Entertainment

Ansell Collins: Man behind the beats

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, February, 14 2018    

With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.  Read More

Nadine to be lauded in New York

Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

NADINE Sutherland, whose career started over 35 years ago as a child singer, is one of five persons to be honoured at the inaugural Blue & Bougie party, scheduled for Mingles Café in the Bronx, New York, on February 18. Read More

Guests treated to Musical Delights

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

PATRONS gathered on the lawns of Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Sunday evening for powerful performances and a worthy cause. Read More

Doreen Shaffer: Queen of Ska

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.  Read More

Government to clear air on Etana's grant

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, February, 13 2018    

IN light of mounting criticism, a media briefing is set for today to clear the air regarding the award of a US$5,000 grant by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport to recording artiste Etana to assist with an upcoming 32-city tour. Read More

Redemption Songs to make silver screen

Monday, February, 12 2018    

A FILM based on the songs of reggae king Bob Marley is in the works.According to Variety magazine, Universal Music Group's Polygram Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Animation are behind the project. However, no timeline was given. Read More

Local dancers get pep talk

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Monday, February, 12 2018    

Dancers who aspire to become professionals, especially on the international stage, must spend time widening their “dance vocabulary”. Read More

Lenky 5 Star powers 2018 Soca Monarch

Monday, February, 12 2018    

JAMAICAN producer Xavier “Lenky 5 Star” Hassard's experiment with soca has paid big dividends. Read More

Cool It!

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 12 2018    

CHRIS Stokes, president of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation and a founding member of Jamaica's historic bobsled team, has weighed in on the controversial move by an American high school to ban the movie Cool Runnings due to perceived racial stereotypes. Read More

Ralph Lauren heads to Jamaica at NY Fashion Week

Monday, February, 12 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — As the Olympic outfitter of Team USA, Ralph Lauren's job is done in South Korea, so where to go next? Read More

Romain to drop Lovesick

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

Recording artiste and past Digicel Rising Stars winner Romain Virgo is set to release his album Lovesick, on March 30th. Read More

Cinema eyes fierce sales for Black Panther

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

Come Friday, February 16, Jamaicans will join the rest of the world in a simultaneous cinematic release of the much-anticipated American superhero film Black Panther. The film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Read More

Search on for Festival Queen

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is seeking applicants for the 2018 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition, which closes on Friday, February 23. Read More

Larrie Brown's affair of the art

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

THE American dream has been unfulfilling for Jamaican-born artist Larrie Brown.Prior to migrating in 1989, the 57-year-old had an illustrious career as one of the island's outstanding young artists during the 1970s and 1980s. Read More

Thrilling start

BY Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

“Fantastic”. “Positive”. “Overwehlming”. Read More



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