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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...
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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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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...
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Uppercut 242 Pre-Halloween Costume Dinner & Concert - Oct 20, 2018 - 1:13:14 PM

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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...
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Jennifer Fox To Produce 2018 Governors Awards® - Oct 17, 2018 - 3:23:57 PM

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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.

Honorary Awards 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 Center®.

“This 10th anniversary of the Governors Awards highlights five diverse artists whose contributions to American cinema endure through changing time and fashion... 
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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...
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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...
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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”)...
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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 Awards®...
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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...
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Eight-Time GRAMMY Winner Dolly Parton to be honored as 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year - Sep 5, 2018 - 10:27:31 AM

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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®...
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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...
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Anuschka Wright – Miss Globe Canada Pageant - Aug 22, 2018 - 5:04:53 PM

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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...
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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...
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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...
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UWI Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Award-winning Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander - Aug 10, 2018 - 11:30:32 AM

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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 Indies, (UWI).

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.
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I-Octane pumps new energy into Magnum Xplosion - Aug 9, 2018 - 2:23:48 PM

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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....
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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 of Governors.

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)...    
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New Music – ‘Goin’ Down On Bay’ Julien Believe ft. Angelique Sabrina - Aug 2, 2018 - 3:15:24 PM

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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...

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