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 →

Harlem’s Leonard Harper “The Father Of Cabaret”

leonard harper in harlemLeonard Harper (1899 – 1943), was a producer, dancer, directing, choreographer and director during the Harlem renaissance in Harlem, New York   Continue Reading →

Broadway’s Only Black Theater Agent Launches Fur Line At Harlem Week Salute

105 year-oldBy Vinette K. Pryce

Who knew fashionista Irene Gandy was a senior citizen?

And who also knew that she recently became a Harlem resident? Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Sheryl Lee Ralph Honored At The Jamaica Independence Ball

sheryl-lee-ralph-approved-photo-2The stage is all set for the Skatalites, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Karl and Faye Rodney, to be bestowed with honors at the Jamaica Independence Ball in New York, [this] Saturday, August 16, at the New York Marriot Marquis Hotel, located at , 1535 Broadway, New York, scheduled for 8pm-3:00am. The cocktail hour begins at 6:30pm. Continue Reading →

Black Stars of The Great White Way At Carnegie Hall

Chapman_Roberts_Norm_Lewis_&_Andre_DeSheildsBy Claude Jay

On Monday, June 23, at 8:00 PM, Chapman Roberts (Choral Director/arranger-Five Guys Name Moe and Smokey Joe’s Café) and Norm Lewis (Phantom, Phantom of the Opera and the TV series, Scandal), will realize their vision to pay tribute to the contributions and influence of African American men on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall for the past 100 years. Continue Reading →

The El “Suicide Curve” Train At 110th Street, Harlem, 1901

he Elevated train (now part of the subway system), photographed from One Hundred and Tenth Street, New York City 1900.The “El” or Elevated train was photographed as it turns at the “Suicide Curve” from One Hundred and Tenth Street in Harlem, New York 1900. Continue Reading →