5 Best Historic Spots In Harlem

1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone

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One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Vivian Green Is ‘Vivid’ And Carefree On New Album

Vivian-Green 1Singer Vivian Green wants her fans to know that everything is fine. No, she is not going through romantic troubles as she effectively sang about on hit singles like “Emotional Rollercoaster” and “Gotta Go Gotta Leave.” Continue Reading →

Touro College In Harlem Graduates Fifth Class At The Apollo

TouroCOM commencement at ApolloTouro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) conferred diplomas upon 135 candidates for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree on June 2 at an eclectic ceremony, filled with awards and accolades, alongside advice for newly-minted doctors embarking upon top-flight residencies throughout the United States. Continue Reading →

Mount Morris Baths Steam And Turkish, Harlem, 1893

mt-morris turkish bath house 1The Mount Morris Baths Steam And Turkish had been around since the late 1800’s and gay since the 1930’s in Mount Morris Park on the corner of South Madison Avenue, between 124th and 125th Streets, Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Jodie Watley, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra Come to Lincoln Center

JodyWatley (2)The 27th season of New York’s greatest outdoor dance party – Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing – takes over the open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street between Columbus &; Amsterdam) from Tuesday, June 23 through Saturday, July 11.   Continue Reading →

Broadway Stars Justin Guarini And Deborah Cox Host 2015 Tony Awards

By Morgan A. Grain and Photographs by Diane Allford

Theater fanatics will be pleased to know that the legendary vocalist and Broadway maven Deborah Cox will be co-hosting this year’s simulcast of the Tony awards with the multi-talented, fresh-faced Broadway star Justin Guarini. Continue Reading →

Lyfe “Showtime” Jennings New Album Set For Release (audio)

Lyfe4Will SterlinigFollowing the release of his latest single “Pretty Is,” Lyfe Jennings who was discovered at Showtime at the Apollo Theater is set the release date for his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Tree Of Lyfe, for June 23rd via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment and revealed the artistic album cover. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Red Hook Family Day Unlocking the Truth Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Black Girls Rock DJ Diamond Kuts

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Unlocking the Truth

Unlocking the Truth is a young metal band from Brooklyn, New York, who write and create their own lyrics and music. The band members are Malcolm Brickhouse (guitar), Jarad Dawkins (drums) and Alec Atkins (bass).In March 2012, Unlocking the Truth competed on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater and made it to the Show-Off Round. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theater Inducts Billie Holiday

By Albert Trotman

Monday, April 6th 2015 Billie Holiday was inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. On hand leading the ceremony was Apollo President and CEO, Jonelle Procope. Violinist Kersten Stevens and 15 year old singer Eden Duncan Smith, both performed Billie Holiday’s music under the Apollo marquee. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Black Girls Rock! and Bold Soul Sisters Sound Off

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Women’s History Month drew to a close, or should we say a crescendo this past week with two special March end-of-the-month events, where women were celebrated and given a platform to share their thoughts on a host of topics, including the F word: feminism. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theater Partners with Jazz Musician Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

apollo partner with louisanaThe Apollo Theater announced today its new artistic partnership with renowned jazz musician Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which will include a range of major contemporary annual themed events and programs that will celebrate the origins of jazz, the continued innovations within the genre and build a younger audience for the art form. Continue Reading →