Harlem Fave Gordon Parks Foundation Gala To Honor Ava DuVernay And Others

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street, The Gordon Parks Foundation will host its Annual Awards Dinner and Auction celebrating Parks’ rich legacy and honoring those that continue to make an impact in the performing and visual arts and humanitarianism. Continue Reading →

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Fuse And FM Celebrate Black History Month With Harlem’s Alicia Keys, P. Diddy And More

Fuse and FM commemorate Black History Month with a month-long, multiplatform celebration of Future Black History makers from the worlds of music, entertainment and social influence. Continue Reading →

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Black History Month 2018 Programs At The Apollo Theatre In Harlem

On this first day of February, we wanted to share the Apollo ‘s suite of upcoming Black History Month programs –including their major Season highlight – Soundtrack ’63 happening on February 24th, 2018. Continue Reading →

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Kennedy Center Launches First Ever Hip-Hop Season With Harlem Stage Ex-Director

The Kennedy Center has been presenting hip-hop for over 15 years, but not as part of its institutional programming. Continue Reading →

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Migos And Harlem’s Joe Budden Beef At BET Awards

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Complex‘s Everyday Struggle show has been a magnet for controversy almost from its first episode. How could it not be, with rap provocateurs Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks regularly antagonizing guests like Lil Yachty, Vic Mensa, and Wale? Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Panorama Rounds Out Day 2 With Lit Performances

pan11Panorama rolled into the second day of its inaugural year with performances from Kendrick Lamar, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Kaytranada, Flosstradamus, Blood Orange, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Aurora, and more alongside technology-inspired art installations and food.

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Harlem’s A$AP Rocky And Other Artists Rock Panorma At Randall’s Island Park

asap rocky diorPanorama’s inaugural year is a “modern day World’s Fair” presented by Goldenvoice. The event offers music performances, technology-inspired art installations and food. Continue Reading →

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Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos At Harlem Stage

black jpoy in harlemJoin Harlem Stage and Jooksi as they use music as a springboard for dynamic dialogue through a participant driven listening session exploring the singular and intersecting themes of blackness, joy and chaos Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: JLO At The “2016 Kids’ Choice Awards”

j loNickelodeon today announced the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, the ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. Continue Reading →

Dave East’s ‘Straight Outta Harlem’ Interview

DaveEast_SOBs1We’ve heard it time and time again, those worn out and cliché lines about how New York Rap has lost its “essence” or the most famous one, “New York rap is not the same” seem to be brought up in almost every convo relating to the genre. Continue Reading →

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Souleo: Veteran funk band returns right on time, decades later

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What the ‘funk’ is going on?

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It’s a fair question to ask in music these days as funk appears to be making a mainstream comeback. There’s Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” single which had a 14-week reign at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and D’Angelo and Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed new albums are infused with funk grooves. Continue Reading →