Caribbean talent deem Music, Model, Talent Showcase of The Islands ‘A lifechanging experience’
- Jul 31, 2015 - 8:28:55 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The inaugural Music,
Model, Talent Showcase of the Islands (Island MMTS) took place July 13th
through 19th and was hosted at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel in The
Bahamas. The conference welcomed delegates from 19 Caribbean islands and
over 50 VIP Agents, Speakers and international media houses from around
the U.S., Canada & Europe who have committed to supporting
Caribbean talent in the pursuit of their dreams. Many agents came with
the intention to scout for one or two new Caribbean talent and left the
conference with the desire and promise to scout and mentor many more as
they were simply astonished by the talent the delegates showcased.
going to exceed the number of people I mentor.” – Tess Taylor,
President of the biggest music business network in the world, NARIP...
Lil Wayne delivers 15 minute concert in The Bahamas
- Jul 17, 2015 - 3:49:47 PM
After 7 years, Lil Wayne finally delivered to Bahamian fans in a concert
dubbed, "Sorry 4 the Wait" on July 11th in the nation's capital. It was
a long time coming since the failed concert attempt in 2008.
Despite the anticipation, concert goers still had to wait 5 hours until
Lil Wayne finally took the stage, in an event that was said to appear
unorganized, and lack in transitions. It was reported that the DJ played
from 9pm until 2:30 am.
When the American rapper came on he only performed a 15 minute set of
five songs. With the artist having a musical career spanning...
Bahamian Gospel Community Celebrates Independence
- Jul 17, 2015 - 2:07:11 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The gospel music community
was out in full force on Sunday July 5th at the Diplomat Center for the
inaugural edition of the Bahamas Independence Gospel Celebration. The
event was developed to create a platform for local churches including
the gospel music community to celebrate the country’s upcoming 42nd independence.
number of top gospel artists participated including Joann Callendar who
kicked of the event with a heart stopping rendition of the country’s
National Anthem. She was followed by a string of back to back
performances from a number of award winning artists including Shaback,
Terrance Forbes, Edison Sumner & Voices of Praise...
42 Bahamian Cultural Legends Honoured in Grand Style
- Jul 10, 2015 - 12:02:33 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - In recognition of their contributions to the local
and international entertainment industry, 42 Bahamians were honoured
during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 as part of the 42nd
Independence Anniversary Celebrations under the theme, “Our Children:
Pompey Square, named after the slave who lead a
revolt against slavery, was transformed into an elegant ballroom
bedecked with the national colours which added to the celebrations as
awards in music, storytelling, dance, theatre, art, Junkanoo and poetry
were handed out to the Cultural Legends...
Lil Wayne returns to The Bahamas
- Jul 9, 2015 - 7:31:17 PM
In a concert dubbed, "Sorry 4 the Wait" it's been a long 7
years since the failed concert attempt in Nassau, Bahamas in 2008, but
the rapper is promising to make it up this weekend at a concert on
Saturday, July 11th in the nation's capital.
The 2008 concert fiasco made international headlines and TMZ broke the story
... stating that "a promotion company called Red City Entertainment
sued Wayne for $432,000." TMZ also reported in 2013 that "a deal was
struck out of court."
Lil Wayne and Chris Brown perform in Haiti
- Jul 3, 2015 - 12:07:24 PM
PORT-AU-Prince - Lil Wayne and Chris Brown performed in Haiti recently
and even the president, Michel Martelly came out to the free concert on
June 26th, where over 5000 attended at the Champs de Mars.
was Martelly's son, Oliver Martelly, owner of Big O Productions, and
Swiss Beatz that put on the concert. Haitian artists, Barikad Crew,
T-Micky and DJ Tonymix were also featured on stage.
together this concert was important to me because I wanted to provide
the Haitian people a platform of hope and unity through music,” explains
Big O Productions CEO Olivier Martelly...
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.