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Labba Labba dies at home

DANCEHALL choreographer and former Black Roses Crew member, Labba Labba passed away at his Arnett Gardens residence on Sunday. He was believed to be in his mid-70s. Read More

Theatres to reopen... but
The announcement by Government of a conditional reopening of local theatres, effective today, has been met with caution by players in the local theatre community.... Read More

Thelwell takes on new role
BUDDING actor Sule Thelwell is still basking after being recently accepted to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama at University of London in England. The three-year tenure begins on October 5.... Read More

Shevon's got talent
Jamaica could possibly have another contestant in a major international televised talent show.... Read More

Delcita hiccup

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 23 2020    

PRINCIPALS of Jamaica Online TV and Whirlwind Entertainment are reassuring customers, after Sunday's technical difficulties which resulted in the website crashing and some paying patrons not being able to view the live stream of Father Knows Best, starring Andrea “Delcita”... Read More

'Duffy' gets unhinged

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

With entertainment avenues abruptly cut short due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, people in the industry have been forced to find alternative ways to earn an income. This dilemma was what forced local stand-up comedian Dufton “Duffy”... Read More

L'Antoinette effect

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, June, 18 2020    

MUM is the word from local choreographer Dr L'Antoinette Stines regarding legal action against hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his pop superstar wife, Beyoncé, over possible copyright infringement. Read More

Sakina breaks new ground

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 16 2020    

BEST known for her work on stage as an actress, Sakina Deer is now showcasing her talents as a singer in this year's Jamaica Festival Song Contest, organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). Read More

Delcita goes pay-per-view

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

THE current pandemic caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus is forcing members of the entertainment fraternity to become more creative in the ways in which they bring their products to an audience which is not able to access in traditional ways. Read More

Sweet & Dandy

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 11 2020    

THREE-TIME Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner Toots & the Maytals is one of 10 finalists in this year's competition scheduled to be held on Television Jamaica ( TVJ ) on July 15. Read More

Gratitude is a must

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 7 2020    

PRIOR to the COVID-19 pandemic, Earl Brown was continuing his successful run on the local theatre stage. Read More

Heap of accolades

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

Dr Brian Heap ― dramaturge and retired resident tutor at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus ― has been announced as the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner for the Caribbean... Read More

40 years of Sulkari

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

As part and parcel of its ethos, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) has always looked to the wider Caribbean in the development of its aesthetic, and the diversification of its repertoire. Founding father, the late Professor Rex Nettleford, as a strong proponent of... Read More

Universal Orlando seeks to reopen theme parks in early June

Sunday, May, 24 2020    

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Universal Orlando is aiming to reopen its theme parks in early June, a resort official said Thursday, more than two months after the company joined cross town rivals Disney World and SeaWorld in closing their gates to stop the spread of the new... Read More

Yendi's Odyssey

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

Yendi Philipps is adding yet another facet to her brand.The model, beauty queen, entrepreneur, and mother recently launched a new show available on her YouTube platform. Read More



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