Entertainment

Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON, England — Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89.The British actor died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer, according to a family statement posted on Moore's... Read More

Skull Man on comeback trail

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Thirty years ago, Spanish Town deejay Skull Man (aka Daddy Skull) was the rage on the live show circuit. He had several hit songs but left the music business to become a teacher.After a 15-year absence, Skull Man is back with... Read More

Spiritual's time has come

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Following his performance at VP Records' New Artiste showcase at Milk River in Brooklyn, New York last Thursday, singer Spiritual is keen to make 2017 his breakthrough year.The showcase for music industry executives also... Read More

Linton Kwesi Johnson gets honorary degree

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in literature from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Johnson — a highly regarded poet, reggae artiste and political activist — was... Read More

After 12: Bikini & Boots

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

Ahhh, the ladies spared no effort in outfitting themselves for this party. But then again, little was required at Saints Family's Bikini & Boots Hawaiian Style at Sparkles car park, Studio One Boulevard on May 20. The theme was enough to get OBSERVER PHOTOGRAPHER KARL... Read More

'Powerful' line-up for June 4 concert

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

READYTV's CEO, Christopher “Papa CD” Dehring and Queen's Counsel Ian “DJ QC” Wilkinson will go up against Rankin Pumpkin, the Japanese entrant in the Magnum Kings and Queens competition, at the Powerful Women & Men show, on Sunday, June 4. Read More

Ziggy gets lifetime award

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

ZIGGY Marley is the first reggae act to receive the the Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement.The presentation took place at the Spring Sing held on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), last Friday. Read More

Steffens' Marley book out on July 11

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Roger Steffens' book, Marley Oral History, So Much Things To Say , is scheduled for release on July 11, the respected archivist disclosed on his website.French musician and music historian... Read More

Five in Propella film finals

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

The Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) in partnership with Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the CHASE Fund are pleased to announce the selected finalists for the 2017 JAFTA Propella film initiative. The five selected finalists are: Kyle... Read More

Thriller U happy with Non Genuine video release

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

Thriller U recently released the music video for his single called Non Genuine. In an interview with Jamaica Observer, the singer said he saw the need to release the music video as the single has been getting solid rotations... Read More

Rains fail to dampen Thank You Mama

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

DESPITE the heavy rains, gospel singer and promoter Jabez is calling the latest staging of his annual Mother's Day show, 'Thank You Mama', a success.The event, now in its eight year, was held at Dinthill Technical High in Linstead, St... Read More

MJW back at Spartan

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Monday, May, 22 2017    

THE franchise to stage the Miss Jamaica World (MJW) beauty pageant has returned to St Andrew-based Spartan Health Club. This organisation, headed by Mickey Haughton-James, had relinquished the rights to the local contest in 2013, after nearly 40 years. Read More



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