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Free Concert at Dive In (UNEXSO) with Uppercut Feb 25 - Feb 24, 2017 - 3:51:30 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, February 25, 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!
Entertainment
Crazy Love 2 final run this weekend in Grand Bahama - Feb 24, 2017 - 2:07:37 PM

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With five sold-out shows under their belt and two more productions set for this weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment’s Crazy Love 2 – Love Gets Crazier has undoubtedly had one outrageous ride.

The play is set for its final run in Grand Bahama on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 8:00pm at the Regency Theatre.

Playwright and producer Gea Pierre is over the moon at the response from Grand Bahama and how well received the Crazy Love 2 cast have been, with all their scandalous drama and hilariously tricky love triangles...
Focus on Fashion
St. John’s College’s band, 'Special Blend' wears Bahari - Feb 22, 2017 - 10:50:42 AM

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When members of St. John’s College’s band, Special Blend, put their game face on to compete in the first ever TMP Music Competition organized by Zamar Group, the final touch was adorning themselves with one of a kind Bahari shirts.

The band went on to win the competition hands down which afforded its members the opportunity to perform in the state of Boston this summer. The band, which was formed in November of 2016, describes its style as a mixture of music genres thus the name, “Special Blend”...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
More than 120 enter MOT’s song competition - Feb 20, 2017 - 11:37:20 AM

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The Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) ‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition attracted scores of talented singers, songwriters and musicians from throughout The Islands of The Bahamas.

On February 17, members of MOT’s Culture and Heritage Department counted 124 submissions.

The deadline for submissions was 5:00 p.m...
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Berlinale Panorama Audience Awards go to Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro - Feb 19, 2017 - 10:40:51 AM

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BERLIN, Germany - The public has cast its votes: the 19th Panorama Audience Awards – presented by the Berlinale Panorama section in collaboration with radioeins and for the first time in co-operation with rbb television (Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting) - go to Insyriated by Philipp Van Leeuw for best fiction film and I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck for best documentary.

Insyriated is a tautly-constructed chamber drama about trying to live a normal life in a war zone. It is the second film starring Hiam Abbass that has won the Panorama Audience Award (she also played the lead in Eran Riklis’s Lemon Tree in 2008)...
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Bahamas - TCI Collaboration as Avvy and Jack Nasty release joint album - Feb 17, 2017 - 1:14:20 AM

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Recording artists' Avvy Bahamas and Jack 'Nasty' Lightbourne from the Turks and Caicos Islands have announced that the first two singles off their upcoming album "Dirty South Experiment" is scheduled to be released this week Friday, February 17, 2017.

The two, who met at last year's Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival celebrations in Freeport, Grand Bahama will be releasing a joint album next month and expressed their excitement about the project which has been in the works for almost a year.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
90th Birthday Tribute for Sir Sidney Poitier Held in The Bahamas - Feb 15, 2017 - 11:00:03 PM

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The following are remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas:

"I count it an honour and privilege to be among the family and special guests who have assembled this evening to pay tribute and to honour Sir Sidney Poitier as he marks yet another milestone in his long and colourful life, the celebration of his 90th Birthday.

To have reached this particular milestone is most assuredly a blessing from God and we give thanks to the Almighty that he has given long life and good health to one who in so many ways represents the best that life has to offer and who represents human dignity, grace and charm, talent and excellence..."
News : Grand Bahama
Crazy Love 2 comes to the Regency Theatre Feb 3-5 - Feb 3, 2017 - 11:42:58 AM

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Grand Bahama, it’s going to get two times the crazy soon. Out of the Ashes Entertainment is about to roll out another dose of high-drama, scandalicious laughter with Crazy Love 2 at the Regency Theatre on February 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Last year, the original production, Crazy Love, stole the audience’s hearts with seven sold-out performances and one encore show in Grand Bahama and another six in New Providence...
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CaribbeanTales Announces Its Annual Call For Submissions - Feb 1, 2017 - 1:25:38 PM

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CaribbeanTales, a multi-faceted group of film production, marketing and distribution companies, has announced its annual Call for Submissions for the Film Festival and Producer Incubator programs that will take place in September 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Applications for both programs will be open until March 31, 2017.

CTI Presented by Flow - Get Your Original Caribbean TV Series Made!

The renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (CTI), now in its eighth year, has hosted over two hundred producers from across the Caribbean. Sponsored by Flow, the Caribbean's leading telecommunications company, the CTI serves as a funnel for the creation of original TV Series...
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WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival to Host Awards Show Aboard 125' Yacht - Jan 31, 2017 - 7:45:25 PM

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Miami, FL. --  The highly anticipated 3-day event, WIDESCREEN FILM & MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (WSF) returns to Miami to celebrate their 3rd consecutive year in recognizing and awarding the craftsmanship and accomplishments of talented artists and filmmakers from over 75 countries. The festival commences Friday, February 17, concluding aboard the 125' South Beach Lady Yacht, on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Bayside Marina.

Every season Widescreen Festival receives over 669 film submissions from 75+ countries across the globe. Featured on NBC 6, WSF has been honored as the #1 Best-Reviewed festival globally out of 4,850+ on FilmFreeway...
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Bahamian jazz trumpeter Giveton Gelin performs during National YoungArts Week in Miami - Jan 27, 2017 - 3:59:00 PM

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Bahamian Giveton Gelin, a former student of Windsor Preparatory School in Nassau, recently performed during National YoungArts Week in Miami, Florida. Gelin was named a 2017 YoungArts Winner in the Jazz category.  Performances were held at both the New World Center and Le Chat Noir.

Gelin says he got into playing the trumpet when his primary school marching band needed more trumpeters. He received his first trumpet when his father remembered he had once lent a trumpet to a friend, and they were surprised to find out she still had it and it was returned to him. "Little did I know how much went into playing the trumpet, but over the years it started to become clear to me that music was my calling..."
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition Deadline Extended to Feb. 17 - Jan 26, 2017 - 1:11:18 PM

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Scores of talented Bahamians have been busy composing new and exciting songs for the Ministry of Tourism’s Da Bahamian Ting Song Competition.

Rick Carey, coordinator in the Heritage and Culture Department of the Ministry of Tourism, said the department has been flooded with submissions from enthusiastic Bahamians.

“We are really surprised by the response. It’s been amazing. We have had interest and submissions from a lot of professional and amateur musicians, songwriters, bands and school choirs. It’s not just people in Nassau either, we’ve had folks call from the Exumas, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama too,” Carey said...
Entertainment
K.B.'s "RED PLATE" Calls For Accountability - Jan 25, 2017 - 9:24:19 PM

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Recording artist and Bahamian Entertainer, K.B. (Kirkland Bodie), is targeting wasteful government spending in the public service in his first song for 2017.

The Rake-n-Scrape king released the single and video montage for his new song, "Red Plate", over the weekend. A reference to the red license plates on government vehicles driven by public service executives. K.B. said "Red Plate" is a danceable tune with a hard-hitting message, the song is a call for accountability, across the board.
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89th Oscars® Nominations Announced: La La Land takes 14 - Jan 24, 2017 - 2:53:10 PM

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Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, joined by Oscar®-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and Ken Watanabe, announced the 89th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 24).

This year’s nominations were announced in a pre-taped video package at 5:18 a.m. PT via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the Academy’s digital platforms; a satellite feed and broadcast media...
Entertainment
Nassau Music Society presents Quartetto di Cremona, January 21st & 22nd - Jan 20, 2017 - 4:14:44 PM

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The Nassau 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.

Come 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!

Entertainment
Bahamian artists contribute to "CONCH GONE" music video to support Conchservation Campaign - Jan 20, 2017 - 3:55:14 PM

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Conch Gone
,  a five-minute original music video featuring a host of young Bahamian artists depicting a Bahamas without conch has gone viral on social media and will be aired on local television stations.

The video premiered recently at the Green Parrot Restaurant on East Bay Street to a standing ovation and loud cheers from a high-level audience of environmentalists and media professionals. It featured more than a dozen performers and was directed by Lavado Stubbs of Conchboy Films.

According to one audience member, "The message for the protection of conch was well-crafted and highly entertaining..."
Arts & Culture
Free performance of moving play, "Gun Boys Rhapsody" in Freeport Jan 14th - Jan 13, 2017 - 11:06:55 AM

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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 society.  

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...
Entertainment
Anwar releases "So Sexy" official music video from his upcoming album "I am Junka-Pop-Roc" - Jan 12, 2017 - 3:19:10 PM

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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...
Columns : Films, Finance and Fine Arts - Kareem Mortimer
The Island House Film Festival celebrates “Play the Devil” and “Viva” - Jan 10, 2017 - 9:46:50 AM

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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...
Entertainment
"La La Land" wins record 7 Golden Globes - Jan 9, 2017 - 11:35:28 AM

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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. 

Meryl 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...
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