Harlem’s Alicia Keys To Debut New Music At UEFA Final

givenchy-dahlia-divin-alicia-keys-2Alicia Keys will debut new music from her next album during the first-ever live musical performance as a part of the opening ceremony for the UEFA Champions League Final in Italy next month. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Diane Schuur Sings The Ray Charles Songbook At Lincoln Center

dinae schuur at lincoln center1At age 21, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trumpeter and music director Kenny Rampton (of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) launched his touring career with a nine-month stint in Ray Charles’ band. Continue Reading →

Harlem Man Sean Combs Is Retiring From Music

diddy-revoltSean Combs is retiring. Well, sort of. The hip-hop mogul, known as Puff Daddy, P Diddy, and Diddy during his lengthy career, has revealed that he is stepping way from the music business for good. Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Duke Ellington At The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

duke ellingtonThe National Jazz Museum in Harlem celebrates the life of Duke Ellington today. Ellington’s life plays a major role in the museum and the current exhibit, VIBRATIONS, where visitors can see rare artifacts from his granddaughter Mercedes Ellington’s collection. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Jazz at Lincoln Center Honors America’s Timeless Vocalists

Ray Charles and nat king cole1On Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the timeless artistry of some of the most beloved vocalists and composers in American history. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Harlem Fave Vivian Green Rocks BK

Vivian-Green 1Vivian Green has never followed trends, so don’t expect to hear her trying to mimic any. The music is hers and Vivid, Green’s most recent release, is the kind of record you want to take with you on a road trip, to the gym, and to the office. Continue Reading →

Public Enemy And Flava Flav At Hip-Hop At SummerStage

public enemyPublic Enemy have spent over 25 years delivering socio-political messages that give voice to those who have long been ignored, are unafraid to question institutional injustices and challenge both leaders and laymen alike to work for change. Continue Reading →

New: Yuna ‘Crush’ Featuring Usher (video)

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Great new music and video by artist Yuna performing in her throwback style ‘Crush’, Harlem fave Usher tearing up the audio with his silky vocals. Continue Reading →

Nat’l Jazz Museum In Harlem Announces Gala 2016

national museum of jazz in harlemThe National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) has announced that legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes will be honored with the Legends of Jazz Award, and President & CEO of The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Kenneth J. Knuckles, Esq with the Jazz and Community Leadership Award at its 2016 Annual Benefit Concert to be held on Tuesday, June 14 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Continue Reading →

Harlem Remembers Prince, The Beautiful One (updated)

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Thousands gather at Harlems State Office Building on Monday, April 25th for a memorial celebrating the home going of music icon Prince. Continue Reading →