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Shotty Shane seeks a breakthrough

Friday, March, 13 2020    

Music producer Orlando “Shotty Shane” Chance continues the hunt for his breakthrough song with several new releases. The songs, which include Sexy Effect from Voicemail and How People... Read More

Coronavirus and entertainment

Friday, March, 13 2020    

Sterling Music Awards postponed Read More

Three acts, one single

Friday, March, 13 2020    

In a bid to achieve musical greatness, Philadelphia-based artistes, XKhraig, Hotta Ball, and 1ON have teamed up to release Bonds and Bit . Read More

JLL at the control

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, March, 13 2020    

It was a strategic move by emerging music producer Jean-Andre Lovell Lawrence, better known as JLL, to work with upcoming acts. He has helped in developing the careers of Jaz Elise, Sevana, Royal Blu, Chris Malachi, Indie Allen, Jane MacGizmo, and Masego. Read More

Nastic salutes his Jamaican girl

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, March, 13 2020    

While growing up in Yallahs, St Thomas, singer Nastic was inspired by different genres — from 1970s reggae to dub poetry and American R&B. His latest single, My Jamaican Girl, is a cover of the 1971 classic by The Gaylads. Read More

After 12: Shortboss' Swagg Check

Friday, March, 13 2020    

Posh nightclub in Port Antonio was the perfect venue for Swagg Check, Shortboss Entertainment's signature party on February 22. With the team DJ Mafia and Sam Hype, as well as DJ Sanjay and Bigga 5 keeping the musical vibes flowing, the party had more than enough swagg. Read More

Dream Weekend heads to New York

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Thursday, March, 12 2020    

After 10 successful years in Negril, promoters of Dream Weekend have decided to spread their wings. Come August 28-30, New York City partygoers will experience the popular event at Brooklyn Hangar. Read More

Second time lucky for Shanique Thompson

Thursday, March, 12 2020    

TWO years ago, Shanique Thompson placed second in the Miss Universe Jamaica Central pageant, one of four preliminary contests that precede the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant. Read More

Fatta gets in the mix as producer

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, March, 12 2020    

Best known to artistes and musicians as the in-house engineer at Anchor Studios in Kingston, Delroy “Fatta” Pottinger has been busy in the producer's chair recently. Read More

UWI carnival postponed, Frenchmen cancelled

Thursday, March, 12 2020    

The confirmation of a second imported case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, as well as the global pandemic, has begun to have an effect on the staging of two major entertainment events. Read More

Bob saves his best for Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, March, 11 2020    

Three titl es by Bob Marley are in the top 10 of this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. The streaming and sales-driven tally sees Legend:The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers at... Read More

A beautiful life

Wednesday, March, 11 2020    

The local art community has lost one of its founding fathers, painter Alexander Cooper. The 85-year-old died at midnight on Tuesday following a battle with bronchial pneumonia. Read More

COVID-19 and entertainment

Wednesday, March, 11 2020    

The Andrew Holness-led government will continue to monitor the impact of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in order to assess its possible impact on large-scale public gatherings including entertainment and cultural events. Read More

Simply...Myrna

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Tuesday, March, 10 2020    

There were no tears shed at the 10th, and what could be final staging of the musical showcase Simply Myrna which was held at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston, last Saturday, Read More

Merritone turns 70

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, March, 10 2020    

On Saturday when he plays the Merritone On The Windward dance at Oceanview Avenue (off Windward Road) in east Kingston, Monte Blake will feel right at home. The Merritone sound system, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, played many of its early gigs in that section of the... Read More



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