Harlem School of the Arts Celebrates Fall 2014 Benefit

hsa gala event 2014On Monday, October 6, 2014, Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) celebrated their Fall Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room in New York City. Continue Reading →

Contest Down To 10 Semi-Finalists At Harlem Shake

Miss Harlem Shake 1After receiving over 55 applications, Harlem Shake, a modern “burger and milkshake joint” in Harlem, has narrowed the search for “Miss Harlem Shake” to ten finalists who best represent Harlem…and appreciate a good burger! Continue Reading →

HSA Appointments Alfred Preisser as Theatre Program Director

Alfred PreisserThe Harlem School of the Arts’ is proud to announce the appointment of nationally recognized theatre artist, Alfred Preisser, as the institution’s new Theatre Program Director. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance, Dance, Dance And More!

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend dance dominates the arts scene. Two dance titans are presenting their 2012 seasons downtown in the most prestigious performance venues in the city, while a new and innovative dance company will present works uptown in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Noah Stewart, from Harlem to the Royal Opera House (video)

Noah Stewart has the swagger of Puffy and the voice of Paul Robeson. Noah’s musical development started in Harlem where he studied classical music at The Harlem School of the Arts. Continue Reading →

HSArts On Project Runway

HSA to appear on Project Runway, September 1st
Emmy-nominated television show, Project Runway will feature The Harlem School of the Arts on the upcoming episode, “The Art of the Matter”. Competing designers are paired with HSA Visual Arts students to create original artwork, inspiring their latest garment challenge.
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Walter’s World: Healing Through the Arts

By Walter Rutledge

The indomitable human spirit has the ability to rise in moments of extreme tragedy and inconsolable despair. It lifts our downcast head and illuminates the darkness, revealing that glimmer of hope we refer to as the light at the end of the tunnel. Tynetta Megginson mother was murdered in 2001; to help herself and her children walk toward the light Megginson founded A Helping Hand Heals a Heart.

The organization brings together families that have been devastated by the homicide. “A Helping Hand Heals a Heart was founded on the belief that helping others allows one to heal self”, shared Megginson. After the death of her mother, her children found solace in the performing arts. Eventually the arts also provided Megginson with an outlet for her pain, and aided in the healing process.

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