ASCAP’s “On The Come Up,” At SOB’s In The NYC (Photographs)

Maya Milan Allan Kingdom ASCAP Nicole George Middleton Gilles[1]Last night, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) brought its digital series, “On The Come Up,” to the stages for the first time at SOB’s in New York showcasing a lineup of up-and-coming artists. Continue Reading →

Metropolitan Hook And Ladder Co. No. 14, Harlem 1867

Metropolitan-Hook-and-Ladder-Company-No 14 in harlem1We always love the discovery of Harlem’s rich history. Here’s a vintage photograph of the Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Company No. 14, on the dirt 125th street, between Third and Fourth Avenues in Harlem, New York, 1867.

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Call For Uptown Artists: Portraits of Community

seitu worldsThe Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY-Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” Continue Reading →

Hollywood Red Carpet Screening Of “Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home” In Harlem Style

Tyler Perry3Part of Harlem style is about looking and being fabulous, and last night, TLC hosted an exclusive screening of their first-ever scripted series, “Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home” at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles – in true Harlem style. Continue Reading →

Jermaine Dupri Hosts “The Rap Game” ATL Red Carpet Premiere Party (Photos)

atl1Last night, Lifetime and V103 hosted a viewing party at the swank Suite Food Lounge for the premiere of the second season of its unscripted series “The Rap Game.” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Panorama Rounds Out Day 2 With Lit Performances

pan11Panorama rolled into the second day of its inaugural year with performances from Kendrick Lamar, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Kaytranada, Flosstradamus, Blood Orange, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Aurora, and more alongside technology-inspired art installations and food.

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Russell Simmons 17th Annual Art For Life Gala In The Hamptons

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - JULY 16: Angela Simmons attends Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's 2016 ART FOR LIFE Benefit at Fairview Farms on July 16, 2016 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation)

Russell Simmons and his brother, artist Danny Simmons, co-hosted the 17th Annual ART FOR LIFE gala to benefit the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Tina Macrea’s Retirement Party In Harlem

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Photographs Seitu Oronde

On June 23rd, 2016, Sietu Oronde attended the Tina Macrea Retirement Party at the State Office Building on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell in Harlem, New York.

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Seitu’s World: Vaughan Harper Celebration Of Life In Harlem (Photos)

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Photographs By Seitu Oronde

On Saturday, July 16th, 2016, Seitu Oronde photographed Melba Moore, Dr. Bob Lee, Terry Williams, Lloyd Williams and many others for the Vaughan Harper Celebration Of Life at the iconic Riverside Church 121st Street in West Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem/Havana At Gracie Mansion In New York City

seitu1Text by Eartha Watts-Hicks and photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, for the first time since the sixty-year trade embargo had been lifted, ambassadors and representatives from Cuba visit the United State, New York City and the home of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →