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NO BIZ FOR SHOW BIZ

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, March, 19 2020    

WITH Prime Minister Andrew Holness's announcement on Monday that bars, nightclubs, pubs, and other related facilities be closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jamaica, media consultant Clyde McKenzie says players in the entertainment industry, will suffer a... Read More

Coronavirus derails James Bond

Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

SUPER spy James Bond is the latest casualty of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The latest instalment, No Time to Die — slated for release on April 2 and April 10 in the United States — has been postponed until November. Read More

Cosy debut for California's Treehouse

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

Treehouse, a four-member band from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, debuts at number five this week on the Current Reggae Albums Chart, with Full Immersion. Read More

Damage to get 'High'

Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

Record producer Damage, principal of Damage Musiq, is hoping to break on the international music scene. He is hoping to achieve this break by going against the grain. Read More

Sumfest on course

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

IT'S all systems go for Reggae Sumfest, according to festival boss Josef Bogdanovich. Read More

Actor Boy Awards revamped

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

REPERCUSSIONS of the spiralling COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect the local entertainment scene. Among the latest events to be affected by the disease caused by the coronavirus is the Actor Boy Awards. Read More

A'mari makes 'net case for children

Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

Singjay/social media blogger A'mari, aka DJ Mona Lisa, is calling on Internet providers to give children, who are home for the next two weeks, free service so they can continue learning. Read More

Isiah Mentor introduces new sound

Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

Reggae singer Isiah Mentor knows the importance of being unique in the highly competitive music industry. Read More

Barry Brown sings for the chalice

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

No dance, it seems, is complete without Far East, singer Barry Brown's loping 1982 classic from Channel One. Lighters flicker and 'gunshot buss' whenever it is played, but little is known about the artiste who helped shape modern dancehall. Read More

An idol in the making

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 17 2020    

The support Zandriann Maye gave her daughter Jahzan McLaughlin during Sunday night's audition round of American Idol, was the perfect boost for the 18-year-old Jamaican singer. Read More

Rygin King cuts tour

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Dancehall artiste Rygin King and his management team will be cutting their European tour short, and attempting to leave the Netherlands to return home. Read More

Yasus Afari gets in your face

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, March, 16 2020    

As a leader of roots-reggae's second coming during the 1990s, Yasus Afari is familiar with reviving cultural awareness. Read More

Notorious JA brings it home

Monday, March, 16 2020    

Love was in the air on Valentine's Day — February 14 and one of the people feeling the romantic vibe was deejay Notorious JA, who released his latest song, Take me to A Dream , on that day. Read More

Chris Malachi cries out

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Monday, March, 16 2020    

While attending Wolmer's Boys' High School, singer Chris Malachi became aware of issues and struggles faced by his peers. Now in his mid-20s, he has delivered the thought-provoking song Bawl which was released by Delicious Vinyl... Read More

The fallout continues

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 16 2020    

With increased numbers of local cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the fallout in the arts and entertainment industry becomes more apparent. Read More



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