Category Archives: Entertainment

Men on Purpose: Orlando Native Rod-Z

When Rod-Z said, “You have to come to ‘this’ show because every show is different,” he told the truth. Opening for the legendary Patti Labelle at the Dr. Phillips Center, he cracked up some folk up, talking about how we all … Continue reading

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Our Men on Purpose

New to Orlando Community News is an occasional spotlight called “Our Men, On Purpose.” A tribute to Central Florida men minding their businesses and reaching back to improve their communities. The goal is to inspire our younger brothers in the community. … Continue reading

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First Quarter 2015 Focus: Prayer

Seems two things are needed for effective prayer: faith in God, to  whom we pray and a humble posture. The idea of prayer is that of an individual knowing they need help. They know that the help comes from a source … Continue reading

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Youth Get Chance to See “Selma” For Free

This is what I’m talking about: Young people in Central Florida can go see Selma, the movie, for free over this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, thanks to some local Black business leaders. Parents – take them! It … Continue reading

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Orlando Community News: 2015

I’m more motivated than ever to tell the world about the good things happening in our front/back yards! It’s not all bad news. Yes, we know there is bad news…an overwhelming amount it seems, at times. Orlando Community News (OCN) … Continue reading

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Jazz In the Hills – Another Treat in Pine Hills

From the Editor’s Desk: Another cool entertainment event has landed in Pine Hills and I think it’s a sign of great things to come! It’s Greater Orlando CARES’ Jazz in the Hills Educational Day and Jazzy Chic Reception. Kudos to … Continue reading

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Get Ready for “The Show” – Spring Mania 2014

Of all the live shows you attend in Central Florida, let this be one of them. Trust: It’s called “mania” for a reason. In its fourth year, the Spring Mania, presented by Fla’Vore Productions, will keep your eyes glued to … Continue reading

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Final Push to Help Send Some Meadowbrook Students to Washington, D.C.

Editor’s Note: If you want to give to the Orlando Community News Annual Essay Contest, benefiting the Meadowbrook Middle School Fine Arts Department’s Spring Trip to Washington, D.C., please note: the deadline is this Friday, April 25. This is truly … Continue reading

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Pine Hills Performing Arts Center Second Annual Gala a Hit

With a crowd of close to 200 people on hand for the Pine Hills Performing Arts Center’s 2nd Annual Gala, organizers of the event  chalked it up as a success – a signal that people want to see arts in the Pine … Continue reading

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Hair, Fashion, Makeup and Entertainment

Still talking about the 2013 Hair, Fashion, Makeup & Entertainment Mania held in Orlando on September 15. Kudos to Keesha Rivers and her team at Fla’Vore Productions, which sponsored the event. In addition to showcasing talent, the organization does great work in the … Continue reading

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