Cissy Houston Honored At Harlem’s Mama Foundation Gala

062012-shows-beta-cissy-houston-6Harlem’s Mama Foundation for the Arts will celebrate its 15th Anniversary at its second annual Gala, which will take place at St. Martin’s Cathedral (230 Lenox Avenue at 122nd Street) on Monday, June 16th from 6 – 9 PM. Continue Reading →

Review: Alive! 5+ and Kickin’ Musical At The Dempsey Theater In Harlem

Alive0061By Lil Nickelson

You have to go to the Dempsey Theater located at 127 West 127th Street to see Alive! The Musical 55+ and Kickin’. One of two new shows produced by the Mama Foundation for the Arts it is inspirational to people of all ages and backgrounds. Continue Reading →

Michael Baisden Helps Launch $3 M For New Mama Foundation

As most New York teenagers gravitate toward rap or pop music, Vy Higginsen has made it her goal to keep the art of gospel music alive with the next generation. In doing so, she’s created a haven of learning and celebration that is making her singers better students and better citizens. The only challenge is making room for all of them. As the Gospel for Teens program has grown in popularity, the Mama Foundation for the Arts finds itself in need of a larger performance hall. Continue Reading →