Entertainment

Father Culture eyes big break

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

BREAKING into the mainstream market has proved to be quite elusive for 52-year-old singer Father Culture. But he is not giving up. Read More

Summer Body Experience

Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

17 Studio One Boulevard was transformed into an urban beach on Saturday, June 16 as revellers went all-out to adhere to the theme of Summer Body Experience. It was, to say the least, a revealing event, which OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY captured in fine style. Read More

The troubled life of XXXTentacion

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 20 2018    

Jamaican music producer Jon FX remembers murdered rapper XXXTentacion as a talented, misunderstood youth who was set for bigger things. Read More

Lights, camera, GATTFEST

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Aspiring film-maker Tiyani Mathabathe was a refreshing distraction from technical difficulties organisers of GATFFEST faced in premiering the 2015 South African film Hear Me Move on Saturday night. The 10-year-old was among several guests at Mona... Read More

Mavado defends his son's innocence

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Mavado is claiming his son is innocent, according to the deejay's attorney Tamika Harris. Read More

Hood Celebrityy signs with Epic Records

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Jamaican dancehall rapper Hood Celebrityy has signed with Epic Records. She officially became a member of the major label's team in May. Read More

Shivaun Rufus making a name

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Recently, the enterprising Williams family closed the Argyle Road gates of their Redbones Blues Café with four nights of farewell concerts. The location, organisation, hospitality, and performances were well executed, but one act was not outdone by her more established... Read More

'Classics' lives up to billing

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

The breadth and depth of the talent pool that exists in Jamaican, as it relates to the performing arts, is more than meets the eye. Read More

Sprinter races away with wins

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, June, 18 2018    

The Jamaican film Sprinter, directed by Storm Saulter, had multiple wins at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday night.It took Best Feature, Best Direction and the Audience Award. The ABFF ran from June 13 - 19. Read More

Greats to get tribute on July 28

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, June, 18 2018    

Earl “Bagga” Walker, an unheralded bass player who recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in reggae, is among the awardees for next month's Tribute To The Greats show. Read More

Mavado's son on murder rap for court today

Monday, June, 18 2018    

MAVADO's 16-year-old son is scheduled to appear in court today.The minor, whose name cannot be released to the public, is being charged in connection with the murder of Lorenza Thomas, 23, popularly known as 'Chulups' and 'Israel'. Read More

Alva growing Stronger

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Though he was surrounded by music growing up in Clarendon and St Ann, Oliver Black never thought about becoming a professional artiste until a visit to Scandinavia 10 years ago. Read More

Call me!

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, June, 18 2018    

L'Acadco founder and lead choreographer L'Antoinette Stines is not pleased about not being credited on the album Everything Is Love by The Carters, aka Jay-Z and Beyoncé.It was released on Saturday on streaming service Tidal. Read More

Larry Silvera is dead

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Veteran musician Larry Silvera died last Thursday at age 69 due to complications from a stroke. His sister, Angela Stewart, said he passed away at the Continuous Care home in St Andrew. Read More

Alva growing Stronger

Monday, June, 18 2018    

Though he was surrounded by music growing up in Clarendon and St Ann, Oliver Black never thought about becoming a professional artiste until a visit to Scandinavia 10 years ago. Read More



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