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This Saturday on ArtOvation: MUIN242 - Sep 30, 2014 - 12:09:17 AM

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

This Saturday features MUIN242...

MUIN242 ensemble members Leslie Forbes, Elvin Hanna, Gillard Louis, Matthew Rolle II, and Lynden Sands are students at The College of The Bahamas.  MUIN242 is pleased to announce the recent release of their first compact disc entitled Melodic Conch Salad...

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...
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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...
Atlantis Hosts Unforgettable Paradise Music Festival - Sep 8, 2014 - 3:26:36 PM

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas  – Atlantis, Paradise Island has done it again! Operators at the mega-resort property are still reeling after pulling off an unforgettable first-ever Paradise Music Festival, held over the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend.

The 3-day affair – an Atlantis LIVE concert series initiative - featured a number of music’s top-tier artists, including Country Music Television (CMT) and ACM Best Vocal Duo nominated Dan + Shay, the reigning ACM Vocal Group of the Year and platinum-selling trio The Band Perry and fan favourite Grammy-winner and American Music Award (AMA) Favourite Country Band Rascal Flatts. The event was done in collaboration with leading home and lifestyle brand HGTV...
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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.
A need for education inspires organizers to launch in preparation for ViralMovements 2013 - Aug 1, 2012 - 10:56:51 PM

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 today. 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. can be accessed from any presonal computer, laptop, or mobile device.
Brutha Music Festival POSTPONED - Sep 26, 2014 - 3:00:17 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - On Saturday September 27th, Brutha Music Festival (also known as Brutha Fest) will be introduced to The Bahamas – an annual musical festival showcasing celebrated and emerging Bahamian artists.  Set to take place at the Dundas Centre from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Brutha Fest re-establishes the concept of an adult and family oriented festival where all are welcomed into a safe environment to enjoy the diverse sounds of our local performers.

In a rare showcase of talented artists – acts include Julien Believe, Wendi, QPid, Bodine, Leah Eneas and a Junkanoo Rush Out – Brutha Fest will set a precedent in merging talent, music and community.  Moreover, Jungle Jym will be present with lots of games, activities and bouncing castles, etc. for the kids...
US Actor makes whirl-wind stop in Trinidad‏ - Sep 23, 2014 - 2:42:58 PM

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago —  US-based, British actor, Eamonn Walker (Oz, Chicago Fire, Othello, Tears of the Sun) made a whirl-wind visit to Trinidad and Tobago to join the cast and crew of the film Dubois (2014), when it premiered at the trinidad+tobago film festival, on Saturday (20 September), at MovieTowne, in Port of Spain.

Starring Walker as a Port of Spain vagrant, and British actress Indra Ové as a bereaved widow – Dubois tells the story of a young woman from London, who comes to Trinidad to recover from the death of her husband. She finds herself strangely drawn to a mentally ill homeless man she sees wandering the streets and a strange connection develops between them...
Uppercut Band concert this Saturday at the Dive In @ Unexso Sept 20th - Sep 20, 2014 - 12:25:55 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT will returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at Unexso at THIS Saturday, SEPTEMBER 20th for another amazing LIVE Concert at the Marina under the stars!

JOIN US for our eclectic blend of Classic Rock-Reggae-Rap-Contemporary-Disco-Blues-Calypsoca music while sipping cocktails and enjoying amazing marina-side dining, overlooking the luxurious yachts at Port Lucaya. At the DIVE IN, customer friendly waiters, chefs and bartenders are at your beckon call.

iCreate Music All Access Seminar Update & Panelists Interviews - Sep 19, 2014 - 2:26:53 PM

This weekend, history will be made at The Atlantis Resort as the most prestigious group of music industry professionals to ever hit New Providence will come together in search of new talent at The iCreate Music All Access Seminar.

Launched in 2011, the iCreate Music All Access Seminar is the brainchild of native Bahamian, Gregory Collie II. Growing up around music he pursued it, attending various seminars & conferences abroad in order to advance himself as well as sharpen his skills as a music producer. After attending numerous seminars he decided to bring his experiences home.
Bahamas: iCreate Music All Access Seminar this weekend in Nassau - Sep 15, 2014 - 1:25:30 PM

Paradise Island, Bahamas - Founded and launched in 2011, the iCreate Music All Access Seminar is set to go down on September 20th & 21st at the Atlantis Resort.

"To artists looking to further their career, to make networking contacts, to get that honest feedback that friends and family won't give you this is where you need to be," said founder Gregory Collie II.

iCreate Music All Access Seminar will have 9 panelists made up of songwriters, industry veteran lawyers, managers, producers, engineers and a&r's. At the seminar attendees will have the opportunity to engage panelists and asks any questions that they may have as well as participate in workshops and music showcases...

Reginald Hudlin to Produce Academy's 2014 Governors Awards - Sep 15, 2014 - 11:47:31 AM

LOS ANGELES, CA — Reginald Hudlin will produce the 6th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.  The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be presented to Harry Belafonte, and Honorary Awards will be presented to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“With Reggie’s experience, unique vision and immense creativity, the evening celebrating those who have given so much to our industry is certain to be a memorable one,” said Boone Isaacs...

Jazz great, Gerald Wilson dies at 96 - Sep 10, 2014 - 11:57:56 AM

Jazz big band leader, composer and arranger, Gerald Wilson has died at the age of 96. Wilson's son, jazz guitarist Anthony Wilson, said his father died Monday at his Los Angeles home from pneumonia. Wilson's career spanned more than 75 years.

"A musician, composer, arranger, and a 2004 Recording Academy President’s Merit Award recipient, Gerald Wilson had an extraordinary career that spanned eight decades," said Neil Portnow,
President/CEO, The Recording Academy.
"A pioneer of jazz, he played trumpet in big bands and worked with legendary artists including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, and Bobby Darin...
Grammy Award Winning Producer heading to Bahamas for iCreate Music Seminar - Sep 5, 2014 - 1:52:08 PM

Paradise Island, Bahamas - Symbolyc One (S1), Grammy Award winning music producer for Jay Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Eminem and more offers his personal invitation to join him at the iCreate Music All Access Seminar  on September 20th and 21st 2014 at The Atlantis.

SYMBOLIC ONE (Larry Griffin Jr.) was born in August 1976 in Waco, Texas, and grew up there in a Christian household. In Junior High school he began learning alto sax and piano throughout his teen years. As a Christian, S1 began playing piano for Sunday school at his local church, which developed his insight on music even more. After forming a hip hop group with his cousin, Myth, back in 1996, S1 would eventually venture into making beats...
News : International : Caribbean News
Panorama Steel Band Competition to Showcase the Rich Musical Heritage of Trinidad and Tobago - Sep 4, 2014 - 2:28:02 PM

Silver Stars USA Steel Orchestra Looks To Keep Coveted Title of Miami Broward Carnival Steel Band of The Year

Miami, FLORIDA - The scintillating and pulsating music of the #steelpan has always played a significant role in the Miami Broward Carnival narrative. This year the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee Inc.(MBOCHC) will present their Panorama Steel Band competition on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Central Broward Regional Park from 6pm to 11 pm. Silver Stars USA Steel Orchestra is the reigning 2013 Band of the Year. 

This year’s steel bands who will compete for the title of Miami Broward Carnival Steel Band Of The Year includes...
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