Entertainment

Gong atop 'Hill' for third week

Damian “Junior Gong” Marley's Stony Hill is spending its third week at the top of the Billboard Reggae album chart. Read More

Sah Jam drops club banger
Sah Jam is seeking his musical breakthrough with his summer single It's A Party .Produced by Smoke Shop Studio on the Goldbird Records imprint, the track was officially released last Tuesday.... Read More

T&T, Jamaican singer row
Singer Anthony Seasoning said he intends to seek legal representation in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) after allegedly being detained in Trinidad and kicked out two weeks ago. He was en route from Suriname to Jamaica.... Read More

After 12: Party fi real
The inaugural staging of Real Recognise Real was staged at Steve Madden Plaza on Orange Street, downtown Kingston, on July 15 by the trio Donna Skeng, Spoogy British, and Ragga. Of course, the real night-time photographer, THE OBSERVER'S KARL MCLARTY, was there to bring you this...... Read More

Josey Wales rides to King's House

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, August, 16 2017    

JOSEY Wales' reputation as a hardcore deejay has won him numerous admirers, from Admiral Bailey to Wyclef Jean. Add the Government of Jamaica to that mix. Read More

Solid sets for Pan 2017

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

CHRISTOPHER Martin, gospel singer Kevin Downswell and Devin Di Dakta headline the entertainment line-up for Regional 1 of PAN 2017 scheduled for Independence Park in Black River, St Elizabeth, on Saturday, August 26. Read More

Spotlight Kunta upbeat about career

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

SPOTLIGHT Kunta is expecting to continue on his musical high from an exciting debut performance at Reggae Sumfest at Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay recently. Read More

SPF weathers the storm

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

MOTHER Nature failed in her attempt to stop partygoers from enjoying Summer Playground Fantasy (SPF) Weekend 2017 held in Ocho Rios, St Ann, recently.They came out in their droves to Forever Beach at Chukka Beach, and Chill at Dunn's River Gardens. Read More

Purple Man's back

Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Artistes like Purple Man got their start in the music business hanging out at recording studios in the day and going to dances at nights, hoping to catch the ears of producers or sound system selectors. Read More

Seven to get Rootz award

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Singer Larry Marshall, who some musicologists credit with performing the first reggae song (Nanny Goat) 49 years ago, is among seven honourees for the August 27 Rootz Of The Music event at Pompano Arts and Culture Centre in South Florida. Read More

Fiction 2.0 reopens in style

Monday, August, 14 2017    

HUNDREDS of patrons — including entertainers, socialites, and young corporate executives — converged at the newly opened Fiction 2.0 at The Market Place on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew on the weekend. Read More

D'Angel rocks old capital

Monday, August, 14 2017    

D'ANGEL was the toast of the audience attending the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Street Gala in Spanish Town, St Catherine, recently. Read More

Blanche Blackwell remembered

Monday, August, 14 2017    

CONDOLENCES are pouring in for the family of Blanche Blackwell (nee Lindo), mother of music mogul and businessman Chris Blackwell.Blackwell died on August 8 in London. She was 104. Read More

Role Call

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter | Monday, August, 14 2017    

ALTHOUGH he is yet to be officially notified, actor Carl Bradshaw said he is extremely grateful to be selected for a national honour at King's House in St Andrew come Heroes Day, October 16. Read More

Grand Gala 55 Grand — bringing youth together

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Jamaica 55 Independence Grand Gala, held at the National Stadium in St Andrew last Sunday, surpassed expectations despite the threat of the inclement weather. Read More



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