Search on for Festival Queen

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is seeking applicants for the 2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition, which closes on Friday, February 23. Read More

Larrie Brown's affair of the art

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

THE American dream has been unfulfilling for Jamaican-born artist Larrie Brown.Prior to migrating in 1989, the 57-year-old had an illustrious career as one of the island's outstanding young artists during the 1970s and 1980s. Read More

Thrilling start

BY Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

“Fantastic”. “Positive”. “Overwehlming”. Read More

Thugsy Malone getting a buzz

Saturday, February, 10 2018    

AFTER years of struggling for a breakthrough, Thugsy Malone is finally getting a major buzz with his latest single Call Name . Read More

Tifa takes on Canada

Saturday, February, 10 2018    

TIFA kicked off her nearly month-long Top Class Tour in Canada on Thursday. It is scheduled to culminate on Saturday, February 24. Read More

Beckford signs sponsorship deal with Hurley

Saturday, February, 10 2018    

From Bull Bay, Jamaica, one of the island's brightest surf standouts, Elishama Beckford, has signed a sponsorship deal with Hurley. Read More

Ratingz to mark first anniversary

Saturday, February, 10 2018    

Over the past 12 months, the Ratingz party series has grown to become one of the must-attend events on the entertainment calendar. On Tuesday, February 13, the series will mark its first anniversary at the St Lucia Car Park in New Kingston. Read More

Dre Island rocks NY CONCERT

Saturday, February, 10 2018    

NEW YORK, USA — Hundreds of reggae lovers and Bob Marley fans, some coming from as far as New Jersey, Connecticut, and upstate New York squeezed inside SOB's in Manhattan for Irie Jam's Bob Marley, 73rd birthday celebration which doubled as a Reggae Month event and the station's... Read More

Fantan Mojah does it for Bob Marley

Saturday, February, 10 2018    

Dubbed as one of the most anticipated events of the year, the annual Bob Marley Birthday Celebration was held at the reggae king's former Hope Road residence in St Andrew on Tuesday. The event left music fans on a cultural high as promised. Read More

All set for KGN 5 KGN 5 All set for

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, February, 10 2018    

Plans are in place for another staging of street dance series KGN 5 tonight. Scheduled for the Terrace Bar and Grill, Southdale Plaza in St Andrew, the promoters have promised an authentic dancehall vibe. Read More

Merciless leads Bushfire rhythm

Saturday, February, 10 2018    

Merciless is the stand-out act on a collection of veteran and young dancehall acts on the Bushfire rhythm. Read More

Musical Delights

Saturday, February, 10 2018    

The 10th staging of the Lions Club of Kingston's Musical Delights, set for Sunday, February 11 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel at 6:00 pm, will see the return of Richie Stephens to the local stage after a long absence. He has been credited with reintroducing ska to the world through his Ska Nation... Read More

Kingston Belle's Boozy Kingston Belle's Boozy Brunch A Success

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, February, 10 2018    

The fourth staging of Kingston Belle's Boozy Brunch was a success. Held recently at the OPA Greek Restaurant and Reggae Mill Bar at Devon House in Kingston, the event attracted scores of young and hip professionals. Read More

Shaggy and Sting on top

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, February, 9 2018    

Don't Make Me Wait, the first single from Sting and Shaggy's collaborative album 44/876 , debuts in the number one spot on this week's Billboard Reggae Digital... Read More

David Rodigan gives to Alpha

Friday, February, 9 2018    

Famed British disc jockey and sound system veteran David Rodigan donated an 8 Channel Interface to the Alpha Institute on Wednesday. The presentation took place at the school's South Camp Road headquarters in central Kingston. Read More


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