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The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2014

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2014

“You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker” – the words of jazz great Miles Davis paying homage to the forefathers of a musical movement now celebrated around the world. Sixty years after his passing, Charlie “Bird” Parker is celebrated for his contribution to modern music through rhythmically and … Continue reading

Who’s Culture is it Anyway?

Who’s Culture is it Anyway?

A Review of the Potomac Theatre Project’s production of David Edgar’s Pentecost, Directed by Cheryl Farina David Edgar’s play, Pentecost is rarely produced because of its large and ethnically diverse casting requirements, the political and complicated nature of the subject matter, and because the play poses a question that most people find difficult to answer: what … Continue reading

‘The Women of Sugar Hill’

‘The Women of Sugar Hill’

Experience a unique live music and art event being held at the Sugar Hill Building.  Running for three consecutive weekends, you still have time to catch this incredible collaboration on Saturday July 19th and July 26th, from 4-6 pm.  The Women of Sugar Hill will feature musical legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, known in the uptown … Continue reading

Shakespeare… the Harlem Way

Shakespeare… the Harlem Way

The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Justin Emeka, opened last night at Marcus Garvey Park. This is the company’s second season in the park, following an uproarious run of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last summer. After attending a performance last year, I had been waiting for this summer’s play … Continue reading

Romeo N Juliet by The Classical Theater of Harlem

Romeo N Juliet by The Classical Theater of Harlem

The Classical Theater of Harlem, (CTH), has their own version of Shakespeare in the Park.  This summer everyone’s favorite star crossed lovers take the stage at the Richard Rodger’s Amphitheater, in Marcus Garvey Park.  Romeo N Juliet, directed by Justin Emeka who edited and adapted the timeless tragedy to bring colorful characters of Harlem to … Continue reading

Harlem eats on the streets

Harlem eats on the streets

By Margaret Johnson for Uptownflavor Some of New York’s best food truck vendors have found a new parking spot.  Harlem Eats presents an uptown street food market on the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd. between W. 117th and 118th Streets. Can’t decide where to brunch?  Keep your options open and enjoy an eclectic sampling of … Continue reading

Ethnic Festival on May 17 is venue for Local Culture

Ethnic Festival on May 17 is venue for Local Culture

This upcoming Saturday, Union Settlement, one of East Harlem’s oldest and largest social service agencies, will host its 22nd Annual Ethnic Festival on East 104th Street, between Second and Third Avenues from 11am to 5pm. The street will be filled with vendors, food from around the world, arts and crafts activities, a petting zoo, and … Continue reading

TEDxHarlem Creates Waves in Harlem

TEDxHarlem Creates Waves in Harlem

After a controversial article appeared on website, DNAinfo accusing the TEDxHarlem Conference of being “elitist,” organizers quickly scrambled to move the venue from the Apollo Theater to Riverside Church and lowered the admission cost from $100 to $20 for general admission and $100 for VIP which includes a luncheon. Critics have charged the organizers with … Continue reading

Harriet Tubman Didn’t Take None

Harriet Tubman Didn’t Take None

Harriet Tubman didn’t take no stuff Wasn’t scared of nothing neither Didn’t come in this world to be no slave And didn’t stay one either And didn’t stay one either -by Eloise Greenfield The Black Women’s Leadership Caucus commemorated the life and legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman, by laying a wreath at the feet of … Continue reading

Armory Week at The African Burial Ground

Armory Week at The African Burial Ground

The West Harlem Art Fund teamed up with artist Scherezade Garcia to create a special digital installation in honor of the Omo Valley people of Southwest Ethiopia for Armory Arts Week 2012. The site of the projection was in Lower Manhattan at the African Burial Ground, National Monument. The Omo Valley people have lived in … Continue reading

Armory Week West Harlem Art Fund Wine Tasting at Lot 125

Armory Week West Harlem Art Fund Wine Tasting at Lot 125

The West Harlem Art Fund hosted an evening of wine tasting at Lot 125 in Harlem for Armory Week. The wines tasted were Seven Sisters from South African and a variety of Argentinian wines. In attendance were local artists, including  Scherezade Garcia, sculptor and installation artist, that displayed her multimedia presentation at the African Burial … Continue reading

Harlem Theatre Arts Festival Opens With Magic and Empowerment on Stage: Review of POOF by Lynn Nottage

Harlem Theatre Arts Festival Opens With Magic and Empowerment on Stage: Review of POOF by Lynn Nottage

The first Harlem Theatre Arts Festival honored philanthropist Dhonna Goodale with the “Champion of Change,” Award for her work on domestic violence at the presentation of Lynn Nottage’s play, “Poof.” Pictured above (L-R) Actors Kimberlyn Crawford and C.J. Williams; District Leader Theresa Freeman; Joan H. Allen, Founder of The Harlem Theatre Arts Festival; Honoree Dhonna … Continue reading

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night at the Apollo

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night at the Apollo

The Apollo Theater celebrates Kwanzaa with its popular annual show, featuring the renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, guest performance by the noted trombonist Craig S. Harris and the Nation of Imagination . Since 2006, the Apollo has established an annual show to celebrate this holiday tradition on one day … Continue reading

Coca Cola Holiday Caravan Event at the Apollo

Coca Cola Holiday Caravan Event at the Apollo

The Apollo Theater and Coca-Cola bring the magic of the Holiday season outdoors to 125th Street.  With the glow of 25,000 twinkling lights, the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan, an 18-wheeled semi-truck, is prepared to light up the holidays with a visit from Santa.   In the spirit of giving, the Apollo invites the public to participate in … Continue reading

Tape Revival: At What Point is it Rape?

Tape Revival: At What Point is it Rape?

The first question that came into my head after watching Knife Edge Production’s remount of Stephen Belber’s Tape, was “Why this play? Why now?” Even as the query formed in my mind, I had already arrived upon the answer. Here is a play produced by actors, to give themselves meaty roles that would showcase them … Continue reading

Fairway’s Customer Appreciation BBQ

Fairway’s Customer Appreciation BBQ

Fairway Market will say ‘Thank You’ to customers in the parking lot of the Harlem location on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Fairway will be serving free food and drinks, and providing family friendly entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dozens of vendors, will be offering drinks, desserts, salads and sides to go along with the … Continue reading

Le Femme Suite Anniversary Extravaganza

Le Femme Suite Anniversary Extravaganza

Harlem’s first pole fitness and spa services studio will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on Friday May 13, 2011 from 7:00 pm-12:00 am. It is a ladies only event and will be an evening of food tasting, wine, LFS signature drinks, trivia, prizes, giveaways and performances by LFS instructors. Le Femme Suite offers clients a sensual … Continue reading

El Gato Teatro Makes Her Home in Harlem

El Gato Teatro Makes Her Home in Harlem

El Gato Teatro, a dance theater collective led by Harlem resident, Gabriella Barnstone premiered its latest work Nuevo Laredo at Dixon Place last week. El Gato Teatro fuses dance, theater, text, music, and sheer entertainment to create powerful works of art and magic. The production features stunning mask work, sharp design, and a sound track … Continue reading

E-Moves 12 at Harlem Stage

E-Moves 12 at Harlem Stage

By:  Tahnia Belle Back with a breathtaking bang, Harlem Stage presents Season 12 of E-Moves, a two night dance showcase that reminds us how movement can tell our stories and express the complexity of human emotion where words fall short. I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of E-Moves (Program A) featuring presentations … Continue reading

Spirit of Community at Dwyer

Spirit of Community at Dwyer

The spirit of Harlem is Resounding, Magnetic, and Eternal. Spirit of Community features specially commissioned works in photography, mural, sculpture, and video chronicling the sights, sounds, colors, textures, cadences, and people of Harlem. Contemporary artists, living and working in Harlem, lend their imagination and innovation to capture the pulse and rhythm that have kept Harlem … Continue reading

An Evening of Women and Excellence in Harlem

An Evening of Women and Excellence in Harlem

By: Gigi LaBelle In honor of Women’s History Month, Harlem’s Riverside Church Theatre hosted an Evening of Excellence with Women in the Arts.  The event highlighted the incredible journeys of world-renowned artists and entertainers such as Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (founder of Urban Bush Women), Carol Maillard (co-founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock), Ntozake … Continue reading

La Belle Vie Fundraiser

La Belle Vie Fundraiser

An evening of music with selected songs performed by Jeremy James, film teasers and a discussion about the journey in the creation of “La Belle Vie: The Good Life.” The event will be taped for a special webisode series that will be showcased in Japan. A special custom-made watch will be given away courtesy of: artofhorology.org WHEN: Saturday, … Continue reading

Review of The Killing Room by Daniel Keene

Review of The Killing Room by Daniel Keene

Darkly comical and creepy, Australian playwright, Daniel Keene pays a visit to the end of the world and finds that the ancient themes of blood feud, brotherly competition, and greed still dominate. In the opening scene, a scraggly man in a dingy brown nightgown sits up on his hospital gurney and asks, “How can you … Continue reading

History Hike

History Hike

Enjoy an exciting and informative hike as the parks department discusses the history of New York City’s oldest bridge, reservoir, and water tower as well as the natural history and wildlife of northern Manhattan. Date: March 12, 2011 Start time: 12:00 pm Contact phone: (212) 304-3401 Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge … Continue reading

Harlem Stage events in March

FILM/DISCUSSION Wednesday, March 9 HARLEM STAGE ON SCREEN PRESENTS: SONIA SANCHEZ: SHAKE LOOSE MEMORIES by Jamal Joseph 7:30 pm at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue (at West. 135th St.) Tickets: $10 at http://www.HarlemStage.org or 212.281.9240, ext. 19 or 20 A rebel and revolutionist in his own right, Jamal Joseph is a filmmaker that has stirred … Continue reading

Trailblazers Honored in Harlem

Trailblazers Honored in Harlem

In honor of Black History Month, three trailblazers were honored in Harlem by the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer.  The ceremony was held at Chocolat where owner, Leon Ellis, welcomed everyone to his new restaurant with a wine and hors’dourves reception. Scott Stringer paid homage to past recipients, including Hazel Dukes of the NAACP who received … Continue reading

The Dominican Republic Has Fashion Glitz & Glam

The Dominican Republic Has Fashion Glitz & Glam

By Stephanie Felix and Gigi LaBelle The upper echelon of Latin and Hispanic fashion were in rare form this past Valentine’s Day, when the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism hosted a private press conference and cocktail reception at New York City’s Latin Quarter promoting the 3rd Annual República Dominica Fashion Week (RDFW). The event will … Continue reading

AT&T offers free Wi-Fi during Harlem Week

AT&T offers free Wi-Fi during Harlem Week

Harlem Week this year will be digitally enhanced with AT&T* Wi-Fi access in and around the event. Following a successful briefing with Upper Manhattan business leaders, Lloyd Williams, president and CEO of the Harlem Chamber of Commerce and AT&T Northeast Region President Steve Hodges announced that AT&T will provide free Wi-Fi service for attendees at events … Continue reading

Aloft Harlem Grand Opening

Aloft Harlem Grand Opening

Photos by: D. Bell This past Friday, Aloft Harlem opened their doors to the community with a grand opening celebration. The event was open invitation and many of Harlem’s key movers and shakers were in attendance. The event opened with a book signing of the Harlem Travel Guide by co-authors Valerie Bradley and Carolyn Johnson. There … Continue reading

Driving Miss Daisy Actors Fund Special Performance

Driving Miss Daisy Actors Fund Special Performance

By: J.J. El-Far The Broadway company of “Driving Miss Daisy” has announced that their Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund will be dedicated to the memory of Vanessa Redgrave’s siblings, Lynn and Corin Redgrave. The benefit performance is scheduled for Monday, February 7 at 8pm. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund. “With … Continue reading

Pollen Nation closes up shop

Pollen Nation closes up shop

After bringing some class to the east end of 125th Street, Pollen Nation has decided to close the doors of its retail establishment. We gain a florist and lose a florist. Here is the official statement: Pollen Nation has officially closed the retail arm of our business and will concentrate on our existing customers and … Continue reading

The Goddess Lakshmi at Paris Blues

The Goddess Lakshmi at Paris Blues

  The Goddess Lakshmi – Live in Harlem at Paris Blues Sunday Evenings — January 30th and March 6th 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd 8PM Downtown theater impresario Rene Calvo (Ailanthus Grove) and Harlem hotelier (The Harlem Flophouse) fronts his newest venture, composing, singing and playing the electric guitar with his indy rock band … Continue reading

Lincoln Center celebrates the Apollo

Lincoln Center celebrates the Apollo

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of New York’s Iconic Apollo Theater Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:30 Target Free Thursdays David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center Known as the “soul of American culture,” the Apollo Theater, a Harlem institution, celebrates its incredible anniversary with a return visit to Lincoln Center, kicking off a nationwide museum tour … Continue reading