Entertainment

Marley and the Mob

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

BOB Marley and the Mafia?! It seems an unlikely combination but, according to a new book by Roger Steffens, the reggae king met with a high-ranking member of the Gambino family in September 1980 requesting protection. Read More

Another title for Kimberly Brown

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

On Saturday, July 1, Kimberly Brown added another fitness title to her name after winning the Miss Power Play Bikini Competition. The 26-year-old athlete walked away with $60,000 cash in addition to other prizes. Read More

Ken Khouri: The man behind Federal Records

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

This is the 30th in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.  Read More

Di Ruption continues his trod

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

EMERGING act Di Ruption is pleased with the reception from his latest promotional effort, Trodding Alone.Produced by Elite Generations, the single was released in April. An accompanying video is also doing the rounds. Read More

After 12: Lollipop's Swimwear creates waves

Wednesday, July, 12 2017    

PARTY lovers, today we continue our coverage of Lollipop's Swimwear Edition with more exclusive scenes from the event held at Steve Madden's Plaza in Kingston recently. Our trusted photographer, Karl McLarty was on the scene to capture each ripple... Read More

Nadine looks to the summer

Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

WITH nearly four decades of work under her belt, reggae singer Nadine Sutherland is buzzing about the summer. Read More

Bridgez hurt in attack

Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

Dancehall act Bridgez is currently recouping after being attacked by a knife-wielding man on Red Hills Road in St Andrew on Friday night. Read More

Dancehall takes root in Africa

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

THE rise of African reggae/dancehall artistes is a perfect example of the maxim that music is universal.Africa is home to a multitude of artistes who fuse Afro-beat, rhythm and blues, reggae, and dancehall. Read More

DeeWunn's track goes prime time

Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

MEK It Bunx Up — a 2013 single by Jamaican-born, Canada-based dancehall deejay DeeWunn — was one of the tracks recently played on the popular American televised programme, So You Think You Can Dance. Read More

The Skatalites: Jamaica's super band

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

This is the 29th in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.  Read More

Aug 26 reunion for 'Where It's At'

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, July, 11 2017    

BACK in the 1970s, the roots man went to dances where the rockers beat held sway and ganja permeated the air. Those who loved 'funky' music strutted their stuff on Where It's At. Read More

Burning Spear: Reggae music's elder statesman

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, July, 10 2017    

This is the 28th in our daily series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.  Read More

Sasanya on track with Zum Zum

Monday, July, 10 2017    

EMERGING dancehall artiste Sasanya is pleased with the response to her latest single Zum Zum , released by Cottage 9 Records. Read More

Stars shine at Startime

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Monday, July, 10 2017    

SATURDAY'S staging of Startime, which featured American R&B group The Manhattans as headliners, was perfectly executed and will remain fresh in the mind of those in attendance for a long time. Held at the National Arena in St Andrew, the event — which is celebrating its 29th... Read More

My dream

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

There is something different about young Jamaican cellist Kadeem Leslie. Read More



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