Identifyin(g) & Signifyin(g): Harlem’s Queer Arts Legacy At The Apollo Theater

LafontaineWith its almost annual presentations the Jewel Box Revue during the 1960s and 70s, the Apollo was one of many venues in Harlem to highlight Queer culture and contributions to the arts and entertainment. Continue Reading →

Spike Lee Honored At George Faison Award Ceremony

harlem event with spike lee and moreSpike Lee and singer Valerie Simpson were on hand Thursday night as Emmy and Tony award winning choreographer, George Faison, received the vision award at Sound Business Inc’s first annual gala.
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Wendy Raquel Robinson, Brandy And Shemar Moore At Amazing Grace Conservatory

moore12This past weekend, Wendy Raquel Robinson’s Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) hit the stage in their spring production of “Goodbye Birdie!” Continue Reading →

Legendry George Faison Honored At Harlem Gala 2016

faison honored in harlemSound Business, Inc., (SBI), a Harlem-based not-for-profit education services organization, will honor Emmy & Tony award winning choreographer George Faison at its first annual gala May 19 at the renowned Harlem Stage. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Camille Yarbrough And Others Win The Lorraine Hansberry Award

CAMILLE YARBROUGH IN HARLEMOn Tuesday, May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. Continue Reading →

Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos At Harlem Stage

black jpoy in harlemJoin Harlem Stage and Jooksi as they use music as a springboard for dynamic dialogue through a participant driven listening session exploring the singular and intersecting themes of blackness, joy and chaos Continue Reading →

‘An American Drum Circle’ Is An Endearing E-Mail To All

An American Drum Circle - Kathleen Grace Fiori - Nneoma Nkuku - Photo by Martha Granger sliderBy Dontré L. Conerly

Undoubtedly, you’ve received the following email; we all have:

Addressed to you from an unknown address and source, the author claims to be a citizen of an African nation in a most unfortunate situation: Continue Reading →

Harlem’s ‘Hamilton’ Breaks Tony Award Nominations 2016

hamiltonThe 2016 Tony Award nominations are in and, as expected, Alexander “Hamilton” who lived in Harlem is poised to win big. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company all scored nods. Continue Reading →

One Mann’s Showmance From Broadway To Harlem

terrance in harlemTerrence Mann met his future wife, Charlotte d’Amboise, in 1983, when both appeared in “Cats” on Broadway. Showmance is the preferred term on the Great White Way to describe such pairings. Continue Reading →

Orson Wells ‘Macbeth’ Lafayette Theater Harlem 1936 (video)

Lafayette-Theatre-Macbeth-1936-in harlem1For days, Harlem residents strolling anywhere between Lexington Avenue and Broadway from 125th to 140th Streets had seen the word “Macbeth” for Orson Wells stenciled in glowing paint at every corner.
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