Entertainment

Conkarah earns second Billboard entry

JAMAICAN-BORN recording artiste Conkarah debuts at number four on the Billboard Reggae album chart with the Timeless Love EP. Released on April 14 via Troublemekka Music,... Read More

KOTE cancelled
THIS year's staging of the annual urban arts festival Kingston On The Edge (KOTE) has been cancelled. The event is usually held in June.Enola Williams, co-founder of the 10-year-old festival, confirmed the developments to the Jamaica...... Read More

'Magnum' contest returns after rain
Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall is set to return with a bang on Saturday, following a postponement of the live show due to heavy rains. The televised deejay competition is scheduled for D'Entrance on Constant Spring Road in ...... Read More

Remembering an 'Ingredient'
WHEN news broke last Thursday that soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr of American R&B group The Main Ingredient was found dead in his car, local show promoter Marvin “Horseman” Pitterson said he was left in shock.Pitterson and his team...... Read More

Elton on the mend

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

Elton John is recuperating at home after contracting a “potentially deadly” infection while on his Latin America tour.The illness saw the 70-year-old spend two nights in intensive care and forced shows to be cancelled. Read More

Sanchez for Appleton Estate Signature Nights

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

SANCHEZ is the headliner for Appleton Estate Signature Nights series which begins at the OMG Restaurant and Coffee Bar in Mandeville, Manchester, tomorrow. Showtime is 9:00 pm.Appleton Estate Signature Nights is a sensitisation programme... Read More

After 12: Ribbie at 33!

Wednesday, April, 26 2017   

We're still not sure what the play on the 33rd birthday was for Brian “Ribbie” Chung, however, his parties never fail to pull a crowd, especially when they are held at his Ribbiz Ultra Lounge. Such was the case on Monday this week, and KARL MCLARTY, the JAMAICA... Read More

It’s all good

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

SCORES of revellers seeking to attend Heineken Rio's after-party on Waterloo Road in St Andrew on Sunday, escaped major injuries as a result of a stampede which occurred at the event.The event was free to all costumed revellers, while regular... Read More

To the X-treme

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

Brummie accent when deejay X-treme speaks. He sounds more Seaview Gardens, Kingston than Birmingham, England. The slightly-built deejay is in Jamaica doing recording sessions and promoting Dutty Chat which he considers his breakthrough song in the United Kingdom. Read More

Alkaline's UK gig cancelled

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

AN unruly crowd forced the cancellation of a concert headlined by Jamaican dancehall artiste Alkaline at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, on the weekend. According to an article posted on the Evening Standard’s website, police... Read More

Carnival night scare in the city

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

 REVELLERS, pedestrians, and motorists plying West King’s House Road in St Andrew on Sunday were given the scare of their lives as Corporate Area businessman Zachary Reid waved what is believed to be a firearm in their... Read More

Kaya Fest was smoking

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

THERE was plenty of weed to go around at the inaugural Kaya Fest, held at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami recently. But the music, especially from the Marley brothers, was just as potent.Stephen Marley initiated the event, which attracted a... Read More

Carnival night scare in the city

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

REVELLERS, pedestrians, and motorists plying West King’s House Road in St Andrew on Sunday were given the scare of their lives as Corporate Area businessman Zachary Reid waved what is believed to be a firearm in their direction. Read More

It’s all good

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

SCORES of revellers seeking to attend Heineken Rio’s after-party on Waterloo Road in St Andrew on Sunday, escaped major injuries as a result of a stampede which occurred at the event. Read More

Dub

Tuesday, April, 25 2017   

SOUND system selector Gabre Selassie has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on May 15, in relation to an incident at Kingston Dub Club held at Skyline Drive in Jack's Hill, St Andrew, last... Read More



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