HW Radio: Walter Rutledge behind-the-scenes at Thelma Hill (today)

Walter Rutledge, senior arts and culture editor of HW’s Walters World will host a series of behind-the-scenes conversation about The 35th Commemorative Year of The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Sylvia Waters

By Walter Rutledge For the past thirty-eight years Ailey II has provided opportunities of aspiring young artists to hone their craft. The company usually will enlist the services of a Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dallas Black Dance Theatre- New York Season

By Walter Rutledge The Dallas Black Dance Theatre returned to New York for a three-day four-performance season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. This is the third consecutive year that the Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Paul Taylor Dance Company Returns To Lincoln Center

By Walter Rutledge The Paul Taylor Dance Company begins their New York season today at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The season marks the 60th anniversary of Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Dance Around the Town

By Walter Rutledge This weekend we have dance in all its glorious forms across the city. In Brooklyn and Manhattan there are dancers talking about the art form, Midtown has Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks February 20, 2014 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge As the weather may be warming up, but the arts scene is downright hot! We have a revue of Harlem’s heyday at the Apollo Theater, gospel diva’s Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy Announces Major Move

By Walter Rutledge On Wednesday January 29 Brooklyn-based Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy held a special press conference at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall following the recent win of the National Arts and Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks February 1, 2014 (video)

By Walter Rutledge This weekend there is high-flying dance all over the city. In chelsea Hip-Hop rules! And on the west side dance defies gravity and showcases the new and Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Parsons Dance at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge Parsons Dance concluded their two-week season at the Joyce Theatre on Sunday January 26. The season commemorated the company’s 30th anniversary with a very audience friendly program Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Saturday January 25, 2014 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge The snow and cold weather have not slowed down the red hot New York arts scene. This weekend there is dance in Chelsea and Midtown, and art Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Remembering Lee

By Walter Rutledge On August 19th actor Lee Thompson Young took his life in his Los Angeles apartment, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound; Young was twenty-nine years old. Most Continue Reading →

Walter’s World:Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premieres Four Corners- June 17, 2013

By Walter Rutledge The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returned to Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater after a thirteen-year absence, June 12 through June 16 for a total of Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Dance (with video) January 17, 2014

By Walter Rutledge This weekend New York City is dancing! There is dance in Chelsea by a veteran dance maker; while new choreographers test the dance waters in Chinatown, and Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Picks of the Week Wednesday January 8, 2014 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge This week art, music and dance take center stage. We have dance downtown, art in Harlem, music in Chelsea, and an opportunity for new dance makers to showcase Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Creative Outlet (with video)

By Walter Rutledge Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet Dance Company is one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets. Founded in 1994 Creative Outlet is a dance company, which has performed nationally and internationally, Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Celebrating Matthew Rushing

By Walter Rutledge On Tuesday, December 17, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented Celebrating Matthew Rushing an evening of dance honoring Mathew Rushing’s twenty-year association with the company. 

Walter’s World: The Apollo Presents Kwanzaa Celebration– Regeneration Night

By Walter Rutledge The Apollo presents Kwanzaa Celebration – Regeneration Night on December 27 at 7:30pm. This is the 7th year the Apollo has presented the theatrical extravaganza, which has Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance Of The Village Elders perform at the Ailey School

By Walter Rutledge  On Wednesday, December 18, Dance of The Village Elders held the culminating fall season presentation in a spacious fifth floor studio at the Joan Weill Center for Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Dance, Theater and Holiday Cheer (video) December 14, 2013

By Walter Rutledge This weekend its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. We have dance in Midtown, theatre and a search for new talent in Harlem, and a literary Continue Reading →