Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Dance, Theater and Holiday Cheer (video) December 14, 2013

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. We have dance in Midtown, theatre and a search for new talent in Harlem, and a literary happening on the Upper Westside. Here are a few of the many arts related events taking place around town and in our community. Continue Reading →

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Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Dance, Theatre and Dance History December 3, 2013 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

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Last week we spent Thursday packing on the calories and then burning them off in the shop til you drop weekend madness. This first weekend of December has dance in Midtown and Brooklyn and musical theater and dance history in Harlem. Here are a few of the many arts event happening around our city and in our community. Continue Reading →

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Walter’s World: Film Premiere at Faison Firehouse Theater

By Walter Rutledge

The Faison Firehouse Theater, located at 6 Hancock Place, in Harlem, will host the highly anticipated red carpet film premiere of The Skinny on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00pm. It is the third feature film from independent filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk (Punks, Noah’s Arc) and will be presented during the First Annual Pride Cultural Series. The proceeds from this event will benefit GMAD’s (Gay Men of African Decent) Charles Angel Youth Leadership Academy’s ‘Stop the BS’ campaign, which is an anti gay-bullying and suicide initiative. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: On The Block Performance – Thank You

The July 7th ArtCrawl Harlem fund raising performance of an excerpt from On The Block was a very special and rewarding evening. The excerpt entitled Intimate Strangers was the first sections choreographed for what would evolve into an eighty-minute one-act production. When Artistic Director Sheila Rohan and I embarked on the production for the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre, we decided to create a modern day story ballet. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: The Word, The Game, The Dance- Faison Firehouse Theater

By Walter Rutledge

The Faison Firehouse Theatre presented an original production entitled The Word, The Game, The Dance on Friday June 3rd. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: New Production at Faison Firehouse Theater

By Walter Rutledge

The Faison Firehouse Theater will present The Word, The Game, The Dance on Friday June 3 at 8pm.

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Walter’s World: Remembering Jimmy

By Walter Rutledge

August 2, 2010 marked the eighty-sixth birthday of James Baldwin. For the second year in a row the Faison Firehouse Theater has chosen to step to the forefront and present Remembering Jimmy- a tribute to the late James Baldwin. Last year the celebration was a forum with colleagues and contemporaries, and family and friends sharing memories of this extraordinary human being, whose life was lived in the service of his art and humanity.

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