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Ultimate classic car show

Ultimate classic car show

The 43rd annual Daytona Turkey Run Car show was held Nov. 24-27 in the infield of the Daytona International Speedway. More than 7,000 vintage, classic, muscle cars and trucks were displayed. According to its website, www.turkeyrun.com, the Daytona Turkey Run is the largest combined car show and swamp meet in the country. It attracts car […]

‘West Meets East’ at Golden center

‘West Meets East’ at Golden center

“Bridging The Waters – West Meets East,” an art exhibit, is now on display at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. A reception featuring the artists – Michael Massenburg of Los Angeles and Ronald Kelly of Orlando – was held at the center on Oct. 28. The reception was sponsored by […]

DAYTONA TIMES / OUT AND ABOUT

DAYTONA TIMES / OUT AND ABOUT

‘On the wings of love’ Saxophonist Gerald Albright and vocalist Jeffrey Osborne gave their all at an energetic concert at Peabody Auditorium on Oct. 22. Daytona Times photojournalist Duane C. Fernandez Sr. was there. (DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR. / HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Storm didn’t put a damper on Biketoberfest fun

Storm didn’t put a damper on Biketoberfest fun

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The 2016 Biketoberfest roared through Volusia County and Daytona Beach last week as thousands of bikers descended upon the area. Like always, Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard (MMB Boulevard), formerly Second Avenue, was the hub of biker activity in the Black community. What is referred to as “The Avenue’’ or “The […]

‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ shows power in diversity

‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ shows power in diversity

BY RICK BENTLEY THE FRESNO BEE/TNS LOS ANGELES — There wasn’t a lot of diversity through the early decades of comic books. There were more Martians fighting criminals than there were representatives of most Earth races. That began to change in 1972 when the Marvel trio of Archie Goodwin, George Tuska and John Romita Sr. […]

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

New concert series drew hundreds monthly to Cypress Park BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Midtown Motown Concert Series at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach came to a close last Saturday night. The event turned into a big party for attendees who danced to music by the band Pocket Change. The Florida-based band is popular for […]

Weekend of blues returns to Daytona Oct. 7-9

Weekend of blues returns to Daytona Oct. 7-9

The Seventh Annual Daytona Blues Festival is set for Oct. 7, 8 and 9 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. The Friday lineup will be a showcase of women in blues. Vocalist and saxophonist Vanessa Collier opens the festival and is followed by Long Tall Deb, featuring Colin John.  Katy Guillen and The Girls […]

Jakes to tackle headlines in new talk show on OWN

Jakes to tackle headlines in new talk show on OWN

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The struggles of an interracial marriage, families divided by race, religion and politics and the conversion of one Jewish woman to Islam are all upcoming segments that will be featured on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new talk show, which premiered Monday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The show will […]

Disco at the Bandshell

Disco at the Bandshell

KC and the Sunshine Girls had local residents dancing to some popular ‘70s tunes on Aug. 12 at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. A large crowd turned out to hear the KC and the Sunshine Band tribute band. Songs included “Shake Your Booty,” “Get Down Tonight’’ and “That’s the Way I Like It’’ – all 1970s […]

Johnny Mathis still nurturing his art at age 80

Johnny Mathis still nurturing his art at age 80

BY HOWARD REICH CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Johnny Mathis, who turned 80 last September, released his first album, “Johnny Mathis: A New Sound in Popular Song,” for Columbia Records in 1956. “I’m fine getting old,” says Mathis, who believes that his voice “has mellowed. But, fortunately, it still sounds like me.” Ah, that famous Mathis sound: a […]

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