HW Pick: The Talented Mr. Holland In ‘The Knick’ (video)

ANDRE HOLLANDThe amazing André Holland stars in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh for Cinemax show “The Knick”.   Holland recently wrapped production on Paramount Picture’s “Selma”. Continue Reading →

Three Nights of Live Music and Swing Dancing Celebrating the Life of Frankie Manning

Frankie manning dancer in harlem 1The Frankie Trifecta is a celebration of the centennial of dance legend Frankie Manning, the most celebrated Lindy Hop dancer in history.  Continue Reading →

Rosie Perez Does “Do The Right Thing”

rosie-perezBy Ken Simmons

25 years after making her powerful acting debut in Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated “Do The Right Thing,” Rosie Perez is continuing her mission of inspiring others with her revelations of overcoming abject poverty and abuse in her memoir HANDBOOK FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair). Continue Reading →

Spike Lee Disses Harlem Gentrification (video)

140227_spike_lee_bigIn a rant that quickly went viral, film director Spike Lee disparaged the gentrification of historically black New York City neighborhoods and reignited an age-old debate over the merits of economic change. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: NYC Red Hook Summer Movie Premiere

Spike Lee and son

Spike Lee’s new joint NYC Red Hook Summer opens in theaters on Friday August 10th. The movie premiered at the DGA Theater in Manhattan on Monday night. Continue Reading →