HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

harlem100726_560We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.

It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue Reading →

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival At The Apollo

harlem jazz shrines 2The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival starts its run in May 2014. The Harlem Jazz Shrines project is a Harlem-wide jazz festival presented in collaboration with Harlem Stage, Jazzmobile, and Columbia University. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Salon Series

apollo-theater-new-yorkthe-apollo-theater-turns-78-hip-hop-wired-xpgvacn4-1024x7631The Salon Series at The Apollo Theater provides development support for contemporary new work that cuts across artistic disciplines and expands the Theater’s tradition of nurturing emerging and established artists by providing critical support in their creation of new work. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theater Hosts Africa Now Festival 2014

africa now bannerThe Apollo Theater, in collaboration with World Music Institute, presents Africa Now, a four–day music festival spotlighting today’s African music scene. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Celebrates Celia Cruz

cela cruz in controlA great tribute to the Guarachera de Cuba: The Queen Celia Cruz. The event is presented in partnership with Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and in collaboration with Omer Pardillo. Continue Reading →

Apollo Club Harlem Returns

Apollo TheaterBy Walter Rutledge

Apollo Club Harlem returned to the Apollo Theater for four performances Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23, 2014. The evening consisted of a pre-show musical interlude by pianist Isaac Ben Ayala, a lively revue and post show dancing on stage for orchestra patrons. Continue Reading →

Mae West’s Harlem State Of Mind, 1930′s (video)

d6Harlem has always been a combination of high and low, from the 1920′s to the 1930′s Mae West made a name for herself on the Vaudeville circuit with plays as a connoisseur of Harlem culture. Continue Reading →