Entertainment

Miss Global pageant takes year off

MONTEGO BAY, St James: After a 14-year run, organisers of the Miss Global International pageant are suspending this year's staging. It is, however, slated to return next year. Read More

NYOJ to host free concert
The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) continues its outreach programme — NYOJ Gives Back — with a free concert entitled 'Musical Enlightenment: Lighting the Path to Success' at the YMCA on Hope Road in St Andrew on June 3.... Read More

StyleWeek hailed as success
Deiwght Peters — head of Saint International, the model agency behind StyleWeek Jamaica — is claiming success with this year's staging of the annual fashion event.... Read More

A 'Killer' Contribution
Bounty Killer returned to his place of birth, Victoria Jubliee Hospital in downtown Kingston, yesterday to give back to the 131-year-old maternal institution.... Read More

Hundreds turn out for MoBay Crab Fest

Thursday, May, 24 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite the threat of inclement weather, hundreds of patrons turned out for season-favourite MoBay Crab Festival at Pier One in Montego Bay, last Saturday. Read More

Shaggy, Sting hold firm

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

New Zealand reggae fusion band Sons of Zion makes its debut on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart. Read More

Jah Cure risks it all

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

JAH Cure has released his latest single Risk it All, featuring Haitian American singer Phyllisia Ross. Read More

Tommy Lee bound over

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta will remain in custody until next Tuesday, according to his new attorney Tom Tavares-Finson. Read More

Tuning in with Tony Carr

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

This is the seventh in a 10-part series on Jamaicans who have made their mark on North American radio.  Read More

After 12: Ciroc's ultra premium daze

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Blue Waters Beach Club in Coopers Pen, Falmouth, was the venue for the Ciroc Cabana Beach Daze on Sunday, May 20. Of course, the ultra-premium event pulled a great crowd and everyone enjoyed themselves fully, as you can see from PHOTOGRAPHER DARLON THORPE's... Read More

Time to take Notis

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Powerhouse rhythm sections have been part of reggae since ska took its first steps in the early 1960s. Welsh and Unga Barunga are the latest drum and bass team stepping up to the plate, and they do so as musicians and producers. Read More

Redbones' 'send-off' begins this evening

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

TO mark the final week of operation at its current location on Argyle Road in New Kingston, Redbones Blues Café will feature four nights of live music, dubbed the Best of the Best, from today to Saturday of this week. Read More

Spoken word series aim to take root

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

RAS Takura is hoping to create a platform for spoken word poets in Kingston. With this in mind, he is staging the inaugural Spoken Words & Nyabinghi Drumming for African Liberation at Skyline Drive in Kingston on Saturday. Read More

Calabash festival plans in high gear

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

ORGANISERS for the biennial Calabash International Literary Festival say plans are in high gear for its 14th staging. Read More

For peace sake

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, May, 22 2018    

THE One Blood Music Festival, a two-day event promoting peace in troubled Kingston communities, starts tomorrow (Labour Day) at the Dunrobin Playing field on Red Hills Road. Read More



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