Mavado's money mess

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 14 2018    

TAMIKA Harris, attorney-at-law representing deejay Mavado, says her client is relieved that a real estate matter in which he is involved is finally before the courts. Read More

Free concert for inner-city youth

Thursday, June, 14 2018    

Kevin Downswell, Rondell Positive, Ity, Blacka, and Dunamis will form the entertainment package at a free concert for inner city young men at the National Arena in St Andrew, on Sunday, Father's Day. Read More

Busy backs Brazil... again

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

THOSE in football and music circles know Clive “Busy” Campbell is an unapologetic Brazil supporter.“I was born in Rio de Jeneiro, living in Sao Paulo and now I'm just vacationing in Jamaica,” he jokes. Read More

Rice simmers for Samba Kings

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Anyone who has seen the Uprising Roots Band in action can attest to the frenetic movement of bass player Ruel “Pot A Rice” Ashburn. He once showed that energy on the football field. Read More

Emily puts her mark on England

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Journalist and attorney-at-law Emily Shields has more than just a cursory knowledge of football. A former player during her undergraduate days on Taylor Hall at The University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona Campus, she campaigned for the female league to be upgraded from six-a-side... Read More

Sprinter out of the blocks this week

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Sprinter, the sophomore film from writer/director Storm Saulter, will have its festival premiere this week at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami, Florida. Read More

Lutan Fyah picks dark horse

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

The 21st FIFA World Cup kicks off tomorrow in Russia. The Jamaica Observer 's Entertainment desk got the views those involved in the music business and journalists about how the tournament will fare.  Read More

After 12: Sundown Cooler... hot, hot, hot!

Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Soca junkies were in high spirits on Saturday, June 9 as they kicked off summer 2018 at the Sundown Cooler fete on Dominica Drive in New Kingston. Hosted by the Sunnation team, the street jam featured some of the hottest DJs including Chromatic, Dei Musicale, Patrick the Hypeman, and DJ Lantern. Read More

Gully Bop arrested for assault

Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Controversial dancehall artiste Gully Bop was last Friday arrested in St Thomas in assault charges following allegations that he slapped a girl in her face during a dispute. Read More

Katchafire lights up Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

Katchafire, the five-member New Zealand roots-reggae band, earned its fourth title on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Legacy. Read More

Singer Onesty does it her way

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

IN six weeks, Belgian singer Onesty is scheduled to hit the road as the opening act for Black Uhuru in Europe and North America. Her latest song, Way To Life, is a nod to one of that group's biggest hits. Read More

Suzanne gives Hope

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 12 2018    

Emotions ran high at Hope In The Hills benefit concert on Sunday as patrons gathered at Strawberry Hill in St Andrew to support the Hope Institute of Jamaica. Read More

Glen Simmonds keeps it authentic

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, June, 11 2018    

This is the final in a 10-part series on Jamaican disc jockeys who have made an impact on North American radio.  Read More

High Hopes bares the soul

Monday, June, 11 2018    

US reggae band High Hopes is optimistic their latest single, Taken Souls , could be their breakthrough song. Read More

Trommy wants to give back

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Monday, June, 11 2018    

Trombonist Derick “Trommy” Hinds, who has resided in the United States for more than 30 years, has decided to return to Jamaica and teach aspiring musicians. Read More


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