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Letting the summer good times roll

Letting the summer good times roll

Midtown Motown continues at Cypress Park DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Four Tops. Temptations, Aretha Franklin. Residents who love the sounds of Motown have had a treat this summer with the Midtown Motown tribute concerts held monthly at Cypress Park, 981 George West Engram Blvd. The July 23 show brought out talented artists who showcased the […]

Osborne and Albright will perform in Daytona

Osborne and Albright will perform in Daytona

An Evening of Classic Soul and Jazz featuring Jeffrey Osborne and Gerald Albright is scheduled on Oct. 22 at The Peabody. Osborne, a renowned solo artist, teams up with saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Albright for the concert that will begin at 7:30 p.m. Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with the popular funk and […]

‘Icon Talks’ event celebrates African-American success

‘Icon Talks’ event celebrates African-American success

BY VICTORIA JONES SPECIAL TO THE NNPA A mix of successful entrepreneurs, social activists and actors came together for one night during “Icon Talks,” an evening of empowerment with intimate discussions, insight and performances at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest Washington, D.C. Honorees included media mogul Cathy Hughes, civil rights leader Rev. […]

Purple reigned at the bandshell

Purple reigned at the bandshell

Purple Masquerade, a Prince tribute band, wowed thousands who gathered at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on July 15 to hear the late artist’s greatest hits. The band is made up of  James Kincherlow, JC Teasley, Todd Austin, Aaron Oatmeal, Chanteau Teasley and Mike Johnson. The event was part of the free summer concerts at the […]

‘Ghostbusters’ star barraged with racist and abusive tweets

‘Ghostbusters’ star barraged with racist and abusive tweets

BY AMY KAUFMAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In the months leading up to the release of the “Ghostbusters” reboot, the film’s female stars have been the targets of criticism from online trolls who feel immense loyalty to the 1984 original. Now that the movie has hit theaters – debuting with over $46 million in box-office receipts […]

Cole delights audience with jazz classics during café performance

Cole delights audience with jazz classics during café performance

Jazz aficionados spent an unforgettable evening on June 24 with vocalist Linda Cole unlocking the great American classical art form of jazz. On the music front, the venue was billed as a Gospel/Jazz Café in a series by musicians on consecutive Fridays at First Church. The café gave new life to gospel/jazz music. It was […]

‘Boogie  Wonderland’ at the Bandshell

‘Boogie Wonderland’ at the Bandshell

Earth Wind & Fire Review Band belts out fan favorites at Daytona Beach event. The Daytona Beach Bandshell was the place to be on June 18 for Earth Wind & Fire fans and for residents who just love listening to great music in a relaxing, scenic atmosphere. The Earth Wind & Fire Review Band, a […]

Midtown Motown a treat for Franklin fans

Midtown Motown a treat for Franklin fans

Hundreds of people got a little “Respect’’ on Saturday night during an installment of Midtown Motown, an evening of free entertainment at a Daytona Beach park. The June 4 concert featured the Aretha Franklin Tribute Band from Miami. Midtown Motown, a new concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, will […]

Caribbean Crew performing June 11 in Deltona

Caribbean Crew performing June 11 in Deltona

The reggae and calypso band Caribbean Crew will perform at the next Music in the Amphitheater from 7 to 9 p.m. June 11 at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave. Caribbean Crew is an award-winning Florida steel drum band and five-time national winners of the Gigmasters Rising Star Award for the Top Steel Drum Band […]

Midtown Motown: The tribute bands play on

Midtown Motown: The tribute bands play on

Area residents looking for some old-school music in a relaxing setting found it Saturday evening during the new Midtown Motown concert series at Cypress Park, 981 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The Motowners – a Four Tops and Temptations tribute band – performed a number of oldies but goodies for the large crowd. Midtown […]

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