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2019 Grammy Camp Announcements - May 15, 2019 - 12:25:25 PM

The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 90 talented high school students from 74 U.S. cities across 23 states have been selected as participants in the 15th annual GRAMMY Camp® program, and The Head And The Heart and JoJo will be this year's guest artists. The signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles...
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Academy Announces Three New At-Large Governors - May 13, 2019 - 12:00:51 PM

The Academy Board of Governors has confirmed the appointment of three new governors-at-large, DeVon Franklin (Executives Branch), Rodrigo García (Directors Branch) and Janet Yang (Producers Branch). They will each serve a three-year term, beginning July 1. This furthers the Academy’s A2020 initiative, which seeks to support inclusion and increase representation within its membership and the greater film community.

“The Board looks forward to welcoming DeVon, Janet and Rodrigo. They are each well-positioned to support our continuing global outreach efforts,” said Academy President John Bailey...
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Board Of Trustees Appoints Deborah Dugan As President/CEO Of The Recording Academy - May 8, 2019 - 5:30:54 PM

The Recording Academy™ Board of Trustees has appointed Deborah Dugan as the next President/CEO of the Recording Academy, the leading society of performers, musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals, and the organization behind the annual GRAMMY Awards®. The appointment was announced today by John Poppo, Chair of the Board...
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Academy Announces 2019-20 FilmCraft and FilmWatch Grant Recipients - May 2, 2019 - 2:00:19 PM

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 47 recipients of its 2019 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants.

“The Academy’s Grants Committee is honored to continue to provide support and inspire generations of filmmakers new and old to connect the world through motion pictures,” said Marcus Hu, chair of the Academy’s grants committee...
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Julien Believe's 2019 World Tour Covers The US, China, Germany and The Bahamas - Apr 30, 2019 - 10:48:20 AM

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Bahamian singer, songwriter and producer Julien Believe has once again elevated his music career by embarking on his biggest world tour to date.

The Julien Believe 2019 World Tour kicked off in Miami, Florida on April 5th and stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Washington, New York, Orlando and Atlanta.  Beijing, China and Hamburg, Germany are also on the calendar as well as his beloved Bahamas where he will perform in Nassau, Freeport, Eleuthera, Abaco and Acklins – altogether over a 9 week span...
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Uppercut 242 Oceanside Dinner Concert Party at Taino by the Sea - March 30th - Mar 29, 2019 - 7:00:19 PM

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The ultimate Dinner Concert party celebrating Spring 2019 is On! It's happening oceanside at Taino by the Sea, Saturday March 30th, 2019 as the Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts continue 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...
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The Bahama Mama of Burlesque - Mar 29, 2019 - 3:26:56 AM

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VANCOUVER, Canada – Lindsay Braynen, better known in Vancouver as burlesque showgirl Androsia Wilde, will be making history as she becomes the first Bahamian-born performer to take part in the 14th Annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. “The Bahama Mama of Burlesque” will bring a taste of The Bahamas to the stage of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre at ‘The Glamorama Gala’ on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival [or VIBF] is Canada’s longest-running and most prestigious burlesque festival, showcasing the talents of both Vancouver-based and international performers...
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Bahamas National Youth Choir's 29th Concert Season to Commence - Mar 28, 2019 - 9:00:34 AM

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The Bahamas National Youth Choir is pleased to present their 29th Annual Concert Season to the Bahamas and to the World! Concert goers can expect a spectacular show set for 8pm nightly, April 10th-13th, 2019 at the Dundas Center for the Performing Arts.

Since the year 1983, The Bahamas National Youth Choir has been a National Cultural Institution for self-growth, development and training, and the creation of responsible and confident citizens. With this in mind, Director Fernander along with choristers, has again, worked tirelessly to present an evening of eclectic music...
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GB Homecoming Committee presents The 4th Annual Homecoming Weekend - June 8th - Mar 25, 2019 - 1:05:20 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee presents The 4th Annual Homecoming Weekend Past Present FUTURE Saturday June 8th 2019 Labour Day Weekend at Goombay Park International Bazaar

REPRESENTING THE FUTURE CITY GIRLS "TWERK" "BLOW A BAG" "TAKE YO MAN"

MUNGA - SIZZLA - Shenseea - WAGGY TEE PATRICK EWING...
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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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