[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Entertainment Last Updated: May 22, 2017 - 5:33:14 PM
Entertainment Feed


Entertainment
European Cinema and Independent Sensibilities - May 22, 2017 - 1:24:15 PM

Cannes-Day-6-SMALL.jpg
I don’t really get a chance to see as much cinema from Europe as I would like to while living in America (Los Angeles, California) and the Caribbean (The Bahamas). This is just another reason (of many other reasons) why I look forward to the Cannes Film Festival each year.

It is not easy to pin down what exactly “European Cinema” is. There isn’t really a “Eurowood” per say. So whether that is ‘euro cinema’ from Pedro Almodovar (this year’s jury president) of Spain, or Maren Ade of Germany (also on the jury this year), movies from this continent and region don’t really come with any conventions...
News : International : Caribbean News
Saint Lucia’s Roots & Soul Festival Entertainment Lineup - May 22, 2017 - 1:12:58 PM

collage__5_.jpg
Jamaican Reggae sensations Christopher Martin and Etana as well as American crooner Musiq Soulchild will be featured on the line up of the island’s first ever Roots & Soul Festival under the Soleil brand. The Roots & Soul Festival is the second of a new series of cultural and artistic events from May to November, called Soleil - The Saint Lucia Summer Festival. The festival will be staged at the iconic Pigeon Island National Landmark from June 17 – 18 and will be an event dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afropunk and R&B.

Performing will be some of Caribbean’s finest in Roots and Soul and related genres including Jamaican Reggae sensation Christopher Martin, whose hits include Cheaters Prayer, I’m a Big Deal, Under the Influence, and a reggae cover of Let Her Go, by British singer, Passenger, is set to take the stage on Saturday June 17. The festival will also include some of Saint Lucia’s finest including Kayo, Rob Zii Taylor and Fourth World...
Entertainment
Netflix didn’t come to Play, They came to Slay - May 21, 2017 - 11:05:15 AM

Cannes-Day-Five-S.jpg
So “streaming cinema” (as I call it) has no doubt been the talk of the Festival. It has been the subject of three (including this one) of our daily reports. This is an important development in the cinema around the world. It is particularly true of the Caribbean Region where streaming services like “Studio Anansi” and “Caribbean Tales” lead as being a provider for Caribbean Films and content. Content. When all is said and done, cinema boils down to a great story and character. Content. Which is why, even at day five at Cannes, I have personally been waiting for a great film.

Is it streaming cinema or theatrical cinema? Who cares? Where is that “Cannes movie” so many of us travelled thousands of miles to see. This was definitely not the case with the opening night film Ismael’s Ghost...
Entertainment
The State of Caribbean Cinema: The Dominican Republic - May 20, 2017 - 3:59:35 PM

Dominican-Republic-S.jpg
How do I compare and describe the Cannes Film Festival to someone else that has never been here? The best comparison I can give would be the Olympics. This is the Olympics of the Cinema because Filmmakers representing various nations around the world come here to contend (in the competition segment) for the Palm d’Or. Nations from around the world come here to compete in the Marche Du Cinema (which is the market segment of Cannes).

This is my fourth time at Cannes Film Festival and the Dominican Republic, as a nation, has been a constant presence here. It is the only nation from the Caribbean Region with a booth and full staff on the world famous Cannes Pavilion (Village International). To walk the Pavilion is to see countries from all over earth with their flags waving proudly in the air...
Entertainment
Travolta Cooper at Cannes: Okja and The “New Hollywood” - May 19, 2017 - 3:44:47 PM

Cannes-Day-Three-S.jpg
Okja
(pronounced Oke Cha) is one of two Netflix films competing for the Palm d’Or prize at the 70th Cannes Film Festival (the other film is The Meyerowitz Stories). With its big, clunky, and clumsy debut this morning, Okja has something boisterous to say about the future of the movie business around the world. Yes, that means Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood and every other kind of Wood. That might even mean Cariwood (which is a term coined for the Caribbean Film Industry).

As expected on this third day of the festival, when the Netflix Logo appeared on the screen at the world famous Lumiere (named after the Lumiere Brothers - the inventors of the cinema no less) Theater this morning, there was a collective jeering “boooo.”
Entertainment
Travolta Cooper at Cannes: What is Amazon Studios doing here? - May 18, 2017 - 5:53:35 PM

Wonderstruck-Cannes-S.jpg
It is day two at Cannes, the mother of film festivals, and the debate amongst cinema lovers continues on the presence of streaming giants like Amazon Studios at the festival. Which side you find yourself on the debate could determine, to some Cinephiles, whether you should keep your true cinema card or not. Cinema purist in press conferences and screenings are acting like the festival has been infected with a virus. They feel like something foreign and toxic is threatening to destroy at core the true essence of the cinema (there was a collective “booo” when the logo for Amazon Studios appeared on the screen at this morning’s screening).

But, is it really that serious? Hasn’t cinema always evolved technologically? Hearing the debates remind me of what cinema audiences might have experienced when silent film became sound film. Or when black white film became color...
Entertainment
Travolta Cooper at Cannes: Why is Netflix here? - May 17, 2017 - 8:52:16 PM

Cooper-At-Cannes-S.jpg
While Hollywood is the biggest promoter of movies around the world, it was the French that invented the cinema. Perhaps this is why they directly and indirectly act as its priests and guardians. The four corners of the world flock to Cannes each year for the glamour and market of it all, but I believe it is the reverence for the cinema that is the true heart and allure of Cannes to the nations.

So with all that said what in the world is streaming giant ‘Netflix’ doing at the 70th Cannes?
Entertainment
Jazz in Bloom with Anuschka Wright set for Father's Day - May 12, 2017 - 2:56:15 PM

Sm-Jazz.jpg
Having just released her first studio album, the EP “Jazz for Sale”, in Montreal, Canada, Anuschka Wright now has her focus on producing another amazing show at her highly anticipated annual concert event, “Jazz In Bloom”, scheduled for Father’s Day, June 18th at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel on June 18th starting at 7pm sharp.

Since graduating from Concordia University last June, Anuschka has embraced several great performance opportunities both here in The Bahamas and in Montreal. Her most recent event was as a featured performer at this year’s Eleuthera: All That Jazz Festival in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera.
Entertainment
Caribbean Pop Star Tebby Released ALL WRONG music video in anticipation of Love & Heartbreak debut album - May 7, 2017 - 11:04:48 AM

Tebbysmall.jpg
Miami Beach, FL. International Caribbean Pop Star Tebby, Singer/Songwriter released ‘All Wrong’ a heartfelt ballad music video in anticipation of her Love & Heartbreak debut album.

Since her last release Tebby has kept on making waves with her music and performance skills. Among many accomplishments, she was the Master of Ceremonies for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas’s Official Draw, which aired live around the world. Performed in Miami, New York, and hosted a Tempo Cross Caribbean Count Down TV show. She is currently a semi-finalist for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and won best New Artist of the Year award at The Elevation Awards....
Entertainment
Calypso Rose: From Grant to Grammy - May 2, 2017 - 1:06:29 PM

Calypso_Granny_lg_1_.jpg
Known as the Calypso Queen of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean sensation Calypso Rose, with over 30 albums under her belt, set out in 2007 to become the Calypso Queen of the world with the launch of her first internationally-released self-titled album “Calypso Rose”. Since then, Rose has intensely toured Europe and the rest of the globe with agent Azimuth Productions, which is based in Paris. Already being compared to Cesaria Evora and Miriam Makeba, her new status on the international scene is unprecedented for a Caribbean calypsonian.

Calypso Rose was born McArtha Linda Sandy-Lewis on the Caribbean island of Tobago in 1940. At age nine, she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle on the neighbouring island of Trinidad to ease the strain on the family budget...
Entertainment
Uppercut Band Dinner & Free concert at Dive In tonight - Apr 27, 2017 - 11:28:41 PM

Uppercut-generic-concert-april_1.png
Tonight, APRIL 29th, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT return to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO jamming an energetic slew of hot new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!

The monthly Dinner and Free 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!

Join Uppercut at The Dive In for an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking about, Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic Rock,Reggae, Rap,
Entertainment
Money, Power, Decisions, "Liar’s Dice" to Debut April 25th - Apr 23, 2017 - 3:49:26 PM

sm-Film-to-debut-25th-April.jpg
Alexander Glinton, a young business executive working hard from 9 to 5 grows increasingly frustrated to make the money he thinks it needs to “make it happen.” At wits end, Alexander decides to risk it all for a shot at “success” breaking into his millionaire boss's home for a slice of the pie.

As life would have it, an easy job becomes a major challenge when people and problems are added to the mix.

An original saga, Liar's Dice written by Valicia Rolle, directed by Jeffery Mackey and assisted by Durontee Beneby touts an all star Bahamian cast including Deangelo Brown, LeChante Wright, Thomas Robinson and Tametryo Brown...
Entertainment
2017 Bahamian Icon Nominees Announced - Apr 20, 2017 - 11:36:10 AM

Bahamian-icon-awards.jpg
NEW PROVIDENCE — (Tuesday APRIL 18, 2017)The ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards organizing committee, sponsors and partners are proud to announce our 2017 Nominees. The public was asked to submit persons they wished to be considered for nomination through our website at www.bahamianiconawards.com. Over 700 candidates were received from across the country.

The ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards Organizing Committee selected the following nominees from those submissions...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Ministry of Tourism to Host Easter Gospel Fest At Clifford Park - Apr 14, 2017 - 2:44:11 AM

DSC_0163-S_1.jpg
As the country gets ready for the Easter Holiday weekend, the Ministry of Tourism is looking forward to bringing a dynamic and exciting Easter Gospel concert at Clifford Park on Sunday, April 16.

The annual event will bring some of the country’s best gospel talents together for a night of thanksgiving.

Director of Religious Tourism Dwight Armbrister said the idea of the event is to give thanks to God...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture Partners with 'Icon of the Islands' - Apr 13, 2017 - 3:52:27 PM

Ministry_of_Youth_April_7_-_SM.jpg
A press conference announcing the partnership of Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture with Icon of The Islands Reality TV Show was held at the Ministry on Friday, April 7 to introduce Top 5 Bahamas Finalists of Season 2 Bahamas Auditions.  Icon of the Islands aims to introduce Caribbean artists to the world stage. 

Auditions will also be held in St. Thomas, VI, and St. Maarten with finale concert slated to be in Nassau, May 20.  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson and Director of Youth K. Darron Turnquest are pictured interacting with the production team at the Ministry...
Entertainment
Lady E invites fans worldwide to dance to the rhythms of the Bahamas - Apr 6, 2017 - 11:45:48 AM

lady-e-bahamas_1.jpg
Bahamian Lady E, Sony Music recording artist, is excited to announce the release of her new single "Live for Da Road" remix, a hit produced and remixed by Latin Grammy®winner, DJ Buddha. "Live for Da Road" evokes the feelings of marching a road fever parade of music, dance and spectacular costumes through the neighborhoods of Nassau.

"As the song says, 'I live for this'. I am proud of our Junkanoo, our dance, our spirit, and our contagious happiness. You can't listen to this song and stay quiet. "Live for Da Road" and Junkanoo are for dancing and we will prove it. Let's All Dance!" said Lady E. "The song is filled with energy so even if you have two left feet, it's going to make you dance!" she added...

Entertainment
April Dinner & Free Uppercut Concert - Marinaside at The Dive In - Mar 31, 2017 - 5:09:55 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The rescheduled Dinner and Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, April 1, 2017 jamming an energetic slew of hot new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!

Our 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...
News : Grand Bahama
First Annual Caribbean Film Festival and Market set for Grand Bahama in November - Mar 31, 2017 - 5:06:02 PM

Sm-GB-Film-Market.jpg
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in association with its regional partner, the Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD); the artistic community in The Bahamas and members of the Diaspora will stage the first ever Caribbean Film Festival and Market (CFFM) to be held at the Grand Lucayan Resort, in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, November 2 – 5, 2017.

At the inaugural Caribbean Film Festival and Market host country, The Islands of The Bahamas, will present to the world films made in the Caribbean by regional filmmakers who have honed their craft with some of the best filmmakers internationally. This cinematic event will also showcase experienced digital storytellers from various Caribbean countries...
Entertainment
Sammi Starr launches "#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song" social media campaign - Mar 31, 2017 - 11:15:24 AM

Sammi-SM.png
Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music recording artist, is proud to announce the launch of "#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song", a grassroots social media campaign aiming to share with the world Sammi's love for his country and the sounds of its Junkanoo festival through his song "Jump in Da Line", a single produced and remixed by Latin Grammy® winner, DJ Buddha.

Sammi Starr is launching "#Bahamas" on Tuesday, March 28th on his website www.sammistarrmusic.com as well as on Instagram. Sammi will search for his favorite photos and videos posted on Instagram with the hashtag #Bahamas and share them back with a soundtrack...

Entertainment
Icon of the Islands brings its brand to The Bahamas - Mar 30, 2017 - 5:04:59 PM

Islands-Icons_1.jpg
How often do aspiring singers and entertainers in the Bahamas get the opportunity to perform before some of music industry’s top hit makers? Icon of the Islands is about to change the game. The Caribbean focused groundbreaking talent search, reality television show and concert series has landed on the pristine shores of these isles and is on the search for talented singers, rappers, musical artists and entertainers – ready to step into the limelight.

Hosted by Celebrity Reality Star Yandy of the television hit reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop’, contestants will audition April 1, before music industry heavyweights Amir Windom, Shaheem Reid, Donnie Scantz and radio personality Angela Yee...
<< prev page    next page >>

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
Six Females Among Government Senate Appointments Including Positions of President and Vice-President
Prime Minister Minnis Extols Virtues of New ‘People’s Government’
Parker-Edgecombe to Head Information and Communications Arm; Oversee Transformation of ZNS/Modernization of BIS
Desmond Bannister Sworn In as Minister of Works
Grand Bahama Parliamentarians Admonished “Not to Forget God”
Community
Survivors at Cancer Society Ball Salluted
BTVI’s New Providence Campus Graduation 2017
ALIV now title sponsor of Special Olympics Bahamas
U.S. Embassy to Commemorate Memorial Day with a Wreath Laying Ceremony
RBPF Nassau: Police Appeal for information in Overnight Shooting Death - Defense Force Officer Found with Additional Ammunition
Bahamian Politics
Four PLP Senators Appointed
DNA urges Minnis administration to implement Good Governance Platform
DNA Women urge more female participation at the Cabinet level
Hon. Philip Davis Sworn In as Leader of the Opposition
J. Kwasi Thompson sworn in as State Minister of Grand Bahama
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, May 18
Arlene: Rare Tropical Storm forms in North Atlantic Ocean, Poses no threat to land
Subtropical Depression One; First April System in Atlantic Since 2003
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting January 26th
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting November 17th
Sports
U.N. ‘Slow Down, Save Lives” Movement Gains Momentum in Bahamas
7th Annual Junior Rugby Festival, a fun-filled weekend of competition
(Video) Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys the field in 49.77 WL Women's 400m in Shanghai
Jr. International Rugby Festival on this weekend in Freeport
Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex Receives Cricket Equipment
Columns
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: May 15 - 19
Pam Burnside: Economic Empowerment and Creativity
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Pam Burnside: The ABC's Of A New Beginning
"The Bahamas Chamber should be helping business encouraging more regulation, taxation and bureaucracy"
Events Calendars
New Providence Events Calendar
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Nassau Music Society presents Quartetto di Cremona, January 21st & 22nd
Women's Empowerment Workshop Coming to Grand Bahama
Entertainment
European Cinema and Independent Sensibilities
Saint Lucia’s Roots & Soul Festival Entertainment Lineup
Netflix didn’t come to Play, They came to Slay
The State of Caribbean Cinema: The Dominican Republic
Travolta Cooper at Cannes: Okja and The “New Hollywood”
Sales & Promotions
Flying Fish Dining Options
Solomon's Freeport & Nassau - Always the lowest prices (expires May 24th, 2017)
CostRight Freeport & Nassau - Awesome WOW buys!
GoldlyLocks Jewelry Port Lucaya Mother's Day Sale going on NOW!
Summer is Savoury at Flying Fish
Arts & Culture
The Bahamas: Forgotten History to open at The Ladder Gallery
How Lucky We Art!
The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition
Bahamian student artist wins prize
"33: 'til now" Opens at The Pro Gallery April 13
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated in a People’s March, Speeches, Culture & Entertainment
New insect species discovered at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera
Happy New Year from TheBahamasWeekly.com
Event Promotions via TheBahamasWeekly.com
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Opportunities
HGTV Seeks Realtors and Home Buyers for New "Bahamas Life" TV Show
Popup Show In Grand Bahama to Encourage Entrepreneurship
The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition
Summer scholarship offered at Bimini Biological Field Station
Freeport Players' Guild announces auditions for "Annie, the Musical"
The Bahamas Boasts
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
Palm Cay Marina Voted ‘1st Choice’ by Boaters Around the World for 3rd Consecutive Year
A Taste Of The Bahamas
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Bahamas Handbook 2012 in stores now
Market Place
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
2003 Buick Regal for Sale in Grand Bahama
His and Hers Mercedes Benz for Sale
Focus on Fashion
Islands of the World Fashion Showcase "The Colour of Love" this weekend
Inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia Calls for Designers
International Fashion Star Scouts The Bahamas for New Destination Film Series
The Beret Story
Fashion designer from Australia highlights Ocean Conservancy at Vancouver Fashion Week
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
Department of Inland Revenue Urges Compliance on VAT Inclusive Pricing
Health
Patients in Grand Bahama starting to receive care under NHI Bahamas
Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms
Enrolment for NHI Bahamas starts; Bahamians now able to select their Primary Care doctor
Public Health Clinic Enrolment in National Health Insurance
PAHO opens contest on best experiences in health promotion in cities, schools and universities in the Americas
Opinions
Nimi Princewill: Jehovah's Witnesses Don't Belong With The Rest Of The World
The State of (Human) Rights in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in 2017
"Spying Bill process. Another Abuse of Government Power?"
Gilbert Morris: The GB (Port Area) Incentive Act is anti-Incentive
Rick Lowe: Government Acting Immorally Over Tax Compliance Certificates
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University