HW Pick: The Greene Space Presents “The Breakthrough” With Misty Copeland

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty CopelandThis season, dance prodigy Misty Copeland broke not one, but two major cultural barriers: she became American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American female principal dancer less than a week after being the first black ballerina to star in ABT’s Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.
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Kiki Melendez At The 2015 Dominican Film Festival Spring Soirée (video)

By Albert Trotman

Last month at the Vacca lounge in New York City, the Dominican Film Festival held it’s 2015 Spring Soirée. Continue Reading →

Katherine Dunham’s Harlem Renaissance 1948 (videos)

hqdefaultIn 1948, Katherine Dunham opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre near Times Square in New York City after her dance company was provided with rent-free studio space for three years by an admirer, Lee Shubert; it had an initial enrollment of 350 students.

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Broadway Stars Justin Guarini And Deborah Cox Host 2015 Tony Awards

By Morgan A. Grain and Photographs by Diane Allford

Theater fanatics will be pleased to know that the legendary vocalist and Broadway maven Deborah Cox will be co-hosting this year’s simulcast of the Tony awards with the multi-talented, fresh-faced Broadway star Justin Guarini. Continue Reading →

Bill de Blasio Points To New Changes In Rents From Harlem To Hollis

POOL PHOTOMayor de Blasio is after some rent that’s too damn high.

De Blasio will propose Tuesday the most sweeping expansion of tenant protections in decades for the city’s 1 million rent-regulated apartments. Continue Reading →

NY Knicks Season Comes To A Merciful End

knicks4By Marc Rasbury

As baseball gets underway, I would like to look at Phil Jackson first season in charge of his former team in a National past time perspective. Ok, the New York Knicks are in the process of their third rebuilding plan in five years. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Tuwisha Rogers To Head New One Solution Brand Team

Tuwisha Rogers at tv oneOne Solution, the cross-platform sales and integrated marketing division of Radio One, Inc., announced that Tuwisha Rogers has been appointed to Vice President of Brand Leadership. Continue Reading →

Hip-Hop’s Past On Display in New Photo Exhibit

JDL at Skatin' Palace 1981_Photography by Joe Conzo

By Souleo

When photographer, Joe Conzo reflects on hip-hop’s early days one word comes to mind: innocence. During the late 1970s he began to document the birth of hip-hop in New York City … Continue Reading →