Arts & Culture

Ho Lung showcases Jamaica's music forms

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

NDTC moves into new age
THE National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) is clearly a troupe in transition.... Read More

Team Ultimate wins dance finals
PERSEVERANCE paid off for members of Team Ultimate dance group who, after five previous attempts, took top honours at World Reggae Dance Championship held at the National Arena in St Andrew on Friday.... Read More

Nazzle Man aims to be among classics
This is the final of a 10-part series on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Jamaica Festival Song Competition which started in 1966. ... Read More

Copeland's Jamaica shows sold out

Sunday, August, 5 2018    

The two performances featuring American prima ballerina Misty Copeland set for the Little Theatre in St Andrew on August 31 and September 1 have already sold out. Read More

Roy Rayon: Still giving thanks

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 25 2018    

This is the ninth in a 10-part series on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Jamaica Festival Song Competition which started in 1966.   Read More

Nazzle Man does it again

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, July, 17 2018    

NOT even Nazzle Man was sure of his win at Sunday's finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Festival Song competition. He knew he had a great song, he was competent in pulling his audience in with his stage craft, but on final night he was not sure he could pull... Read More

Stanley Beckford: the mento man

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

 This month the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will crown the 51st Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner. The Jamaica Observer presents the fifth in a 10-part series on the contest which started in 1966.  Read More

Who will win?

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

With millions in prize money up for the taking, the big question is who will walk away with the top spot at the Jamaica Festival Song Competition final set for Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew this evening, starting at 6:00 pm. Read More

Ready for the finals

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

It's confidence all around from the contestants in the 2018, Jamaica Festival Song competition as they head into this Sunday's finals set for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Video: Art, fashion extend a lifeline

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

IT was an evening of art, fashion and wine at the annual charity event, Lifeline — held at Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, last Thursday. Read More

Big bucks for 'Festival'

Wednesday, July, 4 2018    

Contestants in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Festival Song Competition, will compete for $10 million in cash prizes and awards. This was disclosed to the Jamaica Observer by Olivia “Babsy” Grange, minister of culture, gender,... Read More

Value your culture

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

For Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus, the Caribbean region is a rich, diverse cultural space replete with traditions and experiences which rival the rest of the world and provide the ultimate fodder for creative expression. Read More

Shuler King visit comedy bar tonight

Tuesday, June, 26 2018    

AMERICAN rising star of comedy Shuler King is this evening's featured performer at special edition of Johnny Live Comedy Bar at 100 Hope Road in St Andrew. Showtime is 8:00 pm. Read More

Ashe continues year-long celebration

Monday, June, 25 2018    

Ashe's year-long celebrations are on track, according to Executive Director Conroy Wilson. The performance group is celebrating its silver jubilee through monthly events and 25 free islandwide performances . Read More


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