Two greats champs Joe Lewis and Duke Ellington play for the crowd at the historic Savoy on Lenox Avenue in Harlem 1950′s.
This fashion spotlight pays homage to the early 1920’s and the timeless fashion inspirations therein. Continue Reading →
By Walter Rutledge
The fall arts season is getting underway. This weekend theater, music, and dance are all in the forefront.
Duke Ellington was a world-renowned figure when he composed “Harlem” in 1950. Continue Reading →
Duke Ellington When his drummer Sonny Greer was invited to join the Wilber Sweatman Orchestra in New York City, Ellington made the fateful decision to leave behind his successful career in Washington, D.C., and move to Harlem, becoming one of the figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne(born June 30, 1917) is an American singer and actress. She has recorded and performed extensively, independently and with other jazz notables, including Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter and Billy Eckstine. She currently lives in New York City and no longer makes public appearances. Continue Reading →