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Meet 3 of the 9 panelists of iCreate Music All Access Seminar - Aug 29, 2014 - 12:50:40 PM

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Paradise Island, Bahamas - Founded and launched in 2011, the iCreate Music All Access Seminar is set to go down on September 20th & 21st at the Atlantis Resort.

iCreate Music All Access Seminar will have 9 panelists made up of songwriters, industry veteran lawyers, managers, producers, engineers and a&r's. At the seminar attendees will have the opportunity to engage panelists and asks any questions that they may have as well as participate in workshops and music showcases.

Meet Asia Byrant, Donnie Scantz and Combat Jack!
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Ronnie Butler Honoured in Statue Unveiling Ceremony - Aug 29, 2014 - 12:25:32 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, delivered remarks during a ceremony for the unveiling of a statue honouring Bahamian Entertainment icon, Mr. Ronnie Butler. The event was held on the grounds of Craig Flowers Corporate Headquarters on West Bay Street, August 28, 2014.


Mr. Butler is a Bahamian calypso and rake 'n scrape entertainer and singer, whose career spanned more than 50 years. His career as an entertainer began at the age of 16, and he is commonly referred to as 'The Godfather of Bahamian Music.' He has performed in memorable local night spots including: Ronnie's Rebel Room, the Trade Winds Lounge, Big Bamboo and the Nassau Beach Hotel in addition to venues throughout the Caribbean...
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This Saturday on ArtOvation: Writer, Karen Dionne - Aug 28, 2014 - 11:09:17 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.


Karen Dionne is the internationally published author of Freezing Point, a science thriller nominated by RT Book Reviews as Best First Mystery of 2008. A second environmental thriller, Boiling Point, about an erupting volcano, a missing researcher, and a radical scheme to end global warming published from Berkley in January 2011. Her newest novel, an original story based on the popular Fox television series “The Killing” starring Joel Kinnaman and Mirelle Enos published from Titan Books June 24, 2014...
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Bahamas: iCreate Music All Access Seminar to be held September 20th & 21st - Aug 26, 2014 - 12:25:30 PM

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Paradise Island, Bahamas - Founded and launched in 2011, the iCreate Music All Access Seminar is set to go down on September 20th & 21st at the Atlantis Resort.

"To artists looking to further their career, to make networking contacts, to get that honest feedback that friends and family won't give you this is where you need to be," said founder Gregory Collie II.

iCreate Music All Access Seminar will have 9 panelists made up of songwriters, industry veteran lawyers, managers, producers, engineers and a&r's. At the seminar attendees will have the opportunity to engage panelists and asks any questions that they may have as well as participate in workshops and music showcases...

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.
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A need for education inspires organizers to launch viralmovements.com in preparation for ViralMovements 2013 - Aug 1, 2012 - 10:56:51 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Musicians and creatives now have a digital platform to instruct them on how to make money online doing what they love. DistinctiveImpression MMG and partners announce the launch of ViralMovements.com today. ViralMovements.com responses to the rapid growth entertainers in the digtial space.  It is a resource for education, exposures  and development.  The online hub offers information on how to  craft music, photography, videography and blogs for digital monetization. ViralMovements.com can be accessed from any presonal computer, laptop, or mobile device.
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Uppercut Band concert this Saturday at the Dive In @ Unexso - Aug 30, 2014 - 8:11:40 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT will be returning to the DIVE IN Marina Bar & Restaurant at Unexso Saturday, AUGUST 30th for their monthly last Saturday of the month - Concert-Dinner-n-Cocktails Event.

JOIN US for our eclectic blend of Classic Rock-Reggae-Rap-Contemporary-Disco-Blues-Calypsoca Music while sipping cocktails and enjoying amazing marina-side dining, overlooking the luxurious yachts at Port Lucaya. At the DIVE IN, customer friendly waiters, chefs and bartenders are at your beckon call...
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Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki And Maureen O’Hara To Receive Academy’s Governors Awards - Aug 28, 2014 - 2:20:20 PM

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LOS ANGELES, CA — The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte.  All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global filmmaking community and look forward to celebrating with them in November...”
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Announcement of Panorama films completes T&T Film Festival 2014 film festival lineup - Aug 27, 2014 - 1:14:59 PM

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Thirty films from contemporary world cinema will screen at the 2014 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff/14).

This announcement of the Panorama section of films rounds out the ttff/14 lineup. It completes an already impressive roster of films, which comprises three other sections: feature-length Caribbean films, short and medium length films, and the New Media section of experimental films, video art and interactive works.

In all almost 150 films will be screened at the ttff/14, which runs from September 16–30.
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Berlinale 2015: Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders - Aug 22, 2014 - 11:22:18 AM

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Berlin, GERMANY - On February 12, 2015, Wings of Desire will light up the screen at the Berlinale Palast in honour of Wim Wenders. The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will dedicate an Homage to Wim Wenders and present him with an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement.

“In dedicating the Homage to Wim Wenders, we honour one of the most noted contemporary auteurs. His cross-genre and multifaceted work as a filmmaker, photographer and author has shaped our living memory of cinema, and continues to inspire other filmmakers,” said Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlinale.
News : New Providence
Emilio Estefan & Jamie King join forces to produce Baha Mar's Grand Opening Gala - Aug 21, 2014 - 10:01:24 PM

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A-listers Align for a Star-studded Partnership at Baha Mar, Welcoming the World to the ‘New Riviera’


NASSAU, The Bahamas (August 20, 2014)–Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music and entertainment— Jamie King and Emilio Estefan— who will be teaming up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the resort’s Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman.

Slated for late Spring 2015, the Baha Mar Grand Opening Gala will be a grand experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure spanning multiple days...
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King Errisson Visits with Family, Jah Cure, Friends and Governor General of The Bahamas - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:23:02 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - King Errisson spent his first day back from  Acklins Island, his Heritage Home, visiting with very Special People!

The Day began with a Courtesy Call on HE Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General; he was thrilled and honoured to meet the Governor General; King Errisson was accompanied by his sister, Ms Maddie Ledard.

Then, a stop at Bahamas Welding and Fire, to check up on ole friend CEO, Alphonso Elliott; there he ran into a running buddy,  Jennings...
News : New Providence
Starter Kits for Carnival Bahamas Costumes Received by Registered Companies - Aug 15, 2014 - 6:50:07 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Following the recent Road Fever Companies Workshop, The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) compiled starter kits, and distributed them to the registered companies to promote the use of indigenous materials for The Bahamas Carnival Costumes.

The kit includes local sponge, seeds, sisal, straw and burlap, produced by local vendors, to showcase natural and diverse materials which can be used in the costume production.
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The Recording Academy on the death of Robin Williams - Aug 11, 2014 - 9:44:47 PM

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Five-time GRAMMY® winner Robin Williams was a prolific actor and stand-up comedian who literally did it all: television, film, theater, and live performances. After gaining fame in his breakout role of Mork in the television show “Mork & Mindy,” Williams became a household name.

His improvisational skills and comedic timing were unmatched, and he quickly established himself as a larger-than-life presence on screen and on stage. His roles in classic movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, and Jumanji showcased his comedic chops, while his versatility was reflected in dramatic films such as Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, and Good Will Hunting, which earned him an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor.
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Bahamas Carnival Committee selects 25 songs for the Compilation CD - Aug 8, 2014 - 2:59:53 PM

Nassau, New Providence  - Five months ago The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) set out on a mission to inspire Bahamian musicians from across the Islands of The Bahamas to write new music and produce original songs for the first Bahamas Carnival. History was made, as over 170 original songs were submitted.

Last night hosts, Fred Munnings Jr., BNFC Commissioner, and Leslie Tynes, Radio Personality  announced the top 25 semi-finalists on ZNS, Cable 12 and JCN at 8pm.

These 25 artists will have their music professionally recorded and produced for the Bahamas Carnival Compilation CD. This is their opportunity to be promoted nationally and internationally...

News : International
Bahamas Consul General’s Office Concludes Post-Independence Events with Shaback - Aug 7, 2014 - 1:19:43 PM

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ATLANTA, Georgia - The Commonwealth of The Bahamas wrapped up post-independence celebrations in the city of Atlanta, concluding with several performances by the award-winning Bahamian gospel group, Shaback. Led by Clint Watson, the young singers were given the opportunity to tour some of Atlanta’s well known attractions in addition to paying a courtesy call at City Hall, visiting the legendary Xernona Clayton and enjoying a dinner at the residence of Consul General to the jurisdiction, Randy E. Rolle.

Watson expressed his thanks to the Consul General’s office, especially Robert Pinder, Cultural & Student Relations Officer.

“We brought a taste of the Bahamian experience through gospel music to the City of Atlanta,” said Watson. “The Bahamas considers itself a Christian..."
News : International
Bahamas Consul General’s Office Concludes Post-Independence Events with Shaback - Aug 7, 2014 - 1:19:43 PM

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ATLANTA, Georgia - The Commonwealth of The Bahamas wrapped up post-independence celebrations in the city of Atlanta, concluding with several performances by the award-winning Bahamian gospel group, Shaback. Led by Clint Watson, the young singers were given the opportunity to tour some of Atlanta’s well known attractions in addition to paying a courtesy call at City Hall, visiting the legendary Xernona Clayton and enjoying a dinner at the residence of Consul General to the jurisdiction, Randy E. Rolle.

Watson expressed his thanks to the Consul General’s office, especially Robert Pinder, Cultural & Student Relations Officer.

“We brought a taste of the Bahamian experience through gospel music to the City of Atlanta,” said Watson. “The Bahamas considers itself a Christian..."
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Bahamas Carnival Song 25 semi-finalists to be revealed tonight - Aug 7, 2014 - 12:47:54 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Five months ago The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) set out on a mission to inspire Bahamian musicians from across the Islands of The Bahamas to write new music and produce original songs for the first Bahamas Carnival. History was made, as over 170 original songs were submitted. Tonight, hosts, Fred Munnings Jr., BNFC Commissioner, and Leslie Tynes, Radio Personality, will announce the top 25 semi-finalists on ZNS, Cable 12 and JCN at 8pm.

These 25 artists will have their music professionally recorded and produced for the Bahamas Carnival Compilation CD. This is their opportunity to be promoted nationally and internationally...

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Bahamas Team Vendetta takes on Washington - Aug 7, 2014 - 11:43:32 AM

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Recently Bahamian music impresario, Hip Hop artist Sasha Dunn and his production team The Vendetta Group has embarked on a major undertaking of traveling to Seattle, Washington. The goal of the trip was to push the team’s new music and help with the development and grooming of Vendetta’s young artist Angel K. and Clar.

As team Vendetta arrived into Tacoma International Airport the magnitude and beauty of the city of Seattle that was now somewhat shrouded by some fog and clouds was breathtaking but it was the vision of the iconic Space Needle that brought the bigger vision of the trip into perspective.
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Sarah’s Wedding comes to Nassau, Bahamas - Aug 6, 2014 - 11:45:34 AM

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You asked for it and now it’s here. One of the most talked about shows in the Bahamas has traveled from Grand Bahama to Nassau to blow audiences away once again! Sarah’s wedding will be held at the College of the Bahamas Performing Arts Centre this weekend (August 8-10).

Written and directed by Kerel Pinder, she delivers a message that captured the importance of growth and shows that no matter how messy your life gets, you’re still a character worth rooting for. Pinder, a young and extremely talented individual truly embodies what Maya Angelou referred to as a ‘phenomenal women’. Though written during a very difficult time in her life God guided her through the process and as a result Sarah's Wedding was birthed...
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