Here comes CHRONIXX

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ROOTS singer Chronixx got an instant bump after the hype arounnd his performance on the top-rated Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. There was a surge in sales for his Dread & Terrible EP and the single Here Comes Trouble just hours after his July 22 performance on the NBC show was announced. The ... Read More

KONSHENS... diagnosed
with chronic laryngitis Illness halts Konshens's European gig
DANCEHALL artiste Konshens is slated to return to the island next week after cancelling the remainde ... Read More

OLIVER SMOOTHE... been singing since I was six
years old Jamaica Irie, says Oliver Smoothe
OLIVER 'Oliver Smoothe' Gordon sees being named a top 10 finalist in the Festival Song Competition o ... Read More

Christopher Johnny Daley had the crowd in stitches at the fourth staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in New York. Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in NY “a huge success’
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York was the perfect setting for the Grace ... Read More

Duran Duran sues fan club

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

CHICAGO (AP) — Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. The group known for hits like Notorious and Hungry Like the Wolf accuses the suburban Chicago-based club of breaching contract by not paying the band promised revenue. The Chicago Sun-Times that Duran Duran's lawsuit names Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. as the defendant. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court this week. It says the band entered a 2010 contract allowing the club to collect members ... Read More

Chronixx ‘Tonight Show’ appearance goes viral on social media

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:15 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A photo featuring Chronixx and Jimmy Fallon during his stint on Tuesday’s episode of NBCs ‘Tonight Show’ has gone viral on social media and is drumming up major response regarding the artiste and his contribution to reggae music. With more than 700 shares and just under 10,000 likes on the Facebook photo, fans have commended Chronixx for his work even comparing the ‘Here Comes Trouble’ artiste to reggae icon Bob Marley. “Yes I, it took ... Read More

Good show

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer reporter livingstonc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014    

A section of the crowd at Reggae Sumfest last week.

GODFREY Dyer, chairman of Summerfest Productions — organisers of Reggae Sumfest — is pleased with the staging of this year's week-long event. The chairman said while the final figures have not yet come in, things looked good from his vantage point. "I honestly don't have the numbers yet. I won't get it for another couple days," he said. "But everything went according to plan. Personally, I am happy with how it came off, patrons were able to leave before the sun came up. We had to b ... Read More

Nature working on debut set

By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston | Wednesday, July 23, 2014    

working on debut set

AFTER an electrifying performance on Reggae Sumfest's International Night I, it's back to the grind for recording artiste Nature, who is working on his debut album. The yet-to-be-named set is slated to be released by year-end. "The album will have a variety of genres... reggae, dancehall, R&B, Electric Dance music (EDM) because it's geared towards an international audience. I've recorded over 25 songs which the final cut will be coming from," he told the Jamaica Observer. For this project ... Read More

A-List indeed

BY RORY DALEY Observer reporter daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014    

Neville Graham (left) and Suresh Martin enjoy the company
of Ocean Spray promo-model Amui Gayle at A-List.

SUNDAY'S staging of A-List at Hope Zoo in St Andrew, was a success from all indications. "I got rave reviews from all the patrons I spoke with, and I can assure them that the summer A-List party will be a staple," Kamal Bankay, event organizer, told the Jamaica Observer. The all-inclusive session made partygoers feel special from the start with a red carpet and elegant white fabric entrance tunnel into the cosy venue. The luxury vibe could be felt from the bar to the food court as A-List offer ... Read More

Keneisha Smith: The prayer warrior

By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston | Wednesday, July 23, 2014    


This is the eighth in the Jamaica Observer's 10-part series on finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC's) Festival Gospel Song Competition. KENEISHA Smith says feeling nervous is the last thing she expects come Sunday's final. She is one of the finalists in this year's JCDC Gospel Song Competition scheduled for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew. "Honestly speaking, I must say that I am not anxious about it. But I am really excited to minister ... Read More

Jamaican suite for symphony concert

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014    

Members of
Orchestra of
the Americas
and the
Orchestra of
share a
moment at
the Norman

SOME of Jamaica's best known folk and reggae tunes will form the repertoire of the Orchestra of the Americas and the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica when they perform in Jamaica this week. The orchestras will stage three concerts — a free recital inside Emancipation Park this evening, followed by concerts at Church on the Rock in St Andrew on Thursday, and the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James on Saturday. Among the Jamaican classics that will be on show at these concerts is ... Read More

Mission-ARY on musical mission

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July 23, 2014    


UP-AND-COMING Florida-based dancehall artiste Mission-ARY said he is hoping his latest single, Low Pan Cash, will be his breakout hit. "It is somewhat hilarious, but the message is reality. It is about parents that don't want their daughter dating a guy that doesn't have money, even when the guy is madly in love with their daughter," the singjay said. Low Pan Cash was released in March of this year, and produced by Portland-based Nutune Records. Born in Portland, Mission-ARY (given name Bent ... Read More

Selena Gomez celebrates 22nd birthday

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:49 PM    

Selena Gomes attending the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival in Italy (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Selena Gomez has been spotted celebrating her 22nd birthday on a yacht Tuesday in Saint Tropez, France. The New York Daily News showed pictures of Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend clinging tightly to “a hunky mystery man” as the two rode a jet ski together. Three days ago, the singer was featured on the UK’s Daily Mail dressed in a daring outfit that exposed the singer’s slender frame as she made her way to the Rudderless press conference at the ... Read More

Shemar Moore to return to 'Young and Restless'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:44 PM    

(Photo: AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on "The Young and the Restless." During his return on September 10-11, Moore will reunite with Kristoff St John, who plays his on-screen brother Neil Winters. Moore's character Malcolm Winters returns to Genoa City after leaving two years before without a proper goodbye. He comes back for a family visit to make amends and catch up. Moore says he's excited about returning to the CBS show wher ... Read More



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