Recording Academy™ statement on James Ingram
- Jan 29, 2019 - 6:02:16 PM
Two-time GRAMMY® winner James Ingram was a soulful, chart-topping singer
and songwriter. A 14-time GRAMMY nominee, Ingram earned two GRAMMY
Awards in the 1980s: Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for "One
Hundred Ways" and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
for "Yah Mo B There," a duet with Michael McDonald. As a songwriter, he
collected several hits with an impressive roster of artists including
Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and the Pointer Sisters, among others...
2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Available Now
- Jan 25, 2019 - 9:57:02 AM
The Recording Academy™'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Republic Records
announce the release of the 2019 GRAMMY® Nominees album—which is now
available in stores and via all digital retailers.
installment of the best-selling series—now in its 25th year—features 22
GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world's top recording
artists and emerging talent...
Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announces winners of Research and Preservation Grant Program
- Jan 24, 2019 - 12:42:57 AM
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today the winners of its
Research and Preservation Grant Program. This program provides grants
to music institutions, nonprofit organizations, musicologists, and
researchers around the world who are enhancing and preserving Latin
music heritage. This year, an eclectic group of institutions and
scholars will receive this support. The four grants, with a maximum
value of $5,000 USD each, support diverse initiatives: The Preservation
Grants fund the archiving and preservation of Latin music and its unique
customs, while the Research Grants support projects that emphasize
historical and anthropological research, in addition to documenting
traditions and Latin folklore...
91st Oscars® Nominations Announced
- Jan 22, 2019 - 8:45:19 AM
Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and
actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars®
nominations today (January 22), live from the Academy’s headquarters in
Beverly Hills via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the
Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media.
and Ross announced the nominees in 9 categories at 5:20 a.m. PT, and
the remaining 15 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT. For a complete list of
The Art1st and Giovanni Robinson to light up the Nassau Night Market stage
- Jan 17, 2019 - 10:25:19 AM
Now into its fourth week, word has been spreading through the
entertainment community that the Nassau Night Market (NNM) is a dynamic
platform for upcoming artists to perform and gain exposure. This week,
the NNM stage is being taken over by The Art1st and Geovanni Robinson.
Marshall, who goes by the stage name “The Art1st,” is a 24-year-old
native of Nassau, Bahamas. She is a rapper-singer and has been
performing as a solo music artist for about 2 years...
Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts - Jan. 19th
- Jan 14, 2019 - 12:19:28 PM
The ultimate Dinner Concert party 2019 is On! It's happening oceanside
at Taino by the Sea, Saturday January 19th, 2018 as the Uppercut 242
Dinner & Free Concerts series recharges and resumes at the ultimate
Oceanfront party spot, Taino by the Sea. There'll be a super special
Dinner Menu, cool refreshing drink specials and loads of waterside fun.
will be an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking
about, Uppercut 242! Our eclectic blend of R&B, Classic Rock,
Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Bahamian, Disco, Blues and Soca music is
perfect to enjoy whilst enjoying exquisite Oceanside dining and sipping
refreshing cocktails in the ocean breeze...
Academy names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer
- Dec 20, 2018 - 12:14:06 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Christine
Simmons to the position of Chief Operating Officer, it was announced
today by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. Simmons, president and COO of the Los
Angeles Sparks, will assume her new role in January, reporting directly
Simmons will be responsible for the day-to-day
management and enhancement of the Academy’s internal organization and
infrastructure, with focus on the Academy Foundation, comprised of the
Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Film Archive, its educational programs
and the Science and Technology Council...
347 Feature Films in Contention for 2018 Best Picture Oscar®
- Dec 18, 2018 - 3:18:18 PM
Three hundred forty-seven feature films are eligible for the 2018
Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
To be eligible for 91st Academy Awards
consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture
theater in Los Angeles County by December 31, and begin a minimum run of
seven consecutive days.
Under Academy rules, a feature-length
motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes...
91st Oscars® Shortlists In Nine Award Categories Announced
- Dec 17, 2018 - 5:20:52 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced
shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories:
Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film,
Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song),
Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects. To
download shortlists by category, visit
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards...
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Presents The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship
- Dec 14, 2018 - 10:23:28 AM
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that it is
accepting applications for the Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship
from music students admitted to Berklee College of Music who are
interested in Latin music.
The four-year scholarship, which holds
a maximum value of $200,000 USD, was created five years ago in an
effort to support music education and Latin music genres, and will be
awarded to a student who is exceptionally gifted and needs financial
assistance to complete a bachelor’s degree in music...
Three more Chances to see ‘Cinderella with a Twist – a fun lightherted Christmas Panto!
- Dec 14, 2018 - 6:18:39 AM
This year mother and daughter duo, Kay Hardy and Sarah Kirkby, have gone
back to their roots in the theatre; and along with Lynne Friano, have
produced a classic British pantomime, now playing at the Regency Theatre
in Freeport. ‘Cinderella with a Twist’ follows the somewhat funny story
of Cinderella and her bumbling dad, Baron HardUp, struggling to survive
in the old town of Freeport.
Thanks to her very, very, very, old
Godmother (aka the local Fortune Teller) and her assistant, Cinderella
may get out of having to marry the wicked Baron Rudolf. He, along with
some not so clever ‘Gangsters’, try their best to intimidate poor
Cinders into marrying Rudolf to save the family estate...
9 scientific and technical achievements to be honored with Academy Awards®
- Dec 12, 2018 - 6:20:04 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that
nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 27 individual
award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical
Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Beverly
Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
In addition, cinematographer Curtis
Clark will receive the John A. Bonner Award (a medallion) for his
extraordinary service to the motion picture industry...
Bahamian filmmaker to debut film about feet at BIFF
- Nov 23, 2018 - 10:38:43 PM
Part proceeds to support the Bahamas Diabetic Association
Entertainment presents “Perfect Feet” the Movie; One Man’s Journey to
find the perfect set of feet. This is the latest release from Calvin
Dwight Harris, award winning filmmaker; since his last film On The Wings
of Men (2012). The film will premiere at the Bahamas International Film
Festival on Thursday November 29th, 2018 at 11 am at Galleria Cinemas
(Screen B) and Friday November 30th, 2018 at the Baha Mar Convention
Center at 7 pm (Inagua Room).
Harris Entertainment, in
conjunction with the release of the film, has collaborated with several
medical professionals and the Bahamas Diabetic Association...
Uppercut Oceanside Dinner Concert party at Taino by the Sea Restaurant - Nov. 24th
- Nov 23, 2018 - 9:34:20 PM
Grand Bahama Island - The ultimate Dinner Concert party is On! It's
happening oceanside at Taino by the Sea, Saturday November 24th, 2018 as
the Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts series recharges and
resumes at the ultimate Oceanfront party spot, Taino by the Sea.
There'll be a super special Dinner Menu, cool refreshing drink specials
and loads of waterside fun.
This will be an amazing evening with
the band that everybody's talking about, Uppercut 242! Our eclectic
blend of R&B, Classic Rock, Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Bahamian,
Recording Academy Implements Community-Driven Membership Model
- Nov 19, 2018 - 9:32:34 AM
The Recording Academy™ has implemented a new community-driven and
peer-reviewed membership model in an ongoing effort to build a more
representative and relevant membership body. The move comes as one of
several steps the Recording Academy is taking to effect meaningful
change in the organization.
Effective immediately, the new
member submission process will shift to an annual cycle and entail two
key elements, both of which center on community: industry
recommendations and peer review...
Artists Scheduled to Perform at The Official Latin Grammy® After-Party
- Nov 14, 2018 - 1:33:29 PM
The Official Latin GRAMMY® After-Party will close out The Latin
Recording Academy's week-long celebration honoring some of the biggest
names in Latin music. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15,
immediately following the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® at Hakkasan
Nightclub. Party guests will experience exclusive performances at the
Latin Jazz Lounge by Latin GRAMMY® winner and jazz trumpeter, Charlie
Sepúlveda, along with special guests Latin GRAMMY nominees Raquel Sofía
and Néstor Torres; Manu Manzo, Andy Montañez and Marger Sealey will
perform as well...
166 Documentary features submitted for 2018 Oscar® Race
- Nov 8, 2018 - 3:23:24 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for
consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
“Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow”
Oscars® General Entry submission forms due November 15 for 2018 Oscars
- Nov 7, 2018 - 3:36:40 PM
Thursday, November 15, is the deadline to submit Oscars Submission Forms
(OSF) in the general entry categories to the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences for 91st Academy Awards® consideration. Films will
not be accepted for consideration after the deadline.
feature film to be considered for the 2018 Awards, the film’s
distributor or producer must upload via Dropbox a scanned, signed copy
of the OSF and legal billing (complete on-screen credits) or deliver a
signed OSF and the film’s legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire
Caribbean Crooner Jonathan Farrington in Finals At The Apollo
- Nov 7, 2018 - 12:18:16 PM
Jonathan Farrington’s childhood dream of singing at the Apollo in New
York was recently fulfilled as he wowed the crowd and advanced to the
finals with his rendition of John Legend’s ‘So High’.
who has soared to the top of the charts in his native Bahamas as a
gospel singer, is now based in New York where he is pursuing a career as
a recording artist. This year, he joined a Dreamgirls revue as the
character CeCe, brother to Effie White and the creator of the fictitious
Santiago Barrionuevo, Yamandu Costa and more to perform at Latin GRAMMY Premiere
- Nov 6, 2018 - 4:21:40 PM
The Latin GRAMMY Premiere™ ceremony will be held at the Mandalay Bay
Events Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, during which thirty-nine out of
the forty-nine categories will be awarded. Premiere, which is attended
by more than 1,000 guests and is broadcast globally, is followed by the
19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® live on Univision from the MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). Live
streaming will begin at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT via LatinGrammy.com and