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Dance Gets Underway at the National Arts Festival This Week - Mar 28, 2017 - 12:05:33 PM

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Grace, team effort and defying gravity are essential elements of the artistry that is dance, which takes place now at the annual E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival.  During the festival this week, school students of New Providence will show their learned skills and compete at the Winston V. Saunders Theatre of the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.  Well-known dance instructor Lawrence Carroll gives pointers at the end to further instruct and inspire. 

The festival had already adjudicated music and drama in New Providence, and performances in Andros and Abaco...
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Bahamas All Stars Marching Band participates in St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Mar 24, 2017 - 11:01:08 PM

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The Bahamas All Star Marching Band has done it once again by representing our country well in another unforgettable performance abroad.

The name “Bahamas All Stars” should be very familiar; this is not their first performance for an international audience.

Since its inception in 2011, the All Stars have participated in numerous events both locally and internationally such as the Florida Blue Classics: Battle of the Bands; Howard University Homecoming in Washington, DC; the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City; Battle for Atlantis and many others...
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Danny Glover to be featured in Bahamas acting masterclass - Mar 23, 2017 - 8:20:59 PM

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Aspiring Bahamian Child Actors Afforded a 2-Day Experience with “LETHAL WEAPON” star Danny Glover, Jeffrey Poitier, Charmaine Neville, and more...

Acclaimed Hollywood actor/director, Danny Glover, will be featured alongside other top industry talents during the Bahamas Artist Movement (BAM) 2017 Dream Project Masterclass Workshop.

One hundred (100) Bahamian students from Nassau and Eleuthera will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached in acting by Glover, famous for his dramatic roles in blockbuster films like “Lethal Weapon” and “The Colour Purple”...
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Doongalik Studios prepares for Transforming Spaces 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 - 3:55:19 PM

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Doongalik Studios is busy preparing for its TS2017 Exhibition under the theme “Inside/Outside Naturally” which will feature the works of eleven multi-disciplined artists as a part of the weekend art bus tour of six Bahamian art galleries on April 1st and 2nd.

Doongalik’s pre-event activities will begin in the back gardens on Monday, March 27 when the public is invited to observe Master Sculptor, Antonius Roberts, as he completes a live installation of the first Sacred Space in eastern New Providence from 9.30am until 3pm...
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Jacquelyn Dean of Evangelistic Temple Presents Her Book to the Governor General - Mar 21, 2017 - 10:52:47 AM

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Jacquelyn G. Dean of Evangelistic Temple (left) presented a copy of her book, Prayer Warrior: Called Trained and Commissioned to Battle to Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, March 14, 2107.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
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Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival Closes Out Successful 13th Year - Mar 17, 2017 - 10:45:10 AM

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Hundreds of visitors and locals packed Regatta Park in Georgetown, Exuma for the thrilling13th Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival.

The festival, under the theme “ Celebrating Our Bahamian Roots” brought together the best in Bahamian food, games, music and culture on March 9-12.

The event is especially important for the island as many tourists from all over the world look forward to participating in the festival...
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Grand Bahama art class exhibition inspired by Georgia O'Keefe - Mar 15, 2017 - 2:25:44 PM

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The Angelika Siska's Art Class 2017 showed their work Sunday, March 12th in the Garden of the Groves in Grand Bahama.  The art exhibition was inspired by the work of world-famous American artist, Georgia O'Keefe who's subject matter is most often large flowers.

A big crowd of visitors admired the individual works of the class members, reflecting the wide range of O'Keefe's art painting not only flowers, but landscapes and abstracts...
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Bahamian Project Photographers Preserve History Through Portraiture - Mar 14, 2017 - 11:25:04 PM

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Over the past four years, Bahamian Project photographers have created over 120 high-quality portraits that capture the personality of people whose lives have helped shape the heart and soul of The Bahamas.

These archival portraits hold great historical, social and cultural significance as they convey a visual statement about this time in Bahamian history for Bahamians and others to enjoy forever. It is hoped that the collection of photographs will inspire the foundation of a permanent National Portrait Gallery...
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Drama... Drama at the National Arts Festival! - Mar 13, 2017 - 12:17:33 PM

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Drama, drama it was at the National Arts Festival this week. 

Talented school children, pictured, performed before judges, teachers, and family members at Holy Trinity Activity Centre as the festival continues in New Providence.

Photos enclosed...
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JCNP Recognizes BTC For Its Commitment to Culture - Mar 13, 2017 - 7:37:16 AM

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BTC was recognized for its commitment to culture during the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence’s (JCNP) Annual Awards Banquet.

BTC has been the title sponsor of the Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Parades for more than five consecutive years. In 2012, the company officially announced its five year partnership with the JCNP. BTC recently renewed its partnership with the JCNP, recently extending the mutually beneficial partnership.

CEO Leon Williams commented, “In 2012, BTC officially adopted Junkanoo. We didn’t just adopt the parade itself, but we also provided funding to every group. In addition to the funds the JCNP receives as a part of our annual commitment...
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Grand Bahama Playwright Competition Set for March 26th - Mar 11, 2017 - 1:54:54 PM

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The Grand Bahama duo of Gea Pierre of Out of Ashes Entertainment, and Kerel Pinder of SisBro Productions have just announced the Pierre & Pinder Playwright Competition to stimulate support and growth for aspiring playwrights in The Bahamas and based on results of a workshop that took place last year.

"Our budding playwrights are constantly seeking avenues to allow their voices to be heard," said Pinder. "Therefore in our continued hope to promote the performing arts throughout the Bahamas, we thought that reviving this kind of production in the community was paramount..."
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Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson publishes autobiography - Mar 10, 2017 - 12:51:49 PM


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Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson has recently written a book about his life from childhood in The Bahamas and his climb to fame as a world renowned percussionist. His book “My Life, My Loves” tells the story of his early years of growing up in the beautiful Bahama islands and knowing that one day he would be somebody. His grandmother knew he was special and she called him “King.” He is known worldwide as an illustrious percussionist, composer and actor.

Studio musician King Errisson has led quite an interesting life since his introduction to the entertainment industry. He was born October 29, 1941 in Nassau, Bahamas. Between the ages of 13 and 18, he was a professional jockey and a session drummer for local bands in his native Bahamas...
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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Begins - Mar 9, 2017 - 9:37:52 PM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture began its adjudications for the 2017 E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival earlier this week.   The Festival, which takes place at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, and the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, highlights the talent of students in the Primary, Junior and Senior school levels in fields of drama, dance, music, and the visual arts. 

Adjudications will also take place on Grand Bahama and the Family Islands culminating with an awards ceremony at Government House...
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The Bahamian Project Names Advisory Board - Mar 8, 2017 - 3:42:57 PM

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The Bahamian Project is pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board to help steer and manage the ongoing initiative.

The Bahamian Project was created by Duke and Lisa Wells in 2012 in collaboration with Popopstudios and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. The community inspired art/history/culture project is capturing the character and preserving the legacy of those people whose lives have helped shape the heart and soul of our nation...
Arts & Culture : Books
Bahamian meteorologist publishes 10th book on hurricanes - Mar 8, 2017 - 3:13:29 PM

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Wayne Neely is an international speaker, best-selling author, lecturer on hurricanes, educator, and meteorologist has just released his tenth book, “The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of the Caribbean and the Americas - The Stories behind the Great Storms of the North Atlantic.”

“This book is by far my best so far," said Neely who said he was prompted to write the book because over the years he'd read many books on hurricanes and the majority were lacking in telling the impact the hurricanes had on not only one particular country, but the entire region. He felt he could do more to tell the stories behind these great hurricanes...
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Brenda Knowles Presents Her Book to the Governor General - Mar 6, 2017 - 9:18:44 AM

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Ms. Brenda Knowles, left, presented a copy or her book Nuggets of Gold to Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, February 22, 2017.

Official photo take by Letisha Henderso of Bahamas Information Services...
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Straw Vendors and Wood Carvers Express Thanks at Second Prayer Breakfast - Mar 3, 2017 - 1:18:05 PM

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Praise set the mood for straw vendors and wood carvers at the Straw Market Authority’s Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, March 2, at The Crab House.

The vendors and carvers, representing the Downtown Market and four other markets throughout New Providence, made their expressions to the Almighty and the Straw Market Authority in song, prayers and greetings at the second annual event.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development told the vendors that they have come a long way under Mr. Simmons’ leadership and applauded them for their efforts...
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Bahamian Music and Heritage to Celebrate Bahamian Roots - Mar 2, 2017 - 7:53:13 PM

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Visitors and locals are excited to head to Georgetown, Exuma for the 13th Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival to be held March 9-11.

The festival, under the theme “ Celebrating Our Bahamian Roots” looks to bring the best in Bahamian food, games, music and culture.

The event will be held at the picturesque Regatta Park, where by day it will be transformed into the epicenter of mouthwatering food, exciting games and informative demonstrations...
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Transforming Spaces art tour set for April 1st and 2nd - Feb 23, 2017 - 11:08:31 PM

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The Transforming Spaces Committee is finalizing plans for this year’s 13th art tour scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, 2017. The weekend tour will include a morning and afternoon tour on Saturday, and a morning tour on Sunday.

Transforming Spaces has always experimented with its format, but this year they will be returning to the original format of a dedicated guided Bus Tour transporting patrons to and from the various participating galleries which will include: the D’Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF), Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, Hillside House, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), New Providence Art & Antiques (NPAA), and PopopStudios International Centre for Visual Arts (ICVA)...
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Mt. Carmel students paint a piece of "Hope" for Valentine's Day - Feb 14, 2017 - 7:06:26 PM

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In response to the recent flurry of violence in the country, the art students at Mt. Carmel Preparatory Academy felt compelled to paint a piece entitled “Hope”.

Principal, Mrs. Lorraine Curry said, “In just six weeks in the new year, there have been countless acts of violence, many resulting in death. We believe that this expression of peace is fittingly appropriate. Our students are constantly challenged to be respectful, tolerant and to show love toward each other.”

Students from grades ten and eleven of Mt. Carmel Preparatory Academy also visited the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas for the first time...
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