Arts & Culture

A channel for Karl

There were little signs of Jamaican culture in Toronto when Karl Mullings and The Sheiks visited that Canadian city in 1963. They ended up staying for eight months, enough time for him to develop a love for the city and country. Read More

Kingston gets jazzed up
THERE is a new initiative aimed at injecting entertainment into downtown Kingston. The latest project, Downtown Night, sees live jazz each Friday at the F&B restaurant, located at the corner of Duke and Harbour streets.... Read More

Oprah gives Patsy props
The novel Patsy, by Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn has been named by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of the best books of 2019.... Read More

Doing it for Tony
IT'S dance season.... Read More

Stella's got groove

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

STELLA Maris Dance Ensemble absolutely delivered on its promise to present a highly entertaining performance for its 26th annual season, staged at Little Theatre in St Andrew this past weekend. Read More

Singing for Ardenne

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

The University Singers brought the house down for a worthy cause last weekend, as they staged their 'brawta' 2019 concert season in aid of Ardenne Prep and Extension High School.Fire destroyed a section of the institution in September. Read More

Skip to Miss Lou

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, November, 3 2019    

As the centenary celebrations continue for the life of renowned Jamaican folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley, better known as Miss Lou, younger Jamaicans got a chance to learn more about her through a theatrical production entitled Skip To My Lou - Lou, which ran for five days at the Coke... Read More

A 'Stella' affair promised

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Thursday, October, 31 2019    

DR MoniKa Lawrence, founder of Stella Maris Dance Ensemble, is promising a memorable experience at this weekend's performances scheduled for Little Theatre in St Andrew. Read More

Laughter and message at Drama Fest

By Jason Tulloch Observer writer | Friday, October, 25 2019    

This weekend, the Phoenix Theatre in St Andrew will be the venue for Drama Fest. The event will see three productions by Freedom Ministry taking to the stage, aimed at providing comic relief, while at the same time sharing a message with the audience. Read More

Dancing into the future

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, October, 25 2019    

For the first time in its 24-year history, Dance Theatre Xaymaca (DTX) conducted public auditions to glean a stronger cohort for its annual season of dance, which is set for the Little Theatre in St Andrew this Saturday and Sunday. This scouting for new talent has paid rich dividends, as... Read More

Great storytelling at 'I Am Gold'

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Thursday, October, 24 2019    

With a message of hope, healing and restoration, Ycats Soul and Dance lit up the Little Theatre on Sunday evening with the 2019 staging of From the Arts With Love under the theme 'I Am Gold'. Read More

Entertainers get their applause

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, October, 22 2019    

Sustained cheers and applause rang out inside the presentation pavilion on the lawns of King's House yesterday, for members of the entertainment fraternity who were being recognised with national honours and awards. Read More

From pain to poetry

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer Writer | Sunday, October, 20 2019    

Inspired by the likes of Maya Angelou and Louise Bennett, 22-year-old Latifa James has turned her pain into poetry.Her début anthology titled Colourful Conversations and Thought filled Reality is set to be released this Tuesday. Read More

Isaiah makes triumphant return

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, October, 11 2019    

IT was a Father Ho Lung and Friends production of yesteryear which returned to the stage this year. The production Isaiah, mounted by the popular Catholic priest to raise funds for his many charities, returned to its winning ways after a fall in the standards at more recent... Read More

Musgrave Medals for 10

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, October, 10 2019    

Next Wednesday, 10 Jamaicans will be recognised for their contribution in literature, science and the arts during the annual Musgrave Medal awards at the Institute of Jamaica in downtown Kingston. Read More


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