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‘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 […]

Beyonce shakes things up again with ‘Lemonade’

Beyonce shakes things up again with ‘Lemonade’

BY GERRICK KENNEDY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Once again, Beyonce has broken the mold of a traditional album release. On Saturday, the megastar debuted material from her eagerly anticipated sixth album via “Lemonade,” an hourlong concept musical film that debuted exclusively on HBO, just a week after she announced the event with a […]

Richie reflects on new show in Vegas

Richie reflects on new show in Vegas

BY MIKAEL WOOD LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Lionel Richie remembers the first concert he played as a solo artist after he left the Commodores. The show was in Las Vegas in the early 1980s, and because “the audience wasn’t sure who I was going to be,” as he recalled recently, people turned up […]

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF More than 400 people enjoyed an evening of free entertainment last weekend at Midtown Motown, a new concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center (CEC). The family event in Daytona Beach is scheduled one Saturday each month from April through September. The April 16 concert featured singer […]

New ‘Barbershop’ deals with political issues head on

New ‘Barbershop’ deals with political issues head on

BY KATIE WALSH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Arriving 14 years after the original “Barbershop,” and 12 after “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” “Barbershop: The Next Cut” is saddled with the task of taking a familiar property and bringing it up to date. In the hands of writers Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, and director Malcom D. […]