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WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival to Host Awards Show Aboard 125' Yacht - Jan 31, 2017 - 7:45:25 PM

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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 Bayside Marina.

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...
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Bahamian jazz trumpeter Giveton Gelin performs during National YoungArts Week in Miami - Jan 27, 2017 - 3:59:00 PM

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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..."
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition Deadline Extended to Feb. 17 - Jan 26, 2017 - 1:11:18 PM

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Scores of talented Bahamians have been busy composing new and exciting songs for the Ministry of Tourism’s Da Bahamian Ting Song Competition.

Rick 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...
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K.B.'s "RED PLATE" Calls For Accountability - Jan 25, 2017 - 9:24:19 PM

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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.
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89th Oscars® Nominations Announced: La La Land takes 14 - Jan 24, 2017 - 2:53:10 PM

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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).

This 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...
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Nassau Music Society presents Quartetto di Cremona, January 21st & 22nd - Jan 20, 2017 - 4:14:44 PM

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The Nassau 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.

Come 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!

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Bahamian artists contribute to "CONCH GONE" music video to support Conchservation Campaign - Jan 20, 2017 - 3:55:14 PM

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Conch Gone
,  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.

The 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..."
Arts & Culture
Free performance of moving play, "Gun Boys Rhapsody" in Freeport Jan 14th - Jan 13, 2017 - 11:06:55 AM

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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 society.  

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...
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Anwar releases "So Sexy" official music video from his upcoming album "I am Junka-Pop-Roc" - Jan 12, 2017 - 3:19:10 PM

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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...
Columns : Films, Finance and Fine Arts - Kareem Mortimer
The Island House Film Festival celebrates “Play the Devil” and “Viva” - Jan 10, 2017 - 9:46:50 AM

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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...
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"La La Land" wins record 7 Golden Globes - Jan 9, 2017 - 11:35:28 AM

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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. 

Meryl 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...
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Bright Lights, new documentary on Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds relationship to premiere on January 7th - Jan 6, 2017 - 12:17:48 AM

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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.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Tourism launches ‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition - Dec 23, 2016 - 5:36:11 AM

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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...
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D MAC & Friends Celebrate Christmas with an All Star Weekend in Exuma - Dec 14, 2016 - 11:47:44 AM

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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.

The 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 Calypso...
Entertainment
New Television Show Guides Viewers Through the Unseen Parts of the Caribbean - Dec 8, 2016 - 11:59:47 AM

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“Secrets of the Caribbean” takes a Deeper Dive into the Culture, History and People of the Caribbean


Washington, 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...
Entertainment
59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees Announced - Dec 7, 2016 - 5:43:42 PM

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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...
Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
Dylan McDermott to Be Honoured at BIFF - Dec 2, 2016 - 2:26:51 PM

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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 ...
Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
BIFF expands educational program with help from Sandyport Beach Resort - Dec 1, 2016 - 12:01:00 PM

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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...
Entertainment
Culinary Fusion Expo 2016 on today at Grand Lucayan - Nov 26, 2016 - 3:26:17 PM

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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 Lucayan.
Columns : Screen Scene
Film Review: Moana - Nov 25, 2016 - 9:09:06 AM

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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.

Moana 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...

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