Acts deliver at Best of Best

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

THE forecast for wet weather Sunday did not dampen the spirits of reggae fans in South Florida as they turned out in numbers for the Best of The Best show at Mana Wynnwood Center in Miami. Read More

Stingray to wow reggae fans

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

Back in 1994 when Carlton McLeod and his brother Raymond started Stingray Records in London, there was a lot of competition among reggae labels in the United Kingdom. A lot has changed since, with many of the companies that kept the music alive in that country either closing shop or seen... Read More

'Make Sumfest happen'

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 29 2018    

Josef Bogdanovich is calling for a unified effort from stakeholders, including the business community, to ensure the success of this year's Reggae Sumfest, despite the state of public emergency imposed in St James. Read More

Redbones saves it's best for last

Monday, May, 28 2018    

A large turnout of patrons were treated to delightful music at Redbones Blues Café last Wednesday. Occasion was the first Best of The Best concert to mark the final week of operations at the venue's Argyle Road location. Read More

June 2 funeral for Niko Chromatic

Monday, May, 28 2018    

THE thanksgiving service for the life of dancehall selector Niko Chromatic is scheduled for Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kingston on Saturday, June 2. It is slated to begin at 1:00 pm. Read More

Vegas talks ISM

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, May, 28 2018    

ISM , Mr Vegas's second album since his conversion to Christianity two years ago, will be released on July 31.The singjay is credited as executive producer for the 14-track set, which explores themes like Catholicism and racism. Read More

Buju video out

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 28 2018    

SEVEN months ahead of his release from a United States federal prison on drug charges, Buju Banton is again in the spotlight. Read More

EU brings taste of Ireland to Trench Town

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

THE European Union (EU) continued its free film festival with a special screening at the Ambassador Theatre in Trench Town recently. Read More

Bernard 'Touter' Harvey — Man with the keys to Inner Circle

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

IT has been nearly 40 years since Bernard “Touter” Harvey went on his first tour of Europewith Inner Circle. The jocular keyboardist is preparing for another run on the continent, a 30-date trek celebrating the band's 50th anniversary. Read More

Music museum partners with jazz fest

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

The Jamaica Music Museum partners with the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival to add another performance to the festival's line-up this year. Read More

Golden Trojan

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

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Mavado, Matisyahu team up

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

Jewish American reggae vocalist Matisyahu has teamed with dancehall artiste Mavado for his new single Coming from Afar . The song was released late last week. Read More

All set for West Palm Beach

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

ALL is set for this year's staging of West Palm Beach Jerk Festival scheduled for the South Florida Fair Grounds at West Palm Beach in Florida on Memorial Day on Monday. Read More

KGN 5 on tonight

Saturday, May, 26 2018    

Incorporating fresh ideas and listening to feedback from patrons, are critical in the survival of an event. Promoter Chavaughn O'Neil knows this all too well. Read More

Talent rules at Sandals arts festival

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 26 2018    

SANDALS Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann was transformed into the island's entertainment capital last Saturday as employees of the award-winning retreat and its Beaches chain vied for coveted spots in national finals of the Festival of the Arts talent competition. Read More


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