Rudy’s World: A Red Carpet Night At The African Film Festival Opening

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By Rudy Collins

On May 4th, The African Film Festival Opening Night was a proud and pride filled event at The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. Continue Reading →

Make Some Noise: A Celebration Of Women And Music

MakeSomeNoiseGraphic_email.154807Join Barnard College and Summer on the Hudson (NYC Parks & Riverside Park Conservancy) for the second annual Make Some Noise concert celebrating women and music. Continue Reading →

How Prince Secretly Saved A Harlem Ballet School

prince saved a harlem business1Mashable reports how dance diva Misty Copeland is one of ballet’s brightest stars — and Prince knew that well before everyone else.  Continue Reading →

FLUX Public Art Projects Throughout Harlem’s Parks And Boulevards

art flux in harlemFLUX Public Art Projects, continues to May 31st, 2016, there is 40+ Public Art Projects throughout Harlem’s Parks and Boulevards, at Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem Art Park, Eugene McCabe Field, 127th Street Harlem Grown Farm, Lenox Avenue and 124th Street. Continue Reading →

International Jazz Day Celebration At The Nat’l Jazz Museum In Harlem

Giorgi Mikadze-Piano_Patrick Bartley-Sax_Lind Oh-Bass_Julius Rodriguez-Drums_Jeffrey Miller_Trombonecredit-Richard Conde (1)On Saturday, April 30, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) hosted its annual Concert & Conversationprogram for International Jazz Day as a means of showcasing the universality of jazz for both jazz aficionados and the curious jazz listener.  Continue Reading →

Prince To Be Inducted Into Apollo Theater Walk Of Fame

princePhilippe Dauman, executive chairman, president and CEO of Viacom said, “It is a great honor to accept the corporate award for community leadership from an institution as legendary as the Apollo Theater. Continue Reading →

Apollo Spring Gala 2016 With LL COOL J, O’Jays And More

Deborah Cox attends the 10th Annual Apollo Theater Spring Gala at The Apollo Theater_Photo by Shahar Azran for WireImageThe Apollo Theater, a leading not-for-profit performing arts institution and one of the nation’s greatest cultural treasures, today announced the star-studded line up for its 11 th Annual Spring Gala—its biggest fundraising even t of the year—to be held on Monday, June 13 at 7pm. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio And Others Announce New Caregiver Law

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Today, Mayor de Blasio and New York City Commission on Human Rights Commissioner and Chair Carmelyn P. Malalis announce that new caregiver protections go into effect, protecting people with care giving responsibilities. Continue Reading →

Celebrating Jackie McLean: Music Of The Spirit Renè McLean Sextet In Harlem

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Saxophonists Renè McLean and Gary Bartz meet to celebrate the music of jazz legend Jackie McLean. For more than five decades Renè served as protégé/apprentice to his father, the world-renowned alto saxophonist and educator Jackie McLean. Continue Reading →

Mathew Trebek Adds Flavor To Harlem Nightlife

trebek2aThe 25-year-old son of “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is wagering it all on the New York dining scene, opening Oso in Hamilton Heights at 1618 Amsterdam Avenue on Wednesday. It’s a career move that initially had his famous dad scratching his head. Continue Reading →