Free Concert at Dive In (UNEXSO) with Uppercut Feb 25
- Feb 24, 2017 - 3:51:30 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series
with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at
UNEXSO Saturday, February 25, 2017 jamming an energetic slew of hot new
tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!
monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all
about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same
old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians
along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and
you've one heck of an awesome night out!
Crazy Love 2 final run this weekend in Grand Bahama
- Feb 24, 2017 - 2:07:37 PM
With five sold-out shows under their belt and two more productions set
for this weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment’s Crazy Love 2 – Love
Gets Crazier has undoubtedly had one outrageous ride.
The play is
set for its final run in Grand Bahama on Friday, February 24th and
Saturday, February 25th at 8:00pm at the Regency Theatre.
Playwright and producer Gea Pierre is over the moon at the response from
Grand Bahama and how well received the Crazy Love 2 cast have been,
with all their scandalous drama and hilariously tricky love triangles...
St. John’s College’s band, 'Special Blend' wears Bahari
- Feb 22, 2017 - 10:50:42 AM
When members of St. John’s College’s band, Special Blend, put their game
face on to compete in the first ever TMP Music Competition organized by
Zamar Group, the final touch was adorning themselves with one of a kind
The band went on to win the competition hands down which
afforded its members the opportunity to perform in the state of Boston
this summer. The band, which was formed in November of 2016, describes
its style as a mixture of music genres thus the name, “Special Blend”...
More than 120 enter MOT’s song competition
- Feb 20, 2017 - 11:37:20 AM
The Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) ‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition
attracted scores of talented singers, songwriters and musicians from
throughout The Islands of The Bahamas.
On February 17, members of MOT’s Culture and Heritage Department counted 124 submissions.
The deadline for submissions was 5:00 p.m...
Berlinale Panorama Audience Awards go to Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro
- Feb 19, 2017 - 10:40:51 AM
BERLIN, Germany - The
public has cast its votes: the 19th
Audience Awards –
presented by the Berlinale
section in collaboration with radioeins and for the first time in co-operation
with rbb television (Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting) - go to
by Philipp Van Leeuw for best fiction film and
I Am Not Your
by Raoul Peck
for best documentary.
is a tautly-constructed chamber drama about trying to live a normal life in a
war zone. It is the second film starring Hiam Abbass that has won the
Panorama Audience Award (she also played
the lead in Eran Riklis’s
Bahamas - TCI Collaboration as Avvy and Jack Nasty release joint album
- Feb 17, 2017 - 1:14:20 AM
Recording artists' Avvy Bahamas and Jack 'Nasty' Lightbourne from the
Turks and Caicos Islands have announced that the first two singles off
their upcoming album "Dirty South Experiment" is scheduled to be
released this week Friday, February 17, 2017.
The two, who met at
last year's Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival celebrations in Freeport, Grand
Bahama will be releasing a joint album next month and expressed their
excitement about the project which has been in the works for almost a
90th Birthday Tribute for Sir Sidney Poitier Held in The Bahamas
- Feb 15, 2017 - 11:00:03 PM
The following are remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas:
"I count it an honour and privilege to be among the family and special
guests who have assembled this evening to pay tribute and to honour Sir
Sidney Poitier as he marks yet another milestone in his long and
colourful life, the celebration of his 90th Birthday.
To have reached this particular milestone is most assuredly a blessing
from God and we give thanks to the Almighty that he has given long life
and good health to one who in so many ways represents the best that life
has to offer and who represents human dignity, grace and charm, talent
Crazy Love 2 comes to the Regency Theatre Feb 3-5
- Feb 3, 2017 - 11:42:58 AM
Grand Bahama, it’s going to get two times the crazy soon. Out of the
Ashes Entertainment is about to roll out another dose of high-drama,
scandalicious laughter with Crazy Love 2 at the Regency Theatre on
February 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Last year, the original production,
Crazy Love, stole the audience’s hearts with seven sold-out performances
and one encore show in Grand Bahama and another six in New Providence...
CaribbeanTales Announces Its Annual Call For Submissions
- Feb 1, 2017 - 1:25:38 PM
CaribbeanTales, a multi-faceted group of film production, marketing and
distribution companies, has announced its annual Call for Submissions
for the Film Festival and Producer Incubator programs that will take
place in September 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Applications for both
programs will be open until March 31, 2017.
CTI Presented by Flow - Get Your Original Caribbean TV Series Made!
renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (CTI), now in its eighth
year, has hosted over two hundred producers from across the Caribbean.
Sponsored by Flow, the Caribbean's leading telecommunications company,
the CTI serves as a funnel for the creation of original TV Series...
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival to Host Awards Show Aboard 125' Yacht
- Jan 31, 2017 - 7:45:25 PM
Miami, FL. -- The highly anticipated 3-day event, WIDESCREEN FILM &
MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (WSF) returns to Miami to celebrate their 3rd
consecutive year in recognizing and awarding the craftsmanship and
accomplishments of talented artists and filmmakers from over 75
countries. The festival commences Friday, February 17, concluding aboard
the 125' South Beach Lady Yacht, on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at
Every season Widescreen Festival receives over
669 film submissions from 75+ countries across the globe. Featured on
NBC 6, WSF has been honored as the #1 Best-Reviewed festival globally
out of 4,850+ on FilmFreeway...
Bahamian jazz trumpeter Giveton Gelin performs during National YoungArts Week in Miami
- Jan 27, 2017 - 3:59:00 PM
Bahamian Giveton Gelin, a former student of Windsor Preparatory School in
Nassau, recently performed during National YoungArts Week in Miami,
Florida. Gelin was named a 2017 YoungArts Winner in the Jazz category.
Performances were held at both the New World Center and Le Chat Noir.
Gelin says he got into playing the trumpet when his primary school
marching band needed more trumpeters. He received his first trumpet when
his father remembered he had once lent a trumpet to a friend, and they
were surprised to find out she still had it and it was returned to him.
"Little did I know how much went into playing the trumpet, but over the
years it started to become clear to me that music was my calling..."
‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition Deadline Extended to Feb. 17
- Jan 26, 2017 - 1:11:18 PM
Scores of talented Bahamians have been busy composing new and exciting
songs for the Ministry of Tourism’s Da Bahamian Ting Song Competition.
Carey, coordinator in the Heritage and Culture Department of the
Ministry of Tourism, said the department has been flooded with
submissions from enthusiastic Bahamians.
“We are really surprised by the response. It’s been amazing. We have had
interest and submissions from a lot of professional and amateur
musicians, songwriters, bands and school choirs. It’s not just people in
Nassau either, we’ve had folks call from the Exumas, Eleuthera and
Grand Bahama too,” Carey said...
K.B.'s "RED PLATE" Calls For Accountability
- Jan 25, 2017 - 9:24:19 PM
Recording artist and Bahamian Entertainer, K.B. (Kirkland Bodie), is
targeting wasteful government spending in the public service in his
first song for 2017.
The Rake-n-Scrape king released the single
and video montage for his new song, "Red Plate", over the weekend. A
reference to the red license plates on government vehicles driven by
public service executives. K.B. said "Red Plate" is a danceable tune
with a hard-hitting message, the song is a call for accountability,
across the board.
89th Oscars® Nominations Announced: La La Land takes 14
- Jan 24, 2017 - 2:53:10 PM
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, joined by
Oscar®-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance
Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence
Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and
Ken Watanabe, announced the 89th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 24).
year’s nominations were announced in a pre-taped video package at 5:18
a.m. PT via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the
Academy’s digital platforms; a satellite feed and broadcast media...
Nassau Music Society presents Quartetto di Cremona, January 21st & 22nd
- Jan 20, 2017 - 4:14:44 PM
Music Society is
thrilled to bring to Bahamian audiences the wondrous sound of the
Quartetto di Cremona string quartet of Italy along with the amazing
viola of Ambra Albek in 2 exciting
performances! It’s 5 world-class strings players all on the same stage on Saturday 21st January
at 7:30 pm at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Princes Street and on Sunday 22nd January
at 5:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall.
enjoy a glass of wine and great classical music! A different programme
will be played at each concert so audiences should plan to attend both!
Bahamian artists contribute to "CONCH GONE" music video to support Conchservation Campaign
- Jan 20, 2017 - 3:55:14 PM
, a five-minute original music video featuring a host
of young Bahamian artists depicting a Bahamas without conch has gone
viral on social media and will be aired on local television stations.
video premiered recently at the Green Parrot Restaurant on East Bay
Street to a standing ovation and loud cheers from a high-level audience
of environmentalists and media professionals. It featured more than a
dozen performers and was directed by Lavado Stubbs of Conchboy Films.
According to one audience member, "The message for the protection of conch was well-crafted and highly entertaining..."
Free performance of moving play, "Gun Boys Rhapsody" in Freeport Jan 14th
- Jan 13, 2017 - 11:06:55 AM
A dynamic blend of pathos, humor and satire,
Gun Boys Rhapsody
is a work
of theatre that centers around the murder of a high school teenager
named TK and the domino effect this one act of violence has on the lives
of several other individuals connected to him. The piece explores the
roots of delinquency, gang culture and violent crime in Bahamian
Writer/Director Ian Strachan created Gun Boys to
explore the price of violence in Caribbean societies. The impact is huge
but the public conversation about crime focuses narrowly on policing
and on punishment...
Anwar releases "So Sexy" official music video from his upcoming album "I am Junka-Pop-Roc"
- Jan 12, 2017 - 3:19:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Former lead singer for the Bahamen and son
of the late great Bahamian entertainer Tony Seymour Sr., Anwar has
just released his newest music video for the single, "So Sexy" from his
up and coming album, "I am Junka-Pop-Roc."
The Bahamas Weekly
has been monitoring the artist and entrepreneur's career over the years
and caught up with Anwar recently to discuss his latest projects...
The Island House Film Festival celebrates “Play the Devil” and “Viva”
- Jan 10, 2017 - 9:46:50 AM
In January, The Island House will be hosting two amazing parties
celebrating two fascinating films that have strong connections to The
Bahamas during The Island House Film Festival taking place in Nassau
January 12–15, 2017.
On Thursday, January 12th, the first party
takes place in the form of a ‘Mas’ Soca fete celebrating the premiere of
Bahamian director Maria Govan’s second feature film ‘Play the Devil’,
which has already won several awards around the world. Director Govan
will be joining Island House for the festival...
"La La Land" wins record 7 Golden Globes
- Jan 9, 2017 - 11:35:28 AM
The musical film, "La La Land" came out triumphant at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards
on Sunday night setting a record with 7 awards including best motion
picture - musical or comedy, best director, best screenplay, best score
and acting awards for its stars nominated at the awards show.
Streep, who was honoured for lifetime achievement with the Cecil B.
DeMille Award captivated the audience, and referenced president-elect
Donald Trump in her speech...