WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival to Host Awards Show Aboard 125' Yacht
- Jan 31, 2017 - 7:45:25 PM
Miami, FL. -- The highly anticipated 3-day event, WIDESCREEN FILM &
MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (WSF) returns to Miami to celebrate their 3rd
consecutive year in recognizing and awarding the craftsmanship and
accomplishments of talented artists and filmmakers from over 75
countries. The festival commences Friday, February 17, concluding aboard
the 125' South Beach Lady Yacht, on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at
Every season Widescreen Festival receives over
669 film submissions from 75+ countries across the globe. Featured on
NBC 6, WSF has been honored as the #1 Best-Reviewed festival globally
out of 4,850+ on FilmFreeway...
Bahamian jazz trumpeter Giveton Gelin performs during National YoungArts Week in Miami
- Jan 27, 2017 - 3:59:00 PM
Bahamian Giveton Gelin, a former student of Windsor Preparatory School in
Nassau, recently performed during National YoungArts Week in Miami,
Florida. Gelin was named a 2017 YoungArts Winner in the Jazz category.
Performances were held at both the New World Center and Le Chat Noir.
Gelin says he got into playing the trumpet when his primary school
marching band needed more trumpeters. He received his first trumpet when
his father remembered he had once lent a trumpet to a friend, and they
were surprised to find out she still had it and it was returned to him.
"Little did I know how much went into playing the trumpet, but over the
years it started to become clear to me that music was my calling..."
‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition Deadline Extended to Feb. 17
- Jan 26, 2017 - 1:11:18 PM
Scores of talented Bahamians have been busy composing new and exciting
songs for the Ministry of Tourism’s Da Bahamian Ting Song Competition.
Carey, coordinator in the Heritage and Culture Department of the
Ministry of Tourism, said the department has been flooded with
submissions from enthusiastic Bahamians.
“We are really surprised by the response. It’s been amazing. We have had
interest and submissions from a lot of professional and amateur
musicians, songwriters, bands and school choirs. It’s not just people in
Nassau either, we’ve had folks call from the Exumas, Eleuthera and
Grand Bahama too,” Carey said...
K.B.'s "RED PLATE" Calls For Accountability
- Jan 25, 2017 - 9:24:19 PM
Recording artist and Bahamian Entertainer, K.B. (Kirkland Bodie), is
targeting wasteful government spending in the public service in his
first song for 2017.
The Rake-n-Scrape king released the single
and video montage for his new song, "Red Plate", over the weekend. A
reference to the red license plates on government vehicles driven by
public service executives. K.B. said "Red Plate" is a danceable tune
with a hard-hitting message, the song is a call for accountability,
across the board.
89th Oscars® Nominations Announced: La La Land takes 14
- Jan 24, 2017 - 2:53:10 PM
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, joined by
Oscar®-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance
Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence
Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and
Ken Watanabe, announced the 89th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 24).
year’s nominations were announced in a pre-taped video package at 5:18
a.m. PT via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the
Academy’s digital platforms; a satellite feed and broadcast media...
Nassau Music Society presents Quartetto di Cremona, January 21st & 22nd
- Jan 20, 2017 - 4:14:44 PM
Music Society is
thrilled to bring to Bahamian audiences the wondrous sound of the
Quartetto di Cremona string quartet of Italy along with the amazing
viola of Ambra Albek in 2 exciting
performances! It’s 5 world-class strings players all on the same stage on Saturday 21st January
at 7:30 pm at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Princes Street and on Sunday 22nd January
at 5:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall.
enjoy a glass of wine and great classical music! A different programme
will be played at each concert so audiences should plan to attend both!
Bahamian artists contribute to "CONCH GONE" music video to support Conchservation Campaign
- Jan 20, 2017 - 3:55:14 PM
, a five-minute original music video featuring a host
of young Bahamian artists depicting a Bahamas without conch has gone
viral on social media and will be aired on local television stations.
video premiered recently at the Green Parrot Restaurant on East Bay
Street to a standing ovation and loud cheers from a high-level audience
of environmentalists and media professionals. It featured more than a
dozen performers and was directed by Lavado Stubbs of Conchboy Films.
According to one audience member, "The message for the protection of conch was well-crafted and highly entertaining..."
Free performance of moving play, "Gun Boys Rhapsody" in Freeport Jan 14th
- Jan 13, 2017 - 11:06:55 AM
A dynamic blend of pathos, humor and satire,
Gun Boys Rhapsody
is a work
of theatre that centers around the murder of a high school teenager
named TK and the domino effect this one act of violence has on the lives
of several other individuals connected to him. The piece explores the
roots of delinquency, gang culture and violent crime in Bahamian
Writer/Director Ian Strachan created Gun Boys to
explore the price of violence in Caribbean societies. The impact is huge
but the public conversation about crime focuses narrowly on policing
and on punishment...
Anwar releases "So Sexy" official music video from his upcoming album "I am Junka-Pop-Roc"
- Jan 12, 2017 - 3:19:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Former lead singer for the Bahamen and son
of the late great Bahamian entertainer Tony Seymour Sr., Anwar has
just released his newest music video for the single, "So Sexy" from his
up and coming album, "I am Junka-Pop-Roc."
The Bahamas Weekly
has been monitoring the artist and entrepreneur's career over the years
and caught up with Anwar recently to discuss his latest projects...
The Island House Film Festival celebrates “Play the Devil” and “Viva”
- Jan 10, 2017 - 9:46:50 AM
In January, The Island House will be hosting two amazing parties
celebrating two fascinating films that have strong connections to The
Bahamas during The Island House Film Festival taking place in Nassau
January 12–15, 2017.
On Thursday, January 12th, the first party
takes place in the form of a ‘Mas’ Soca fete celebrating the premiere of
Bahamian director Maria Govan’s second feature film ‘Play the Devil’,
which has already won several awards around the world. Director Govan
will be joining Island House for the festival...
"La La Land" wins record 7 Golden Globes
- Jan 9, 2017 - 11:35:28 AM
The musical film, "La La Land" came out triumphant at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards
on Sunday night setting a record with 7 awards including best motion
picture - musical or comedy, best director, best screenplay, best score
and acting awards for its stars nominated at the awards show.
Streep, who was honoured for lifetime achievement with the Cecil B.
DeMille Award captivated the audience, and referenced president-elect
Donald Trump in her speech...
Bright Lights, new documentary on Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds relationship to premiere on January 7th
- Jan 6, 2017 - 12:17:48 AM
HBO announced the premiere of the new original documentary,
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
airing this Saturday, January 7th at 21hrs*. The story of a family’s
complicated love, this documentary is an intimate portrait of the
American actress and writer Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie
Reynolds – Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.
Fisher and Reynolds lived in the same Beverly Hills compound, and while
the 83-year-old grand dame still had a Las Vegas act, performing was
taking its toll. Carrie’s response was both hilarious and heart-rending.
Ministry of Tourism launches ‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition
- Dec 23, 2016 - 5:36:11 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is inviting all
Bahamian singers, songwriters and musicians to participate in an
exciting song competition designed to preserve and promote the rich
cultural heritage of The Bahamas.
“Da Bahamian Ting’ Song
Competition was launched on Wednesday, December 21 by the ministry’s
dynamic Culture and Heritage department...
D MAC & Friends Celebrate Christmas with an All Star Weekend in Exuma
- Dec 14, 2016 - 11:47:44 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The sound of music will rock the island of Exuma this
Christmas season when ‘D MAC’ and twenty-eight of his musical friends
converge on Regatta Park in beautiful Georgetown for a three day music
festival dubbed “D MAC and Friends’ All Star Christmas Weekend in Exuma.
event kicks off with a free grand Gospel Concert on Thursday December
22nd and two All Star Concerts featuring top entertainers on Friday
December 23rd and Saturday December 24th. The musical extravaganza
unites a cross section of DJ’s, entertainers, bands and singers from a
multiple of genres including Gospel, Rake ‘n’ Scrape, Reggae, Soca and
New Television Show Guides Viewers Through the Unseen Parts of the Caribbean
- Dec 8, 2016 - 11:59:47 AM
“Secrets of the Caribbean” takes a Deeper Dive into the Culture, History and People of the Caribbean
DC – Caribbean 2020 Productions in partnership with Mississippi Public
Television will debut a unique travel show called “Secrets of the
Caribbean” in April 2017. The 13- episode first season will launch an
in-depth exploration into one of the most popular tourist destinations
in the world.
Co-hosted and guided by veteran journalist and talk
show host, Angela Rae and award winning, nationally known journalist
and news anchor...
59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees Announced
- Dec 7, 2016 - 5:43:42 PM
SANTA MONICA — The Recording Academy® welcomes the class of
nominees for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Top nominees are Beyoncé
(9), Drake (8), Rihanna (8), Kanye West (8), and Chance The Rapper (7).
Selected from nearly 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the
nominations reflect the range of artistic innovation that defined the
year in music. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY® is
voted on by The Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who
represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording
artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers...
Dylan McDermott to Be Honoured at BIFF
- Dec 2, 2016 - 2:26:51 PM
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that
Dylan McDermott will receive the Festival’s prestigious Celebrity
Tribute Award, moderated by Jib Polhemus.
BIFF is proud to have
Mr. McDermott on hand to receive the tribute presentation on Tuesday,
December 6 at the Romora Bay Marina and Resort on Harbour Island, at
8:30pm for the Annual Celebrity Tribute in honour of his outstanding
contributions to the film industry.
Dylan McDermott’s career
spans over a 30-year period with appearances in over 35 feature films.
From his early start as a teenager in Connecticut ...
BIFF expands educational program with help from Sandyport Beach Resort
- Dec 1, 2016 - 12:01:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is
expanding its public film workshop this year with a little help from
award-winning Sandyport Beach Resort. The Resort is hosting
international film-maker and instructor Jillian Hall of the New Orleans
Video Access Center as she works with BIFF for three weeks of workshops
on film-making and editing for the Bahamian public.
“I am so glad
to be here, 3 weeks in the Bahamas is pretty dreamy,” said Ms. Hall.
“The Bahamas has such beautiful people and it’s a beautiful country. I
love staying at Sandyport Beach Resort. This is a wonderful location and
is perfect for my needs...
Culinary Fusion Expo 2016 on today at Grand Lucayan
- Nov 26, 2016 - 3:26:17 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Full speed ahead for an incredible night of
Food, drinks and surprises at the at the 4th annual Culinary Fusion Expo
taking place at the Manor House at Grand Lucayan Resort November 26th
from 4pm to 9pm. At a press conference on Thursday morning November 17th
Restaurant and beverage companies expressed their enthusiasm to
participate in this year's event being held at The Manor House at Grand
Film Review: Moana
- Nov 25, 2016 - 9:09:06 AM
The Ocean Is Calling...
The adventurous daughter of a Chieftain
is chosen by the Ocean to find a lost demigod and help him on his quest
to return a magical item to its rightful place so a curse may be lifted.
On her journey to set things right she will encounter obstacles of
different kinds and in many forms as she discovers her own identity
sailing on the high seas against insurmountable odds.
Waialiki is the impetuous daughter of Chief Tui of the village on the
island of Motunui, who for years has had a yearning to sail beyond the
reef that surrounds their island, but has been stopped every time by her
overprotective dad. Maui is a demigod of legend who stole the heart of
the island goddess...