Nov 25 farewell for Chappie

THEATRE stalwart and media personality Fae Ellington describes late cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste as a man with a “wicked sense of humour”. Read More

Old boys to the rescue
The fifth annual 70s, 80s, 90s fund-raising retro reunion party staged by the old boys' associations of some of the island's top boys' schools is scheduled for this Friday at Constant Spring Golf Club in St Andrew.... Read More

Derrick Scott on a mission
ONE year ago, Derrick Scott took the stage at Unity New Testament Church of God in Fort Lauderdale and delivered a performance so rapturous, members of the congregation encouraged him to record it live.... Read More

Earthkry earns stripes
THE Earthkry band recently wrapped up a second summer tour of the United States with New Zealand roots-reggae group Katchafire. The trek, which kicked off June 6 in North Carolina, ended September 15 in Seattle, Washington.... Read More

A channel for Karl

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

There were little signs of Jamaican culture in Toronto when Karl Mullings and The Sheiks visited that Canadian city in 1963. They ended up staying for eight months, enough time for him to develop a love for the city and country. Read More

Different Dimensions from Etana

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

ETANA is the most successful Jamaican female artiste on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. She earns her sixth title with Dimensions, an eightsong EP which debuts this week at number seven. Read More

Kingston gets jazzed up

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

THERE is a new initiative aimed at injecting entertainment into downtown Kingston. The latest project, Downtown Night, sees live jazz each Friday at the F&B restaurant, located at the corner of Duke and Harbour streets. Read More

Solid run for Foolish Advice

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, November, 19 2019    

Foolish Advice, an independent movie written and directed by Jamaican Stavan Whyte, continues its South Florida run on November 24 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center in Palm Beach. Read More

Repositioning STB at 60

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, November, 18 2019    

In 1991 when VP Records launched its Strictly The Best (STB) compilation album, dancehall music was primed for take off on American pop radio and in hip hop clubs. The series is still popular but as the company prepares to launch its 60th instalment on Friday, their marketing has moved... Read More

Pounder supports CaribbeanTales

Monday, November, 18 2019    

Hollywood actress CCH Pounder,  most known for her role as Dr Loretta Wade on NCIS: New Orleans, is throwing her weight behind the drive to raise funds for the incubator programme organised by the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) held in Toronto, Canada. Read More

Females for Best of the Best

Monday, November, 18 2019    

It's all about the female artistes for the 220 staging of Best of the Best. Read More

St Bess benefits from Xmas show

Monday, November, 18 2019    

Music personality GT Taylor believes that his annual event, dubbed 'GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza Euphoria 2019', will provide a significant multimillion-dollar economic jolt to the sleepy, coastal town, and is a major boon for south coast tourism. Read More

Buju's Trust

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 18 2019    

Grammy-winning dancehall artiste Buju Banton has dropped his third single, since returning home from incarceration just under a year ago. Read More

Oprah gives Patsy props

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

The novel Patsy, by Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn has been named by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of the best books of 2019. Read More

Patois cantata returns

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

Jiizas A Go Baan, the nativity production told in the Jamaican Patois, makes its way back to the stage this advent season. Composer and director, Dr Andrew Marshall, will join forces with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica and the Jamaica Choral Scholars to present the work at the... Read More


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