Arts & Culture

Reggae museum coming

THE Ministry of Tourism will create an international reggae music museum in Kingston, as one of the projects planned for Reggae Month in February. Read More

Rasta, reggae and rebellion
Actor, film-maker, activist and the granddaughter of Bob and Rita Marley, Donisha Prendergast is currently in India where she conducted sessions at Goa Sunsplash — India's biggest reggae and sound system festival which was held last weekend (January 12-13), and is also slated for...... Read More

Poetry competition heats up
The process to arrive at the winners of Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2019 poetry prizes is currently under way.... Read More

Jokers get serious
Tired of being seen as simply a pack of jokers, Jamaica's stand-up comedians are getting serious about their craft and have moved to form an association.... Read More

Redemption song explained

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 13 2019    

In 2002 the Government of Jamaica opened Emancipation Park, an expansive green space located in the heart of the Corporate Area. Read More

Author V S Naipaul makes transition

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year 2018 in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.  Read More

A great evening with the University Singers

Sunday, December, 23 2018    

It is fair to say the annual Christmas concert staged by the University Singers is one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season. Read More

Curtains!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 23 2018    

Over this holiday season at least four new works will première on stages across the Corporate Area joining two works which opened earlier. Read More

NDTC loses Audley Butler

Thursday, December, 20 2018    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.  Read More

What's the plan?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 16 2018    

Independent art curator Gilou Bauer is calling for a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to the development of the arts here in Jamaica. For the former curator of the Mutual Gallery, which was located in the corporate Area until it closed its doors in 2013, there needs to be a coming... Read More

Choreographers on show this Saturday

Sunday, December, 9 2018    

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

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, December, 2 2018    

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

Thursday, November, 29 2018    

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

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 28 2018    

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



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