The family of Dr Billy Taylor as well as other VIP’s such as Congressman Charles Rangel, Mayor David Dinkins, Keith Wright, and others were present for the renaming of 138th Street at 5th Ave Dr. Billy Taylor Way in Harlem.
By Walter Rutledge
Every artist desires longevity. Beyond the exuberance of youth, and then the serious and cerebral commitment to perfecting one’s craft there comes a time when an artist just creates. This results in a clear and uncontrived conversation between the artist and their muse; and a grateful public has the good fortune to experience the results of this loving alliance. Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, and Graham come to mind as artists who created works pass the age of eighty. Age did not diminish their creativity; to the contrary, each expressed an ease and artistic confidence. Continue Reading →