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Novel Spotlights Fitzgeralds’ Bermuda Sojourn

Novel Spotlights Fitzgeralds’ Bermuda Sojourn

“Jazz Age” supercouple Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald‘s real-life 1933 Bermuda vacation provides the inspiration for one of the most pivotal episodes in a newly-published fictionalised account of their tumultuous relationship. Told from the perspective of a nurse caring for Zelda — and taking place in swinging speakeasies, the... Read more of this article

Grundy Art Goes On Display Before Auction

Grundy Art Goes On Display Before Auction

In the lead-up to what the Australian media is calling “the sale of the century”, part-time Bermuda resident Reg Grundy’s art collection was put on display at the West Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle this week [May 23] before being auctioned in Sydney next month. The exhibition of 90 paintings and sculptures amassed by Australian... Read more of this article

Video: Faulkenberry Featured In NYC Concert

Video: Faulkenberry Featured In NYC Concert

Bermuda’s own Broadway belter Rebecca Faulkenberry — currently co-starring in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark – was among the top-flight artists who joined up-and-coming American singer, songwriter and actor Blake Pfeil for “Blake Pfeil is in Love with a Girl Named … Irene” on Sunday [May 12] at Joe’s Pub in New... Read more of this article

Kubrick Documentary To Screen At College

Kubrick Documentary To Screen At College

The life and work of one of the most acclaimed and controversial filmmakers of all time will be looked at in close-up when the Bermuda College holds a special screening of the 2001 documentary “Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures” on Thursday [May 16]. Mr. Kubrick [1928–1999] — pictured here — was an American film director,... Read more of this article

When Bermuda Was Touched By An “Angel”

When Bermuda Was Touched By An “Angel”

Bermuda was touched by an angel — in a manner of speaking — in the summer of 1978. Model/actress Shelley Hack — soon to become a  cast member of the ’70s TV sensation “Charlie’s Angels” — was photographed at Bermuda’s Southampton Princess Hotel for a  fashion spread called  ”Turquoise... Read more of this article

Thompson: Fear & Loathing In Bermuda, ’60

Thompson: Fear & Loathing In Bermuda, ’60

The godfather of what he called “Gonzo journalism” — a rollicking, first-person narrative style which dispensed with traditional objectivity and, very often, with objective facts — Hunter S. Thompson [1937- 2005] remains best-known for his brace of lacerating ’70s comic memoirs, “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas”... Read more of this article

Manuscript Based On Bermuda’s O’Neill Sold

Manuscript Based On Bermuda’s O’Neill Sold

Truman Capote’s 1958 typed manuscript of  “Breakfast At Tiffany’s – built around the flamboyant heroine Holly Golightly, modelled in part on Bermuda-born Oona O’Neill [pictured] — sold for about $306,000 at auction to a Russian billionaire it was announced on Friday [Apr. 26]. The manuscript, expected to net at least... Read more of this article

Actor With Bermuda Ties Reprises “Trek” Role

Actor With Bermuda Ties Reprises “Trek” Role

American actor Garrett Wang — who grew up in Bermuda — will be reprising his signature role as Harry Kim when a group of “Star Trek” fans boldly go where no Trekkies have gone before and create a pilot for a new series based on the long-running science fiction franchise. Mr. Wang [pictured], was born in California to Chinese... Read more of this article

Richie Havens’ Bermuda Performance Recalled

Richie Havens’ Bermuda Performance Recalled

Richie Havens [pictured], the veteran folk-rock singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and who famously played an epic set lasting several hours at a 1979 Bermuda music festival, died Monday [Apr. 22] at his New Jersey home. The Brooklyn native, best known for his intense... Read more of this article

Steve Hackett’s “Matilda Smith-Williams” Song

Steve Hackett’s “Matilda Smith-Williams” Song

Place names have inspired songs as diverse as the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” and Simon & Garfunkel’s version of the traditional ballad “Scarborough Fair” — as well as former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett’s salute to a Bermuda senior citizens residence, “Matilda Smith-Williams Home For The Aged.” The... Read more of this article

Nicholas Christopher Makes His Broadway Debut

Nicholas Christopher Makes His Broadway Debut

Bermudian actor/singer Nicholas Christopher made his Broadway debut in “Motown: The Musical” yesterday [Apr. 14] in front of a wildly appreciative opening night audience which included many of the legends his new show celebrates — including Diana Ross, her former Supremes partner Mary Wilson and Stevie Wonder. The iconic stars were... Read more of this article

Faulkenberry Greets Bronx Second Graders

Faulkenberry Greets Bronx Second Graders

A group of second graders from the Bronx’s PS 69 Journey Prep school attended the Wednesday [Apr. 10] matinee performance of “Spider-Man Turn: Off the Dark” at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre and afterwards got to meet and greet friendly neighbourhood Bermudian co-star Rebecca Faulkenberry. Following the performance, the class enjoyed... Read more of this article

Irving Berlin And Bermuda’s Easter Parade

Irving Berlin And Bermuda’s Easter Parade

Quintessential American songwriter Irving Berlin [pictured] — and his battered piano — arrived in Bermuda in 1933 in time for the Easter season and the annual floral pageant which used to wind its way through the streets of Hamilton. He left the island five weeks later with one of his hallmark songs sketched out — the seasonal classic... Read more of this article