Friday, April 16, 2021

Jazz in the Gardens festival to return next year

The City of Miami Gardens has announced Jazz in the Gardens (JITG), its popular two-day jazz and R&B music festival, will return in March 2022...

Young poet posts she was racially profiled near her home

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured hearts at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, posted to social media that...

Anti-bullying organization creating positive films to help kids and adults

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Amrak, an anti-bully organization based in Orlando, is working on film projects to reverse the negative experience of a child...

How Black soldiers helped end the Civil War

“The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship” by Deborah Willis; NYU Press. 256 pages, $35 BY JACQUELINE CUTLER NEW YORK DAILY...

Review: ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

Andra Day shines in her role as the legendary singer. BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday” is a major showcase. Viewers can...

Disney celebrating the soul of jazz during Black History Month

BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COURIER Jazz music, its legends and vibrant history have been given center stage at Disney Springs and Epcot during Black History Month. Disney...

Royal occasion: Winfrey interviews Meghan and Harry

ASSOCIATED PRESS Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be speaking with Oprah Winfrey, their first major television interview since quitting royal duties and buying a...

When the music stopped

A survey shows that the majority of DJs lost 75% of their income during the pandemic. BY STEPHANIE CLAYTOR SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The hospitality and...

Original stars of ‘The Best Man’ on board for Peacock series

BY KARU F. DANIELS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Malcolm D. Lee’s beloved film “The Best Man” is finally getting revisited. The celebrated director and cast are reuniting...

Documentary about Pahokee students premieres Feb. 16

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On Feb. 16, WORLD Channel transports audiences to the Florida Everglades with “Pahokee’’ from filmmakers Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan. The...