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Brutha Music Festival’s inaugural kick-off in Nassau on September 27th - Sep 17, 2014 - 1:30:17 PM

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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...
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Uppercut Band concert this Saturday at the Dive In @ Unexso Sept 20th - Sep 17, 2014 - 10:25:55 AM

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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.

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Bahamas: iCreate Music All Access Seminar this weekend in Nassau - Sep 15, 2014 - 1:25:30 PM

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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...

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Bahamian documentary, The Black Moses to screen in San Diego - Sep 15, 2014 - 12:30:23 PM

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


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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...

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#TheCinemas: Guardians Of The Galaxy, The November Man, and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. - Sep 14, 2014 - 12:11:10 AM

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

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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.
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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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This Saturday on ArtOvation: Gregory Collie and the iCreate Music Seminar - Sep 12, 2014 - 12:09:17 PM

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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.

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 who is this week's guest on our show...

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

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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...
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Grammy Award Winning Producer heading to Bahamas for iCreate Music Seminar - Sep 5, 2014 - 1:52:08 PM

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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...
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Panorama Steel Band Competition to Showcase the Rich Musical Heritage of Trinidad and Tobago - Sep 4, 2014 - 2:28:02 PM

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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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Mr. J releases "Stay in School" single - Sep 3, 2014 - 10:15:24 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - With knowledge being the key to success and the lack of knowledge the peril, as written in the scriptures, Mr. J encourages all school students to stay in school, with his new Junkanoo single, titled, Stay In School. The song addresses the number of problems teachers are faced with on a daily basis by students and highlights areas of concerns that students should focus on.  Cases of disruptive students, violent behavior, class clowns and instigators, just to name a few, are some of the issues both teachers and students contend with, that hamper a healthy learning environment. 

“With the passing of VAT, a precursor to the Bahamas’ ascension to the WTO, and a possible gateway of increased outside competition at home, a solid educational foundation is critical to the very survival of the Bahamian way of life. Violence, crime and poverty are sure fruits of a low average population..."
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Uppercut Band concert this Saturday at the Dive In @ Unexso - Aug 30, 2014 - 8:11:40 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT will be returning to the DIVE IN Marina Bar & Restaurant at Unexso Saturday, AUGUST 30th for their monthly last Saturday of the month - Concert-Dinner-n-Cocktails Event.

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...
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Meet 3 of the 9 panelists of iCreate Music All Access Seminar - Aug 29, 2014 - 12:50:40 PM

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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.

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.

Meet Asia Byrant, Donnie Scantz and Combat Jack!
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Ronnie Butler Honoured in Statue Unveiling Ceremony - Aug 29, 2014 - 12:25:32 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, delivered remarks during a ceremony for the unveiling of a statue honouring Bahamian Entertainment icon, Mr. Ronnie Butler. The event was held on the grounds of Craig Flowers Corporate Headquarters on West Bay Street, August 28, 2014.


Mr. Butler is a Bahamian calypso and rake 'n scrape entertainer and singer, whose career spanned more than 50 years. His career as an entertainer began at the age of 16, and he is commonly referred to as 'The Godfather of Bahamian Music.' He has performed in memorable local night spots including: Ronnie's Rebel Room, the Trade Winds Lounge, Big Bamboo and the Nassau Beach Hotel in addition to venues throughout the Caribbean...
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Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki And Maureen O’Hara To Receive Academy’s Governors Awards - Aug 28, 2014 - 2:20:20 PM

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LOS ANGELES, CA — The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte.  All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global filmmaking community and look forward to celebrating with them in November...”
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Announcement of Panorama films completes T&T Film Festival 2014 film festival lineup - Aug 27, 2014 - 1:14:59 PM

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Thirty films from contemporary world cinema will screen at the 2014 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff/14).

This announcement of the Panorama section of films rounds out the ttff/14 lineup. It completes an already impressive roster of films, which comprises three other sections: feature-length Caribbean films, short and medium length films, and the New Media section of experimental films, video art and interactive works.

In all almost 150 films will be screened at the ttff/14, which runs from September 16–30.
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Berlinale 2015: Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders - Aug 22, 2014 - 11:22:18 AM

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Berlin, GERMANY - On February 12, 2015, Wings of Desire will light up the screen at the Berlinale Palast in honour of Wim Wenders. The 65th Berlin International Film Festival will dedicate an Homage to Wim Wenders and present him with an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement.

“In dedicating the Homage to Wim Wenders, we honour one of the most noted contemporary auteurs. His cross-genre and multifaceted work as a filmmaker, photographer and author has shaped our living memory of cinema, and continues to inspire other filmmakers,” said Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlinale.
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