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Review: Mike Hind And The Limestones

Review: Mike Hind And The Limestones

[Written by Dale Butler] Docksiders Pub and Restaurant have gained a solid reputation over the years for friendly service, great food with good prices, and live broadcasting of sports events that draw large crowds adorned in their team colours and dress. With Covid regulations relaxed because of the vast improvements made, their famous Wednesday Night... Read more of this article

Review: Luncheon At The Prospect Room

Review: Luncheon At The Prospect Room

[Written by Dale Butler] The six-week 11.00am and 1.00pm Culinary Arts Luncheon, revived at the Bermuda College, sold out in one day, highlighting the strong foundation formed over the years. Hostess L’Tanya Roberts, Dean of Business, Hospitality and Technical Education, was on hand to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols were followed when she welcomed... Read more of this article

Review: ‘Friday Night Live!’ Comedy At The Loft

Review: ‘Friday Night Live!’ Comedy At The Loft

[Written by Dale Butler] Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, Act 3; Scene 2: Maria: “If you desire the spleen, and will laugh yourselves into stitches, follow me.” The Loft on the third floor of The Emporium Building at 69 Front Street was the ideal venue for a night of adult comedy from veterans and a newcomer who are mischievous just like the Musketeers.... Read more of this article

Review: Rhythm & Dine Dinner At Coco Reef

Review: Rhythm & Dine Dinner At Coco Reef

[Written by Dale Butler] There were so many pluses about this event that it can only be given the title par excellence from the initial greeting by General Manager Rehanna Palumbo, who has a reputation for friendliness and standards, to the heavenly and pristine paradise setting of Coco Reef, where the live music and dinner showcase took place around... Read more of this article

Review: “The Soul Family Revue” Performance

Review: “The Soul Family Revue” Performance

[Written by Dale Butler] On Saturday, October 3, The Soul Family Revue held a command performance on the West End Sailboat Club’s beautiful oceanside terrace under a full moon and before a mature audience of eager, well-dressed and Covid-19 abiding fans. From the time we were warmly greeted by host Judy Butterfield, it was obvious we were going to... Read more of this article

Review: Black Healing Collective, Youth Justice

Review: Black Healing Collective, Youth Justice

[Written by Dale Butler] Ajala Omodele, a young Bermudian social studies teacher and author, used his knowledge as one of the leaders of the Youth for Justice and the Black Healing Collective to pour a libation reminding the audience about the sacred venue we stood in and the healing that needed to take place in the Bermuda community.The Warwick Rubber... Read more of this article

Review: Weekend Music Shows In Pembroke

Review: Weekend Music Shows In Pembroke

[Written by Dale Butler] The island was recently blessed with two well organised Covid-19 regulated concerts at outdoor venues demonstrating that such concerts can be held. The first concert, entitled ‘A Night of Soul,’ was held at the Bernard’s Park complex organised by A New Life Charity 1011. Prior to the show, Don Burgess did an excellent... Read more of this article

Review: Soul Session Saturday Live Music

Review: Soul Session Saturday Live Music

[Written by Dale Butler] My week started by reading, for a second time, The Autobiography of Nina Simone, and a purchase of Bermuda vinyl albums from Peggy Burns that gave me copies of “At His Best: Hubert Smith”, “Search for Serenity” by Milt Robinson and “Early Autumn” by the Bermuda Sounds featuring Bishop Caines, Aidan McNally, Violetta... Read more of this article

Event Review: Flame’s Restaurant Musical Treat

Event Review: Flame’s Restaurant Musical Treat

[Review written by Dale Butler] On Saturday, July 18th, the Flame Restaurant at 89 North Shore, Devonshire, came alive with entertainers Jesse and John Seymour, Ben Payne, and saxophonist Tino Martinez. The show opened with Ben singing and playing guitar to a mature audience starving for live music. His versions of Redemption Song, Sitting on the Dock... Read more of this article

A Celebration Of The Life Of Marcelle Clamens

A Celebration Of The Life Of Marcelle Clamens

[Written by Dale Butler] A celebration of the life of Bermudian opera singer, teacher, and mentor Marcelle Clamens, a University of Cincinnati Conservatory graduate, was held at the Berkeley Institute on Saturday, December 14 for a host of relatives, students, friends, and former classmates. Organized by her husband Michael and daughter Michaela Antoinette,... Read more of this article

Column: Celebrating Bishop Lambe’s Birthday

Column: Celebrating Bishop Lambe’s Birthday

[Written by Dale Butler] On Sunday, November 24, Pastors Madeline Hayward and Andre Bean and the membership of The First Church of God paused to celebrate the 80th birthday of its Bishop Vernon G. Lambe Sr. The service highlighted his life and the significant contributions made by his wife Elder Ruth Ann Lambe. With veteran piano and organ maestro... Read more of this article

Column: Going Up Yonder With Toni Robinson

Column: Going Up Yonder With Toni Robinson

[Written by Dale Butler] The CD arrival of Bermuda’s “First Lady of Gospel” a few months ago was widely received and appreciated with the excellent selection of songs and their delivery. Long a staple at weddings, funerals and VIP events, Toni had also performed with excellence in numerous plays by Atlantic Publishing House and for Her Majesty... Read more of this article

Review: The Bermuda Ambassador Choir

Review: The Bermuda Ambassador Choir

[Written by Dale Butler] The Bermuda Ambassador Choir chose the last day of Heritage Month to celebrate Bermudian excellence with a debut concert at the majestic St. Theresa’s Cathedral to an audience of over 150. Led by Clearwater Middle School music teacher Martin Pastor, a Bloomsburg University graduate with a lot of personality, the tone was set... Read more of this article