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Legendary Mighty Clouds of Joy share keys to music success

by Gail A. Brown 

How has contemporary gospel’s renowned group, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, successfully carried the traditional quartet style music beacon throughout an era? As Joe Ligon and the Mighty Clouds of Joy prepare for a Christmas Extravaganza performance at the Vision of Faith Bible College Center on Sunday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. We became intrigued as to how this group can still command a sell-out audience after a 54-year stint in the music business. Continue reading Legendary Mighty Clouds of Joy share keys to music success

AKA Christmas Bazaar 2014

It’s that time again! Time to “shop till you drop” at the 6th Annual AKA Christmas Bazaar to be held this year at the William Fleming High School, December 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is the one-stop place you can shop from a variety of minority small business vendors which include clothing boutiques of everyday wear and wedding designs to shoetiques and specialty socks; cosmetics/body care to jewelry, crafts and unique accessories. In addition there will be food vendors, a representative from State Farm Insurance Companies and a very special visit from “Black Santa” to receive letters or verbal requests from the children present that include their wish list for this Christmas. Continue reading AKA Christmas Bazaar 2014

Neighborhood Partnership Awards presented

Honored– (from left) Princess Moyer, Constance Crutchfield and Evie Slone at the Annual City Neighborhood Awards
Honored: (from left) Princess Moyer, Constance Crutchfield and Evie Slone at the Annual City Neighborhood Awards

This year’s 2014 Annual City Neighborhoods’ “Harvesting the Fruits” Potluck Dinner and Awards Celebration took place on Friday evening, Nov. 7. Over 150 neighborhood advocates and leaders from across the city came together at the Jefferson Center’s Fitzpatrick Hall. Those in attendance shared their favorite dish, networked with others, and were present as the 2014 Neighborhood Partnership Awards were announced.  Continue reading Neighborhood Partnership Awards presented

Perfectly sweet grand opening!

Grand Opening–Terrisa Vaughn (left) and Cheryl Cobbs in front of their newly opened boutique in downtown Roanoke.
Grand Opening: Terrisa Vaughn (left) and Cheryl Cobbs in front of their newly opened boutique in downtown Roanoke.

by Onawa M. Allen

Her Perfect Day Boutique & Design Studio featuring Delish Sweets and Treats, owned by Terrisa Vaughn and mother-daughter team Cheryl and Micah Cobbs, opened its doors Saturday, Nov. 8 in grand fashion. This tastefully talented trio boasts a unique combination of wears and wares. Continue reading Perfectly sweet grand opening!