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Julien Believe to perform at Ranfurly fashion fundraiser - Jul 30, 2014 - 1:58:36 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian recording artist and Icon winner, Julien Believe, the creator of The Caribbean Slide, will be headlining the entertainment at the Fashion 4 Foundation Benefit (F4F Benefit) first Charity Fashion Show, to be held on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in aid of The Ranfurly Homes for Children.

The event will showcase a clean urban theme with a modern twist, while simultaneously exploring a dynamic avant-garde production, with theatrical visuals and a nontraditional catwalk runway that will feature collections by independent designers such as, Herc & Lisa, Indira Moss, David Rolle, DKLYPSE Swimsuits, and a lingerie line by Ardyss International among others.

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#TheCinemas: Between Friends, The Purge: Anarchy and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - Jul 28, 2014 - 6:16:03 AM

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This week #TheCinemas looks at Between Friends, which is a film from Trinidad and Tobago that begins playing at Galleria Cinema this weekend in Nassau. We're encouraging the public to support the movie and support Caribbean film. We also take a look at The Purge: Anarchy and the impressive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

This episode spotlights the Caribbean Smart Phone Film Contest as well. Caribbean filmmakers are encouraged to begin producing their Smart Phone films in light of the deadline. Galleria Cinemas is still working out the details as to how this will coincide with the 11th Bahamas International Film Festival, but nothing should hinder filmmakers from beginning. Open to the entire Caribbean region. Open to amateurs or professionals.
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Bahamian female rapper releases ‘Pussi’ - Jul 24, 2014 - 3:27:50 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - It’s not every day that you hear a ladies' anthem coming from a Bahamian rapper, but with the lead single titled ‘Pussi’ or the radio friendly version, ‘Cookie’, Chase Fernander is proving that it’s #Necessary to listen to her new mixtape.

The song which was written by Fernander and El Padrino was also produced by El Padrino, and is a fun, infectious up-tempo club song, that’s perfect for the summer. The lyrics are very bold yet catchy, paired with heavy 808’s and creates a sound you just have to dance and sing along to.

Although there is no official release date for the mixtape yet, the 10 songs (6 originals and 4 remixes) will be sure to leave you wanting more. And with a first single like ‘Pussi’, it’s only right that it drops on the first day...
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#TheCinemas: Earth to Echo, Tammy, Transformers: Rise of Extinction, and Between Friends - Jul 18, 2014 - 2:35:45 AM

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This week #TheCinemas takes a look at "Earth To Echo", "Tammy", "Transformers: Rise Of Extinction", and "Between Friends" is a film from Trinidad and Tobago that's coming to Galleria Cinemas for the month of July.

Host, Travolta Cooper is joined by Bahamian cinemas historian regular Dr. Toni Francis, and Timico Sawyer of sawyeyboytv.

And finally we announce a film contest some 10 episodes in the making!

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Barz Noble Snags Six Nominations at Caribbean Music Awards For Hip Hop Album - Jul 17, 2014 - 11:48:23 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - In the midst of ‘artistes’ who rely on the calypso, soca, reggae and rake ‘n’ scrape sounds of their region to secure them sports on local music charts, Barz Noble of The Bahamas is standing out as a surprise leader in the list of nominations for what has been described as the Caribbean version of the Grammy or the Dove Awards.

Barz Noble’s significance at this year’s Marlin Caribbean Music Awards comes from the fact that he is nominated in six categories and that his is one of the few artists from the hip hop genre who are up for awards. The success of his single ‘The Music of Life’ with its smooth lyrical flow reminiscent of what was executed in early 1990’s, propelled his ‘Symphonic Signatures’ album to be an unlikely, but credible contender at this year’s event...

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This Saturday on ArtOvation: Angelique McCay of Junkanoo Commandos - Jul 11, 2014 - 10:09:17 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 JUNKANOO COMMANDOS are a group of highly gifted, professional patriotic young Bahamian men and women from various Junkanoo groups in New Providence.  This group has been traveling both nationally and internationally showcasing the various expressions of Junkanoo and Bahamian Culture over the years.  The JUNKANOO COMMANDOS are all top participants in the Sr Junkanoo parades having received awards in a number of highly contested areas over the years...
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Bahamas musicians, filmmakers team up for Baha Men video - Jul 6, 2014 - 12:08:19 PM

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Baha Men’s newly released music video features the talents of a Bahamian director and an all-Bahamian video crew.

Director Lavado Stubbs’ was the creative lead on the music video for Night & Day, which was released on youtube on July 1. The hit song is part of the official 2014 FIFA World Cup CD.

Craig Woods, Bahamas Film Commissioner, said the video is another creative work that demonstrates what Bahamians have to offer in film production...
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Canada gets splash of Bahamas through films - Jun 26, 2014 - 11:20:50 PM

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Canadians will get a healthy dose of exposure to The Bahamas this July when a Bahamian movie and a movie that used Bahamas locations are shown in Ottawa as part of The Bahamas’ Independence celebrations.

The Bahamas High Commission in Ottawa will present a screening of Marion Bethel’s Womanish Ways on July 7 and the science fiction film Singularity Principle on July 9.

"The Bahamas is now receiving promotional returns on the investment of time and other resources placed into assisting with the making of the films," said Bahamas Film Commissioner Craig Woods.

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Uppercut Band will be live at The Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant this Saturday - Jun 25, 2014 - 11:55:20 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - You don't want to miss the Uppercut Band performing ive at the Dive In at Unexso THIS SATURDAY from 7:30pm! Uppercut will ROCK the house with classic rock tunes, reggae, dance, R&B, Soca and contemporary tunes by Miley Cirus, Pink, Taylor Swift, Adele and others. There will be drink specials and amazing culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds.

There's finally something different to do on in Freeport! Be sure to to check out the Uppercut Live show at The Dive In this Saturday! How do you beat great food, your favorite cocktails served up with high energy live music from Uppercut?? Come on out and DIVE IN! We'll see you on Saturday!
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#TheCinemas: Think Like A Man Too, Jersey Boys, 22 Jump Street - Jun 25, 2014 - 1:31:28 AM

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In episode ten we look "Look Closer" we take a look at Think Like A Man Too, Jersey Boys, and 22 Jump Street.

Travolta talks with Kristofa Heastie about the number one movie in the country and region " How To Train Your Dragon 2".

And in our final segment we screen Jaazz Jennie Cyril's winning film from HBO's Game of Thrones short film competition.
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“Jazz In Bloom... Ignited” a Crowd Pleaser! - Jun 20, 2014 - 1:41:55 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The second annual Jazz In Bloom Concert with the theme “Ignited” attracted a great audience in spite of the rainfall on the evening of June 15th. Organizers were shocked to see people arriving as early as 6pm, a full hour before the cocktail hour, in anticipation of the night's event. When one attendee was asked why he came so early, his reply was “I made the mistake of coming late last year so I wanted to make sure to get the first seat of the first row after the Reserved seating... I don’t want to miss anything!"

When the time came for the main event, with everyone seated in anticipation, the show was hot from start! Simply put... Ignited! Jazz In Bloom's group of musicians kicked things off with a grooving rendition of "Samba de Orpheus."
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"Rain" Comes to Galleria Cinemas (Nassau) in June - Jun 13, 2014 - 11:11:45 AM

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The Bahamian film, Rain is coming to Galleria Cinemas! The screenings were announced during the latest episode of #TheCinemas  hosted by Travolta Cooper. 

Bahamian filmmaker  Maria Govan and Chris Mortimer, Exec Producer of Rain were guests on the show and expressed their excitement in the upcoming run in Nassau, which will give many who have not had the opportunity to see the show, truly enjoy it on the big screen.

Rain will be playing at Galleria from June 13 - 29th.
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#TheCinemas: Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, and Fault in Our Stars - Jun 11, 2014 - 2:30:54 PM

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In episode 9 of #TheCinemas
we review
Edge Of Tomorrow, Fault In Our Stars, and Maleficent.

The Bahamian film, Rain is coming to Galleria Cinemas! During this episode filmmaker,  Maria Govan and Chris Mortimer, Exec Producer of Rain are guests on the show. Rain will be playing at Galleria from June 13 - 29th.

Dining and a Movie is once again enjoyed at Mojo's on West Bay Street

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Bahamian Nominees for Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards 2014 - Jun 9, 2014 - 10:11:04 AM

This year’s Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards are scheduled to be held on Saturday July 26th 2014 at the Diplomat Center in Nassau, Bahamas.
Official nominations were released on Friday April 10th 2014 in over Fifty (50) Categories. In addition to the general categories a number of special awards will also be distributed including the Life Time Achievement Award, The President’s Award as well as a number of Regional Contribution Awards in honor of several Caribbean Gospel recording artists who have passed away since the hosting of the last awards in 2010...
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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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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Puzzle performs for Sandals Royal Bahamian on Independence Day - Jul 17, 2014 - 10:48:30 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - It was Rake n’ Scrape music for the staff of Sandals Royal Bahamian on Independence day, when top Bahamian recording artist, Puzzle, put on a private show in the resort’s cafeteria.  Belting out his greatest hits, Puzzle put on a uniquely engaging show, performing for staff members sitting only inches away from his gyrating waistline.

“I think it was good and interesting,” said Kihan Moncur, Photoshop Manager at Sandals Royal Bahamian. “The performance was great. I liked that people enjoyed it. Staff were taking pictures and taping it for the people who didn’t make it.”

Puzzle sat with the staff, chatted and ate the resort’s independence feast before performing several of his recent hits, like “My Birthday (come again)”.

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Bahamian gospel-reggae artists signs with GospelTracks Records - Jul 11, 2014 - 9:48:30 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian gospel reggae artist Gesner Dalmon aka Mr. J has announced that he has signed a non exclusive record distribution deal with gospel label and record company GospelTracks Records. GospelTracks records will facilitate the promotion and online digital sales of Mr. J’s very first EP titled Hands In Praises. The single can be found on Beatport.com by searching “Hands In Praises Mr. J” and other popular online music sites.


GospelTracks Records is a music company in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil dedicated to the distribution of various gospel genres through affiliated online music stores. They are in two hundred and forty territories and on one hundred and nineteen online stores worldwide. In its endeavor to expand its reach and provide massive exposure for artists, GospelTracks Records distributes materials to Beatport, which is the largest music store for DJs in the world. By creating a DJ pool, Beatport allows new artist to be viewed by hundreds of DJs that are part of the music lifeline...
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Razor B releases new single, "Nah Get Nun" - Jun 26, 2014 - 11:35:00 AM

 
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JAMAICA - Still riding high from his recent hit "Whine And Stop", Canada based Dancehall artist Razor B has released the follow up single "Nah Get Nun (Trailer Load)".  The song was produced by DJ Tropical and is featured on the Baxx Riddim.

‘I was in the studio with Zege Sun and the riddim was playing and I started to freestyle. It was a connection and I recorded the song shortly after. It was just a smooth dancehall vibe and I didn’t even write it down. We just had a good time working on the track’, Razor B explained...
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Gerry Goffin, Carole King's writing partner and ex, dies at 75 - Jun 20, 2014 - 1:30:18 PM

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Gerry Goffin, American lyricist, ex-husband and songwriting partner of Carole King, who wrote such 1960s hits as Will You Love Me Tomorrow and Natural Woman, and has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75. The following is a statement by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy:

"A legendary songwriter and a 2004 Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient (along with Carole King), Gerry Goffin was a profound lyricist who penned chart-topping hits for various artists for more than 40 years. He began his career with King, embarking on a remarkable songwriting partnership that resulted in such timeless classics as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,”...
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