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Putnam woman following in father’s footsteps as funeral director

Putnam woman following in father’s footsteps as funeral director

Oftentimes, we wish we had the capability of knowing what lies around the corner. But for Karla N. Flagg-Wright, she’s able to see the investment that God has made in her here-and-now experience. She’s got a grip on being certified a licensed funeral director by the State of Florida. She comes from a distinguished, well-known family, […]

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 […]

Sorority’s ‘College Trunk Party’ assists Flagler students

Sorority’s ‘College Trunk Party’ assists Flagler students

The Palm Coast Flagler County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosted a “College Trunk Party” for its 2016 scholarship recipients on June 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Town Center in Palm Coast. Trunks for the students were filled with a wide assortment of items that would be needed by anyone […]

State NAACP VP to Flagler crowd: ‘Somebody’s got to stand up’

State NAACP VP to Flagler crowd: ‘Somebody’s got to stand up’

Branch President Linda Sharpe Matthews and the Flagler County NAACP Executive Committee had the presence of mind to invite Don Brown to be keynote speaker for the Freedom Fund Banquet on May 7 at the Hammock Beach Resort. Brown, who is first vice president of the Florida State Conference, addresses the civil rights issues relevant […]

AACS prepares for cruise; elects new president

AACS prepares for cruise; elects new president

Actor Kim Sullivan’s arrival at the African American Cultural Society (AACS), performing excepts from playwright August Wilson’s plays, kick started the society’s 25th anniversary. The steering committee, led by 25th Anniversary Chairwoman Stephanie Robinson, reacted to spearheading events, sponsorships and publicity. Sullivan has delighted audiences in St. Petersburg at the American Stage Company for the […]

Doug Carn Trio triumphs at Gospel Café

Doug Carn Trio triumphs at Gospel Café

Patrons at the Gospel Café bore witness to a sensational show featuring the incomparable Doug Carn, masterful organist, whose versatility includes other instruments and the human instrument of his voice. It was compelling to encounter Carn playing at the gig for the intimate setting. He wasn’t alone, but was backed on June 3 by the Doug […]

Graduates who excelled at ‘Reality Shows’ moving on to next big stage in their lives

Graduates who excelled at ‘Reality Shows’ moving on to next big stage in their lives

This week’s story is prefaced by graduation ceremonies, which are filled with fascinating traditions – caps, gowns, celebratory parties. Graduations are the accomplishment of moving to another level, which my nephew, Kalynn Kane, experienced. Kalynn’s graduation from Palm Coast’s Matanzas High School was held May 26 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. It was […]

‘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 […]