Inspiration with Keith's Top 20 Countdown for 2014 - Angelique Sabrina Artist of the Year
- Jan 23, 2015 - 11:59:39 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Two new artists on the 2014 Top 20
Countdown by Inspiration with Keith of Island 102.9 FM grabbed the top 2 spots
while this year’s list includes 7 new artists.
“The highest ever to have singles on the countdown this year,” said
radio host, Keith Rolle.
Also chosen for best new artist of the year is the
young and vivacious Angelique Sabrina who recently released “I’m Ready” and towards
the end of 2014, debuted an album titled, “One For The People.”
Keith’s show “Inspiration with Keith” on Island 102.9
FM in Nassau, Bahamas has a wide audience both locally and abroad, not only in
the United States but also in 44 different countries. Keith started with...
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett to perform in The Bahamas
- Jan 22, 2015 - 11:35:23 PM
Bennett and Lady Gaga will be bringing their “Cheek to Cheek” Concert
Tour to the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island on June 13th, 2015, as a part of the resort's
Atlantis Live series.
The tour started in
December 2014 and runs until July 2015 covering major US cities;
Vancouver, Canada; and a handful of European locations. Performances
are said to feature tracks from their critically acclaimed album
Cheek to Cheek
which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release in
September. 88 year old Bennett remains the oldest artist in music
industry history to have an album on
Exuma Swimming Pigs to Debut in L.A.
- Jan 20, 2015 - 11:59:59 PM
Pack your bags! Exuma's swimming pigs are now flying to the City of Angels.
Figuratively, of course. Those swimming pigs are pretty comfortable
where they are. But "When Pigs Swim", the wildly successful documentary
on the famous swine, has become an official selection of the Pan African
Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles - it's second film festival
selection in recent months.
'When Pigs Swim' premiered at the Bahamas International Film Festival last December.
My 20 favourite Bahamian songs of all time
- Jan 20, 2015 - 4:35:25 PM
Bahamian author, playwright and educator, Dr. Ian Strachan, shares his list of favourite Bahamian songs.
These songs are not in any particular order. And this list is entirely
subjective. I didn’t do any research at all. I don’t know how many
records or CDs were sold or how long it took for the songs to drop out
of regular rotation. I’m going with all my favourites. Feel free to let
me know if you agree or disagree. And I wouldn’t be surprised if I got
the titles of a few of these wrong either, so sorry in advance if I do...
Call for Entries: First Annual WideScreen Festival In Miami
- Jan 19, 2015 - 4:35:36 PM
Get Discovered! Submissions End February 8th
Florida – In effort to inspire the creation and distribution of art,
while ultimately enhancing the creative mind, Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod
Knowles announces the first annual
WideScreen Film and Music Video
Festival at the AMC Aventura 24
Theaters in Aventura, FL, set to take place from February 27 – March 3, 2015. The event is
sponsored by TheBahamasWeekly.com, a
Bahamian and Canadian based news and events website.
from around the world can submit films to the WideScreen Film &
Music Video Festival for a chance to win bragging rights and the
ultimate prizes: WideScreenFilm and Music Video’s Best Filmmaker Award
as well as $500 cash. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the
American Cancer Society’s charity foundation Relay For Life...
Canadian pop-folk group 'Fortunate Ones' to perform in Freeport, January 30th, 2015
- Jan 15, 2015 - 7:08:19 PM
Grand Bahama Island - The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society, a charitable
organization for the performing arts on Grand Bahama is pleased to present
popular Canadian pop-folk recording artists, "Fortunate Ones ”LIVE in
concert Friday, Jan 30th at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club located at No. 6
Royal Main Close in Lucaya.
Showtime is 7:30pm; tickets are only $30 and are available at the Seventeen
Shop and by calling 727-0811 or 373-8068.
*ALL proceeds go towards performing arts scholarships in Grand Bahama.
Watch the 87th Oscars® Nominations Announcement Right Here
- Jan 15, 2015 - 8:20:42 AM
Golden Globes are now behind us and it's officially award season. There
is no other awards event that captivates our attention as much as the
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
will be unveiling their 2015 Oscar nominations on
January 15th, at 5:30AM, PST / 8:30AM EST at the
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, CA.
We will finally find out which films are still in the running in the 87th annual Academy Awards.
Mr. J offers sound advice to students in "Stay in School 2"
- Jan 14, 2015 - 12:24:43 PM
The message of Stay in School 2 crosses
international boundaries, being driven by the infectious sound of dancehall, carrying
a universal appeal. Mr. J delivers the
song over an up tempo and bassy track, with hi hats and cymbals ticking and
clapping while chatting in his rough dj voice, similar to Jamaica’s top Djs
Bounty Killer, and Vybez Kartel who also penned a school song encouraging
students to value their education...
“Stay in school don’t you
become a fool, take your book and your pencil let your mind become a tool”.
With these words of sound advice to students, Mr. J returns with a second
installment of the single Stay In School, Stay In School 2.
Alexis releases her new music video, "I Want U"
- Jan 9, 2015 - 12:00:52 PM
Hailing form the
beautiful islands of The Bahamas... Alexis is one of the most talented
rising stars to ever come out of the "242". This Grand Bahama beauty has
been seen and heard on our radios and televisions for almost 10 years.
her first song at the tender age of 9, and having her first national
radio airplay at 16, Alexis Pelacanos is just one step away from being a
world wide superstar with her talent, beauty, creativity and pure drive
that exudes from her and everything she does.
Singer, songwriter, award winning actress, radio host, dancer...
Debut concert for 16 yr-old Super Talent of the Bahamas winner, February 8th
- Jan 8, 2015 - 6:27:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Dreams really do come true! Sanches Thompson, a student of the
Government High School in Nassau recently migrated from Andros where
she always wanted an opportunity to display her talent as a singer.
year she won Super Talent of the Bahamas 2014 and will be performing
her debut concert on Sunday, February 8th, 2015, at Sur Club Sushi Bar,
Elizabeth & Marina, Bay Street.
Attendees will enjoy the
smooth vocal sounds of the this motivated 16 year old recording artist
who loves Jazz, R&B and Pop!
Caribbean Film Project Call for Submissions
- Jan 2, 2015 - 10:29:57 AM
The Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA) and
its partners - Groundation Grenada, Audiovisual Society of Dominica,
ChantiMedia and SASOD Guyana – is set to launch Caribbean Film Project,
an initiative which aims to showcase the talent of unknown and emerging
writers in the Caribbean and Diaspora.
Through Caribbean Film
Project, CaFA and its partners will not only tackle storytelling in
films coming out of the Caribbean, but will provide an opportunity for
Diaspora filmmakers to have their work included in a Caribbean film
compilation. The initiative will focus on assisting in the production of
films in countries which have mostly been absent from the current
Caribbean filmmaking renaissance – Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, and St.
Kitts & Nevis, as well as Caribbean filmmakers in the Diaspora...
"The Cinemas" debuts on TEMPO TV Thursday, February 5th
- Jan 1, 2015 - 11:58:55 PM
TEMPO Networks, the leading media and entertainment Company
in the Caribbean is proud to announce its new series
Cinemas to debut
February 5th, 2015 in America and
throughout the Caribbean on TEMPO TV. The Cinemas is the brainchild of its host, Bahamian
writer, director, and producer Travolta
Cooper, who began the show as a result of an endorsement deal with The Bahamas’
movie theater chain. The show consists of movie reviews and interviews with a
Caribbean twist. At heart, The Cinemas was designed to promote and encourage the new wave of Caribbean Cinema
happening in the Region and around the world...
Anuschka Wright is Home for the Holidays
- Dec 31, 2014 - 1:00:50 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
It has been two years since jazz artist, Anuschka Wright, has spent the
Christmas Holidays in her native Bahama land. So it comes as no surprise
that in addition to spending time with family and friends, to the
pleasure of her fans, she is also performing at various venues
throughout New Providence.
Always ready for an opportunity to
sing, no sooner had she grabbed her bags at the airport she was welcomed
to an impromptu performance. Fellow vocalist, and recording artist,
Jonathan Farrington, was already serenading the crowd at arrivals at
Lyden Pindling International Airport when the two spotted each other...
Fifty Shades of Grey to Celebrate Its International Premiere at the Berlinale
- Dec 23, 2014 - 12:31:02 AM
Shades of Grey
the highly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book, will celebrate
its international premiere as a
Special Gala at the 65th Berlin International Film
by author E L James, the book was translated into 51 languages. The film is directed by Sam
Nowhere Boy) and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana
Brunetti alongside James. The screenplay for the film is by Kelly
into the iconic roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are Jamie Dornan
and Dakota Johnson (
The Social Network).
Mr. J Bahamas releases latest single, "God's Love"
- Dec 17, 2014 - 11:16:16 PM
The greatest form of love
displayed to mankind was demonstrated through the sacrifice of God's Son for
the eternal salvation of sinful man.
Mr. J sings about God's love, His
mercy, judgement and forgiveness in his new single titled,
God's Love. The song
tells the story of the downfall of man through disobedience, resulting in sin
coming into existence. The poor judgement of one man, Adam, brought death and
condemnation upon all. A pronouncement of hard labor was cast on the man whilst
the woman would carry the burden of pain in child bearing. Their off spring,
infected with the disease of sin caused by the serpent, learned hate,
jealousy and murder.
“We Can Change the World” Wins 19th CCEM Song Competition
- Dec 11, 2014 - 4:51:17 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – “We Can Change the World,” sung by St.
Anne’s High School Choir, was selected winner of the Song Competition for the
19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM). The song was written by Sammie “Starr”
Poitier, and the choir was directed by Darryl Hurston.
In second place was the song, “Teacher Appreciation,”
written by Alvin Simms (aka ‘Papa Smurf').
And in third place was “Quality Education” sung by the
Albury Sayle Primary School Choir, led by Sonovia Pierre, and co-produced by
Felicia Cartwright and Ms. Pierre...
Bahamas Hip Hop and Film Industry Mourn the Loss of Manifest and Family
- Nov 10, 2014 - 11:33:58 AM
Lavard Parks, known in
the hip hop world as Manifest, his wife Radel and their young son
Johannan were among those killed in the November 9, 2014 plane crash in
The Bahamas with internationally known author and evangelist, Dr. Myles
Munroe. Manifest and his wife were recently ordained Youth Pastors at
Bahamas Faith Ministries International. The couple had also recently
announced they were expecting their second child, due in April 2015. The
death of the couple has left the local entertainment community in
Radel, a graduate of the New York Film Academy was in
Atlanta last year furthering her career in film at Savannah College of
Art and Design. While in Atlanta, she had the opportunity to meet with
Roger Bobb of Bobbcat Studios via the Bahamas Consul General’s Office of
Atlanta and submit ...
Bahamian production team The HD Boyz make history
- Nov 1, 2014 - 5:05:14 PM
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...
Ronnie Butler Inducted Into the Caribbean Hall of Fame
- Oct 31, 2014 - 12:40:36 PM
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.