Arts & Culture

Sandals Ochi tops region in arts contest

Thursday, June, 13 2019    

SANDALS Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann took the lion's share of awards in the Sandals Festival of the Arts talent competition (Ocho Rios) Regional Finals held on the property last Saturday.The resort faced off with its sister property Beaches Ocho Rios. Read More

Jamaican Odaine Lewis helps Texas Tech create history at NCAA Championships

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

Texas Tech senior Odaine Lewis helped his school lift their first NCAA Division One Outdoor Track and Field Championships title last Friday night as they held off the challenge of University of Florida and University of Houston at the Mike A Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas to win the... Read More

Come collect your works

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The National Gallery of Jamaica is has run out of storage space.As a result, the gallery is asking artists whose works are currently in their possession to come and retrieve them in order to avert what is a potential crisis. Read More

Revival tributes for Edward Seaga

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The National Gallery of Jamaica will be paying tribute to former Prime m inister Edward Seaga with an exhibition which opens to the public this Tuesday. Read More

J'can poet shines at US festival

Tuesday, June, 4 2019    

Dub poet Richie Innocent is thrilled about his recent participation in the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival which took place from May 15 – 19 at Bridgewater College in Virginia, USA. Read More

Culture takes spotlight at Powerful concert

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

Popular culture will take centre stage at the Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity Show scheduled for National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew on Sunday, June 9. Read More

Deh Jah dances into season 10

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

When the Deh Jah Dance Theatre stages its 10th anniversary season of dance at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on June 15 and 16, patrons will be treated to the best of the company's repertoire spanning the past decade. Read More

Seaga, art and nation-building

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

For former prime minister, the late Edward Seaga, the development of cultural institutions was paramount to nation-building in Jamaica's post-independence years. As a result, among the many initiatives to his credit is the fostering of a viable fine arts scene. Read More

Seaga's affair with the arts

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, May, 30 2019    

 Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga was a true patron of the arts. Read More

'Powerful' concert for June 9

Wednesday, May, 29 2019    

ORGANISERS of this year's Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity Show are promising a memorable occasion. The event is scheduled for the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on Sunday, June 9. Showtime is 6:00 pm. Read More

Wise Wurdz from dub poet

Tuesday, May, 28 2019    

Wise Wurdz believes that dub poetry is enjoying a revival on the local scene and is deserving of more support from events promoters and other important players in the Jamaican music industry. Read More

Festival finalists share inspiration

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, May, 23 2019    

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'Jesus Christ' rocks Kingston

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 21 2019    

You might have heard the story of Jesus' crucifixion. But have you ever heard it told to rock 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 evening. Read More

Heron has a date with Leonora

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

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

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Thursday, May, 16 2019    

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


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