Arts & Culture

NDTC, 'Stella' to get Keys to City

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
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
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
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

Dufton's spotlight

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 30 2018    

There is mixed reaction within the local comedy community regarding the success of last weekend's stand up showcase headlined by American Mike Epps. Read More

Entertainment fraternity members collect Nat'l Honours

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

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

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

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

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

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

Wednesday, October, 10 2018    

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



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