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Music Review: The Tino Martinez Quintette

Music Review: The Tino Martinez Quintette

[Written by Dale Butler] Since the loss of major shows and bands in our hotels in the 1990s, tourists and locals have had to wait until the weekend to enjoy live music. BMDS took on a major challenge Tuesday, July 5th when it held an-other jazz evening using The Bermudian magazine award winner and leader of the band Tino Martinez, to perform. Silenced... Read more of this article

Music Review: “Oh What A Night”

Music Review: “Oh What A Night”

[Written by Dale Butler] I did not set out to visit four establishments in one night, but I did. Stepping into Henry VIII Restaurant, Sushi Bar & Pub, 69 South Shore Road, Southampton, always bring back memories of the larger-than-life late Charles H.B. Vaucrosson who, although a lawyer, relished the part of playing British King Henry VIII in full... Read more of this article

Review: Bermuda Dance Academy Into The Wild

Review: Bermuda Dance Academy Into The Wild

[Written by Dale Butler] It was inevitable that Nikia Manders, BFA, MA, would be impacted by her well-known mother Linda L. Manders who established a solid record of achievement on the stage and in the classroom commencing at Warwick Secondary School in 1972. Nikia, as a teacher at The Berkeley Institute [2008], started the Bermuda Dance Academy in... Read more of this article

Music Review: BMDS Summer Showcase

Music Review: BMDS Summer Showcase

[Written by Dale Butler] With a number of clubs and organizations struggling to increase and retain membership, BMDS may have found the solution: develop activities that grab the young. The Summer Showcase held on June 18th at 8pm did that with 18 very confident and talented young musicians from a variety of local music and academic schools. Although... Read more of this article

Music Review: Kairos Hosts Experience Vol. 1

Music Review: Kairos Hosts Experience Vol. 1

[Written by Dale Butler] The Willowbank Resort in Sandys Parish is back. Since reopening, it has added a variety of shows to its repertoire so it was no surprise to attend the premiere opening of the real life experience of a top lawyer who was touched by God and redirected to a songwriting career. Janita Burke, lawyer, and Bim Bademosi, producer and... Read more of this article

Music Review: BMDS Jazz Night Event

Music Review: BMDS Jazz Night Event

[Written by Dale Butler] The Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society [BMDS], operating since 1945, is described on its Facebook page as “a magnet to those who enjoy music & drama. Whether as performers, technicians, or an audience members have found BMDS to be the home of amateur theatre in Bermuda.” It is centrally located at “Daylesford”,... Read more of this article

Review: Kennel Boys At Grotto Bay Beach

Review: Kennel Boys At Grotto Bay Beach

[Written by Dale Butler] It was a joy to sit at the Bayside Terrace Grill & Bar at Bermuda’s famous Grotto Bay Beach Resort and Spa at 11 Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton Parish. The facility has long had a good reputation for establishing enduring memories. Toting an invitation in my back pocket to hear Bermuda’s famous Kennel Boys during the Thursday... Read more of this article

Music Review: Lady Tyson & Wayne Davis

Music Review: Lady Tyson & Wayne Davis

[Written by Dale Butler] I am not surprised that the Friday, May 20th performance of Bermuda’s own Lady Tyson, who now resides in the UK, and Wayne “Off the Radar” Davis was sold out at the Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, known for its Bermudian service and excellent food. Friday night is the time to enjoy a night out in the west end and... Read more of this article

Music Review: Creatives Live Event At City Hall

Music Review: Creatives Live Event At City Hall

[Written by Dale Butler] The three top local vocalists slated to render outstanding performances before lunchtime patrons at the well-established “Creatives Live!” event on the steps of the historic City Hall were Toni Robinson, Sheila Smith and Samantha Smith. However, when it was announced that Sheila would not be available, the audience took... Read more of this article

Review: Tony Brannon & Sarah Golden Eggen

Review: Tony Brannon & Sarah Golden Eggen

[Written by Dale Butler] Leading the way to ensuring we have live music performances are Tony Brannon and a new voice to the Bermuda scene, Sarah Golden Eggen, who has the perfect persona that has added to the excellent repertoire of songs they have chosen. On Saturday, May 14th at the Clubhouse Bar and Lounge, this musical duo did three sets from 7... Read more of this article

Music Review: Three Cups Of Honey

Music Review: Three Cups Of Honey

[Written by Dale Butler] The City of Hamilton set the template with its Spring into the Arts shotgun highlights of programmes that have excited promoters and enticed the lethargic public with spoons of honey, ignited energy, and lots of activity. Life has returned and so much more is on the horizon. Here are just three spoonfuls of honey, all in one... Read more of this article

Review: Troika ‘Earn A+ For Entire Performance’

Review: Troika ‘Earn A+ For Entire Performance’

[Written by Dale Butler] I consider myself lucky to have been able to purchase a ticket to see another masterful/professional production by Troika Bermuda entitled “Resurgence – Return to the Stage” held April 22 and April 23, 2022 in the Earl Cameron Theatre at the City Hall to packed audiences eager to support their children and friends. Billed... Read more of this article

Review: The Cross At Earl Cameron Theatre

Review: The Cross At Earl Cameron Theatre

[Written by Dale Butler] City Hall & Arts Center, located on Church Street in the City of Hamilton, became an arena of live activity on Saturday, April 16, 2022, with vendors on Nellie’s Walk, the Fresh Air Films in the car park featuring Encanto and Spider-Man, and the Bermuda premiere of a theatrical work ‘The Cross – The Untold... Read more of this article