The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music Free In Central Park

the wiz in harlemHarlem’s George Faison, internationally celebrated producer, writer, composer, director, choreographer and dancer, made history in 1975 when he became the first African American to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Wiz. 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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Harlem’s George Faison Taps Damien Sneed For ‘The Wiz’

Damien-Sneed2Tony Award winner, George Faison taps multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed as the musical director and conductor for the CityParks Foundation’s Central Park’s SummerStage production of “The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance & Music” on Wednesday, August 12 at Rumsey Playfield, located on East 72nd Street, off Fifth Avenue in Central Park. Continue Reading →