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Jazz at Jacaranda continues every Sunday from 6-8pm through August 12th

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OTHELLO, or The Tragedy of the Conchy Joe

Othello: or the Tragedy of Conchy Joe
Tickets on sale at the Dundas Box Office: Tel: (242) 394 7179
(Opening night selling fast! Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment)
Tickets: $25 / Gala Performance March 9th $50 – Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes with no interval
For more info contact Kim at: or call (242) 357 4318

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Successful opening of IMPACT Lynn and Holly Parotti’s Exhibition to run through Dec.16th

Against all the odds of gridlock traffic jams and many other major events taking place on the island, we welcomed many art lovers to Jacaranda for the opening of IMPACT, featuring stunning and interesting new works by Lynn and Holly Parotti .

This exhibition will run through Dec. 16th

Gallery  opening hours are:  Mon-Fri. 1-7pm   Saturday 11-am-5 pm   Sunday closed.

Parking available in the courtyard at the Parliament St entrance just bellow the corner of East Hill St.

for further information please telephone 322-2275.

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Conch Salad

Perfect Recipe for Conch Salad


1 lb Conch Meat Chop

1 Large Onion Chop

1 Large Green Pepper

2 8 inch Celery stalks

Half Cucumber

2 Large Tomatoes

2 Ounces Lime Juice

2 Ounces Wine Vinegar

1 Ounce Olive Oil (optional)

One Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Half Teaspoon salt

Quarter Teaspoon pepper

Spice up with of Hot Pepper Sauce to your liking.


Chop the peppers, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, onions into 1/2 – 3/4 inch pieces.  Combine in a large bowl with the diced Conch. Mix together and add all the remaining condiments listed. Stir well.

If you have time let sit for 3-4 hours before adding the remaining. Keep refrigerated.

Conch Salad always tastes better the second day and keeps for 4 to 5.


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Art & Opera Dedicated to Jackson Burnside

AT the Art and Opera Evening on Sunday, 15th May, a number of the songs will be dedicated to cultural icon Jackson Burnside who sadly died this week.

He was an avid supporter of the restoration and preservation of old colonial houses and buildings in Th Bahamas and was pleased to hear that Jacaranda House, a property he used as a reference for beautiful colonial architecture when lecturing, was being renovated. Burnside would often bring his students to the property to study the architecture and positioning of the building.

For more information on the Art & Opera Evening Sunday 15th May 2011 CLICK HERE

READ Jackson Burnside III – article about his life and work

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Jackson Burnside III

The death of Jackson Burnside, renowned architect and artist, brought a dark cloud over The Bahamas this week.

He was a cultural icon who continued, up until his sudden illness a few weeks ago, to encourage, motivate and influence the country to develop culturally. His aim was to transform The Bahamas into a desirable destination, not only for its stunning beaches and sun, but for art, culture and heritage.

“His enthusiasm for life itself and for the cultural diversity and richness of The Bahamas was infectious,” Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said. “His spirit and great enthusiasm will live on in our hearts. Moreover, his legacy in many fields of endeavour from his professional success in architecture to his artistic craft to Junkanoo will endure.”

Mr Ingraham added: “Over the many days, and weeks and months and years ahead, a grateful nation will mourn the passage of a native son who made us proud of him, and also made us proud to be Bahamians.”

Burnside’s greatest passion was architecture and in the later years of his life he focused on the restoration and preservation of old Bahamian houses and buildings. He was an avid supporter of the Jacaranda House and would bring many of his students here to study the beautiful colonial architecture.

For many years Burnside studied and practiced architecture abroad. He was a sought after lecturer and encouraged his students to always study the architectural heritage of a building and the importance of understanding climatic conditions, natural light and structure in developing design that neither overwhelmed its surroundings.

Burnside achieved a great deal in his life. He was the first Bahamian Senior Architect for the Bahamas Ministry of Works and for his artistic talents and as a cultural advocate received numerous awards and honours for his outstanding work. He was awarded The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizens Award for the Creative and Performing Arts, and The 2008 Bahamas Home and Builders Lifetime Achievement Award.

We all hope that his work and achievements will always be remembered and that it will be a reminder to us all of how important it is to preserve our traditions and develop our culture and inspire the arts of The Bahamas.

Because of Burnside’s great love for Jacaranda House and his endless support there will be a number of songs dedicated to him at The Art & Opera Event Sunday 15th of May at Jacaranda House, Nassau.

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Welcome to the Jacaranda Blog

The Jacaranda House, Nassau Blog

We are very excited to announce the launch of The Jacaranda House, Nassau Blog. This is where you can stay up-to-date with all the news on events happening at the historical property and the restoration project. It is a very exciting project and we are looking forward to soon inviting you all to the grand opening of The Jacaranda House. Until then, please check out the blog for more information and articles on cultural events happening at the property.

Jacaranda x x

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