Capleton fires up Sting launch

The ‘fireman’
created a
musical inferno
inside Triple
Century Sports
Bar on

BASED on his fiery performance at Wednesday's launch of Magnum Sting at Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston, Capleton expects to be a hit at the Boxing Day event. "A long time mi nuh represent fi Sting yuh nuh. Da part a di show ya name 'If yuh heart nuh clean, keep yuh hand a yuh side. If y ... Read More

Dancehall artistes Kip
Rich (left) and Blak Ryno It'll still have its Sting
ISAIAH Laing, CEO of Supreme Promotions — promoters of the annual Magnum Sting stage show -- s ... Read More

Wretch 32 Wretch 32 rappin' up the hits
BRITISH rapper Wretch 32 scored his fifth Top 10 single on the UK Singles Chart last week. His lates ... Read More

Lady Saw Lady Saw hits Billboard
LADY Saw's latest album Alter Ego debuts at number six on Billboard's Reggae Album chart with first- ... Read More

Pellets found in 'Chu Chu' sent for testing

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Roots play actor Cleve ‘Chu Chu’ Warren.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The St Ann police are confirming that several pellets have been removed from the body of late roots play actor Cleve 'Chu Chu' Warren. Warren, 46, was pronounced dead at the St Ann's Bay Hospital last Thursday after complaining he was feeling dizzy. He was e nroute to the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. "Information reaching us is that 57 pellets were removed from his body. They will be sent to the lab for testing to determine what they are," said Se ... Read More

Humbleton, Chrisinti ready for battle

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, November 28, 2014    


SINGJAY Humbleton recently teamed up with singer Chrisinti for the single Hotter The Battle. Co-produced by Joel Edwards, Humbleton and Chrisinti, the song is on the Tonic rhythm created by Myaz Werks Productions. Born Oswald Burt in Hopewell, Hanover, Humbleton has been doing music professionally since 1992. He relocated to Kingston for greater recording opportunities, then returned west to Montego Bay where he cut his first single in 2005. The following year, he migrated to the United States ... Read More

Gospel acts for Sunday's Arts in the Park

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Levy’s Heritage

EMERGING gospel artistes will take centre stage at Arts in the Park at Turtle River Park, St Ann, on Sunday at noon. The event, which is free to the public, will feature 25 young and emerging gospel acts including Kevin Smith, Anishca Sinclair, Chozenn, Latoya HD and Levy's Heritage. "We are very pleased to be staging a Gospel edition of 'Arts in the Park'. Gospel is one of the fastest-growing music genres in the Caribbean, made popular by artistes such as Junior Tucker, Papa San, Carlene Dav ... Read More

A brother remembers

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, November 28, 2014    

Aaron Silk

The Jamaica Observer continues its 20-part series, 20 Days of Silk, which looks at the life of roots singer Garnet Silk. Next month marks 20 years since his death. AS the 20th anniversary of Garnet Silk's death approaches, his brother Floyd Smith braces himself for a day that revives painful memories. Known in music circles as Aaron Silk, he told Splash this week that because Silk was such a strong force in his life, getting over the loss is tough, even two decades later. "Everytime yuh think ... Read More

JAMPRO forges alliance

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Lisa (played by Karian Sang) and Sean
(played by Christopher Martin) in a scene
from the movie Destiny.

JAMAICA Promotions (JAMPRO) Jamaica's Trade and Investment Agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Bob Marley Foundation on Wednesday to signal both groups' intention to partner for the Jamaica Film Festival 2015. The move is a good one as sister company Tuff Gong International recently acquired the distribution rights for the Jeremy Whittaker-directed Destiny. Carole Beckford Jampro's film commissioner described exactly what the move means. "The foundation will be promotin ... Read More

Party with DJ Amber

Friday, November 28, 2014    

DJ Amber

IRIE FM personality DJ Amber returns with her annual 'Party Like It's Your Birthday' show today at Chances Beach in Negril. It is the fourth year of the event which has deejay Busy Signal as feature act. "I'm looking forward to another great staging of my party. I started this event in 2011 and since then it has been growing tremendously. Last year attracted a bumper crowd and I believe this year will be even bigger," she said. Dubbed 'Happy Times', today's show also has a solid line-up of sel ... Read More

'Weddy Weddy' continues to spark

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Racquel Anderson (left) and
Kayan Henry. At right: Christine Burger (left) and
Sasha-Gale Thomas

The Stone Love staged 'Weddy Weddy' which takes place on Wednesday night on Burlington Avenue in St Andrew continues to be one of the favourite night engagements for lovers of music especially in the Corporate Area. The Observer's night photographer Karl McLarty was on the prowl last Wednesday and he caputured some of the action at 'Weddy Weddy'. Read More

Nature's Way goes acoustic

Friday, November 28, 2014    

House of Souls

NATURE'S Way Entertainment has released the House of Souls EP, the company's first acoustic project. According to Garfield Cowan, CEO of Nature's Way Entertainment, "This project was put together with a lot of thought, as we didn't want it to be like any other productions that I have done before. I wanted it to be more about the production than just the melody." Musicians who worked on House of Souls include Denver Smith on drums and percussion, and guitarist Lamont Savory. The tracks are Str ... Read More

University in Tennessee cancel's Cosby's performance

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Bill Cosby

HENDERSON, Tennessee (AP) -- A university in Tennessee says it has cancelled Bill Cosby's scheduled appearance at a benefit dinner amid allegations made by women accusing the comedian of sexual assault. Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson said in a statement Wednesday that Dr Ben Carson will replace Cosby at the December 5 dinner. An attorney for the 77-year-old comedian has called the accusations that he drugged and assaulted numerous women "unsubstantiated" and "discredited." Freed-Harde ... Read More

Do go see this weekend

Friday, November 28, 2014    

The performing ensemble No-Maddz
will perform at the Bank of Jamaica
today at 12:30.

Splash Pick of the Weekend Lunch Hour Concert @ Bank of Jamaica auditorium Featuring: NoMadzz Time: 12:30 pm FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Party Like It's Your Birthday @ Chances Beach, Negril Featuring: Smurf, Johnny Kool, ZJ Dymond, DJ Rusti, Crazy Neil and Hustler Time: 9:00 pm Movie Script @ 14B South Camp Road Featuring: Jamrock, Hypnotik, Kurt Riley among others Time: 9:00 pm DownStairs Live @ Redbones Blues Café, 1 Argyle Road Featuring: Featuring: Downstairs Time: 9:30 pm ... Read More



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