Entertainment

Healty Safety's Love to LIve continues with Happy Hour: Move Groove
Healty & Safety's Love to LIve continues with "Happy Hour: Move & Groove"

September 11, 2014

2014 Atlantis’ Health & Safety team is endeavouring to step up its game with several new and exciting activities that are sure to get participants on the path of healthy living and wellness...

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Atlantis Host Unforgettable Paradise Music Festival
Atlantis Host Unforgettable Paradise Music Festival

September 09, 2014

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...

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King and Estefan join forces for Baha Mar's grand opening gala

September 05, 2014

Two of the leading names in the world of music and entertainment -- Jamie King and Emilio Estefan -- will be teaming up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score Baha Ma's opening gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman.
Slated for late Spring 2015, the Baha Mar Grand Opening Gala will be an experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure spanning multiple days and encompassing every corner of the 1,000-acre property, set alongside 3,000 feet of uninterrupted white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters.
"We're thrilled to be collaborating with award-winning visionaries such as Jamie and Emilio, who both have successful track records and are extremely well-respected in the entertainment industry," said Sarkis D. Izmirlian, chairman and chief executive officer of Baha Mar Resorts, Ltd. "I'm sure that their creative forces will combine to provide our guests with an unforgettable event that is nothing short of amazing and truly combines the glamour of the New Riviera with the soul of The Bahamas."
Emmy Award and MTV Video Music Award nominee Jamie King, writer and director of the critically acclaimed Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour, and director of the newly launched Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson One at Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas), is the leading concert tour director in the world of pop music today. Also an acclaimed choreographer, King has served for more than 16 years as Madonna's creative director and has worked with an array of superstars including Rihanna, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, the Spice Girls, George Michael, Elton John, Diana Ross, Ellen DeGeneres, and most recently, as creative director of Bruno Mars' record-breaking Super Bowl halftime show. In 2013, Variety honored King with a 12-page billion dollar tour director special issue, having previously named him as one of the most influential "movers and shakers" in the music industry. In 2013, King starred alongside Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in the Fox Network show Q'Viva -- The Chosen, the Latin-theme reality series from Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment.
Emilio Estefan is a 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician, producer, director, author and entrepreneur, who for more than a quarter of a century worked with some of the biggest and brightest stars in the music business: from his wife, Gloria Estefan, to Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, to Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada. Furthermore, through Estefan Enterprises, he has built an entertainment empire that has seen extraordinary successes in the music, hospitality, television and film industries, including having produced for large-scale events such as Super Bowl halftime shows and closing ceremonies for the winter and summer Olympic Games.
"What intrigues me most about Baha Mar is the idea of melding world-class hospitality and authentic Bahamian culture," said King. "The Bahamas is full of natural beauty, exotic sights and sounds, and an abounding culture of joy and positivity. I think I can speak for both Emilio and myself when I say that this collaboration is a great opportunity, an exciting challenge, and a project that certainly doesn't lack in sources of inspiration. We can't wait to see it all come to life!"
"I'm honored to work alongside Jamie, Sarkis, Bernie and the executive team at Baha Mar as we bring a new light to The Bahamas," said Estefan. "Get ready for a party like no one has ever seen before."

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iCreate All Access Music Seminar is on the cards

September 05, 2014

The iCreate Music All Access Seminar is being described as the ultimate music industry networking opportunity to come to New Providence by organizer Gregory Collie.
The two-day music seminar will encompass songwriter workshops, producer beat battles, informative panels, listening sessions and music showcases. Collie said the seminar is for anyone looking to get into the music industry whether they are artists, producers, songwriters, or music managers. Panelists from the music industry in the United States will provide patrons with the information they need to know about the business.
"The seminar is information based, so people are going to learn more for it and they're going to network," said Collie. "It's up to the individual to take what they've learnt and the relationships they build through the seminar and take advantage of them and make a career for themselves."
On the panel for the seminar according to Collie will be Kawan "KP" Prather, senior vice president of artists and repertoire (A&R) for Atlantic Records; Tony G, director of A&R at G-Unit Records; Symbolyc One (S1), music producer for Jay Z, Kanye West, Eminem and Beyonce; Donnie Scantz, music producer/engineer for Usher, Jhene Aiko and Miguel; Focus, music producer for 50 Cent, Beyonce and The Game; singer Asia Bryant and Inga Nandi Williams, manager and songwriter for N'Sync, Donell Jones and TLC.
There will also be a beat battle, during which patrons will have their music heard by the panelists.
Collie who describes himself as a music producer who has worked with a number of local talent held his first iCreate Music All Access Seminar in 2011 after traveling the United States between 2007 and 2009 attending music seminars and conferences. That gave him the inspiration to create a music seminar for New Providence to expose Bahamian artists to the information they would need to further their career.
"There's a huge void here to be filled and lack of opportunity, lack of education, so I thought it would be the perfect platform and that's why I decided to do it. I wanted to provide this opportunity for the people that really wanted it and who want to make the music industry their career.
Registration for the two day seminar is $250. The seminar runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Prince of Wales Room in the Beach Towers at the Atlantis.

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Sometimes the simplest way to tell the story is best

September 05, 2014

"This is not Sunday School!"
That's one of the tag lines Dorsey McPhee had been using to promote his stage play, "Jesus vs. Satan: A One Man Show".
It's also the understatement of the year.
The C-rated, one-night-only presentation played at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, August 30. As part of "Theatre of the Gospel" from McPhee's From The Pond Productions, the production features 11 different scenes -- including "The Baptism of Jesus", "The Beheading of John the Baptist", "Satan Wants All", and "The Boil Grouper Breakfast Galilee Beach" -- examining the period of Jesus' ministry up to and after his resurrection.
It's also said to be a "religion comedy drama". That description alone might result in some head scratching, especially since comedy is rarely used to convey this portion of the "greatest story ever told". If it helps, think of it as a church revival led by the most vibrant and expressive pastor ever.
Indisputably, McPhee delivers one heck of a performance. He is a frenetic ball of energy, bounding incessantly back and forth on the stage, delivering his lines with unfathomable exuberance. One can only imagine his complete exhaustion after the two-and-a-half-hour performance.
Even more mind-blowing though, is how McPhee manages to keep straight in his mind the various parts of the production. In these 11 scenes, he plays seemingly dozens of characters (his own official count puts the number close to 30).
Those characters include Jesus and Satan, of course, but also Mary Magdalene, Peter, John The Baptist, King Herod, and Herodias (the king's brother's wife, whom he takes as his own), and her daughter. He refers to one of those two ladies as the "jungaless" as together they use a seductive dance routine to demand John's head on a platter from Herod.
Speaking of dance routines, McPhee also dances -- and often. He vividly demonstrates that very routine, all while Soca star Alison Hinds' "Roll it Gal" plays loudly!
Clearly, there's a lot going on here. And at many times, there's too much. One of the main challenges is that these many characters are having full-fledged conversations with each other. For example, McPhee, as Jesus, will speak and McPhee, as Satan, will reply. Some characters are also speaking in Bahamian vernacular, and using modern slang and sometimes not-so-modern slang.
With all the voices and the dancing, and with McPhee taking on the persona of the late American recording artist James Brown, and most perplexingly, the late Bahamian painter and architect Jackson Burnside, it's as if we are watching someone in a highly altered state -- what movies have led us to believe happens to someone with multiple personalities. Anyone who's ever watched the late Robin Williams doing stand-up might get the picture.
However, that endless parade of voices, screeches, screams and shrieks makes the salty language and swear words seem like child's play. As such, I can't recall whether McPhee's Jesus actually curses, but his Satan certainly has a potty mouth.
Before the launch of the play last month, McPhee told The Nassau Guardian that he is hoping for those "who would have never ventured into a church, to come and see the story". And truthfully, those unfamiliar with the Bible might be inspired to learn more about the good book.
Unfortunately, the one-night showing attracted quite a number of priests, pastors and church-folk. So, McPhee was essentially "preaching to the choir". (McPhee said based on the response, he may do encore performances.)
While "Jesus vs. Satan" avoids any unusual interpretation or unique perspectives on these Gospel stories, and while the method of presenting these stories can be jarring and abrasive, McPhee must nonetheless be commended and encouraged for his efforts.
But like Sunday School, sometimes the simpler the story, the better.
Dwight Strachan stepped out of the movie theater this week and into the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts for his review.
o Dwight Strachan is the host/producer of " Morning Blend" on Guardian Radio. He is a television producer and writer, and an avid TV history and film buff. Email dwight@nasguard.com and follow him on twitter @morningblend969

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Tough times don't last

September 05, 2014

I'm sure that we've all heard that well-known saying which goes like this, tough times don't last, tough people do. Actually, now that I think about it, that inspirational phrase was the title of a bestselling book written by Dr. Bob Schuller of Crystal Cathedral fame. Believe me, that phrase does indeed contain the very essence of truth, which we all need to get very firmly imbedded in our consciousness. One thing is for sure in life, things will not always go smoothly, or as planned. We all have to go through some tough times every now and then as something in our life does not go exactly as initially planned. This is just a part of the course -- it's life!
However, some people, when they experience these temporary setbacks in life, allow them to affect them in an extremely negative way. Now once we fully understand, that all setbacks are temporary events in our life, we should most definitely not allow ourselves to become bogged down in negativity by what is taking place in our life. If we do this, become upset and totally negative in outlook, constantly complaining to one and all about our tough times, we'll be so blinded by our negativity, that we will not be able to see and fully comprehend what to do to change the situation, thus getting back on course for success city.
Yes my friend, I'm here today to state loud and clear, that no matter how bad your present situation may be, if you just stay calm, upbeat and positive, believe me, the situation will eventually return to normal, because as that well-known saying correctly states it tough times don't last, tough people do. So please, I implore you to keep this most important truth uppermost in your mind at all times.
I know it's real tough going through these temporary periods of failure in one's life, however, I also know that the tough time will not last. So, we simply must remain positive in spite of our difficulties, and believe me, the sunshine of success will once again shine brightly in your life and affairs. I guarantee it!
o Think about it!
Visit my website at: www.dpaulreilly.com.
Listen to "Time to Think" the radio program on STAR 106.5 FM at 8:55 a.m. & 6:20 p.m.

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Joan Rivers dead at 81
Joan Rivers dead at 81

September 04, 2014

Joan Rivers, a pioneer for women in stand-up comedy and television, has died, her daughter confirmed. She was 81...

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Bill Mahers Hosts Back-To-Back Live Specials on HBO
Bill Mahers Hosts Back-To-Back Live Specials on HBO

September 04, 2014

Maher resumes “Real Time” and hosts his 10th stand-up comedy special, both premiering live on September 12 in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States...

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Bahamas Salsa Social Network

September 04, 2014

Dear BSSN Members, Salsa Lovers and Followers...

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HBO Explores The Demanding Lives of New York City Firefighters in A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY
HBO Explores The Demanding Lives of New York City Firefighters in "A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY"

September 03, 2014

The documentary, a film by Liz Garbus and Steve Buscemi, premieres September 8th in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States...

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Max Gives Viewers a Chance to Catch Up on The "Knick"

September 01, 2014

Relive the third episode of the new medical drama series on Friday, September 5th...

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Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launched

August 29, 2014

In less than one year, the country will be welcoming another form of cultural expression when the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival debuts in May 2015. During an official ceremony launching the event at Pompey Square on Wednesday, August 27, Prime Minister Perry G. Christie expressed his optimism for the event.
"I am very pleased that we will be soon be able to showcase even more of our country's culture via this new event," said the prime minister. "Not only is this a great opportunity for Junkanooers, artisans and other craftsmen to display their wares and talents, but it also offers us the opportunity to provide additional entertainment for guests who visit our shores."
The event featured several forms of entertainment including dance performances by the Junkanoo group Colours, headed by Chris Justilien; a tribute to the "Obeah Man", fire dancing, a musical selection by Visage and promotional material provided by the Ministry of Tourism.
The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is a new event on the Bahamian social calendar. It will be an annual event spanning five weeks and will kick off on Easter Monday. The period will feature a series of activities including concerts, cultural shows, balls and street parades, which will depict all aspects of Bahamian culture and heritage. During the period, one week will be set aside and will be known as Carnival Week. The first Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Week is scheduled for May 3-9, 2015. During Carnival week, four major events will be staged. A commission headed by former banker, Paul Major, will oversee the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.

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'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' is unsatisfying and unnecessary

August 29, 2014

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (Rated C)
Cast: Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green
Genre: Crime Thriller
Dwight's Rating: 2
Instagram, Candy Crush Saga, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians": all things that have come about in the last ten years that the world would have probably done well without.
You can add "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" to that list as well. This sequel to the amazing "Sin City" - celebrating its 10th anniversary of release next year - is an answer to a question that I'm sure few people were asking.
"Why not make a sequel to that innovative, breathtaking classic?" you ask. Well, because it was nearly perfect, and because many of the major characters were killed, and the story lines neatly wrapped up. Had just two or three passed, then perhaps a case could have been made. But nine? "Nein!"
The original, of course, was based on the graphic crime novel series from Frank Miller, who wrote and directed the film along with Robert Rodriguez and "guest director" Quentin Tarantino. Featuring an all-star cast - including Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson and Clive Owen - it was an anthology focusing on several story lines that often intersected. Additionally, it was shot to look like a black-and-white movie from the film noir era, with accents of color for dramatic effect.
Fast forward to 2014. Tarantino is nowhere to be found, and a couple of the cast members have also disappeared; most notably, Clive Owen has been replaced with Josh Brolin. New additions include Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Don Jon") and Eva Green ("300: Rise of An Empire"), but for the most part, we see largely the same characters, picking up where "Sin City" left off.
As it's been a number of years since I watched the mesmerizing original, I decided to watch it again before seeing the new flick. Would it hold up? Was it as special as I remembered? The answer: Absolutely! The original is as memorable as ever. Slick! Stylish! Sexy! Beautiful! Big shoes to fill for the sequel that nobody asked for!
With the new film, there's good, there's bad, and there's ugly. The good: visually, "A Dame To Kill For" is quite interesting. It looks like a black-and-white comic book, with an intriguing use of lighting. It's quite a sight to behold!
But that's pretty much where the positives end, and everything else is just bad and ugly. While color was used sparingly in the original to highlight pivotal characters, a woman's dress or lips, or a gun, this time around color seems to be an overdone and abused gimmick. Almost every scene has something colorized, and often it's something of dubious or questionable significance.
It's also afflicted with the same over-reliance-on-special-effects problem plaguing every modern action movie. Thus, what had been a stylish and mature neo-film noir, has given way to something decidedly more cartoonish.
And more gruesome! The original is undoubtedly an incredibly violent movie. But this sequel is out of control. In addition to someone being shot every few minutes, the severed head count is absolutely astounding. Heads chopped clean off! Over and over!
And then there's the eye gouging!
The biggest problem though lies in the script. Dialogue that had been an evocative and provocative homage to the best of the film noir era, is replaced by something much more juvenile. It's as if a junior high school student had been asked to submit something for a creative writing class. The vignettes are much less inspired. With the possible exception of the title "A Dame To Kill For" story line featuring Green and Brolin (who gives the best part of the whole film), the story lines are lifeless and dull.
I keep harking back to the original. And it's hard to believe that this could have come from the same writing and directing team. Perhaps if I had not ever watched or re-watched it, I might have a slightly better impression of this new edition. But alas, it's simply a pathetic waste of talent, and an unsatisfying and unnecessary movie that didn't need to be made. Its only saving grace is its visual appeal.
Be thankful that based on its lackluster box office performance, we're unlikely to see another mistake like this in the next ten years. One of those Kardashians would stand a better chance of becoming president of the United States than that ever happening.
o Dwight Strachan is the host/producer of " Morning Blend" on Guardian Radio. He is a television producer and writer, and an avid TV history and film buff. Email dwight@nasguard.com and follow him on twitter @morningblend969.

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Times of testing

August 29, 2014

I've stated before, but let me once again emphasize The FACT, that life is a schoolhouse for all of us as we travel the road of life. Now as we all know, when we go to school it's primarily for the purpose of increasing our knowledge. At the end of each term when we are attending school, and sometimes more frequently, we have to do tests, we have exams. After all, if we did not have these tests, these exams, the Teacher would not know if we were in fact learning the lessons which they were endeavoring to teach us. So the tests show the Teacher that we have indeed been paying attention to what they've been teaching us throughout the term, throughout the year and have thus learned our lessons, we have fully absorbed the vital information they've imparted to us.
Well, as we go through life, we will all go through 'Times Of Testing' as today's title puts it, to ascertain if we are learning the lessons which life itself is endeavoring to teach us. Now, as we partake in The Schoolhouse of Life, so many of the vital lessons are imparted to us through our failures, our temporary setbacks. That's right, when we fail at something, we are supposed to learn an invaluable lesson.
The sad thing for me to consistently observe however, is that a whole lot of people appear not to be learning the lessons which their temporary failures are designed to teach them as they continue to repeat their previous mistakes, thus getting a failure grade.
Yes My Friend, the very next time you fail at something, which incidentally, we all do from time to time, it's just part of the course; instead of getting really uptight as so many do, why don't you just remind yourself that as the title of today's article states it, we will all go through inevitable 'Times Of Testing' as we travel the road of life endeavoring to reach the desired destination, which is of course Success City.
So, the next time you get a severe test in life, please remember that any failures you experience are indeed temporary setbacks and were designed by The Creator of The Universe to teach you an invaluable lesson of what does not work. So, don't give up but instead move ahead with Discipline and Determination while always learning invaluable lessons during your 'Times Of Testing'. This is surely the way to finally arrive at Success City.....Yes it is!
o Think about it!
Visit my Website at: www.dpaulreilly.com
Listen to "Time to Think" the radio program on STAR 106.5 FM at 8:55 a.m. & 6:20 p.m.

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Bahamas Salsa Social Network

August 28, 2014

Bahamas Salsa Social Network ...

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Bid to strengthen support systems for LGBT community
Bid to strengthen support systems for LGBT community

August 28, 2014

FOUR days of pride celebrations will kick off this weekend in a bid to strengthen existing support systems for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community...

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Season One of HBO's The LeftOvers Comes to an End
Season One of HBO's "The LeftOvers Comes to an End

August 27, 2014

The HBO original drama series The Leftovers wraps up its first season with the episode titled “The Prodigal Son Returns...

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iCreate Music All Acces Seminar returns to Nassau September 20th & 21st

August 26, 2014

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

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HBO offers a month of thrills with its September Movie Lineup in The Caribbean
HBO offers a month of thrills with its September Movie Lineup in The Caribbean

August 25, 2014

No other channel brings viewers more of the excitement and adrenaline rush of the biggest Hollywood hits than HBO, offering subscribers in the Caribbean...

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Country music set to invade Atlantis

August 21, 2014

It's going to be a country music invasion next weekend when Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, the Band Perry and Jewel have the Atlantis stage rocking for three consecutive days.
The three days of amazing music, known as the Paradise Music Festival (PMF), takes place August 29-31. It is a part of the Atlantis LIVE concert series, presented by HGTV.
Kicking off the concert on Friday night in Atlantis' Imperial Ballroom will be multi-Grammy, Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) nominated artist Dierks Bentley, with a special performance by Casey James.
Jewel, a four-time Grammy nominee who rose from a remote ranch in Alaska to achieve international stardom, continues the party on day two, along with special performances by Striking Matches.
A CMA songwriters series will take place ocean side as the sun sets on day two, with performances by Brett James, Kristian Bush, Caitlyn Smith and Bobby Pinson.
Bringing the three-day weekend to its climax will be Rascal Flatts, the most awarded country music group of the past decade, who are also ACM's top vocal group of 2013; with special performances by the Band Perry, the 2014 ACM vocal group of the year; Dan + Shay (ACM's best vocal duo nominee) and Dee Jay Silver.
The festival will be emceed by HGTV and DIY Network star Allison Victoria.
The CMA songwriters' workshop will be a part of a special CMA Songwriters Series 10th anniversary show at Atlantis' newest venue, Ocean's Edge at The Cove. The CMA Songwriters Series will expose fans to the artisans who through their craft, pen hits that touch the lives of millions of music fans.
Superstars Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney) have once again proven why they are the most awarded country group of the past decade, with the release of their ninth studio album "Rewind" debuting at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The achievement garnered the group the distinction of being one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have eight consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. Since its musical introduction in 2000, the group has sold over 22.5 million albums and over 29 million digital downloads. Their latest album's chart-topping title track marks Rascal Flatts' 15th number one hit single. Spearheaded by Jay DeMarcus, members of Rascal Flatts co-produced more than half of the album, with acclaimed producers Howard Benson and Dann Huff contributing to several of the tracks. The Target deluxe album includes "Compass", which is featured in the Sony Pictures film "Heaven Is For Real", based on the number one New York Times best-selling book of the same name. Now the most awarded country group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has earned over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. In 2012, the group reached a new career milestone with over seven million concert tickets sold and recently kicked off its 35-city REWIND Tour 2014, featuring special guest Sheryl Crow with opening act Gloriana.
The Band Perry has skyrocketed into the mainstream since releasing its platinum-certified, self-titled debut album in 2010, which scored the sibling trio a string of hits, including the quintuple-platinum "If I Die Young" (number one on Billboard's Country and AC charts), the platinum-certified "You Lie" and the gold-certified "All Your Life" (number one on Billboard's country chart). Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Reid and Neil, the band has sold over 11.3 million tracks from its debut and gold-certified sophomore album, "Pioneer", which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. "Pioneer" alone has garnered more than 3.3 million single downloads. In addition to acclaim from top critics across the country, "Pioneer" has produced two consecutive number one country smashes - the platinum-certified "Better Dig Two" and gold-certified "Done", which earned Reid and Neil their first chart-topper as songwriters. "Chainsaw", their thunderous new single, is already climbing on the country radio charts.
The Band Perry enjoyed sold-out headlining dates and recently finished its first global headline tour, the We Are Pioneers World Tour, in March. Over the summer, the trio hit the road with Blake Shelton on his Ten Times Crazier Tour. In the past year, The Band Perry has taken over the American television airwaves with unforgettable performances at the ACM, CMA, Grammy and Billboard Music Awards as well as American Idol, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen, The Talk, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman. The band also appeared on a banner episode of "CMT Crossroads" with rockers Fall Out Boy and performed as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII NFL Tailgate Party on Fox. They recently took home the 2014 ACM Award for "Vocal Group of the Year", adding to their host of ACM, CMA, ACA and CMT Music Awards. The Band Perry have also amassed Grammy, Teen Choice, AMA, and Billboard Music Award nominations, cementing the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history.
Dierks Bentley is seven albums into one of country music's most respected and most unpredictable careers, and the award-winning singer/songwriter continues to grow. His latest evolution comes in the form of his number one and critically acclaimed "Riser". Throughout his career, Bentley has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. Riser's lead single "I Hold On" has topped the radio charts, marking 11 career number one songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His six previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies and earned 11 Grammy nominations, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations and membership at the Grand Ole Opry.
Atlantis LIVE's Paradise Music Festival will be an experience that should not be missed, as it will be the best way to wrap up summer.
The Atlantis LIVE event series is known for hosting some of the most popular names in entertainment, with previous performers such as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood.

Day 1, Friday, August 29
Artists:
Dierks Bentley
Casey James
Where: Imperial Ballroom
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $115 gold, $95 silver

Day 2, Saturday, August 30
Artists:
Jewel
Striking Matches
Where: Imperial Ballroom
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Tickets $115 gold, $95 silver
CMA Songwriters series: A special ocean side sunset performance featuring Brett James, Kristian Bush, Caitlyn Smith and Bobby Pinson.

Day 3, Sunday, August 31
Artists:
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Dan + Shay
Dee Jay Silver
Where: Atlantis' outdoor Paradise Harbour venue
Time: 4 p.m.
Tickets: $195 gold, $150 silver, children 6-11 $95 and 5 and under free
Three-day all access tickets are $425 gold and $350 silver includes CMA songwriters workshop on Saturday.

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