Cissy Houston Honored At Harlem’s Mama Foundation Gala

062012-shows-beta-cissy-houston-6Harlem’s Mama Foundation for the Arts will celebrate its 15th Anniversary at its second annual Gala, which will take place at St. Martin’s Cathedral (230 Lenox Avenue at 122nd Street) on Monday, June 16th from 6 – 9 PM. Continue Reading →

Souleo: FACE Africa Takes On The Clean Water Mission In Liberia

Saran Kaba Jones_Courtesy of FACE AfricaThere is a reason why Saran Kaba Jones presented her fifth annual WASH gala for FACE Africa at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Continue Reading →

Harlemite, Danny Glover Receives Harlem Arts Alliance’s Humanitarian Award 2012

Each time actor and activist Danny Glover passes the 135th Street YMCA, he reminisces of the days that the cultural hub used to host and house Harlem Renaissance writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois, and actors such as Ossie Davis and Paul Robeson. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Music and Art

By Walter Rutledge

The Bearden Project

In honor of the centennial celebration of Romare Bearden‘s birth, the Studio Museum in Harlem is inviting one hundred artists to create new works of art inspired, influenced, or informed by the life, work, and legacy of one of the most important artists of the twentieth Century. Continue Reading →

Michael Baisden Helps Launch $3 M For New Mama Foundation

As most New York teenagers gravitate toward rap or pop music, Vy Higginsen has made it her goal to keep the art of gospel music alive with the next generation. In doing so, she’s created a haven of learning and celebration that is making her singers better students and better citizens. The only challenge is making room for all of them. As the Gospel for Teens program has grown in popularity, the Mama Foundation for the Arts finds itself in need of a larger performance hall. Continue Reading →