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FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama shows off a stellar lineup of independent films - Mar 20, 2019 - 6:40:40 PM

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The return of “FLIFF On Location” to Grand Bahama Island and the Pelican Bay Hotel this past weekend, was a heartwarming experience for President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF), Greg Von Hausch. The festival’s strong connection to the island, was the driving force behind its return.

“FLIFF has a wonderful history with Grand Bahama and it feels good to be back”, said Von Hausch. “We first came to the island in 2009, to screen a movie at the Regency Theatre. That event was a tremendous success, and the catalyst for our agreement with the Ministry of Tourism to come to Freeport to host FLIFF at Pelican Bay from 2011 to 2013...
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Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival in Grand Bahama this weekend - Mar 15, 2019 - 4:00:10 PM

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FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama Island – Take 4! March 16 and 17 at Pelican Bay Hotel.


In 2011, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) entered into a three-year partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, to present a mini fest on Grand Bahama Island.

“Those were three fun years as celebrities including Dennis Haysbert, Giancarlo Esposito and Joelle Carter participated," said president and CEO of FLIFF, Gregory von Hausch...

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Buju Banton All Access Tickets Sold Out - Mar 14, 2019 - 10:45:41 AM

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Organizers of the upcoming Buju Banton: Long Walk To Freedom concert confirmed Wednesday that their All-Access tickets are sold out.

Paradise Productions, which is staging the concert, said VIP and Platinum tickets are also moving fast.

The concert, slated for March 30, 2019 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, is expected to attract thousands of fans from all over the world...
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91st Oscars® Transcripts and Interview Room Video Clips - Feb 19, 2019 - 6:50:56 PM

Transcripts of all Oscar® winners' onstage acceptance speeches and backstage interviews will be distributed via e-mail as they are released on the night of the telecast (Sunday, February 24). Each email will be distributed once. Those who submit their subscription request after the telecast has begun will receive only the transcripts released thereafter...
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The Academy Celebrates Oscar Night® in New York and London - Feb 18, 2019 - 6:00:44 PM

The Academy will once again host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York and London for its members and invited film industry guests on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2019. The Oscars® will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Oscar Night London will return to a private two-tier screening venue in Soho to view the 91st Oscars. Guests will enjoy a midnight feast, complete with Piper-Heidsieck champagne and espresso martinis, and will watch the Oscars telecast streamed live on the big screen...
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Romantic comedy opens at Atlantis - Feb 15, 2019 - 6:08:14 AM

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In a world filled with heartache and heartbreak, nothing provides relief faster than a good belly laugh that rumbles from down deep within and doesn’t stop till it roars. 

A play opening February 14 at Atlantis provides just that kind of laughter, a guarantee or your money back cure-all for anything that’s gone wrong.

Called “The Love List,” the romantic comedy is a side-splitting running dialogue among three actors, two old friends who face turning 50 – one of them alone, the other married...
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91st Oscars® Governors Ball Creative Team announced - Feb 8, 2019 - 8:34:24 PM
 
LOS ANGELES, CA – Academy governor Lois Burwell, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will team to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscars® celebration, which will immediately follow the 91st Oscars ceremony on Sunday, February 24.  The Ball’s 1,500 invited guests include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants...
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Round one: Stars line up for the Oscars® - Feb 4, 2019 - 11:53:20 AM

Oscar® producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy Awards®. The show will honor the incredible slate of nominees – from blockbusters to independent films – and embrace the diversity of the global movie-going audience. The Oscars® airs live on the ABC Television Network, February 24, and will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories.

“The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and performances,” said Gigliotti and Weiss. “We want to give the public an opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all...
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Zamar produces four major concerts in a row - Feb 4, 2019 - 11:40:39 AM

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The new year started off with a bang for Zamar productions as the company was responsible for the world-class lighting, sound and staging provided for four major concerts scheduled around new year's celebrations at two of the major hotels in the country.

They included: The Jacksons, often referred to as "the first family of soul" and eight-time Grammy award-winning artist Fergie performing at the Atlantis Resorts; and The Bahamas own Grammy award-winning band Baha Men and two-time Grammy award nominee Dua Lipa performing at Bahamar...
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The Recording Academy honors Diana Ross and Her Landmark Career on the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards - Jan 31, 2019 - 9:41:50 AM

The Recording Academy™ has announced a very special performance by Diana Ross during this year's 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. In what is sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY® moment, the Recording Academy will honor the icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishments. Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT...
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Recording Academy™ statement on James Ingram - Jan 29, 2019 - 6:02:16 PM

Two-time GRAMMY® winner James Ingram was a soulful, chart-topping singer and songwriter. A 14-time GRAMMY nominee, Ingram earned two GRAMMY Awards in the 1980s: Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for "One Hundred Ways" and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "Yah Mo B There," a duet with Michael McDonald. As a songwriter, he collected several hits with an impressive roster of artists including Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and the Pointer Sisters, among others...
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2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Available Now - Jan 25, 2019 - 9:57:02 AM

The Recording Academy™'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Republic Records announce the release of the 2019 GRAMMY® Nominees album—which is now available in stores and via all digital retailers.
 
The latest installment of the best-selling series—now in its 25th year—features 22 GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world's top recording artists and emerging talent...
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Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announces winners of Research and Preservation Grant Program - Jan 24, 2019 - 12:42:57 AM

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today the winners of its Research and Preservation Grant Program. This program provides grants to music institutions, nonprofit organizations, musicologists, and researchers around the world who are enhancing and preserving Latin music heritage. This year, an eclectic group of institutions and scholars will receive this support. The four grants, with a maximum value of $5,000 USD each, support diverse initiatives: The Preservation Grants fund the archiving and preservation of Latin music and its unique customs, while the Research Grants support projects that emphasize historical and anthropological research, in addition to documenting traditions and Latin folklore...
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91st Oscars® Nominations Announced - Jan 22, 2019 - 8:45:19 AM

Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars® nominations today (January 22), live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media.

Nanjiani and Ross announced the nominees in 9 categories at 5:20 a.m. PT, and the remaining 15 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT. For a complete list of nominees...
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The Art1st and Giovanni Robinson to light up the Nassau Night Market stage - Jan 17, 2019 - 10:25:19 AM

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Now into its fourth week, word has been spreading through the entertainment community that the Nassau Night Market (NNM) is a dynamic platform for upcoming artists to perform and gain exposure. This week, the NNM stage is being taken over by The Art1st and Geovanni Robinson.

Alexandria Marshall, who goes by the stage name “The Art1st,” is a 24-year-old native of Nassau, Bahamas. She is a rapper-singer and has been performing as a solo music artist for about 2 years...
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Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts - Jan. 19th - Jan 14, 2019 - 12:19:28 PM

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The ultimate Dinner Concert party 2019 is On! It's happening oceanside at Taino by the Sea, Saturday January 19th, 2018 as the Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts series recharges and resumes at the ultimate Oceanfront party spot, Taino by the Sea. There'll be a super special Dinner Menu, cool refreshing drink specials and loads of waterside fun.

This will be an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking about, Uppercut 242! Our eclectic blend of R&B, Classic Rock, Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Bahamian, Disco, Blues and Soca music is perfect to enjoy whilst enjoying exquisite Oceanside dining and sipping refreshing cocktails in the ocean breeze...
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Academy names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer - Dec 20, 2018 - 12:14:06 PM

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Christine Simmons to the position of Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. Simmons, president and COO of the Los Angeles Sparks, will assume her new role in January, reporting directly to Hudson.

Simmons will be responsible for the day-to-day management and enhancement of the Academy’s internal organization and infrastructure, with focus on the Academy Foundation, comprised of the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy Film Archive, its educational programs and the Science and Technology Council...
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347 Feature Films in Contention for 2018 Best Picture Oscar® - Dec 18, 2018 - 3:18:18 PM

Three hundred forty-seven feature films are eligible for the 2018 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 91st 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 of more than 40 minutes...
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91st Oscars® Shortlists In Nine Award Categories Announced - Dec 17, 2018 - 5:20:52 PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.  To download shortlists by category, visit Oscars.org/91st-oscars-shortlists.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards...
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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Presents The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship - Dec 14, 2018 - 10:23:28 AM

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The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that it is accepting applications for the Emilio and Gloria Estefan Scholarship from music students admitted to Berklee College of Music who are interested in Latin music.

The four-year 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... 
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