Walter’s World: Parsons Dance at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

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Parsons Dance concluded their two-week season at the Joyce Theatre on Sunday January 26. The season commemorated the company’s 30th anniversary with a very audience friendly program of varied works spanning 32 years of Parsons choreographic achievements. Continue Reading →

‘Mornin’ Fast Train From Memphis to Harlem,’ Miles Davis (video)

Miles Davis playing in Miles mode. Not sure of the Memphis to Harlem connection in the song, but we know he played in Harlem’s Mintons, Lenox Lounge and he was married to actress and Harlemite Cicely Tyson in the early 1980’s. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cicely Tyson And Miles Davis

Cicely Tyson was born (December 19, 1933) and raised in Harlem, New York by William Tyson and Theodosia Tyson. The photo above is from stunning couple in August 1968 attending the premiere of ‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’ in New York City. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Steve ’12 Years a Slave’ McQueen: “He’s One of Us”

www.indiewire.com12 Years a Slave, the third feature from British artist turned filmmaking auteur Steve McQueen, may or may not take home all the Oscars next year, but it’s undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and moving films to come along in quite some time. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance, Dance, Dance And More!

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend dance dominates the arts scene. Two dance titans are presenting their 2012 seasons downtown in the most prestigious performance venues in the city, while a new and innovative dance company will present works uptown in Harlem. Continue Reading →