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Right time for Iration

BY: KEVIN JACKSON | Thursday, May, 7 2020    

American band Iration is not unfazed by the current turmoil across the world brought on by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Their latest single Right Here Right Now, however, calls for gratitude despite the challenges being faced. Read More

Producer gives back

Thursday, May, 7 2020    

Producer Jermaine Baker has decided to do his part in the fight against COVID-19 in Jamaica. He has donated funds from the first-quarter earnings from his latest project, the JA Bounce rhythm, to support this... Read More

Millie Small set the pace

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Thursday, May, 7 2020    

Millie Small, who died Tuesday at age 73 in London, was the first Jamaican artiste to score a hit on the British pop chart. Her version of My Boy Lollipop reached number two in 1964 and was also successful in the United States,... Read More

It's SumeRR time

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 6 2020    

While growing up in Downs District, Manchester, SumeRR learned a lot about love and family. Those experiences form the basis of her debut album, aptly titled Downs District, which was released last Friday by Bass Kulcha Productions, a Spanish company. Read More

Charts cope with COVID-19

Wednesday, May, 6 2020    

At a time when the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, songs with messages of hope are a welcome change. Read More

Broadway considers the path forward for shows to go on

Wednesday, May, 6 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — When Broadway theatres finally reopen, at least one musical theater fan will show up. But she'll look a little different. Read More

Listen mi COVID-19

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 6 2020    

International aid organisation, The Red Cross, has partnered with Jamaican “edutainment” platform ListenMi News, to help spread vital information regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Omarion steps in T.O.K's

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 5 2020    

Footprints, the hit song by disbanded dancehall quartet T.O.K, is being given new life thanks to an Instagram post by popular American artiste Omarion. Read More

Prince guitar, McCartney Beatles lyrics come

Tuesday, May, 5 2020    

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A guitar from Prince's prime and some legendary Beatles lyrics sketched out by Paul McCartney are among the items going up for auction at a major music artefacts sale. Read More

Recalling Johnny Golding's Swing magazine

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, May, 5 2020    

The recent death of Johnny Golding revived memories of a thriving family business which included Swing magazine, a monthly publication that covered the entertainment and sports scene for almost a decade. Read More

Taika Waititi to direct new Star Wars film

Tuesday, May, 5 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi, the New Zealand film-makerof Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok , will direct a new Star Wars film. Read More

CIRCLE OF LIFE Inner Circle launches poetry competition

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, May, 4 2020    

MORE than 100 entries have been submitted for Poem For Life, a contest initiated by Ian Lewis of the Inner Circle band and his son Abebe. Read More

Downswell delivers

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Monday, May, 4 2020    

As the COVID-19 crisis worsens in Jamaica, many find themselves worrying about where their next meal will come from. For some residents of Central Village in St Catherine, their minds were put at ease courtesy of gospel singer Kevin Downswell, who distributed over 50 care packages on... Read More

'Prezidential' push for Excess Amount

Monday, May, 4 2020    

WHEN he migrated to the United States just over 20 years ago, Carl Prezident had every intention of carrying on the music career he started in Kingston in 1987. Read More

Kumar continues walk

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 4 2020    

TWO years after stepping away as frontman of Grammy-nominated band Raging Fyah, Kumar Bent continues his musical journey with Kulture Walk.Released last Friday, the 13-track set is the singer's first solo album. Read More



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