Entertainment

Style Week set to sizzle

Deiwght Peters
Kai Newman

NOW in its 11th year, Style Week Jamaica will kick off its three days of activity at the Top of the World Jamaica, Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston for the White Night, White Style show, this evening. The event is the brainchild of Saint International CEO Deiwght Peters. "Style Week will be three nig ... Read More

Lloyd Laing
LAING... Muigle was inspired by
Google and works the same way Moving to 'Muigle'
The word Google has become a generic term for on-line searches engines, and if Jamaican software de ... Read More

Touchless Touchless hits with Secret Love
DEEJAY Touchless has teamed with Gyptian for the song Secret Love (remix). But he is not only excite ... Read More

Devin Di Dakta Crazy times for Devin Di Dakta
PLANS to become a paediatrician have been put on hold by deejay Devin Di Dakta after he won the Magn ... Read More

Dancers rock at Arts in the Park

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Kerry-Ann Henry and
Marlon Simms of
NDTC treated the
audience to a
gripping performance
during Arts in the
Park – Dance Edition,
which took place
recently at Hope
Gardens.

HUNDREDS of patrons who flocked to Hope Gardens last Sunday were treated to a spectacular and unforgettable showcase of Jamaican dance by some 35 dance groups and individuals at the fourth staging of Arts in the Park. Performances ranged from traditional folk forms like kumina and junkanoo to contemporary dancehall and street dance by schools and institutions, including Portmore Missionary, Stella Maris and Ardenne High. Several dance troupes also displayed their talent such as the National Dan ... Read More

Meet Krysi Webb, face of the Juk

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Krysi Webb

IN most of the 10 years she has been in the music business, Krysi Webb has been a backup singer for top dancehall/reggae artistes. She is preparing to go out front on her latest project. Webb, 23, is the face of the Juk, a new sound created by musician/producer Diavallan 'Dia' Fearon. It debuts in June with two songs by the diminutive singer: I Can't Live Without You and a cover of Millie Small's My Boy Lollipop. The songs are also the first releases for Webb, who is from the hilly Newcastle r ... Read More

  Lights, camera, action for Dillgin

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Dillgin

DILLGIN recently completed the video for his hit single Shining, in Los Angeles. Directed by Wendell Wellman, it was shot at Hahn Park which is located in Baldwin Hills, Hollywood. Hahn Park is a popular location for films, music video and television shows including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and and the video for Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg's hit single, Nuthin' But a G Thang. Additional scenes for Shining were shot at Leimert Park, also in Southern Califor ... Read More

And now...Singry

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Friday, May 22, 2015    

Singry

THE singer formerly known as Khristopher is now Singry. The New York-based entertainer, whose popular songs include Who's Holding Donna Now, All I Have to Give and That Way, said the change was on the cards for some time. "I decided to do a name change to end the confusion between other artistes using the same name, plus I have been absent from the music scene for a while and thought that if I'm going to start over, I might as well start fresh with a new name and a new image," Singry explained. ... Read More

Capleton rocks racetrack

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Capleton in action at Caymanas Park in St Catherine, last
Saturday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

DANCEHALL act Capleton 'The Fireman' left Caymanas Park singing the praise of patrons on Saturday after his energy-filled set closed a day on which a record $39.6m was wagered on a non-sponsored race meeting. "It was a nice vibes, a good performance. The people were singing word for word. The people 'appreci-loved' it, and they said it was one of the best performances of the series," said Capleton on Wednesday. Patrons who flocked the track ahead of Capleton's performance pushed sales past the ... Read More

Creating a ‘Stash’of hits

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May 22, 2015    

ONE is instantly struck by music producer Stasha 'Stashment' Smith's rugged, tom-boyish appearance. It's no facade; she's nobody's fool. "I always wanted to be a deejay when I was growing up, but I changed paths when my younger brother decided he wanted to be a deejay also. I wanted to help him, so I learned producing and that was the birth of Stashment Records," she told Splash. Since launching the label in 2010, Stashment has become one of dancehall's leading producers. She is also former ma ... Read More

Former Aswad member gets MBE

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, May 21, 2015    

Aswad, with Brinsley Forde (Photo: Rex Features)

BRINSLEY Forde, a founding member of reggae band Aswad, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) Tuesday at Buckingham Palace in England. The 61-year-old Forde was awarded the MBE by Prince William. His son, music producer Jermaine Forde and 80-odd year-old mother Stella, attended the ceremony. Forde, who no longer has shoulder-length dreadlocks, spoke to the Jamaica Observer about being recognised by the British Crown. "So far it has been positive in the feeling it has gene ... Read More

Singers ‘rebel’ in 1865

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May 21, 2015    

COME May 30, the curtains will go up on the University Singers' 2015 concert season. It marks a departure from the norm for the renowned choir, based at the University of the West Indies' Mona campus. The performances will feature the Franklin Halliburton-composed opera 1865, based on the Morant Bay Rebellion in St Thomas. Led by Baptist minister Paul Bogle, that October uprising saw protesters demonstrating against colonial oppression. Bogle was hanged that year for his involvement. He is on ... Read More

CASE student crowned Miss Portland 2015

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Thursday, May 21, 2015    

Tiffany Copes (centre), Miss Portland Festival Queen, is flanked
by Tamoya Burke (left), first runner-up, and Daniek Casey,
second runner-up. (Photos: Everard Owen)

TIFFANY Copes, a 21-year-old third-year student at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), was crowned Miss Portland Festival Queen at the Port Antonio High School auditorium on Saturday night. From a field of six, Copes was also adjudged Most Culturally Aware and Best Performance for her social commentary Jamaica Nice Eh. The piece looked at issues including the Tivoli Enquiry and the murdering of children. Also winning two sectional prizes was second runner-up Daniek Casey. ... Read More

'Mixtures' to stir up a treat

Thursday, May 21, 2015    

(From left) Mixtures promoters Raymond Fagan, Richard Reid and Anthony
Walker. (Photo: mypartytherapist.com)

ORGANISERS of the Mixtures party series are planning a memorable event for their 10th anniversary celebration on Sunday. The event is slated for D'Club House, located beside the Temple Hall Estate, in St Andrew. "This is our Black Tie edition... I want the patrons to come out and enjoy the nice vibes which we have been giving them year after year," said Anthony 'Rambo' Walker of Kuttin Edge Entertainment, event organisers. According to Walker, Mixtures will feature music by top-flight selecto ... Read More



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