Community Works announces the opening of Spirit of Community: Women and Their Art, the newest visual arts component of Community Matters NYC. Continue Reading →
The BET Honors 2014 airs Monday February 24th on BET. This year’s honorees are The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman Ken Chenault, Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems and Entertainment Trailblazer Ice Cube. Held at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. the Actor and Comedian Wayne Brady put his talents on display as the host of this extravaganza.
Big names in music performed to help pay tribute to this year’s honorees – Mariah Carey – and the much talked about low cut dress, Tamar Braxton, Janelle Monae, the legendary Smokey Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard, Jennifer Hudson and The Queen of Soul herself-Aretha Franklin touched the stage.
There are a number of highlights throughout the show. It was a moment for Hip Hop when Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges presented the Entertainment Award to O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson. Ice Cube has come from the days of N.W.A. to producing and acting in box office hits like Ride Along. Cube expressed his appreciation for the award and appreciation for his wife during his acceptance speech.
Nina Simone performing live How it feels to be free with piano improvisation. Continue Reading →
By Walter Rutledge
This weekend there is high-flying dance all over the city. In chelsea Hip-Hop rules! And on the west side dance defies gravity and showcases the new and emerging. While free art classes and museum tours for young people take place in Harlem. Continue Reading →
By Walter Rutledge
The snow and cold weather have not slowed down the red hot New York arts scene. This weekend there is dance in Chelsea and Midtown, and art in Harlem. While one of the most venerable talent shows begins it’s 80th year in the place, “Where Stars Are Born And Legends Are Made”. Here are a few of the events happening around the city and in our community. Continue Reading →
Famed graffiti artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) painted this fanciful mural, located at East 128th Street and the Harlem River Drive, in 1986. Continue Reading →
Join Community Works NYC, The Interchurch Center, NoMAA and Harlem Arts Alliance at the opening reception for two special exhibitions, featuring a guest performance by Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché. Continue Reading →