New features for GATFFEST

This year's staging of the Greater August Town Film Festival (GATTFEST), will have a number of new features. Read More

The original Stacey McKenzie
In 1997, Jamaican-born, Canadian model Stacey McKenzie landed her first cosmetics contract, the face of the Think Pink line of lipstick by make-up giant MAC Cosmetics. Fast-Forward 22 years and the tall, freckle-faced model has again landed a contract with...... Read More

Heron has a date with Leonora
Jamaican actor and playwright David Heron has been named co-producer for a staged reading of American David Stallings' play Leonora, which takes place June 3 at Williams Institutional CME Church in Harlem, New York.... Read More

Gem sparkles at Mother's Day gig
Gem Myers delivered a sparkling performance at Cecil's Restaurant on Martin Street in Spanish Town, St Catherine, last Sunday.She was headliner for the eatery's annual Mother's Day concert.... Read More

JaRIA's new man

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

Musician, artiste manager and attorney-at-law Ewan Simpson has been elected the new chairman of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA). Read More

Lu City hoping to make Ja connection

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, May, 19 2019    

In March, St Lucian duo Lu City released Starting Over, featuring Reekado Banks.The song is a blend of dancehall and Afro beat, two genres which heavily influences the group. Read More

Peter Metro to make 'splash' in Portland

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Saturday, May, 18 2019    

Another night, another dance. That could be the title of Peter Metro's memoirs. Read More

Jabez for Freedom Gospel Concert

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Saturday, May, 18 2019    

Gospel singer Jabez is promising “great anointing” for patrons attending the inaugural staging of the Freedom Gospel Concert scheduled for the Portmore HEART Academy in St Catherine on Saturday, May 25. Read More

Cross Di Wataz for Portmore Mall

Saturday, May, 18 2019    

Since its inaugural staging, in March 2017, the twice-yearly street dance Cross Di Wataz continues to gain traction with patrons. The latest edition is scheduled for the Portmore Mall parking lot in St Catherine on Wednesday, May 22. Read More

Retro Flexx was hot

Saturday, May, 18 2019    

LIKE fine wine, Retro Flexx gets better with each serving of the '80s and '90s music.The party's seventh staging was held at Mas Camp in Kingston recently. Read More

Festival Song Contest gets 'wild'

Saturday, May, 18 2019    

In 1989, Edwin Myers first tried his luck in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Festival Song Competition as a songwriter. He wrote Little But We Tallawah for The Conquerors, but failed to make the top three. Read More

Deejay Earthworm hits out at 'bad mind'

Saturday, May, 18 2019    

Earthworm puts his thoughts to paper on his latest single titled What Yu Get Outta Bad Mind? Read More

Primal to make mark

Saturday, May, 18 2019    

Up-and-coming singjay Primal is gearing up to make an indelible mark in the dancehall arena. Read More

Families flock Funfest

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Saturday, May, 18 2019    

There were noticeable enhancements to the Easter edition of Funfest held at Hope Gardens in St Andrew recently. Read More

'Younger acts more aware of hard drugs'

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer Writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver. | Friday, May, 17 2019    

Veteran music industry insider Copeland Forbes says the current generation of entertainers are making drug abuse a thing of the past. Read More


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