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Cornèr Bank Art Exhibition leaves crowd awestruck, proceeds to Marine Protection - Apr 4, 2019 - 11:00:49 PM

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Swiss and Bahamas-based Cornèr Bank, the first to offer locals direct access to global markets through its trading platform, opened its newest art exhibition March 28 and just as it did months before when it unveiled CornèrTrader open for Bahamian business, it managed to stun a sophisticated audience.

Nearly 100 men, women and children turned out to meet, greet and shake their heads as if disbelieving the probability of the work of artist Pia Oyarzun...
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High schoolers sing in different languages at the GB National Arts Festival - Apr 4, 2019 - 3:30:38 PM

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Grand Bahama junior and senior high students expressed themselves through international songs during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Grand Bahama adjudications, on April 3, 2019, at Grand Lucayan Convention Centre.  Among the performances were Sunland Baptist Academy students performing a medley in Spanish and Portuguese, Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy's Mickelle Guillory singing in Japanese, and Eight Mile Rock High School's Vanessa WIlson performing a Caribbean-Bahamian song...
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Grand Bahama Teachers Take to the Stage in National Arts Festival - Apr 4, 2019 - 3:14:05 PM

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Grand Bahama teachers Kemelo Porteous and Shaquita Stubbs took the stage twice in the Community class, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Grand Bahama adjudications, on April 2, 2019, at Grand Lucayan Convention Centre.  During the morning gospel session, Mr. Porteous received cheers for his performance of "Total Praise" and Ms. Stubbs shone onstage with her rendition of "Alabaster Box".  In the afternoon session...
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Primary Students go for gospel at National Arts Festival - Apr 2, 2019 - 8:39:10 PM

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Grand Bahama primary school students impressed the audience with gospel solos and duets, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Grand Bahama adjudications, on April 1, 2019, at Grand Lucayan Convention Centre.  More than 500 entries are expected to take part in the Festival in dance, drama, the visual arts, and music, until April 5. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Comics Industry Rising - Apr 2, 2019 - 6:00:42 PM

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With half of the top 10 grossing films of 2018 based on comic books – an industry estimated to be around $865 million in the United States, according to market research group IbisWorld – a local illustrator and animator has called for increased government support.
 
“[We need] more patrons of the arts. There are some here and there are some real strong patrons in Nassau especially, but I think if government supported it more it would go really far,” said Lamaro Smith, creative director and founder of Motionsmith Studios, a boutique graphic design agency specializing in storyboards and animated commercials...
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Bahamian Music, Costumes and Dances, School Choirs - Apr 2, 2019 - 4:50:42 PM

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Grand Bahama primary school students got a opportunity to form choirs and showcase Bahamian music, costumes, and dances, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Grand Bahama adjudications, on March 29, 2019, at Grand Lucayan Convention Centre.  Among the performances were renditions of songs by Eddie Minnis, Tyrone "Dr. Offff" Fitzgerald, and Audrey Dean Wright; as well as classics, such as "Bellamina" and "Watermelon Spoilin'".  More than 500 entries are expected to take part in the Festival in dance, drama, the visual arts, and music, until April 5...
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Choirs, Drama, Dance Build Excitement at the National Arts Festival in Grand Bahama - Apr 1, 2019 - 7:30:23 PM

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The audience enjoys High School Choirs, Drama, Liturgical Dance March 27 and 28 as excitement builds at the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications at Grand Lucayan Convention Centre, Freeport, Grand Bahama.  More than 500 entries are expected to take part in the Grand Bahama Festival in dance, drama, the visual arts, and music, until April 5. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Dance variety served up at GB National Arts Festival - Apr 1, 2019 - 5:45:30 PM

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Grand Bahama primary and high school students perform Bahamian, modern, folk and international dances, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications, March 28, 2019, in the Grand Lucayan Convention Centre.  More than 500 entries are expected to take part in the Festival in dance, drama, the visual arts, and music, until April 5. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Trans: A Migration of Identity to open in Grand Bahama - Mar 30, 2019 - 3:05:44 PM

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The NAGB team is taking the Inter-Island Travelling Exhibition to Grand Bahama for the second time this April! We were last in Grand Bahama in 2016 with “Max/Amos”, which was showcased at the Charles Hayward Library; now the NAGB's travelling exhibition programme is taking "Trans: A Migration of Identity” to our second city, where it will be on display at the Rand Nature Centre from April 5th- 26th, 2019.

If you’re already in Grand Bahama or travelling there, join us at the opening reception for this very relevant exhibition at the Rand Nature Centre on Friday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m.
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Standing-Room-Only for Student Gospel Choirs at GB's National Arts Festiva - Mar 29, 2019 - 2:40:26 PM

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It was standing-room-only when Grand Bahama students formed gospel choirs, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications, on the island March 28, 2019.  More than 500 entries are expected to take part in the Grand Bahama Festival in dance, drama, the visual arts, and music, until April 5. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Dance Begins for Grand Bahama's National Arts Festival Adjudications - Mar 28, 2019 - 1:21:54 PM

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Dancers in Grand Bahama took to the stage, at the start of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival dance adjudications on the island March 27, 2019.  Students presented performances in modern, jazz, popular and international folk dances, to cheers and applause of the audience at Grand Lucayan Convention Centre -- adjudicated by Cultural Icon Lawrence Carroll. 

More than 500 entries are expected to take part in the Grand Bahama Festival in dance, drama, the visual arts, and music, until April 5...
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Grand Bahama Primary Schools Battle for Best Junkanoo Combo - Mar 27, 2019 - 7:00:11 PM

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Walter Parker Primary School students formed two groups, while Hugh Campbell Primary School students formed three groups, as they competed in the Junkanoo Best Combo primary class, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications, at the Grand Lucayan Resort Convention Centre lawn area, in Freeport, on March 25, 2019.  The Adjudications take place until April 5 at the Convention Centre, free and open to the public. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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'Junkanoo Best Combo - Junior High Class' National Arts Festival, Grand Bahama - Mar 27, 2019 - 4:30:08 PM

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The East End Boys of East End Junior High School, joined the Junkanoo Five-Man Combo from The Beacon School, and two groups of the Tabernacle Baptist Academy Falcons, in the Junkanoo Best Combo junior high class, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications, at the Grand Lucayan Resort Convention Centre lawn area, in Freeport, on March 25, 2019.  Adjudications take place until April 5 at the Convention Centre. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Pre-schoolers begin the drama at GB National Arts Festival - Mar 27, 2019 - 11:49:59 AM

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Grand Bahama pre-school students took the the stage to show their individual verse speaking abilities to start the first day of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Drama adjudications, at Grand Lucayan Resort Convention Centre, in Freeport, on March 26, 2019.  The Adjudications, free and open to the public, will take place until April 5 at the Convention Centre. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)
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Book describing Grand Bahama presented by Rudy Sawyer to Senator Kwasi Thompson - Mar 26, 2019 - 3:02:07 PM

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Author, Rudy Sawyer made a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson on Monday, March 25, 2019, where he presented the Minister with a copy of his new book, 'Grand Bahama Treasure & Tour Guide: Settlements and Freeport.'  The book is a comprehensive fact-based compilation of information about the entire island of Grand Bahama, including every settlement and community from East Grand Bahama to West Grand Bahama.  Sawyer said that the book took him several years to write and produce, because of the amount of research involved in gathering the facts about the island...
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Doongalik Studios prepares for Transforming Spaces - Mar 22, 2019 - 9:37:03 AM

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Doongalik Studios is eagerly preparing for the 15th anniversary of the annual Transforming Spaces art tour taking place on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 & 7. Doongalik’s response to this year’s “SUSTAIN” theme is encapsulated in the African adinkra symbol of  the sankofa bird that adorns its entry wall. Entitled “Embracing the Past to sustain the Future,” Doongalik’s exhibition will focus on Bahamian Straw, and atrons will be treated to a journey that will take them back to the past and forward into the future via the present utilizing a variety of art mediums from multiple creatives who will proudly expose this extremely important part of Bahamian heritage...
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Dancers take to the Dundas Stage for National Arts Festival - Mar 18, 2019 - 3:43:17 PM

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Primary and high school student dancers showcased their dance moves on the stage at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New Providence adjudications, on March 14, 2019.  The New Providence adjudications enters its second week and over 1100 entrants in New Providence are expected to take part in dance, drama, voice, playing musical instruments and the arts and craft through to March 21.  The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts is the venue for dance, musical instruments and drama, while the Holy Trinity Church Activities Centre, in Stapledon Gardens, is the venue for vocal performances.  All events are free and open to the public...
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Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival: April 10 – 14 - Mar 8, 2019 - 9:35:13 AM
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An amazing 5 days of some of the best jazz music anywhere! From April 10th–14th, 2019 on the beautiful family island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, a mix of local Bahamian and international musicians will come together and perform music at venues around the island, usually with the turquoise sea and white sand as a back drop.

The Festival aids The Haynes Library and scholarship fund in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera. There is a strong educational element for the children of Eleuthera, many of whom have little or no music in the school curriculum...
Community
The Music Project, 3rd annual high school pop band competition held - Mar 7, 2019 - 7:00:38 PM

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Eleven school bands from five islands recently participated in the third annual high school pop band competition The Music Project (TMP), with Queen’s College taking home the top prize. All band members of QC’s “Thrive 2 XL” pop band will receive an all-expense paid trip to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts this summer to become engrossed in a training camp that will hone their skills and boost their confidence even more. This is the second year that QC has won the top prize. Mentor Dion Turnquest guided the kids through their three performances. Each band had to perform a cover song, a Bahamian song and an original song written and composed by the students themselves...
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Grand Bahama art show inspired by Vincent van Gogh - Mar 7, 2019 - 1:05:29 PM

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Grand Bahama Garden of the Groves welknown Art Class 2019 by Angelika Siska on Sunday March 10th, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. proudly presents the works of the group of painters Thea Albert, Eva von Albedyhll, Suzanne Baker, Virginia Caferata, Eva Dehmel, Mary Lips, Arlene Kerber, Nicole Krapac, Karen Matlack, Jo Morasco, Susan Jensen Sweeting, Jane Jensen, Jennifer Campbell, Rose Marie Voakes, Cali Veilleux, Gail Woon and Del Foxton.

This year’s inspiration was Vincent van Gogh and his creations under the sun in landscapes especially in southern France. It is easy to compare the light on Grand Bahama Island with the light in Provence...

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