Arts & Culture

'Jesus Christ' rocks Kingston

You might have heard the story of Jesus' crucifixion, but have you ever seen it told to rock and roll music? If not, then Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by David Tulloch, is a must-see. The show opened at Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Saturday... Read More

Heron has a date with Leonora
Jamaican actor and playwright David Heron has been named co-producer for a staged reading of American David Stallings' play Leonora, which takes place June 3 at Williams Institutional CME Church in Harlem, New York.... Read More

Rabbi Samms gets the word out
AS a youth in Vineyard, St Elizabeth, Rabbi Samms' heroes were mainly cultural or musical. The message of Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett, Bob Marley, and Linton Kwesi Johnson fed his Afrocentric beliefs, which he longed to record.... Read More

'Christ' heads to Kingston
AFTER last month's successful two-show performances at the Iberostar Rose Hall hotel in Montego Bay, Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar is slated to play at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May...... Read More

Renee surrenders to dance

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

RENEE McDonald is arguably the hardest working and most in-demand choreographer in Jamaica. Read More

Richie Innocent upbeat at IRAWMA nod

Wednesday, May, 8 2019    

SPOKEN word artiste Richie Innocent is in high spirits as he looks forward to the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) slated for the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston on Saturday. Read More

Vision comes to life

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Two Sundays ago young performers Ashley Bromfield and Javal Lewis stepped into the annals of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC). Read More

Wise Wordz at Dis Poem Festival

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Thursday, May, 2 2019    

Despite a sudden change in venue, the ninth Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Festival held on Sunday in Portland, was a successful fusion of poetry, agriculture and creativity.Though turnout was lower than anticipated, organiser Ras Takura was pleased with the event. Read More

Daley calls on coporate Jamaica

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

COMEDIAN Christopher “Johnny” Daley says stand-up comedy is gaining traction as a new form of entertainment and corporate Jamaica should support its growth. Read More

Festival Song finalists selected

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

THIS year's top-10 finalists in the Festival Song Competition were selected from a field of 25 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston last Saturday. Read More

'Story of our Lives' art show opens in style

BY TOMORI THOMPSON Sunday Observer intern | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

 The 'Story of our Lives', a historic art show by philosophical photographer Adrian McDonald, drew many admirers into its focus at its launch last Friday at Toyota Jamaica in St Andrew. Read More

Memorable Morning of Movement and Music

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, April, 23 2019    

 It was a full house that witnessed the 38th annual Morning of Movement and Music, staged by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), at Little Theatre in St Andrew on Easter Monday. Read More

J'can theatre alive and well

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

A call has come for a revival of the Jamaica Association of the Dramatic Arts (JADA), the umbrella organisation which represents players in the local theatre community. Read More

TIME honours James

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Jamaican author Marlon James has been listed among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Read More

A bellyful of wins

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, April, 17 2019    

Belly Woman, a production by the School of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, was the big winner at Monday's Actor Boy Awards held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. Read More


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