Spike Lee Disses Harlem Gentrification (video)

140227_spike_lee_bigIn a rant that quickly went viral, film director Spike Lee disparaged the gentrification of historically black New York City neighborhoods and reignited an age-old debate over the merits of economic change. 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 →