The Apollo and Cassandra Wilson Team For Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Walk of Fame Induction

cassandrawilson_980The Apollo Theater in collaboration with Absolutely Live Entertainment will celebrate the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday with presentations honoring the late jazz and blues singer and featuring two-time Grammy winning musician Cassandra Wilson. Continue Reading →

Jazmine Sullivan Special Guest Artist for Amateur Night

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On Wednesday, February 18th, Amateur Night at the Apollo returns with a new music director, Michael Mitchell, marking the 81st year of the weekly live show. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Get Ready, The Motown Revue

The_Supremes_and_The_TemptationsBy Lil Nickelson

Watching the musical production “Get Ready: The Motown Revue” last night at St. Stephen AME Church’s Reception Hall located at 2145 Frederick Douglass Blvd. was like listening to the soundtrack to my childhood into my young adult years. Continue Reading →

‘HOMAGE 3: ILLMATIC’ An Original Play In Harlem

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Changing Perceptions Theater, and the Creative Collective present HOMAGE 3: ILLMATIC an original play by Shaun Neblett (penname SNEB1). Continue Reading →

Zombies Thrilled To Invade Harlem

michael-jacksonThe dead will bring Harlem to life on Harloween. Hundreds of dancing zombies are expected to flood Lenox Ave. near 124th St. on Oct. 31 for a rousing rendition of the late legendary pop artist Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Best Dressed At The MTV VMAs’

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The Styleblazer reports that this weekend, the MTV VMAs will make its way back to California to celebrate the best in music. We look forward to seeing Harlem performers like Alicia Keys, Kelis and Diddy hit the stage, but we’ll also have a watchful eye on the red carpet.  Continue Reading →

The Wiz At St. Nicholas Park As Part of Harlem Week

the wizThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the stage play, The Wiz. Join ImageNation, Harlem Week, Harlem Pride and Global Network of Black Pride as they celebrate this cultural milestone with a screening of the celebrated film adaptation of the award-winning play. Continue Reading →

Join The Harlem Dance Caravan At Marcus Garvey Park

dance caravan in harlemAcclaimed Harlem performing arts institution, The Faison Firehouse Theater has joined with SummerStage to present Harlem Dance Caravan, a thrilling celebration of our diversity through music and dance. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Marcus Samuelsson Interprets “America” For The July 4

america-on-a-plate-new-york-chefs.sw.10.ss07-marcus-samuelson-4th-of-july-americaVanityFair.com says feel free to argue with them, but the best phrase in the Declaration of Independence has got to be “the pursuit of happiness.” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Ty Dolla $ign Free At Red Hook Park, Brooklyn (Explicit video)

ty dollar signThe good folks at NY Summerstage welcome you to the omnivorous world of the South Central-raised star born, Tyrone Griffin. Ty Dolla $ign has been creating music since he was a three-year old writing lyrics and playing a keyboard. Continue Reading →