All about parties this weekend

The team of promoters behind Dream Weekend.

The holiday weekend commences today and for many it is taking in the various activities organised to celebrate our Independence and Emancipation, while others see it at the opportunity to party. And there are a lot of parties to choose from. The three major parties being staged this weekend at SPF ... Read More

Representing the
Japanese community. Weddy time again
HIGH-END fashion, fast cars, 'flossing', and dancehall music was all the rage at the Guinness-sponso ... Read More

RICHIE LOOP... always wants to record songs which cover all
topics Richie Loop goes cultural
Two years ago, 'clubbers' were intoxicated by My Cupp, an uptempo party song that introduced singer ... Read More

FRANCHIZZE... it came as a surprise Franchizze to get BET break
UP-AND-COMING dancehall artiste Franchizze said he is extremely excited to premiere the music video ... Read More

DJ Kyle DeSouza for SPF Weekend

Friday, August 01, 2014    

DESOUZA... Jamaicans catch on to new trends very quickly

MIAMI-based DJ Kyle DeSouza will be performing at the SPF Weekend marquee events BNM: Eye Candy later today, and closing event SOIREE: SPF-03 at Bay Beach on Sunday. "EDM lovers can expect a high- energy set that will have them jumping all day and night long. SPF weekend 2014 is the place to be for Emancipation Weekend. I have already packed my shorts, tanks, and sunscreen," he said "I have prepared music mash-ups for SPF Weekend, which will see dancehall and EDM fusing. I like to be unique an ... Read More

Do go see — August 01

Friday, August 01, 2014    

The best of Jamaica’s traditional
and non-traditional performances
take to the stage later today at
Mello Go Roun’.

French Book Live @ New Mas Camp, National Stadium Time: 2:00 pm - 12:00 midnight Mello Go Roun' @ Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre Time: 7:00 pm Featuring: The best of the performing arts Smirnoff Beach Rave @ Wavz Beach Time: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hawaiian Bikini Day Rave Boat Ride @ 3b Port Royal Street Time: All day Twisted Spiritz @ Cayenne beach Time: 10:00 pm - 4:00 am SPF: Cat Cruise 21 @ The Pier at the Jewel, Ocho Rios Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Freedom Fest @ Emancipa ... Read More

Hats off to A Hat Affair

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

Gregory Isaacs

THE life and legacy of Gregory Isaacs was celebrated at the Blue Essence, inside the Kings Plaza, in Constant Spring, St Andrew on Sunday night. The event, A Hat Affair, was to celebrate the Cool Ruler's 63rd birthday. The evening's anthem was Isaacs' big hit Love Is Overdue, which was performed first by rising female act Isha Bell, then other performers included it in their repertoire. The other high point of this lovers' rock anthem came from the closing set by Junior Sinclair, who could to ... Read More

Sean Paul for Good Morning America

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

SEAN PAUL... set to perform with Enrique Iglesias

Television networks in the United States continue to see performances by Jamaican artistes. In the past week Chronixx made he Network debut on NBC 's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; Tessanne Chine performed on Good Morning LA, and now it is the turn of Sean Paul. Come tomorrow, the Gimme The Light singer is set to perform on the ABC morning show Good Morning America along with Enrique Iglesias. Both have recorded a single Bailando and will perform it on the show. Sean Paul and Iglesi ... Read More

Denbigh gospel show for Sunday

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

(L-R )Kevin Downswell and DJ Nicholas

KEVIN Downswell has joined the line-up of acts for the Denbigh Gospel Extravaganza 2014 set for the Denbigh Agricultural Show Ground, May Pen, Clarendon, on Sunday. The show, presented by Hi-Pro and produced by Gospel Music, is set for 6:00 pm. The Gospel Extravaganza was first introduced 10 years ago. "The show has grown tremendously in recent years since Jamaica Broilers Group -- through its Hi-Pro and Best Dressed Chicken brands -- began sponsoring the event, and this year we look forward ... Read More

Celebrating Ja in Dubai

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

JAMAICANS celebrate the country's 52nd year as a sovereign state on August 6. Three days later, the growing Jamaican community in Dubai will recognise that milestone with the inaugural Jamaica Independence Party. The event is scheduled for August 9 and showcases a number of sound systems, manned by selectors from Jamaica, the United Kingdom and Africa. Jamaica Independence Party is the brainchild of Kenya Don, a Kenya-born promoter who has staged dancehall/reggae shows in Dubai since 2002. "W ... Read More

Grammy winner Ne-Yo: Ex-manager owes me $8M

Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:58 PM    

(Photo: AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager. The Daily News reports that the R&B singer-songwriter has sued one-time manager and confidant Kevin Foster in Manhattan federal court. Foster started handling Ne-Yo's finances in 2005. The lawsuit says Foster moved some of Ne-Yo's money without permission. It also alleges that Foster faked Ne-Yo's name on loan documents and invested Ne-Yo's money in a water company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. ... Read More

Literary festival added to Independence celebrations

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

The Aunty Roachy Festival will feature tributes to folklorist
Miss Lou.

IN an effort to develop and promote Jamaican narrative in most of its forms, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will be staging The Aunty Roachy Film, Television and Literary Festival next Tuesday, August 5, at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. Commencing at 12 noon, the festival will kick off with a book fair themed, 'Lunchtime book stew'. This will feature book launches, play and dramatic readings, an open mic poetry slam, the JCDC creative writing showcase, and a tribu ... Read More

All set for International DANCEHALL QUEEN

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, July 31, 2014    

International Dancehall Queen promoter Brian Martin (centre) makes a point to Kingsley Cooper, chairman of the
Entertainment Advisory Board (left) and Robert Russell of the Pier One Complex at the launch of International Dancehall
Queen held at the Mosino Gaming Lounge, Catherine Hall, last week. (PHOTO: ALAN LEWIN)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — All is now in place for what is expected to be the biggest staging of International Dancehall Queen to be held at Pier One Entertainment Complex, Montego Bay this Saturday, August 2. The 18th staging of the Big Head Promotion event will see more than 25 female contestants showing their best dancehall moves as they vie for the over $1million in prizes. Jamaican girls will be up against contestants from South Africa, Japan, Slovakia, Poland, Sweden, Spain, the Unite ... Read More

Western Entertainment Diary 

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 Beach Rave 2:00 pm-9:00 pm. Wavz Beach, Negril Adm: $3,500 Music by JusJay, Kamal Bankay, Chromatic Smirnoff Twisted Spiritz Cayenne Beach, Negril 10:00 pm-4:00 am. Adm: $3,500 LIME presents MoBay Jerk Festival, Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, Montego Bay. Gates open at 10:00 am. Adm: Adults $800 pre-sold, at the gate $1,000, Children under 12 FREE Ole School After Work Fridays, Norman's Court Hotel, 15 Humber Avenue, MoBay, from 5:00 pm-2:00 am. Sparta Fridays, Donway ... Read More



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