St. Walburgas Convent And School, Harlem, NY, 1904-1957

St. Walburgas

A great photo-post card of the original Victorian homes of the St. Walburga Convent and School from the first half of the turn of the 20th century at 139th Street and (630) Riverside Drive, in Harlem, pre-1904.

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Op-Ed: Building Stronger Communities

hw17 girls in articleBy Carmen Fariña, Schools Chancellor

As Chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at  community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store –and I hear the same message time and again: every parent wants to see their child graduate ready to conquer the world—and every child wants to follow their dreams and achieve. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Allan Harris At Jazz Standard And New CD

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Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, the Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Continue Reading →

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 →