The Wiz At St. Nicholas Park As Part of Harlem Week

the wizThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the stage play, The Wiz. Join ImageNation, Harlem Week, Harlem Pride and Global Network of Black Pride as they celebrate this cultural milestone with a screening of the celebrated film adaptation of the award-winning play. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ray Chew Talks Grant Houses, Apollo, Melba Moore And More

ray-chewKeyboardist and orchestral arranger Ray Chew has been a key figure on some of television’s most watched shows, serving as music director and/or composer on “Showtime at the Apollo,” “American Idol,” “Dancing With The Stars” and ABC’s newest singing competition series, “Rising Star.” Continue Reading →

Silvias Woods, Harlem’s Queen Of Soul Food And Business

slyvia-woodsSylvia Woods (February 2, 1926 – July 19, 2012) was an American restaurateur who co-founded the landmark restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem on Lenox Avenue, New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962. Continue Reading →

Keri Goes Motown After Leaving Harlem

Keri Hilson stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman last night, wearing a Diana Ross–inspired gown with a plunging neckline and feathered trim — a departure from her look a few weeks ago when she was in Harlem at Jimmy Jazz and Aloft Hotel with her typically edgy style. Continue Reading →