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Old Harbour’s Chevonne Beadle crowned Miss Universe Jamaica Central

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Residents of this south-central town who turned up for the Miss Universe Jamaica Central coronation earlier this month at the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Sandz shifts on cops’ report

ORGANISERS of party series Sandz have contradicted police reports that shots were fired at their event, held at Woodbine Mall in Etobicoke, Canada,...

ENTERTAINMENT

Pat Kelly hailed as great talent

WITH Tuesday’s passing of veteran singer Pat Kelly, broadcaster/show promoter Michael Barnett says Jamaica’s music fraternity has lost a great talent. “He has...

ENTERTAINMENT

Passenger rides onto Billboard

Two years ago, Denver, Colorado’s Project 432 entered the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the first time with The Science of Numbers ....

ENTERTAINMENT

All they have is love for Gregory

Gregory Isaacs was gifted with a new headstone for his 69th birthday, July 15, at Dovecot Memorial Park in St Catherine. The short...

Basketball

Knights stunned

NO STOPPING ME! Montego Bay Warriors’ player/coach, Levar Rose, digs deep as he tries to get away from Jermaine Allwood who gives him...

Babylon

“I will not change to please Babylon system” – Changa Changa

Changa Changa Alan Lewin/MGN If Changa Changa is to be taken at his words, come July 31 –   the set date for his...

Assistant Commissioner

Motorized Patrol Unit to ‘lock the city’

CHARGE TO MOTORIZED PATROL UNIT: Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Area One, Donovan Graham (left), issues a charge to members of...

City Father

It is now Godfrey Dyer Boulevard

Barrington Flemming – Staff Reporter Godfrey Glengoffe Dyer, Montego Bay businessman and philanthropist, had another accolade added to his collection when on Friday...

Clayton Hines

Motorcyclists killed

Carlton Hines There seems to be no end to the carnage on the roads as two men were killed in separate motorcycle accidents...

Jon Platt

The birth of Sony Music Group creates a joined-up superpower at the heart of the music business

The MBW Review offers our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we respond to the news that...

News

Google suspends secondary ticket seller Viagogo’s advertising

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo has been dealt another major blow as Google has today (July 17) announced the suspension of the platform’s advertising....

News

Rob Stringer to run new Sony Music Group, housing publishing and records, from August 1

Huge news from Sony today. Effective August 1, Sony Corporation is bringing together its recorded music and music publishing businesses outside of Japan...

News

Warner Chappell Music Nashville signs global publishing deal with Mickey Guyton

Warner Chappell Music Nashville has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Capitol Records Nashville recording artist, Mickey Guyton. In 2016, Guyton was...

News

Hank Forsyth named EVP, Strategy and Business Development at Warner Chappell Music

Music and media executive Hank Forsyth (pictured) has joined Warner Chappell Music (WCM) as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. In this...

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‘Joe a mi brethren’ – Elephant Man talks special friendship with Sumfest organiser Bogdanovich

Though Elephant Man counts every performance as special, his own anecdotes paired with life’s incomprehensible sense of humour reveal that Reggae Sumfest is...

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Bunji Garlin ready to turn up at Blitz – Soca megastar to celebrate birthday at Reggae Sumfest’s ‘All-Black’ event tonight

Given the identity as a pioneer for the fusion of Jamaica’s musical genres with soca – the music of his home – Trinidad’s...

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New York-based artistes hope to ‘Touch Road’ this summer

Recording artistes Kappa and Shootii are aiming to make their musical mark this summer with the release of their latest single, ‘Touch Road’....

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‘Sandz Toronto was an isolated incident’ – Party franchise owners downplay media reports

G raphic video of an unconscious, bloodied man – a patron at last weekend’s instalment of Sandz Offshore Toronto – has been circulating...

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Summa Sizzle presents ‘hot’ line-up – Organisers promise event will benefit all Clarendonians

Plans for the staging of this year’s Summa Sizzle event are in high gear. Among the acts confirmed to perform at the August...

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Campion College’s Ultima first class

It was a dance show of the highest calibre, especially for a local high-school production. From the spectacle of costumes, set and props,...

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Reggae Sumfest Street Dance loud – Foota Hype ‘shell it’

Western Bureau: Veteran selector Oneil ‘Foota Hype’ Thomas ended his protracted hiatus from the local dancehall space in fine style when he combined...

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BUJU'S 45TH … Gargamel celebrates birthday with intimate, star-studded party

“In the dark places of human ignorance, it’s Thy hands that guide me. The light that light the pathway of desolation and lead...

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Stacy Letrice meditating on dance for stage

Dance and music are deeply rooted in Chicago-born Stacy Letrice’s life. Her father, who she says is a lover of all types of...

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Blvk H3ro breaks his own promise with ‘Superstition’

This is a story of never say never. Reggae artiste Blvk H3ro, and those close to him, would never have anticipated that the...

ENTERTAINMENT

Headstone for Gregory

TODAY is the 69th birthday of singer Gregory Isaacs, and his widow, June, is planning something special. “You know his birthday is on...

ENTERTAINMENT

Sandz in trouble again

WITHIN 18 months, popular party series Sandz is at the centre of controversy. On Sunday, the Sandz Toronto Caribbean Music Festival held at...

ENTERTAINMENT

Dharma’s 17-year wait

Today, the Jamaica Observer presents the first in a five-part series on entrants in this year’s Festival Song Competition. Amid the high level...

ENTERTAINMENT

Kenya receives the Cure

A Kenyan show promoter has described Jah Cure’s July 6 show in Nairobi as “the biggest concert Kenya ever seen in over 15...

Arts & Culture

Kudos to Campion Dance Society

FROM June to December, a number of dance troupes bring their skills and talents to the stage. Dance companies such as Deh Jah...

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