Behind The Scenes: Careers In Music At The Apollo in Harlem (audio)

By Diane Allford

The biggest question overall to the Apollo Professional Career Panelist, was how to make a living while doing what you love, especially when it seems you have to give away so much for free while promoting your music.

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East Harlem Voices: A Neighborhood Story At Poets Den & Gallery (video)

Poets Den + Gallery, East Harlem, New YorkBy Diane Allford

On November 14, 2014, The Poet’s Den + Gallery hosted, East Harlem Voices – A Neighborhood’s Stories Told. A book signing and oral history showcase… Continue Reading →

One Love! A Tribute to Bob Marley!

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It has been 35 years since Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the Apollo Theater. The Wailers returned this year to perform One Love! A Bob Marley Tribute Concert in honor of Bob Marley’s legendary debut at the Apollo in 1979 and to commemorate the
30th Anniversary of the Album “Legend”. Continue Reading →

Louis Armstrong Apollo Theater Walk of Fame Induction (video)

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By Diane Allford

The 2nd Line came in blasting out New Orleans style jazz on Harlem’s West 125th Street with Grammy award winning trumpeter, Irving Mayfield Jr. leading the band in a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In”.

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Halloween Kid Portraits On West 125th Street

It’s was a scary night to remember as Harlem World Magazine photographer Diane Allford put her fear aside to shoot Harloween along 125th Street on Saturday, October 31st, 2014.

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Harlem Street Style: The African American Day Parade 2014

©Diane Allford_3246Harlem invented street style as these photographs prove! Here are images from photographer Diane Allford of the street style moments happening on the streets of Harlem during the Sunday, September 21st, African American Day Parade 2014. Continue Reading →

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Celebration At Riverside Church

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On Friday, September 12th, 2014, friends and colleagues from the literary world, New York celebrities, and family came out to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and activist at the historic Riverside Church near her Harlem home on West 120th Street. Continue Reading →

CCCADI Breaks Ground In Harlem

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By Diane Allford

On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) turned the first sod at their new building on East 125th street in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop Fatherhood Buzz Festival

©Diane Allford_0499By Diane Allford

On Saturday, Sept 6th, Dennis Mitchell offered free hair cuts to children going back to school.  Judge Greg Mathis of the Judge Mathis TV court show also pays a visit to Denny Moe’s Superstar barbershop in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. Anniversary Celebration

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A Photo Essay by Diane Allford

On Friday, August 29th Harlem Mothers SAVE celebrated their 1 year anniversary in their new home on West 128th Street in Harlem.   Continue Reading →