Walter’s World: Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy Announces Major Move

By Walter Rutledge

Photo 1On Wednesday January 29 Brooklyn-based Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy held a special press conference at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall following the recent win of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Award from the White House. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Picks of the Week Wednesday January 8, 2014 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

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This week art, music and dance take center stage. We have dance downtown, art in Harlem, music in Chelsea, and an opportunity for new dance makers to showcase their work in Chinatown. Here are a few of the many events taking place around the city and in our community. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Jazz, Dance and Cabaret

By Walter Rutledge

This is going to be one beautiful autumn New York weekend. So why not take a ferry ride to hear and experience jazz, or see cutting edge dance downtown, then grab a late night bite cabaret style uptown. Here are a few of the many events happening around town and in our community. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Philadanco at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

The Philadelphia Dance Company, better know by its acronym Philadanco, concluded their New York season at the Joyce Theater on Sunday October 7. During the six day run the company presented four ensemble works by four African American choreographers. The works, which spanned over forty years, offered an insightful and entertaining glimpse into the “Black Dance tradition”. The fifteen-member company featured many outstanding individual performers, but the real standout of the season was Philadanco. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: I’m Travelin Light- On My Way to South Kakalaki

By Walter Rutledge Make no mistake I am a true New Yorker! For me the sun rises over the East River and set across the Hudson. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: 1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day

By Walter Rutledge

On June 20th , 2011 at 8pm The American Airlines Theatre located at 227 West 42 Street will be the New York venue for 1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day; the inaugural event of Project1Voice.

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Walter’s World: Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival

By Walter Rutledge

The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center began their 36 annual choreographic showcase on Sunday June 17. The three-day dance series, Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival is being held at the Kumble Theater on the downtown Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Film Premiere at Faison Firehouse Theater

By Walter Rutledge

The Faison Firehouse Theater, located at 6 Hancock Place, in Harlem, will host the highly anticipated red carpet film premiere of The Skinny on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00pm. It is the third feature film from independent filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk (Punks, Noah’s Arc) and will be presented during the First Annual Pride Cultural Series. The proceeds from this event will benefit GMAD’s (Gay Men of African Decent) Charles Angel Youth Leadership Academy’s ‘Stop the BS’ campaign, which is an anti gay-bullying and suicide initiative. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Elisa Monte Dance

By Walter Rutledge

Elisa Monte Dance presented their 2012 season, April 12- 14 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The concert series was billed as the company’s 31st anniversary season and works spanning thirty years were offered. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance, Dance, Dance And More!

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend dance dominates the arts scene. Two dance titans are presenting their 2012 seasons downtown in the most prestigious performance venues in the city, while a new and innovative dance company will present works uptown in Harlem. Continue Reading →