Rudy’s World: The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival In Harlem

rudy 1 jazzBy Rudy Collins It was a packed house at Marcus Garvey Park at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Harlem, NY, on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Harlem Week’s Children’s Festival

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By Rudy Collins

Harlem Week’s Saturday’s Children’s Festival on 135th Street was a win-win situation for this young man with The Harlem Globe Trotter’s Bobby Hunter, who won $50.00 in a 2 shot chance elimination. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: “If You Build It” Show In Harlem

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The Sugar Hill Apartments hosts “If You Build It”, an exquisite art show curated by Omo Misha, presented by No Longer Empty. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Harlem Week 2014 Elders Jubilee Luncheon

rudy1On this NYC Senior Citizens Day, Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, Harlem Councilwoman Inez Dickens MC’s the Harlem Week 2014 Elders Jubilee Luncheon at the Harlem State Office Bldg. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Follows Harlem’s Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s ‘Follow Me Fridays’

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East Harlem’s New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito invited the neighborhood to “Follow me Fridays” at La Marqueta on 115th St. at Park Ave. Continue Reading →

Harlem Sizzles Event On Lenox Avenue

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On Tuesday, July 22, the evening on Harlem’s Lenox Avenue was Sizzling! The event, Harlem Summer Sizzles on Lenox, spanning from 119th St to 126th Streets. Continue Reading →

Rudy Collins: Romeo And Juliet In Harlem

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In 1939, Orson Welles produced “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare at the old Lafayette Theater in Harlem. Last week, Rudy Collins photographed The Classical Theatre of Harlem‘s production of Romeo n Juliet in the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Dr. Billy Taylor Street Naming In Harlem

rudy 5By Rudy Collins

The family of Dr Billy Taylor as well as other VIP’s such as Congressman Charles Rangel, Mayor David Dinkins, Keith Wright, and others were present for the renaming of 138th Street at 5th Ave Dr. Billy Taylor Way in Harlem.

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Rudy’s World: The Dutchman By Amiri Baraka At National Black Theatre In Harlem

a tribute to Amiri BarakaBy Rudy Collins

The National Black Theatre and The Classical Theatre of Harlem teamed up to put on Amiri baraka‘s riveting “Dutchman” at the National Black Theatre in Harlem on 125th Street. Continue Reading →