| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:44 AM
A special performance will take place this Saturday, July 20, at the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts in Eatonville.
A Florida State University research group, led by Lauren Hlubny, will perform between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the museum,...
| Feb 12, 2013
A debate exists on whether Black History Month is still necessary on the premise that Black history is American history. People against a recognized month for the study of Black history argue that it only furthers segregation and we should study Black...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Have you ever wondered where the Valentine's Day celebration came from? I did, and so I did a little research, and no, unlike Mother's Day, Valentine's Day is not rumored to have been created by Hallmark Cards.
St. Valentine's Day, commonly shortened...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Among classical-music fare from Gershwin and Prokofiev, the Orlando Philharmonic's 2011-12 season will have offerings for opera lovers, pop lovers and even movie lovers. Think Bond. James Bond.
The Philharmonic previewed its upcoming season to...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Watching "Gleam" at Center Stage is like visiting a distant era that actually wasn't all that long ago. This play takes place between 1903 and 1928 in a rural Florida town. Its residents' customs and speech patterns seem closer to 19th-century...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Eatonville is the childhood home of author Zora Neale Hurston and was the first incorporated African-American community in the nation. This year’s Zora Neale Hurston festival in Eatonville will include a tour of the gardens and yards of the small...
| Feb 12, 2012
1 Melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin (and eyes) is produced in cells called melanocytes. Every person has about the same number of these cells, regardless of race, but those with darker skin have larger cells that produce more pigment....
| Aug 14, 2011
I make books. That's what I do.
I made my first book about 17 years ago, a feat I consider a miracle. On a whim I took a class on making cased-in books with hard spines, and when I looked at the finished product I was astounded, as if I'd made a car with...
| Aug 28, 2011
Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets but decades later was criticized for appearing to exaggerate his exploits, died Saturday at a medical center near St. Augustine, Fla. He was...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:07 PM
When George C. Wolfe's "Spunk" was first staged at New York's Public Theater in 1990, it was greeted as a kind of rediscovery of the fiction of Zora Neale Hurston, the author of the 1937 novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God," who fell out of popular...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 10:36 AM
To evoke a person's soul, sometimes even the best words must give way to music, as shown in the world premiere of "Zora! We're Calling You!" Saturday night.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra debuted "Zora! We're Calling You," a commissioned work that...