Arts & Entertainment http://www.royalgazette.com Arts & Entertainment en-us Were both happy, so we must be on to something <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150522/ISLAND04/150529905/AR/0/AR-150529905.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Sisters Kara Smith and Karli Powells short film Blotter, screened at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival last week. They shared their respective blogs about their five days on the French Riviera with Lifestyle. Look out for more next week. In many ways, the filmmakers journey to success is like travelling a lone. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150522/ISLAND04/150529905&source=RSS Fri, 22 May 2015 03:02:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150522/ISLAND04/150529905&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150522/ISLAND04/150529905/AR/0/AR-150529905.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Sisters Kara Smith and Karli Powells short film Blotter, screened at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival last week. They shared their respective blogs about their five days on the French Riviera with Lifestyle. Look out for more next week. In many ways, the filmmakers journey to success is like travelling a lone. .. Preparing for Cannes <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150522/ISLAND04/150529906/AR/0/AR-150529906.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Sisters Kara Smith and Karli Powells short film Blotter, screened at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival last week. They shared their respective blogs about their five days on the French Riviera with Lifestyle. Look out for more next week. Ill admit, my first thoughts about Cannes were preoccupied with how to say it. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150522/ISLAND04/150529906&source=RSS Fri, 22 May 2015 03:00:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150522/ISLAND04/150529906&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150522/ISLAND04/150529906/AR/0/AR-150529906.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Sisters Kara Smith and Karli Powells short film Blotter, screened at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival last week. They shared their respective blogs about their five days on the French Riviera with Lifestyle. Look out for more next week. Ill admit, my first thoughts about Cannes were preoccupied with how to say it. Director excited by Sister Act production <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150518/ISLAND04/150519776/AR/0/AR-150519776.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Its not often as a theatre director you sense a star in your midst. American director Albert Cremin once spotted greatness while working with a 17-year-old Matt Damon in a theatre production of The Visit. He noticed it again recently while auditioning local songstress Samantha Smith. Ms Smith was trying out for a role in. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150518/ISLAND04/150519776&source=RSS Mon, 18 May 2015 02:36:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150518/ISLAND04/150519776&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150518/ISLAND04/150519776/AR/0/AR-150519776.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Its not often as a theatre director you sense a star in your midst. American director Albert Cremin once spotted greatness while working with a 17-year-old Matt Damon in a theatre production of The Visit. He noticed it again recently while auditioning local songstress Samantha Smith. Ms Smith was trying out for a role in. .. Cruise ship performer sees the world <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150518/ISLAND04/150519777/AR/0/AR-150519777.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> It was the trip of a lifetime that Wayne Davis almost didnt make. Hed been invited to play the piano and sing on the luxury cruise liner Seabourn Sojourn, but failed the required medical exam. According to the doctors report, the 57-year-olds blood pressure was seriously high. At risk was an all-expenses-paid,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150518/ISLAND04/150519777&source=RSS Mon, 18 May 2015 02:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150518/ISLAND04/150519777&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150518/ISLAND04/150519777/AR/0/AR-150519777.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> It was the trip of a lifetime that Wayne Davis almost didnt make. Hed been invited to play the piano and sing on the luxury cruise liner Seabourn Sojourn, but failed the required medical exam. According to the doctors report, the 57-year-olds blood pressure was seriously high. At risk was an all-expenses-paid,. .. Zachary books a ticket to travel the world <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150511/ISLAND04/150519988/AR/0/AR-150519988.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Globetrotting once seemed an unlikely reality for Zachary Kawaley-Lathan. The 18-year-old battled epileptic seizures throughout his childhood and had to be treated overseas. Long-distance travelling didnt seem to be among his options then, but hell leave Bermuda this summer to tour the world with the performance group, Up With. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150511/ISLAND04/150519988&source=RSS Mon, 11 May 2015 16:54:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150511/ISLAND04/150519988&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150511/ISLAND04/150519988/AR/0/AR-150519988.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Globetrotting once seemed an unlikely reality for Zachary Kawaley-Lathan. The 18-year-old battled epileptic seizures throughout his childhood and had to be treated overseas. Long-distance travelling didnt seem to be among his options then, but hell leave Bermuda this summer to tour the world with the performance group, Up With. .. Gaynet Edwards the lucky one <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150511/ISLAND04/150519990/AR/0/AR-150519990.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Gaynet Edwards grew tired of seeing celebrities in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. She figured, Why cant I get recognised for doing something good?The 28-year-old decided to launch her own company called GAME Changing Industries. Its goal? To empower people to overcome their fears and start taking steps towards. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150511/ISLAND04/150519990&source=RSS Mon, 11 May 2015 13:36:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150511/ISLAND04/150519990&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150511/ISLAND04/150519990/AR/0/AR-150519990.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Gaynet Edwards grew tired of seeing celebrities in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. She figured, Why cant I get recognised for doing something good?The 28-year-old decided to launch her own company called GAME Changing Industries. Its goal? To empower people to overcome their fears and start taking steps towards. .. Climate change captured through documentary <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150511/ISLAND04/150519989/AR/0/AR-150519989.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Director Dena Seidel is an award winning documentary filmmaker, published short story author, as well as the creator and designer of the first film major at Rutgers University. Here, she talks about her feature-length documentary film, Antarctic Edge 70 South. Q Please tell us about your new film. Antarctic Edge 70 South. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150511/ISLAND04/150519989&source=RSS Mon, 11 May 2015 05:04:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150511/ISLAND04/150519989&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150511/ISLAND04/150519989/AR/0/AR-150519989.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Director Dena Seidel is an award winning documentary filmmaker, published short story author, as well as the creator and designer of the first film major at Rutgers University. Here, she talks about her feature-length documentary film, Antarctic Edge 70 South. Q Please tell us about your new film. Antarctic Edge 70 South. .. Chewstick artists returning to folk club <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150508/ISLAND04/150509732/AR/0/AR-150509732.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Following the success of a link-up between Bermuda Folk Club and Chewstick last month, the two organisations are doing it again tomorrow with a raft of performers from Chewstick taking to the stage at the folk clubs monthly open mic session. The evening of music will take place at the Spanish Point Boat Club, Pembroke, with doors opening. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150508/ISLAND04/150509732&source=RSS Fri, 08 May 2015 13:25:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150508/ISLAND04/150509732&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150508/ISLAND04/150509732/AR/0/AR-150509732.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Following the success of a link-up between Bermuda Folk Club and Chewstick last month, the two organisations are doing it again tomorrow with a raft of performers from Chewstick taking to the stage at the folk clubs monthly open mic session. The evening of music will take place at the Spanish Point Boat Club, Pembroke, with doors opening. .. Paws and enjoy lovingly crafted Purrfection <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150504/ISLAND04/150509913/AR/0/AR-150509913.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Libby Cook-Toppan began taking pictures at the age of ten and never stopped. Purrfection, an exhibit of her work now on at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, showcases the Maine Coon cats she owns and once bred. Every purchase of her art will help support a cause thats dear to her heart the welfare of homeless cats. The photographer. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150504/ISLAND04/150509913&source=RSS Mon, 04 May 2015 04:32:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150504/ISLAND04/150509913&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150504/ISLAND04/150509913/AR/0/AR-150509913.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Libby Cook-Toppan began taking pictures at the age of ten and never stopped. Purrfection, an exhibit of her work now on at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, showcases the Maine Coon cats she owns and once bred. Every purchase of her art will help support a cause thats dear to her heart the welfare of homeless cats. The photographer. .. Cannes dream becomes reality for filmmaker <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150504/ISLAND04/150509914/AR/0/AR-150509914.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Every budding filmmaker dreams of making it to Cannes International Film Festival. Its become a reality for Kara Smith. Her short film, Blotter, was recently selected to screen at the prestigious festival on the French Riviera. Shes looking forward to attending film premieres and parties from May 13 to 17. But the thing. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150504/ISLAND04/150509914&source=RSS Mon, 04 May 2015 04:32:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150504/ISLAND04/150509914&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150504/ISLAND04/150509914/AR/0/AR-150509914.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Every budding filmmaker dreams of making it to Cannes International Film Festival. Its become a reality for Kara Smith. Her short film, Blotter, was recently selected to screen at the prestigious festival on the French Riviera. Shes looking forward to attending film premieres and parties from May 13 to 17. But the thing. .. Student artists put their best foot forward <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150427/ISLAND04/150429774/AR/0/AR-150429774.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> If the shoe fits, put it in an art show. Thats the view of Skye Kermode, Ethan Rogers and Elena Portius, who used 36 shoes to make an installation piece for the BSoABermuda College student art exhibition. The shoes are hung with fishing line and each have a thick nail through the front. The sound of marching plays in the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150427/ISLAND04/150429774&source=RSS Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:29:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150427/ISLAND04/150429774&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150427/ISLAND04/150429774/AR/0/AR-150429774.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> If the shoe fits, put it in an art show. Thats the view of Skye Kermode, Ethan Rogers and Elena Portius, who used 36 shoes to make an installation piece for the BSoABermuda College student art exhibition. The shoes are hung with fishing line and each have a thick nail through the front. The sound of marching plays in the. .. Dancer Lopes living the dream <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150427/ISLAND04/150429776/AR/0/AR-150429776.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Some 11-year-old girls are preoccupied with their first crush or next sleepover. Courtney Lopes was only concerned with her dance classes. I started off dancing at In Motion School of Dance when I was around seven or eight years old, said Ms Lopes, whos now a professional dancer and instructor for New York-based performance group. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150427/ISLAND04/150429776&source=RSS Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:21:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150427/ISLAND04/150429776&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150427/ISLAND04/150429776/AR/0/AR-150429776.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Some 11-year-old girls are preoccupied with their first crush or next sleepover. Courtney Lopes was only concerned with her dance classes. I started off dancing at In Motion School of Dance when I was around seven or eight years old, said Ms Lopes, whos now a professional dancer and instructor for New York-based performance group. .. Strong man of music returns to the stage <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150427/ISLAND04/150429777/AR/0/AR-150429777.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Ask Rudolph Benjamin what matters in his life and hell tell you about his family, his bodybuilding and his music. The music came first. There was always a piano playing in my house, the 75-year-old said. I dont know who in my family liked music but me and my brother Joe sing pretty good. I always liked group singing. He. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150427/ISLAND04/150429777&source=RSS Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:15:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150427/ISLAND04/150429777&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20150427/ISLAND04/150429777/AR/0/AR-150429777.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Ask Rudolph Benjamin what matters in his life and hell tell you about his family, his bodybuilding and his music. The music came first. There was always a piano playing in my house, the 75-year-old said. I dont know who in my family liked music but me and my brother Joe sing pretty good. I always liked group singing. He. ..