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 →

Harlem’s Lenox Lounge To Reopen

dean and reeedThe owner of a famed Harlem hotspot is movin’ on up . . . two blocks up, to be precise. 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 →

The Apollo Goes Global

James-Brown.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater may finally be realizing its potential. The storied music venue is transforming itself into a multidisciplinary performing-arts center with global reach that could rival such competitors as New York City Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Continue Reading →

Tribute to Poet Amiri Baraka at National Black Touring Circuit’s Black History Month

The_People_of_Clarendon_County_at_The_Congressional_Auditorium,_US_Capitol_Visitor_Center_-_20091021The National Black Touring Circuit’s 2014 Black History Month Play Festival will hold poetry, music and drama performances in Harlem that celebrate acclaimed poet Amiri Baraka, legendary singer Billie Holiday, the Great Divas of Gospel and Ossie Davis’ renowned play “The People of Clarendon County” from February 7 – March 2. Continue Reading →