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‘A Taste of Broadway’ in Ormond was like seeing a New York show

‘A Taste of Broadway’ in Ormond was like seeing a New York show

The discipline of musical theater made way for a marvelous performance of “A Taste of Broadway.” The “off-off” Broadway show recently starred at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. The actors and stage crew were directed and succeeded to perform terrific megahits of live vocals, great choreography and costume design. They dazzled the audience with […]

Dixon delivers message on loss, healing during ‘Missing Our Mothers’ breakfast

Dixon delivers message on loss, healing during ‘Missing Our Mothers’ breakfast

Dr. Alma Yearwood Dixon navigated the realm that started the healing, taking nine years following the death of her mother. During the time, she said, “I was angry, and who do you think I was angry at? “God,” she replied, and Dr. Dixon’s mother loved her God. Her mother, also Alma Yearwood, migrated to the U.S. […]

Ormond Beach resident becomes first Black president of  Daytona Beach Symphony Guild

Ormond Beach resident becomes first Black president of Daytona Beach Symphony Guild

Gerri Wright-Gibson has been charged to lead the Daytona Beach Symphony Guild as the newly elected president. The guild will kick off the new season come October. Wright-Gibson is a history maker, having become the Daytona Beach Symphony Guild’s first African-American president. The May meeting was a regular one, which also convened to pass the […]

Family, friends help Mamie T. Watkins celebrate 100th birthday

Family, friends help Mamie T. Watkins celebrate 100th birthday

Sandra Nurse wanted the right fit for her mother’s 100th birthday. And, in the end, the 100th birthday was layered with love, happiness, friendship and laughter. Mamie T. Watkins’ 100th birthday party on Saturday came gift-wrapped with everything that everyone had hoped for. Mrs. Watkins was deserving of the well-wishes in cards, gifts, the variety of flower […]

6th Day Event has become the cure for youth boredom

6th Day Event has become the cure for youth boredom

The Rev. Dr. David Lawson Blow Sr. has been promoting healthy development and the faith growth of youth. He’s youth minister of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, shepherded by the Rev. Edwin Coffie, M. Div., pastor. We recently caught up with Rev. Blow, who coached within the scope of spiritually equipping youth in a fun […]

‘Motown’ show showcases locals as Dionne, Patti, Gladys, other stars

‘Motown’ show showcases locals as Dionne, Patti, Gladys, other stars

“I’m reaching out to all of the women…who are the foundation of the family because the next three entertainers almost have an anthem that us women love to take on through our struggles,” commentator Cynthia Black personified. “So I’m going to give you that hint hint, clue clue (that): “One of them, her name is […]

Butler comes out of retirement to direct upcoming ‘Motown & Mo’

Butler comes out of retirement to direct upcoming ‘Motown & Mo’

Director Carlos Ann Butler has climbed the scales, bringing back  some performers from the original cast of “Motown & Mo,’” and kicking off a legendary roster with the greatest hits from the Motown label. Cast member Dr. Irving W. Robinson evoked a prayer of gratitude insofar as Butler had tapped into a successful show. The […]

Eagles Golf Club in Flagler gearing up for inter-club event

Eagles Golf Club in Flagler gearing up for inter-club event

Golfers came competing, challenging their skills at River Bend Golf Club, nestled in natural beauty along the Tomoka River for a golf outing in Ormond Beach. They played as part of the Palm Coast-based Eagles Golf Club, taking advantage of the par 72, 18-hole championship golf course, and making a great day for a recent […]

Forum focuses on current, future economic trends

Forum focuses on current, future economic trends

Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin addressed JAXUSA Partnership at its recent quarterly forum. The forum met to discuss both the current trends and future needs for economic development. In accordance with a release, “We are fortunate to be located in a strong economic corridor; the assets that the region offers are too numerous to name,” […]

‘Toney the Barber’ has spent 25 years locally shaping heads, lives

‘Toney the Barber’ has spent 25 years locally shaping heads, lives

Ernest Robinson Sr. is living a happily ever after, consistent with opening his own shop 25 years ago for cutting, styling and grooming men’s, ladies’ and children’s hair. Toney’s Barber Shop debuted 25 years ago after closing Robinson’s Brooklyn, N.Y., barbershop, and relocating his wife, Joan, and son, Ernest Robinson Jr., to Palm Coast. Straightaway, […]

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