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Column: “Burning Ice” Lasting Memories

Column: “Burning Ice” Lasting Memories

[Written by Dale Butler] Pamela ‘Ms. Utopia’ Butterfield has many fond memories of local music. Her own career started at the Heron Bay and Sandys Secondary Schools and Vernon Temple AME Church when she sang in their choirs in the 60s and 70s. Musician Darryl Simons was one of her main tutors. To her it was fun until she had a chance to perform... Read more of this article

Review: New Africa Muslim Bakery

Review: New Africa Muslim Bakery

[Written by Dale Butler] The new bakery takeout featuring Halal Broasted Chicken opened in July with a staff of seven. It is operated by Owners/Managers Clinton Muhammad and Hassan Salaam in the centre of The Heartbeat of Hamilton on the corner of Court and Dundonald Streets, in a bright yellow building. Formerly Zaki’s Bakery, operated by the venerable... Read more of this article

Music Review: The Bermuda Carolers

Music Review: The Bermuda Carolers

[Written by Dale Butler] The Department of Community & Cultural Affairs should be congratulated for finding safe windows to highlight Bermuda’s musical talent on the front steps of the City Hall & Arts Centre [CHAC]. The introduction was timely and much appreciated.Bermuda is no stranger to foreign a cappella groups like the world famous... Read more of this article

Review: Juice ‘N’ Beans Cafe On Court Street

Review: Juice ‘N’ Beans Cafe On Court Street

[Written by Dale Butler] Situated in the late Dr. Charles A. Smith complex on Court Street, Hamilton’s Juice ‘n’ Beans Cafe was formerly located on Front Street, Hamilton, and reopened in its present location in November 2016. Dr. Smith overcame many insurmountable obstacles in order to open his own practice. He was “a founding member of... Read more of this article

Review: Second Drive-Through Musical Festival

Review: Second Drive-Through Musical Festival

[Written by Dale Butler] The second drive-through musical festival was held Thursday, December 16th in The Heartbeat of Hamilton by Atlantic Publishing House, outside of the historic Hubie’s Nightclub, which met an untimely death in 2010. Featured veteran saxophonists Miles “Trane” Manders and Keith Lee played a wide selection of Christmas songs... Read more of this article

Review: Q’s Grill & Restaurant On Court Street

Review: Q’s Grill & Restaurant On Court Street

[Written by Dale Butler] There are 16 restaurants in the Heartbeat of Hamilton and as strong and as broad as the competition is, Q’s Grill & Buffet [53 Court Street] opened without fanfare, adding good service and another delicious bite for our palate.While some budding entrepreneurs might walk away from The Restaurant Mile on Court Street,... Read more of this article

Review: Uncle Ray’s Restaurant On Court Street

Review: Uncle Ray’s Restaurant On Court Street

[Written by Dale Butler] It is hard to believe that there are 16 restaurants in what I call ‘The Heartbeat of Hamilton.’North: The Wok going west to Cedar AvenueCedar Avenue, going south to Victoria Street, then going East on the side of Sensational Delights to the top ofKing Street going North back to The Wok . Filled with culture... Read more of this article

Terry Lister Releases ‘A New Day Dawns’ Book

Terry Lister Releases ‘A New Day Dawns’ Book

[Written by Dale Butler] Former Government Minister Terry Lister has released his second book, A New Day Dawns, following his 2019 book, Immersed in West Africa. His first book has won 12 international awards since its release, and very favourable responses on Amazon. A New Day Dawns features Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Ghana. In this book,... Read more of this article

Miles ‘Trane’ Manders Holds Outdoor Art Class

Miles ‘Trane’ Manders Holds Outdoor Art Class

[Written by Dale Butler] International musician, artist, teacher, composer and pioneer Miles ‘Trane’ Manders was not deterred when he was unable to open his music school along with Atlantic Publishing House, who were preparing a second Cultural House in the heartbeat of the City. On Friday afternoon, he held a drive through and drop in outdoor... Read more of this article

Music Review: Soul Sundays At Buna Gallery

Music Review: Soul Sundays At Buna Gallery

[Written by Dale Butler] The music and hospitality foundation has been firmly laid at The Buna Gallery and Coffee House, 30 Main Road, Sandys Parish. The word has spread. So, selling tickets in accordance with strict Covid regulations has not been difficult. Although the original schedule was changed, the seamless transition to The Kings Band was a... Read more of this article

Review: “Buna Tea Tuesday” At Buna Gallery

Review: “Buna Tea Tuesday” At Buna Gallery

[Written by Dale Butler] The Buna Gallery and Coffee House is very quickly becoming the culture centre of the Hog Bay level area only eclipsed by the National Museum in Dockyard. Every table was taken by enthusiastic patrons for the first Buna Tea Tuesday, featuring Dos Amigos [Wendell “Shine” Hayward and Keible Hart] and a bonus presentation of... Read more of this article

Review: United Dance Productions Recital

Review: United Dance Productions Recital

[Written by Dale Butler] United Dance Productions Artistic Director, Suzette Harvey, students and staff can relax after two great evenings of outstanding dance at The Berkeley Institute. The theme, “Tryin’ Times,” was made popular by American singer Roberta Flack, who performed at our own Jazz Festival. The catchy bass line set the tone when it... Read more of this article

Music Review: “Reflections Of Hymn” Concert

Music Review: “Reflections Of Hymn” Concert

[Written by Dale Butler] This musical event featuring professionals, church members and children broke the book of superlatives: impressive, momentous, awesome and stellar. At its conclusion my sinuses were clear, my leg ceased hurting, my spirit was revived, my energy restored and I felt as though I had conquered the world. Where do I start? I would... Read more of this article