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Bahamian production team The HD Boyz set to make history - Oct 19, 2014 - 12:05:14 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - For the first time EVER The Bahamas will be represented in the world famous Beast of The Beats music producer tournament in New York City this November 6th through 9th hosted by iStandard Producers.

Beast of the Beats is a popular tournament style music producer competition held annually where producers from all across the United States converge in New York to compete for the Grand Prize which includes a filmed studio session and placement with a MAJOR artist, a Monster Energy Drink sponsorship, FREE music software courtesy of Native Instruments, Ableton, IK Multimedia and iZotope, and a homepage interview with iStandard Producers just to name a few...
(Video) T Connection - Best of My Love performed live in Nassau October 2014 - Oct 17, 2014 - 4:06:17 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - On Saturday October 11th, 2014 The Bahamas very own T - Connection regrouped to ignite the concert stage at Meliá Nassau Beach Resort for another magical night of nostalgia. T - Connection band members from Los Angeles, California; Freeport Grand Bahama; and Nassau New Providence, Bahamas came together to perform a nonstop performance that left the audience in awe.

This video features the sultry T - Connection ballad, 'Best of My love' composed and produced by Theo Coakley during the band's stint with Capitol Records. The song was taken from the their 'Pure and Natural' album. Best of My Love has turned out to be one of the most popular songs recorded by the band and their live performance, did do justice to the original recording...
Family Guardian Hope Gala Ball to Feature 2 Live Bands and Talented Performers - Oct 17, 2014 - 2:01:33 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The stage is set for a spectacular night of live entertainment for the fourth annua l Family Guardian Hope Gala Ball, scheduled to be held under the patronage of the Rt Hon. Perry G. Christie, prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Mrs. Bernadette Christie on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in the Grand Lucayan Ballroom.

If you attended last year’s ball you would know it was an evening not to be missed and this year’s event plans to outdo the last.

Entertainment line-up will welcome back the ever popular Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band as we prepare to dance the night away. To shake things up this year and in tribute to the theme Life is Beautiful, Live Life...
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This Saturday on ArtOvation: iCreate Music Seminar Post-Event Highlights with Africa Allah - Oct 16, 2014 - 11:09:17 PM

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

The smoke has cleared, the dust has settled and all of social media is still abuzz with the weekend of September 20th and 21st; the weekend that the iCreate Music All Access Seminar was held at the Atlantis Resort. The event saw 8 panelists, comprised of producers, songwriters, singers, managers, consultants and a&r’s; who critiqued, engaged and answered questions from attendees over the course of two days...
Tarrus Riley to perform in Bahamas for PACE Foundatioin fundraiser - Oct 16, 2014 - 3:59:23 PM

On October 25, the Sandals Foundation and Coca Cola, for the second year, are hosting the hottest party in the Caribbean at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort’s Private Island, featuring performances by internationally acclaimed reggae recording artist Tarrus Riley and up-and-coming reggae sensation Chronixx with his band ZincFence redemption.

All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the PACE Foundation, which provides education and support to adolescent mothers by way of financial and in-kind support by way of computers, books and other supplies desperately needed by new mothers and newborns. The PACE Foundation also promotes awareness to help reduce teen pregnancy. Tickets for the event, which starts at 6 pm, cost $195 each and cover all Luxury Included® food and drinks.

Heidi Clarke, Director of Programmes of the Sandals Foundation said “Attendees gave rave reviews of last year’s concert which starred Grammy Award winning artist Shaggy...

(VIDEO) Theo of T Connection interviewed in Nassau, demos original ragtime tune - Oct 10, 2014 - 6:07:58 PM

Nassau Bahamas - October 9th, 2014, T Connection band leader Theo Coakley pauses after a practice session for the upcoming T Connection Tribute to Women concert in Nassau to talk about his 1977 Grammy nominated band and to perform one of his original ragtime compositions entitled 'For Tatum'. The band was practicing at the rehearsal studio of Bahamian musician, Falcon. 

T Connection will be performing in concert Saturday 11th October...
Jah Hem drops 3 tracks on his upcoming reggae compilation - Oct 10, 2014 - 12:29:35 PM

ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamian thriller, Jah Hem, announces his release of three tracks on the upcoming reggae compilation, “Golden Kid the Riddim Assassin Reggae Temple Volume 1” which is to be released in November 2014.

The Cutting Edge Ent./ Blaza Music Group artist is expected to present the ladies with three special gifts, love ballads, ‘First Time’ , ‘Step Out Gal’ and "No Sunshine."

Jah Hem said, “My music is always positive and about the ladies so First Time is a Reggae ballad in which I am speaking directly to my love interest ...
The Black Moses screens in the Big Apple - Oct 8, 2014 - 2:17:07 PM

The Black Moses
, a film on the life of the late Prime Minister Lynden Pindling, has its theatrical release in New York and Nassau on October 10.

The documentary, written and directed by Bahamian Travolta Cooper, will also show in several US cities, including Los Angeles and Atlanta. It stars American actor Dennis Haysbert as the narrator.

“It was intended to be a little movie,” Cooper said. “Then bigger names got involved so the investment grew. It progressively grew over time. Now it is this movie starring Dennis Haysbert and it closed the Bahamas International Film Festival. It went on to Cannes, where it got distribution...
Bahamian Teens Prepare for Christian Youth Talent Jam 2014 - Oct 8, 2014 - 11:51:14 AM

Nassau, Bahamas. Teenagers from throughout the country including the Family Islands are once again in full preparation mode to take center stage at the 2014 Christian Youth Talent Jam scheduled for Friday October 17th 2014 at the Diplomat Center beginning at 7:30pm.

This highly anticipated annual talent event is once again scheduled to attract a wide cross section of talent representing a number of local churches and high schools. Coordinated and produced by Total Youth Church (TYC) under the direction of newly installed Youth Pastor Lavard ‘Manifest’ Parks, Talent Jam is designed to provide a creative platform for undiscovered talent to express their God given talent in a variety of styles and format including singing, dancing, drama, poetry, comedy and spoken word...
iCreate Music seminar offers knowledge and encouragement to Bahamian artists - Oct 3, 2014 - 6:16:00 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The smoke has cleared, the dust has settled and all of social media is still abuzz with the weekend of September 20th and 21st; the weekend that the iCreate Music All Access Seminar was held at the Atlantis Resort. The event saw 8 panelists, comprised of producers, songwriters, singers, managers, consultants and a&r’s; who critiqued, engaged and answered questions from attendees over the course of two days.

Event founder Gregory Collie II, personally oversaw the event and encouraged it’s participants to take full advantage of the possible opportunities. The atmosphere was one of unity as local attendees networked amongst themselves, while creating new relationships with international attendees and panelists...
Bahamian Actor, Matthew Wildgoose Stars in Live Performance for Urban World Film Festival - Oct 3, 2014 - 1:24:59 AM

ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamian actor Matthew Wildgoose was cast and starred in a lead role for a live performance in September at one of the largest running African American film festivals, UrbanWorld whose title sponsor is HBO. The audience was moved with Matthew’s ability to become his character.

Matthew’s talents received notice and recruitment by celebrity acting coach Tracey Moore, and the role literally landed in his lap three days after relocating to Atlanta, Georgia to continue the pursuit of his arts and entertainment career. Moore has coached many celebrity actors over the last two decades and when the role was introduced to Moore, she immediately told Matthew that the character had his name written all over it...

Arts & Culture
Shakespeare in Paradise 2014 launches on Cable 12 - Oct 3, 2014 - 1:23:18 AM

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS - Cable Bahamas, a major sponsor of the annual Shakespeare in Paradise festival, lived up to its Cable 12 "Watch Us and See Yourself" maxim with the television premiere of the celebrated Bahamian folk opera "The Legend of Sammie Swain," which aired on September 28th. The broadcast of the stage production, as performed at last year's theatre festival, served as the official opening of the 2014 season, which begins October 3rd and concludes on October 11th.

Nearly 15,000 Bahamians tuned in to Cable 12 last Sunday to view E. Clement Bethel's timeless tale about a disabled Cat Island man who sells his soul to the devil to be with the village beauty. The story resonated with thousands of residents, scores of whom took to Facebook to voice their opinion of the stage production...

Discovery Day U.S. Premiere set for Bahamian film, "The Black Moses: The Story of L.O. Pindling" - Oct 2, 2014 - 2:53:10 PM

New York City, NY  - The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Creatively Speaking Film Series are proud to present the U.S. Premiere of the critically acclaimed docu-drama from Bahamian director, Travolta Cooper. His biopic on the life of Sidney Poitier won an award at the Bahamas International Film Festival and “Black Moses” was selected as the first Bahamian film to close the same festival in 2014.

“The Black Moses” is currently on the film festival circuit in the U.S. and is making its U.S. theatrical Premiere simultaneous to its theatrical launch in The Bahamas as part of the Creatively Speaking Film Series at MIST Harlem on October 10, 2014 in celebration of The Bahamas “Discovery Day”.
Young Bahamian talent to entertain at Manhunt Bahamas - Sep 26, 2014 - 3:06:02 AM

The premier competition for male models in the Bahamas will host its third edition on October 12, 2014 with a pre-show starting promptly at 8pm in the ballroom at Superclubs Breezes. You will  DISCOVER the men competing for the titles of Manhunt Bahamas and Jr. Manhunt Model.

You will also get to DISCOVER upcoming young, talented Bahamian entertainers. The organizers have planned a great pre-show talent showcase featuring Shaquille Farrington and Tebby Burrows...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
"Scandal" stands in Bahamas sun - Sep 25, 2014 - 11:20:21 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas is on the radar of one of television’s hottest producers for future projects, after he filmed scenes of one of the year’s highest rated shows in The Bahamas.

Millions of viewers saw picturesque beach scenes of The Bahamas as the popular show Scandal made its season premiere Thursday night on ABC. The scenes were recorded at a Bahamas location weeks earlier.

Mark Wilding, the show’s executive producer, said The Bahamas was the perfect location for the start of the new Scandal season. In last season’s finale, protagonist Olivia Pope jetted off to an unknown location...
Uppercut Band October concert at the Dive In @ Unexso is Oct. 25th - Sep 25, 2014 - 9:04:26 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at Unexso on Saturday, OCTOBER 25th for another amazing LIVE Concert at the Marina under the stars!

Our Concert at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut is all about providing a unique musical experience 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!
The Cinemas to be seen on Tempo in 2015 - Sep 19, 2014 - 3:40:06 PM

Although #TheCinemas just wrapped what could probably now be described as its 'pilot' Season in what was supposed to be a 'branding' exercise for Galleria Cinemas is about to be something else entirely different. The Cinemas producers have agreed to move forward with the 'Tempo Network' in New York. The first episode is looking to be aired around mid January 2015.

Tempo is seen throughout the Caribbean Region, from The Bahamas all the way down to Guyana. It's also seen in the tri-state area of New York, and their U.S. distribution is with Optimum/Cablevision, the largest cable provider in the New York Tristate Area.

"The Cinemas is more than a film critic show," says Bahamian filmmaker and brainchild of the show, Travolta Cooper...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas in mix at TIFF, hemisphere’s largest film festival - Sep 18, 2014 - 12:07:57 AM

The Bahamas Film and Television Commission joined forces with the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), Film Florida and other partners to promote The Bahamas’ outstanding film locations at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the largest film festival in the Americas.

MIFF and Florida film commissioners held an industry event at SoHo House just blocks away from TIFF’s Entertainment District headquarters in the first week of the festival. More than 100 film buyers, distributors, filmmakers, and media representatives attended the event.

“The gathering was another opportunity to remind people working in the industry that The Bahamas has several islands that would give a spectacular look to a film,” said Clarence Rolle, general manager of the Bahamas Film Commission, who attended the mixer...
#TheCinemas: Guardians Of The Galaxy, The November Man, and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For - Sep 17, 2014 - 12:11:10 AM

On this week's #TheCinemas we take a look at the top five anticipated Fall films trending locally online.

We review Guardians Of The Galaxy, The November Man, and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

And we discuss for the final time The Caribbean Smart Phone Film Contest.

Send your tweets, comments with hashtag #thecinemas 
Bahamian documentary, The Black Moses to screen in San Diego - Sep 16, 2014 - 11:30:23 PM

Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta Cooper is riding high after his documentary film about Sir Lynden Pindling, "The Black Moses" solidified a distribution deal earlier this year which will put it into theaters in the USA. The film will next appear at the San Diego Film Festival.

American television and film critic Jeffrey Lyons saw The Black Moses as it closed the 2013 Bahamas International Film Festival.

"I have never seen a movie like this. Part drama, part informational, this is a unique experience in filmmaking," said Jeffrey Lyons, The Lyon's Den, New York. "It's Nixonian! And like Nixon, Lynden Pindling was as complex a political genius as they come. This is a breakthrough for Bahamian...
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