The Baby Grand, Harlem, 1953

The Baby Grand Bar at 319 West 125th Street (between st. Nicholas and 8th avenue), opened in 1953, it was a saloon with a bright mural of a piano above the door and a rich Art Deco décor. Continue Reading →

Lena Horne at the Cotton Club In Harlem

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. Continue Reading →

New Amsterdam Musical Association And James Reese Europe In Harlem

The New Amsterdam Musical Association, (NAMA) is the oldest African-American musical organization in the United States. Continue Reading →

Behind-The-Scenes At The Lena Horne Estate Auction Preview At Doyle

By Tod Roulette

It’s fitting that the personal effects of Lena Horne,would be sold at a Doyle auction house during fashion week no less. Continue Reading →

Mr. Wilson: 25 Years At The Hotel Theresa

Mr. Cedric “Mr.” Wilson, worked at the Hotel Theresa for 25 years as the building Manager. Harlem World Magazine spoke to Mr. Wilson a few months after his retirement about working at the historical location. Continue Reading →

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne(born June 30, 1917) is an American singer and actress. She has recorded and performed extensively, independently and with other jazz notables, including Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter and Billy Eckstine. She currently lives in New York City and no longer makes public appearances. Continue Reading →