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Hunnigale adds flavour to classic

Thursday, January, 9 2020    

A stalwart of the lovers' rock movement that erupted in the United Kingdom 40 years ago, Peter Hunnigale still flies the banner for the reggae romantic. On his latest album, Pizza And Alcohol , the singer puts his spin on some well-known pop... Read More

Jamaican launches Antarctica exhibition

Thursday, January, 9 2020    

ON February 12, the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) will host the launch of Aaah-Inspiring Antarctica Experience – A Jamaican on Ice, an event that comprises several art forms including a photo exhibit, book launches and a film, by Jamaican author and filmmaker Judith... Read More

'GIVE DUE CREDIT'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, January, 9 2020    

When Freddie McGregor covered the Rhythm And Blues song Just Don't Want to be Lonely in 1986, the first thing he did once it was released the following year, was ensure its composers (Bobby Eli, John Freeman and Vinnie Barrett) got their credit. Read More

Theatre fraternity loses stalwart

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 9 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily highlight of stories, events, and people who made the news in 2019.  Read More

Nadine's ode to immigrants

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 8 2020    

Since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States in 2016, the immigrant experience in that country has transformed drastically — from his call for a ban on Muslims to barring would-be migrants from Latin America at the Mexican border. Read More

Banking on reggae

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 8 2020    

THE Bank of England (BOE) is seeking reggae artistes to help communicate with the British people in its fight against inflation. Read More

Lupus claims beauty queen Passage: Zandrea Bailey

Wednesday, January, 8 2020    

Zandrea Bailey, a finalist in the 2014 Miss Universe Jamaica competition, lost her battle with lupus on January 13, last year. The 29-year-old died... Read More

Artistes take a stand Newsmaker: Cockpit Country

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 8 2020    

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

Salute to business

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 8 2020    

VANA Taylor, president of the St Ann Chamber of Commerce, is happy for the business Rebel Salute brings to her parish. The annual two-day festival is scheduled for January 17-18 at Grizzly Plantation Cove. Read More

Stick Figure remains on top

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

World on Fire by Stick Figure retains its lead on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this week. It has been number one for 15 of its 18 weeks on the table. Read More

Day-O songwriter dead at 95

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily look at the stories, events, people who captured the headlines in 2019.  Read More

Neville George follows passion for music

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

JAMAICAN-BORN, Canada-based singer Neville George has always yearned to follow in the footsteps of his music idol, Bob Marley.Marley help spread the gospel of reggae globally. He died in May 1981 of cancer. Read More

Motorcycle crash claims radio DJ

Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

FAME FM disc jockey Raymond “DJ Venom” Peart and a female student of the University of Technology died on Monday, November 25, following a collision on the Spanish Town Bypass in St Catherine. Read More

Fanatick set for soca season

Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

Singjay Fanatick is hoping his latest single, See, Need, Love, will be among anthems for the upcoming soca season. Read More

Silver belle

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 7 2020    

Toast, the hit song by Koffee, has been certified silver in the United Kingdom for sales of over 200,000 copies. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which issues certifications for singles and albums in that country, made the certification in December. Read More



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