Full Black tonight

Ninja Man, Elephant Man and Lady Saw

ROBERT Minott, promoter of the annual stage show Full Black, is saying all is set for a spectacular event at the LIME Golf Academy in New Kingston, St Andrew, tonight. "Everything will be running like a well-oiled machine," Minott told the Jamaica Observer. This year's staging will see performance ... Read More

Borgeous Borgeous for EDX
AMERICAN DJ and music producer Borgeous is special guest performer at Electronic Dance Xposed (EDX) ... Read More

Whittaker Whittaker facing his Destiny
THE Jeremy Whittaker-directed film Destiny is holding its own at the box office since its debut ... Read More

ZJ Wah Wa ZJ Wah Wa pleads guilty at hearing
JAMAICAN radio disc jock ZJ Wah Wa pleaded guilty to telemarketing fraud at a hearing in the Federal ... Read More

Acid test for Alkaline - Church knocks visit

Saturday, October 25, 2014    


AN Antiguan church minister is calling on authorities to put a ban on dancehall artiste Alkaline, who is scheduled to perform in that country on Saturday. According to the Antiguan Observer, Bishop Charlesworth Browne, head of Christian Ministries Church, said the artiste "will bring decadence and death" to the nation. The religious leader said he is prepared to call for a boycott of the nation's Independence celebrations over the upcoming performance. Antigua and Barbuda celebrates independen ... Read More

Chan to be a better father

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

Jackie Chan

BEIJING, China (AP) — Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges. The film star said in his first comments in person after the arrest: "I am always a father. I used to be an unqualified father. Now, after this event, I want to be a qualified father." Jaycee Chan was detained in August and was formally arrested the following month on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of thr ... Read More

Shakira’s baby toys coming

Saturday, October 25, 2014    


NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms. The Mattel, Inc-owned company announced yesterday that the First Steps collection of toys and baby gear would be available in November. Shakira co-developed six products, including a bouncer that plays music, alphabet blocks and a musical soccer ball, an ode to her soccer-playing boyfriend Gerard Pique, who plays for FC Barcelona. All of the proceeds will benefit h ... Read More

Grammy hopefuls to know on Dec 5

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of December 5, except for one category: the coveted Album of the Year. The nominees for the top prize will come later that day when the academy debuts the new TV special, 'A Very GRAMMY Christmas,' to air on CBS at 9 pm. It will feature performances from Pharrell and Ariana Grande. The Grammys first launched a televised concert announcing its main nominees in 2008. Recording Acade ... Read More

Ward 21 launches new project

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer staff reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 24, 2014    

From left: Kunley McCarthy, Mark ‘Mean Dawg’ Henry and Andre ‘Suku’ Gray

EARLIER this week, dancehall group Ward 21 re-launched their fifth studio album, Still Disturbed. The 15-track set was released in January but did not gain momentum until a six-week promotional summer tour of Europe which saw the trio making stops in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. According to Kunley McCarthy, a member of the group, their distribution strategy goes by territory. Still Disturbed was released in Europe and Japan in March. Due to its popularity in Europe, Ward 21 retur ... Read More

Carib Hall of Fame Awards tomorrow

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter henryb@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Tarrus Riley, Beenie Man and David Rudder

GARNETT Reid, executive director of the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation, is very excited about the 12th Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence scheduled for the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, tomorrow evening. "Everybody has been enthusiastic about it from we began 14 years ago, because we are recognising Jamaicans in fields that were being ignored, despite their tremendous contribution to the growth and development of the Caribbean culture, ... Read More

Richie Spice added to Cecil's show

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Richie Spice

CULTURAL singer Richie Spice has been added to the line-up of acts performing on the second annual Sea Food Buffet and Cabaret show at Cecil's Restaurant and Lounge in Spanish Town on Saturday. "Although we are catering mainly to a mature audience, we have now included singer Richie Spice to add some variety to the musical recipe to match the variety of tasty delights on the buffet," Mark Miller, manager of Cecil's Restaurant and Lounge, told the Jamaica Observer. Also slated to perform are ve ... Read More

Infinite stays positive

Friday, October 24, 2014    

WITH Jamaica facing perennial problems such as a struggling economy and high crime, singer Infinite says he stays positive by looking at the country's positives. On Country Bus, his latest single, he yearns for the simple things that made Jamaica a peaceful place. "Mi jus' find myself reminiscing 'bout going to the country fi look fi the family. Wi jus' get a nostalgic energy," Infinite told Splash. Infinite was born and raised in the Franklyn Town community of east Kingston, but has rural r ... Read More

Stream works on EP

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Nateesha Stream

RASTAFARIAN reggae singer Nateesha Stream is currently in studio working on her seven-track Extended Play (EP) project which is expected to be released in December. The yet-to-be titled set is a precursor for her album which has a 2015 deadline. "I think EP will work for me now, while gearing up for my album," she told Splash. The singer, whose given name is Nateesha Irving, said she recently recorded Miles Away, which will be included on the set. "I think the crowd will love this one becaus ... Read More

Prince Levy crosses London Bridge

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Prince Levy

PRINCE Levy is creating waves with his nwew song London Bridge. The singer created ripples with his previous single Take it Slow. He has followed up with the controversial London Bridge, which he wrote and is produced by Jay Edge. A video for the song has also been released. According to Prince Levy, it gives insight into a challenging period in his life. "London Bridge is actually a true story. While I was pursuing studies at the tertiary level, I used to sell herbs as a means to help with ... Read More



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