After 12: Scorpio Lifestyle

Friday, November, 23 2018    

Kenstar and Erica's Scorpio Lifestyle deserved an encore; and so here we go, continuing OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY's report on this Gold and Black Edition from Renegade HQ in Cross Roads, St Andrew on November 16. Read More

Romain vows Signature set

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

Romain Virgo headlines the penultimate staging of the 2018 Appleton Estate Signature Nights series at the Chill Out Hut Beach Bar & Grill in Montego Bay tonight. He will be backed by The Unit Band. Read More

Melodians Trevor McNaughton is dead

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

Trevor McNaughton, founder of The Melodians, died Tuesday at the Kendrick Rehabilitation Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. His wife, Irene, gave the cause of death as respiratory failure. Read More

David Heron gets Life Impact Award

Thursday, November, 22 2018    

Playwright and actor David Heron was among 36 recipients at last Thursday's Caribbean Life Impact Awards at Paradise Hall in New York. He was recognised for his achievements in the arts and entertainment. Read More

Rodigan goes on record

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, November, 22 2018    

THE colourful career of British broadcaster and sound system maestro David Rodigan, as well as the history of Jamaican music in the United Kingdom, are the focus of David Rodigan: Reggae Fever, a documentary that aired last Friday on ... Read More

Short Boss still has big dreams

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

Two years ago, and after a number of tries at the television talent search Digicel Rising Stars, Akeem “Short Boss” Smith marched home with the coveted title. Read More

Vanessa Bling moves up Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

There are two Jamaican female acts in the Top 10 of the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week. Vanessa Bling's EP, Still Standing, rises from number 17 to its highest position of five, while last week's number one ... Read More

Scorpios' sting

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

When Scorpios come together, you know that a good time is in store, and so it was on November 16 when Kenstar and Erica staged Scorpio Lifestyle, the Gold and Black Edition, at Renegade HQ in Cross Roads, St Andrew. Here's what OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY saw. Read More

Ding Dong rocks Grace Jerk Fest

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

MUSIC and food were the winning combination at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, on Sunday, November 11.Now in its 17th staging, the event saw a large turnout of patrons who came out early to partake in the day's offerings. Read More

'Extra' boost for St Bess

Wednesday, November, 21 2018    

GT Taylor, organiser of the annual Christmas Extravaganza concert in St Elizabeth, believes his show is a major boon for South Coast tourism. Read More

Ashe to get city keys

BY CLAUDIENNE EDWARDS Observer writer edwardsc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

A resolution was passed at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation's (KSAMC) monthly meeting recommending that 25-year-old performing arts outfit, Ashe Company, be given the keys to the city.The meeting took place on Tuesday, November 13. Read More

Bacchanal's big reveal

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

Bacchanal Jamaica gave its soca faithful a peek into 2019 costume options during Invictus Band Launch, held at Hope Gardens in St Andrew on Saturday. Read More

Ronny Cush: a class act

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The ... Read More

Ras Michael keeps the order

Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

ALMOST 50 years after forming the Sons of Negus, Rasta elder and Nyahbinghi drummer Ras Michael says the traditional sounds he patented is still in demand. In fact, he believes with Jamaican music saturated with negatives, roots music is needed more than... Read More

Confab hailed as success

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, November, 20 2018    

Improved participation by members of the artiste community is one of the successes being claimed by the organisers of the Jamaica Music Conference, which was held across the Corporate Area last weekend. Read More




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