Spencer’s ‘Best’ on show

Kern Spencer, host of BOJTV.

WHAT started out as a childhood passion for Kern Spencer is blossoming into a fruitful relationship. Spencer, 39, is a host on BOJ (Best of Jamaica) TV. His Super K Studios recently signed a deal with the Luxembourg-based Southern Cloud TV which would see them distributing his content through the ... Read More

Art educator Petrona
Morrison (right)
accepts her award
from Custos of St
Andrew Marigold
Harding. Musgrave winners lauded
SIX members of the nation's artistic community were recognised with Musgrave Awards at the Institute ... Read More

Stylo G wins MOBO Stylo G wins MOBO
JAMAICAN deejay Stylo G won the Best Reggae Act award at the MOBO Awards in London yesterday. The e ... Read More

Krishane Levy UK 'drunk' on Krishane Levy
SINGER Krishane Levy, the 20-year-old son of veteran artiste Barrington Levy, has entered the Britis ... Read More

Miguel Antonio impressed at Soul in the Sun

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Richie Stephens did the reggae genre proud

ROSE HALL, St James — Patrons are still talking about the performance of native St James crooner Miguel Antonio who was one of the local acts to impress at the recent, inaugural staging of Soul in the Sun music festival here at the Aqueduct. The performer, who hails from the southern parts of St James, kicked off the music festival on Night 1 with a blistering set, which set the tone for the other international and local acts to follow. Backed by Warrior Love Band, Antonio showed off his ... Read More

Jamaica Burial for HOLT

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

John Holt

TEX Gallimore, nephew of John Holt, says the singer will be buried in Jamaica. He told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that arrangements are being made for his uncle's body to be flown home. Holt died Monday morning (England time) from cancer at age 69. "He will be buried in Jamaica. We are currently in negotiations re getting his body," Gallimore said. Gallimore, who was also Holt's road manager, said his family is "coping, taking it one day at a time. The 'doc' made it clear there was no hop ... Read More

Popcaan's finest hour

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

Singjay Popcaan entertained the
audience at his album launch at
the Triple Century Sports Bar and
Grill in New Kingston, recently.

It was a full house that turned out for singjay Popcaan's latest project, Where We Come From, at the Triple Century Sports Bar and Grill in New Kingston, recently. The support not only came from patrons, but the entertainment fraternity as well. Dancehall acts Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Assassin, Sizzla Kalonji, Aidonia, Ryno, Lisa Hyper and dancer-cum-deejay Ding Dong were numbered among the evening's performers. Here are a few patrons who came out to witness the event. Read More

Dennis Walks, Benjy Myaz for Cecil's

By Basil Walters | Wednesday, October 22, 2014    


VETERAN reggae singer Dennis Walks and singer-songwriter Benjy Myaz are guest performers for the second annual  Seafood Buffet Cabaret showcase to be held at Cecil's Restaurant and Lounge in Spanish Town, on Saturday. Both artistes will be backed by King FI-DEM Band. Walks, who recently returned from tours in Brazil and the United States, promises great entertainment. "As usual, strictly enjoyment. A dat mi a goh do, mek people enjoy themselves," he told the Jamaica Observer. He recent ... Read More

Port Royal Seafood Fest a hit

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

A section of the crowd at the Grace
Tropical Rhythm Port Royal Seafood
Festival in Kingston on Monday.

The annual family event was held on the Port Royal football field in the community. Radio personality Jenny Jenny -- whose Jenny Jenny Production has been responsible for hosting the festival the last eight of its 11 years -- was pleased with the event. "It was superb and fantastic. It was a great festival," Jenny Jenny told the Jamaica Observer. She said plans were already in train for next year's staging. The entertainment package had something for everyone. Eleven-year-old Wayne J, whose ... Read More

Jermain Edwards to release album

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

Jermaine Edwards
to release album

GOSPEL singer Jermaine Edwards will be releasing his fifth studio album, Don't Count Me Out, on November 28. The 15-track effort is the follow-up to his 2012 effort Hideaway. "Don't Count Me Out is a reminder to us not to count anybody out, because God can turn around anyone's state. Many times, people tend to judge others when they are in situations that are frowned upon," Edwards told the Jamaica Observer. Co-produced by Edwards and Christopher Wright, the set was mastered by Herb Powers. ... Read More

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany eyes stage

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

Tatiana Maslany

Second Stage Theatre said yesterday that the BBC America star will appear beside Tony Award nominee and The Newsroom actor Thomas Sadoski in Neil LaBute's world premiere The Way We Get By. The play will be directed by Leigh Silverman, who was nominated for a Tony Award last season for her direction of Violet. Previews begin May 12. Maslany, who plays varied clones of her main character on Orphan Black, just finished filming The Woman in Gold. In that, she stars alongside Helen Mirren and Ryan ... Read More

Shatta Wale making a splash

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

Shatta Wale

The Ghanaian artiste, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, is known in his homeland for songs such as Dancehall King, Enter The Net and Like My Ting. He told the Jamaica Observer that he has been making his own brand of dancehall music since the 1990s when he was known as Doggy. "My Dad was my motivation, playing songs like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Shabba Ranks and Buju Banton," he said. A studio engineer by profession, Shatta Wale records most of his songs at his home studio in Ghana. He also ... Read More

Neil Diamond releases Melody Road album

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    


BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years, floating in the heady glow of new love. The 73-year-old entertainer, who married for the third time in 2012, says happiness with his new bride fuelled his work on Melody Road, out yesterday. "There's no better inspiration or motivation for work than being in love. It's what you dream of as a creative person," Diamond said in a recent interview. "I was able to complete this alb ... Read More

Holt remembered

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

HOLT... the perfect example of a talented, patriotic Jamaican

THE life, music and legacy of veteran Jamaican artiste, John Holt, was on many-a-lip at National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew, yesterday. Holt died in the Wellington Hospital in London early Monday morning (Sunday local time). He was 69. He was remembered by many for his distinctive sound and the vast body of music he left behind. Reggae queen Marcia Griffiths was among those who paid tribute to the artiste best known as 1,000 Volts. "It is a very sad day for me.. ... Read More



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