Oscars producers say the show is in ‘good shape’ for Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK? It’s an understandable query. Producing the Oscars is guaranteed to be a stressful job, but the road to the 91st Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, has been unusually […]

Comment on this article

What will win best picture? It’s a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled “The Favourite,” the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner. Normally a fairly predictable process with one or two favorites, this year’s best picture race has been maddeningly unclear, almost devious in its contradictions. The guild awards, usually […]

Comment on this article

AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Ahead of Sunday’s 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “Black Panther,” ″BlacKkKlansman,” ″Bohemian Rhapsody,” ″The Favourite,” ″Green Book,” ″Roma,” ″A Star Is Born,” ″Vice” BAHR: Will Win: “Roma” Should Win: “A Star Is Born” […]

Comment on this article

Lady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up. A representative for the singer-actress confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday. No more details were provided. Gaga, 32, and Carino, 49, began dating in 2017. Gaga was previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney. Gaga has a […]

Comment on this article

St. Anne’s students welcome GG at school’s assembly

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — It was a treat last Friday when children of St. Anne’s School in Fox Hill received a visit from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at the school’s assembly.  The Governor General visited to honour two students: BreAnn Ferguson and Caden Smith, both founders of charitable movements. ‘BreAnn’s Care Closet’ through which every […]

Comment on this article

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in […]

Comment on this article

Donald Glover gets 5 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated for his acting and directing on “Atlanta.” The FX show itself is nominated for best comedy series. On the music side, Childish Gambino is nominated […]

Comment on this article

Bahamian performers to participate in 50th anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation D’Aguilar announced at a recent press conference at the Ministry that a Bahamian Delegation of top Junkanoo Performers, Musicians and Artists/Entertainers will participate in the much-anticipated 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival, during the second weekend of the Festival, May 2-5, 2019. Since 1983 Bahamian introduction to […]

Comment on this article

4 Oscars will be given off air

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year’s broadcast in an attempt to shorten the show to three hours. The Oscars for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will be presented off-air at this year’s ceremony, […]

Comment on this article

Nicki Minaj pulls out BET concert after network’s tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki Minaj says she’s cancelling her appearance at the BET Experience Concert after the network tweeted about her and fellow rapper Cardi B. Minaj said Monday on social media that she won’t perform at the concert or BET Awards. It comes after BET tweeted Sunday that Minaj was “being dragged by […]

Comment on this article

E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival begins

WEMYSS BIGHT, ELEUTHERA — Wemyss Bight Primary School female students show that they are “Phenomenal Women” as they recite Maya Angelou’s famous poem, on February 7, 2019, during the E. Clement Bethel National Art Festival Adjudications at their school in Eleuthera.  Also pictured, Jayanna Gibson recites a poem by Robert Graves.  (BIS Photos/Eric Rose)

Comment on this article

Drake wins rap song Grammy, Childish Gambino makes history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake surprised the music world Sunday when he emerged on the Grammy stage to accept the best rap song trophy but told the room of musicians that winning awards isn’t necessary if you have real fans attending your concerts and singing your songs. Drake, who rarely attends awards shows, won the […]

Comment on this article

List of winners in top Grammy Award categories

A list of top winners at the 61th annual Grammy Awards.   Best rap album: “Invasion of Privacy” by Cardi B Best rap song: “God’s Plan” by Drake Best country album: “Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves Song of the year: “This Is America” by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson Best pop duo/group performance: “Shallow” by […]

Comment on this article

Michelle Obama gets raucous applause at Grammys Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to help open the Grammy Awards with host Alicia Keys. The former first lady appeared onstage with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith and Keys to say how music has impacted their lives. Obama’s initial comments were interrupted by raucous applause and many in […]

Comment on this article

Memorial concert, arts endowment honours Audrey Dean-Wright

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The late Audrey F. Dean-Wright had an almost infectious enthusiasm and excitement for the arts that was paralleled by her fierce commitment to educating and enlightening the youth who were drawn to her. As an educator, she shared her knowledge without reservation; as a choir director, she poured her passion into her […]

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The New England Patriots’ competitive but action-starved Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams was seen by 100.7 million people on television and streaming services, the smallest audience for football’s annual spectacle in a decade. A boycott by disgruntled New Orleans Saints fans, a campaign by fans of quarterback Colin […]