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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ shows power in diversity

‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ shows power in diversity

BY RICK BENTLEY THE FRESNO BEE/TNS LOS ANGELES — There wasn’t a lot of diversity through the early decades of comic books. There were more Martians fighting criminals than there were representatives of most Earth races. That began to change in 1972 when the Marvel trio of Archie Goodwin, George Tuska and John Romita Sr. […]

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

Free Midtown Motown closes with Pocket Change

New concert series drew hundreds monthly to Cypress Park BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Midtown Motown Concert Series at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach came to a close last Saturday night. The event turned into a big party for attendees who danced to music by the band Pocket Change. The Florida-based band is popular for […]

Weekend of blues returns to Daytona Oct. 7-9

Weekend of blues returns to Daytona Oct. 7-9

The Seventh Annual Daytona Blues Festival is set for Oct. 7, 8 and 9 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. The Friday lineup will be a showcase of women in blues. Vocalist and saxophonist Vanessa Collier opens the festival and is followed by Long Tall Deb, featuring Colin John.  Katy Guillen and The Girls […]

Jakes to tackle headlines in new talk show on OWN

Jakes to tackle headlines in new talk show on OWN

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE The struggles of an interracial marriage, families divided by race, religion and politics and the conversion of one Jewish woman to Islam are all upcoming segments that will be featured on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ new talk show, which premiered Monday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The show will […]

Disco at the Bandshell

Disco at the Bandshell

KC and the Sunshine Girls had local residents dancing to some popular ‘70s tunes on Aug. 12 at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. A large crowd turned out to hear the KC and the Sunshine Band tribute band. Songs included “Shake Your Booty,” “Get Down Tonight’’ and “That’s the Way I Like It’’ – all 1970s […]

Johnny Mathis still nurturing his art at age 80

Johnny Mathis still nurturing his art at age 80

BY HOWARD REICH CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Johnny Mathis, who turned 80 last September, released his first album, “Johnny Mathis: A New Sound in Popular Song,” for Columbia Records in 1956. “I’m fine getting old,” says Mathis, who believes that his voice “has mellowed. But, fortunately, it still sounds like me.” Ah, that famous Mathis sound: a […]

Comedy Central cancels Larry Wilmore show

Comedy Central cancels Larry Wilmore show

BY MEREDITH BLAKE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Comedy Central has canceled “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” after a year and a half on the air. The last episode of the show was to air Thursday. “We thank Larry and ‘The Nightly Show’ staff for their tireless efforts across the past two years and the conversations […]

‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ chronicles singer’s battle with cancer

‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ chronicles singer’s battle with cancer

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn, New York. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as Tina Tuner’s. The group’s soul shakes and their lead singer’s indomitable spirit blend into something very special, heartfelt and familial. […]

Barkley to star in TNT’s ‘Race Card’

Barkley to star in TNT’s ‘Race Card’

EURWEB.COM Charles Barkley is getting ready to play “The Race Card.” We’re talking about a new six-episode series on TNT featuring the NBA broadcast analyst and Hall of Famer. Essentially, the series will examine the deep political divisions in American culture. The show is set to premiere in early 2017 on the heels of this […]

Letting the summer good times roll

Letting the summer good times roll

Midtown Motown continues at Cypress Park DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Four Tops. Temptations, Aretha Franklin. Residents who love the sounds of Motown have had a treat this summer with the Midtown Motown tribute concerts held monthly at Cypress Park, 981 George West Engram Blvd. The July 23 show brought out talented artists who showcased the […]