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 →