Entertainment

Author V S Naipaul makes transition

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Thursday, January, 3 2019    

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

Sunsplash's third coming

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

Backers of the revamped Reggae Sunsplash promise that its third coming will be bigger and better. Read More

Duane Stephenson returns from Exile in February

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

Singer Duane Stephenson is upbeat about the release of his fourth album, Exile to Jedi . The 14-track set is to be released by VP Records in late February. Read More

Coming full circle

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

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

Reggae, punks step forward

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

IT was the embrace of two distinctly different cultures with similar attitudes. The punk movement and roots-reggae exploded in the United Kingdom in 1976 with rebel sounds that challenged the country's establishment. Read More

Great Cheers... again

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

It has become a Christmas Day staple in St Elizabeth. Yes, we're talking about the Cheers party held at Burnt Savannah playfield in the southern parish. And this year, with three of the island's top sounds — Stone Love, Metro Media, and King Ghetto — in charge of the jugglin' it was... Read More

MoBay gets Treatment

Wednesday, January, 2 2019    

MONTEGO Bay's Hotbox Klvb is providing a space for up-and-coming reggae artistes and creatives from the tourist city. It caters to those who find entertainment in singing, playing instruments, painting, haute couture, photography and writing. Read More

Stanbury's hits and misses

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 1 2019    

For entertainment lawyer and reggae insider Lloyd Stanbury, 2018 had a number of hits and misses for the music industry. Read More

Harry gets top honours

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, January, 1 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

No apology

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 1 2019    

IN November when UNESCO named reggae among its “intangible cultural heritage” bloc, it was widely hailed in Jamaica. After the United Nations' cultural and scientific agency's announcement in Mauritius, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Jamaica's culture minister, described... Read More

Kabaka shares Kontraband

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Monday, December, 31 2018    

There was massive support for Kabaka Pyramid with the promotion of his debut album, Kontraband, last Friday. The event, Kabaka Pyramid Live, was held at Police Officers' Club in St Andrew. Read More

Third World and Friends rocked

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 31 2018    

The production of Saturday's Third World and Friends concert celebrating the reggae band's 45 years in the industry was nothing short of impressive. Read More

ENTERTAINMENT YEAR-IN-REVIEW 2018: Wayne Marshall gets music Glory

Monday, December, 31 2018    

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

Ochi's Mongoose Restaurant to ring in New Year

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, December, 31 2018    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Located on Main Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann, the Mongoose Restaurant is fast becoming a hot spot for entertainment activities.Tonight, the venue will be the location for the sixth annual New Year's Eve Explosion All-White party. Read More

'11:59' to close year with a bang

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Monday, December, 31 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Last year New Year's Eve party '11:59' attracted a large turnout of patrons and organisers anticipate a similar support tonight. Read More



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