Walter’s World: Sylvia Waters

Ailey2_Headshots_SWatersBy Walter Rutledge

For the past thirty-eight years Ailey II has provided opportunities of aspiring young artists to hone their craft. The company usually will enlist the services of a dancer for two years, and then the artist, for lack of a better word, “graduates” into the professional world of entertainment. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Fire Island Dance Festival 19

fire island danceBy Walter Rutledge

The recent Labor Day holiday has heralded the unofficial end of summer. Kids have reluctantly traded beach balls for backpacks; and men (big kids) have cleaned the outdoor grills putting them away in anticipation of the unofficial start of the next summer season, Memorial Day 2014.  Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Camille A. Brown and Dancers- Mr. Tol E. RAncE

Camille Brown and Dancers 4 Christopher.DugganBy Walter Rutledge

Camille A. Brown and Dancers presented Mr. Tol E. RAncE at the Kitchen Tuesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 6. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Tongues of Fire Choir

walter worldBy Walter Rutledge

On Saturday, April 27 the Apollo Theater presented Tongues of Fire Choir by poet, performer, and teacher Sekou Sundiata and composer/trombonist Craig Harris. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Honky Explores Exploitation And Racism

87323By Walter Rutledge

A young black man is killed over a pair of expensive sneakers and his attacker, another teenager recites the sneaker commercial’s slogan as he commits the crime. This sounds like something out of the current news headline, but it is really the opening scene from Honky, a new play presented at Urban Stages, 259 west 30TH Street. Continue Reading →