Arts & Culture

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

NDTC's Easter tradition continues

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

The Little Theatre in St Andrew will come alive next Sunday morning for the 38th staging of the annual act of worship by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). Read More

Japanese culture on show

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

National Museum Jamaica (NMJ) launched a new travelling exhibition dubbed The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love at its downtown Kingston headquarters last Thursday. Read More

J'can in New York

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

When Russian-born, American ballet choreographer George Balanchine co-founded the New York City Ballet over 70 years ago, little did he know that a dancer with strong Jamaican roots would rise among its ranks. Today, Christopher Grant is one of the up-and-coming male dancers with the... Read More

Sabrina watches patiently

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, April, 12 2019    

 Sabrina Thomas, one of the lead actors in As He Watches, said her Actor Boy Awards nomination serves as a major motivation for her. Read More

DREDZ at the control

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Thursday, April, 11 2019    

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David Heron remounts J'can classic

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, April, 7 2019    

The Rope And The Cross, Easton Lee's Jamaicanised version about the relationship between Jesus Christ and Judas Iscariot, is being remounted to mark its 40th anniversary. Directed by David Heron, it takes place April 21 at The New Vibe Lounge in Long Island, New... Read More

The Boxer experience

By RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, April, 7 2019    

A portion of the works of art collected by late art historian and scholar, Dr David Boxer, is set to go on auction come tomorrow. Read More

Dawes, Hutchinson win writers' prize

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

Two Jamaican writers have been named winners of the Windham-Campbell Prize for poetry, which carries with it a US$165,000 prize purse to support their work Read More

Summer of art

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

The National Gallery of Jamaica is moving forward with the implementation of new programmes aimed at pushing the development of art in Jamaica while showcasing the work of emerging and established talent. Read More


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