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Tommy Lee in lock-up

DANCEHALL deejay Tommy Lee Sparta spent last night in the Freeport Police Station lock-up in Montego Bay, St James.His attorney, Ernest Smith said the entertainer was detained under the current state of public emergency (SOE) in that parish. Read More

Buju up and running
UPSIDE Down, Buju Banton's first album in 10 years, makes its presence felt on the charts this week in North America. The 18-track set, released June 26 by Gargamel Music/Island Records/Roc Nation, sold 2,995 copies in its first week.... Read More

Labba Labba dies at home
DANCEHALL choreographer and former Black Roses Crew member, Labba Labba passed away at his Arnett Gardens residence on Sunday. He was believed to be in his mid-70s.... Read More

Snappa Chef cooks up new single
ON-THE-RISE reggae singjay Snappa Chef believes being obsessed with someone else's success is a major hurdle in preventing people from attaining their goals. His latest single, Stage 4 Badmind, addresses this issue.... Read More

LKJ wins literary award

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 8 2020    

JAMAICAN-BORN poet/musician Linton Kwesi Johnson (LKJ) yesterday won a major British literary award, PEN Pinter Prize 2020, for his unwavering commitment to political expressions.Johnson, 67, was elated at the accolade bestowed upon him. Read More

Bacchanal gets ready

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

WHILE organisers of Reggae Sumfest and Fun in The Son have gone virtual due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Bacchanal Jamaica's Michael Ammar Jr says it's full speed ahead for his carnival band. Read More

Shaggy reworks classic

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

SHAGGY is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his diamond-selling album Hot Shot with a brand new album titled Hot Shot 2020. Read More

New music from Germain's Penthouse

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

PROJECTS by Shuga, Nikki Burt, and Splashe are part of last-quarter plans for Penthouse Records, according to its principal Donovan Germain. Read More

New times for cinema reopening

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

CINEMA operators, Palace Amusement Company has announced new movie times as it prepares for tomorrow's opening of Carib 5 and Palace Cineplex in Kingston, Sunshine Palace in Portmore, and Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay. Read More

Tommy gets noon deadline

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

EMBATTLED dancehall deejay Tommy Lee Sparta has until noon today to make himself available to the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James, for a question-and-answer session. He is, again, listed as a person of interest. Read More

Junior X calls on Jah

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

RICHARD Wright was not yet known as Junior X when deejay Daddy Screw took him to producer Dave Kelly in the mid-1990s. Kelly gave the budding singer a straightforward assessment. Read More

Bolt reveals baby's name — she's Olympia!

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Retired sprinting sensation Usain Bolt has revealed the name of his baby girl — she's Olympia Lightning Bolt.Bolt revealed the name while sending congratulations to his partner Kasi Bennett on her birthday. Read More

Tough times

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 6 2020    

This is the second in a current affairs series by the Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk focusing on people who are making the news.  Read More

Writing for women

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Monday, July, 6 2020    

Fledgling writer Martin Robinson is looking to encourage women through The Eraser— The Story Of A Hard Gyal Fi Dead , his first poetry collection. Read More

Tasjay flows with the rhythm

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, July, 6 2020    

In the days when he went to dances, Tasjay James Smith remembers rocking to the groove of live rhythms like Dennis Brown's Have You Ever Been In Love . Two years ago, the music producer revisited its beat for a project that became the... Read More



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