Xyclone blows to Billboard top

From the Basement to the Big Leagues, the sophomore album by Xyclone, becomes the first independent project by a dancehall act to top the Billboard Reggae album chart in eight years. Read More

After 12: Elegant in Black

Wednesday, June, 28 2017    

Sanetta's Bar, off Mahoe Drive in Kingston, was transformed into the city's hotspot with the recent staging of Elegant in Black — Souls and Retro Edition. Read More

Busy gets bad New York signal

Tuesday, June, 27 2017    

THOUSANDS of music fans were left angry and disappointed after popular dancehall artiste Busy Signal was removed from the stage at the annual Groovin' In The Park at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, on Sunday evening. Read More

Sumfest sticks with Alkaline

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Tuesday, June, 27 2017    

REGGAE Sumfest has no plans to yank embattled dancehall act Alkaline from this year's line-up, according to the show's promoters. Read More

Garvey furore hurts sculptor

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, June, 27 2017    

Sculptor Raymond Watson, whose controversial bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey will be removed from the University of the West Indies's Mona campus, is disappointed with the institution's action. Read More

Take a bow

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 27 2017    

There is a real reason the University Singers has earned the reputation of being one of the country's premier choral groups — they rarely get it wrong during a performance. Read More

Leonie Forbes: Theatre's first lady

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, June, 27 2017    

This is the 15th 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

Duane Pressure drops video

Tuesday, June, 27 2017    

US-based, fast-rising deejay Duane Pressure has stirred up much controversy with the video of Turn Down The Lights . Read More

Cliff pleased with plans to rename road

Monday, June, 26 2017    

Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is pleased that discussions are underway with a view to rename St James' most popular entertainment strip, Gloucester Avenue, to Jimmy Cliff Avenue. Read More

Air Supply does it for charity

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Monday, June, 26 2017    

AUSTRALIAN soft rock band Air Supply brought out throngs of fans to the Lily Pond Lawn at Couples Sans Souci resort in St Ann on Saturday evening. Read More

A toast to Alan

Monday, June, 26 2017    

Legendary broadcaster Alan Magnus was showered with accolades during a tribute concert at Jacob's Place Restaurant and Lounge at King's Plaza on Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, Tuesday evening. Read More

Mega Banton's journey continues

By Kevin J | Monday, June, 26 2017    

MUCH hasn't been heard from 1990s dancehall deejay Mega Banton in recent times. But fans should brace themselves, as he is getting ready to drop not one, but two albums. Read More




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