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An Evening with Tamela Mann

An Evening with Tamela Mann

Old Label Production & Kingsmen Entertainment will present “An Evening with Tamela Mann’’ on Feb. 6 at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Mann is perhaps best known as “Cora’’ in Tyler Perry plays featuring the character “Madea.’’ She also stars in “Mann & Wife,’’ a series on Bounce TV with actor husband, David […]

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ auditions Monday

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ auditions Monday

The Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will conduct open auditions for “Smokey Joe’s Café’’ from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, Goddard Performance Hall (bldg. 230), Choir Room. The musical celebrates the golden age of rock n’ roll, boasting the longest […]

‘Superwoman’ singer left out of ‘Soul Train Awards’ tribute

‘Superwoman’ singer left out of ‘Soul Train Awards’ tribute

EURWEB.COM As always, the Soul Train Awards has a moment or two to talk about. And this year was no different as the tribute to Babyface included many of the artists he helped make household names singing the songs that put them on the public radar. From After 7 to Cameo and Tevin Campbell, among […]

Master P working on real ‘Empire’ show

Master P working on real ‘Empire’ show

Single father wants to debunk stereotypes about music industry BY RICK BENTLEY FRESNO BEE (TNS) Move over Cookie, Master P wants to show the world what a real music “Empire” looks like. The music mogul is opening the doors to his family home for the Reelz series “Master P’s Family Empire.” Master P, whose real […]

MC Lyte to host W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience in Miami next month

MC Lyte to host W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience in Miami next month

Hip Hop Sisters Foundation founder MC Lyte, president/CEO Lynn Richardson, and Executive Director Latoyia Dennis have announced the W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience, presented by Prudential, to be held Jan. 2-5 in Miami at the upscale beachfront 1 Hotel. Notable speakers include Kelly Price, Faith Evans, Ledisi, Nicci Gilbert, Dr. Robin Smith, Erica Campbell, Lil Mama, Tamika Mallory, […]

HONORING AN AREA LEGEND

HONORING AN AREA LEGEND

The ‘Thin Man’ Watts Festival draws hundreds of music fans from around the state BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The legacy of jazz in DeLand was once again celebrated in honor of the late music impresario Noble “Thin Man” Watts. In 2004, the same year of his death, the namesake outdoor jazz festival was conceived. […]

B-CU celebrating homecoming with barbecue, free concert

B-CU celebrating homecoming with barbecue, free concert

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach will be saturated in a sea of maroon and gold this weekend as Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) celebrates its homecoming. Despite the controversy in the past weeks regarding Florida Gov. Rick Scott being awarded the university’s Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Leadership Award Wednesday night at B-CU’s Legacy Awards Gala, […]

Biketoberfest draws large crowd to Midtown

Biketoberfest draws large crowd to Midtown

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Biketoberfest rolled into Volusia County last weekend and Daytona Times photojournalist Duane C. Fernandez Sr. captured the motorcyclists in action. Daytona Beach was jam-packed with activities and bikers along Main Street and Beach Street but motorcyclists also found their way to Midtown as local, black-owned businesses on Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Halloween celebrations are longer, bigger at Central Florida attractions

Halloween celebrations are longer, bigger at Central Florida attractions

BY DEWAYNE BEVIL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Halloween celebrations at Central Florida’s major attractions are gearing up earlier and becoming more elaborate to scare up a share of the $7 billion spent for the holiday nationwide. “Halloween has become the single biggest promotional event in our industry,” said Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services. At […]

From South Africa to ‘The Daily Show’

From South Africa to ‘The Daily Show’

How Trevor Noah began his journey as host of popular late-night program BY MEREDITH BLAKE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NEW YORK — There wasn’t much in Trevor Noah’s childhood in Johannesburg to suggest that he would one day host America’s preeminent satirical program, starting with apartheid-era South Africa having virtually no tradition of professional comedy — […]