Sean Paul's new bundle of joy

THIS is the year of Sean Paul. The dancehall deejay, who will be getting an Order of Distinction in October, is now welcoming his second child Remi.Little Remi was born in a Canada hospital yesterday morning. Read More

Choas at Spice's back-to-school treat
WHAT was supposed to be a labour of love quickly turned chaotic at Spice's back-to-school giveaway at Maverley Gospel Hall on Molynes Road in Kingston yesterday, as far more persons turned up than expected.... Read More

Take a holiday for Marcus
Dr Michael Barnett, University of the West Indies lecturer and conceptualiser of the inaugural Marcus Garvey Festival, believes more recognition should be given to the national hero on his birthday.... Read More

Monty visits Wareika Hill
Wareika Hill is the title of a new album by famed pianist, Monty Alexander. A Caribbean take on 11 songs originally done by jazz legend and pianist Thelonious Monk, the set is scheduled for release on Friday by MACD Records.... Read More

Top acts for CARIFESTA concert

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

Grammy Award-winning artiste Shaggy is to join Trinidad and Tobago's Alison Hinds, Machel Montano, and evergreen Calypso Rose on Saturday's Island Beats' Super Concert in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Read More

NotNice enters Billboard chart

Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

Despite selling a paltry 64 copies, the multi-artiste album Kyng Midas by producer NotNice enters the Billboard Reggae Albums chart at number nine this week. Read More

Joan McDonald gets gala honour

Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

Joan McDonald, the first beauty contestant to win the Miss Jamaica (World) pageant, was recently honoured in New York with a Congressional proclamation from US House of Representatives member Yvette D Clarke. Read More

'Role' of Honour

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

Come October 21, Heroes' Day, actor Glen Campbell will be among the Jamaicans to receive insignia at the National Honours and Awards Ceremony at King's House. He will receive the Order of Distinction in the rank of officer (OD) for his over 38 years of outstanding contribution to... Read More

Noel Dexter remembered as giant

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior writer johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 19 2019    

Renowned musical arranger, composer and choirmaster Noel Dexter is being remembered as a gentle giant whose legacy will be the impact of his work on thousands of Jamaicans. Read More

Maxi, Marshall star Rum Day concert

Monday, August, 19 2019    

STELLAR performances by Maxi Priest and Wayne Marshall were the highlight of National Rum Day concert held at Appleton Estate Murray's Chillin' in Toll Gate, Clarendon, last Friday.The event, which was free to the public, saw a huge turnout of guests. Read More

K'Coneil goes for finesse, style

Monday, August, 19 2019    

UNITED States-based, Jamaican singer K'Coneil recently completed a five-day promotional visit to the island for his latest single Finesse and Style . He believes it is necessary for his music to resonate with his... Read More

Fraternity bids farewell to singer Pat Kelly

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Monday, August, 19 2019    

Several members of the entertainment fraternity showed up at Boulevard Baptist Church in Kingston on Saturday to bid farewell to their colleague, reggae/rocksteady singer Pat Kelly. Read More

Unity comes to the City

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 19 2019    

Despite a slew of technical difficulties and lengthy band changes, Unity in the City managed to touch the hearts and lives of the thousands who gathered in the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday night. Read More

Dufton goes regional

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Local comedian Dufton Shepherd is still buzzing following his performance in Barbados last Sunday. Read More

Musical journey continues

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

It was a full house for The Amazing Journey Continues concert put on by The Church of the Ascension in Mona Heights, St Andrew, recently. Read More


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