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The Cinemas: Rio 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Occulus, and Noah - Apr 17, 2014 - 9:36:12 PM

Great news!  A longer version of "The Cinemas" will debut this Thursday, April 17th at 8pm on Cable 12. The web show will continue of course for those of you in other countries.

This episode takes a look at Rio 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Occulus, Noah, and Travolta Cooper is joined by Lavado Stubbs and Leah Eneas to discuss a film from Trinidad called "Between Friends".
Also on the show is Travis Cartwright, and Dr. Toni Francis.
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"Protect Women & Children" event open forum highlights on ArtOvation - Apr 11, 2014 - 10:29:47 AM

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

The "Protect Women & Children" event was held on Wednesday April 9th at Rawson Square. This activism and awareness event was hosted by the newly formed Coalition to End Gender-based Violence & Discrimination.
Mr. J releases new single, "We Don't Want No VAT" - Apr 11, 2014 - 1:00:51 AM

This his follow up to his ongoing campaign against the VAT, Bahamian artist, Mr. J releases "We Don't Want No VAT".

"The song and artwork represents and reflects the views of the greater percentage of the Bahamian people that are opposed to the new tax.  With over ten thousand plus persons that have signed online petitions against the VAT, the title of this new initiative aptly fits the anti VAT environment that we are in," said the recording artist, Gesner Dalmon / Mr. J.

"The song describes VAT as a manufacturing tax as opposed to a consumer tax, which has been purported. VAT was originally designed to be used in large manufacturing countries such as Europe and not small economies..."
Brad Lundy, Son of Andros and Prince of Entertainment! - Apr 10, 2014 - 10:10:09 AM

Way back then in Calabash Bay, Andros, Bahamas, some seventy five years ago, Quebell Lundy a hard working farmer and fisherman was preparing to welcome another offspring to the the harsh living on the Out Islands, made delightful by the sheer beauty of the clear waters, beaches, peace,quiet and the joy of church music and little spirits.

His wife Virginia was well on with child..she was real heavy and the midwife, a considerable distance away by donkey.

With the gentle breeze lifting the nearby banana and cane tassels, the midwife shouted praises as the newest Lundy sprang forth; a boy, full of air, as he cried to be in the land.
First Taste band to make its debut in Grand Bahama - Apr 9, 2014 - 10:40:22 PM

Vice president of the Grand Bahama Entertainers, Musicians and Artists Association, Nat Cambridge has formed a new band in Grand Bahama.

"Grand Bahamian live music has, for some time now, been on the decline until recently with the advent of some new faces entering the scene. However, even with these new faces popping up here and there, the live music entertainment scene continues to be dominated by what I term '60 year old entertainers, presenting 40 year old material for 20 year old audiences,' said Cambridge. "Grand Bahama is long overdue time for a serious effort to pass the baton to those young, talented and aspiring entertainers..."
Columns : Letters to The Editor
"From Brad Lundy to John Doe" - Apr 6, 2014 - 1:31:01 PM

Dear Editor,

A prolific and major music entertainer in the person of BRAD LUNDY meets his untimely demise in a violent hit and run traffic accident on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway and the media reports the incident as if an unidentified person, a “John Doe” of sorts, is the latest victim of a hit and run traffic accident.

A native of the big yard, Mr. Lundy was known as the ANDROS JERRY BUTLER. Dapper in his dress, a gentleman in his demeanor and deportment, and energetic in his live performances, Brad graced the stages in night clubs and concert halls all across the USA, Canada and the Caribbean...
Eleuthera’s Pineapple Jam Lineup ‘Entirely exciting’ - Apr 4, 2014 - 2:22:09 AM

As if a free afternoon and evening of the best of Eleuthera’s local bands wasn’t enough, the Pineapple Jam has landed hot New Providence-based musical act Willis and the Illest. The group’s Facebook page proclaims “Reggae Music To The World”. For the afternoon of April 13 at least, Willis and the Illest will bring its Bahamian brand of reggae to Gregory Town, Eleuthera.

“Since 2008, Willis and the Illest have been turning Nassau’s music scene on its head with their own brand of reggae from the Bahamas,” an article on stated. “The group, which is led by vocalist and guitarist Willis Knowles, has seen strong growth in a country that, while it listens regularly to reggae, is largely devoid of home-grown reggae performers.”

Bahamian Beats and Barbecue draws large crowd to Grand Lucayan - Apr 3, 2014 - 10:23:35 PM

Freeport, Bahamas  -  Although originally planned to take place on 'The Great Lawn' at Grand Lucayan, the Bahamian Beats and Barbecue concert event was moved indoors to the convention center due to weather.

For the price of $40 per person, Bahamian music enthusiasts danced the night away to the sounds of KB, Veronica Bishop, D-MAC, Wilfred Solomon and The Magnetics while consuming copious quantities of juicy barbecue, chicken, ribs, lobster bisque, salad, roast corn, roast beef, kabobs and loads of other tasty dishes served buffet style.

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Gospel Fest to Celebrate Tourism’s 50 Years - Apr 3, 2014 - 3:50:27 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - World-renowned gospel and religious leaders will bring attention to The Bahamas’ Religious Tourism offerings when the Ministry of Tourism hosts Gospel Fest on Good Friday.

Gospel Fest: A Night of Thanksgiving and Praise will be held on Friday April 18. The free concert is part of the Ministry of Tourism’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations and will be held at Clifford Park...
The Cinemas: Mr. Peabody and Sherman, 300: Rise of an Empire, Son of God, About Last Night and Her - Mar 7, 2014 - 6:54:46 PM

This week in episode 3, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, 300: Rise Of An Empire, Son of God, About Last Night and Her.   And your host Travolta Cooper is joined by a special guest Rouen Robinson, a film critic from Grand Bahama.

In our weekly Dining and a Movie segment at Outback Steakhouse Travolta was joined by Rouen Robinson. Outback was the location of the Academy Awards party hosted by Cooper.   The two discuss "Her".
Bahamian actor, Jamaal Hepburn lands Boost Mobile ad campaign - Mar 7, 2014 - 1:48:33 PM

Talk about a star on the horizon!  Bahamian actor, Jamaal Hepburn's career has been heating up, and The Bahamas Weekly has been following his progress.

After landing the  iPhone 5S ad campaign in 2013 this young talent has landed a Boost Mobile campaign, which is a web series called, The Mo & Les show.  Jamaal plays Les, the more calm character of the two. Les is constantly trying to keep Mo in control as he deals with Mo's crazy antics.  The two make a great comical pair!

The versatile fresh-faced young actor can play roles from 15 to 25 and was born in Nassau, Bahamas. He graduated from
Boise State university on a Tennis Scholarship, and has been honing his acting skills in...
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.
Exuma featured on Awe TV’s Vicarious Escapes show - Feb 27, 2014 - 11:22:35 AM

Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, named World’s Leading Caribbean Attraction Company, for five consecutive years, recently took AWE TV’s Vicarious Escapes on a whirlwind tour of the Exumas. The entertainment cable network, formerly known as WEALTHTV, is renowned for giving viewers an inside glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Vicarious Escapes does just that by enabling guests to follow host, Jennifer Barlow, to exotic locations across the globe and experience the destination with her, almost as if they were there for themselves, this time in Jamaica and the Exumas.
Stars Come Out to Celebrate On Oscar® Sunday - Feb 26, 2014 - 1:25:09 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the complete slate of stars who will present Oscars at the ceremony. The Oscars®, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Oscar Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.  

“We are very excited that the Hollywood community will be turning out in force for Sunday’s Oscar ceremony,” said Zadan and Meron.  “We sought to include a tremendous diversity of stars to represent not only this year’s nominees, but the legacy of the motion picture business as well.”

The presenters, including several past Oscar winners and nominees, will be...
Jazz in the South Announces 2014 Line Up - Feb 23, 2014 - 5:26:03 PM

SAINT LUCIA  – Major Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival stakeholder, Labowi Promotions,producers of the popular ‘Jazz in the South’ series of concerts, has announced its 2014 lineup. Opting to consolidate into one major offering on May 4th at the Rudy John Beach Park in Laborie, included in this year’s roster, from the south of Saint Lucia, is The Shomari and Wendell Jazz Project; from Martinique, The Gregory Privat Quintet featuring namesake pianist and composer Gregory Privat; and rounding out the unique blend of creole jazz for which Jazz in the South is known, The Jazz Racine Haiti Project of Guadeloupean Jacques Schwarz-Bart, featuring festival mainstay Etienne Charles on trumpet and “Prince of Haitian Roots Music” Erol Josué.
5th Annual Sidney Poitier Film Festival: February 20-23 - Feb 20, 2014 - 1:52:35 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The College of The Bahamas School of English Studies presents the 5th Annual Sidney Poitier Film Festival, 20-23 February 2014 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of The College of The Bahamas with a specific focus on Education.

Among the anticipated highlights are the premiere of When a Man Dreams Dreams, a Bahamian film on the life of cultural icon, educator and attorney the late Winston V. Saunders. Dr Gail Saunders and Director Philip Burrows will attend the screening, following there will be a question and answer period. On Saturday, February 22nd, the audience will screen films produced by College of The Bahamas students. A reception will follow...
GRAMMY® Music Festival at Sea heads to The Bahamas - Feb 19, 2014 - 5:39:38 PM

ATLANTA — Hot on the heels of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, The Recording Academy® (internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards) and marketing and travel company Sixthman are partnering to produce the first GRAMMY® Music Festival at Sea, which will set sail Nov. 4 – 8, 2014, in conjunction with Norwegian Cruise Line, the official cruise line of The Recording Academy. Departing out of Miami on Norwegian Pearl, the GRAMMY® Festival at Sea will offer guests the opportunity to celebrate GRAMMY-winning and/or -nominated women who rock, while sailing to Grand Bahama Island and Nassau. Joining guests at sea will be Shawn Colvin, Estelle, Skylar Grey, Emmylou Harris, Heart, and Indigo Girls, with more artists to be announced throughout 2014.
Angelique Sabrina releases "I'm Ready" - Feb 14, 2014 - 1:30:10 AM

Bahamian recording artist, Angelique Sabrina released her music video, "I'm Ready" today coinciding with Valentine's Day 2014.

Shot in her hometown of Nassau, I'm Ready captures the many facets of love and relationships that speak to Angelique's generation, and follows Angelique's journey through loving relationships, set in the majestic and historic backdrop of the nearly 300-year old Graycliff hotel property in the heart of The Bahamas' capital city, as well as several other stunning tropical locations in the island nation.
Rik Carey to perform at the 50th Annual Heart Ball in The Bahamas - Feb 14, 2014 - 12:30:25 AM

The 2013/ 2014 Heart Ball Committee presents the 50th Annual Heart Ball, under the theme “Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of a Vision… Championing the Cause of Children!”, an entertaining and exciting fundraiser to benefit the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation. Funds donated to The Heart Foundation help to repair the hearts of children in The Bahamas.

On Saturday February 15, 2014, the 50th Annual Heart Ball is set to take place at Melia Nassau Beach Resort and will feature a performance by Grammy award winning artist; Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award winner and 2-time Billboard winner, Mr. Rik Carey. Mr. Carey is a Bahamian artist, music producer, song writer, proprietor and drummer. He is best known for his lead vocals in Baha-Men...
Freeport Players Guild YARD Event: Celebrity Couple & Celebrity Look-a-like Valentine's Party - Feb 12, 2014 - 1:10:33 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Regency Young Adults Regency Drama Group presents our second event of the year Hollywood Lovin' this Saturday February 15th, 2014. This is the year of the lovers everyone!

Dress up with your friends or lover as celebrity couples or just come on out for the fun of it! There will be performances by our very own talents, music and many other activities throughout the night you won't be disappointed!...
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