Silvias Woods, Harlem’s Queen Of Soul Food And Business

slyvia-woodsSylvia Woods (February 2, 1926 – July 19, 2012) was an American restaurateur who co-founded the landmark restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem on Lenox Avenue, New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Buika, Free At Summerstage In Central Park (video)

Buika-SmallNPR wrote that Concha Buika’s voice doesn’t come from inside her petite body: It comes from Africa, and from the past. There are obvious traces of flamenco, itself a historical mash-up of the Moors and various transitory cultures in southern Spain and north Africa. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Astoria” John Jacob Astor Expedition To The North Pole

astoria the bookAstoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast, spearheaded by John Jacob Astor (from the same family that brought you Astor Place in Harlem), with support from Thomas Jefferson (another Harlem visitor). Continue Reading →

Con Edison Rushes To Pay The Harlem Explosion Victims

the harlem exlposion 1Two days ago, federal investigators found a leak in a 125-year-old gas main adjacent to one of the two East Harlem buildings that exploded last week, killing eight, injuring 58, and displacing dozens more. Continue Reading →

Diddy Dream Mack Wilds On “Good Morning America”

mack-wilds-booking-info1GRAMMY® nominated R&B/Hip Hop artist Mack Wilds will be making his national morning television show debut on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” performing his hit single “Own It” on March 19. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Summer Scholarship Contest For Paul Taylor Summer Intensive

The Paul Taylor Dance Company www.ptdc.org is partnering with Talenthouse www.talenthouse.com and Self Magazine to give away two scholarships to the Summer Intensive in New York City! For dancers seeking a place in today’s competitive dance world, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The Wall Street Journal recently wrote about the contest. The article is attached for your information.

Talenthouse is an innovative collaboration site dedicated to giving artists a voice in all creative fields. Through an integrated Facebook platform, artists can promote their talent within their social network and invite their peers to support them through voting. Continue Reading →