Entertainment

Spice captures Billboard top spot

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

THIS year, only three female artistes have reached number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. Spice is the latest. Read More

Smooth Wednesdayz

Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

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Ja music confab starts tomorrow

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, November, 14 2018    

A number of issues affecting the music industry will be put on the table for discussion at the sixth annual Jamaica Music Conference set for various locations across the Corporate Area, starting tomorrow and runs until Sunday. Read More

Lack of sponsors halt glitsy awards

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

THE glitsy, Caribbean Hall of Fame Award ceremony has been rescheduled for June 2019 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The event — hosted by the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation (CDASCF) — was originally slated to be held last... Read More

Theatre veteran Peter Haley is dead

Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

THEATRE luminary Peter Haley died in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 7, after a long battle with cancer.He is best known for his work with the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) and its junior division. Read More

Stephen does it in One Take

By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

Stephen Marley covers a lot of musical ground on One Take Acoustic Jams, his new album which dropped yesterday on the Marley-owned Ghetto Youths International label. Read More

French film fest begins today

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 13 2018    

ORGANISERS of the Francophone Film Festival say this year's staging will have a packed roster of movies for the lovers of French culture. Read More

Cops cut Capleton's show

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Monday, November, 12 2018    

It wasn't the welcome that dancehall star Capleton expected in Kingston. But his show on Saturday, A St Mary Mi Come From: Come A Town, at the National Arena was brought to a halt by law enforcement after it went pass the 2:00 am cut-off time. Read More

Jabez goes live

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Gospel singer Jabez is adding a new dimension to his latest studio album titled Amazing Praise . Read More

I-Reef's ready to govern

Monday, November, 12 2018    

Singjay I-Reef is hoping to inspire youths to follow their dreams with his latest single Govern the Road. Read More

Don Yute's new flavour

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 12 2018    

AN eight-year break may seem like a lifetime in music circles, but Don Yute is not perturbed. The deejay said he has used that time to tap into a new sound called World Hop. Read More

Canada to host WORLD CLASH FINALS

by Kevin Jackson | Monday, November, 12 2018    

SEVEN sound systems will vie for top honours at the World Clash finals scheduled for the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada, next Saturday. Read More

Oliver yuh large

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 11 2018    

On November 4 the king of Jamaican comedy Oliver Samuels celebrated his 70th birthday, and the St Mary-born comedian, actor and playwright is giving thanks for his decades on the stage. Read More

They can't take reggae from us — Jesse Royal

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

In recent months there has been several outcries against what is being seen as cultural appropriation by several prominent acts in pop and hip hop, who sample Jamaican music without giving credit. Read More

Simon calling it?

Sunday, November, 11 2018    

Is Simon Cowell, co-creator and lead judge of the televised TV talent show X Factor, predicting that Jamaican singer Dalton Harris will make it to the finals of the current season of the show now underway in the UK? Read More



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