SOE declared in sections of Kingston and St Andrew

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A state of public emergency (SOE) has been declared within specified boundaries encompassing parts of the Kingston Central, Kingston Western and St Andrew South Police Divisions. Read more

Arts & Culture

Ashe to honour co-founder in Turks

Joseph “Joe” Robinson was a man of the people. Even though he hailed from Turks & Caicos soil, Robinson maintained a passion for developing the Jamaican performing arts industry up until his death in 2005. The Ashe Company was a product of this passion he exuded, which he... Read More

More stories from DYCR
Whether tackling social issues or making light of current affairs, DYCR has released songs that have made him his generation's dub poet. But as he promotes his second album, Dub, Stories and Poetry , he is still called on to define his...... Read More

Dance as praise
“And David danced before the LORD with all his might...” — 2 Samuel 6:14 ... Read More

History lesson from Folk Singers
The 51-year-old Jamaican Folk Singers continues to live up to its mission — sharing aspects of Jamaican folk music culture with succeeding generations - through the staging of its annual concert season and other public performances.... Read More

Take a bow

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

Come this Friday, theatre practitioner David Tulloch will make his 1,000th curtain call as an actor. Read More

Audley Butler remembered as genuine

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, September, 4 2018    

There were fond memories and a few tears as the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) paid tribute to Audley Butler, one of its founding members, at a ceremony at its studios at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on Sunday. Read More

Misty Copeland, Complexions on pointe

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 3 2018    

Balletomanes got to witness esteemed prima ballerina Misty Copeland and some of the more popular recitals from world-renowned dance troupe Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Little Theatre in Kingston, on Saturday night. Read More

Ho Lung's Parables worth watching

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 30 2018    

THERE were major changes to the annual theatrical production by Father Ho Lung and Friends. Father Richard Ho Lung, head of The Missionaries of the Poor, chose The Parables — highlighting well-known stories from the Bible. Read More

Calling all female dub poets

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 27 2018    

Jean “Binta” Breeze is no alien to accolades. Read More

Taking art to the streets

Sunday, August, 26 2018    

Downtown Kingston is set to come alive today with Kingston Creative, a series of events designed to have the public experience art in the streets of the city. The event is set to bring together artists, artisans and designers of all backgrounds and lay the groundwork for the development... Read More

Dancers to get big boost

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 21 2018    

MORE than 200 dancers will benefit from free workshops conducted by the esteemed ensemble, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, from August 28 to 30. Read More

Ho Lung puts Parables on show

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 19 2018    

Parables, the latest production from Father Ho Lung and Friends, is not only expected to entertain but, to instil a sense of purpose. Read More

NDTC founding member dead

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, August, 16 2018    

Audley Butler, a founding member of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), is dead.He passed away in New York on Sunday where he had gone to attend his sister's funeral. Read More

Jamaican Folk Singers goes vintage

Wednesday, August, 15 2018    

Vintage Folk is the theme of this year's concert season by the Jamaican Folk Singers which will run from September 7 to 9 at the Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Ho Lung showcases Jamaica's music forms

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

Jamaica's diverse musical offerings will form the soundtrack of Parables, the latest production by Father Ho Lung and Friends, scheduled for the Little Theatre in St Andrew this weekend. Read More



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