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 →

Harlem’s Claude Jay Performs In ‘Black Stars of the Great White Way’ At Carnegie Hall

Carnegie_Hall_Black_Stars_Great_White_Way_6-23-14__#1Harlem World Magazine Arts and Culture writer Claude Jay will perform at the Carnegie Hall celebration of the ‘Black Stars of the Great White Way’ at 8 pm, on June 3=23rd, 2014. Continue Reading →

Harlem Churches Host HBCU Concerts

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By Claude Jay

In less than four weeks most college student will take their finals and those who are seniors will prepare for their big day, graduation. For the seniors, they will come to the end of their undergraduate careers. Continue Reading →

Films: Stories Where the Truth Hurts

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January marked the start of the presentation of the film and television awards recognizing the achievements in filmmaking and television production. Continue Reading →

The Impossible is Possible

By Claude Jay

The Origin of the Watch Night Service

On December 31, people around the world will gather to celebrate waiting and watching as 2009 goes out and the New Year 2010 comes in. Just a short subway ride from Harlem, thousands of people will gather to watch the ball drop In Time Square. As we look back on 2009, there is much to reflect on in our lives, in our neighborhoods, city, state, country and world. Continue Reading →

Michael Jackson’s A Legacy of Music

by Claude Jay

Just call my name, and I’ll be there”, these lyrics Michael sang from an early hit, “I’ll Be There”, recorded with his brother The Jackson Five. Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009, however, we continue to call his name loud and clear because he was there in our lives with songs with music that entertained and connected. Continue Reading →

Max Lucas: A Performance of a Life Time

Jazz Legend Max Lucas, Celebrates His 99th Birthday

By Claude Jay

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Mr. Max Lucas, Saxophonist, is a Jazz legend and American treasure. He has worked with the greats of Jazz, the Louis Armstrong Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn to name a few. Continue Reading →