Kass Fashion Report: Harlem Renaissance Style

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The Harlem Renaissance speaks to a beautiful time period in American history, specifically black American history. The Harlem Renaissance birthed, cultivated and celebrated African-American cultural and artistic contributions to the U.S. creative and cultural art sectors. Continue Reading →

Drummer Carl Allen At Smoke In Harlem

carl_allen_ujw21-15Drummer Carl Allen’s “The Art of Elvin” is dedicated to the music of his two drum influences, Art Blakey and Elvin Jones. Continue Reading →

On Kentucky Avenue, A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem

club-harlemThursday January 28, 2015 – The City College Center for the Arts and Byron & Sylvia Lewis present a newly created work On Kentucky Avenue, A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Barbara Ann (“Bobbi”) Humphrey, 1980

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We love this photo of Barbara Ann (“Bobbi”) Humphrey (born April 25, 1950). Bobbie Humphrey is an American jazz flutist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles. Bobbi Humphrey has performed for audiences around the world. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cab Calloway’s “Hepster Dictionary,” 1939 (video)

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Cab Calloway, the charismatic bandleader not only had a way with words, his love of them led him to compile a “Hepster’s Dictionary” of Harlem musician slang circa 1938. It featured 200 expressions used by the “hep cats” when they talk their “jive” in the clubs on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, NY.. Continue Reading →

Nora Douglas Holt The Rich “It” Girl Of Harlem Society, 1920’s

nora harlem worldNora Douglas Holt was born in 1885 or 1890, she was an American singer, composer and music critic, who was born in Kansas and was the first African American to receive a masters degree in the United States. Continue Reading →