Arts & Entertainment http://www.royalgazette.com Arts & Entertainment en-us The man behind the gombey mask <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140917/ISLAND04/140919741/AR/0/AR-140919741.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A Bermudian DJ has New York asking Whos the man behind the mask?Noise Cans is making a name for himself in the Big Apple where he spins a mix of soca, reggae and electronic dance music all while hidden behind a gombey mask. The Royal Gazette caught up with the entertainer to find out why hes keeping his identity secret and how. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140917/ISLAND04/140919741&source=RSS Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140917/ISLAND04/140919741&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140917/ISLAND04/140919741/AR/0/AR-140919741.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A Bermudian DJ has New York asking Whos the man behind the mask?Noise Cans is making a name for himself in the Big Apple where he spins a mix of soca, reggae and electronic dance music all while hidden behind a gombey mask. The Royal Gazette caught up with the entertainer to find out why hes keeping his identity secret and how. .. Obama lookalike featured in film <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140917/ISLAND04/140919739/AR/0/AR-140919739.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A heartfelt documentary about a Barack Obama impersonator and a hilarious film about a culinary road trip through Italy will hit the local screen this weekend. Bronx Obama tells of how unemployed single parent, Louis Ortiz, shaved off his goatee and found he looked remarkably similar to the US President. Mr Ortiz started making. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140917/ISLAND04/140919739&source=RSS Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:46:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140917/ISLAND04/140919739&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140917/ISLAND04/140919739/AR/0/AR-140919739.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A heartfelt documentary about a Barack Obama impersonator and a hilarious film about a culinary road trip through Italy will hit the local screen this weekend. Bronx Obama tells of how unemployed single parent, Louis Ortiz, shaved off his goatee and found he looked remarkably similar to the US President. Mr Ortiz started making. .. Music and a little unexpected drama at the Folk Club <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140915/ISLAND04/140919808/AR/0/AR-140919808.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> There was excitement of an unexpected nature at the Bermuda Folk Club on Saturday when a passing boat accidentally hit nearby rocks as the evening of music was in full swing. Some members of the audience got up to investigate and to lend a hand, pushing the boat back out to deeper water so that it could continue on its way. The. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140915/ISLAND04/140919808&source=RSS Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:37:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140915/ISLAND04/140919808&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140915/ISLAND04/140919808/AR/0/AR-140919808.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> There was excitement of an unexpected nature at the Bermuda Folk Club on Saturday when a passing boat accidentally hit nearby rocks as the evening of music was in full swing. Some members of the audience got up to investigate and to lend a hand, pushing the boat back out to deeper water so that it could continue on its way. The. .. The power of artistic thought on display <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140915/ISLAND04/140919809/AR/0/AR-140919809.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Before it opened later in the day, I had the voluptuous pleasure of an empty gallery at Masterworks and the opportunity to preview Kok Wan Lees show Bermuda Trace. Sitting in the centre of the gallery space and quietly looking at the totality of the work created an evocative awareness that this was something special. The power of artistic. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140915/ISLAND04/140919809&source=RSS Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:36:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140915/ISLAND04/140919809&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140915/ISLAND04/140919809/AR/0/AR-140919809.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Before it opened later in the day, I had the voluptuous pleasure of an empty gallery at Masterworks and the opportunity to preview Kok Wan Lees show Bermuda Trace. Sitting in the centre of the gallery space and quietly looking at the totality of the work created an evocative awareness that this was something special. The power of artistic. .. Ahoy! Pirates of Penzance on the horizon <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140915/ISLAND04/140919810/AR/0/AR-140919810.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Starved for theatre?Pirates of Penzance returns to the Bermuda stage next month. Its the first time Gilbert amp Sullivan has performed one of its original productions here since 1996. According to director Andrew Lynford, its a chance to see broad comedy at its best. He should know, having worked in British theatre and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140915/ISLAND04/140919810&source=RSS Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:35:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140915/ISLAND04/140919810&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140915/ISLAND04/140919810/AR/0/AR-140919810.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Starved for theatre?Pirates of Penzance returns to the Bermuda stage next month. Its the first time Gilbert amp Sullivan has performed one of its original productions here since 1996. According to director Andrew Lynford, its a chance to see broad comedy at its best. He should know, having worked in British theatre and. .. Folk Club returns this evening <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140913/ISLAND04/140919862/AR/0/AR-140919862.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Two Island-based recording artists are among the line up at the Bermuda Folk Club this evening. Val Sherwood, who released her CD Be Fabulous, last year, which includes the enchanting ode to the Island Colours of Bermuda, will be one of the featured artists. Another performer lined up is Michael Cacy, who contributed a track to the 2012. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140913/ISLAND04/140919862&source=RSS Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140913/ISLAND04/140919862&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140913/ISLAND04/140919862/AR/0/AR-140919862.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Two Island-based recording artists are among the line up at the Bermuda Folk Club this evening. Val Sherwood, who released her CD Be Fabulous, last year, which includes the enchanting ode to the Island Colours of Bermuda, will be one of the featured artists. Another performer lined up is Michael Cacy, who contributed a track to the 2012. .. Talking inspiration <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140910/ISLAND04/140919982/AR/0/AR-140919982.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Kok Wan Lee has been a staple in the local art scene over the past 15 years. His modus operandi? To offer art enthusiasts something interesting and different. His latest exhibit, Bermuda Trace, is no exception. The collection of 25 works opens Friday evening at the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, and runs until. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140910/ISLAND04/140919982&source=RSS Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:53:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140910/ISLAND04/140919982&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140910/ISLAND04/140919982/AR/0/AR-140919982.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Kok Wan Lee has been a staple in the local art scene over the past 15 years. His modus operandi? To offer art enthusiasts something interesting and different. His latest exhibit, Bermuda Trace, is no exception. The collection of 25 works opens Friday evening at the Rick Faries Gallery at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, and runs until. .. Play offers portal to Another World <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140903/ISLAND04/140909956/AR/0/AR-140909956.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The late Hubert Smith is most famous for his song Bermuda Is Another World but did he really write it?It was shortly after his death in December 2001 that one of his family members claimed to have actually written the song. The talk shows buzzed with claims that Mr Smith was a fraud. A new play written by Dale Butler pays. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140903/ISLAND04/140909956&source=RSS Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:56:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140903/ISLAND04/140909956&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140903/ISLAND04/140909956/AR/0/AR-140909956.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The late Hubert Smith is most famous for his song Bermuda Is Another World but did he really write it?It was shortly after his death in December 2001 that one of his family members claimed to have actually written the song. The talk shows buzzed with claims that Mr Smith was a fraud. A new play written by Dale Butler pays. .. Folk Club lines up artists <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140830/ISLAND04/140839994/AR/0/AR-140839994.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Music fans should mark their calendar for Saturday, September 13 when the Bermuda Folk Club holds its monthly open mic evening, with a number of well-known Island artists lined up to take part. Among them will be the Somersfield Violinists, from Somersfeild Academy, who impressed with an accomplished performance at a previous folk club. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140830/ISLAND04/140839994&source=RSS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:55:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140830/ISLAND04/140839994&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140830/ISLAND04/140839994/AR/0/AR-140839994.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Music fans should mark their calendar for Saturday, September 13 when the Bermuda Folk Club holds its monthly open mic evening, with a number of well-known Island artists lined up to take part. Among them will be the Somersfield Violinists, from Somersfeild Academy, who impressed with an accomplished performance at a previous folk club. .. Bermudas talent shines in Famous plays <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140829/ISLAND04/140829693/AR/0/AR-140829693.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The play really is the thing at the Bermuda Musical amp Dramatic Societys annual Famous For Fifteen Minutes festival. A showcase for nurturing and celebrating local playwrights, this years selection of one-act dramas and comedies now being staged at the BMDS Daylesford Theatre demonstrates theres an abundance of literary talent. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140829/ISLAND04/140829693&source=RSS Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:43:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140829/ISLAND04/140829693&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140829/ISLAND04/140829693/AR/0/AR-140829693.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The play really is the thing at the Bermuda Musical amp Dramatic Societys annual Famous For Fifteen Minutes festival. A showcase for nurturing and celebrating local playwrights, this years selection of one-act dramas and comedies now being staged at the BMDS Daylesford Theatre demonstrates theres an abundance of literary talent. .. Fairy art has a magic all of its own <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140827/ISLAND04/140829788/AR/0/AR-140829788.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> You know that old question Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? It turns out the answer may be Hannah Emmersons feet. Ms Emmerson has painted various parts of her body to illustrate scenes from well known fairy tales for a Bermuda Society of Arts BSOA exhibition called Once Upon a Plan B. She is sharing. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140827/ISLAND04/140829788&source=RSS Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:24:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140827/ISLAND04/140829788&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140827/ISLAND04/140829788/AR/0/AR-140829788.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> You know that old question Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? It turns out the answer may be Hannah Emmersons feet. Ms Emmerson has painted various parts of her body to illustrate scenes from well known fairy tales for a Bermuda Society of Arts BSOA exhibition called Once Upon a Plan B. She is sharing. .. Proving they have the write stuff to be famous for fifteen minutes <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140826/ISLAND04/140829822/AR/0/AR-140829822.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Some people are happy with having their two minutes in the spotlight. Local playwrights are hoping to get their hands on fifteen minutes of it as they vie for the top spot in Bermuda Music and Dramatic Societys BMDS annual playwright competition. This years Famous for Fifteen Minutes FFFM event, will see two new writers, Chris. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140826/ISLAND04/140829822&source=RSS Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:50:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140826/ISLAND04/140829822&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140826/ISLAND04/140829822/AR/0/AR-140829822.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Some people are happy with having their two minutes in the spotlight. Local playwrights are hoping to get their hands on fifteen minutes of it as they vie for the top spot in Bermuda Music and Dramatic Societys BMDS annual playwright competition. This years Famous for Fifteen Minutes FFFM event, will see two new writers, Chris. .. Priceless painting is missing <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140822/ISLAND04/140829889/AR/0/AR-140829889.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Artist Trevor Todd is asking for the publics help in tracking down a series of paintings that went missing sometime late last year. Mr Todd, who was last year featured in New Yorks Heath Gallery, said several of his paintings had been in storage in Dockyard with the work of other artists. However he was informed late last year that a. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140822/ISLAND04/140829889&source=RSS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:22:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140822/ISLAND04/140829889&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140822/ISLAND04/140829889/AR/0/AR-140829889.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Artist Trevor Todd is asking for the publics help in tracking down a series of paintings that went missing sometime late last year. Mr Todd, who was last year featured in New Yorks Heath Gallery, said several of his paintings had been in storage in Dockyard with the work of other artists. However he was informed late last year that a. .. The excitement of graphic novels <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140822/ISLAND04/140829915/AR/0/AR-140829915.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Remember that scene in the Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy where Sonny gives six year old Julian the Victoria Secret catalogue to motivate him to read?If you are the parent of a struggling reader, then chances are you sympathise with Sonny. When you have to fight with your child to get them to read on their own, sometimes youll try. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140822/ISLAND04/140829915&source=RSS Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:34:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140822/ISLAND04/140829915&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140822/ISLAND04/140829915/AR/0/AR-140829915.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Remember that scene in the Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy where Sonny gives six year old Julian the Victoria Secret catalogue to motivate him to read?If you are the parent of a struggling reader, then chances are you sympathise with Sonny. When you have to fight with your child to get them to read on their own, sometimes youll try. ..