Arts & Culture

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

Back to Africa with Shango

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, March, 26 2019    

The phenomenal success of the film Black Panther, which was released in February of last year and reeled in a staggering US$1.3 billion at the box office worldwide, will undoubtedly have an effect on the sensibilities of audiences, particularly those of African extraction, and their... Read More

March 30 funeral for Aston Cooke

Tuesday, March, 19 2019    

THE celebration for the life of theatre personality Aston Cooke is scheduled for Wolmer's auditorium at Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston on Saturday, March 30, 2018.Start time is slated for 10:00 am. Read More

Alleyne creates Disequilibrium at UWI

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 13 2019    

'My wife encouraged me to put this show together because she was running out of space to put my pieces,” said economist Dr Dillon Alleyne at the launch of Disequilibrium, his art exhibition, held last Tuesday evening at The University of the West Indies' Regional Headquarters... Read More

First-timers react to Actor Boy nominations

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@ | Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Last Monday's announcement of the nominations for this year's Actor Boy Awards, which recognises excellence in local theatre, revealed a number of first-timers making the cut, especially in the acting categories. Read More

The fine arts return to MoBay

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, March, 8 2019    

The inaugural CARICS International Fine Arts Festival takes place Saturday at the Old Hospital in Montego Bay. The free event, sub-titled Affair of The Arts, showcases the work of 20 visual artists, artisans and artistes. Read More

Dance under one Umbrella

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, March, 7 2019    

 Michael Holgate, conceptualiser of Jamaica Dance Umbrella (JDU), says the concept continues to etch its way through the Caribbean's performing arts glass ceiling. Read More

A dozen nods for One Blood

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, March, 5 2019    

THE School of Drama at the Edna Manley College in Kingston has amassed the lion's share of the nominations for this year's Actor Boy Awards. Read More

Yasus gives poetry fest the thumbs up

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

Yasus Afari, head of Sen Yacum Entertainment, says diverse cultural performances made this year's staging of Poetry in Motion a memorable one. Read More

Dingo's promise

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver. com | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

His career may be described by some as a series of fits and starts. Poet Richard Dingwall, better known as Dingo, has been a fixture on the local literary scene for some time but come next Sunday he will be releasing his first publication, a collection of poems titled A Window To Let The... Read More


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