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Fernando Garcia named Academy Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards - Jan 19, 2021 - 4:48:27 PM

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Fernando Garcia as its Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards.

Garcia will lead engagement and outreach initiatives for the organization’s worldwide membership of over 10,000 artists, filmmakers and executives, and oversee Academy Awards® processes for submissions, nominations, voting and balloting.  Garcia will also work with the Academy’s Office of Representation, Inclusion and Equity and the Branch Executive Committees on member representation and inclusion efforts...
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Zootopia - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Sep 10, 2020 - 10:04:23 AM

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In a modern mammal metropolis made up of habitat neighborhoods a rookie police officer arrives and quickly discovers that being the first of her species to work law enforcement in the city is not easy. Determined to prove herself, she rushes headlong at the chance to crack a case and ends up partnering with a predator con artist to do so.

Officer Judy Hopps is a rabbit from Bunnyburrow who is the first of her kind to be appointed to the Zootopia Police Department...
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The 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will Honor Musical Excellence with a Powerful Night to Air on Univision - Nov. 19 - Aug 18, 2020 - 10:55:24 AM

The Latin Recording Academy® today announced that the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will air on Univision on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT), preceded by the one-hour pre-show, "Noche de Estrellas," starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT....
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The Inspire International Music Festival, Workshop and Master Classes Aims to Entertain, Teach and Inspire! - Jul 19, 2020 - 8:46:01 AM

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For the first time, The Inspire Foundation is having a three-day Inspire International Music Festival which includes a Concert, Workshop and Master Classes to soothe our souls during these shifting times of COVID-19. This virtual event slated for July 29 – 31, 2020, is more than music with workshops and masterclasses to help people to cope, acquire new skills and enjoy music and entertainment of different genres from professionals around the world.

For a top-notch experience, The Inspire International July event will be streamed from the www.theinspirefoundation.net website...
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Academy launches Virtual ‘Gold’ Program with 19 Entertainment Industry Partners - Jun 17, 2020 - 8:15:23 PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from 19 partner companies in its fourth year of Academy Gold, an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  Participating partners include AMC Networks, Bron Studios, Circle of Confusion, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Walt Disney Company, Dolby Laboratories, DTS (part of Xperi Corporation)...
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Academy announces next phase of equity and inclusion initiatives - Jun 12, 2020 - 11:15:27 AM

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025.  This phased initiative will further the Academy’s ongoing efforts to advance inclusion in the entertainment industry and increase representation within its membership and the greater film community.  The first phase of the initiative outlines specific goals for the Oscars® and Academy governance, membership, and workplace culture.

“While the Academy has made strides, we know there is much more work to be done in order to ensure equitable opportunities across the board,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “The need to address this issue is urgent...
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Recording Academy appoints Valeisha Butterfield Jones as First Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Apr 30, 2020 - 10:15:10 AM

The Recording Academy® announced today the appointment of Valeisha Butterfield Jones as its first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Butterfield Jones will report directly to Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason jr., effective May 11, 2020...
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Recording Academy and Musicares establish COVID-19 relief fund in response to unprecedented music industry event cancellations - Mar 17, 2020 - 2:50:51 PM

The Recording Academy® and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares® have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all...
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Uppercut 242 Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday Feb. 29th - Feb 28, 2020 - 8:00:04 AM

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Join Uppercut 242 as we Celebrate the month of Love with our Love & Happiness Dinner (Yes, Al Green)Concert party at Taino By the Sea Restaurant on Saturday February 29th! This is the ultimate Grand Bahama Wine & Dine event featuring a decadent menu along with refreshing cocktails by the ocean plus the hot Live Sounds of Uppercut 242 in concert!

Showtime is 8pm. We Will WE Will ROCK You!...
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Movie Masters 2020 - Feb. 24 - 27 - Feb 21, 2020 - 3:30:30 PM

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Movie Masters 2020 It's about Vision FEB. 24-25 Nassau and FEB. 26-27 Grand Bahama Island Featuring Tai Duncan film producer and talent manager

Some of Tai Duncan clients include: Kevin Costner (Hidden Figures); Madison Iseman (Jumanji); and Director Rob Cohen (Alex Cross, XXX)

Learn and ask questions about: Breaking into the Film Industry, How to find representation in Hollywood Building a Career and more..
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Bahamian and Trinidadian music fuse for new single - Feb 6, 2020 - 9:47:43 AM

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A new Caribbean single has hit the airwaves, merging cultures and sounds for a tune that is already predicted to be a popular one for carnival parades in 2020.

Bahamian artist Patrice Murell and 2019 International Groovy Soca Monarch Swappi have linked up to combine the music of both countries – Junkanoo and Soca – for a hot track to dance to...
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Local label signs new artist and seeks to leave footprint in music industry - Jan 24, 2020 - 8:10:51 AM

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A local music label that recently signed its newest artist is seeking to revolutionize the music industry in The Bahamas, creating “a framework for both local and international success.”

Brdrins Records was established in 2015 as a “lifestyle movement,” according to founder and CEO Terrance Colebrook. “It started as some friends just chilling and coming together with an idea...
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Uppercut 242 Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday Jan. 25th - Jan 22, 2020 - 7:47:27 AM

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For all who have asked "WHEN?' We are pleased to announce that our Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday January 25th! This is the ultimate Grand Bahama Wine & Dine event featuring a decadent menu along with refreshing cocktails by the ocean plus the hot Live Sounds of Uppercut 242 in concert! Showtime is 8pm...
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Kairos teams up with HUGE Bahamian Artists & announces Candle Light Vigil & Paper Lantern Release Event - Dec 31, 2019 - 1:11:37 PM

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Kairos announces that they have joined forces with Wendi, Dyson Knight, Chase Fernander, Sleepy Lexx & PDillon for the release of their debut track, entitled "This Is Love". They have also announced the official music video shoot, on the 14th of December 2019. The event is geared toward the remembrance of lives lost to Hurricane Dorian. It will be a candle light vigil & paper lantern release. It is their hope to bring a sense of closure to the family & friends left behind to mourn these tragic losses...
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3rd Annual Black Bottle Concert - Day 1 & 2 Flash Sale - Dec 18, 2019 - 8:00:14 AM

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Phluid Phactory - Passport Gang 3rd Annual Black Bottle Concert Weekend Goombay Park International Bazaar.

Day 1 & Day 2 FLASH SALE

GEN ADMISSION $15 | VIP $40 | ALL ACCESS $65

SOLD AT PHLUID PHACTORY REGENT CENTRE LOCATION ONLY...
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344 Feature Films In contention For 2019 Best Picture Oscar® - Dec 17, 2019 - 6:39:12 PM

Three hundred forty-four feature films are eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 92nd Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time...
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Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announces the Julio Iglesias Scholarship - Dec 16, 2019 - 11:45:01 AM

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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that it is accepting applications for the Julio Iglesias Scholarship from music students admitted to Berklee College of Music who are interested in Latin music. The four-year Prodigy Scholarship, which holds a maximum value of $200,000 USD, was created five years ago in an effort to support music education and Latin music genres, and will be awarded to a student who is exceptionally gifted and needs financial assistance to complete a bachelor's degree in music starting in the Fall 2020 semester...
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The Recording Academy moves forward with diversity & inclusion efforts - Dec 12, 2019 - 10:30:44 AM

The Recording Academy®, the leading society of music professionals and the organization behind the GRAMMY Awards®, will implement recommendations set forth by the Recording Academy Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, including restructuring its Board of Trustees to ensure that music creators from the broadest range of ages, backgrounds, genders, genres, crafts and regions are fully represented within the organization's leadership...
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The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation® now accepting applications - Dec 5, 2019 - 11:00:54 AM

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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that applications are now open for the Gifted Tuition Scholarships and the Tuition Assistance Scholarships. Talented music students between the ages of 17–24 years old with financial constraints, admitted to the university of their choice and interested in Latin music are eligible to apply.

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will distribute a maximum of $700,000 USD in an effort to foster and support the next generation of talented musicians who will continue the legacy of Latin music and its significant contribution to the world's culture...
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Recording Academy: Ask Musicians For Music Act (AM-FM - Nov 21, 2019 - 5:35:03 PM

"The AM-FM Act will give artists control over what is rightfully theirs, their music. The legislation is about consent for use of content, a basic concept that the NAB is seeking for its own television members. We thank Senator Blackburn and Representative Nadler for their leadership on this issue, and ask members of Congress...
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