Apollo & BMI Partner to Present BMI¹s Signature Panel Discussion Series

apollo panel make your music move (2) Jenella YoungThe Apollo Theater and Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) have partnered to present BMI’s renowned “How I Wrote That Song®” panel at the iconic Harlem Theater, providing an opportunity for aspiring songwriters and composers to learn about the craft of songwriting from today’s Latin hitmakers. 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 →

The Little Italy of East Harlem, 1890

“This (Italian) section of East Harlem was developed during the 1880s with the familiar New York brownstone residences and walk-up apartments,” states New York Then and Now. Continue Reading →

Harlem Trolley On Lenox Avenue, 1830′s

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Street scene from Lenox Avenue & 123 Street with the 1537 Metropolitan Street Railroad Harlem Trolley car heading uptown.

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Theatre Row on 125th Street, Harlem 1890′s

Harlem, along 125th street, had a large number of theaters at the turn of the last century. These theaters are long gone except for the Apollo theater, the theaters that have survived are now churches or the theaters have been sealed up. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Victoria Theater Grows More Swagger

The massive redevelopment and renovation of Harlem‘s Victoria Theater is back in the news—there have been more changes to the design plans. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Victoria Theater Grows More Swagger

The massive redevelopment and renovation of Harlem‘s Victoria Theater is back in the news—there have been more changes to the design plans. Continue Reading →