New venue for benefit concert

Thursday, November, 9 2017    

CARIBBEAN Love Now JAMATHON is now scheduled to take place at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew on Wednesday, November 22. Read More

Lukewarm welcome for Williams' 'America'

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, November, 9 2017    

Welcome To America , Jamaican playwright Karl O'Brian Williams' musical tackling American p resident Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies opened October 28 in Washington, DC, at Howard University's Cramton... Read More

'Support our culture!'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, November, 9 2017    

CHRONIXX has again called out the authorities on their failure to optimally market Jamaica's culture. Read More

Stella keeps its groove

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

JULY to December can be considered Jamaica's season of dance, as that is when local troupes present their individual performances. Read More

SOJA tops chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

AMERICAN reggae band SOJA tops the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The group's sixth studio album, Poetry in Motion, moved from number eight to one. Read More

After 12: Black Stain(Take 1)

Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

Sparkles Lounge on Studio One Boulevard in Cross Roads, Kingston, was the perfect venue for Fidel Squadyard's Black Stain on October 21. Except for a few standouts, patrons generally observed the theme, making OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL MCLARTY's job quite easy. Read More

Music confab to rock city

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver | Wednesday, November, 8 2017    

THE stage is now set for the Jamaica Music Conference which kicks off in the Corporate Area on Thursday and runs until Sunday. Read More

Nighthawk Records flies again

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, November, 7 2017    

AN American company that specialises in roots music has purchased the catalogue of Nighthawk Records, one of the first independent labels to distribute reggae in the United States. Read More

'King' sounds off for children

Tuesday, November, 7 2017    

KING Sounds says he's continuing to speak up for society's most vulnerable with the soon-to-be-released single, Child Abusers. Read More

Mariah, NWA get Hall 'pass'

Tuesday, November, 7 2017    

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, the artiste with the most number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is one of the nominees for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Read More

'Show' goes on without Ninjaman

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 7 2017    

DESPITE being admitted in hospital since Friday, Ninjaman's murder trial continued in the downtown Kingston-based Supreme Court yesterday. Read More

Government salutes festival

BY HORACE HINES Observer reporter | Monday, November, 6 2017    

THE Jamaica Tourist Board is continuing its support of annual reggae festival Rebel Salute, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.Rebel Salute is scheduled for January 12 and 13 at the Richmond Estate in Priory, St Ann. Read More

Seaview Gdns Primary gets 'wray' of hope

Monday, November, 6 2017    

AMERICAN percussionist Jody Linscott shared her talents with the Seaview Gardens Primary School's drumming group at Hope Garden's amphitheatre in St Andrew recently. Read More

Marley back among stars

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, November, 6 2017    

BOB Marley's star is back on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. Read More

GT Taylor tweaks Christmas formula

Monday, November, 6 2017    

There will be a change in plans for this year's GT Taylor Reggae Christmas Extravaganza, which takes place on Christmas Day at Luana Sports Complex in St Elizabeth. Read More


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