Ronnie Butler Inducted Into the Caribbean Hall of Fame
- Oct 31, 2014 - 12:40:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Godfather of Bahamian
Music Ronnie Butler has been inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame,
and is the fourth Bahamian to earn the distinction – after Sir Lynden O.
Pindling, Sir Sidney Poitier, and Eddie Minnis.
He was unable
to travel to the special gala event at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston,
October 25, to receive his award. As such, Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson formally presented Mr. Butler
with his plaque today at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture...
Ms. Deandra Hamilton of the communications company, Magnetic Media, had represented Mr. Butler at the ceremonies in Jamaica.
Bahamian Actor Bert Williams Recognized As “Pioneer” In American Film
- Oct 31, 2014 - 2:33:07 AM
New York, NY- The first
Bahamian actor ever to be captured on film is being recognized as a pioneer
during a five-month long exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New
Bert Williams is a name that
is etched in the sands of time.
The late Nassau-native is one
of few black men in the late 1800s and early 1900s who maintained a successful
film and music career.
With partner George Walker,
Williams pioneered the advancement of black performances in integrated musical
BIFF unveils 2014 official poster
- Oct 30, 2014 - 5:40:21 PM
International Film Festival recently unveiled its 2014 promotional
poster designed by artist Ryan “Duser” Stubbs. The festival is set for
December 4th through 14th and will take place first in Nassau and then
in Harbour Island.
“Street Art or Graffiti Art is part of global culture, publicly
displaying expressions of humanity. Similarly, through films, BIFF
entertains, provides intrigue and titillates audiences from all walks of
life. Like street art, the films at the 2014 BIFF will stop you in your
tracks and touch your soul,” says Leslie Vanderpool, Founder &
Executive Director of Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF).
"Visual art has been a long standing passion for Stubbs..."
"The Black Moses" on Bahamas Family Islands Tour
- Oct 30, 2014 - 3:33:36 PM
After screening in the USA in places like LA, New York and San Diego, the
The Black Moses starring Dennis Hasybert is now on a Family Islands tour after screening in Nassau and Grand Bahama.
Between the Nassau and Freeport box office, its the first Bahamian film
to break through to the top five opening weekend. TBM placed 3rd coming
After requests coming in from Freeport the film will return for one night only on October 29th at 8pm at Galleria Cinemas.
The film screened last weekend in Bimini,
and the remaining Family Island tour dates are as follows...
This Saturday on ArtOvation: Bobby G of Minor Prophets
- Oct 29, 2014 - 4:09:17 PM
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Bobby G of Minor Prophets...
World-Renowned DJ to make first-ever Bahamas appearance
- Oct 28, 2014 - 10:28:01 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – A Ship is sailing in to Nassau Harbour with
passengers who have one goal in mind – to reach Nirvana Beach for the
most revolutionary ‘day party’ held on New Providence to date.
the Bahamas all abuzz about its first-ever Carnival, and road fever
bands throwing elaborate parties to introduce the costumes they will don
when they take to the road come May, Sundance, with it’s
all-inclusive-drinks model, is clinching a niche (and possibly top) spot
on the calendar of events.
Pupstar Entertainment and Events and
Hybrid Events (Miami) have lined up world-renowned DJ, Private Ryan, to
headline the Sundance beach party. Private Ryan’s “Soca Brainwash 2014”
Youtube mega-mix became the go-to soca compilation in the lead-up to
Trinidad Carnival. And his first-ever Trinidad Carnival party titled
after his famous soca mix, was one of the most sought after fetes for
the Carnival season. He also grasped the Global Spin Awards’ ‘Caribbean
DJ of the Year’ title in 2012...
Uppercut Band November concert at the Dive In @ UNEXSO is Nov. 22nd
- Oct 28, 2014 - 8:29:25 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday,
NOVEMBER 22nd for another amazing LIVE Concert at the Marina under the
to the exponential growth of our monthly Concerts at the Marina Under
the Stars (we ran out of seating at our October concert), please be sure
to book in advance for our November 22nd show. There'll be lots more
new tunes and of course, amazing eats and drinks at the place where the
ambiance is second to none...
Vote For Your Favourite Bahamian Musician
- Oct 25, 2014 - 2:26:37 PM
People’s Choice Award Polls To Close In One Week
Bahamas- Persons interested in seeing their favourite Bahamian musician
honoured in the 2015 Cacique Awards have only one more week to get their
votes in before the People’s Choice voting polls are closed.
The polls opened in early October after radio stations submitted the hottest secular and gospel songs on their playlists.
Bahamian filmmaker releases trailer for his next documentary, "Perfect Feet"
- Oct 24, 2014 - 12:43:52 PM
The filmmaker that brought you "On the Wings of Men," Bahamian Calvin Dwight Harris presents the trailer for his next feature-length documentary film, "Perfect Feet."
"Perfect Feet" will take you on a dramatic journey to explore the
importance of one's feet and delves into the foot care and shoe
industries. Whether it's the right fitting shoe, foot fetishes, athletic
socks, what is sexy and what is not, this film covers it all...even
smelly and ugly feet!
This film also highlights diabetes, an issue
that is close to Harris' heart, as he is a Type 2 diabetic and
lost his oldest brother Dennis Harris to the disease in 2001.
Bahamian production team The HD Boyz set to make history
- Oct 24, 2014 - 12:05:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - For the first time EVER The Bahamas will be represented in the
world famous Beast of The Beats music producer tournament in New York
City this November 6th through 9th
hosted by iStandard Producers.
Beast of the Beats is a popular
tournament style music producer competition held annually where
producers from all across the United States converge in New York to
compete for the Grand Prize which includes a filmed studio session and
placement with a MAJOR artist, a Monster Energy Drink sponsorship, FREE
music software courtesy of Native Instruments, Ableton, IK Multimedia
and iZotope, and a homepage interview with iStandard Producers just to
name a few...
Bahamas concert with Tarrus Riley canceled due to inclement weather
- Oct 23, 2014 - 4:17:53 PM
Bahamas - The party slated for October 25, for the second year in a row
at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort’s Private Island featuring
performances by internationally acclaimed reggae recording artist Tarrus
Riley and up-and-coming reggae sensation Chronixx with his band
ZincFence redemption has been canceled.
to the risks associated with such severe weather, the Sandals
Foundation has been forced to cancel what they hoped to be the Caribbean
party of the year.
In good faith, ticket holders will be fully refunded...
(VIDEO) Theo of T Connection interviewed in Nassau, demos original ragtime tune
- Oct 10, 2014 - 6:07:58 PM
Nassau Bahamas -
October 9th, 2014, T Connection band leader Theo Coakley pauses after a
practice session for the upcoming T Connection Tribute to Women concert
in Nassau to talk about his 1977 Grammy nominated band and to perform one of his original ragtime
compositions entitled 'For Tatum'. The band was practicing at the
rehearsal studio of Bahamian musician, Falcon.
T Connection will be
performing in concert Saturday 11th October...
Jah Hem drops 3 tracks on his upcoming reggae compilation
- Oct 10, 2014 - 12:29:35 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamian thriller, Jah Hem, announces
his release of three tracks on the upcoming reggae compilation, “Golden
Kid the Riddim Assassin Reggae Temple Volume 1” which is to be released
in November 2014.
The Cutting Edge Ent./ Blaza Music Group artist is
expected to present the ladies with three special gifts, love ballads,
‘First Time’ , ‘Step Out Gal’ and "No Sunshine."
Jah Hem said,
“My music is always positive and about the ladies so First Time is a
Reggae ballad in which I am speaking directly to my love interest ...
The Black Moses screens in the Big Apple
- Oct 8, 2014 - 2:17:07 PM
The Black Moses, a
film on the life of the late Prime Minister Lynden Pindling, has its theatrical
release in New York and Nassau on October 10.
The documentary, written and directed by Bahamian Travolta
Cooper, will also show in several US cities, including Los Angeles and
Atlanta. It stars American actor Dennis
Haysbert as the narrator.
“It was intended to be a little movie,” Cooper said. “Then
bigger names got involved so the investment grew. It progressively grew over
time. Now it is this movie starring Dennis Haysbert and it closed the Bahamas
International Film Festival. It went on to Cannes, where it got distribution...
Bahamian Teens Prepare for Christian Youth Talent Jam 2014
- Oct 8, 2014 - 11:51:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas. Teenagers from throughout
the country including the Family Islands are once again in full
preparation mode to take center stage at the 2014 Christian Youth Talent
Jam scheduled for Friday October 17th 2014 at the Diplomat Center
beginning at 7:30pm.
This highly anticipated annual talent event is once
again scheduled to attract a wide cross section of talent representing a
number of local churches and high schools. Coordinated and produced by
Total Youth Church (TYC) under the direction of newly installed Youth
Pastor Lavard ‘Manifest’ Parks, Talent Jam is designed to provide a
creative platform for undiscovered talent to express their God given
talent in a variety of styles and format including singing, dancing,
drama, poetry, comedy and spoken word...
iCreate Music seminar offers knowledge and encouragement to Bahamian artists
- Oct 3, 2014 - 6:16:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
smoke has cleared, the dust has settled and all of social media is still
abuzz with the weekend of September 20th and 21st; the weekend that the
iCreate Music All Access Seminar was held at the Atlantis Resort. The
event saw 8 panelists, comprised of producers, songwriters, singers,
managers, consultants and a&r’s; who critiqued, engaged and answered
questions from attendees over the course of two days.
founder Gregory Collie II, personally oversaw the event and encouraged
it’s participants to take full advantage of the possible opportunities.
The atmosphere was one of unity as local attendees networked amongst
themselves, while creating new relationships with international
attendees and panelists...
Bahamian Actor, Matthew Wildgoose Stars in Live Performance for Urban World Film Festival
- Oct 3, 2014 - 1:24:59 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia -
Matthew Wildgoose was cast and starred in a lead role for a live
performance in September at one of the largest running African American
UrbanWorld whose title sponsor is HBO. The audience was moved with Matthew’s ability to become his character.
Matthew’s talents received notice and recruitment by celebrity acting coach Tracey Moore, and the
role literally landed in his lap three days after relocating to
Atlanta, Georgia to continue the pursuit of his arts and entertainment
career. Moore has coached many celebrity actors over the last two
decades and when the role was introduced to Moore, she immediately told
Matthew that the character had his name written all over it...
Shakespeare in Paradise 2014 launches on Cable 12
- Oct 3, 2014 - 1:23:18 AM
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - Cable Bahamas,
a major sponsor of the annual Shakespeare in Paradise festival, lived
up to its Cable 12 "Watch Us and See Yourself" maxim with the television
premiere of the celebrated Bahamian folk opera "The Legend of Sammie
Swain," which aired on September 28th. The broadcast of the stage
production, as performed at last year's theatre festival, served as the
official opening of the 2014 season, which begins October 3rd and
concludes on October 11th.
Nearly 15,000 Bahamians tuned in to Cable 12 last Sunday to
view E. Clement Bethel's timeless tale about a disabled Cat Island man
who sells his soul to the devil to be with the village beauty. The story
resonated with thousands of residents, scores of whom took to Facebook
to voice their opinion of the stage production...
Discovery Day U.S. Premiere set for Bahamian film, "The Black Moses: The Story of L.O. Pindling"
- Oct 2, 2014 - 2:53:10 PM
New York City, NY -
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Creatively Speaking Film Series are
proud to present the U.S. Premiere of the critically acclaimed
docu-drama from Bahamian director, Travolta Cooper. His biopic on the
life of Sidney Poitier won an award at the Bahamas International Film
Festival and “Black Moses” was selected as the first Bahamian film to
close the same festival in 2014.
“The Black Moses” is currently
on the film festival circuit in the U.S. and is making its U.S.
theatrical Premiere simultaneous to its theatrical launch in The Bahamas
as part of the Creatively Speaking Film Series at MIST Harlem on
October 10, 2014 in celebration of The Bahamas “Discovery Day”.
Young Bahamian talent to entertain at Manhunt Bahamas
- Sep 26, 2014 - 3:06:02 AM
The premier competition for male models in the Bahamas will
host its third edition on October 12, 2014 with a pre-show starting promptly at 8pm in the ballroom
at Superclubs Breezes. You will DISCOVER the men competing for the titles of
Jr. Manhunt Model.
You will also get to DISCOVER upcoming young,
talented Bahamian entertainers. The
organizers have planned a great pre-show talent showcase featuring