Artists Scheduled to Perform at The Official Latin Grammy® After-Party
- Nov 14, 2018 - 1:33:29 PM
The Official Latin GRAMMY® After-Party will close out The Latin
Recording Academy's week-long celebration honoring some of the biggest
names in Latin music. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15,
immediately following the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® at Hakkasan
Nightclub. Party guests will experience exclusive performances at the
Latin Jazz Lounge by Latin GRAMMY® winner and jazz trumpeter, Charlie
Sepúlveda, along with special guests Latin GRAMMY nominees Raquel Sofía
and Néstor Torres; Manu Manzo, Andy Montañez and Marger Sealey will
perform as well...
166 Documentary features submitted for 2018 Oscar® Race
- Nov 8, 2018 - 3:23:24 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for
consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
“Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow”
Oscars® General Entry submission forms due November 15 for 2018 Oscars
- Nov 7, 2018 - 3:36:40 PM
Thursday, November 15, is the deadline to submit Oscars Submission Forms
(OSF) in the general entry categories to the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences for 91st Academy Awards® consideration. Films will
not be accepted for consideration after the deadline.
feature film to be considered for the 2018 Awards, the film’s
distributor or producer must upload via Dropbox a scanned, signed copy
of the OSF and legal billing (complete on-screen credits) or deliver a
signed OSF and the film’s legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire
Caribbean Crooner Jonathan Farrington in Finals At The Apollo
- Nov 7, 2018 - 12:18:16 PM
Jonathan Farrington’s childhood dream of singing at the Apollo in New
York was recently fulfilled as he wowed the crowd and advanced to the
finals with his rendition of John Legend’s ‘So High’.
who has soared to the top of the charts in his native Bahamas as a
gospel singer, is now based in New York where he is pursuing a career as
a recording artist. This year, he joined a Dreamgirls revue as the
character CeCe, brother to Effie White and the creator of the fictitious
Santiago Barrionuevo, Yamandu Costa and more to perform at Latin GRAMMY Premiere
- Nov 6, 2018 - 4:21:40 PM
The Latin GRAMMY Premiere™ ceremony will be held at the Mandalay Bay
Events Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, during which thirty-nine out of
the forty-nine categories will be awarded. Premiere, which is attended
by more than 1,000 guests and is broadcast globally, is followed by the
19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® live on Univision from the MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas from 8-11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). Live
streaming will begin at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT via LatinGrammy.com and
Election 2017-The Final Shuffle (Comedy)
- Nov 6, 2018 - 1:23:12 PM
The Bahamas favorite election comedy play is back and funnier than
before "Election 2017-The Final Shuffle" join the cast on one of the
following dates: Friday 30th November 8pm, Saturday 1st December at 8pm
and Sunday 2nd December 4pm at Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium. Tickets
are on sale now visit one of our ticket outlets, contact the box office
for group discounts 10 or more tickets 646-3964...
Red Soiree, set for this weekend at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
- Nov 1, 2018 - 1:35:13 AM
Freeport, BAHAMAS, October 31, 2018 – The countdown is on for the Blood Donors Society of Grand Bahama (BDSGB)’s signature event of the year, Red Soiree, set for this weekend at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
Since the BDSGB was founded in May of 2017, President Lededra Marche said, the organization has been moving full speed ahead with its campaign to enlist residents from throughout the Grand Bahama to join its Volunteer Blood Donor Registry as a means of replenishing the blood bank at the Rand Memorial Hospital....
Julien Believe to release "Goin' Down On Bay"
- Oct 25, 2018 - 3:33:14 AM
For centuries, Junkanoo has been the caviar that draws tourists to our
beautiful islands from every strata of the earth, all in an attempt to
secure a front row seat in a showdown of our cultural collisions. While
profoundly fond of Junkanoo, tourists are also emphatically fond of the
genius Junkanoo infused melodies created by our very own Julien Believe,
as his music employs line dancing, catchy infectious rhythms and group
participation. These pairings have landed the artist global success in
titles such as The“Caribbean Slide”& “Party Ambassadors” featuring
Ricardo Dru, Fadda Fox & Beenie Man. The genre now known as Junkanoo
Pop has re-packaged our ageless treasure: Junkanoo and has opened the
floodgates for Bahamian Artists...
Sound Machine’s Successful Debut Year Ending With Call for Caribbean Artists
- Oct 24, 2018 - 11:25:25 PM
Caribbean artists will soon have the opportunity to perform, record or
earn a contract with the Sound Machine Atlanta as the company gets ready
to expand at the end of a “phenomenal first year”. Executives say it
comes as they seek to diversify the brand and provide an outlet to those
who have the talent but not necessarily the opportunity to present
their product to a major market.
Studio owner DMajor who grew
up in south Florida with roots in Freeport, The Bahamas and Ocho Rios,
Jamaica said that consumers are gravitating towards the sounds of the
Caribbean as mainstream artists finally see what the region has to
Bahamas International Film Festival announces Opening Night film – "Sprinter"
- Oct 24, 2018 - 7:08:24 PM
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that
acclaimed sports drama “Sprinter,” from executive producers Jada &
Will Smith, will be the Opening Night film of this year’s festival,
which takes place Wednesday, November 28 at the Palm Lawn at Grand Hyatt
Baha Mar at 7:30pm. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and
Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.
Written and Directed by
Storm Saulter (“Better Mus Come”), the film’s all-star cast includes
newcomer Dale Elliott, Kadeem Wilson (“Ghett’ A Life”), Dennis Titus
(“The Mighty Quinn”), Shantol Jackson (“Yardie”), Bryshere Y. Gray
25 animated features submitted for 2018 Oscar® Race
- Oct 24, 2018 - 12:38:20 PM
Twenty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 91st Academy Awards®.
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Ana y Bruno”, “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”, “Early Man”, “Fireworks”...
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles
qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release
requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying
rules before they can advance in the voting process...
Uppercut 242 Pre-Halloween Costume Dinner & Concert
- Oct 20, 2018 - 1:13:14 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Saturday October 27th, Taino by the Sea is hosting a Pre-Halloween Costume Dinner & Free Concert party with your favorite band Uppercut 242.
The ultimate Oceanfront party spot, Taino by the Sea is going all out with tasty dinner and drink specials along with loads of tricks and treats for ultimate fun, not to mention the best costume competition and more. Be sure to book your reservations early and don't forget your costume! Facebook Event Page
This will be an amazing evening with the band that...
Jennifer Fox To Produce 2018 Governors Awards®
- Oct 17, 2018 - 3:23:57 PM
Oscar®-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 10th Annual
Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
Academy President John Bailey announced today.
will be presented to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and
actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award will be
presented to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall on Sunday,
November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland
“This 10th anniversary of the Governors Awards highlights five diverse
artists whose contributions to American cinema endure through changing
time and fashion...
The Academy Women’s Initiative” with events In Los Angeles And London
- Oct 4, 2018 - 1:50:09 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in
partnership with E! Entertainment and Swarovski, announced today the
launch of Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative, comprised of the
Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, the Academy Directory and annual
events, all designed to create opportunities for female filmmakers to
connect, share their stories and celebrate inclusion. This year’s events
will take place on October 15 in London and October 30 in Los Angeles,
and will see the announcement of the first two recipients of the Academy
Gold Fellowship for Women...
Recording Academy™ Statement on Geoff Emerick
- Oct 3, 2018 - 2:00:12 PM
Geoff Emerick was a universally respected producer and engineer who
brought creative boldness and innovation to countless recordings
throughout his legendary career. In the 1960s, Emerick played a pivotal
role in shaping the Beatles' signature sound, having lent his expertise
to several of the group's groundbreaking albums, including Revolver,
Magical Mystery Tour, and "The White Album," among others...
Academy presents Careers in Film Summit in Los Angeles, London, Atlanta and New York
- Oct 3, 2018 - 12:36:02 PM
The Academy will present its 4th annual Careers in Film Summit on
Saturday, October 6, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The
day-long event will provide high school and college students the
opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry from
Academy governors and members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers,
and other industry professionals. The summit will feature such panelists
as director Peyton Reed (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”), producer Nina
Jacobson (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rachel
Morrison (“Mudbound”), Oscar-nominated composer Mark Isham (“A River
Runs through It”) and singer-songwriter Goapele (“#WhereIsBeauty”)...
Recording Academy™ statement on Otis Rush
- Sep 30, 2018 - 1:43:33 PM
GRAMMY® winner Otis Rush was one of the most influential guitarists of
the Chicago blues scene, best known for crafting the city's "West Side
Sound." With his passionate vocals, unique performance style, and
jazz-influenced guitar playing, Rush set the standard for blues
musicians in Chicago and beyond. He earned four GRAMMY nominations
throughout his expansive career, and was awarded the Best Traditional
Blues Album GRAMMY for Any Place I'm Going at the 41st Annual GRAMMY
Recording Academy Statement on final passage of The Music Modernization Act in The House
- Sep 25, 2018 - 7:52:31 PM
The trajectory of the Music Modernization Act has shown the power of
music creators to effect real change. From its unanimous approval in the
House of Representatives in April, to its passage in the Senate last
week, we have seen unprecedented advocacy from the music community. With
today's final passage of the bill in the House, we are one step away
from the most sweeping music copyright reform since the 8-track tape
era, and we look forward to this being signed into law...
Eight-Time GRAMMY Winner Dolly Parton to be honored as 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year
- Sep 5, 2018 - 10:27:31 AM
Eight-time GRAMMY® winner Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019
MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, it was
announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares and the
Recording Academy™. Proceeds from the 29th annual benefit gala will
provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), a charity
founded by the Recording Academy that ensures music people have a place
to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need. The tribute
will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center two nights prior to
the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®...
Latin Recording Academy: 2018 Special Award Honorees
- Aug 29, 2018 - 10:18:57 AM
The Latin Recording Academy® announced today that Erasmo Carlos,
Dyango, Andy Montañez, José María Napoleón, Chucho Valdés, Wilfrido
Vargas, and Yuri will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Additionally, Horacio Malvicino and Tomás Muñoz will receive the
Trustees Award. The honorees will be celebrated during a private
ceremony to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas on Nov. 13th
as part of the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Week.
"We are proud
to pay tribute to this remarkable group of talented artists and music
professionals with this year's Lifetime Achievement and Trustees
Awards," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr...