Vivian Harris, the Voice of the Apollo Theater (video)

vivian harris harlem ownVivian Harris, the woman known as the ‘voice of the Apollo’ for her long association with the famous Harlem theatre. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s James Reese Europe Invented Jazz, 1881 – 1919

image_07_02_020_jamesreeseJames Reese Europe (22 February 1881 – 9 May 1919) was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. Continue Reading →

Keith And Proctor’s Vaudeville Theatre in Harlem

Yes, that’s the Keith & Proctor’s Vaudeville Theater on 125th Street in the center of the postcard (one of the early owners before it became the Apollo Theatre) in the 1890′s … Continue Reading →

Harlem Home Has Historic Jazz Roots

Jazz pianist Eubie Blake had a gorgeous Harlem townhouse, and it could be yours for only $2.4 million. The four-bedroom home on Strivers’ Row was built in 1910 and still has many original details.

It is 21 feet wide and has a staircase youll be practicing monologues on for years to come. The owner is slightly negotiable, too — take a video tour with our S. Jhoanna Robledo and sharpen your bargaining skills. Continue Reading →

Strivers Row In Harlem


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Strivers’ Row is three rows of townhouses in western Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan on West 138th and West 139th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Continue Reading →