Entertainment Year-in-Review

Saturday, January, 5 2019    

The Jamaica Observer concludes its reflection on the year 2018 in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.PassageLloyd Daley  Read More

Guests 'schooled' at Strictly 2K

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Saturday, January, 5 2019    

A sea of patrons poured into Mas Camp in St Andrew to relive music of the 2000s at the second anniversary of Strictly 2K last Saturday. Read More

OFFICIALLY! Lloyd Parks goes for gold

Saturday, January, 5 2019    

THIS evening Lloyd Parks and his We The People Band take the stage at Genuine Gold Presents, at Mas Camp in St Andrew.Parks, 69, who is also wearing the hat of promoter, is marking the bands 44th anniversary. Read More

Antiks rings in the New Year

Saturday, January, 5 2019    

Antiks was one of the options for New Year's Eve. It took place at 1A Oxford Road in New Kingston on Tuesday. And from all indications it had the winning formula. Read More

U Roy toasts the best

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 4 2019    

ONE of the first deejays to break out of the dancehall onto radio, U Roy has earned his status as a reggae legend. Still touring and recording, he helped groom numerous toasters through the Stur Gav sound system he started in the early 1970s. Read More

Raging Fyah starts new Journey

Friday, January, 4 2019    

Grammy -nominated band Raging Fyah has a new lead vocalist in Odean “Journey” Ricketts. He replaces Kumar Bent who left in July. Read More

URIM7 releases EP in February

Friday, January, 4 2019    

THE URIM7 Band will release its first EP in February, according to its manager, Vivian Martin. He said Calling, lead song from the six-track piece, is already available digitally.Another song, Something About You, is also accessible through that medium. Read More

Christmas Swagging with Jerry Spinit

Friday, January, 4 2019    

Yes, it rained. But that didn't stop Jerry Spinit's fans, friends, family and associates from converging on Spinit HQ in Old Harbour, St Catherine on December 21 for the singjay's Christmas Swagging. Also, the fact that Spinit himself was performing with rapper Finny Capp from Virginia, USA made... Read More

Top 10 dancehall acts of 2018

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, January, 4 2019    

   Locally, dancehall music stood tall in 2018. A number of acts came to the fore, mostly from rural areas, including deejays Rygin King and Teejay.  Read More

A 'sterling' contribution

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 4 2019    

SPANISH Town-based producer Earl Sterling hopes to make a valuable contribution to music, by honing new and up-and-coming talent. Read More

Suzanne Couch, Elva Ruddock pass on

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Friday, January, 4 2019    

The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the controversies.   Read More

Amanda Vibez calls for change

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, January, 4 2019    

National issues such as the Petrojam scandal and State Of Emergency ensured another round of political division in Jamaica for 2018. It inspired singer Amanda Vibez to record We Need A Change, her latest song. Read More

KES heats the season

Friday, January, 4 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — It may have been a cool evening on December 26, but KES the Band brought the heat to I Love Soca held at Sabina Park in St Andrew.Front man Kees Dieffenthaller took the stage with his usual energetic performance. Read More

Downtown up in lights

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

By Kediesha PerryIT was an explosion of excitement and talent at Victoria Pier in downtown Kingston at the 17th staging of Fireworks on the Waterfront on Tuesday. Read More

Jazz N Cabaret ends on high note

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

GUESTS at Best of Jazz N Cabaret in the ballroom of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston last Sunday left on a high. Read More


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