Daniel Beaty “Transforming Pain to Power” in Harlem

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Drawn from Playwright/Actor, Director/Producer & Author Daniel Beaty’s powerful, true journey from a childhood rife with poverty, incarceration, addiction, and rage to the successful adult life he has achieved, the award winning performer, writer, and motivational speaker presents the tools that readers need to overcome any obstacle and tap into their full capabilities.  Continue Reading →

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Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Color

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In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties. Continue Reading →

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

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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 →

Walter’s World: Porgy and Bess

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Porgy and Bess triumphantly returned to Broadway on last night; Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Richard Rogers Theatre with a new streamlined musical version of the beloved American folk opera. Continue Reading →

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