Cocoa Tea looks to Sunset In Negril

Cocoa Tea

REGGAE singer Cocoa Tea is gearing up for the release of his latest album Sunset In Negril on his Roaring Lion imprint. The 12-track project will be released in time for his upcoming United States tour which kicks off on October 22. "It's a mixture of lovers' rock and social commentary," Cocoa T ... Read More

Romain Virgo
Smith Sam Smith Gives Romain Thumbs Up!
BRITISH soul singer Sam Smith has given Jamaican reggae act Romain Virgo the thumbs up for his cover ... Read More

Reggae singer Anita
Antoinette in
performance on NBC
talent competition
The Voice on
Monday. Another Jamaican on The Voice
ANOTHER Jamaican has made it through the blind auditions of the NBC reality TV talent show The Voice ... Read More

Baker Anita Baker sued
DETROIT, USA (AP) — A lawyer who represented Anita Baker against allegations that she failed t ... Read More

All in the numbers for T Rizzy

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October 01, 2014    

T Rizzy (right)
drops to the
floor when he
is announced
the winner,
while host
Terri Karelle
winner JL.

FOR T Rizzy, the winner of the 2014 season of Digicel Rising Stars, it was all in the numbers. The 20-year-old from Falmouth in Trelawny had grown up watching the popular televised talent show and always knew he wanted to be a part of the experience. "I remember turning on the TV and the sound came up before the picture: 'it's the final audition show for the 2014 season of Digicel Rising Stars, Saturday, June 22, Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.' I just knew it was my year." The youngster ... Read More

Events at a glance

Wednesday, October 01, 2014    

Glen Campbell and Sakina Deer in a scene from the play Funny
Kind of Love.

WEDNESDAY Funny Kind'a Love The hilarious play Funny Kind of Love continues this evening at Centrestage Theatre, Cinema 2, Dominica Drive, New Kingston. The all-star cast of performers comprise Camille Davis, Glen 'Titus' Campbell, and Sharee Elise and Sakina Deer in alternating roles. Starting time is 8:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. THURSDAY Jamaica Observer Takes Style Out Bargain lovers can take to the various stores across the island as the Jamaica Observer presen ... Read More

Tahiry Jose parties at Fiction

Wednesday, October 01, 2014    

Tahiry Jose (right), American reality TV star, and
Cortia Bingham, Fiction Fantasy Fridays PR
manager, at the Constant Spring Road-based
nightclub, last Friday.

TAHIRY Jose, American reality TV star, was special guest at Fiction Fantasy Fridays on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew on the weekend. Jose, who stars in the VH1 television series, got a taste of the city's nightlife and was impressed. Clad in a Givenchy outfit, the reality star danced all night in the Moet VIP Lounge. "It reminds me of a New York club. It was live, the music was great and the service was impeccable," said Jose. Jose -- born to Dominican parents in Harlem, New York -- said ... Read More

Chik-V goes ‘airborne’

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer reporter livingstonc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

Wayne J

THE outbreak of chikungunya virus (chik-V) has certainly been Jamaica's hot-button topic in recent weeks. And, 11-year-old deejay Wayne J has added his voice to the discourse. His single, Chikungunya, has been doing the rounds. Produced by Ikation Records, the track was officially released on Sunday. "I thank the disc jocks for playing it. It really makes me feel good," Wayne J told the Jamaica Observer. A student of Pembroke High School in St Andrew, Wayne J (given name Wayne Smith Jr) said ... Read More

Marlin Mayhem creates a splash

By Everard Owen Observer writer | Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

DJ Richie D

SUPER-INCLUSIVE party Marlin Mayhem was the perfect start to the 51st Port Antonio International Marlin tournament at the Ole Marina in Port Antonio, Portland, on Saturday night. DJs Richie D, Aries Supreme, and Illest Cruse provided the different genre as patrons danced up a frenzy. DJ Richie D, in one of his stints, play music from a wide selection of Jamaican artistes, including Buju Banton, Chronixx, Freddie McGregor, and Tony Rebel; while Aries Supreme kicked off with hip hop getting reve ... Read More

Hewett promises a night to remember

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September 30, 2014    


FANS of Howard Hewett can brace themselves for a great performance from the American singer when he takes the stage for Soul in the Sun in Montego Bay Music Festival from October 10-12. Hewett, who was part of the 1970s/80s aggregation Shalamar, is set for his Jamaican assignment. That group, comprising Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel, gave the smash hit A Night to Remember and The Second Time Around. Speaking to the Jamaica Observer, Hewett noted that, although he has stayed true to his musica ... Read More

Honour for Sister Nancy

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer reporter livingstonc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September 30, 2014    


ROOTS reggae artiste Sister Nancy is among four persons being honoured at the 13th staging of Icons of Soul slated for the Rochdale Community Centre in Queens, New York, on Saturday, November 8. Sister Nancy, whose given name is Ophlin Russell-Myers, will be receiving the Living Legend Award for her long-standing contributions in the music industry. The younger sister of deejay Brigadier Jerry, Sister Nancy first connected with hits such as Bam Bam, One Two and Cocaine at a time when Jamaica's ... Read More

Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No 2

Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

wedding No 2

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The romantic canalled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin said 'I do' for a second time, yesterday, celebrating a civil wedding ceremony in Venice's City Hall on the Grand Canal, greeted by hundreds of well-wishers who waited hours for a glimpse of the newly-weds. The couple tied the knot two days earlier in a private ceremony attended by Hollywood ... Read More

Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI

Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

Amanda Bynes

LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — Former actress Amanda Bynes was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence of a drug, authorities said yesterday. Bynes, 28, was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer after she stopped in the middle of an intersection in the Van Nuys neighbourhood of Los Angeles around 4:00 am on Sunday. The former child star was determined to be under the influence of an unidentified drug after being evaluated at a nearby pol ... Read More

Wal-Mart: Morgan, others weren’t wearing seat belts

Tuesday, September 30, 2014    

Tracy Morgan’s limo bus.

NEWARK, United states (AP) — Wal-Mart says actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on a New Jersey highway in June weren't wearing seat belts. Wal-Mart's filing was made yesterday in federal court in response to a lawsuit Morgan filed in July. The accident killed a friend of Morgan's who was accompanying the former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star back from a show in Delaware. Morgan spent several weeks in rehab with rib an ... Read More



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