Solid sets for Pan 2017

CHRISTOPHER Martin, gospel singer Kevin Downswell and Devin Di Dakta headline the entertainment line-up for Regional 1 of PAN 2017 scheduled for Independence Park in Black River, St Elizabeth, on Saturday, August 26. Read More

Spotlight Kunta upbeat about career
SPOTLIGHT Kunta is expecting to continue on his musical high from an exciting debut performance at Reggae Sumfest at Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay recently.... Read More

SPF weathers the storm
MOTHER Nature failed in her attempt to stop partygoers from enjoying Summer Playground Fantasy (SPF) Weekend 2017 held in Ocho Rios, St Ann, recently.They came out in their droves to Forever Beach at Chukka Beach, and Chill at Dunn's River Gardens.... Read More

Purple Man's back
Artistes like Purple Man got their start in the music business hanging out at recording studios in the day and going to dances at nights, hoping to catch the ears of producers or sound system selectors.... Read More

Seven to get Rootz award

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, August, 15 2017    

Singer Larry Marshall, who some musicologists credit with performing the first reggae song (Nanny Goat) 49 years ago, is among seven honourees for the August 27 Rootz Of The Music event at Pompano Arts and Culture Centre in South Florida. Read More

Fiction 2.0 reopens in style

Monday, August, 14 2017    

HUNDREDS of patrons — including entertainers, socialites, and young corporate executives — converged at the newly opened Fiction 2.0 at The Market Place on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew on the weekend. Read More

D'Angel rocks old capital

Monday, August, 14 2017    

D'ANGEL was the toast of the audience attending the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Street Gala in Spanish Town, St Catherine, recently. Read More

Blanche Blackwell remembered

Monday, August, 14 2017    

CONDOLENCES are pouring in for the family of Blanche Blackwell (nee Lindo), mother of music mogul and businessman Chris Blackwell.Blackwell died on August 8 in London. She was 104. Read More

Role Call

BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter | Monday, August, 14 2017    

ALTHOUGH he is yet to be officially notified, actor Carl Bradshaw said he is extremely grateful to be selected for a national honour at King's House in St Andrew come Heroes Day, October 16. Read More

Grand Gala 55 Grand — bringing youth together

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Jamaica 55 Independence Grand Gala, held at the National Stadium in St Andrew last Sunday, surpassed expectations despite the threat of the inclement weather. Read More

'Greats' get their tributes

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Heavy rain failed to put a damper on the 20th Tribute To The Greats show at Curphey Place recently. Organisers honoured 10 stalwarts who contributed significantly to Jamaica's music industry. Read More

Doing it for Jamaica

By Simone Morgan-Lindo Observer reporter | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Turbulance, Singer J, and Big Pop have released a song entitled We Are One. Read More

Spotlight on Sporty

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

A documentary on the life of singer/producer Noel “King Sporty” Williams is in the works. Its title is Irie The Film: Journey Of A King. Read More

Sandz pulls large crowd

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

A large crowd that converged at the Constant Spring Golf Club in St Andrew on Monday for the second staging of the Off-Shore edition of popular party series Sandz. Read More

Great sets at Kingston Reggae Night

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

IT was an evening of great performances and it was Sanchez who brought the curtains down on Kingston Reggae Night held inside the National Arena in St Andrew recently. Read More


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