Uppercut Band to perform @ Port Lucya for U.S. Independence
- Jul 2, 2015 - 10:26:59 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Bahamas' leading high energy multi-genre
band, Uppercut are set to perform Saturday July 4th, 2015 at the U.S
Independence celebrations scheduled to take place at Port Lucaya Market
Place. This will make the 3rd consecutive year that Uppercut will Rock
the Square in celebration of the 'Stars and Stripes.' Be sure to arrive
early as, parking will indeed be an issue. Plan to get some good cardio
as you party like never before. Fireworks will take place at 10:30pm...
Young Bahamian Entrepreneurs Compete to develop Business Concepts on “Starter Island” Journey
- Jun 26, 2015 - 12:44:30 PM
Week-long Competition provides
opportunity to Create and Develop Business ideas for Entrepreneurs
Nassau Bahamas - A creative group of young Bahamian and International entrepreneurs will
embark on a weeklong journey focused on developing business ideas and concepts
this summer. The competition, entitled “Starter Island” is scheduled for August
21-28 2015, and invites teams of entrepreneurs to plan and strategize their
concepts for products and ideas, while vying for the grand prize...
First Annual Bahamas Independence Gospel Celebration Set for July 5th
- Jun 24, 2015 - 1:59:07 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - As we approach the nations 42nd Independence, for the
very first time the local church community including the gospel music
community will come together to host the “First Annual Bahamas
Independence Gospel Celebration.”
This event will bring together
hundreds within the Christian community including representatives from
various denominations as well as some of the top gospel recording
artists and choirs. This historic occasion will be held on Sunday July
5th 2015 at The Diplomat Center beginning at 7:00PM and is being held
under the patronage of the President of the Bahamas Christian Council,
Rev. Dr. Ranford Patterson and Mrs. Patterson...
Rick Fox to receive 2015 Golden Maple Excellence Award
- Jun 22, 2015 - 11:52:44 PM
Los Angeles, California – The Academy of Canadians in Sports &
Entertainment – Los Angeles (ACISE-LA) has announced today the Maple of
Excellence honorees for this year’s 2015 Golden Maple Awards.
the honorees is former NBA basketball player and Canadian actor Rick
Fox, who will receive the 2015 Maple of Excellence for Outstanding
Athlete/Actor Crossover award.
Fox’s sports credits include the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles...
Padrino Returns to the Bahamas to Launch New Album
- Jun 22, 2015 - 10:46:57 PM
Padrino is a
raconteur. He is a journalist's dream. He pours out his life's stories
with little beckoning. And one cannot help but get taken by the
enthralling stories of his journey from the streets, to the studios of
Grammy Award winning producers. That, coupled with his commanding
baritone that will likely become the signature of Padrino music, demand
an attentive ear.
His demeanor as he sat awaiting his grouper
burger in one of Nassau's best known dives was in stark contrast to his
social media mannerisms. This day there was jollity and a brevity in his
stories about home, friends and the road to the launch of his record...
Lady Gaga enjoys The Bahamas after "Cheek to Cheek" performance at Atlantis
- Jun 19, 2015 - 1:04:31 PM
On June 13th, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga brought their “Cheek to Cheek”
Concert Tour to the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island as a part of the
resort's Atlantis Live series. While most enjoyed the concert, some
comments were made on social media from locals voicing disappointment.
It appeared they thought that Gaga would sing some of her top hits,
which of course was not the case.
"Lady Gaga could not stop gushing about how BEAUTIFUL this country is. GOD BLESS THE BAHAMAS!" said one concert goer.
It didn't take long for Lady Gaga's social media pages to start displaying photos of Gaga at the beach or on the ocean...
Carnival experience inspires news song, "Whine for Me"
- Jun 12, 2015 - 12:37:06 PM
Ry Con whose real name is Larry Bodie, a 25 year old native
of Grand Bahama will be releasing a new single, "Whine for Me" featuring
the voice of former Miss Bahamas Tomii Culmer. This is Ry'con's first
official single that will be released worldwide in July 2015 on the
Cyclone Music Group/Time Code Records labels.
The track was produced by Richard Webb aka Richie loops out of Jamaica.
Vocals were recorded in Freeport, Bahamas at Shotta Boy Studios. The
song was edited and mixed by Grammy nominated producer/engineer Jason
Farmer at Hit Farm Studios in Coral Springs Florida...
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival Call for Films and Video
- Jun 5, 2015 - 10:48:40 AM
MIAMI, FL - Film and Music Video submissions will be accepted for the 2nd Annual
Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival starting Monday June 1st, 2015. The 6-day event will take place from
AMC Theatres in Miami, FL, among several other locations. It promises to
be even bigger and better than the last, introducing both a Fashion and
Talent Show to its line-up of events.
The festival was founded on October 12, 2014 by twenty-five
year old self-taught Bahamian filmmaker and entrepreneur, Jarrod Knowles who was also one of
the first Bahamians to delve into the horror / comedy genre back in 2012, with his feature
film, "What Lies Beyond...The Beginning."
Lois Seiler Academy of Dance presents Class Act - A Theatrical Extravaganza on June 13th
- Jun 4, 2015 - 11:23:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - “Class Act”, the greatly anticipated
upcoming concert by the Lois Seiler Academy of Dance has a little bit of
everything to satisfy both young and old tastes in the Performing Arts!
Celebrating 46 years of excellence and creativity, Lois and her dancers
do it again.
“All Lois Seiler’s shows are Class Acts” - Ivy Eldon – popular theatrical producer and performer of the Freeport Players Guild.
long hard hours put into these productions is all well worth it when
the final outcome brings such joy and excitement to both students and
audience alike, leaving me a great sense of accomplishment.” - Lois
Bahamian musician to hold benefit concert to assist entrance into Berklee College
- Jun 3, 2015 - 11:47:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Kendal Wright the lead
drummer of the All Star Band has been accepted into Berklee College in Boston, but is in need of financial support to attend the
college. Kendal is holding a benefit concert on Friday, June 19th 2015,
7:00pm at the Salvation Army.
The suggested price (donation) at the door is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children. Please come out and support him...
Vincent McDoom lands his first major film role
- Jun 3, 2015 - 11:08:01 PM
St. Lucian born Parisian fashion and TV celebrity, model and
Next Top Model judge, Vincent McDoom has put another first on his list,
and this time with his co star acting role in the first French film to
come out in e-cinema and be screened at Cannes. KICKBACK will premiere
on the internet Friday, June 5th.
The dramatic comedy centers around Jackie (American actress Lee Delong)
and Josepha (Vincent McDoom) who live together. Jackie is a caucasian
psychiatrist and Josepha is a black transvestite. 50 million Euros have
been stolen. Jackie is going to put in place a few shock therapies to
find them. In her way are a host of crazy characters who will test her
suspicions and paranoia with sex, lies and corruption.
Launch of San Salvador Urban Renewal Marching Band
- May 27, 2015 - 11:42:15 AM
COCKBURN TOWN, San Salvador -- Deputy Prime
Minister, Minister of Works and Urban Development, and MP for Cat
Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador the Hon. Philip Davis was the keynote
speaker at the Official Launch of the San Salvador Urban Renewal
Marching Band on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Idella Jones Community
Centre, Cockburn Town, San Salvador.
Also in attendance were: Minister
for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville...
Bahamian song urges an end to street harassment
- May 22, 2015 - 10:16:41 AM
Mr. J teams up with Canadian born singer, Sydney Bernknopf to
present his new single,
No Cat Calling. The duo delivers a message
advocating on behalf of women worldwide, calling for an end of street
The song echos the emotions of
fear, discomfort and annoyance that women feel when cat called,
prompting for full walls of defense to be erected. Accompanied with a
sense of aggression from cat callers, women feel that what seems to be
fun and OK to a man, could quickly escalate into something more serious
than just a man screaming out at them for their attention. Mr. J urges
guilty parties worldwide to develop a sense of respect and humanity, to
treat women as human beings and not a piece of meat to be sampled and
handled in whatsoever manner.
Cannes: From the Inside-Out
- May 21, 2015 - 6:33:00 AM
Cannes, France - Collaboration.
Communication. The idea of operating as one unit has been a core theme in these
essays from Cannes. Such a theme made watching Pixar’s new film
Out the most memorable experience I’ve had at the festival. Disney’s
Pixar Studios is a studio consisting of several computer animation filmmakers. They’re
famously collaborative, all operating as one unit. John Lassater, who’s been
called as its “Creative Officer”, heads the studio. Mr. Lassater directed
Story, the first film unveiled from Pixar in 1995. Since then there
have been two more Toy Story films (making it one of the best trilogies in the
history of cinema) produced over a ten-year period and in between several
classic titles from Pixar. These titles include
(directed by Brad Bird),
Finding Nemo (directed by
Andrew Stanton), and
Up (directed by Pete Docter). Pete
Docter returns to direct
Inside-Out, Pixar’s fifteenth film,
and while it is a bold and somewhat dubious declaration to proclaim this to be
Pixar’s best (there are so many jewels in this crown) I’ll go out on a limb and
say it anyway. This might be the best Pixar film ever. I’ll go a bit further
and say that this might be the best film of 2015...
Bel Canto 10th Anniversary Concert set for May 23
- May 20, 2015 - 2:55:13 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Bel Canto Singers, 10th anniversary concert, May 23rd, 2015 at Christ Church Cathedral, George St. Nassau, New Providence.
for this milestone concert are well on their way and it promises to be a
grand performance covering a wide genre of music. This event will be
under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite
The group commences its weekend of celebrations with a
Champagne Dinner and Dance at the Balmoral Club on Thursday, May 21st at
7pm. There will be a raffle and door prizes. The guests will dance the
night away to the tunes of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Pop Band...
Grand Bahama Gospel Concert to Assist Pastor Lindy Russell
- May 19, 2015 - 3:23:38 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville announced a gospel concert in aid of former
Parliamentarian, Pastor Lindy Russell's medical expenses at a press
conference on Monday at the Ministry of Grand Bahama. The concert is
scheduled for June 7, 2015 at the Eight Mile Rock High School Gymnasium.
Darville said as a result of Pastor Russell’s dedicated work for the
spiritual and civic development of the people of Grand Bahama, when he
became ill, "the outpouring of love and support from almost every strata
of this community was phenomenal...
‘Da Party Animal’ Stileet to represent Bahamas at Atlanta Caribbean Carnival
- May 19, 2015 - 9:43:26 AM
Atlanta, Georgia - Fresh off a powerful
performance at the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, culture keeper,
music maker and self-professed “rake ‘n’ scrape general” Stileet is
headed back to Atlanta for the city’s largest Caribbean heritage
Stileet, who rocked the stage with the indigenous
Bahamian sound of “rake ‘n’ scrape”, had previously performed at the
2013 Atlanta Caribbean Carnival. The artist is excited to take what he
considers a dying genre of music to the masses and he’ll be doing that
to his hit song ‘Da Party Animal’.
“I am da party animal!”
Stileet declares. “I am da party animal and I am coming to mash up the
party and Atlanta Caribbean carnival! I’m very excited to come back and
to bring this song to Atlanta and introduce rake ‘n’ scrape to those who
haven’t heard it...
Boos and Cheers at Cannes
- May 17, 2015 - 4:19:50 PM
CANNES, France - It is the
best of times and the worst of times for me at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s the best of times because I’m here.
Period. There’s nothing like this film festival. It is an absolute must for every
filmmaker, actor, production designer and everyone involved in the craft of
filmmaking at some point in their creative lives.
Cannes is divided into two
main facets. There are the films here that are in competition at the festival
(for which you have to be invited) and the films that are here in the
market of the festival (where anyone can go).
The festival itself exists
somewhere between a film retreat and trade for all involved; and whether it’s
the unending screenings in competition, the film screening in the market
(Marche Du Cinema)...