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ZORA! Festival 2013 “Sustaining a Culture of Color.”

 ZORA! Sustaining a culture of color February 7, 2013 Filed under METRO Annual multi-day festival celebrates life of folklorist Zora Neale Hurston with plenty of art, crafts, history Master Artist Charles Bibbs is renowned for his ability to bring the nuance of African-American culture to life through his visual artistry. The California resident’s work, like […]

Destination Orlando: Experience “Grown Folks Magic.”

Click link to original EBONY.COM original article with photo gallery http://www.ebony.com/photos/life/destination-orlando-grown-folks-magic-987#axzz2tdz8NRCz 14  February 2014 Life  /  Travel Destination Orlando: Grown Folks’ Magic! Hey travelers, don’t sleep on the Central Florida haven. It’s so much more  than you thought.                  Don’t get me  wrong ─ Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell’s pixie dust still  rule, but the […]

The Mark of ZORA!

The Florida Times-Union ~ Jacksonville.com http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-01-21/story/festival-celebrates-talents-eatonville-author-zora-neale-hurston Festival celebrates talents of Eatonville author Zora Neale Hurston By Penny Dickerson Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:24 am | updated Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:32 am Special Zora Neale Hurston is perhaps best known for her 1937 book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The mark of Zora Neale Hurston left […]

ZORA! A Hometown Celebration (2012)

For the second year, I’ve had the opportunity to cover the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts & Humanities for the Florida Courier. It is emphatically known by a two-syllable, exclamatory moniker: Zora! Not only is it one of my favorite festivals (and I am a professed festival junkie), it has a certain […]

The Kinsey Collection: African American Family Debuts Cultural Exhibit at Walt Disney World

Click link to original article at ebony.com http://pennydickersonwrites.com/2013/12/09/word-shout-song-lorenzo-dow-turner-exhibit/ A Whole New World: The Kinsey Collection An art and history loving African American Family debuts their coveted  collection at Walt Disney World By Penny Dickerson “The Walls” from the Kinsey Collection If the art of sharing were worth its weight  in gold, the amassed cultural treasures […]

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine

WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE March 14, 2013 Filed under METRO Posted by admin Click link below banner to read the original text from the Florida Courier. This post has been altered by the addition of photographs that were not added to the print run. http://flcourier.com/2013/03/14/where-dreams-come-true/ Florida teens participate in Disney Dreamers Academy hosted by Steve […]

CooperMorgan Dance Theatre: At The Gates.

Link to Florida Times-Union (Sun Community) http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2011-06-24/story/cooper-morgan-dance-theatre-stages-phenomenal-performance Creative duo Dewitt Cooper III and Savery Morgan blessed Jacksonville with a phenomenal, ensemble dance performance on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at  one of downtown’s new, eclectic venues at 111 E. Bay Street.  The second story conclave of brick walls complemented by visual art from local artists was […]

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