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Johnny Johnson of the Techniques dies in Florida

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

Captain Johnny Johnson, who led The Techniques on songs like Travelling Man and It's You I Love , died in Miami, Florida, on January 9. He was 76 years old. Read More

Outstanding file delays Quada case

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

DANCEHALL deejay Quada had his case rescheduled to March 4 when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree yesterday. Read More

'D Brown' concert gets virtual nod

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 13 2021    

THE current global health crisis due to the spread of the novel coronavirus will not curtail plans to celebrate the life and legacy of the “Crown Prince of Reggae”, Dennis Emmanuel Brown. Read More

Legend lives up to billing

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

BOB Marley and The Wailers' compilation set, Legend is among the top 10-selling vinyl albums for 2020, according to Billboard magazine. It is listed at sixth place with 148,000 units sold for the period January 3 to... Read More

Tilly back with a 'Beng'

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

OLD-SCHOOL deejay Tilly Beng is back with a new single. The artiste, popularly known for the slogan “Tilly beng beng”, recently released the song and video Beng Beng on the Brutal Music label. Read More

Malachi Smith gets ticked off

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

TICK Off is the latest body of work from South Florida-based poet Malachi Smith. According to him, for this, his eighth studio album, he returned to his “traditional journey voice”. Read More

Sun Shade rises to the occasion

Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

It was hard to escape the smooth tones of Two Occasions during the summer of 1987. Jamaicans loved the breakthrough song by The Deele and among them was Melville Malcolm, now known as singer Sun Shade. Read More

Reggae Month ready

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 12 2021    

PLANS are well underway for the staging of Reggae Month 2021. Read More

Chyna Nicole goes global

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, January, 11 2021    

GLOBALLY, the past year has been a difficult one for the entertainment sector as the coronavirus pandemic has affected the efforts of many entertainers. Despite that, however, singer Chyna Nicole has a lot to be thankful for. Read More

Redemption time again

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, January, 11 2021    

THE steel pan is akin to the fiddle and bluegrass in Laventille, Trinidad, where Learie James was born and raised. Though weaned on that culture, he is best known as leader of Redemption Sevenfold, a journeyman reggae band from Southern California. Read More

Rita lives!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 11 2021    

THE Marleys have decided not to release an official statement regarding a hoax that family matriarch Rita had died. Read More

Voting for Dubby's closes today

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

Voting for the inaugural Digital Music Awards, better known as the Dubby's, closes today on the website of the organisers Dubwise Jamaica. Read More

Young acts for Jazz and Blues Fest

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 10 2021    

The organisers of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival have announced another set of acts who will grace the stage of the virtual event which is set for January 28,29, and 30. Read More

HBO film seeks a look behind Tiger Woods' public persona

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

NEW YORK (AP) — For a man who first appeared on television when he was two, showing Bob Hope how he could already swat golf balls, the public actually knows little about Tiger Woods. Read More

Sentimental video tribute closes Trebek's final

Sunday, January, 10 2021    

More than two months after Alex Trebek's death, fans of Jeopardy! finally got the chance to say goodbye. Read More



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