Frankie Knuckles House Pioneer Passes (video)

knucklesWe wish it was an April Fool’s joke, but it’s not – Frankie Knuckles, Chicago house legend, has died aged 59. Continue Reading →

Qoute of The Day: Mase, “I Could’ve Saved MJ.”

maseHW posted an article last week stating that Harlem man rapper and preacher Mase intends to keep preaching in his church about his plan to spread the word of God to the hip-hop community, and today it’s reported that it all was sparked by Michael Jackson’s death. Continue Reading →

Vijay Takes Ideas From Harlem to Harvard

NY-CW504_VIJAY_G_20140303172453Sitting in his Harlem home, the pianist Vijay Iyer considered his new weekly commute to Cambridge, Mass. “I’m still not sure how this will work,” he said. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: New Talent KJ Drops CD This Week (video)

KJ_RoofThe R&B prodigy known as ‘KJ’ has high expectations for himself and the music that he creates. The 16 year-old entertainer plans to do what many new artists never, or rarely do in their careers, he plans to sell over 3+ million copies of his first official single within the first three months of its release! Continue Reading →

The Apollo Goes Global

James-Brown.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater may finally be realizing its potential. The storied music venue is transforming itself into a multidisciplinary performing-arts center with global reach that could rival such competitors as New York City Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Continue Reading →

Boys and Girls Choirs of Harlem Stages a Comeback (video)

For over 30 years, the Boys and Girls Choirs of Harlem produced world class vocalists from Harlem. 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 →

Souleo: Why Iyanla Vanzant doesn’t feel need to forgive DMX

Iyanla Vanzant - credit George Burns Harpo StudiosWhile this time of year calls for giving thanks, spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant is focused on forgiveness with her new interactive self-help book FORGIVENESS: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything. Continue Reading →

Ella Fitzgerald Debuts At Amateur Night at the Apollo, Nov. 21, 1934

042412-national-this-day-black-history-ella-fitzgeraldMichael Jackson did, James Brown did, Lauryn Hill and Jimi Hendrix did, and so did the Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight and Prince. And, on Nov. 21, 1934, at 17 years old, Ella Fitzgerald did, too. Continue Reading →

Quvenzhané Wallis Channels MJ On Annie Set in Harlem

quvenshane-wallis-michael-jackson-moves__oPtAwwwwwwwww yeah! Quvenzhané Wallis! Seriously — have you ever seen a pic of the little acting powerhouse to be? Continue Reading →

Janet, James, Michael and Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton, 1980′s

1378380_726885934005699_319202582_nJanet Jackson, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, 1980.s

Boo at the Apollo for Halloween – Amateur Night Finals

apollo-theater-new-yorkthe-apollo-theater-turns-78-hip-hop-wired-xpgvacn4-1024x763On Wednesday, October 31st, the place known for booing will celebrate the spookiest night of the year with the final showdown of the 2012 Amateur Night season – Super Top Dog. Continue Reading →