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Fifth Element makes comeback

Monday, January, 13 2020    

Fifth Element Records, the record label that launched the international careers of several major reggae artistes years ago, has returned to the fore with a bang to mark their 20th anniversary. Read More

'Twas Me

Monday, January, 13 2020    

SOCIAL media users have been in full support of Shaggy's decision to give Barbados pop star Rihanna the finger, after she asked him to audition for her upcoming project R9 . Read More

RISING STAR

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, January, 13 2020    

His goal is to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Actor Micheal Ward could be well on his way to achieving that after being nominated for the 2020 EE Rising Star Award, in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA). Read More

Where It's At creator, Alphonso Walker dead

Monday, January, 13 2020    

Alphonso Walker, who created the popular Where It's At variety show that aired on the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC), died on January 10. Read More

A toast to Gregory

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

AMERICAN singer Deniece Williams and Grammy nominee Third World are headliners for this year's 'Red Rose for Gregory', scheduled for Liguanea Golf Club in New Kingston on February 15.The event is in its fourth staging. Read More

McAnuff, friends to go acoustic

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

Veteran roots artiste Winston McAnuff, who has spent the past year promoting the Inna de Yard documentary in Europe, makes a rare Jamaican appearance on January 25 in Winston McAnuff And Friends, an acoustic concert at Oceanview Avenue in east Kingston. Read More

Ready for the world

By Brian Bonitto Assocate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

SHEVRADO Oliver is one of the new vanguard of male actors aiming to be the next breakout star. Read More

Festival parish auditions begin Tuesday

Sunday, January, 12 2020    

The 2020 National Festival of the Performing Arts Competition, a staple on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's annual calendar, will see it's parish auditions round beginning Tuesday, January 14. Read More

The Full Monty

Sunday, January, 12 2020    

Singer Eric “Monty” Morris, whose career started during the ska era of the early 1960s, is the recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA). Read More

Chappie makes transition

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues to look at the people, events, and stories that made an impact during 2019.  Read More

Stevie Face set to salute

Saturday, January, 11 2020    

Reggae singer Stevie Face is looking forward to his upcoming performance at this year's staging of Rebel Salute.This will be his third appearance on the prestigious music festival, and he plans to deliver an exciting performance. Read More

Smokie spreads his wings

Saturday, January, 11 2020    

Having carved a niche in his native country of The Bahamas, reggae artiste Smokie is ready to spread his musical wings.With the release of Secret Lovers, he is hoping to make an impact in Jamaica. Read More

2019YIR: Shaggy in the hot seat

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 11 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily review of stories, people and events that dominated the news cycle in 2019.  Read More

Kevin Famous 'powers' ahead

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter | Saturday, January, 11 2020    

Kevin Famous says he is guided by the statement: “You must expect great things of yourself, before you can do them”. The on-the-rise deejay said, however, it is hard work. Read More

Appeal wait continues

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Saturday, January, 11 2020    

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, who represents incarcerated deejay Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, says his client is disheartened by the lengthy appeal wait. Read More



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