Arts & Culture

Choreographers on show this Saturday

Come this Saturday, December 15, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) will stage its biennial Young Choreographers Showcase to prepsent works in progress from some emerging creative artistes from the country and the region. Read More

T&T's Anthony gives KO performance
ON the night of February 25 1964, an icon was born. Cassius Clay, a brash 22-year-old boxer from Louisville, Kentucky, beat world champion Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title at Miami Beach Convention Center.... Read More

Pancho wins Red Bull contest
Jevaughn “Pancho” Williams was the last dancer standing at the Jamaica's first ever round of the Red Bull Dance Your Style held at 876 Terrace Bar and Grill in St Andrew on Monday.... Read More

Right Girl, Wrong Address for charity
Right Girl, Wrong Address, the hit play by Patrick Brown, returns for a one-night stand Saturday at High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cornwall Regional, Kingston Public and Spanish Town hospitals.... Read More

David Heron gets Life Impact Award

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

Playwright and actor David Heron was among 36 recipients at last Thursday's Caribbean Life Impact Awards at Paradise Hall in New York. He was recognised for his achievements in the arts and entertainment. Read More

Ashe to get city keys

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

A resolution was passed at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation's (KSAMC) monthly meeting recommending that 25-year-old performing arts outfit, Ashe Company, be given the keys to the city.The meeting took place on Tuesday, November 13. Read More

Nat'l Chorale to host concerts

Sunday, November, 18 2018    

The National Chorale of Jamaica will present its annual concert series, under the baton of Conductor Winston Ewart, on Friday, November 23, at the University Chapel, and Sunday, November 25, at the Hope United Church in St Andrew. Showtimes are 8:00 pm... Read More

NDTC, 'Stella' to get Keys to City

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer | Thursday, November, 15 2018    

IN recognition of its cultural contribution to Jamaica, the Kingston and St Andrew Muncipal Corporation's (KSAMC) council unanimously approved a resolution for the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) to receive its Keys to The City. Read More

Theatre veteran Peter Haley is dead

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

THEATRE luminary Peter Haley died in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 7, after a long battle with cancer.He is best known for his work with the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) and its junior division. Read More

Oliver yuh large

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

On November 4 the king of Jamaican comedy Oliver Samuels celebrated his 70th birthday, and the St Mary-born comedian, actor and playwright is giving thanks for his decades on the stage. Read More

Culture to take stage at Grace Jerk Fest

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

Organisers of the Grace Jamaica Jerk Festival are continuing to place an emphasis on culture at this year's staging. The occasion is scheduled for Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, on Sunday. Read More

Pop style in Junction

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

The 2018 staging of Campari Pop style hit Jamaica's south coast recently with a stop in Junction, St Elizabeth. It was a night of fun, style and music, as over a thousand party goers converged at Pine Plaza for the chance to be dubbed Campari's Most Stylish. Read More

Stella dances for the children

Friday, November, 2 2018    

As part of its 25th season of dance, the Stella Maris Dance Ensemble will this year continue its community outreach. Read More

Fourteen Queens crowned

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

The Courtleigh Auditorium in st Andrew was awash with stories of 'woman power' and resilience as the third annual Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QORIHC) unforlded on Sunday evening. Read More

Stella's silver

Wednesday, October, 31 2018    

Local dance outfit the Stella Maris Dance Ensemble celebrates its 25th season of dance this weekend.According to the ensemble's artistic director Dr MoniKa Lawrence, storytelling lies at the heart of the company's repertoire. Read More




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