Dance of the Giglio Feast Returns to East Harlem

The 2011 Dance of the Giglio Feast once again returns to East Harlem. It will be held on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 116th Streets. Continue Reading →

Harlem Pastor James David Manning Preaches ‘Obama is Evil’ On Church Signs

Harlemites have had enough of a local pastor posting signs at his prominently-located church spewing hateful messages about President Obama. Continue Reading →

Manchester United Kicks It Around With FC Harlem

The kids at FC Harlem got a taste of what it is like to train like Rooney, Chicharito and Giggs as Manchester United … Continue Reading →

Columbia Archaeologist Unearths Seneca Village Beneath Central Park

Columbia University archaeologist Nan Rothschild walks her dog in Central Park each morning, not far from where William G. Wilson used to live—more than 150 years ago.

Arnett Cobb and Walter Buchanan, Apollo Theatre

“Hampton tenor man is now killing ’em on his own. Just a coincidence that the Apollo record star was caught at the Apollo theater here. Continue Reading →

Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill, Minton’s Playhouse In Harlem

Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill (far left is Melba Moore’s father who managed Mintons Playhouse for many years), in front of Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947.

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Walter’s World: Forces of Nature at Central Park Summer Stage

By Walter Rutledge

The forces of nature are categorized as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanos; unstoppable events that create change to the natural landscape. Continue Reading →

Butch Lewis, More than a Promoter

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury

With the all of the NFL lockout news dominating the sports airwaves of late, the death of the flamboyant boxing promoter, Butch Lewis, flew under the radar screen this week. But this in no way should diminish the impact this man had on the world of boxing and the entertainment industry. Continue Reading →

The Raz: The End is Near, Now…….

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury

For nearly four months, Football fans had to endure the ever changing outlooks stemming from various media outlets regarding the status of the NFL Lookout situation. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: On The Block Performance – Thank You

The July 7th ArtCrawl Harlem fund raising performance of an excerpt from On The Block was a very special and rewarding evening. The excerpt entitled Intimate Strangers was the first sections choreographed for what would evolve into an eighty-minute one-act production. When Artistic Director Sheila Rohan and I embarked on the production for the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre, we decided to create a modern day story ballet. Continue Reading →

Sweet Georgia Scott—Down There and Up Here In Harlem

By Yolande Brener

Globetrippin’s chandelier, bookshelves and offer of cookie painting enticed me in to try a Chinese floral tea. Continue Reading →

Writer Woman: Why I Write

I don’t know how many times I heard my aunt, Eartha, after whom I am named, tell this one particular story. According to her, I was three years old—telling everybody’s business—outside in front of her building with pen and paper, writing “a book.” I don’t remember that. Or even if I was able to write my own name at the age of three. Continue Reading →

Writer Woman: Why I Write

I don’t know how many times I heard my aunt, Eartha, after whom I am named, tell this one particular story. According to her, I was three years old—telling everybody’s business—outside in front of her building with pen and paper, writing “a book.” I don’t remember that. Or even if I was able to write my own name at the age of three. Continue Reading →

New $100 Million Development Planned

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and New York City Economic Development Corporation NYCEDC President Seth W. Pinsky today announced the selection of developers to rehabilitate the former Taystee Bakery Complex and the Corn Exchange Building, both located along the 125th Street commercial corridor in Harlem. Continue Reading →