Johnny Kemp memorial concert set for Grand Bahama
- May 5, 2015 - 3:30:45 PM
Bahama Island - The family of the late Johnny
Kemp Jr. has commissioned the Grand Bahama Entertainers Musicians and
Artists Association (G.B.E.M.A.A.) to organize a memorial concert on the evening of Friday May 15th, 2015, in order to afford
friends of the late Mr. Kemp and of the Kemp Family to commiserate
share in a moment of remembrance and closure as they
lay Johnny to rest.
As the Taino Beach
area was one of Johnny’s favorite spots to regenerate and relax on Grand Bahama, and the family felt it only fitting that this
venue be the location of his memorial concert...
Bahamian actor lands costar role on CBS series, "Extant"
- May 1, 2015 - 9:08:56 PM
Bahamas Weekly has been following the career of Bahamian Jamaal Hepburn
for some time now, and each year the young LA-based actor lands more
and more prominent roles.
We are pleased to share that he's just completed work as a costar on the CBS science fiction drama series "Extant." The show is produced by Steven Spielberg and
has Halle Berry as its lead.
Extant centers around astronaut
(Berry) who returns home from a year-long solo mission and attempts to
reconnect with her family. A series of events unfold that will change
the course of human history...
FREE Concert at The Marina Under the Stars with UPPERCUT May 30th, 2015
- Apr 30, 2015 - 6:44:16 PM
Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar &
Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, MAY 30th, 2015.
Our monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are
all about providing unique musical experiences 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!
JOIN US at The Dive In for an amazing evening with the band that
everybody's talking about, Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic
Rock,Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calypsoca music is perfect
to enjoy whilst sipping cocktails and enjoying succulent marina-side
dining, overlooking the luxurious yachts at Port Lucaya. At the...
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
- Apr 24, 2015 - 3:23:25 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada - World Oceans
Day has taken on new meaning to the production team at Parallax Film
Productions. After spending months
filming their latest project called
Bahama Blue, a bunker oil spill occurred in
their hometown Vancouver, just as they were delivering the final episodes.
“We just have a new appreciation for how
catastrophic an event like this can be.
We know how vulnerable many species are to manmade pollution,” says
Director and Executive Producer Ian Herring,
“It’s a shame that we only truly appreciate wildlife when it’s threatened or
The team chose a different theme for their
series, though, to capture the beauty and diversity of wildlife in the Bahamas.
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Competition Finalists Announced
- Apr 24, 2015 - 1:27:34 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas —
Nine semi-finalists with ten songs will move on to the final round of
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival’s first Music Masters competition to vie for
the $20,000 grand prize on May 8th,, 2015 in Nassau, Bahamas
first round of competition was held on April 17th and the second on
April 18th in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The semifinalists are: Colyn
Carnival Is Here & Jump and Carry On, Ericka ‘Lady E’
My Islands in the Sun, Sammi Starr –
Everybody Jump in Da
Line, Chris ‘Sketch’ Carey –
Rushing Down the Road, Sonovia Pierre –
Junkanoo Carnival Party, Bodine Johnson –
All day All Night, Georgina
In the Carnival, Ian McQuay –
Going Home, and Tyrone ‘Plati’
(Video) Teddy Riley Pays Tribute to Johnny Kemp During Tom Joyner Cruise Performance
- Apr 24, 2015 - 2:19:12 AM
After the sudden and
mysterious death of the beloved Bahamian musical icon, Johnny Kemp in
Jamaica last week, we have learned that he was supposed to join up with the
Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage which was at sea from April 11 -
The cruise was said to host Jennifer Hudson, R.
Kelley, Fantasia, Earth Wind and Fire, LL Cool, The Jacksons, and TLC. According to reports,
Kemp's body was discovered floating off a beach on
Thursday, April 16th.
On that Tom Joyner Cruise, songwriter and producer, Teddy Riley paid tribute to the late Johnny Kemp.
"There’s one thing that I want to tell everybody," said Riley...
Kirkland 'KB' Bodie: The Power of Persuasion
- Apr 22, 2015 - 11:30:56 PM
the beginning I knew that it would be hard for fifty dollars to
overcome nine million dollars, but I said let me give it a try anyway.
knew that with nine million dollars you could purchase radio, print
media, private bloggers and any amount of social media hounds to push
your agenda and
yes they did, but I kept on trying, just for the sake of protecting and
preserving our fragile culture.
when I saw the live stream of the so-called Carnival event in Grand
Bahama, I was happy to see that they emulated the template...
Latin celebrities spotted at Resorts World Bimini
- Apr 22, 2015 - 1:46:53 PM
telenovela stars Carlos Ponce and Ximena Duque are all smiles as they
spend a relaxing weekend at Resorts World Bimini in The Bahamas.
The soap opera stars were on the island to
celebrate the birthday of Latin Grammy Award winner Luis Fonsi who owns a
home at the Resort.
Throughout the last few months, Resorts
World Bimini has been a retreat for various celebrities including
actress Gabrielle Union; Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade; New England Patriots’
Rob Gronkowski; Telemundo’s Rachel Diaz and award-winning
Grammy Award winner Luis Fonsi recently celebrated his birthday with
family and friends at Resorts World Bimini...
Veteran Comedian / Actress and Local Doctor Joins Pilot Club of Lucaya
- Apr 22, 2015 - 3:19:47 AM
Her name, face and bubbly personality is no stranger to the Grand
Bahama Community or indeed the entire Bahamas as she can be seen on
local T.V. commercials, radio ads and of course stage plays and comedy
shows. It is indeed an honour to welcome Mrs. Patrice Johnson as one of
our newest Pilot Sister. Mrs. Johnson stated that for years she had
admired the work of the Pilots throughout the community and in
particular their work in educating the public about brain related
disorders, which is a signature programme of Pilots International...
Bahamian legend, Johnny Kemp passes suddenly at age 55
- Apr 17, 2015 - 6:50:33 PM
are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Bahamian music legend,
Johnny Kemp. He died on April 16th. He was 55. Details on the cause of
death are yet to be confirmed.
Born August 2, 1959, Kemp Johnny Kemp began
singing in nightclubs in the Bahamas at the age of 13. He moved to New
York in 1979 with the band "Kinky Fox." His self-titled debut album came
out in 1986 and he scored a minor hit with "Just Another Lover."
Kemp is likely most known for "Just Got Paid" an "all-star finale" on
Keith Sweat's 2007 DVD Sweat Hotel Live, recorded at a February 2006...
Adria releases "Breakdown" music video
- Apr 17, 2015 - 9:11:37 AM
Native to the
beautiful islands of the Bahamas, 22 year old singer, songwriter, and
producer Adria is intent on making her mark. With sweet, soft vocals and
a few jazzy harmonies here and there, her sound is quite refreshing.
Registered under the username "shugabbunni" on YouTube, she uploaded
videos showcasing her musical talents, gaining over 1,000 subscribers at
the age of 16.
"Breakdown" was the first single released from my first EP called
"Amaretto". The song was dreamed up while thinking of a very interesting
relationship. You've gotta know when to let things go before you lose
the person entirely. You want things to work but they won't and you know
it's poisonous to stay.
Bahamian rap group Da Gattens Boyz release GET AWAY
- Apr 17, 2015 - 4:43:56 AM
As time went on they formed a group in
high school then known as 'Da All StarzZ'. 'DAS' was a 4 man group that
took off with a mixtape track called "Flip flopz". The success of this
track opened doors on the radio locally...
'Da Gittens Boyz' is the current name of the new born rap group from
the Bahamas. Also known as 'DGB', this group consists of 2 brothers
Latrell Gittens (Tunda) 28 & Michael Gittens (T'O) 25. Growing up,
Tunda and T'O played the snare and bass drum in the church band and also
sang in the children's choir. They would harmonize and make riddles of
there own, which caused their love for music to grow tremendously. Tunda
began composing music on the computer with a software back then
commonly known as 'Fruityloops'.
Tourism Showcased 2015 ‘It’s A Bahamian Ting’ Concert at Arawak Cay
- Apr 13, 2015 - 2:43:56 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Thousands of Bahamians, young and
old, joined The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism this weekend at the 2015 ‘It’s a Bahamian
Ting’ Concert, held on Saturday, April 11th, at Arawak Cay from
7 PM until the
The live extravaganza featured all local performing artists
and showcased free-to-the-public performances, as the Ministry begins the
countdown to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Festival this
“This is a great event and it’s always good to bring our
people together to celebrate who we are and what we are, and to refresh ourselves.
We speak through our music, we speak through our culture...
Tony Bennett enjoys smooth jazz in The Bahamas
- Apr 10, 2015 - 9:12:29 AM
Travis Bodie performs solo down at the beach front bar, Dune at
the prestigious One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in The Bahamas.
his surprise to see Tony Bennett sitting in the audience. Imagine his
delight to see Mr. Bennett again the next night. What happened that
second night he was not expecting... Bennett sent his waitress over for
Bodie and when the musician came up to the legendary American singer,
Bennett showed Bodie a drawing he'd done of him while he was performing.
Kirkland Bodie: No! I am Not Performing at Bahamas Junkanoo!
- Apr 8, 2015 - 11:19:37 PM
The following is a statement from Kirkland 'KB' Bodie:
Like all of the other mistruths, wordplay and outright lies told about
me, I will assume that the Minister of Tourism must have been
misinformed, because according to the April 2nd,
2015 Punch newspaper article quoting the Minister, it is said that I am
slated to perform at the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015 event. This is
not true. I am not booked to perform on any of the Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival 2015 events.
I felt that this should have always been a one hundred (100) percent
Bahamian Festival, showcasing Bahamian culture at its finest. As long
as there are foreign acts at this so-called
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival...
Bahamian recording artist Padrino to release next album
- Apr 8, 2015 - 1:54:37 PM
Padrino has the potential to be one of the greats" - Grammy Award winning producers, Cool and Dre.
is celebrating his 34th birthday sitting behind a mixer board in a
Studio in North Miami. It’s likely he turned 32 and 33 doing much of the
His album project entitled RNIP is due to drop by the end
of this summer, and he still has a lot of work to do. But, he and Grammy
Award Winning executive producers, Cool and Dre, have a plan to release
singles all summer long - the appetizers until the serving of the main
Impressive Line Up for Biggie Fest coming to Grand Bahama
- Apr 8, 2015 - 12:17:40 PM
, Grand Bahama - An impressive cadre of international and
local speakers are lined up to pour into the lives of those attending
the inaugural Bahamas Global Youth Festival in Grand Bahama, being held
under there theme, Inspired By Hope.
Dubbed “Biggie Fest”, the
event will make its historic debut this week beginning Wednesday April 8
- 10 at the Grand Lucayan at 7:30 p.m., climaxing with the Bahamas
Gospel Party - the free cd release concert of Tony Lowe and Dora Brown
who wrote the Biggie Fest theme song, “There’s Still Hope” in Count
Basie Square, Port Lucaya Marketplace...
The Cinemas: A discussion with Sir Sidney Poitier
- Apr 7, 2015 - 12:46:39 PM
Sir Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood icon and legend joins Travolta Cooper for the second installment of the series
was genuinely surprised when he agreed to do it" said filmmaker and
The Cinemas, Travolta Cooper. "I asked him and expected him to say 'no'. Sir
Sidney is mentor and almost father-figure to me and I know how sought
after he is. He has turned down numerous appearances in America and around
the world including, one of my favorite shows, '60 Minutes'. And that's
not because of arrogance, but rather humility," continued the filmmaker.
"Despite the 'icon' that
he is, he's a very private person, and he puts great care into what he'd
like to say publicly and holds his social..."
Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff April 17-18 Taino Beach!
- Apr 6, 2015 - 2:53:48 PM
Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff April
17-18 Taino Beach, Freeport! All roads lead to Taino Beach for an
action packed weekend of culture and entertainment as Grand Bahama kicks
off The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Party. Enjoy one epic weekend of
non-stop cultural activity inside Da Cultural Village celebrating
authentic Bahamian experiences - Bahamian food, performances by Bahamian
entertainers, Arts & Crafts, Junkanoo and more! Jump in da line
with Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival: A Celebration of Community and Culture...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Announces Artists Lineup for Week of Events
- Apr 3, 2015 - 2:44:22 AM
Men, Ronnie Butler, Visage, Machel Montana and Bunji Garlin among
— Top entertainers from The Bahamas and around The Caribbean are slated
to perform during the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival premiere events, the
Bahamas National Festival Commission announced today.
Scheduled for performances during the May 7th — 9th
peak of the Junkanoo Carnival season are several world-renowned and
award-winning artists, including Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler...