Arts

Made in Africa – Haute Couture Museum Exhibit

Made in Africa July 10, 2015 Filed under METRO, WORLD Posted by editor Contemporary fashions from Ghana’s most notable designers on display at Florida museum BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER African fashion in its most sophisticated form is on display at the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in a cutting-edge exhibition […]

Disney offers “A touch of Africa.”

http://flcourier.com/2014/05/22/a-touch-of-africa-close-to-home/ A touch of Africa close to home May 22, 2014 Filed under METRO Disney celebrates continent with ‘Lion King’ events and new Harambe Nights BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The majesty of Africa kicks off in June as Walt Disney World celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Oscar-winning classic “The Lion […]

Happy 125th Birthday Zora Neale Hurston (2016)

Click link the red title to view Orlando Arts Magazine’s: Zora’s 125th Birthday Orlando Arts Magazine is United Arts’ bi-monthly magazine and is produced in partnership with Visit Orlando. The magazine covers Central Florida arts and cultural happenings, featuring a cultural calendar primarily highlighting events in our four-county region. The magazine currently enjoys a pass-on rate of 75,000 with 54 […]

King Street Studios featuring Shannon Reeves

It’s taken me a minute to upload my feature on King Street Studios which was featured in the July/August issue of Arbus Magazine – Northeast Florida’s Arts and Business Magazine. I interviewed Shannon Reeves back in 2009 for the Florida Times-Union when she was still a proprietor in Historic Five Points. Relationship(s) matter, and I […]

Levar Burton Interview: Orlando Arts Magazine

As a graduate student at Lesley University, I penned a poem that ventured the impact the mini-series “Roots” had on both my family and formative years. I wanted Alex Haley to be my daddy and all the girls in eighth-grade were teased and called, “Kizzie.” The more haunting truth was it was the last time I […]

Chef Amadeus wins the title: “Extreme Chef”

Congratulations CHEF AMADEUS! Meal worms and a stubborn donkey were obstacles, but neither a strong enough deterrent to impede the inevitable success of Chef Amadeus. Innovation, perseverance, and technique proved to be a winning trio in a Mexican showdown full of X-Factors including a Mariachi band and Pinatas. In the end, Chef Amadeus eliminated Chef […]

LeVar Burton talks  “Roots & Digital Rainbows”

LeVar Burton talks “Roots & Digital Rainbows”

October 1, 2015 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO Posted by editor LeVar Burton speaks exclusively to the Florida Courier in advance of his November appearance at Rollins College in Winter Park. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER LeVar Burton is best remembered in the archives of American culture for his debut  in the 1977 mini-series “Roots.” In […]