Big Daddy Kane No Half Steppin On New B Walker Colab (video)

couch pink bdkHarlem fave and legendary MC Big Daddy Kane isn’t only known for his trendsetting lyrics. On top of being a first rate lyricist who has influenced countless rappers from Jay Z to Eminem, Big Daddy’s fashion game also helped establish the quintessential rapper aesthetic. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Voices: A Neighborhood Story At Poets Den & Gallery (video)

Poets Den + Gallery, East Harlem, New YorkBy Diane Allford

On November 14, 2014, The Poet’s Den + Gallery hosted, East Harlem Voices – A Neighborhood’s Stories Told. A book signing and oral history showcase… Continue Reading →

Christian McBride At The Jazz Connect Conference 2015

10714aea-76b6-44bc-bda0-4897f7fb816eThe organizers of the Jazz Connect Conference announced today that bassist/composer/bandleader/radio host Christian McBride will give the keynote presentation at the Conference on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm.  Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson to Open Streetbird Rotisserie in Harlem

l_6095_marcusBig news from one of the city’s hottest chefs: Marcus Samuelsson will open Streetbird Rotisserie, a kitchenette at 2149 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, this coming spring. Continue Reading →

Links Honors Reginald Van Lee and Dawn Davis In Harlem

Links in harlemOn Sunday, December 14, 2014, the Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of The Links Incorporated (MML) will host its tenth biennial holiday gala at New York’s City’s iconic Gotham Hall from 4-8pm.  Continue Reading →

Architect George Ranalli Moves To Harlem’s Factory District

extralargeInternationally renowned architect George Ranalli has ditched his Chelsea office for Harlem. Ranalli, the dean of City College’s architecture school, who taught at Yale for 20 years, has had work featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has given lectures in Turin, Rome, Tokyo and all over the U.S., set up a new office at 447 West 127th St. this past June.

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HW Pick: Celebrating “Urbanist” Painter Frank Morrison

Morrions  imageHouse of Art Gallery, a Bedford-Stuyvesant contemporary  pioneer that has carved a niche  as a promoter of urban  culture joins the debate with  an exciting  multi-media exhibit  and   program of lectures, installations  and discussions with complimentary sounds and music. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Reel Sisters Screens ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

Half of a Yellow Sun

SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2014 * 7:35 pm * Kumble Theater, BK

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Reel Sisters, Imagenational Cinema Foundation and Kumble Theater will offer a screening of the award-winning film Half of a Yellow Sun at Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn. Continue Reading →