Tag Archive | Performing Arts

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 […]

Freelance Journalist

Contact: pennydickersonwrites@gmail.com Penny Dickerson is an independent journalist with a passion for cool people, extraordinary places, and good sushi. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA).   Passionate about words and writing, Penny has augmented her […]

JCA presents “The Firebird”

A Russian ballet with a TWIST June 5, 2015 Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, METRO  Jacksonville Centre of the Arts presents a modern-day version of ‘The Firebird’ BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Reaching historic heights has been a penchant for Kezia Hendrix Rolle, executive director of the Jacksonville Centre of the Arts (JCA), since she founded the […]

Pink, Green, and ZORA!

Today is “Founder’s Day” for:  Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated.   On January 15, 1908, a group of 20 collegiate women at Howard University convened to establish a service organization that has since grown into a global standard with the motto: “Service to all mankind.” On May 2, 1987, I pledged the sorority at Temple University (Delta […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Zora Festivals!

Click link to EBONY.COM original article with event photo gallery. http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/celebrate-25-years-of-zora-festivals-photos-250#.UwLb3xTTkeF Celebrate 25 years of Zora! Festivals [PHOTOS] Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved Eatonville, Florida celebrates 25 years of its annual Zora! Festivals By Penny Dickerson The ambassador to Morocco, a Florida congresswoman, two mayors, an Emmy-award winning actress, and a Tony-nominated Broadway star were among […]

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 […]

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 […]