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Library to host ragtime piano concert

Library to host ragtime piano concert

David Michael Dowd will play ragtime piano music at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The Daytona Beach resident became interested in ragtime piano after watching “The Sting” and “Scott Joplin” in the 1970s. He teaches piano and spends two days a week crafting an invention at Daytona […]

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

Plenty of Black history at New Smyrna festival

The 26th Annual Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Festival took place from Feb. 3-5 at Pettis Park. The free festival was presented by the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum also known as the Heritage House. The first day was filled with tours of the museum and the historic shotgun house, which is located in […]

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African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

African children’s choir to perform in Ormond Beach

The internationally acclaimed Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Beach. The performance is free and open to all. “Oh, What Love” features vibrant, original music, dance routines, stories of transformation and audiovisual effects. The show fuses lively contemporary gospel with traditional […]

Linda Cole Trio to perform at Flagler church

Linda Cole Trio to perform at Flagler church

The Linda Cole Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Santa Maria Catholic Church, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church office or at the door. Cole, a well-known jazz singer in the area and a gospel singer since early childhood, will perform […]

NEA Big Read to focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

NEA Big Read to focus on ‘The Great Gatsby’

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Public Library system will celebrate “The Great Gatsby,’’ an American classic, during a series of NEA Big Read programs that run from Jan. 14 through Feb. 21. The NEA Big Read, which encourages community reading through programs designed around a single book, is a program of the […]

An Old Tyme Christmas

An Old Tyme Christmas

“A December to Remember’’ is the theme of activities this month at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. On Dec. 10, an Old Tyme Christmas Celebration was held at the bandshell featuring local groups. Dr. Victor Gooden and New Life Church Ministries participated in the Dec. 10 event. Bandshell activities continue on Dec. 17 with a Michael […]

A Christmas play with present-day issues

A Christmas play with present-day issues

The Christmas play, “16 to Life,’’ was presented last weekend at Daytona Christian Center in South Daytona. The drama was written by Sharonda Faison, a facilitator of the Leadership Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Robust with action, comedy and a foundation of faith, this production was anything but a traditional Christmas play. After Kameron Townsend, […]

Trove of talent at Midtown Music Studio

Trove of talent at Midtown Music Studio

Open house at Daytona center brings out talented musicians from all genres FROM STAFF REPORTS A musical open house event was held the afternoon of Dec. 4 at the Midtown Music Studio located inside the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center at 925 George W Engram Blvd. The center is owned and operated by the City […]

Black celebrities, athletes: Give Donald Trump a chance

Black celebrities, athletes: Give Donald Trump a chance

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Several prominent African-Americans and celebrities said that they supported President-Elect Donald Trump. Some even voted for him. Among the more well-known Black celebrities are rap superstar Kanye West and Jackson family patriarch Joseph Jackson. Now, other popular and respected African-American celebrities, including BET Founder Bob Johnson, are calling […]