Bernie And Al Meet At Sylvia’s In Harlem (video)

2016_02_berniesharp5After his resounding primary win in New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sanders made his way back to New York City for some important meetings. First was breakfast (or just tea?) at Sylvia’s with the Rev. Al Sharpton. Continue Reading →

Count Basie And His Band Live At The Apollo Theater Harlem 1948 (video)

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The guys are swinging on this clip of Count Basie (who lived in Harlem) taped live with Clark Terry (Trumpet) Buddy De Franco (Clatrinet) and Wardell Grey (Tenor Sax) at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, between 1948 and 1950. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Something New” Zendaya, Ft Chris Brown (video)

zendaya and chris brownHit girl Zendaya has been working in the studio with super producer Timbaland — our spies tell us — but she also has been cranking out singles with some other big time friends.

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HW Pick: Whitney Houston’s National Anthem 1991 Throwback (video)

r48782_800x533_3-2This is one of television’s greatest moments when one of the top performers that Harlem fave Whitney Houston sang the National Anthem at the Superbowl in 1991. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” (video)

dr martin luther kin jr speech in dcProbably the most famous speech of the 20th century by the Southern Leadership Conference’s Dr. Martin Luther King as he addressed marchers on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Antidote”, Travis Scott 2015 Video (Warning)

travis-scott-mr-porter-1Between the release of Antidote in 2015, “partying ” with Rihanna and debating “Biting” with Harlem’s A$AP Rocky. Continue Reading →

David Bowie’s Harlem History (video)

ziggystardustchrisholmesdisneyfantasiaOn Monday, January 11th, 2016, legendary singer David Bowie died at the age of 69. Like many other artists, Wim Hendrikes writes in his book David Bowie – The Man Who Changed the World, Bowie came to Harlem in search of inspiration. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

800px-FannybriceGlamorFanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show.  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Kanye West, ‘Flashing Lights’ Ft. Dwele (lyrics)

kanye west fantasy‘Flashing Lights,’ the sexy masterpiece by the ever creative music man Kanye West featuring Dwele for Roca Fella records in 2007. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Aretha Franklin Sings “You Make Me Feel” At Kennedy Center (video)

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The world was reminded of Aretha Franklin‘s divaness on Tuesday when CBS aired the pre-taped Kennedy Center Honors celebration from Washington, D.C. Continue Reading →