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B-CU to present opera, jazz and more during free Spring Concert

B-CU to present opera, jazz and more during free Spring Concert

Highlights from the popular folk opera “Porgy and Bess’’ will be presented Sunday, April 10, by Bethune-Cookman University’ s Concert Chorale. The songs will be performed during the university’s Spring Concert at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 698 W. International Speedway Blvd. The Concert Chorale, directed by Damon Dandridge, and the Symphonic Band, […]

‘Legendary Ladies of Literature’ the focus of April 28 workshop

‘Legendary Ladies of Literature’ the focus of April 28 workshop

The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Workshop 2016, sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach, takes place April 28 at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Engram Blvd. The workshop starts at 6 p.m. The theme is “Legendary Ladies of Literature’’ and will feature authors Kathleen Cormack and Ann Jeffries. It also will feature Angie […]

New Smyrna to host Health Fair and Senior Summit

New Smyrna to host Health Fair and Senior Summit

Vendors interested in reaching out to New Smyrna Beach senior citizens are encouraged to participate in the city’s annual Health Fair and Senior Summit. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the Alonzo “Babe’’ James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The deadline for […]

The man behind My Brother’s Keeper

The man behind My Brother’s Keeper

Broderick Johnson is President Obama’s adviser and chair of program for boys and men of color BY MICHAEL H. COTTMAN URBAN NEWS SERVICE Broderick Johnson sees young Black men on America’s streets taking long drags off short smokes. “It’s the idleness,” said Johnson, a Baltimore native and adviser to President Barack Obama. “No jobs — […]

Orange Avenue project drives lawsuit

Orange Avenue project drives lawsuit

Merchants suing city over loss of business during construction BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES City of Daytona Beach and Orange Avenue construction project officials say the roadwork is 70 percent complete and moving along, but residents and businesses remain frustrated. Some owners of small businesses that sit on the west end of […]

Biarritz manager: Non-customers tarnishing club’s name

Biarritz manager: Non-customers tarnishing club’s name

BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The manager of the Biarritz Club says his establishment is getting a bad rap. For years, the nightclub, located at 309 Pearl Street in Daytona Beach, has been in the news for shootings and other crimes. “Don’t get caught up in the media hype. Anyone who has […]

Flagler chair, other women attend D.C. conference on domestic violence

Flagler chair, other women attend D.C. conference on domestic violence

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Flagler County Commission Chair Barbara Revels was in Washington, D.C., last week attending a conference and training conducted by End Violence Against Women International. Revels attended the conference as part of a grant requirement for Sally’s Safe Haven. Other Flagler women attending the conference were Deputy County Administrator Sally Sherman; […]

Maryland minister to pastor Greater Friendship

Maryland minister to pastor Greater Friendship

Dr. Michael Chambers to preach Sunday, officially starts in May BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach has selected Dr. Michael A. Chambers, 49, of Baltimore, Md., as its new senior pastor. Chambers, a native of Mississippi, will deliver the sermon at 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday at church, […]

Music to their ears

Music to their ears

Spring Break Nationals brings together audio reps from around the country The 30th annual Spring Break Nationals, a vehicle audio show and competition, was held March 19 and 20 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The Spring Break Nationals, which was open to the public, includes a custom car truck and bike show. The […]

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

Black Dems to convene in Orlando

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) will host its 34th annual conference April 1-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando “This is the year for strategic planning with the stakeholders of our community about the importance of legislating and voting,” said Henry Crespo Sr., president of the […]