Brimstone salutes the Sunshine State

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, January, 19 2018    

The state of Florida is home to thousands of Jamaicans. Several popular entertainers have settled in the Sunshine State. They include singers Fiona, Wayne Wonder and Sanchez; producers Willie Lindo, and Stephen “Di Genius”... Read More

Davis elated at YVAs nod

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Friday, January, 19 2018    

AS part of its new vision, the rebranded Your View Awards (YVAs) has expanded nominations to include theatre. One such category is Best Female Actor.Camille Davis is delighted to be one of four in this category. Read More

Chikie Grainz ready to spread her wings

Friday, January, 19 2018    

MOST newcomers in the music industry complain about the lack of airplay and limited opportunities. Despite the odds, rising deejay Chikie Grainz is ready to spread her wings. Read More

Yardie doing the Sundance

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 19 2018    

YARDIE, the directoial debut film by British actor Idris Elba, is headlining the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Read More

Deiwght Peters buries dad tomorrow

Friday, January, 19 2018    

Deiwght Peters, principal of Saint International model agency, said he is giving his father “an elegant send-off” in his home town of Hayes, Clarendon, tomorrow. Read More

Bracing For Buju

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 19 2018    

THERE is rarely a major stage show held in Jamaica without artistes paying homage to incarcerated deejay Buju Banton. And, as the countdown begins for his release from a US prison, the tributes are growing and the anticipation is becoming more intense. Amid that anticipation, however,... Read More

Off Stage Rebal Salute

Friday, January, 19 2018    

Today we take you off stage at this year's Rebel Salute — the two-day reggae festival that opened last Friday at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann. Read More

John John promotes peace on War Games

Friday, January, 19 2018    

PRODUCER Lloyd “John John” James II has pooled together a formidable group of Jamaican artistes to create the instructive War Games. Read More

Party Next Door

Friday, January, 19 2018    

East Japanese Next Door resident deejays Log On, Lincoln, Alpachino, Bad Gyal Marie and Red kept the bar bumping with their unique sets featuring oldie-but-goodie hits. Friday Social has it locked and adds its own congrats to Nasha-Monique Douglas.   Read More

Tommy Lee debuts in Billboard Top Ten

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

New Creator , the debut album from Tommy Lee Sparta, enters the Billboard Reggae Album chart this week at number nine. The nine-song set was released on January 5 by Ricardo Gowe Records and sold 63 copies in its... Read More

Ashe wants its kingdom

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

OTAHEITI Kingdom is the vision for the performing troupe Ashe, which celebrates its silver jubilee this year. The announcement was made at the 25th anniversary launch at their Cargill Avenue home in St Andrew yesterday. Read More

Women fest for Jamaica

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, January, 18 2018    

A new event — The Voice of A Woman Festival Jamaica — is set to kick off at Carib 5 in St Andrew, on Saturday, January 27. Read More

'Church needs to do more'

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

GOSPEL deejay and pastor Goddy Goddy is of the opinion that Jamaica's churches could play a more active role in the nation's fight against crime. He believes they are too distracted in proving which denomination is correct. Read More

Diana King weds girlfriend

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

SONGBIRD Diana King is singing a new tune.The singer used social media to announce her marriage to local violinist Mijanne Webster last Friday. Read More

White Mice takes on Europe

Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

Hardcore dancehall fans never tire of hearing White Mice's True Love. It's one of those songs that gets the revered gun salute. Read More


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