This is a fragment of an other video of the movie “The Heat Is On.” And this is only to inspire you to see/ buy the original movie “The Heat’s On” with the sophisticated Hazel Scott. Continue Reading →
We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.
It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue Reading →
Hazel The “Darling of Café Society” Scott, (June 11, 1920 – October 2, 1981). She was called the “Darling of Café Society” back in 1939 when New York City was alive with the sounds of swing. A sexy siren sitting bare-shouldered at the piano, Hazel Scott captivated audiences with her renditions of classical masterpieces by Chopin, Bach and Rachmaninoff. Continue Reading →
Music—jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip-hop in Harlem—has been a crucial vehicle of African American cultural expression, but the contributions to classical music by people of African descent is rarely given its due. Continue Reading →
A very young Adam Clayton Powell in his 20’s in somewhere in Harlem. Continue Reading →