Arts & Entertainment Arts & Entertainment en-us Talent for flower arranging is in full bloom Growing up in the Philippines, Dustin Jose Francisco didnt have many toys. His father struggled to raise a large family on a policemans salary. When the first Transformers movie came out in 1986, I made my own robots out of cardboard, said the 43-year-old. When I wanted to draw I found a broken bit of porcelain and made. .. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:08:00 GMT Actor to take on magical role in Aladdin Dont stop pushing, scraping and clawing for your passion. If you dont fight for yourself and your perceived calling then no one else will. Those are the wise words from Trevor Nicholas, a 33-year-old actor with strong family links to Bermuda, who was recently cast as Genie in the London premiere of Disney musical Aladdin. Mr. .. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 04:57:00 GMT Musicians career inspired by 911 tragedy Jonathan Tankard signed up for piano lessons 14 years ago, partly because he didnt want to break a promise. His cousin Rhondelle Tankard was killed in the World Trade Centre in the 911 terror attacks. He promised her hed learn how to play the piano only a week before she died these days the 28-year-olds life revolves around. .. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 04:06:00 GMT Filmmaker details story of famed nightclub A collapsing stage, an old cigarette machine and a few bits of rotting furniture were mostly all that was left inside the old Clayhouse Inn. None of it fazed filmmaker Milton Raposo. The music lover thought the once popular nightclub was the perfect subject for a documentary. It had been sitting derelict since a fire in 2002, but. .. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 03:59:00 GMT Italy experience inspires artists new work Billy Gringleys artwork was falling into a rut. Hed had a few solo shows but his work was taking a back seat to the maintenance and construction jobs he took to support his family. Art takes time, he said. I need long stretches of time to devote to it, rather than spurts. Then in 2013, his wife Gretchen, a marine. .. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 03:54:00 GMT Film details rise and fall of Black Panthers The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution is directed, produced and written by Emmy Award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson. The film had its world premiere at this years Sundance Film Festival. Here, Mr Nelson awarded the National Humanities Medal by American President Barack Obama reveals his hopes for the. .. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:04:00 GMT Reggae star ready for Veterans in Action gig Nearly three decades after his career began, reggae dancehall singer Tony Curtis is holding his own and showing no signs of letting up. To be truthful, not in a million years did I dream of this, said the 44-year-old, who has six studio albums and a string of hit songs under his belt. I never thought I would be in music this. .. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 03:13:00 GMT Gibbons promises fans many magic moments Whenever Leroy Gibbons has a microphone in his hand you can bet its going to be a magic moment. Tomorrow night looks set to be no exception. The veteran crooner promises fans will get all the hits and pre-releases, including his popular cover of This Magic Moment at the Veterans in Action concert at the BAA gymnasium. The. .. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 03:09:00 GMT Local talent to warm up crowd for stars Every concert needs a bit of local talent. Rivah, Ramon Clarke and Hype Type are coming out to warm up the crowd before international stars Leroy Gibbons and Tony Curtis get on stage tomorrow night. We certainly have a wealth of talent on the Island and I think its a great opportunity to expose a wider array of individuals to. .. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 03:05:00 GMT Inspiration from beauty that surrounds us Artist Gretchen Cooney finds inspiration all around the shells along the seashore, the flowers and architectural details on roofs and buildings. Theyre all featured in her latest exhibit of pen and ink drawings, I Spy . .. Bermudas Beauty. Q What is your exhibit I Spy . .. Bermudas Beauty about? A My latest exhibit. .. Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:18:00 GMT Artist helps us count down to Christmas Jackie Stevenson got a bush baby for Christmas when she was a child living in Kenya. The tiny primate, one of many interesting gifts from her father William, made that year especially memorable for the Bermudian artist. Shes hoping her locally-themed advent calendars will have a similar impact on others. Johnny Barnes and the. .. Mon, 02 Nov 2015 04:55:00 GMT Twain scholar to speak on American author Mark Twain got mischievous at his first Bermuda cricket game, deliberately peppering his host with silly questions. The exasperated host, probably US vice consul William Allen, told him wickets were for the umpire to sit on when he got tired. Twain, the pen name for Samuel Clemens, later wrote about the game in an article published. .. Mon, 02 Nov 2015 04:42:00 GMT