Harlem’s Kelis Still Haunted By Racist Encounter

kelis-and-knightOne should not think that there is not knuckle head racists around the world. So, when we read that Harlem singer Kelis recounted a recent racist attack she suffered in a Spanish airport three years ago – we were not surprised. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Salon Series

apollo-theater-new-yorkthe-apollo-theater-turns-78-hip-hop-wired-xpgvacn4-1024x7631The Salon Series at The Apollo Theater provides development support for contemporary new work that cuts across artistic disciplines and expands the Theater’s tradition of nurturing emerging and established artists by providing critical support in their creation of new work. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYC Affordable Art Fair 2014

downloadOkay, all you new art and wanna be art collectors, the Affordable Art Fair is here, offering original artwork priced from $100 – $10,000.

The Supremes, Live at The Apollo Theatre, 1963 (video)

the supremes at the apollo theaterThe sound of a new generation

The incredible Supremes singing, “My Heart Can’t Take It No More,” live to the toughest, warmest audience in showbiz at The Apollo Theatre in the 1963 in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Prada Channels Harlem Style (video)

prada‘Harlem Renaissance’ was a period of original thought – when creative minds inspired and embraced a new cultural identity…” - Edward Enninful

Right in time for Black History Month, two of Prada’s stores was recast in the image of the Harlem Renaissance at the brand’s Via Montenapoleone men’s and women’s boutiques in Milan, Italy. Continue Reading →

Washburn Wire Company of New York, 1903

xIn 1903, the Washburn Wire Company of New York occupied 117th to 118th streets on the East River — just one block from where the Harlem Beach baths were. Continue Reading →

‘Please, Please, Please,’ James Brown At The Apollo, in Harlem (video)

Smith_BrownLegendary James Brown performing at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, NY on the 4th of May, 1985. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Get Blind Gary Davis’s DVD ‘The Harlem Street Singer’

415FN2TQD8LThe Blind Gary Davis Harlem Street Singer was a Harlem man who sang his blues songs on the Harlem streets back in the day we think his dvd would be a great gift for the holidays. Continue Reading →

Fire Tears Through Washington Heights Building

fire in washington heightsFirefighters have brought a four-alarm fire at a Washington Heights apartment building under control. Continue Reading →

Harlem Workout Tips from Big Steve

Hi everybody, I’m Big Steve, an original English bloke with my roots in Barbados. I have been into sports and working out ever since school. Also I’ve been running a few health clubs in London. Continue Reading →

Legendary Photographer Eve Arnold Passes

Legendary photographer Eve Arnold was born on April 12, 1912 passed away peacefully in London at the age of 99 on January 4, 2012. Continue Reading →

Arnett Cobb and Walter Buchanan, Apollo Theatre

“Hampton tenor man is now killing ‘em on his own. Just a coincidence that the Apollo record star was caught at the Apollo theater here. Continue Reading →