Entertainment

Sizzla, Bounty for Back To

Sizzla Kalonji and Bounty Killer

THE inaugural Back To Fest, a live show culminating a popular weekly series in Majesty Gardens, is scheduled for the basketball court in that community tomorrow. Sizzla Kalonji, Bounty Killer, Hezron and Isha Bel are some of the artistes who will perform on the show which is promoted by the Creator ... Read More

Jahmiel Scammers target Jahmiel
DANCEHALL artiste Jahmiel is the latest entertainer being plagued by unscrupulous individuals taking ... Read More

Spice Spice under fire
FEMALE dancehall artiste Spice has come under sharp criticism via social media due to her conduct at ... Read More

Pentatonix (also known as PTX) PTX looks Omi's way
JAMAICAN singer Omi recently received another boost of confidence from Grammy-winning a capella grou ... Read More

Sandals' talent on parade tonight

Saturday, August 29, 2015    

Andrew Smith,
male model
contestant

THE Jamaica finals of the Sandals and ATL Group ENCORE Talent and Model Search Competition is set to take place tonight at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in St Ann. Starting time is 8:30 pm. The cream of the group's entertainment talent, drawn from the Sandals' Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril and Whitehouse regions, along with representatives of the Jamaica Observer, Island Routes, Unique Vacations, and ATL Appliances will compete in a number of events. Categories will include: Male Model, Femal ... Read More

Shav-A can't get enough

Saturday, August 29, 2015    

Shav-A

BONNER Cornerstone recording artiste Shav-A is seeking to make a mark on the music scene with her latest project Can't Get Enough. The ballad was inspired by personal experiences and was penned in less than a day by the artiste, alongside her sister Alasia. This is the singer's fourth single, her first since being signed to the Bonner Cornerstone Label. "The song is based on a past relationship that I thought about a lot. I know others will be able to relate to these feelings," Shav A explai ... Read More

Teflon is the Young King

Saturday, August 29, 2015    

Teflon

RASTAFARIAN reggae artiste Teflon returned to the island on Wednesday from a two-week gig in Europe. The gig was a part of a promotional tour for his upcoming album called Young King. His European visit saw him making stops in Hamburg, Berlin and Portugal. "This was just the first leg of the promotion. We saw the need to promote it before the album release to the European market. We will return to Europe in November after the release to continue the promotion," he said. Young King is slated t ... Read More

PHOTO: A Virgo moment

Saturday, August 29, 2015    

Entertainer Romain Virgo singles out Rochelle Cameron, vice president of Legal and regulatory and company secretary at Cable and Wireless Communications for special treatment during a performance at the Cable and Wireless Power Partners Awards at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Wednesday. (PHOTO: Garfield Robinson) Read More

Shawn Storm enjoys Sardine and Crackers

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Shawn Storm

Sardine and Crackers, a song deejay Shawn Storm recorded prior to his imprisonment, has been released. The track, which is produced by singjay Mr Vegas' MV label, is recorded on the Tables Turn 'riddim'. Shawn Storm (given name Shawn Campbell), who was a member of deejay Vybz Kartel's Portmore Empire camp, is serving a 25-year sentence for the April 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams. Kartel was sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in that homicide which took place at his St ... Read More

Step it 'inna' Clarks

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee
 Super Cat 
Al ‘DJ Al Fingers’ Newman

THE Jamaican dancehall's decades-long link with Clarks footwear steps up front on Clarks in Jamaica, a 21-song compilation scheduled for release in October by VP/Greensleeves Records. It contains songs by artistes either paying tribute to the British shoe, or referring to it. These songs include Clarks Booty Skank by Trinity, Dillinger's CB200, Super Cat's Trash and Ready and Clarks Booty by Little John who has three songs on the set. Chris O'Brien, artiste and repertoire manager at VP/Greensl ... Read More

Buju’s son rejects new song; producer defends

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Markus Myrie

MARKUS Myrie, son of incarcerated reggae artiste Buju Banton, is claiming that his father does not approve of the latest track that features him. The single, My Favourite Song, also features the artiste Marco. It is produced by Mark Hudson on the Stone Cold Records imprint and was released last month. "I spoke to my father and he doesn't remember the song. I saw the article in the Observer that it was recorded in 2001. Now, hearing a collab without his approval, my father is not with it or fo ... Read More

No place like home

Friday, August 28, 2015    

MARLEY... Jamaica is still home in terms of my heart

GRAMMY-WINNING singjay Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley put in a plug for Jamaica, and Kingston, during a recent interview with the New York Times. In the article, which focused on his music, travels and coming home, Marley said despite living in Miami, Florida, Jamaica is always home. "Jamaica is still home in terms of my heart, though...I was born and raised in Kingston, where my mom still lives; and even though I also live in Miami, when I talk about home, I'm always talking about Jamaica," he s ... Read More

Close call in T&T for RDX

Friday, August 28, 2015    

RDX

DANCEHALL Duo RDX's August 22 concert in Trinidad and Tobago may have won them new fans, but it was almost marred by an unpleasant encounter. The entertainers stated that upon arrival at the Island Rave venue in San Fernando, they and their team were searched by security who alerted police to what they claimed was a firearm in road manager Kirk Wright's bag. According to group member Renigade, "They surrounded our vehicle with guns out, we were told that we had to exit our vehicle for them to ... Read More

Kranical does for the it girls

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Kranical
(PHOTO:
ANTONIO
GRAHAM)

After spending three years in the United States Army, Shakeem Fisher has returned to Jamaica to pursue his music career. Using the moniker Kranical, the 21-year-old singjay is upbeat about his sophomore single called Get Girl. "Get Girl depicts my life from my teenage years. Instead of focusing on violence, I divert my attention to the ladies, who are always attracted to me," he said. Get Girl was produced by Jay Beats Records and released in August. The music video for the single is slated ... Read More



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