Entertainment

First-class honours for Third World

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, July, 8 2019    

Third World had discussed performing a 45th anniversary show at The Casino at Dania Beach in South Florida for some time. That event finally took place last Friday and the gamble paid off. Read More

All in the family

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

When track and field legend Usain Bolt inked a deal with French champagne house GH Mumm to produce his own line of 'bubbly' called Olympe Rosť the retired athlete and his team huddled and considered ingenious ways of introducing the product to his Jamaican audience. The result was to... Read More

ArtWalk hailed as success

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Kingston Creative, organisers of the ArtWalk, held in downtown Kingston last Sunday, are claiming success with this latest staging of the free, monthly exposition which seeks to lay the groundwork for development of an art district in the... Read More

What's in a rider?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Stories abound regarding the requests made by performers, both local and international, of promoters who contract them for events. Read More

Yuko Aoki strikes the right chords

Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Despite her anxiety, Japanese pianist Yuko Aoki felt the audience was pleased with her set at the recent staging of Classics in June. Read More

Remembering a prince

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Last Monday four members of the local music fraternity gathered at National Heroes' Park to pay tribute to the “Crown Prince of Reggae”, Dennis Brown, on the 20th anniversary of his passing. Among those gathered was Brown's former confidante, friend, chef... Read More

Today is Satdehh

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, July, 6 2019    

Selector DJ Mac will, this evening, unleash his musical magic at the second staging of 'Satdehh', a dancehall experience scheduled for Big Wall on West Kings House Road in Kingston. Read More

Summer Dip to make a splash

BY JASON TULLOCH Observer writer | Saturday, July, 6 2019    

With the Met Office confirming temperatures are reaching sweltering heights in the Corporate Area, organisers of Summer Dip All-White Pool Party are urging partygoers to come out and cool down. Read More

Tropics turns up heat

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, July, 6 2019    

HOPE Gardens in Kingston came alive on June 16 with the inaugural staging of Tropics, a 'chill-vibe' party. The event, dubbed Tropical Paradise edition, is promoted by footballer Kyle Butler and Christian Massias. It attracted a large turnout of patrons. Read More

KG Dot soars with GOOD BODY

Saturday, July, 6 2019    

With the positive response to his new single, Body Good , KG Dot feels he is well on his way to becoming a household name. Read More

Festival Queen coronations this weekend

Saturday, July, 6 2019    

THE last three Festival Queens are to be crowned this weekend, ahead of the grand final scheduled for the National Arena in Kingston on Thursday, August 1. Read More

Sumfest boards 'eco' train

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 6 2019    

Reggae Sumfest is a week away, but this weekend national recycling entity Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ), will be collaborating with Reggae Sumfest and Pepsi Jamaica for a beach clean-up today at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. Read More

Jahmiel eyes greatness

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, July, 5 2019    

FOUR years after coming to prominence, Jahmiel felt it was time for the release of his debut album. Produced by DJ Frass and Chimney Records, that project, titled Great Man, will be released on July 26. Read More

Taskia dedicates Freeness to children

Friday, July, 5 2019    

There has been national outrage about the increase in violence against children in Jamaica. Singer Taskia is among the concerned, and she expresses her feelings in the song, Freeness. Read More

Carib acts to spice up Grace jerk fest

Friday, July, 5 2019    

When the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival launched in Queens, New York, nine years ago, jerked food was already a hit with hip hop stars and Hollywood celebrities. But launching a food event in a city with countless Jamaican restaurants was going to be a challenge. Read More



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