‘Showing Roots’ Starring Harlem’s Cicely Tyson

350px-cicely_tyson_1992A new independent film is shining a new spotlight on Alex Haley’s 1977 miniseries Roots.

Showing Roots is set in a small Southern town in 1977, where two women – Violet (Maggie Grace) and Pearl (Uzo Aduba) – who are working in a local beauty shop see the town’s balance turned upside down after the miniseries airs and decide to integrate their community, to the dismay of those around them. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Ndgeocello, Kweli, Porter, Lewis At Lincoln Center

MeshellNdegeocelloLincoln Center’s acclaimed series American Songbook will feature concerts by four of the top artists  in musical theater, hip hop, jazz and popular song during January and February, 2015.  Continue Reading →

Sammy Davis Jr. And Ed Sullivan, Two Of The Greatest Harlem Stars Of All Time (video)

sammy davis and ed sullivanTwo of the greatest Harlem stars of all time, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Ed Sullivan on The Ed Sullivan Show, January 3rd, 1963. Continue Reading →

Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors at the Faison Firehouse Theater

BigJimPoster (1)On Tuesday night (March 11) at 8pm, the Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) will present a semi-staged performance of Eric Salzman’s cutting-edge opera, Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors, as part of their Development Series at Harlem’s Faison Firehouse Theater. Continue Reading →