11th Culinary Cinema: Passion Food
- Jan 17, 2017 - 1:08:35 PM
Food” is the motto of the eleventh
will be held from February 12 to 17, 2017. This year eleven recent full-length
films focusing on the relationship between food, culture and politics will be
passion – and its mastery – is a driving force behind the work of cooks and
filmmakers, and simultaneously one of its themes,” Festival Director Dieter
Kosslick says in explaining the motto.
7.30 pm the main programme of
Culinary Cinema will
present four world and one international premieres. Following these screenings,
star chefs Eneko Atxa...
Nassau Music Society presents Quartetto di Cremona, January 21st & 22nd
- Jan 16, 2017 - 8:14:44 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!
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...
Bright Lights, new documentary on Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds relationship to premiere on January 7th
- Jan 6, 2017 - 12:17:48 AM
HBO announced the premiere of the new original documentary,
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
airing this Saturday, January 7th at 21hrs*. The story of a family’s
complicated love, this documentary is an intimate portrait of the
American actress and writer Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie
Reynolds – Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.
Fisher and Reynolds lived in the same Beverly Hills compound, and while
the 83-year-old grand dame still had a Las Vegas act, performing was
taking its toll. Carrie’s response was both hilarious and heart-rending.
Ministry of Tourism launches ‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition
- Dec 23, 2016 - 5:36:11 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is inviting all
Bahamian singers, songwriters and musicians to participate in an
exciting song competition designed to preserve and promote the rich
cultural heritage of The Bahamas.
“Da Bahamian Ting’ Song
Competition was launched on Wednesday, December 21 by the ministry’s
dynamic Culture and Heritage department...
D MAC & Friends Celebrate Christmas with an All Star Weekend in Exuma
- Dec 14, 2016 - 11:47:44 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The sound of music will rock the island of Exuma this
Christmas season when ‘D MAC’ and twenty-eight of his musical friends
converge on Regatta Park in beautiful Georgetown for a three day music
festival dubbed “D MAC and Friends’ All Star Christmas Weekend in Exuma.
event kicks off with a free grand Gospel Concert on Thursday December
22nd and two All Star Concerts featuring top entertainers on Friday
December 23rd and Saturday December 24th. The musical extravaganza
unites a cross section of DJ’s, entertainers, bands and singers from a
multiple of genres including Gospel, Rake ‘n’ Scrape, Reggae, Soca and
New Television Show Guides Viewers Through the Unseen Parts of the Caribbean
- Dec 8, 2016 - 11:59:47 AM
“Secrets of the Caribbean” takes a Deeper Dive into the Culture, History and People of the Caribbean
DC – Caribbean 2020 Productions in partnership with Mississippi Public
Television will debut a unique travel show called “Secrets of the
Caribbean” in April 2017. The 13- episode first season will launch an
in-depth exploration into one of the most popular tourist destinations
in the world.
Co-hosted and guided by veteran journalist and talk
show host, Angela Rae and award winning, nationally known journalist
and news anchor...
59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees Announced
- Dec 7, 2016 - 5:43:42 PM
SANTA MONICA — The Recording Academy® welcomes the class of
nominees for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Top nominees are Beyoncé
(9), Drake (8), Rihanna (8), Kanye West (8), and Chance The Rapper (7).
Selected from nearly 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the
nominations reflect the range of artistic innovation that defined the
year in music. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY® is
voted on by The Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who
represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording
artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers...
Dylan McDermott to Be Honoured at BIFF
- Dec 2, 2016 - 2:26:51 PM
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that
Dylan McDermott will receive the Festival’s prestigious Celebrity
Tribute Award, moderated by Jib Polhemus.
BIFF is proud to have
Mr. McDermott on hand to receive the tribute presentation on Tuesday,
December 6 at the Romora Bay Marina and Resort on Harbour Island, at
8:30pm for the Annual Celebrity Tribute in honour of his outstanding
contributions to the film industry.
Dylan McDermott’s career
spans over a 30-year period with appearances in over 35 feature films.
From his early start as a teenager in Connecticut ...
BIFF expands educational program with help from Sandyport Beach Resort
- Dec 1, 2016 - 12:01:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is
expanding its public film workshop this year with a little help from
award-winning Sandyport Beach Resort. The Resort is hosting
international film-maker and instructor Jillian Hall of the New Orleans
Video Access Center as she works with BIFF for three weeks of workshops
on film-making and editing for the Bahamian public.
“I am so glad
to be here, 3 weeks in the Bahamas is pretty dreamy,” said Ms. Hall.
“The Bahamas has such beautiful people and it’s a beautiful country. I
love staying at Sandyport Beach Resort. This is a wonderful location and
is perfect for my needs...
Culinary Fusion Expo 2016 on today at Grand Lucayan
- Nov 26, 2016 - 3:26:17 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Full speed ahead for an incredible night of
Food, drinks and surprises at the at the 4th annual Culinary Fusion Expo
taking place at the Manor House at Grand Lucayan Resort November 26th
from 4pm to 9pm. At a press conference on Thursday morning November 17th
Restaurant and beverage companies expressed their enthusiasm to
participate in this year's event being held at The Manor House at Grand
Film Review: Moana
- Nov 25, 2016 - 9:09:06 AM
The Ocean Is Calling...
The adventurous daughter of a Chieftain
is chosen by the Ocean to find a lost demigod and help him on his quest
to return a magical item to its rightful place so a curse may be lifted.
On her journey to set things right she will encounter obstacles of
different kinds and in many forms as she discovers her own identity
sailing on the high seas against insurmountable odds.
Waialiki is the impetuous daughter of Chief Tui of the village on the
island of Motunui, who for years has had a yearning to sail beyond the
reef that surrounds their island, but has been stopped every time by her
overprotective dad. Maui is a demigod of legend who stole the heart of
the island goddess...
Meeting of Minds Culinary Fusion Expo is this Saturday at Grand Lucayan
- Nov 24, 2016 - 7:53:06 PM
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND – This coming Thanksgiving weekend, the Ministry of
Tourism, in partnership with MOVE Marketing, the organizers of the
Meeting of Minds, will host Culinary Fusion Expo 2016, November 26th,
from 4:00pm until 9:00pm at the Manor House, Grand Lucayan Resort.
an emphasis on Culinary Tourism, the Meeting of Minds: Culinary Fusion
Expo offers to Food & Beverage outlets a platform to meet one on one
with new and existing customers to help increase consumer confidence
and boost domestic tourism.
At a press conference held on Thursday, November 17th at the Manor
House, high-spirited vendors and sponsors advised the media that they
were ready for this year’s event...
Still Standing After The Storm Food Drive & Concert - Port Lucaya Nov. 25th
- Nov 20, 2016 - 1:30:13 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Just a few short weeks ago
residents of Grand Bahama were battening down their hatches and seeking
shelter from a massive storm heading directly towards their beloved island. Today
we stand in the midst of the greatest time of rebuilding and
revitalization that Grand Bahama Island has ever had to undergo. We have
awakened to a new reality and for many, this reality is very
challenging. On Friday November 25th Mackey Media Ltd is pleased to
present The Uppercut Band and Friends live family event; ‘Still Standing
After the Storm’ in conjunction with Port Lucaya Marketplace.
Still Standing After the storm is an exciting live event combining
Musicians, Dancers, artists and Orators who have volunteered to share
their god given talent...
Another stalwart of the golden era of entertainment in Grand Bahama passes
- Nov 18, 2016 - 3:54:41 PM
performed on many
stages with local and world renowned performing artists from Smokey 007
to Teddy Pendergrass, and giving his life to the
entertainment industry, Frankie was always a constant professional.
Always on time,
never un-prepared, and always willing to go the extra mile to share his
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Today the entertainment
industry recorded the loss another giant. Franklyn 'Frankie' Lightbourne,
guitarist extraordinaire, singer and all around nice guy.
BIFF 2016 to open in Nassau Dec 5-8; and Eleuthera Dec 8-11
- Nov 18, 2016 - 1:24:53 PM
The 13th edition of the
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF)
is just around the corner and takes place December 5–8 in Harbour Island, Eleuthera and December 8–11 in Nassau.
Mailer of “Blind” starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Dylan McDermott
will open the festival with a red carpet screening at Rawson Square,
Downtown Nassau on Thursday, December 8th followed by the documentary
“Before the Trees was Strange” directed by Derek Burrows. The Closing
film “Bazodee” starring Machel Montano will close the festival with an
evening screening on Sunday, December 11th at Fort Stanley, Fort
Bahamian National in "The Shot" Singing Contest in Canada
- Nov 11, 2016 - 2:58:09 PM
The Bahamas High Commission in Ottawa, Canada is pleased to inform Bahamians
and Friends of The Bahamas in Canada that a Bahamian national, Jonathan
T. Farrington, will be participating in “THE SHOT” an international
singing competition scheduled to take place in Kitchener, Ontario.
The semi finals will take place on Saturday, November 12th and the finals on November 26th.
Listen to a video of Farrington singing...