Glenn Caldwell “The King Of Harlem Hairdressers”, 1940-2005

25cityroom-barber1-blog480In 1983, Glenn Caldwell, a music teacher from Maryland, was playing saxophone in a South Carolina bar and began talking with a singer whose dapper outfit and slick hair seemed from a bygone era. Continue Reading →

Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes, The Great, 1905 – 2001

dorothy-dandridge-latin-dance-red-3Before she created the original, legendary Playboy Bunny outfit, Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001), designed for divas like Dorothy Dandridge and she created the stage costumes for the Dance Theater of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Sugar Ray Robinson In Harlem, 1940′s

The New York Times published a piece on Sugar Ray Robinson and his glory days in Harlem. And the UpTownFlavor ran this piece, so we thought it might be cool to look back over some Sugar Ray’s favorite places to hang out in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sugar Ray Robinson’s Sweet Success

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On what would have been Sugar Ray Robinson’s 91st birthday, dignitaries and the sporting world gathered to unveil a ceremonial street sign in Harlem where the legendary boxer once owned a business. Continue Reading →

The 13th Annual Harlem Renaissance Road Race (HRRR)

The 13th Annual Harlem Renaissance Road Race (HRRR) will kick off its historic landmark run/walk on September 18th at 10:00AM. Sugar Ray Robinson II, son of boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson, and former Director of the Roadrunner’s Club Peter Roth, will join local officials in the race to bring awareness to the obesity problem in urban areas, while promoting a healthier, educated community.

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