Harlem Fave DJ M.O.S. With Diddy, Obama, Naomi And More (video)

be0e3619-2f29-4517-af8f-d7d5ca2708c2Harlem World Magazine got a shout out from one of our favorite HW readers DJ M.O.S. who sent us some exclusive behind-scene love from Vegas for the Pacquiao / Mayweather fight to deejay Showtime’s official pre-fight party at Lavo hosted by P. Diddy.

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The Amazing Story Of Harlem’s Esther Jones (videos)

baby esther by James VanDerZeeWe originally ran story about The Story Of Harlem’s Baby “Betty Boop” Esther afew days ago and received a number of emails asking if she was the original “Betty Boop” voice. We found this story that sounds very similar to the Little Richard story, where talent is not being paid for the content that they originated. The post has been edited for this posting:

Esther Jones is a singer who was known by her stage name, “Baby Esther.” Baby Esther was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret.  Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Jody Watley Hits the Dance Floor at Lincoln Center

By CC Minton
Grammy Award winning artist Jody Watley took front and center stage at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Nights Swing on Thursday, June 25, 2015.  The evening felt like a “Throwback Thursday” of the 80’s featuring disco, funk and the original and distinctive moves of a dance style known as Waacking.

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HW Pick: ‘Neighbor’ And ‘Haves’ New Season On Own

the haves on ownOn Tuesday, the cast of OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” and “Love Thy Neighbor,” held a private press reception at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Atlanta to present seasons 2b of their respective shows.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Vicki Sue Robinson 1954 – 2000 (video)

A-60316-1266200277.jpegVicki Sue Robinson (May 31, 1954 – April 27, 2000) was an American theatre and film actress and singer, closely associated with the disco era of late 1970s pop music; she is most famous for her 1976 hit, “Turn the Beat Around.” Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: The Annual Figure Skating In Harlem Stars Gala

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

By Udo Salters

On April 13th, The 10th Annual Skating with the Stars Gala A benefit gala for Figure Skating in Harlem took place in Manhattan. Normally held at the ice skating rink in Central Park, this year’s event was held at the fabulous event space 583 Park Avenue. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Jhené Aiko’s Soul Of Summer Collection In Hollywood

284572126,DE9276355933F81A994On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, Harlem style was in Hollywood at the Neff x PacSun launch party for three time Grammy-nominated Def Jam artist Jhené Aiko’s Soul of Summer Collection at the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown LA. Continue Reading →