HW Pick: Sidney Poitier, A Nine-Film Retro At MOMI

in_the_heat_of_the_night_1967_cropbw1Actor, director, activist, and humanitarian, Sidney Poitier was a pioneer on many fronts: He has been called Hollywood’s first black leading man, and was the first African-American actor to win an Academy Award, in 1963.   Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Riant Theatre Honors Liesl Tommy And Peter Anthony Andrews

rliant theatre final1The Riant Theatre will kick off the  Strawberry One-Act Festival with a launch party and reception  presenting Pioneer of the Arts Awards honoring  Liesl Tommy, Obie winning director from South Africa, and Peter Anthony Andrews, the first African American TV network entertainment vice president, on Sunday, July 26 at the Poet’s Den Theatre, 309 East 108th Street from 3:00pm – 7:00pm.  Tickets for the event are $50.

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