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Ronnie Butler Inducted Into the Caribbean Hall of Fame - Oct 31, 2014 - 12:40:36 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Godfather of Bahamian Music Ronnie Butler has been inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame, and is the fourth Bahamian to earn the distinction – after Sir Lynden O. Pindling, Sir Sidney Poitier, and Eddie Minnis.

He was unable to travel to the special gala event at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston, October 25, to receive his award.  As such, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson formally presented Mr. Butler with his plaque today at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture...

Ms. Deandra Hamilton of the communications company, Magnetic Media, had represented Mr. Butler at the ceremonies in Jamaica.
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamian Actor Bert Williams Recognized As “Pioneer” In American Film - Oct 31, 2014 - 2:33:07 AM

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New York, NY- The first Bahamian actor ever to be captured on film is being recognized as a pioneer during a five-month long exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City.

Bert Williams is a name that is etched in the sands of time.

The late Nassau-native is one of few black men in the late 1800s and early 1900s who maintained a successful film and music career.

With partner George Walker, Williams pioneered the advancement of black performances in integrated musical comedies...

Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
BIFF unveils 2014 official poster - Oct 30, 2014 - 5:40:21 PM

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The Bahamas International Film Festival recently unveiled its 2014 promotional poster designed by artist Ryan “Duser” Stubbs. The festival is set for December 4th through 14th and will take place first in Nassau and then in Harbour Island.

“Street Art or Graffiti Art is part of global culture, publicly displaying expressions of humanity. Similarly, through films, BIFF entertains, provides intrigue and titillates audiences from all walks of life. Like street art, the films at the 2014 BIFF will stop you in your tracks and touch your soul,” says Leslie Vanderpool, Founder & Executive Director of Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF).

"Visual art has been a long standing passion for Stubbs..."
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"The Black Moses" on Bahamas Family Islands Tour - Oct 30, 2014 - 3:33:36 PM

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After screening in the USA in places like LA, New York and San Diego, the Bahamian docu-drama, The Black Moses starring Dennis Hasybert is now on a Family Islands tour after screening in Nassau and Grand Bahama.
Between the Nassau and Freeport box office, its the first Bahamian film to break through to the top five opening weekend. TBM placed 3rd coming behind Annabelle and Dracula.

After requests coming in from Freeport the film will return for one night only on October 29th at 8pm at Galleria Cinemas.

The film screened last weekend in Bimini,
and the remaining Family Island tour dates are as follows...

Entertainment : getMusic Productions by TaDa
This Saturday on ArtOvation: Bobby G of Minor Prophets - Oct 29, 2014 - 4:09:17 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.

 
This week's guest, Bobby G of Minor Prophets...
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World-Renowned DJ to make first-ever Bahamas appearance - Oct 28, 2014 - 10:28:01 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas – A Ship is sailing in to Nassau Harbour with passengers who have one goal in mind – to reach Nirvana Beach for the most revolutionary ‘day party’ held on New Providence to date.

With the Bahamas all abuzz about its first-ever Carnival, and road fever bands throwing elaborate parties to introduce the costumes they will don when they take to the road come May, Sundance, with it’s all-inclusive-drinks model, is clinching a niche (and possibly top) spot on the calendar of events.

Pupstar Entertainment and Events and Hybrid Events (Miami) have lined up world-renowned DJ, Private Ryan, to headline the Sundance beach party. Private Ryan’s “Soca Brainwash 2014” Youtube mega-mix became the go-to soca compilation in the lead-up to Trinidad Carnival. And his first-ever Trinidad Carnival party titled after his famous soca mix, was one of the most sought after fetes for the Carnival season. He also grasped the Global Spin Awards’ ‘Caribbean DJ of the Year’ title in 2012...

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Uppercut Band November concert at the Dive In @ UNEXSO is Nov. 22nd - Oct 28, 2014 - 8:29:25 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO  Saturday, NOVEMBER 22nd for another amazing LIVE Concert at the Marina under the stars!

NOTE: Due to the exponential growth of our monthly Concerts at the Marina Under the Stars (we ran out of seating at our October concert), please be sure to book in advance for our November 22nd show. There'll be lots more new tunes and of course, amazing eats and drinks at the place where the ambiance is second to none...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Vote For Your Favourite Bahamian Musician - Oct 25, 2014 - 2:26:37 PM

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People’s Choice Award Polls To Close In One Week


Nassau, Bahamas- Persons interested in seeing their favourite Bahamian musician honoured in the 2015 Cacique Awards have only one more week to get their votes in before the People’s Choice voting polls are closed.

The polls opened in early October after radio stations submitted the hottest secular and gospel songs on their playlists.

Entertainment
Bahamian filmmaker releases trailer for his next documentary, "Perfect Feet" - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:43:52 PM

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The filmmaker that brought you "On the Wings of Men," Bahamian Calvin Dwight Harris presents the trailer for his next feature-length documentary film, "Perfect Feet."

"Perfect Feet" will take you on a dramatic journey to explore the importance of one's feet and delves into the foot care and shoe industries. Whether it's the right fitting shoe, foot fetishes, athletic socks, what is sexy and what is not, this film covers it all...even smelly and ugly feet!

This film also highlights diabetes,  an issue that is close to Harris' heart, as he is a Type 2 diabetic and lost his oldest brother Dennis Harris to the disease in 2001.
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Bahamian production team The HD Boyz set to make history - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:05:14 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - For the first time EVER The Bahamas will be represented in the world famous Beast of The Beats music producer tournament in New York City this November 6th through 9th hosted by iStandard Producers.

Beast of the Beats is a popular tournament style music producer competition held annually where producers from all across the United States converge in New York to compete for the Grand Prize which includes a filmed studio session and placement with a MAJOR artist, a Monster Energy Drink sponsorship, FREE music software courtesy of Native Instruments, Ableton, IK Multimedia and iZotope, and a homepage interview with iStandard Producers just to name a few...
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Bahamas concert with Tarrus Riley canceled due to inclement weather - Oct 23, 2014 - 4:17:53 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The party slated for October 25, for the second year in a row at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort’s Private Island featuring performances by internationally acclaimed reggae recording artist Tarrus Riley and up-and-coming reggae sensation Chronixx with his band ZincFence redemption has been canceled.

Due to the risks associated with such severe weather, the Sandals Foundation has been forced to cancel what they hoped to be the Caribbean party of the year.

In good faith, ticket holders will be fully refunded...
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(VIDEO) Theo of T Connection interviewed in Nassau, demos original ragtime tune - Oct 10, 2014 - 6:07:58 PM

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Nassau Bahamas - October 9th, 2014, T Connection band leader Theo Coakley pauses after a practice session for the upcoming T Connection Tribute to Women concert in Nassau to talk about his 1977 Grammy nominated band and to perform one of his original ragtime compositions entitled 'For Tatum'. The band was practicing at the rehearsal studio of Bahamian musician, Falcon. 

T Connection will be performing in concert Saturday 11th October...
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Jah Hem drops 3 tracks on his upcoming reggae compilation - Oct 10, 2014 - 12:29:35 PM

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ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamian thriller, Jah Hem, announces his release of three tracks on the upcoming reggae compilation, “Golden Kid the Riddim Assassin Reggae Temple Volume 1” which is to be released in November 2014.

The Cutting Edge Ent./ Blaza Music Group artist is expected to present the ladies with three special gifts, love ballads, ‘First Time’ , ‘Step Out Gal’ and "No Sunshine."


Jah Hem said, “My music is always positive and about the ladies so First Time is a Reggae ballad in which I am speaking directly to my love interest ...
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The Black Moses screens in the Big Apple - Oct 8, 2014 - 2:17:07 PM

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The Black Moses
, a film on the life of the late Prime Minister Lynden Pindling, has its theatrical release in New York and Nassau on October 10.

The documentary, written and directed by Bahamian Travolta Cooper, will also show in several US cities, including Los Angeles and Atlanta. It stars American actor Dennis Haysbert as the narrator.

“It was intended to be a little movie,” Cooper said. “Then bigger names got involved so the investment grew. It progressively grew over time. Now it is this movie starring Dennis Haysbert and it closed the Bahamas International Film Festival. It went on to Cannes, where it got distribution...
Entertainment
Bahamian Teens Prepare for Christian Youth Talent Jam 2014 - Oct 8, 2014 - 11:51:14 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas. Teenagers from throughout the country including the Family Islands are once again in full preparation mode to take center stage at the 2014 Christian Youth Talent Jam scheduled for Friday October 17th 2014 at the Diplomat Center beginning at 7:30pm.

This highly anticipated annual talent event is once again scheduled to attract a wide cross section of talent representing a number of local churches and high schools. Coordinated and produced by Total Youth Church (TYC) under the direction of newly installed Youth Pastor Lavard ‘Manifest’ Parks, Talent Jam is designed to provide a creative platform for undiscovered talent to express their God given talent in a variety of styles and format including singing, dancing, drama, poetry, comedy and spoken word...
Entertainment
iCreate Music seminar offers knowledge and encouragement to Bahamian artists - Oct 3, 2014 - 6:16:00 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The smoke has cleared, the dust has settled and all of social media is still abuzz with the weekend of September 20th and 21st; the weekend that the iCreate Music All Access Seminar was held at the Atlantis Resort. The event saw 8 panelists, comprised of producers, songwriters, singers, managers, consultants and a&r’s; who critiqued, engaged and answered questions from attendees over the course of two days.

Event founder Gregory Collie II, personally oversaw the event and encouraged it’s participants to take full advantage of the possible opportunities. The atmosphere was one of unity as local attendees networked amongst themselves, while creating new relationships with international attendees and panelists...
Entertainment
Bahamian Actor, Matthew Wildgoose Stars in Live Performance for Urban World Film Festival - Oct 3, 2014 - 1:24:59 AM

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ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamian actor Matthew Wildgoose was cast and starred in a lead role for a live performance in September at one of the largest running African American film festivals, UrbanWorld whose title sponsor is HBO. The audience was moved with Matthew’s ability to become his character.

Matthew’s talents received notice and recruitment by celebrity acting coach Tracey Moore, and the role literally landed in his lap three days after relocating to Atlanta, Georgia to continue the pursuit of his arts and entertainment career. Moore has coached many celebrity actors over the last two decades and when the role was introduced to Moore, she immediately told Matthew that the character had his name written all over it...

Arts & Culture
Shakespeare in Paradise 2014 launches on Cable 12 - Oct 3, 2014 - 1:23:18 AM


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NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - Cable Bahamas, a major sponsor of the annual Shakespeare in Paradise festival, lived up to its Cable 12 "Watch Us and See Yourself" maxim with the television premiere of the celebrated Bahamian folk opera "The Legend of Sammie Swain," which aired on September 28th. The broadcast of the stage production, as performed at last year's theatre festival, served as the official opening of the 2014 season, which begins October 3rd and concludes on October 11th.

Nearly 15,000 Bahamians tuned in to Cable 12 last Sunday to view E. Clement Bethel's timeless tale about a disabled Cat Island man who sells his soul to the devil to be with the village beauty. The story resonated with thousands of residents, scores of whom took to Facebook to voice their opinion of the stage production...

Entertainment
Discovery Day U.S. Premiere set for Bahamian film, "The Black Moses: The Story of L.O. Pindling" - Oct 2, 2014 - 2:53:10 PM

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New York City, NY  - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Creatively Speaking Film Series are proud to present the U.S. Premiere of the critically acclaimed docu-drama from Bahamian director, Travolta Cooper. His biopic on the life of Sidney Poitier won an award at the Bahamas International Film Festival and “Black Moses” was selected as the first Bahamian film to close the same festival in 2014.

“The Black Moses” is currently on the film festival circuit in the U.S. and is making its U.S. theatrical Premiere simultaneous to its theatrical launch in The Bahamas as part of the Creatively Speaking Film Series at MIST Harlem on October 10, 2014 in celebration of The Bahamas “Discovery Day”.
Entertainment
Young Bahamian talent to entertain at Manhunt Bahamas - Sep 26, 2014 - 3:06:02 AM

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The premier competition for male models in the Bahamas will host its third edition on October 12, 2014 with a pre-show starting promptly at 8pm in the ballroom at Superclubs Breezes. You will  DISCOVER the men competing for the titles of Manhunt Bahamas and Jr. Manhunt Model.

You will also get to DISCOVER upcoming young, talented Bahamian entertainers. The organizers have planned a great pre-show talent showcase featuring Shaquille Farrington and Tebby Burrows...
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