DTX comes of age

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

LAST weekend, Dance Theatre Xaymaca (DTX), staged their 22nd season of dance at the Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

The Green marches to top

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

HAWAIIAN band The Green debuts at number one on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart. They earn a third chart-topper with Marching Orders. Read More

Marleys rock to Exodus 40

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, November, 2 2017    

THE Marley family celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of Bob's iconic album Exodus with an all-star concert at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater in California last night. Read More

Douglas Bennett is dead

Thursday, November, 2 2017    

DOUGLAS Bennett, chairman of the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC), died in the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on Monday morning. He was 88. Read More

Too much water for Roots

Wednesday, November, 1 2017    

FOR a second Friday in a row, Mother Nature forced an abrupt ending to headliner's Levi Roots' set at Redbones Blues Cafe in New Kingston.He however managed to see the silver lining behind the clouds: he did two tracks, one better than last week. Read More

After 12: Black is beautiful...& successful

Wednesday, November, 1 2017    

The fifth anniversary of Kerry and Bobo's 'Successful Life' full-black edition, held on Friday, October 13 at Dale Lawn in Seaview Gardens, pulled a fun-loving set of party people who, true to the dress code, painted the venue black. Here's what OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER... Read More

Sizzling sets at PAN grand finals

Tuesday, October, 31 2017    

THE intermittent rain throughout the day had little effect on the proceedings at the PAN 2017 Grand Finals inside the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre in St Andrew on Sunday. Read More

Yellowman's tasty serving of Blueberry Hill

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 31 2017    

IT was a royal salute. Yellowman, the dancehall king, covering rock and roll legend Fats Domino's 1956 standard, Blueberry Hill. Read More

Stella Maris season begins

Monday, October, 30 2017    

STELLA Maris Dance Ensemble's 24th Season of Dance opens at the Little Theatre in St Andrew on Saturday. Showtime is 8:00 pm.The event, which is also slated for Sunday, November 5 at 5 pm, is under the patronage of Mr & Mrs. Wayne Chen. Read More

King Benj-I answers Africa's call

Monday, October, 30 2017    

SINGER King Benj-I kicked off his career in the 1970s, a fertile period for artistes with staying power. Read More

Police probe producer's killing

Monday, October, 30 2017    

THE police are currently investigating the death of producer Ralston “Tru Blue” Wellington, who was shot and killed at his Maxfield Avenue home in St Andrew on Friday evening. Read More

Bond girl who said 'No'

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October, 30 2017    

THE name Marguerite Gordon (nee LeWars) may not immediately resonate with fans of James Bond movies. However, her beauty and charm helped lay the groundwork for others to follow. Read More

Theatre practitioners share secrets

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

'A Successful Career in Theatre' was at the heart of a special panel discussion to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of Jamaican stage and screen luminary the late Ranny Williams, more popularly known as Maas Ran. Read More

A Sankofic Journey

Sunday, October, 29 2017    

With the recent launch of Making Kenke From Memory: A Sankofic Journey, poet KaBu Ma'at Kheru and publisher SenYAcum Publishing hope to add to the international conversation of the relationships between the Caribbean and African diaspora. Read More

SOJA gets poetic

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Sunday, October, 29 2017    

Poetry in Motion, the seventh studio album from Virginia-based reggae band SOJA, was released on Friday. The 11-track set released on the ATO Records label (a label founded by rocker Dave Matthews) features songs that focus on global affairs. Read More


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