Longtime CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker said journalists must remain free to “hear the dispossessed, free to challenge the status quo,” and “free to present truth to the powerful.” Continue Reading →
“I could listen to this music all night,” Jerry Seinfeld said, soaking up the sounds of the jazz band at the Cotton Club, the site of Stella McCartney’s pre-fall 2017 presentation. Continue Reading →
Cora LaRedd, the brilliant Harlem singer and dancer of the 1920s and 1930s, known for her hard-hitting rhythm-tap style, was often announced as the “Terpsichorean riot.” Continue Reading →
If Duke Ellington was the king of jazz, Harlem was his kingdom.
And on Wednesday, the neighborhood celebrated the music connoisseur with an auction of his most prized possessions – just a few blocks from the Cotton Bar where it all started in the 1920s. Continue Reading →
Bandleader and singer extraordinaire Cab Calloway leads an orchestra during a New Year’s Ball at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York, 1937. Continue Reading →
This fantastic video showing bits of Harlem, the Cotton Club, street views and Duke Ellington in the 1930s was recently restored and uploaded by YouTuber Guy Jones. Continue Reading →
Jimi Hendrix spent many years in Harlem at the Palm Cafe, the Apollo Theater and many more venues. As some of you may know Harlem has had a number of historical buildings, the Renaissance, Cotton Club, the Lafayette Theater, Connie’s Inn, the Ubangi Club, the Audubon Ballroom, the Savoy Ballroom, the Harlem Opera House, Continue Reading →