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Putting baking skills to the test

Putting baking skills to the test

Local chef competes on Food Network’s new desserts competition show BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES On most days, Andra Chisholm can be found creating mouthwatering desserts in the coffee shop at Daytona State College’s main campus in Daytona Beach. She also is the head baker in the Culinary and Hospitality Department, where that job includes […]

July 1 event to include music, slam poets

July 1 event to include music, slam poets

Creative Happiness Institute (CHI) has teamed up with Thank You Five (TY5) Theatre in Port Orange for an evening of pyrotechnic poetry and music to celebrate the holiday weekend. The program, 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, will feature singer/songwriter Ysa Fernandez and her band together with prize-winning slam poet Troy Kody Cunio. […]

Deltona concert changed to June 24

Deltona concert changed to June 24

The reggae and calypso band Caribbean Crew will perform at the Music in the Amphitheater, 7-9 p.m. June 24 at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave. The concert scheduled for June 10 was cancelled because of bad weather. The band’s visit is in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Caribbean Crew is an award-winning Florida […]

More Motown in Midtown

More Motown in Midtown

Midtown Motown continued on May 13 at the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach. Performers included Bartee along with the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose. The free monthly concert series will continue through the summer. Lineup: Midtownmotown.com PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR/HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Winfrey’s makeup artist transforms senior faces

Winfrey’s makeup artist transforms senior faces

BY JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE – Dorothy Lievers marveled at herself in the mirror just before she got her beauty shots taken in the brightly lit Mount Vernon studio of fashion photographer P.A. Greene. Her smooth, mahogany skin glowed. Smoky eye shadow with a tinge of shimmer danced across the ridge just under […]

‘Shots Fired’ puts dramatic twist on police shootings of unarmed teens

‘Shots Fired’ puts dramatic twist on police shootings of unarmed teens

BY GREG BRAXTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In a small North Carolina town, a White mother grieves. Her teenage son, a college student, has been shot and killed in a confrontation with a Black sheriff’s deputy. Her tears fall on the suit she is ironing for him to wear in his coffin. Across town, an African-American […]

Baldwin film sparks local dialogue

Baldwin film sparks local dialogue

The Cinematique Theater in Daytona Beach is showing the Academy Award-nominated film “I Am Not Your Negro,’’ about the renowned author James Baldwin, through March 16. On March 5, there were two screenings of the documentary. The screenings were followed by a community discussion led by professors from Bethune-Cookman University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Students […]

‘Violet the Musical’ continues at Daytona State

‘Violet the Musical’ continues at Daytona State

With flavors of country, gospel, blues and honky-tonk rock, Daytona State College’s spring musical, “Violet the Musical’’ continues through March 4 at its News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Performances are March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. “Violet the Musical’’ tells the story of a young disfigured woman who embarks on a […]

Black Press played vital role in ‘Hidden Figures’

Black Press played vital role in ‘Hidden Figures’

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary […]

Young Flagler musician to entertain crowd at Black history event

Young Flagler musician to entertain crowd at Black history event

See the present and past merge as promoters Linda Epps and Lawrence Green have made this happen for Black History Month. This is the last in a series being the subject of Black History Month at the Ormond Beach Public Library. Epps and Green have created opportunities to celebrate Africans and African-Americans. They have received […]