‘An American Drum Circle’ Is An Endearing E-Mail To All

An American Drum Circle - Kathleen Grace Fiori - Nneoma Nkuku - Photo by Martha Granger sliderBy Dontré L. Conerly

Undoubtedly, you’ve received the following email; we all have:

Addressed to you from an unknown address and source, the author claims to be a citizen of an African nation in a most unfortunate situation: Continue Reading →

Keanu: A Murderous Comedy

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in Keanu (2016)

By Dontré L. Conerly

Anyone who says a dog is man’s best friend, has clearly never met Keanu. This cute calico kitten is a feline Helen of Troy, capable of launching a thousand bullets and leaving in his wake a dizzying body count which rivals even the bloodiest battle at Troy.

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OWN Screens “GREENLEAF” With Oprah Winfrey And Cast In NYC

own premieres keanu in nbycYesterday, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network gave a small group of New York press a first look of its new mega-church drama series “GREENLEAF” at a private luncheon at the Roxy Hotel, New York. Continue Reading →

Ailey 2015: Activism Through Art

Jeroboam Bozeman and Chalvar Monteiro in Rennie Harris' 'Exodus.' Photo by Paul Kolnik

Jeroboam Bozeman and Chalvar Monteiro in Rennie Harris’ ‘Exodus.’ Photo by Paul Kolnik

By Dontré L. Conerly

Like so many others responding to the current tensions in our country, the Alvin Ailey company added its voice to the swell of voices demanding #BlackLivesMatter. Continue Reading →

The Stars Come Out For Tichina Arnold In Harlem

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On Saturday, November 28th, 2015, Harlem World Magazines Arts and culture writer Dontre Conerly got the star treatment behind-the-scene with New York City actress and singer Tichna Arnold Performance At Gin Fizz in Harlem, New York.

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“Love” A New Season Of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Terk Waters in Strum Photo credit: Nina Wurtzel

Terk Waters in Strum
Photo credit: Nina Wurtzel

By Dontré Conerly

In its 21st season, dubbed “Beyond 20,” Complexions has crafted an impressive dance program built entirely on love; and their two-hour high-octane program is a kinetic tour de force which explores the full range of the amorous emotion. Continue Reading →

Off-Broadway Play A “101” In Race Relations

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By Dontré L. Conerly

If art imitates life, then Whorl Inside A Loop is perfectly positioned to shine a mirror on society’s current conversation around race and (white) privilege from Harlem to Hollywood.  Continue Reading →

Sherri Shepherd Hosts “Children of Promise” In Harlem

Photo Credit: Sheila D's Photography

Sherri Shepherd Hosts CPNYC’s Expansion Photo Credit: Sheila D’s Photography

By Dontré L. Conerly

Bolstered by their success in Brooklyn, and an overwhelming need of their services in Harlem, Children of Promise, NYC tapped TV personality, Sherri Shepherd, to announce the non-profit’s expansion into Harlem, in a fundraising gala which attracted Harlem’s most well-heeled donors. Continue Reading →

Invisible Life: The Close of A Chapter

Proteus Spann

Proteus Spann

Published in 1994, E. Lynn Harris’s Invisible Life was listed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top 20 “classic works of gay literature.” The book’s success launched a prolific writing career for Harris, which garnered numerous awards and pushed 10 of his novels onto the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Harris died in July 2009; he’s considered one of the most successful African American or gay authors of his time.

By:Dontré Conerly

When the cast of Invisible Life takes its final bow tonight, the largest bow will be one of gratitude from the show’s co-writer and director, Proteus Spann, who has had to overcome Herculean odds to bring the work to the stage. Continue Reading →

Latest Chef to Harlem Takes Top Honors

A baby black piano is the "piece de resistance" at Chéri. Photo: Will Vault Photography

A baby black piano is the “piece de resistance” at Chéri’s.
Photo: Will Vault Photography

By Dontré Conerly

Among its many attractions, food (great food!) draws busloads to Harlem; the restaurant culture here is prolific. Continue Reading →