Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Music and Art

By Walter Rutledge

The Bearden Project

In honor of the centennial celebration of Romare Bearden‘s birth, the Studio Museum in Harlem is inviting one hundred artists to create new works of art inspired, influenced, or informed by the life, work, and legacy of one of the most important artists of the twentieth Century. Continue Reading →

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Michael Baisden Helps Launch $3 M For New Mama Foundation

As most New York teenagers gravitate toward rap or pop music, Vy Higginsen has made it her goal to keep the art of gospel music alive with the next generation. In doing so, she’s created a haven of learning and celebration that is making her singers better students and better citizens. The only challenge is making room for all of them. As the Gospel for Teens program has grown in popularity, the Mama Foundation for the Arts finds itself in need of a larger performance hall. Continue Reading →