Julien Believe to release "Goin' Down On Bay"
- Oct 25, 2018 - 3:33:14 AM
For centuries, Junkanoo has been the caviar that draws tourists to our
beautiful islands from every strata of the earth, all in an attempt to
secure a front row seat in a showdown of our cultural collisions. While
profoundly fond of Junkanoo, tourists are also emphatically fond of the
genius Junkanoo infused melodies created by our very own Julien Believe,
as his music employs line dancing, catchy infectious rhythms and group
participation. These pairings have landed the artist global success in
titles such as The“Caribbean Slide”& “Party Ambassadors” featuring
Ricardo Dru, Fadda Fox & Beenie Man. The genre now known as Junkanoo
Pop has re-packaged our ageless treasure: Junkanoo and has opened the
floodgates for Bahamian Artists...
Sound Machine’s Successful Debut Year Ending With Call for Caribbean Artists
- Oct 24, 2018 - 11:25:25 PM
Caribbean artists will soon have the opportunity to perform, record or
earn a contract with the Sound Machine Atlanta as the company gets ready
to expand at the end of a “phenomenal first year”. Executives say it
comes as they seek to diversify the brand and provide an outlet to those
who have the talent but not necessarily the opportunity to present
their product to a major market.
Studio owner DMajor who grew
up in south Florida with roots in Freeport, The Bahamas and Ocho Rios,
Jamaica said that consumers are gravitating towards the sounds of the
Caribbean as mainstream artists finally see what the region has to
Bahamas International Film Festival announces Opening Night film – "Sprinter"
- Oct 24, 2018 - 7:08:24 PM
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that
acclaimed sports drama “Sprinter,” from executive producers Jada &
Will Smith, will be the Opening Night film of this year’s festival,
which takes place Wednesday, November 28 at the Palm Lawn at Grand Hyatt
Baha Mar at 7:30pm. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and
Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.
Written and Directed by
Storm Saulter (“Better Mus Come”), the film’s all-star cast includes
newcomer Dale Elliott, Kadeem Wilson (“Ghett’ A Life”), Dennis Titus
(“The Mighty Quinn”), Shantol Jackson (“Yardie”), Bryshere Y. Gray
25 animated features submitted for 2018 Oscar® Race
- Oct 24, 2018 - 12:38:20 PM
Twenty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®.
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Ana y Bruno”, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”, “Early Man”, “Fireworks”...
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles
qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release
requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying
rules before they can advance in the voting process...
Uppercut 242 Pre-Halloween Costume Dinner & Concert
- Oct 20, 2018 - 1:13:14 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Saturday October 27th, Taino by the Sea is hosting a Pre-Halloween Costume Dinner & Free Concert party with your favorite band Uppercut 242.
The ultimate Oceanfront party spot, Taino by the Sea is going all out with tasty dinner and drink specials along with loads of tricks and treats for ultimate fun, not to mention the best costume competition and more. Be sure to book your reservations early and don't forget your costume! Facebook Event Page
This will be an amazing evening with the band that...
Jennifer Fox To Produce 2018 Governors Awards®
- Oct 17, 2018 - 3:23:57 PM
Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual
Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
Academy President John Bailey announced today.
will be presented to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and
actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award will be
presented to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall on Sunday,
November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland
“This 10th anniversary of the Governors Awards highlights five diverse
artists whose contributions to American cinema endure through changing
time and fashion...
The Academy Women’s Initiative” with events In Los Angeles And London
- Oct 4, 2018 - 1:50:09 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in
partnership with E! Entertainment and Swarovski, announced today the
launch of Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative, comprised of the
Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, the Academy Directory and annual
events, all designed to create opportunities for female filmmakers to
connect, share their stories and celebrate inclusion. This year’s events
will take place on October 15 in London and October 30 in Los Angeles,
and will see the announcement of the first two recipients of the Academy
Gold Fellowship for Women...
Recording Academy™ Statement on Geoff Emerick
- Oct 3, 2018 - 2:00:12 PM
Geoff Emerick was a universally respected producer and engineer who
brought creative boldness and innovation to countless recordings
throughout his legendary career. In the 1960s, Emerick played a pivotal
role in shaping the Beatles' signature sound, having lent his expertise
to several of the group's groundbreaking albums, including Revolver,
Magical Mystery Tour, and "The White Album," among others...
Academy presents Careers in Film Summit in Los Angeles, London, Atlanta and New York
- Oct 3, 2018 - 12:36:02 PM
The Academy will present its 4th annual Careers in Film Summit on
Saturday, October 6, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The
day-long event will provide high school and college students the
opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry from
Academy governors and members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers,
and other industry professionals. The summit will feature such panelists
as director Peyton Reed (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”), producer Nina
Jacobson (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rachel
Morrison (“Mudbound”), Oscar-nominated composer Mark Isham (“A River
Runs through It”) and singer-songwriter Goapele (“#WhereIsBeauty”)...
Recording Academy™ statement on Otis Rush
- Sep 30, 2018 - 1:43:33 PM
GRAMMY® winner Otis Rush was one of the most influential guitarists of
the Chicago blues scene, best known for crafting the city's "West Side
Sound." With his passionate vocals, unique performance style, and
jazz-influenced guitar playing, Rush set the standard for blues
musicians in Chicago and beyond. He earned four GRAMMY nominations
throughout his expansive career, and was awarded the Best Traditional
Blues Album GRAMMY for Any Place I'm Going at the 41st Annual GRAMMY
Recording Academy Statement on final passage of The Music Modernization Act in The House
- Sep 25, 2018 - 7:52:31 PM
The trajectory of the Music Modernization Act has shown the power of
music creators to effect real change. From its unanimous approval in the
House of Representatives in April, to its passage in the Senate last
week, we have seen unprecedented advocacy from the music community. With
today's final passage of the bill in the House, we are one step away
from the most sweeping music copyright reform since the 8-track tape
era, and we look forward to this being signed into law...
Eight-Time GRAMMY Winner Dolly Parton to be honored as 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year
- Sep 5, 2018 - 10:27:31 AM
Eight-time GRAMMY® winner Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019
MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, it was
announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares and the
Recording Academy™. Proceeds from the 29th annual benefit gala will
provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), a charity
founded by the Recording Academy that ensures music people have a place
to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need. The tribute
will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center two nights prior to
the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®...
Latin Recording Academy: 2018 Special Award Honorees
- Aug 29, 2018 - 10:18:57 AM
The Latin Recording Academy® announced today that Erasmo Carlos,
Dyango, Andy Montañez, José María Napoleón, Chucho Valdés, Wilfrido
Vargas, and Yuri will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Additionally, Horacio Malvicino and Tomás Muñoz will receive the
Trustees Award. The honorees will be celebrated during a private
ceremony to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas on Nov. 13th
as part of the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Week.
"We are proud
to pay tribute to this remarkable group of talented artists and music
professionals with this year's Lifetime Achievement and Trustees
Awards," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr...
Anuschka Wright – Miss Globe Canada Pageant
- Aug 22, 2018 - 5:04:53 PM
Celebrated jazz vocalist Anuschka Wright, producer of the awe-inspiring
local concert series “Jazz In Bloom” continues to take the world by
storm. The talented songstress recently participated in The Miss Globe
Canada pageant held this past Saturday, August 18th in Toronto, Canada.
It was fate that lead her to be scouted out and approached one day as
she casually awaited her friend at Starbucks in Montreal, the current
city where she resides.
Anuschka was one of 14 beautiful young
women of various races, ages and backgrounds in the running for the
title of Miss Globe Canada. Anuschka won the individual award of “Miss
Talent” for her undeniably brilliant performance of “Losing My Mind”
from the musical “The Follies.” The performance left audience members
teary eyed and simply starstruck...
Recording Academy announces new Advocacy Committee; reinforces commitment to Creatorsʹ Rights
- Aug 16, 2018 - 4:10:58 PM
Today, the Recording Academy™ announced that two-time GRAMMY®-nominated
saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and four-time GRAMMY-nominated
producer and songwriter Harvey Mason Jr. will lead the Academy's
National Advocacy Committee as co-chairs. Joined by Committee members
Sue Ennis, Lalah Hathaway, Booker T. Jones, and Nile Rodgers, the
Committee's immediate focus is ensuring that the Senate passes the Music
Modernization Act, which would be the first major reform to music
copyright law in decades...
Recording Academy™ statement on the passing of Aretha Franklin
- Aug 16, 2018 - 2:30:18 PM
Aretha Franklin was an incomparable artist who came to be recognized as
one of the most profound voices in music. Known universally as the Queen
of Soul, she solidified her legendary status in the late 1960s with
chart-topping recordings that included "Respect," "A Natural Woman (You
Make Me Feel Like)," and "Think." During her six-decade career Aretha
earned 44 GRAMMY® nominations, 18 GRAMMY Awards...
UWI Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Award-winning Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander
- Aug 10, 2018 - 11:30:32 AM
Over five decades of performances and more than 70 CDs later,
award-winning Jamaican-born jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is being
bestowed with an honorary doctorate degree from the University of West
Alexander, born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on
D-Day in Kingston, Jamaica, will be presented with a Honorary Doctor of
Letters from the UWI Mona Campus this November.
I-Octane pumps new energy into Magnum Xplosion
- Aug 9, 2018 - 2:23:48 PM
Reggae Dancehall artiste I-Octane is the latest dancehall act to be
included in Magnum Tonic Wine’s regional mega stage-show series Magnum
Xplosion. The event, which has seen previous stagings in Guyana,
Barbados and Trinidad, will this weekend charge into the Caribbean
island chain of The Bahamas. The show slated for Bahamas National
Stadium Sports Center, will feature performances from Busy Signal, Ding
Dong and I-Octane alongside local Bahamian acts Dj Mix-a-lot, Dj-
Stunner and Selecta Fawteen....
John Bailey Re-elected Academy President
- Aug 8, 2018 - 9:49:06 AM
John Bailey was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 7) by the organization’s Board
Also elected to officer positions by the Board:
- Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
- Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)
- Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)...
New Music – ‘Goin’ Down On Bay’ Julien Believe ft. Angelique Sabrina
- Aug 2, 2018 - 3:15:24 PM
This summer singer-songwriter and producer Julien Believe has been in
overdrive touring throughout the United States promoting his first
release on Island Vybzz Records. ‘Jump and Wine’ ft. Angelique Sabrina
and DJ Natty Rico from France. The song has proven itself to be an
incredible high-energy hit at performances in LA, Miami, Boston and New
York and now Believe is amping up his momentum with his new song ‘Goin
Down On Bay’. ‘Goin Down On Bay’ is an ode to Junkanoo, the biggest
Bahamian festival of the year, held on the biggest stage in The Bahamas
in the heart of the capital city of Nassau on world famous Bay Street...