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News Article

October 29, 2011
The National Choir Workshop of The Bahamas and Grand Concert

Nassau, Bahamas 

- For the first time in the 21st century, church and gospel
choirs on the island of New Providence will come together for music,
unity and fellowship in the first ever

"National Choir Workshop of The
Bahamas" NCWB

to be held this week. This bold move will not only send a strong message to our
country and region that gospel music is alive and well, powerful,
effective and necessary but it will also serve to foster and build a new
bond in the music arena that previously existed through an avenue of
gospel music that once thrived in our nation.

The NCWB
visionaries are Mr. Marquista Thompson, of the Mt. Tabor Full Gospel
Baptist Church, and Pastor Clint Watson, of SMI (Shaback Ministries
International) of Trinity City of Praise.  NCWB has sent out the clarion
call...

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Event
Jammin for Nature – Earth Day Weekend Event 3

Saturday 21st April 2012  2:00 PM

One Eleuthera Foundation and their partners present Live from Eleuthera 5 Great Events, 1 Amazing Weekend Be a part of something great this Earth Day weekend! On April 20-22, 2012, the One Eleuthera Foundation and their partners (the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas National Trust, Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, BREEF, Island School and The Nature Conservancy) presents “Jammin’ for Nature – Earth Day Weekend 2012 Live from Eleuthera!” There are 5 great events planned for 1 amazing weekend in Eleuthera that will be infused with music and will celebrate the heritage and culture of that Island as well as Earth Day. The list of events will delight tourists and residents of Eleuthera and other family Island residents with ties to Eleuthera are encouraged to participate. The events are focused around family and fun and the goal is for everyone to “connect their inner soul to Eleuthera.” There is something for everyone during this weekend! On Friday afternoon, a 3 hour “Welcome Party” kicks off at 4 pm at The Beach House in Governor’s Harbour with focus on the beach environment and well-known artist Barbara de Vries who transforms beach trash and plastic into jewelry and clothing accessories will be featured. The following day on Saturday, one can tour the Island with a North Loop Tour or a South Loop Tour. Later, at Bay Front Park in Governor’s Harbour, there is the “One Eleuthera Cultural Exposé,” a heritage festival like no other that starts at noon and ends at midnight and will be filled with lots of exciting activities and entertainment. The One Eleuthera Foundation will also be launched. On Sunday, Earth Day, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve will be the main focus for the first part of the day where you can immerse yourself in nature. Gospel singer, Brendalee Petty will entertain while well-known Bahamian Artist, Antonius Roberts will sculpt with the Casaurina wood. Guided tours and brunch is available. On the final event, you can join in a worldwide initiative called “Picnic for The Planet” that will take place on Receiver’s Beach in Governor’s Harbour to celebrate Earth Day. More information on the weekend’s events is available at www.oneeleuthera.org “Jammin’ for Nature – Earth Day Weekend” - Event #3 on Saturday, April 21st this main attraction is considered the highlight of the weekend. Scheduled from Midday to Midnight, the One Eleuthera Cultural Exposé will take place at Bay Front Park in Governor’s Harbour and will be filled with lots of activities involving, entertainment, cuisine, arts and crafts, games, sculling and vendors. It will emphasize the gathering of energy among local entrepreneurs and display an emerging appreciation for sustainability on the Island. The Cultural Exposé will feature the famous Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band and other local entertainers. Joining in will be various school bands as well as Junior Junkanoo and the All Eleuthera Rush Out. A Sculling Regatta courtesy of Bahamian Brewery will dot the landscape at Bay Front Park as the various hand-made Sands’ Sculling Boats – recently built to celebrate the old time heritage of boating in The Bahamas delights all. The first set of races starts at 2 p.m. and continue to 3 p.m. with the final races set for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. During the break from Sculling, The Launch of the One Eleuthera Foundation at the Ball Park will start at 4 p.m. and ends by 5 p.m. Drawing on government and non-government partnerships as well as local and international resources, The One Eleuthera Foundation is a move that leverages Collective Impact to shape a sustainable future for Eleuthera. More information is available at www.oneeleuthera.org


News Article

February 27, 2012
A Piano Recital with Dion Cunningham coming to the St. Andrews Kirk

Nassau, Bahamas -  Under the distinguished
patronage of the Commissioner of Police Mr. Ellison E. Greenslade and
Mrs. Kimberley Greenslade, the St. Andrews Presbyterian Kirk will be
hosting Dion Cunningham piano recital featuring baroque, classical, romantic and gospel works on 

Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8pm
and on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 6pm.

A graduate of Thelma Gibson Primary and St. Augustine's College in
Nassau, Dion attended Macalester College, in Minnesota on an academic
scholarship where he received the Bachelor of Arts degree in both Biology
and  Music. During his time abroad, Dion studied piano under the
tutelage of Don Betts and also served as accompanist for the Macalester
Women's Choir.  While there he also founded...

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News Article

September 29, 2011
Landlord: Up close and personal

It's Landlord -- up close and personal on his new CD, as he continues on his mission of reaching God's people through spiritually inspired music.
Born Orlando Miller, "Landlord: Up Close and Personal" is Landlord's first CD release since the 2004 release of his hit song, "We Need Peace".
"My new CD is a more personal representation of me. It's really an expression of myself in which I use music as a vehicle to reach people on a deeper level," says Miller.
"I always knew God was the one who gave me my talent and I always wanted to make my gifts better, but working with other artists has really made me see that God uses us and moves through everything.  I thoroughly enjoyed creating this album and I hope people are moved and touched with the different stories they will find compiled together on the CD. I thought it was great to give a real portrait of everyone in my life who influences me so you can really see me and what I am about through them who I've lived with and loved.  For me it's one thing to sing about my experience but it's something different to tell the story of others.  It's humbling and special to me."
He says it is hard for him to decide which songs are his favorite on the 14-track CD, but the ones he really hopes will stick with the public are "Stay With Me" featuring Darronique Mortimer, which is the number one track, and "Thank Ya" featuring Johnny B. Williams, the number two track.
"Stay with Me" examines the relationship God and His angels have with mankind and shows that although men turn away from God every day, He still loves them and will stay with them.  "Thank Ya" is a real praise song he hopes to hear churchgoers and the average person singing because it's powerful message speaks to always being thankful and realizing how good God is even when you do not deserve it.  Landlord hopes the songs will have a positive effect when they hit the airwaves because each song has a message for everyone who will listen.
"It's time for us to look back to God and realize we have all we need.  Don't feel sorry for yourself -- but look to God to provide.  I hope when people hear my songs they are rejuvenated, revitalized and learn to look outside themselves and their personal needs so they can also see the needs of others around them. This is the humblest thing people can do -- see others and help them.  This is what I want to do. This is what I want my CD to inspire.  If I can touch one life I am doing a lot ... I have accomplished something."
Miller says it was important for him to make the album now and that he is excited to be back on the bandwagon after taking time away from the studio to reflect on his life, his image and what God's plans are for him.  In finding success in the fast-paced music industry, Miller says he needed to take a step back before releasing more music to decide the direction he wanted to take with his life and ministry. He wanted to bring what people believed they know about him or about people in this industry down to earth.
"It's amazing how people feel they know you or what you are about just by seeing you on television or listening to your music on the radio.  I wanted people to see that there is more to Landlord than just that," he said.  "Many people may feel that musicians, politicians or other famous people have life made, but I want people to really understand that no one is higher than God, and often times the situations of the people you idolize are worse than yours could ever be.  Everyone goes through tough situations, and it's how you stand up and who you stand up with that will help you make it through it all," he says of what he hopes people will take from his newest CD.
Miller says another blessing in the creation of his new body of work is that he was able to collaborate with numerous other talented musicians and that he was enlightened and humbled throughout the process.
The artist who brought you hit gospel tunes like "Father Forgive Them", "Teach Me", "It was Only You" and "Eagles' Wings" says music has always been a part of his life and being able to produce songs that inspire others has kept him going through the years.
Miller is preparing to tour the United States, and stage a number of concerts locally in the near future.
You can find "Landlord Up Close and Personal" in Buck's Record Gallery on Wulff Road and Kid's Zone on Hepburn Alley.

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News Article

September 08, 2011
Tatiana steps onto music scene with I'm Alive CD launch

Nassau, Bahamas - She
may be the wife of The Bahamas' hottest up and coming gospel rapper,
but Tatiana Gibson nee Tinker is ready to step out on her own terms by
showcasing her musical talents with the

launch of her debut album

I'm Alive

on September 16th.

Despite
the fact that her album is not even out yet, Tatiana has already
garnered a following of loyal fans who she allowed into her life as she
worked on her project. By using social networking sites such as Facebook
and YouTube, followers got the opportunity to see the ever-cheerful
Tatiana go from the songwriting process, to laying down tracks in the
studio, to coming to a compromise with producers...

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News Article

September 01, 2011
KLR Management Group Ltd. Secures Nominations For Bahamian Artists at the 6th Annual South Florida Gospel Music Awards

Nassau,
The Bahamas - A business still considered to be in its infancy and a well kept
Caribbean music industry secret, KLR Management Group Ltd. is already proving
to be successful in taking clients to the international arena.

KLR
Management Group Ltd. President, Keith Rolle officially released the names of
artists he represents, who are now nominees in the 6th Annual South Florida
Gospel Music Awards at Covenant Centre International on November 4th and 5th in
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida...

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Event
Fam Fest A Celebration of Love!
Fam Fest "A Celebration of Love!"

Saturday 27th October 2012  4:30 PM

FAM Entertainment Presents Fam Fest A Celebration of Love! FamFest is presently celebrating its 16th annual family festival schedule for October 26 and 27th 2012 at the Arawak Cay Festival Site under the theme “A Celebration of LOVE”. Since the launch of FAMFEST in 1996 our annual event has established itself internationally attracting thousands to its musical gospel celebrations and entertaining millions of televised audiences locally and internationally through BET and TEMPO television networks. A Free concert! Friday & Saturday October 26th-27th @ The Arawak Cay Festival Site gates open 7:30pm on Friday, 4:30pm on Saturday Performances by: James Fortune Nigel Lewis Jermaine Edwards Monty G Also Performing: Reuben Heights Simeon Outten The Rahming Brothers Prophet Lawrence Rolle Shaback Vision of Hope Dance Group Hallie Najie Dun Lyrically Blessed Dj Godson Gospel Boys Sponsors: Ministry of Culture BTC El Shaddai party rentals & supplies MaeCal electronics Dream Gyrlz Beauty Mart Bahamaslocal.com “Music and Love...Brings people together” There is nothing in the world other than music and love that has the power to transform the way we bring people together. Famfest 2K12 is ultimately proud of the fact that we are able to take music and love and turn it into an unforgettable, uniquely Bahamian experience that celebrates our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. Since 1996, Famfest have attracted thousands upon thousands of excited visitors as this international tourist hotspot has been the platform for many international and local performing artists. In terms of sustaining and elevating this form of unity through gospel entertainment and evangelistic ministry, through business and the employment of a massive talent pool of musicians, engineers and vendors and in terms of attracting a fairly large amount of visitors to the region; the role of Famfest as the premier platform for the Bahamian gospel industry comes over loud and clear. Venue: Arawak Cay Festival Site


Event
Fam Fest A Celebration of Love!
Fam Fest "A Celebration of Love!"

Friday 26th October 2012  7:30 PM

FAM Entertainment Presents Fam Fest A Celebration of Love! Event has been Postponed due Hurricane sandy Click HERE for rescheduled info FamFest is presently celebrating its 16th annual family festival schedule for October 26 and 27th 2012 at the Arawak Cay Festival Site under the theme “A Celebration of LOVE”. Since the launch of FAMFEST in 1996 our annual event has established itself internationally attracting thousands to its musical gospel celebrations and entertaining millions of televised audiences locally and internationally through BET and TEMPO television networks. A Free concert! Friday & Saturday October 26th-27th @ The Arawak Cay Festival Site gates open 7:30pm on Friday, 4:30pm on Saturday Performances by: James Fortune Nigel Lewis Jermaine Edwards Monty G Also Performing: Reuben Heights Simeon Outten The Rahming Brothers Prophet Lawrence Rolle Shaback Vision of Hope Dance Group Hallie Najie Dun Lyrically Blessed Dj Godson Gospel Boys Sponsors: Ministry of Culture BTC El Shaddai party rentals & supplies MaeCal electronics Dream Gyrlz Beauty Mart Bahamaslocal.com “Music and Love...Brings people together” There is nothing in the world other than music and love that has the power to transform the way we bring people together. Famfest 2K12 is ultimately proud of the fact that we are able to take music and love and turn it into an unforgettable, uniquely Bahamian experience that celebrates our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. Since 1996, Famfest have attracted thousands upon thousands of excited visitors as this international tourist hotspot has been the platform for many international and local performing artists. In terms of sustaining and elevating this form of unity through gospel entertainment and evangelistic ministry, through business and the employment of a massive talent pool of musicians, engineers and vendors and in terms of attracting a fairly large amount of visitors to the region; the role of Famfest as the premier platform for the Bahamian gospel industry comes over loud and clear. Venue: Arawak Cay Festival Site


News Article

November 10, 2012
BeBe Winans, You're PLP For real though

Dear Editor,

Initially I did not intend to write a commentary on the weekend's events over at Atlantis, but since persons have asked: I have said in past op-eds and it bears repeating, national events should always be apolitical meaning no political party should at any time be the focal point or muse for such events.
Why BeBe Winans, an American gospel artist, felt the need to state from the stage that he was PLP was beyond stunning for among other things this key reason: all musical artists, especially American artists know that when they perform in a foreign country, they are to never make statements of any kind from the stage about that country's politics or its government.
BeBe Winans is already a singer. So if he also felt the need to sing for the "PLP", I am on the one hand left to wonder what his precise affiliation with the governing party actually is; and on another hand, left to assume that the government was paying for him to both appear and perform in The Bahamas. If so, how much did we pay Winans, since it is my money and your money as taxpayers that paid him if the government paid for his appearance, either in part or the whole?
Bebe Winans is a gospel singer. God is not PLP, so his statement clearly had nothing to do with praising God and was out of order in the context of the music business, not to mention ridiculous from the standpoint of entertaining those in attendance since he cannot be silly enough to believe that an entire nation of people in a democracy only supports one of several political parties therein. And this is precisely one of the reasons behind artists being prohibited by their record labels from doing what Bebe Winans did.
As for statements made by Sir Sidney Poitier to or about Prime Minister Perry Christie, I do not have the direct quote of his comments, and therefore do not want to comment on what I am not certain of.
But, if he did make comments of a political nature, those too, would have been completely inappropriate at what is supposed to be an event celebrating being Bahamian, not being a supporter of the governing party.
And for the armchair patriots who are rearing up to say "every political party does this" - no they do not and no they did not. When the national stadium, as one example, was officially opened, the former administration (thanks to the late Charles Maynard) was so focused on having authentic Bahamian artists as headliners that it brought in Johnny Kemp.
I will never forget when I saw Johnny step on stage singing "Just Got Paid". I said to myself, "well muddo, where they found Johnny Kemp from?"
But he is Bahamian, so wherever he was, he ought to have been found, and he was.
To the government of the day: one does not have to be a supporter of yours to be Bahamian. One is no less Bahamian if he or she does not, never did or never will support your party.
If you know that, please remember it. If not, please do learn it.

- Sharon Turner

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Soldiers For Christ Productions Universal Impact Marketing Promotions Present...
Soldiers For Christ Productions & Universal Impact Marketing Promotions Present...

Sunday 6th December 2009  7:00 PM

Two Nations Under One God: A Spirit of Unity Gospel Explosion Concert cultivating the spirit of unity by embracing a night of giving. Proceeds gained at the event will go towards the Breathe Easy Bahamas Campaign and the Haitian Community Emergency Fund. Musical Performances include live performances by the best of Bahamian gospel artists and the best of Haitian gospel artists. Such as Shaback; Landlord; Christian Massive; Millennium; Benedict Lamartine; Orchestre Benediction; Vitory Choir; VCCN Dancers; Queen of Peace Choir; Bensax; The Poet Merlande and many more. Cost: Tickets are $20.00 in advance. Tickets available at Anna's Fashion and Twenty Dollar Shops located on East Street. What: Music Concert Start Time: December 6th at 7:00pm Where: The National Performing Arts Centre, Shirley Street For more information, contact 242.323.5300 or 242.676.6597