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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...
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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)...
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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)...
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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...
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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)...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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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“Keeping up with the Boujees” hits the stage in Nassau - Sep 21, 2017 - 1:23:17 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The team that brought you the Bahamian Icon nominated plays “Sarah’s Wedding” and “New Rules of Sex and Dating” are ready to bring you comedy, drama and a whole lot of scandal once again, “Keeping up with the Boujees” is finally coming to Nassau! Keeping Up with the Boujees produced 4 dynamic full performances along with sold out shows in Freeport in June of this year. Critics admitted that they were blown away by the captivating characters and intriguing storyline of this play. “I literally live through Kerel Pinder's productions!!! This play gave everything ....drama, raw emotion, life's ugly truths that we often disguise and all the political shade and the best comedy!! Kudos again and to all my favs on and behind the...
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Miami Broward Jr. Carnival Celebrates Imagination & Creativity of true Carnival Artistry - Sep 13, 2017 - 10:03:48 PM

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In a country of immigrants, the showcasing of culture and vibrancy of diversity are pillars that make the United States exceptional. These pillars help keep the culture alive and build a reality that contextualizes the community that culture represents. The key for the continuation of this culture is the younger generation learning and becoming the embodiment of said culture. For Miami Carnival, this is illustrated in a most powerful way through the Junior Carnival. The Miami Jr. Carnival, presented by TD Bank, is set for Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Central Broward Regional Park (3700 Northwest 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311) from 12noon-9pm is not only a platform for showcasing Caribbean culture, and a great opportunity for youth to participate, it’s a great avenue for developing artistry.
Arts & Culture
Miss Grand Bahama bio: Tiasha Lewis - Sep 1, 2017 - 7:50:52 PM

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams.

Tiasha Lewis is the last of six children born to Edward and Florease Lewis on the beautiful island of Grand Bahama. At only 17 years of age, she has and is continuing to make tremendous impacts on the lives of others. Her hobbies include: modelling, dancing, poetry writing, and motivational speaking. She was a member of many positive youth development programs such as Governor General Youth Award, Fashion Club, Student Christian Movement, Bahamas Youth Leadership Development Program...
Arts & Culture : Books
Art & Words – A Marriage in St. Martin – An exhibition of 39 years of book covers - Aug 13, 2017 - 12:28:45 PM

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Art helps us to imagine, even create our possibilities. Literature, the word, gives us license to put pen to paper, to creatively express our thoughts. The wedding of both genres in books from House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), was recently celebrated with an art exhibit in St. Martin at the intimate gallery of the elegant Sheer Restaurant.

The HNP exhibition, entitled “Art & Words – A Marriage,” showcased 27 prints and original art of mostly book covers linked to the indie press for the last 39 years. A number of the pieces were on loan from their owners...


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Andrew Knowles ARTway exhibit to open August 17 - Aug 11, 2017 - 12:21:29 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - Andrew Knowles, the young talented artist who continues to pursue his skills, is preparing for his second exhibition at Doongalik Studios that will focus on his experimentations with oil portraits, an art form he has worked with for the past 4 years, either in commissioned works or by painting well known Bahamian and international personalities.

Not content to merely render a realist likeness from a photograph of his subject onto canvas, Knowles has added to the style by incorporating abstraction, or waterscapes or landscaped backgrounds into the pieces. He will also display four works in the exhibition which will demonstrate the various developmental layers involved in his portrait process which he has described as ‘the artway/ the elevated way/ the money way’...
Arts & Culture
AMMC Partners with Creative Nassau to host Bahamian History Workshop - Aug 8, 2017 - 10:33:09 AM

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Each summer, the Antiquities Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) welcomes high-school aged and college freshman students to its doors for 4 weeks of exposure to the various sites under the Corporation’s belt. At the end of the 2017program, a full one-day Bahamian History workshop session was put on to educate the summer attendees on select aspects of Bahamian Culture and Heritage.  The workshop participants had the chance to learn about topics ranging from Migration to The Bahamas to cooking like Grandma in the Kitchen.

Creative Nassau Market Artisan Judy Mae Rolle, showcasing her straw work pieces
During the latter session, students learned of straw work from the early 20th century and engaged in an interactive activity with Creative Nassau Market Artisan, Judy Mae Rolle. Ms. Rolle demonstrated her various plaiting and weaving techniques and forms, and told...
Arts & Culture
New book by Elliston Rahming shines spotlight on black movers, shakers of past, present - Jul 28, 2017 - 1:10:13 PM

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NEW YORK CITY – Elliston Rahming had a mission: To find and highlight 100 black people from across the globe whose accomplishment was so significant and compelling that it helped advance, change, influence and impact the world for the better. The results of that search, from both the past and the present, can be found in his new book, released by Dog Ear Publishing.

The book “chronicles the accomplishments and contributions of mountain movers who, above all, were able to shape the course of human events and advance the refrain of ebony pride,” Rahming writes in the book’s introduction. “Ultimately, this book is a clarion call for mankind everywhere to move beyond the superficiality of skin pigmentation.”
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