April 12, 2018

By Sharon Fletcher Jones

Music of the Movement, a celebration of the songs popularized by the Civil Rights movement, will be presented by the Wellsbuilt Museum at the Bob Carr Theater in Orlando on Saturday, April 14th and will include performances by the Jones High (School) Alumni and Community Band, local choirs and national recording artist Vashawn Mitchell.   Memphis sanitation worker Mr. Elmore Nickleberry will give a first-hand account of the events that brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Memphis and talk about what he personally experienced while protesting and marching with Dr. King. This very special event will begin at 6:00 pm. Tickets start at $25.00 and a 15% discount will be offered on groups of 10 tickets. Bob Carr Theater is located at 401 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801. Contact the box office at 844.513.2014.

The Florida Film Festival featuring more than a hundred films is still in full effect through April 15th at the Enzian Theater in Maitland, just minutes away from downtown Orlando. There’s still time to plan the perfect movie date. Visit www.floridafilmfestival.com for film titles and details.

If you haven’t ventured out to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) just yet, now is the time to go. With more than fifty dining options to choose from including AMC Dine-In theaters, Disney Springs has something to offer picky-est pallet. A favorite is Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Florida Kitchen. The laid back, city-country-city decor complete with jars moonshine and gingham cloth are matched with some of the best southern cuisine including barbeque and grits! Jeans are accepted attire. Visit https://www.disneysprings.com/dining/ for additional information.

About the author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista. The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on. Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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