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Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival - Mar 17, 2018 - 7:50:25 AM

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MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- St. Francis de Sales Catholic School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications. About seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
Community
Historic Nassau at Hillside House paying homage to community and culture - Mar 14, 2018 - 8:48:38 PM

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Building and supporting the community is the driving force behind an artistic movement dedicated to celebrating and interpreting Bahamian traditions. This is what will make the Historic Nassau venue at Hillside House – one of the stops along this weekend’s Transforming Spaces (TS) 2018 tour – distinctive and memorable.

The collective imaginations and talents of University of The Bahamas (UB) faculty, staff, students and alumni will transform the space, steeped in history, into an engaging and interactive enclave for live art, literary and musical performances...
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Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase returns to The Bahamas - Feb 14, 2018 - 12:03:49 AM

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The Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is being presented in several Caribbean islands, screening more than 20 films from around the Caribbean. Films will be shown in Nassau, February 19 – 21, 2018, from noon to 9:00 p.m. on February 19 and 21 and on February 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All screenings are free to the public.

The Movie Masters public forum with producers, sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Film Commission and the University of The Bahamas (UB), will allow accomplished film producers and directors to share their knowledge and experiences with Bahamian filmmakers. The effort is intended to inspire filmmakers to create content and enhance their level of production...
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Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents set for Feb. 20th - Feb 12, 2018 - 9:34:09 PM

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The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts announces the first of a series of events, a Legal Round Table. The round table discussion covers the legal steps for one to take in order to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks and patents. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday February 20th, 7pm at Mackey Media Studios located at Grand Lucayan behind the former Paradise Jewels, just outside of the old casino exit.
 
Admission is free for members and and $5 donation for non members. Seating is limited and available via online registration at: performingarts242.com. The presenter for the evening is BFPA Legal Affairs Director, Attorney Jacy Whitaker.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The 'Tru Tru Bahamian Festival' (Photos) - Feb 4, 2018 - 4:53:49 PM

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The 'Tru Tru Bahamian Festival' over the weekend at John Watling's Distillery, Buena Vista Estate, was a real ‘Bahamiana’ celebration of food, drink, music, arts and crafts, Junkanoo, of course, Police Band fanfare, and fun-filled activities for the children.  Local residents and visitors enjoyed the best-of-The-Bahamas showcase.  Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar chatted with vendors, viewing a range of products of local entrepreneurial spirit.  Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu also attended, as did the Deputy Director, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson.
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Bahamas‎ Annual Stepping Stone Quilters Show - Jan 22, 2018 - 3:19:00 PM

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Stop into Trinity Methodist Church, Frederick St. from Thursday, January 25 through Saturday, February 3rd to see what wonderful creations the Stepping Stone Quilters of Nassau, Bahamas have come up with this year at their annual exhibition.

Be sure to cast your votes for the various challenges and as usual there will be various items for sale including full sized quilts...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
22 Inducted Into Junkanoo Legends Circle - Jan 3, 2018 - 1:36:03 PM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the National Junkanoo Committee held a ceremony at the British Colonial Hilton, on December 22, 2017 to induct 22 persons into the Junkanoo Legends Circle. The event was held under the patronage of Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (front row, sixth right) and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (standing front row, fifth left).   Also pictured with those recognized for their contributions to Junkanoo were Director of Culture Rowena Poitier Sutherland (left of Minister), and Co-Chairs of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane O'Brien (first row, first left) and Dr. Dwight Marshall (first row, first right)...
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Calling all Artisans: BAFA Registration and Membership Drive - November 30th - Nov 30, 2017 - 4:10:56 PM

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Freeport Grand Bahama - Calling all Artisans The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts will hold its first Registration and Membership Drive Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at the Pelican Bay Convention Centre. Registration opens at 11:00am – 8:00pm.

The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts will hold its first Registration and Membership Drive Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at the Pelican Bay Convention Centre. Registration opens at 11:00am – 8:00pm...
 
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Bahamas turns on charm at Wisconsin International Folk Fair - Nov 19, 2017 - 8:51:12 PM

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In true Bahamian style, the Rake n Scrape delegation lit up the stage with their colorful renditions at this year’s Holiday Folk Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin.

The international festival, which is held annually over a five-day span at the Exposition Center of Wisconsin State Fair Park, is home to the largest indoor multicultural festival in the United States.

The 10-member group, six from Cat Island and four from Grand Bahama, flew in from The Bahamas on Wednesday and have been tantalizing festival goers with just a taste of what the small island-chain has to offer.
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Scotiabank unveils 2018 Calendar Winners - Nov 8, 2017 - 9:06:46 AM

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In a display of vibrant color and captivating imagery, Scotiabank unveiled the 2018 ‘Exceptional Moments’ calendar during the Bahamas National Trust Wine & Art Festival member’s night. The twelve winning images were selected from a pool of hundreds submitted by photographers vying for a spot in the annual calendar. Photographers were tasked with submitting images that depicted their interpretation of an exceptional moment in The Bahamas...
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Allan Jones debuts ‘A Gull's Eye View’ at The Pro Gallery - Nov 1, 2017 - 9:35:08 PM

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On Thursday, November 9th, The Pro Gallery at the University of The Bahamas will introduce emerging Bahamian creative Allan Jones and his photographic series ‘A Gull’s View’. His collection of aerial photographs survey the vast beauty and complexity of archipelagic shapes and forms spanning the islands of The Bahamas. Appreciating the abstract of a place he calls home Jones offers a unique perspective to the geography and history of this tropical paradise.

The public is invited to the opening evening that will be held from 6:00pm. For more information contact The Pro Gallery...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Veteran journalist and photographer Eric Rose presents his book to Bahamas Governor General - Oct 31, 2017 - 7:25:30 PM

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Veteran Journalist and Photographer Eric Rose presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed, to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, during a courtesy call at Government House, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Dr. Leon Higgs presents a copy of his book to the Governor General - Oct 27, 2017 - 10:54:36 AM

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Dr. Leon Higgs presented a copy of his book, Barefoot to the Boardroom, to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) in a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, accompanied by Mrs. Higgs (right).

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Veteran Journalist Presents Poetry Book to Minister Pintard - Oct 23, 2017 - 9:49:21 PM

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Veteran journalist and award-winning poet and photographer Eric Rose presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed to the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard during a courtesy call at the Ministry on Monday.

Born in Nassau, The Bahamas, to Doris McFall of Inagua and the late Cecil Rose of Cat Island, Mr. Rose has had a distinguished journalism career that began upon receiving his Mass Communications and Journalism Associates of Arts degree from The College of The Bahamas, and his Print Journalism Bachelor of Arts Degree from Clark Atlanta University (CAU). At the same time, he became the first of his mother's children to attend college...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Oswald Brown Presents a Copy of His Book to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 5:30:24 PM

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Oswald Brown presented Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling with a copy of his book, Woes of Life during a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : International
Leila O’Brien: A Creative Flower in Full Bloom - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:22:20 PM

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The more Leila O’Brien reads, the more she writes, blossoming and flourishing like the beautiful flower she is, inside and out. With loose leaf paper on her desk and pen in hand, the third grader’s vivid and creative imagination bursts forth colourfully, naturally and quickly.

As an avid reader, at the tender age of 7 her creative writing teacher at the time Ms. Carly Burrows at Genesis Academy discovered she had a way with words. Even more, she discovered Leila had an innate ability to clearly and articulately create new, exciting worlds full of adventure we all wish we could escape to...
Arts & Culture
Cargo Stars Warren Brown, Jimmy Jean-Louis & Omar J Dorsey to attend Gala Premiere at Atlantis - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:06:29 PM

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The stars and producers of Cargo will descend upon the Atlantis Movie Theatre on October 19 for the Gala Premiere of the award-winning film – the largest Bahamian film project in history.

Warren Brown, one of Britain’s most illustrious actors, leads a cast of established and emerging actors in this action packed human drama.

Brown is well known for his roles as Andy Holt in the teen soap opera Hollyoaks, Lee Hibbs in the three-part BBC drama series Occupation and DS Ripley in acclaimed BBC crime drama Luther.
Arts & Culture
Miami Carnival to Showcase the Diversity of The Caribbean On Sunday, October 8 - Oct 8, 2017 - 2:20:45 AM

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Each year in May, the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc. (“MBOCHC”) traditionally un- veils its lineup of Miami Carnival cultural events, trumpeting its parade, festival, concert. Sun- day, October 8, 2017 is set for the 34th annual celebration of Miami Carnival. The parade of bands and concert will be held again at the Miami Dade-Fairgrounds (10901 SW 24 St,Miami, FL 33165) from 11am-11pm. This expertly curated festival has become a Miami destination phe- nomenon that allows one to experience one of the largest CaribbeanCarnivals in North America.

“Miami Carnival is a real and tangible layer of the Caribbean heritage that contributes to the arts, music, history and cultural identity of Caribbean people”, states Joan Hinkson,Miami Broward Carnival One Carnival Host Committee Chair...
Arts & Culture
Nicki Minaj responds to Celebrity Artist’s portrait of her that was painted with makeup! - Sep 27, 2017 - 10:02:29 AM
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“Wow! Talent to the tenth power,” commented Nicki Minaj on Jamaal Rolle’s Instagram page. The Celebrity Artist recently painted Minaj’s portrait with Mac makeup which quickly went viral.
 
“Since Nicki Minaj and Mac currently collaborate, I rendered a portrait of her using Mac foundations, eye shadows, liners and lip sticks.” said Rolle.  “Mac offers a wide range of foundations and makeup that gives me more hues than my traditional pastels.  This new way of creating portraits is just crazy and fantastic at the same time, and I am having a lot of fun with it!” said Rolle...
Arts & Culture
Oswald Brown's new book showcased at 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Weekend - Sep 23, 2017 - 12:21:27 AM
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oswald T. Brown, author of Woes of Life, is pictured with his wife Elisabeth Ann Brown (left) and Adair White Johnson (right) on Friday, September 22, 2017, in the Author’s Pavilion at the 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Legislative Weekend at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C.  Mrs. Johnson’s  Atlanta-based company, The Johnson Tribe Publishing House, is the publisher of Woes of Life which was showcased in the Pavilion. WOES OF LIFE can be ordered through Mr. Brown’s website www.oswaldtbrown.com or via Amazon.com.

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