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This Saturday on ArtOvation: Gladstone Adderley, executive producer, "The Darkest Hour" stage play - Aug 21, 2014 - 2:09:17 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas -   ArtOvation with TaDa  is a weekly one-hour radio show of one-on-one interviews with the brightest personalities in arts, entertainment and innovation!

Tune in to ArtOvation on Star 106.5 FM Saturdays at 8am EST or online via www.star106fm.com.

Starlight Productions Group is producing its third Musical & Stage Play – The Darkest Hour. At Starlight Productions we have always loved making noise -- from the heart- breaking comedy, iT Beats Me, to the visually arresting drama; Behind Her Shades. The Starlight Production Group creates entertaining, engaging, and thought-provoking productions...
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Bahamas: iCreate Music All Access Seminar to be held September 20th & 21st - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:25:30 PM

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Paradise Island, Bahamas - Founded and launched in 2011, the iCreate Music All Access Seminar is set to go down on September 20th & 21st at the Atlantis Resort.

"To artists looking to further their career, to make networking contacts, to get that honest feedback that friends and family won't give you this is where you need to be," said founder Gregory Collie II.

iCreate Music All Access Seminar will have 9 panelists made up of songwriters, industry veteran lawyers, managers, producers, engineers and a&r's. At the seminar attendees will have the opportunity to engage panelists and asks any questions that they may have as well as participate in workshops and music showcases...

News : New Providence
Emilio Estefan & Jamie King join forces to produce Baha Mar's Grand Opening Gala - Aug 20, 2014 - 12:01:24 PM

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A-listers Align for a Star-studded Partnership at Baha Mar, Welcoming the World to the ‘New Riviera’


NASSAU, The Bahamas (August 20, 2014)–Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music and entertainment— Jamie King and Emilio Estefan— who will be teaming up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the resort’s Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman.

Slated for late Spring 2015, the Baha Mar Grand Opening Gala will be a grand experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure spanning multiple days...
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King Errisson Visits with Family, Jah Cure, Friends and Governor General of The Bahamas - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:23:02 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - King Errisson spent his first day back from  Acklins Island, his Heritage Home, visiting with very Special People!

The Day began with a Courtesy Call on HE Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General; he was thrilled and honoured to meet the Governor General; King Errisson was accompanied by his sister, Ms Maddie Ledard.

Then, a stop at Bahamas Welding and Fire, to check up on ole friend CEO, Alphonso Elliott; there he ran into a running buddy,  Jennings...
News : New Providence
Starter Kits for Carnival Bahamas Costumes Received by Registered Companies - Aug 15, 2014 - 6:50:07 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Following the recent Road Fever Companies Workshop, The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) compiled starter kits, and distributed them to the registered companies to promote the use of indigenous materials for The Bahamas Carnival Costumes.

The kit includes local sponge, seeds, sisal, straw and burlap, produced by local vendors, to showcase natural and diverse materials which can be used in the costume production.
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Bahamas Carnival Committee selects 25 songs for the Compilation CD - Aug 8, 2014 - 2:59:53 PM

Nassau, New Providence  - Five months ago The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) set out on a mission to inspire Bahamian musicians from across the Islands of The Bahamas to write new music and produce original songs for the first Bahamas Carnival. History was made, as over 170 original songs were submitted.

Last night hosts, Fred Munnings Jr., BNFC Commissioner, and Leslie Tynes, Radio Personality  announced the top 25 semi-finalists on ZNS, Cable 12 and JCN at 8pm.

These 25 artists will have their music professionally recorded and produced for the Bahamas Carnival Compilation CD. This is their opportunity to be promoted nationally and internationally...

Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
Bahamas Intl Film Festival Call For Films and Scripts - Mar 7, 2014 - 8:17:47 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is dedicated to providing the local community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world.

The 11th edition of the Film Festival will be held on December 4 - 14, 20 14 once again we expect to generate excellent local and international media coverage throughout the world and will be attracting leading film professionals and distributors.
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A need for education inspires organizers to launch viralmovements.com in preparation for ViralMovements 2013 - Aug 1, 2012 - 10:56:51 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Musicians and creatives now have a digital platform to instruct them on how to make money online doing what they love. DistinctiveImpression MMG and partners announce the launch of ViralMovements.com today. ViralMovements.com responses to the rapid growth entertainers in the digtial space.  It is a resource for education, exposures  and development.  The online hub offers information on how to  craft music, photography, videography and blogs for digital monetization. ViralMovements.com can be accessed from any presonal computer, laptop, or mobile device.
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The Recording Academy on the death of Robin Williams - Aug 11, 2014 - 9:44:47 PM

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Five-time GRAMMY® winner Robin Williams was a prolific actor and stand-up comedian who literally did it all: television, film, theater, and live performances. After gaining fame in his breakout role of Mork in the television show “Mork & Mindy,” Williams became a household name.

His improvisational skills and comedic timing were unmatched, and he quickly established himself as a larger-than-life presence on screen and on stage. His roles in classic movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, and Jumanji showcased his comedic chops, while his versatility was reflected in dramatic films such as Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, and Good Will Hunting, which earned him an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor.
News : International
Bahamas Consul General’s Office Concludes Post-Independence Events with Shaback - Aug 7, 2014 - 1:19:43 PM

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ATLANTA, Georgia - The Commonwealth of The Bahamas wrapped up post-independence celebrations in the city of Atlanta, concluding with several performances by the award-winning Bahamian gospel group, Shaback. Led by Clint Watson, the young singers were given the opportunity to tour some of Atlanta’s well known attractions in addition to paying a courtesy call at City Hall, visiting the legendary Xernona Clayton and enjoying a dinner at the residence of Consul General to the jurisdiction, Randy E. Rolle.

Watson expressed his thanks to the Consul General’s office, especially Robert Pinder, Cultural & Student Relations Officer.

“We brought a taste of the Bahamian experience through gospel music to the City of Atlanta,” said Watson. “The Bahamas considers itself a Christian..."
News : International
Bahamas Consul General’s Office Concludes Post-Independence Events with Shaback - Aug 7, 2014 - 1:19:43 PM

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ATLANTA, Georgia - The Commonwealth of The Bahamas wrapped up post-independence celebrations in the city of Atlanta, concluding with several performances by the award-winning Bahamian gospel group, Shaback. Led by Clint Watson, the young singers were given the opportunity to tour some of Atlanta’s well known attractions in addition to paying a courtesy call at City Hall, visiting the legendary Xernona Clayton and enjoying a dinner at the residence of Consul General to the jurisdiction, Randy E. Rolle.

Watson expressed his thanks to the Consul General’s office, especially Robert Pinder, Cultural & Student Relations Officer.

“We brought a taste of the Bahamian experience through gospel music to the City of Atlanta,” said Watson. “The Bahamas considers itself a Christian..."
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Bahamas Carnival Song 25 semi-finalists to be revealed tonight - Aug 7, 2014 - 12:47:54 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Five months ago The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) set out on a mission to inspire Bahamian musicians from across the Islands of The Bahamas to write new music and produce original songs for the first Bahamas Carnival. History was made, as over 170 original songs were submitted. Tonight, hosts, Fred Munnings Jr., BNFC Commissioner, and Leslie Tynes, Radio Personality, will announce the top 25 semi-finalists on ZNS, Cable 12 and JCN at 8pm.

These 25 artists will have their music professionally recorded and produced for the Bahamas Carnival Compilation CD. This is their opportunity to be promoted nationally and internationally...

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Bahamas Team Vendetta takes on Washington - Aug 7, 2014 - 11:43:32 AM

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Recently Bahamian music impresario, Hip Hop artist Sasha Dunn and his production team The Vendetta Group has embarked on a major undertaking of traveling to Seattle, Washington. The goal of the trip was to push the team’s new music and help with the development and grooming of Vendetta’s young artist Angel K. and Clar.

As team Vendetta arrived into Tacoma International Airport the magnitude and beauty of the city of Seattle that was now somewhat shrouded by some fog and clouds was breathtaking but it was the vision of the iconic Space Needle that brought the bigger vision of the trip into perspective.
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Sarah’s Wedding comes to Nassau, Bahamas - Aug 6, 2014 - 11:45:34 AM

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You asked for it and now it’s here. One of the most talked about shows in the Bahamas has traveled from Grand Bahama to Nassau to blow audiences away once again! Sarah’s wedding will be held at the College of the Bahamas Performing Arts Centre this weekend (August 8-10).

Written and directed by Kerel Pinder, she delivers a message that captured the importance of growth and shows that no matter how messy your life gets, you’re still a character worth rooting for. Pinder, a young and extremely talented individual truly embodies what Maya Angelou referred to as a ‘phenomenal women’. Though written during a very difficult time in her life God guided her through the process and as a result Sarah's Wedding was birthed...
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Julien Believe to perform at Ranfurly fashion fundraiser - Aug 2, 2014 - 12:58:36 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian recording artist and Icon winner, Julien Believe, the creator of The Caribbean Slide, will be headlining the entertainment at the Fashion 4 Foundation Benefit (F4F Benefit) first Charity Fashion Show, to be held on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in aid of The Ranfurly Homes for Children.

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, the show is moving to the Dundas Center for Performing Arts.

The event will showcase a clean urban theme with a modern twist, while simultaneously exploring a dynamic avant-garde production, with theatrical visuals and a nontraditional catwalk runway that will feature collections by independent designers such as, Herc & Lisa, Indira Moss, David Rolle, DKLYPSE Swimsuits, and a lingerie line by Ardyss International among others.

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Travolta Cooper's 'The Black Moses' Lands U.S. Distribution Deal - Aug 1, 2014 - 11:00:31 AM

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Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta Cooper, who is becoming known more recently for his production of the weekly film review series called, #TheCinemas is riding high after finding out that his documentary film about Sir Lynden Pindling, "The Black Moses" has solidified a distribution deal which will put it into theaters in the USA. The film will open in Los Angeles and New York on October 10th. “‘The Black Moses’ is getting a theatrical run for an entire week, and the success of that week determines whether or not it plays for another week, and so forth and so on,” Travolta told the Nassau Guardian.

The film screened earlier this year at Cannes Film Festival (where the deal was made) and features the velvet voice of Golden Globe nominated Dennis Haysbert...
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#TheCinemas: Between Friends, The Purge: Anarchy and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - Jul 28, 2014 - 6:16:03 AM

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This week #TheCinemas looks at Between Friends, which is a film from Trinidad and Tobago that begins playing at Galleria Cinema this weekend in Nassau. We're encouraging the public to support the movie and support Caribbean film. We also take a look at The Purge: Anarchy and the impressive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

This episode spotlights the Caribbean Smart Phone Film Contest as well. Caribbean filmmakers are encouraged to begin producing their Smart Phone films in light of the deadline. Galleria Cinemas is still working out the details as to how this will coincide with the 11th Bahamas International Film Festival, but nothing should hinder filmmakers from beginning. Open to the entire Caribbean region. Open to amateurs or professionals.
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Bahamian female rapper releases ‘Pussi’ - Jul 24, 2014 - 3:27:50 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - It’s not every day that you hear a ladies' anthem coming from a Bahamian rapper, but with the lead single titled ‘Pussi’ or the radio friendly version, ‘Cookie’, Chase Fernander is proving that it’s #Necessary to listen to her new mixtape.

The song which was written by Fernander and El Padrino was also produced by El Padrino, and is a fun, infectious up-tempo club song, that’s perfect for the summer. The lyrics are very bold yet catchy, paired with heavy 808’s and creates a sound you just have to dance and sing along to.

Although there is no official release date for the mixtape yet, the 10 songs (6 originals and 4 remixes) will be sure to leave you wanting more. And with a first single like ‘Pussi’, it’s only right that it drops on the first day...
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#TheCinemas: Earth to Echo, Tammy, Transformers: Rise of Extinction, and Between Friends - Jul 18, 2014 - 2:35:45 AM

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This week #TheCinemas takes a look at "Earth To Echo", "Tammy", "Transformers: Rise Of Extinction", and "Between Friends" is a film from Trinidad and Tobago that's coming to Galleria Cinemas for the month of July.

Host, Travolta Cooper is joined by Bahamian cinemas historian regular Dr. Toni Francis, and Timico Sawyer of sawyeyboytv.

And finally we announce a film contest some 10 episodes in the making!

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Barz Noble Snags Six Nominations at Caribbean Music Awards For Hip Hop Album - Jul 17, 2014 - 11:48:23 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - In the midst of ‘artistes’ who rely on the calypso, soca, reggae and rake ‘n’ scrape sounds of their region to secure them sports on local music charts, Barz Noble of The Bahamas is standing out as a surprise leader in the list of nominations for what has been described as the Caribbean version of the Grammy or the Dove Awards.

Barz Noble’s significance at this year’s Marlin Caribbean Music Awards comes from the fact that he is nominated in six categories and that his is one of the few artists from the hip hop genre who are up for awards. The success of his single ‘The Music of Life’ with its smooth lyrical flow reminiscent of what was executed in early 1990’s, propelled his ‘Symphonic Signatures’ album to be an unlikely, but credible contender at this year’s event...

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