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Harpist to play at church, concert

Harpist to play at church, concert

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Angelica Hairston will be a special guest harpist at the morning service of United Presbyterian Church on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. The church is at 730 Beville Road. Hairston began playing the violin at age 4 and the harp at age 12. She is currently a student at […]

Plenty of jazz, food, camaraderie

Plenty of jazz, food, camaraderie

The “Thin Man’’ Watts 2014 Jazz Festival was held Oct. 18 at the Watts Amphitheater in DeLand on Oct. 18. The festival is named after Nobel “Thin Man’’ Watts, the renowned jazz musician from DeLand who died in 2004. The festival began in 2004 at the South DeLand amphitheater, which was renamed in 2004 in […]

Biketoberfest 2014: They ate, they rode and they partied

Biketoberfest 2014: They ate, they rode and they partied

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Markedly lower in attendance from Bike Week held in the spring, Biketoberfest still brought thousands of bikers to the Daytona Beach area last weekend. Though official numbers were not available, bikers who spoke with the Daytona Times said there were not as many bikers, vendors or food options at […]

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

’40 & Fabulous’: Educator’s new book gives 40 tips on life

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Longtime educator Dr. Yvette Ursula Scott is encouraging women over 40 to grab hold of their present with more passion than ever in her new book “40 & Fabulous: Forty Ways to Live Your Best Days…After 40.’’ “Ladies: Gone are the days of using that youthful, curvaceous cheerleading photo […]

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

College showing civil rights film to commemorate anniversary

Join Daytona State College professor of history, Leonard Lempel, and guest colleagues for discussions immediately following each film in the series: “Civil Rights – The Long Freedom Struggle.” This film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. No reservations are needed to see the films. Admission by donation. “Boycott,’’ directed […]

Love Fest focuses on fun, fellowship and worship

Love Fest focuses on fun, fellowship and worship

Mind of Christ Ministries held its first Love Fest event featuring Christian musical artists performing hip-hop, traditional and gospel music for seven hours on Aug. 23 at Daisy Stocking Park. The Love Fest theme was “Breaking the Chain of Silence.” The group designed the event to “bring the community together for a day of “fun, fellowship […]

Don Lemon breaking out at CNN

Don Lemon breaking out at CNN

Anchor shares opinions on everything from race to equal pay for women BY DAVID BAUDER ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK –  CNN’s Don Lemon braced himself after being recognized by a viewer on a Harlem street. “I don’t always agree with you,’’ the person began, ominously. “But keep it up. I’m not always supposed to agree […]

Kanye goes on tirade  at wedding  reception

Kanye goes on tirade at wedding reception

EURWEB.COM Kanye West went on one of his trademark tirades – this time at his own wedding reception. After exchanging vows with Kim Kardashian, the rapper delighted his honored guests at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, on Saturday, May 24, with a rant against the media and a declaration of the Kardashian brand as […]

Braxton believes God gave son autism as punishment for abortion

Braxton believes God gave son autism as punishment for abortion

EURWEB.COM Toni Braxton and her new memoir, “Unbreak My Heart,’’ are back in the news. This time it’s for what she wrote about her son’s health condition that seems to be receiving the most attention. Braxton writes that she believes God gave her 11-year-old son, Diezel, autism as punishment for her having an abortion more […]

Hip-hop leaders partner with NNPA

Hip-hop leaders partner with NNPA

Collaborations will help more talented artists excel in music industry BY JIMMIE DAVIS JR. SPECIAL TO THE NNPA MIAMI BEACH  – Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they […]

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