Something Positive At The 24th Annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2017 (Updated)

Join Something Positive (founded by longtime Harlem fave Cheryl Byron) at the 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2017 brings the best Harlem talent in music and dance at the Harlem Meer in Central Park! Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cleo Hayes, Cotton Club Dancer And “Stormy Weather,” Actress, 1914 – 2012

Cleo Hayes was born in Greenville, Mississippi, August 18, 1914 – 2012. She was an actress, Cotton Club dancer, and a comedian. Continue Reading →

Check Out How This Harlem Ballet Dancer Is Funding His Tuition

BET reports that for high school seniors, the final semester of secondary education can at once be the most nerve-wracking and liberating time in their young lives. Continue Reading →

Ailey Spirit Gala At Lincoln Center

The Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 15, 2017, is a benefit performance and party honoring Ailey Board Vice Chairman Stephen Meringoff for his longtime support of Ailey, and his instrumental role in strengthening and sustaining AileyCamp. Continue Reading →

Two-Bedroom Walk Up Worth The $389k In Harlem

For his entire life, Reinaldo Cortes has made the most with one arm. The 12-year-old was born premature and his right arm had never completely developed. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kr3ts Crew Performs For A Good Cause (Video)

CBS2 was dancing with the stars on Sunday, May 28th, 2017. They weren’t from the popular show, but from a group making a difference for families in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Fabulous Alvin Ailey Spirit Gala 2017 Benefit Supports Education Program

The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center engagement is The Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. Continue Reading →

New Petition Seeks An End To Controversial Dancing Ban From Harlem To Hollis

In reference to a movement that has been gaining momentum in recent months, Grubstreet reports on a petition to repeal the city’s archaic–and racially motivated in its origins–1926 Cabaret Law that requires an establishment to have a city license if more than three patrons want to move their feet. Continue Reading →

National Black Theatre Honors Michael K. Williams, Deborah Willis And Others In Harlem

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) will put the spotlight on Black excellence in the spirit of joy at the ninth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Continue Reading →

Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Highlights To Ailey’s Lincoln Center Season

Artistic Director Robert Battle announces a variety of exciting happenings in connection with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 – 18, 2017.  Continue Reading →

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Stars Come Out For Harlem’s National Dance Institute 2017 Red Carpet Gala

National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, hosted its 41st Annual Gala at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. Continue Reading →

‘Puttin On The Ritz’, Ode To Harlem, 1930 (video)

Astaire_Puttin_on_the_Ritz“Puttin’ on the Ritz” is a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin’ on the Ritz, 1930. Continue Reading →

Janet Collins The First African-American Prima Ballerina At 100, A Special Celebration

Join a special 100th birthday celebration of Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m at Rizzoli Bookstore.
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Tamar-kali’s ‘Demon Fruit Blues’ At AfroPunk Takeover: Harlem

Connecting the dots between modern day rock, gospel, blues and original African rhythms, Tamar-kali’s Demon Fruit Blues is a multidisciplinary work that explores and interrogates gender binaries, patriarchy and womanhood by examining the origins of misogyny. Continue Reading →