Leroy Gibbons shot in Portmore

VETERAN singer Leroy Gibbons said he is counting his blessings after surviving a shooting incident on Monday morning.The entertainer was shot in the buttocks as he walked with a friend along the Port Henderson main road in Portmore, St Catherine. Read More

Droop gives to Bobo rebuilding effort
DROOP Lion visited the Rastafari community of Bobo Hill in Nine Miles, St Andrew, on the weekend where he made a $50,000 donation to their rebuilding efforts.... Read More

Levi sticking to his roots
JAMAICAN-BORN entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots is the headliner of Music & Food For Friends scheduled for Redbones Blues Cafe in New Kingston on Friday.... Read More

After 12: A Fabulous Night
The promoters promised a fabulous night, and that it was at 17 Studio One Boulevard, one of the capital city's 'it' venues for parties meant to be successful. It's a venue well known by OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY, so he and his camera were at home.... Read More

Ninja behind bars

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

UP to press time last night, dancehall artiste Ninjaman was still behind bars at Central Police Station in Kingston. Read More

Jesse Royal tops Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

JESSE Royal tops this week's Billboard Reggae album chart with his debut effort Lily of Da Valley. The 14-track set was released on October 6 by Easy Star Records. Read More

Johnny Live series goes 'musical'

Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

This evening's confirmed performers at Johnny Live Comedy Bar series are entertainer Beekle Bailey, beat boxer Mixing Lab, and entertainer Grandpa. Read More


BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

The local entertainment industry stood tall at yesterday's National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew. Read More

Festival 2018 plans take shape

Monday, October, 16 2017    

PLANNING has begun for next year's staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. The 2018 installation should see a revamped and exciting event which will boost the nation's spirit during the Independence period and beyond. Read More


Monday, October, 16 2017    

TODAY, 257 individuals will be conferred with national awards with the pomp and pagaentry associated with this occasion at King's House in St Andrew. Read More

Organ workshops coming

BY Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Music educator Rosina Christina Moder continues to contribute to the development of music in Jamaica. Read More

Reggae on the pages

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The first fun and games book dedicated to reggae and dancehall music, Reggae Larger than Life: The Ultimate Reggae Music Fun and Games, was released last Monday. Read More

Tony Gold returns with Once

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

SINGER Tony Gold, formerly of the duo Brian and Tony Gold, has released his first single in two years titled Once. The song was produced by Jah Mikes for Reggae Vibes Productions.Written by Golden Child, the song speaks about a relationship gone bad. Read More


By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

NOT much is known in Jamaica of veteran saxophonist Ferdinand “Bobby Little Bra” Gaynair. The 89-year-old is one of 171 who will be conferred national honours at King's House in St Andrew tomorrow. Read More

Masicka has the Energy

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

Genahsyde Records artiste Masicka is basking in the success of his latest single Energy , which has racked up more than 70,000 views since its release on Wednesday. Read More


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