Harlem Man William James “Count” Basie 1904 – 1984 (video)

Count_Basie_in_Rhythm_and_Blues_RevueWilliam James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Civil Rights Doc Eyes On The Prize Returns

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Growing up after the civil rights movement removed executive producer of WORLD Channel, Chris Hastings from any firsthand experiences of that era. Continue Reading →

City College Readies For The Return Of ‘On Kentucky Avenue’

on kentuck avenue1Back by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem returns to City College’s performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lorenz Milton “Rodgers And” Hart 1895 – 1943

Lorenz Hart from harlemLorenz Milton Hart (May 2, 1895 – November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Continue Reading →

City College’s ‘On Kentucky Avenue’ Returns In Harlem

Donna Clark Ty Stephens Rene Ternier Cassandra Palacio and Mindy Haywood perform The Prettiest Girl in the WorldBack by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem returns to City College’s performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940’s

Zelda_Wynn_Valdes1The legendary Zelda Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001) was an African-American fashion designer and costumer. Continue Reading →

Lincoln Center’s Jazz For Children, Expands to Harlem

Jazz Aa Linclon Center WeBop Photo by Elizabeth Leitzell1Jazz at Lincoln Center’s popular early childhood education program, WeBop, continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary with expansion to Harlem. Continue Reading →

Live At Gin Fizz Harlem With SOUL UNDERSTATED

slow gin fixx harlemFollowing a phenomenal summer tour schedule throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including performing at renown festivals such as the Toronto Jazz Festival opening for Al Jarreau and acclaimed venues like the Blue Note, SOUL UNDERSTATED (SU) www.soulunderstated.com continues to give it’s fans fierce soul stylings with a new monthly residency at Gin Fizz Harlem. Continue Reading →

4 Iconic Film Locations Shot In Harlem, New York

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We love Bob Egans site PopSpotsNYC, the site finds the exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history and how a Pop Culture Detective tracks them down. We’ve posted 4 Iconic Film Locations Shot In Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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 →