Air Supply does it for charity

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

Coming Up for 'Air'

Monday, June, 26 2017    

The Issa Trust Foundation, through the launch of its benefit concert series 'For the Children', mounted its debut staging 'An Evening with Air Supply', last Saturday, at Couples Sans Souci, which featured performances by the soft rock hit-makers Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock as well as... Read More

Shabba Ranks: the Grammy kid

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, June, 26 2017    

This is the 14th 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

Danglin releases song of a Lifetime

Monday, June, 26 2017    

At the height of his career, singer Danglin toured the world with The Wailers performing the message songs that made Bob Marley a hero for the oppressed. Read More

Pitch perfect

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

AT Sunday's Classics in June, a concert at the University Chapel, Mona campus, soprano Sashekia Brown debuted her rendition of Let The Bright Seraphim, and it was definitely not to be her last performance of this classic from the oratorio Samson by Handel. Read More

Classics in June hits right notes

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

For the past 13 years, the Soroptimist Club in Kingston has staged Classics in June as a fundraiser to support its many projects and charities it supports. This year's event was held at the University Chapel on the Mona campus and was of the usual high standard audiences have come to... Read More

Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley — a comparison

Paul Buchanan | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

(In continuing our series of serialising sections of the book Jones Town Trench Town The Journey Back written by former Jamaica cricketer, economist and politician Paul Buchanan, today we continue with a comparative look at Reggae greats Jimmy Cliff and Bob... Read More

Errol Dunkley to get honoured at reggae fest

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Stalwart singer Errol Dunkley will be the honoree at this year's Jamaica Day Reggae Festival scheduled for July 15 at Howard County Fairgrounds in Maryland. Read More

Hapilos Digital Music Awards on Aug 22

Friday, June, 23 2017    

The seventh 21st Hapilos Digital Music Awards is scheduled for August 22 at Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.It will be based on digital sales data provided by over 200 retail outlets for music released between April 1 and March 31. Read More

Groovin' in seventh heaven

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, June, 22 2017    

EVEN though the region is home to a massive West Indian population, the tri-state area has been a graveyard of sorts for Caribbean live shows. Read More

Sumfest eyes Africa

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Thursday, June, 22 2017    

PREPARATIONS are ahead of schedule for this year's Reggae Sumfest, slated for July 16-22 at Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay. Read More

Derrick Morgan's still riding ska wave

Thursday, June, 22 2017    

IN the year of Jamaica's Independence from Britain, Derrick Morgan rode a new rhythm called ska that had the country's young people rocking.Fifty-five years later, he is still playing to youthful audiences in Europe and North America. Read More




Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon