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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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Recording Academy statement on Patrick Williams - Jul 27, 2018 - 4:43:06 PM

Two-time GRAMMY® winner Patrick Williams was a highly regarded arranger, educator, and film and television composer. Williams helped create signature sounds for "The Bob Newhart Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "The Streets Of San Francisco," among others. He earned 19 GRAMMY nominations and won two GRAMMY Awards for his arranging—Best Instrumental Arrangement for Threshold for 1974 and Best Arrangement On An Instrumental for Suite Memories for 1986...
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Phluid Phactory Independence Day Cooler Fest - Jul 4, 2018 - 3:45:54 PM

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Phluild Phactory presents Independence Day Cooler Fest Tuesday July10th at Pirates Cove Taino Beach Music by Passport Gang & More

Admission FREE before 5pm . Bring your own booze Cooler $20 before 7pm...
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Comedy Tain to bring comedy and culture to Nassau - Jun 27, 2018 - 1:30:54 PM
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Two of the Caribbean’s cultural giants will be in town this weekend for a night of conscious lyrics and laughter. Mutabaruka, a Rastafari dub poet, musician, actor, educator, and talk-show host well known for his booming voice and unapologetic delivery, will be the headline act of Comedy Tain, hosted by Nubian Kween entertainment.

He will be joined by internationally acclaimed dub poet Yasus Afari, who has performed the world over with the likes of Garnet Silk, Black Uhuru, Tony Rebel, Freddie McGregor and Maxi Priest...
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Recording Academy™ statement on David Bianco - Jun 21, 2018 - 4:08:22 PM
GRAMMY® winner David Bianco was a remarkable engineer, mixer, and producer and a prominent member of our music community. Highly respected in his field, Bianco contributed his expertise to many distinguished artists' recordings, including Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, Mick Jagger's Wandering Spirit, and Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzmosis, among others. His work on Tom Petty's Wildflowers earned him a GRAMMY Award in the Best Engineered Album—Non-Classical category at the 38th GRAMMY Awards®...
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The Academy announces 2018 Film Scholars Grant Recipients - Jun 20, 2018 - 1:36:57 PM

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Glenn Frankel and Keri Walsh have been named 2018 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects explore the historical context and creative influence of the revolutionary film for its time, Midnight Cowboy, and examine female Method actors and how their feminist contributions earned them a place in the history of film. The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award both Frankel and Walsh the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals...
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Passport Gang, GB Events & Club Premier presents Giggy Fyah Birthday Bash - July 7th - Jun 2, 2018 - 9:22:09 PM
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Passport Gang, Grand Bahama Events & Club Premier presents Giggy Fyah Birthday Bash Walking Trophy Featuring live performance by Hood Celebrityy Saturday July 7th Independence Weekend

Music by The World Renowned Passport Gang

Hosted by Big Pun Ladies $20/$30 VIP Gents $25/$35 VIP

Doors open at 10pm//1 8+ to party// No dress code// Security Strictly enforced
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Island Vybzz Records launches in The Bahamas and Los Angeles, California - May 31, 2018 - 3:05:13 PM
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Island Vybzz, a newly formedIndependent Record Label and Management Company recently launched operations in The Bahamas and Los Angeles, California. Island Vybzz will release music from artists in various genres, concentrating on delivering an authentic island sound, with tropical energy and an undeniable international appeal.

The first artist signed to the label is singer/songwriter/producer Julien Believe. During his career, Believe has masterfully established a signature sound with songs that have incorporated a fusion of Island/Caribbean beats - “Caribbean Slide”,
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Momentum continues on Music Reform with Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing - May 15, 2018 - 3:53:30 PM
Today, members of the Recording Academy™ joined executives from across the music industry to testify on Capitol Hill about the current state of music law. Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, witnesses spoke of how current copyright law has impacted them and urged the committee to pass S. 2823, the Music Modernization Act. The companion bill to H.R. 5447 – Music Modernization Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives less than a month ago...
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Coogler, Black Cinema, & Cannes - May 10, 2018 - 3:39:20 PM
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I shared a moment yesterday on my Instagram (@travoltacooper) story feed. It showed me in shock as filmmaker Ryan Coogler, his wife and the Cannes Film Festival Assistant assigned to them, casually walk right by me inside the world famous Palais Des Festivals. I’m hardly ever that star struck anymore as I see most filmmakers and actors as colleagues in this business, but this was RYAN COOGLER, or as I’ve come to refer to him as just “Coogler”. Mr. Coogler wasn’t aware that I was filming them on my iPhone for a few seconds as they waited by the elevator, but needless to to say that my #Coogler story was the most most watched and the most well received in my direct messages...
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The Voice of Festival De’ Cannes - May 10, 2018 - 9:00:37 AM

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Cannes, France - “Cinema is voice. And its the way, where I’m from in Compton California, that I was able to understand the humanity of a family in Iran or in Shanghai. There was nothing outside my window to orient my place in the world. It was cinema that gave me a voice.”

These were words of famed filmmaker extraordinaire Ava DuVernay at the press conference for the 2018 Cannes Jury where Ms. DuVernay is serving as a Jury Member.  If you know anything about Ms. DuVernay and her mission of gender and racial inclusion in Hollywood then you might have some idea as to the power and continued influence of the Cannes Film Festival for the world of cinema and beyond...
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This legendary stage production STAR - May 9, 2018 - 4:18:06 PM

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One of the greatest shows to ever hit Grand Bahama was a big hit with Freeport audiences last weekend at the Regency Theatre! The team that brought you the Bahamian Icon Nominated plays Sarah’s Wedding and the New Rules of Sex and Dating and the political drama Keeping up with the Boujees proudly introduced a fresh and innovative production called “STAR.”  One of the words constantly used by audiences to describe this performance was AMAZING!

“Awesome, awesome job. I’m glad I made the decision to attend. You and your cast are very talented. I saw kids on the stage that are normally shy kids but they came out of their shell...
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Recording Academy™ names diversity and inclusion task force members - May 9, 2018 - 9:42:53 AM

Tina Tchen, Chair of the Recording Academy™'s newly formed task force on diversity and inclusion, announced the names of the 16 members joining her in examining barriers and biases affecting women and other underrepresented voices in the music industry and, specifically, the Recording Academy...
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Bahamian Gospel Singer, Vanessa Clarke nominated for 6 International Awards - Apr 27, 2018 - 5:02:10 PM

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Sometimes in life, you just have to start over.

That’s exactly what multi-award winning Bahamian gospel singer, author and journalist Vanessa Clarke had to do to launch the immensely beautiful “Like the Dew” Project.

“This was a special mandate given to me by God to remind believers that He is always around… that they are never alone in battle – whatever the perplexities of life that seek to uproot and make them weary...
Opportunities
HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence - Apr 27, 2018 - 1:30:12 PM

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The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is returning for a second season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

Are you expats who have purchased in the Nassau, New Providence area?  We are casting married/partnered couples, parents/children, siblings or friends from the U.S.A. Canada, England, Australia New Zealand and more!
Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
Inspiring Bahamians through Film - Apr 3, 2018 - 10:14:49 AM

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Students of all ages shared the art and love of filmmaking as they gathered at Sandyport Beach Resort to participate in a Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Youth Film Workshop. BIFF’s three weeks of film workshops take participants through the stages of pre-production, production, and post-production as they learn the ins and outs of film development and the industry. BIFF and the scenic Sandyport Beach Resort, a Hospitality and Film Workshop Sponsor, hosted a dozen novice film buffs eager to sharpen their movie career making skills...  
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Packed house at Taino by the Sea Uppercut 242 Concert - Mar 10, 2018 - 4:39:03 PM

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After a highly successful twin city tour in the Abaco's in February, Uppercut 242 returned home for a gala celebration at Taino by the Sea on Saturday March 3rd

From Uppercut 242 struck the first chord, the dance floor packed and remained so for every tune. When Uppercut 242 took their break it was Bonfire time. The atmosphere was electrifying and folks did not want to go home...

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