The Voice from Duhaney Park

(Photo: NBC)

RESIDENTS of Duhaney Park in Kingston are in a jubilant mood. One of their own, 24-year-old singer Anita Antoinette Fearon, is in the Top 10 of the popular American television talent show, The Voice. When Splash caught up with Fearon on Wednesday following Tuesday night's show, she was excited abou ... Read More

Tony Rebel and Garnet Silk Tony Rebel remembers Garnet Silk
This is the third in the Jamaica Observer's daily 20-part series, 20 Days of Silk, which looks at th ... Read More

The cover of Ed Robinson’s
album Tribute to John Holt Ed Robinson updates John Holt's classics
SINGER Ed Robinson salutes rocksteady great John Holt on his new album Tribute to John Holt. Robins ... Read More

Raging Fyah Bullying under Raging Fyah
ROOTS rock reggae band Raging Fyah has turned its social conscience to the issue of bullying. The s ... Read More

DJ Chuckie all set for Heineken party

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Fay-Ann Lyons,  DJ Chuckie and Bunji Garlin

SURINAMESE DJ and producer Chuckie is fired up for his debut performance at Heineken World Premiere at Fort Rocky in Port Royal, Kingston, on Saturday. "I've been looking forward to doing a show in Jamaica for a long time now! I was born in Suriname, so I'm a Caribbean kid. Electronic music became really popular in the Caribbean so I can imagine that people in Jamaica have started their own electronic music scene," he said. DJ Chuckie has played on almost every continent and is ready to give J ... Read More

Maestro Don shoots video

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Maestro Don and his love interest in his latest video You a My

RISING dancehall artiste Maestro Don is upbeat about his new video You a My Gal, which was filmed in sections of Portmore. It was directed by Robin Chin of Enhanced Realizm. It is the sixth video for the 21-year-old deejay. "Working with the director was smooth and quite easy because we have already worked on a project before and, seeing that we are both professionals, everything was set," said Maestro Don. "The finished product is above average standard. Excellent quality and professional wor ... Read More

TV Land pulls Cosby Show

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Bill Cosby

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of The Cosby Show, moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom "is no longer under development." a TV Land representative said the reruns will stop airing immediately for an indefinite time. The Cosby Show also was to have b ... Read More

General Trees for Different Strokes

Friday, November 21, 2014    

General Trees

PROMOTER Sean Greenfield has staged some of the most innovative events in western Jamaica through his Seashli brand, including Soaking Wet, Girl's Time, Mas Vida and Different Strokes. Launched in 2009, the latter has grown into a popular retro party, attracting fans from across the country. So popular, it is now staged twice a year. "Since we launched Different Strokes it has been growing rapidly. It's now held in March and November. The fans love this event because of the high level of enter ... Read More


Friday, November 21, 2014    

John Holt’s
music reaches
the far corners
of the earth.
These Japanese
visitors came to
pay their
respects to the

SINGERS and players of instruments packed the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kingston on Monday to pay their last respects to veteran artiste John Holt. Splash takes a look at some of the members of the music fraternity who went to bid goodbye to Holt is is renowned for songs such as Ali Baba, Stick By Me, Sweetie Come Brush Me and Up Park Camp. REMEMBERING JOHN HOLT --> Read More

‘Lala Pink’ aims to make mark

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Lala Pink

DANCEHALL singjay Lala Pink Doll is anticipating that her latest single Relationships will make inroads locally. The recently released track is produced by Futristic Era Riddim. “People have been walking up to me daily telling me how much the love the song, Relationships. I know in myself that a lot of people will like this song because of what it speaks about and the fact that the song is so relatable,” she said. Lala Pink Doll (given name Latrar Scott) is based the United State ... Read More

Do Go See Nov 21

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Isabel Leonard
and Maurizio
Muraro in
Rossini's Il
Barbiere di Siviglia

splash PICK OF THE WEEKEND Live in HD Metropolitan Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia @Carib 5, Cross Roads, St Andrew Time: 12:55 pm East Kingston Invasion @ Skateland, Kingston Featuring: No Limts Sound, Fire Biggs, Gargamel among others Time: 9:30 pm Image @ Clun Enima, Cedar Valley Road, Standpipe Featuring: DJ Menace, Escobar Time: 9:30 pm Smirnoff Fridays @ Ribbiz and Triple Century Time: 8:00pm Seafood Night @ The Essence, Kings Plaza, St Andrew Featuring: Vin the Mu ... Read More

Saw's Alter Ego out

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Lady Saw

NEVER one for the conventional, Lady Saw enters new territory with her latest album, Alter Ego, which was released Tuesday by her Hall's Productions through a distribution deal with VP Records subsidiary VPAL Music. Though Hall's Productions has released songs by Spragga Benz, Beenie Man, Assassin, Sizzla and Ce'Cile, Alter Ego is the first album bearing its seal. Saw told the Jamaica Observer that the set is rounded. "It's Marion Hall (her real name) with a touch of Lady Saw. It's different," ... Read More

Nesbeth declares Victory

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Nesbeth in performance at the
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New
Kingston on Monday evening.

DOZENS of supporters and well wishers turned up for the launch of reggae singer Nesbeth's EP Victory at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Monday evening. The five-track set, co-produced by the singer, was officially released on iTunes on Tuesday. It is distributed by Zojack Worldwide. Nesbeth, whose given name is Greg Nesbeth, told the Jamaica Observer he hopes that his new EP will broaden his fan base and inspire the listeners. "I want it to reach out across the world to people wh ... Read More

A ‘Cruz’ down memory lane

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Garnet Silk and Anthony Cruz

This is the second in the Jamaica Observer's daily 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. THERE'S a sense of déjà vu about singer Anthony Cruz's upcoming album, a tribute set to his grand-uncle, the influential roots vocalist Garnet Silk. It has covers of some of Silk's biggest hits which are being produced by Donovan Germain and Bobby 'Bobby Digital' Dixon, who were key players in Silk's tr ... Read More



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