Ailey 2015: Activism Through Art

Jeroboam Bozeman and Chalvar Monteiro in Rennie Harris' 'Exodus.' Photo by Paul Kolnik

Jeroboam Bozeman and Chalvar Monteiro in Rennie Harris’ ‘Exodus.’ Photo by Paul Kolnik

By Dontré L. Conerly

Like so many others responding to the current tensions in our country, the Alvin Ailey company added its voice to the swell of voices demanding #BlackLivesMatter. Continue Reading →

The Stars Come Out For Tichina Arnold In Harlem

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On Saturday, November 28th, 2015, Harlem World Magazines Arts and culture writer Dontre Conerly got the star treatment behind-the-scene with New York City actress and singer Tichna Arnold Performance At Gin Fizz in Harlem, New York.

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Tichina Arnold Gives One Night Only Performance

three tichana'sBy Dontré L. Conerly

If you’ve seen Tichina Arnold in any of her numerous television roles over the last 20 years (and God help you if you haven’t!), you know she can sing. Continue Reading →

“Love” A New Season Of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Terk Waters in Strum Photo credit: Nina Wurtzel

Terk Waters in Strum
Photo credit: Nina Wurtzel

By Dontré Conerly

In its 21st season, dubbed “Beyond 20,” Complexions has crafted an impressive dance program built entirely on love; and their two-hour high-octane program is a kinetic tour de force which explores the full range of the amorous emotion. Continue Reading →

Harlem World Magazine Reading Series, Part One

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Come and hear these illustrious Harlem authors in three genres: children’s literature, fiction, and poetry.

Come and taste delicious home made treats created by healthy eating advocate, CC Minton, and Harlem World food critic, Miss Lil. Delicacies of the day will include gluten-free non-gmo granola, pumpkin bread, apple bread and sweet potato bread, and hot apple cider. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “12 Angry Men” A Familiar Tale

12-angry-men in harlemBy Dontré L. Conerly

It’s one of the most pervasive stereotypes of the African-American community, and one which often sparks national debate when our nation’s first Black president exercises herculean discipline so as to never comport himself as the “angry Black man” … Continue Reading →

The Reel Sisters Film Festival 2015, A Day Of Realness In Harlem

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The day long Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Festival Lecture Series 2015 founded by Carolyn Butts on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Imagenations Raw Space in Harlem offered a good learning experience for everyone. Continue Reading →

Join Karen Marks Mafundikwa And HW’s Dontre Conerly Q & A At Reel Sisters Festival

dontre and maryHarlem World Magazines, Senior Arts & Culture writer Dontre Conerly host a Q & A with The Price of Memory, Director, Karen Marks Mafundikwa during the Reel Sisters Festival And Lecture Series on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Continue Reading →

Off-Broadway Play A “101” In Race Relations

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By Dontré L. Conerly

If art imitates life, then Whorl Inside A Loop is perfectly positioned to shine a mirror on society’s current conversation around race and (white) privilege from Harlem to Hollywood.  Continue Reading →

Sherri Shepherd Hosts “Children of Promise” In Harlem

Photo Credit: Sheila D's Photography

Sherri Shepherd Hosts CPNYC’s Expansion Photo Credit: Sheila D’s Photography

By Dontré L. Conerly

Bolstered by their success in Brooklyn, and an overwhelming need of their services in Harlem, Children of Promise, NYC tapped TV personality, Sherri Shepherd, to announce the non-profit’s expansion into Harlem, in a fundraising gala which attracted Harlem’s most well-heeled donors. Continue Reading →

Invisible Life: The Close of A Chapter

Proteus Spann

Proteus Spann

Published in 1994, E. Lynn Harris’s Invisible Life was listed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top 20 “classic works of gay literature.” The book’s success launched a prolific writing career for Harris, which garnered numerous awards and pushed 10 of his novels onto the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Harris died in July 2009; he’s considered one of the most successful African American or gay authors of his time.

By:Dontré Conerly

When the cast of Invisible Life takes its final bow tonight, the largest bow will be one of gratitude from the show’s co-writer and director, Proteus Spann, who has had to overcome Herculean odds to bring the work to the stage. Continue Reading →

Latest Chef to Harlem Takes Top Honors

A baby black piano is the "piece de resistance" at Chéri. Photo: Will Vault Photography

A baby black piano is the “piece de resistance” at Chéri’s.
Photo: Will Vault Photography

By Dontré Conerly

Among its many attractions, food (great food!) draws busloads to Harlem; the restaurant culture here is prolific. Continue Reading →

‘My True Colors Festival’ Talk, Panel And Screenings In Harlem

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Join My True Colors Festival for their sneak peak at Call Me the new scripted series about male escorts, the conversation with journalist Dontre Conerly in a conversation with Call Me creator and event guru Tai Chunn, and a great Q&A session about film/video content creation.   Continue Reading →

NY1’s Cheryl Wills and Gospel Icon Donnie McClurkin Honored In Family Affair

Honorees Donnie McClurkin and Cheryl Wills Photo credit: Zo Photography

Honorees Donnie McClurkin and Cheryl Wills
Photo credit: Zo Photography

 By Dontré Conerly

In a fun-filled, lively ceremony held at Studio XXI in Chelsea, two of New York’s very own were the latest to receive honors this week from the Inspired in New York Series for their many years as innovators and trendsetters in the music and media industries.
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