Apollo Announces Collaboration Curated By Harlem’s Jason Moran

350px-apollotheater2009The Apollo Theater, in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, presents two special evenings of  Jazz with Harlem Night/U Street Lights curated by Grammy- nominated pianist/composer  and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz – Jason Moran. Continue Reading →

Harlem School For The Arts Accepting Students Now

hsa gala event 2014Yvette L. Campbell (third from the right), President and CEO of the Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center (HSA) announced earlier this month a full program of classes for children and young adults interested in exploring the world of music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lillyn Brown, “The World’s Youngest Interlocutor” 1885 – 1969

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The incredible Lillyn Brown (born Lillian Thomas, April 24, 1885 – June 8, 1969), sometimes credited as Lillyan Brown, was an American singer, vaudeville entertainer and teacher who claimed to be “the first professional vocalist to sing the blues in front of the public”. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Otis Sallid Produces Mariah Carey At The Beacon Theater

AC206803-0101-F6FD-D12E9E74C445DB2CThe multi-facetted, Mr. Otis Sallid has signed on as co-director/producer on 5x platinum recording super star, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You Christmas concert, at New York’s Beacon Theatre, December  15, 16, 18, 20 and 21st. Continue Reading →

Audelco Awards 2014 Celebrates Excellence In Black Theatre

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Remember! Reflect! Celebrate! This is the theme for The 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre. Continue Reading →

Caring For People Living With Alzheimer’s In Harlem

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The Kenneth A. Smaltz Sr. Foundation for the Care and Cure of Alzheimer’s offers support for people living with dementia, their families and (unpaid) caregivers, and provides leadership in dementia services and policy.

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Sponsored Love: A Harlem Renaissance Opera Indiegogo Campaign

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Help create Harlem history with the Harlem Renaissance Opera Indiegogo Campaign here.

Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players are joining forces to present a semi-staged concert production of the Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman.

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HW Pick: Mavis Staples One True Vine At White Light Festival

mavis staplesA fixture on the American gospel and pop music scenes, Mavis Staples and her musical family provided a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement.  Continue Reading →

Keke Palmer Share Healthy Eating Tips With Harlem Students


Food Bank For New York City held a nutrition education summit for teens in Harlem on Tuesday, September 23, with surprise celebrity guests Keke Palmer, TV host and first African-American star of the Broadway show “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and Brook Lopez, NBA All-Star center for the Brooklyn Nets. Continue Reading →