Francine James in Vogue

Francine James

PULSE model Francine James is featured in next month's issue of German Vogue. A relative newbie to the international circuit, James, 17, moved into the big league this year. The 5-ft 9 1/2 inch James took her appearance in the monthly glossy in stride. "I have a long way to go. I'm not even halfwa ... Read More

Festival Choir
(Photo: File) Diocesan concert season begins
HANDEL'S Messiah will form the soundtrack for the 90th Anniversary Concert Season of the Diocesan Fe ... Read More

Ky-Mani Marley Ky-Mani moves into Herb Merchandisng
KY-MANI Marley will release a line of ganja-based merchandise in early 2016. The singer also has pla ... Read More

Frankie Paul Frankie Paul gives score
Veteran lover's rock singer Frankie Paul will perform at Sting on Boxing Day. Paul, who rarely perf ... Read More

D'Angel gets branded

Saturday, November 28, 2015    


DANCEHALL artiste D'Angel was named brand ambassador for Island Blo Bar, a premium styling salon offering quick and affordable styles for the woman on the go. The artiste will be required do speaking engagements, promotion and marketing via social media. "I am excited to be a brand ambassador for Island Blo Bar. They have amazing products and services, and I am impressed with their quality of work," said D'Angel. "Their service is top notch, and of course, easy on the pocket. As Jamaicans we ... Read More

Vickers to awaken Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

Vickers Dance Studio

THE stage at the Little Theatre in St Andrew comes alive this weekend with the staging of Sleeping Beauty and other works by the Vickers Dance Studio. Head of the studio, Elizabeth, Vickers-Samuda, notes that recitals are very difficult to pull together due to the limited rehearsal hours available to her students. Nevertheless, she has put together what she deems an interesting show set for tomorrow, November 28, and Sunday, November 29. "The thing with recitals is that students get very excit ... Read More

Sky’s the limit for OC G

Saturday, November 28, 2015    


SINGJAY OC G aims high with Jupiter, one of several new songs he has on the market. Jupiter is produced by John Blacks Records while another track, Jah Jah Guide Me, was done for DJ Sunshine's Fire Starta 'riddim'. Both singles were released one week ago. While airplay is critical, OC G (born O'Dane Coote) said the visual aspect of promoting a song is just as important. "We shot the video (for Jupiter) about two weeks ago. It's currently being edited and should be ready for release next wee ... Read More

DJ Amber’s party tonight

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

DJ Amber

DJ Amber stages the fifth Party Like It's Your Birthday today at Bourbon Beach in Negril. This is the fifth anniversary. Time flies so fast, it seems as if it was just yesterday when I kept the first one. I am so grateful that despite all the struggles my event has continued to grow and I am looking forward to another successful staging," said DJ Amber. A number of top selectors will be featured at the event including ZJ Dymond, DJ Rusti, Crazy Neil DJ Odane and DJ Force Ripe. There will also ... Read More

Bashment comes to Greenwich Town

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

Ninjaman and Elephant Man

GREENWICH Town Bashment, the first in a series of community-outreach shows, takes place today at Seventh Street and First Avenue in that Kingston community. It is a joint venture between the Hunt's Bay Police and Greenwich Town residents to improve law enforcement/resident relations. Music industry veteran Tony Mack, who is part of the organising team, said a number of established and homegrown acts will perform. They include Ninjaman, Elephant Man, Kip Rich, Danny English, Steve Tulloch, The ... Read More

Noville Sal hopes for better times

Saturday, November 28, 2015    

Norville Sal

IN 1972, Delroy Wilson recorded Better Must Come, a song lamenting the tough economic and social times in Jamaica. With conditions not much better 43 years later, singer Norville Sal recently covered the track. Sal's version is produced by Crown International Productions, operated by brothers Norman and Ansel Owen. It is the lead song on their Better Must Come rhythm. "It's a great song and mi love how Jamaica accept it. Everybody ah give it full support," said Sal, whose real name is Norvill ... Read More

St Mary's Actor Boy

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Keron Davis

Budding actor/playwright Keron Davis dreams of opening his own production company. At just 19, Davis has written and directed over four plays, his latest titled Money Problem. The play debuted at the Annotto Bay Primary School in St Mary last Saturday. It shows at Dover Community Centre in that parish this weekend. In an interview with Splash, Davis explained his production's plot. "The story is based on a mother who is in a tight spot financially. She finds it difficult to send her child to ... Read More

The Morgan heritage takes on Billboard

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, November 27, 2015    

Jemere Morgan

ANOTHER reggae song has made the Billboard charts this year. The latest is Right Time, a collaboration between Jemere Morgan and Chinese pop star Vision, which debuted this week at number five on the website's Hot Singles Sales Chart. In an interview with Splash, Morgan — who is the son of reggae artiste Morgan Heritage's Gramps Morgan and grandson of singer Denroy Morgan — said he is grateful for the exposure the single has given him. "I am thankful to Vision for choosing me for t ... Read More

All set for Major Lazer

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Major Lazer

Anticipation is growing for the fourth Electronic Dance Music (EDM) event, Major Lazer + Friends LIVE, which will be held December 18 at Mas Camp in Kingston. For the second straight year, EDM maestros Major Lazer will headline the event which is promoted by Kamal Bankay. "This year the Early Bird tickets sold out in five days which is phenomenal. I think the public is looking forward to the event. I'm promising an amazing production and amazing lineup," Bankay told Splash. Last year, the eve ... Read More

DownSound looks ‘Farr Out’

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Cordel ‘Skatta’ Burrell

DOWNSOUND Records has released a new rhythm Farr Out, which features in the work of a number of dancehall artistes. According to producer Cordel 'Skatta' Burrell, he and the DownSound team found an opportunity to put some real vibes back into the dancehall with a high-energy rhythm that the streets can relate to. The rhythm features Vybz Kartel with How Mi Grow, Ishawna's Long Fingernail, Weh Dat Aguh by Chi Ching Ching and Harry Toddler's Use To. Last week, the set was abuzz with glitz, g ... Read More



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