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Academy names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer - Dec 20, 2018 - 12:14:06 PM

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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 to Hudson.

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...
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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 announced today.

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...
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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 Oscars.org/91st-oscars-shortlists.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards...
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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Presents The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship - Dec 14, 2018 - 10:23:28 AM

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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... 
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Three more Chances to see ‘Cinderella with a Twist – a fun lightherted Christmas Panto! - Dec 14, 2018 - 6:18:39 AM

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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...
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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...
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Bahamian filmmaker to debut film about feet at BIFF - Nov 23, 2018 - 10:38:43 PM

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Part proceeds to support the Bahamas Diabetic Association


Harris 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...
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Uppercut Oceanside Dinner Concert party at Taino by the Sea Restaurant - Nov. 24th - Nov 23, 2018 - 9:34:20 PM

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Freeport, 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, Disco...

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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...
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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...
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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 Awards®.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
 
“Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow”

“Active Measures”...
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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.

For a 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 Boulevard office...
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Caribbean Crooner Jonathan Farrington in Finals At The Apollo - Nov 7, 2018 - 12:18:16 PM

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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’.

Farrington, 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 girl group...
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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 Univision.com/LatinGRAMMY...
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Election 2017-The Final Shuffle (Comedy) - Nov 6, 2018 - 1:23:12 PM

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The Bahamas  favorite election comedy play is back and funnier than before "Election 2017-The Final Shuffle" join the cast on one of the following dates: Friday 30th November 8pm, Saturday 1st December at 8pm and Sunday 2nd December 4pm at Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now visit one of our ticket outlets,  contact the box office for group discounts 10 or more tickets 646-3964...
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Red Soiree, set for this weekend at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club. - Nov 1, 2018 - 1:35:13 AM

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Freeport, BAHAMAS, October 31, 2018 – The countdown is on for the Blood Donors Society of  Grand Bahama (BDSGB)’s signature event of the year, Red Soiree, set for this weekend at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.

Since the BDSGB was founded in May of 2017, President Lededra Marche said, the organization has been moving full speed ahead with its campaign to enlist residents from throughout the Grand Bahama to join its Volunteer Blood Donor Registry as a means of replenishing the blood bank at the Rand Memorial Hospital....
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Latin Recording Academy® announces 1st round of artists scheduled to perform at the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® - Oct 29, 2018 - 9:51:38 AM

The Latin Recording Academy® today announced the first round of artists scheduled to perform at the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which includes current nominees J Balvin, El David Aguilar, Jorge Drexler, Kany García, Mon Laferte, Natalia Lafourcade, Victor Manuelle, Banda Los Recoditos and Sebastián Yatra; as well as a guest performance by singer-songwriter Halsey. Previously announced performers via social media include Ángela Aguilar, Pablo Alborán, Karol G, and Carlos Vives; plus the 2018 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ Maná...
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Julien Believe to release "Goin' Down On Bay" - Oct 25, 2018 - 3:33:14 AM

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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...
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Sound Machine’s Successful Debut Year Ending With Call for Caribbean Artists - Oct 24, 2018 - 11:25:25 PM

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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 offer...
Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
Bahamas International Film Festival announces Opening Night film – "Sprinter" - Oct 24, 2018 - 7:08:24 PM

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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 (“Empire,”...

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