Entertainment

Love in the air at ‘Red Rose’

Patrons came out in their numbers last Sunday at Liguanea Club in New Kingston for Red Rose For Gregory. They enjoyed a star-studded line-up of performances. Read More

Rex remembered in true style
The spirit of noted cultural figure and scholar professor Rex Nettleford reigned supreme at Remembering Rex, the fundraiser staged by the foundation established in his honour and held at the Little Theatre in St Andrew last Tuesday.... Read More

Hottarock looks
AN EP by deejay Hottarock is the first major dancehall project from Lightening Entertainment, an American promotions company owned by sisters Jinev and Natasha Anac. Hottest Rock From Jamaica is the name of the mini set which is expected to be released...... Read More

Role model
Former Miss Jamaica Universe Davina Bennett and business partner Dimitris Kosvagiannis, have established A Model Management, an agency with headquarters in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré district of Paris, France.... Read More

Starkey takes on J'can beats

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, February, 18 2019    

Trojan Jamaica, a new record company co-owned by musician/producer Zak Starkey, was launched last week. It will focus on reggae projects by Jamaican artistes, with the first releases expected by May. Read More

Stars set to shine

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, February, 18 2019    

When Marvin “Horseman” Pitterson kicked off his Stars R Us series in October 2000, the rocksteady revival that began in the early 1990s was still in full swing. That resurgence has waned considerably with the deaths of many stalwart artistes, but he believes... Read More

Dubplate Awards on next month

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, February, 18 2019    

The World Clash Dubplate Awards takes place on March 24 with artistes to be honoured in a number of categories by promoters Irish and Chin. Winners are decided by online voting. Read More

Reggae On The River co-founder dead

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, February, 18 2019    

Carol Bruno, co-founder of Reggae On The River concert in northern California, died on February 8 from breast cancer. She was 72. Read More

Kudos for Miss Lou

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Monday, February, 18 2019    

The life and work of Jamaica's folklorist, educator and writer Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley will take centre stage at this year's staging of Poet In Motion scheduled for the Manchester Golf Club on Sunday, February 24. Read More

Film in the park to continue?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

If entertainment and Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange has her way, the screening of films inside Emancipation Park in St Andrew could become a regular feature. Read More

Requa recognised

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

In 1962 Rex Nettleford and Eddy Thomas brought together 16 dancers to form the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). Among those founding members was Barbara Grant, a young physical education teacher with a passion for dance. Read More

Beat Street festival hails pioneers

By Basil Walters Observer writer | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Three legends of Jamaican music, who operated businesses on Orange and Charles streets in Kingston, will be honoured February 24 during the Meet Us on Beat Street festival. Read More

Break every rule

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

The life and work of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller comes to the big screen next Sunday, February 24 with the première of the biopic Journey: Break Every Rule at Carib 5 in St Andrew. Read More

Rickey Teetz hopes for peace after SOE

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

Rickey Teetz is hoping that Montego Bay can maintain the downward trend in murder and overall crimes since the state of emergency (SOE) has been lifted from the town in late January. Read More

Sea B on a musical mission

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

Reggae singer Sea B is marking Black History Month with the release of his latest single A Vibe a Gwaan . Read More



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