A Harlem Throwback To The Era Of Billie Holiday

harlem bbop makes come backAround 8 p.m. on a recent Saturday, a few dozen people were gathered in a narrow, dimly lit Harlem brownstone. Couples smoked in the backyard beneath Christmas lights; a group of Chilean expats sought a corkscrew; a man and his young son searched for seats. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theaters Gordon “Doc” Anderson And Billie Holiday, 1950’s

Apollo Theaters Bob Anderson And Billie Holiday 1940sApollo Theater house photographer Gordon Anderson laughs it up with diva Billie Holiday, behind-the-scenes at the Apollo Theater, In Harlem, New York, 1950’s. Continue Reading →

Diddy’s Harlem Initiative To Benefit the Boys & Girls Club

diddy revoltToday, REVOLT TV announced a new community initiative, HELLO Harlem, designed to raise interest, awareness and support for the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). Continue Reading →

Billie Holiday Sings ‘Strange Fruit,’ Harlem, 1939 (audio)

Billie_HolidayStrange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday (lived in Harlem during this time), who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by the teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem, it exposed American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Billie “Eleanora Fagan” Holiday

Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Continue Reading →

The Jimmy Cobb Miles Davis Celebration & Record Release At Smoke

Jimmy-CobbWow, Jimmy Cobb is playing with more vitality and purpose in his 80’s than drummers a fraction of his age. He is probably most famous as the drummer on Miles Davis’ classic Kind of Blue and his band will celebrate the iconic trumpeters May 26th birthday over these two nights, as well as the release of Jimmy’s new record on Smoke Sessions, The Original Mob. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Win ‘Sistas, The Musical’ Theater Tickets

CNM-Sistas1The Sista’s The Musical is a musical Journey of a Multi-Generational African American Family, Told Through a Playlist of Songs Made Famous by Artists Past and Present. Continue Reading →

Jem Realty Pays $22M For Alhambra Ballroom

2108-powell-blvdTimes Square-based investment firm Jem Realty Management bought a seven-story office building on Adam C. Powell Jr. Boulevard in central Harlem for $21.5 million from Fort Lee, N.J., developer Mitchell Mekel, according to property records filed with the city today.  Continue Reading →