expose. The show — held at the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Drive in Kingston last Monday — featured the top acts from Jamaica's presentation in Trinidad and... Read More

Foolish Advice gets warm reception

Friday, September, 27 2019    

After an encouraging turnout for its September 22 premiere, director/writer Stefan Whyte is looking at Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach as locations for the next showing of his film, Foolish Advice. Read More

James' Leopard on the hunt

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment | Tuesday, September, 24 2019    

Marlon James' Black Leopard, Red Wolf is among 10 novels vying for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction.The announcement was made last Friday by the National Book Foundation, a 30-year-old American non-profit organisation. Read More

Queens to get their due

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, September, 19 2019    

FOURTEEN women are to be honoured at the Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) Awards set for the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on October 26.The award, which recognises females from all spheres of the entertainment industry, is now in its fourth year. Read More

Morrison unveils New Works

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

WHILE some fledgling artists hope to make a huge impact immediately after leaving school, Petrona Morrison, who has been in the industry for 45 years, implores them to be diligent. Read More

Nice And Easy with Folk Singers

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 17 2019    

Musical director of the Jamaica Folk Singers, Christine McDonald Never, says there is no great appreciation for their value or folk music in Jamaica. Read More

Smith, friends rally to The Bahamas' rescue

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment | Wednesday, September, 11 2019    

Florida-based Jamaican poet Malachi Smith was one of several acts on the recent International Festival of Contemporary Poetry in Mexico. He said while his performance was “well-received”, he was somewhat distracted. Read More

Miss Lou gets her square

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

GORDON Town Square has been officially renamed Miss Lou Square, in honour of cultural icon, folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley who would have celebrated her 100th birthday last Saturday. The ceremony took place on Sunday in Gordon Town, St Andrew, where she resided for many... Read More

Father Ho Lung, Friends welcome back Isaiah

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 10 2019    

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, Father Ho Lung and Friends will remount Isaiah , their first reggae opera. Read More

Pliť For Arts looks global

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Sunday, September, 8 2019    

Marisa Benain, founder/artistic director of Pliť For The Arts, wants the annual dance festival to be an international event.The third staging was held at the Little Theatre in Kingston from August 30 to September 1 under the theme, 'Amalgamation'. Read More


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