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Actor in ‘Martin’ to star in DeLand play on Saturday Actor Carl Payne, most noted for his roles as “Cockroach’’ on “The Cosby Show’’ and “Cole Brown’’ on “Martin,’’ will star in a comedic stage play on July 25 in DeLand. The re-write of Andre Darby’s play, “My Prodigal Child,’’ will be performed this Saturday, […]

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett still a social activist

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett still a social activist

Actor discusses HIV/AIDS and the Black family during seminar at Essence Festival BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON – Before he was Jamal Lyon, the sensitive, talented gay son of drug dealer-turned-music mogul on the hit television show, “Empire,” Jussie Smollett, was a social activist. Smollett, 31, said that the […]

Cosby dropped from Black stuntmen documentary

Cosby dropped from Black stuntmen documentary

EURWEB.COM Bill Cosby has been edited out of an upcoming documentary called, “Painted Down,” which explores Hollywood’s dirty little secret of White stuntmen applying blackface to double for Black actors. The Black Stuntmen’s Association (BSA) also has removed from its website a lengthy tribute to Cosby, who was the first actor to demand that his stunt double […]

Fantasia marries ‘King Kendall’ at North Carolina home

Fantasia marries ‘King Kendall’ at North Carolina home

EURWEB.COM Fantasia Barrino has been through a lot. She’s been a single mother, almost killed herself during an affair with a married man whom she had a son with who eventually went back to his wife and experienced career ups and downs and well. But the former “American Idol’’ Season 3 winner has reason to […]

An evening with the Alphas

An evening with the Alphas

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted its first all-white party the night of June 27 to benefit Daytona Beach’s Police Athletic League. The fundraiser was held at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The party included music by The Love Band (above), dancing and […]

The hits just kept on coming

The hits just kept on coming

Legendary group Maze entertains crowd at Peabody   The legendary band Maze featuring Frankie Beverly showed why they’re still one of the hottest groups around on Sunday during a high-energy performance before a packed house at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Donned in their traditional white outfits, the group gave the audience a walk […]

Juneteenth celebration continues in DeLand at JAMFest

Juneteenth celebration continues in DeLand at JAMFest

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The commemoration of Juneteenth continues this Saturday in DeLand with JAMFest – June Arts and Multicultural Festival. Hosted onsite by the African American Museum of Arts, the free event seeks to unify diverse cultures in the West Volusia county for a celebration of African-American history legacy from 11 a.m. to […]

Legendary band Maze featuring Beverly to perform at Peabody

Legendary band Maze featuring Beverly to perform at Peabody

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, amazingly one of the most talented and influential R&B/soul groups to date, will bring The Peabody audience to their feet with an exciting show full of high energy, electricity and amazing music. Beverly and band will come to The Peabody for one show only, Sunday, June […]

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New Smyrna Beach library showing free movies The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, will show free movies every Friday in May. They include: •“Exists”: 2 p.m. May 8. Five friends camping in the Texas Big Thicket are terrorized by an evil force seeking murderous revenge. Rated R, 86 minutes. •“Lucy”: 2 […]

‘Let all your life be music’

‘Let all your life be music’

Chorale festival features voices from HBCUs BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES In partnership with the Southeastern African American Chorale (SEAAC) Festival and the Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival, the Community Performance Series at Bethune-Cookman University presented its last performance of the season on Sunday at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center […]

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