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V-Mac’s Eleuthera tour to target youth in wake of triple tragedy - Apr 23, 2014 - 2:17:46 PM

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Eleuthera, The Bahamas -  In the wake of the deaths of Bobby Thompson 32, Pacino Simmons 29 and Harry Sands, Jr 19, gospel recording artist and host/founder of 242Untapped Vincent ‘V-Mac’ McDonald, is taking his Declaration Tour to the island of Eleuthera, hoping to keep youth on track in spite of the triple tragedy.

“I do not know any of the victims personally, despite my visits to Eleuthera and some members of our team being from that island,” said V-Mac. “I do know that as a young man in the same age bracket, who has yet to reach my prime, it’s devastating. I’m close to my family as well so I can only imagine the pain they are going through..."
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First Taste band to make its debut in Grand Bahama - Apr 22, 2014 - 5:40:22 PM

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Vice president of the Grand Bahama Entertainers, Musicians and Artists Association, Nat Cambridge has formed a new band in Grand Bahama.

"Grand Bahamian live music has, for some time now, been on the decline until recently with the advent of some new faces entering the scene. However, even with these new faces popping up here and there, the live music entertainment scene continues to be dominated by what I term '60 year old entertainers, presenting 40 year old material for 20 year old audiences,' said Cambridge. "Grand Bahama is long overdue time for a serious effort to pass the baton to those young, talented and aspiring entertainers..."
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Pineapple Air and Avvy Bahamas announce Partnership - Apr 22, 2014 - 11:07:18 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Locally owned Pineapple Air announced today that it has partnered with Bahamian musician, Avvy Bahamas, effective May 1st, 2014. A press conference was held this morning at The Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport to discuss the benefits of this partnership.

By partnering with Avvy Bahamas, Pineapple Air expects to revamp its brand and widen its customer base between Nassau, Bahamas and Eleuthera, Bahamas.

As of May 1st Pineapple Air will announce their "Sweet Deals" between Nassau and Eleuthera...

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The Cinemas: Rio 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Occulus, and Noah - Apr 17, 2014 - 9:36:12 PM

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Great news!  A longer version of "The Cinemas" will debut this Thursday, April 17th at 8pm on Cable 12. The web show will continue of course for those of you in other countries.

This episode takes a look at Rio 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Occulus, Noah, and Travolta Cooper is joined by Lavado Stubbs and Leah Eneas to discuss a film from Trinidad called "Between Friends".
Also on the show is Travis Cartwright, and Dr. Toni Francis.
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Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
Bahamas Intl Film Festival Call For Films and Scripts - Mar 7, 2014 - 8:17:47 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is dedicated to providing the local community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world.

The 11th edition of the Film Festival will be held on December 4 - 14, 20 14 once again we expect to generate excellent local and international media coverage throughout the world and will be attracting leading film professionals and distributors.
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Angelique Sabrina releases "I'm Ready" - Feb 14, 2014 - 1:30:10 AM

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Bahamian recording artist, Angelique Sabrina released her music video, "I'm Ready" today coinciding with Valentine's Day 2014.

Shot in her hometown of Nassau, I'm Ready captures the many facets of love and relationships that speak to Angelique's generation, and follows Angelique's journey through loving relationships, set in the majestic and historic backdrop of the nearly 300-year old Graycliff hotel property in the heart of The Bahamas' capital city, as well as several other stunning tropical locations in the island nation.
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Rik Carey to perform at the 50th Annual Heart Ball in The Bahamas - Feb 14, 2014 - 12:30:25 AM

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The 2013/ 2014 Heart Ball Committee presents the 50th Annual Heart Ball, under the theme “Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of a Vision… Championing the Cause of Children!”, an entertaining and exciting fundraiser to benefit the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation. Funds donated to The Heart Foundation help to repair the hearts of children in The Bahamas.

On Saturday February 15, 2014, the 50th Annual Heart Ball is set to take place at Melia Nassau Beach Resort and will feature a performance by Grammy award winning artist; Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award winner and 2-time Billboard winner, Mr. Rik Carey. Mr. Carey is a Bahamian artist, music producer, song writer, proprietor and drummer. He is best known for his lead vocals in Baha-Men...
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Freeport Players Guild YARD Event: Celebrity Couple & Celebrity Look-a-like Valentine's Party - Feb 12, 2014 - 1:10:33 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Regency Young Adults Regency Drama Group presents our second event of the year Hollywood Lovin' this Saturday February 15th, 2014. This is the year of the lovers everyone!

Dress up with your friends or lover as celebrity couples or just come on out for the fun of it! There will be performances by our very own talents, music and many other activities throughout the night you won't be disappointed!...
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Bahamian filmmaker crafts web series, "The Cinemas" - Feb 11, 2014 - 1:28:13 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Rising star filmmaker Travolta Cooper, in conjunction with Galleria Cinemas, will soon launch a new web series, keeping viewers informed of films and entertainment.

“The show is called The Cinemas,” said Mr. Cooper. “Much of it is designed to create a coherent movie going community, bridging the marketing gap between local and international commerce as it relates to Galleria Cinemas.”

Mr. Cooper said the show could also be used as a tool for visitors to see local productions that might play at the cinemas. Mr. Cooper (center)...
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Bahamian Filmmaker Launches Internet Show, ‘The Cinemas’ - Feb 8, 2014 - 3:48:04 PM

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The Tribune:
In an effort to create a more vibrant movie community, Bahamian film maker Travolta Cooper has launched a new internet movie critic show.

‘The Cinemas’, a show which will spotlight the latest movie releases and happenings in the movie world, will be released bi-weekly. The first episode was filmed last week and can be viewed on the YTV Youtube channel.

Mr Cooper told Tribune Entertainment the lack of a vibrant movie community was what led him to launch ‘The Cinemas’.

Mr Cooper will be joined on the show by local radio personality Teej Grant, and they will share their thoughts on the latest releases.
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Bahamian entertainment group branches out - Jan 29, 2014 - 12:55:07 PM

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Brown Entertainment Group Auditions and BE Arts Programs have been combined
and been rebranded as a regional tour and a model and talent expo.

The company’s principal, Sonia Brown, announced that its inaugural
Carib-Link Bahamas project is slated for the summer of 2014. As a prequel to the event, the James Pentaudi
Workshops will be held July 26-28.

“The goal is to not only to create a platform for Caribbean entertainers to be
educated, empowered and exposed, but also to bring the top decision makers
to our markets to discover the multi-faceted talent we have,” Ms. Brown said.
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Kel Mitchell to headline Bahamas' Youth Explosion 2014 - Jan 24, 2014 - 1:45:10 PM

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The Island of Grand Bahama is about to experience a wave of Youths as the first ever Spring Break-Through weekend is about to take place. This coming March hundreds of young people will come together in a time of Fun, Fellowship and Worship.

The event is scheduled  for three days and will begin with a Youth Explosion with Live Performances from some of the island's top Gospel Artist. Special Celebrity Guest for the evening will be Mr. Kel Mitchel of the hit Nickelodeon Show "Kel N Kenan". This will be Kel's first time coming to the island of Grand Bahama...

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A need for education inspires organizers to launch viralmovements.com in preparation for ViralMovements 2013 - Aug 1, 2012 - 10:56:51 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Musicians and creatives now have a digital platform to instruct them on how to make money online doing what they love. DistinctiveImpression MMG and partners announce the launch of ViralMovements.com today. ViralMovements.com responses to the rapid growth entertainers in the digtial space.  It is a resource for education, exposures  and development.  The online hub offers information on how to  craft music, photography, videography and blogs for digital monetization. ViralMovements.com can be accessed from any presonal computer, laptop, or mobile device.
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KB Making Music to Save the Environment in Marsh Harbour - Apr 17, 2014 - 12:21:32 PM

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Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie, The Bahamas’ best-selling musician, is drawing crowds belting out a chorus with a cause at a series of concerts around the country.

Sponsored by Save The Bahamas, the concerts kicked off in late December in Nassau and hit Abaco last weekend where the second event in Marsh Harbour drew more than 250 people.

Long a proponent of protecting the environment, KB has recorded videos with a beach backdrop and written several environmentally-themed pieces, including Save The Bays with the popular refrain...
Community : Abaco
K.B. Gives Back to the Environment - Apr 16, 2014 - 7:51:05 PM

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Abaco, Bahamas - K.B.’s music is based on the people and the beauty of the Bahamas. Now he’s giving back to the environment that has given him the inspiration for so many of his hits by donating proceeds from his fourth K.B. and Friends Album to Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS), which provides environmental education through field trips, summer camps and after school programs and works to preserve the environment of Abaco by operating a number of grassroots conservation programs.

K.B. first become familiar FRIENDS when he performed at their annual Reef Ball fundraising event in early 2013.  He says, “I was impressed with how hard they were working and the difference they were making in Abaco.
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Introducing Chorus, Bahamian reggae-dancehall artist - Apr 11, 2014 - 1:06:21 PM

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Chorus is a tuneful Bahamian reggae artist that has a rare but melodic sound.   Chorus started recording in the 2008 and later started a production company called, Universal Kartel. In 2009 Chorus partnered with Wonderful Entertainment whom he is working with.

Chorus is currently working on his album which is set to be released in late November, 2014.  Chorus has worked with various artists such as  Plus Givens, G Money-Flow, Professor B, Trouble E, Gilla C., Diggit Bless, Brent B, and more...

The music video is "It's Over" and the artist said his thoughts and inspiration behind the song are simple. "The suffering is over. I show a little of the struggle, and how I overcame it to get to where I am today. There are people struggling...
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"Protect Women & Children" event open forum highlights on ArtOvation - Apr 11, 2014 - 10:29:47 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - ArtOvation with TaDa is a weekly one-hour radio show of one-on-one interviews with the brightest personalities in arts, entertainment and innovation! Tune in to ArtOvation on Star 106.5 FM Saturdays at 8am EST or online via www.star106fm.com.

The "Protect Women & Children" event was held on Wednesday April 9th at Rawson Square. This activism and awareness event was hosted by the newly formed Coalition to End Gender-based Violence & Discrimination.
Entertainment
Mr. J releases new single, "We Don't Want No VAT" - Apr 11, 2014 - 1:00:51 AM

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This his follow up to his ongoing campaign against the VAT, Bahamian artist, Mr. J releases "We Don't Want No VAT".

"The song and artwork represents and reflects the views of the greater percentage of the Bahamian people that are opposed to the new tax.  With over ten thousand plus persons that have signed online petitions against the VAT, the title of this new initiative aptly fits the anti VAT environment that we are in," said the recording artist, Gesner Dalmon / Mr. J.

"The song describes VAT as a manufacturing tax as opposed to a consumer tax, which has been purported. VAT was originally designed to be used in large manufacturing countries such as Europe and not small economies..."
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Brad Lundy, Son of Andros and Prince of Entertainment! - Apr 10, 2014 - 10:10:09 AM

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Way back then in Calabash Bay, Andros, Bahamas, some seventy five years ago, Quebell Lundy a hard working farmer and fisherman was preparing to welcome another offspring to the world..to the harsh living on the Out Islands, made delightful by the sheer beauty of the clear waters, beaches, peace,quiet and the joy of church music and little spirits.

His wife Virginia was well on with child..she was real heavy and the midwife, a considerable distance away by donkey.

With the gentle breeze lifting the nearby banana and cane tassels, the midwife shouted praises as the newest Lundy sprang forth; a boy, full of air, as he cried to be in the land.
Columns : Letters to The Editor
"From Brad Lundy to John Doe" - Apr 6, 2014 - 1:31:01 PM

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Dear Editor,

A prolific and major music entertainer in the person of BRAD LUNDY meets his untimely demise in a violent hit and run traffic accident on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway and the media reports the incident as if an unidentified person, a “John Doe” of sorts, is the latest victim of a hit and run traffic accident.

A native of the big yard, Mr. Lundy was known as the ANDROS JERRY BUTLER. Dapper in his dress, a gentleman in his demeanor and deportment, and energetic in his live performances, Brad graced the stages in night clubs and concert halls all across the USA, Canada and the Caribbean...
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