Souleo: Three Oral History Projects You Should Know About

Curtis L. Cristler performs TheManintheLastPew during the FacingHomelessnessinFortWayne,Indiana monologue event and book release_ Photo credit_ Kelsey Timmerman, The Facing ProjectAn informal conversation between friends or family members discussing life “back in the day.” A formal research initiative by cultural institutions to document the past. Recorded interviews via audio or video that are transformed into multidisciplinary presentations. These are the various ways to define the practice of oral history in its attempt to capture the past and present through firsthand accounts. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Love & an “Empty Soul” In Harlem

mail“Wherefore ART?” is a response to Classical Theatre of Harlem’s summer production of Romeo N Juliet.

Art in FLUX activates an underutilized space with visual art while Classical Theatre of Harlem occupies Marcus Garvey Park, jointly engaging theatre and art lovers alike for the summer in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

‘Women Of Sugar Hill’ With Marjorie Eliot And Andrea Arroyo in Harlem

arroyo and margaretteThis is a special Live Music & Art with Harlem Jazz legend Marjorie Eliot and Visual Artist Andrea Arroyo, in conjunction with the exhibition “The Women of Sugar Hill.”

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Tatiana Pagés Gallery Opens In The Village Of Harlem

image001For those of you who were unable to attend the “invitation only” opening night party for the Tatiana Pagés Gallery, we received an e-mail from Alanna at the new space in Harlem. Continue Reading →

HSA Appointments Alfred Preisser as Theatre Program Director

Alfred PreisserThe Harlem School of the Arts’ is proud to announce the appointment of nationally recognized theatre artist, Alfred Preisser, as the institution’s new Theatre Program Director. Continue Reading →

Harlem Art Walk Tour 2014 10 Year Anniversary

leno and malcolm x street signHAWT™ Harlem Art Walking Tour, a satellite program of Casa Frela Gallery, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014. Continue Reading →

Nari Ward Is Harvesting Smiles in Harlem

nari ward in harlemIf you find yourself on the streets of Harlem’s Sugar Hill (spanning roughly 145th St to 155th St, from Edgecombe Avenue west to Amsterdam) this afternoon, you may run into artist Nari Ward, who’ll be out canvassing local residents, urging them to share a friendly grin as part of his project Sugar Hill Smiles. Continue Reading →

Harlem High School Student Omotayo Adeoye Commits Suicide

omotayo_adeoye1A student at an elite Harlem high school allegedly killed herself on Thursday after she was caught cheating on an exam and cried out, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry!” Omotayo Adeoye, 17, a student at the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College, was caught using her cell phone during a German-language exam, Raw Story reports. Continue Reading →

CNN’S Don Lemon Hosts H In Harlem

h in harlem art installationHarlem, and West Harlem in particular, has a rich cultural history and has had a tremendous impact on the arts in all of New York City. Continue Reading →