Fashioned For Success Designer And Harlem Fave B Michael Visits Virginia

“I never thought of myself as a black designer. I saw myself as a designer, eager to work.” Those were the words of renowned New York fashion designer B Michael when he visited Winchester, Virginia on Friday with his business and life partner, Mark-Anthony Edwards, our source reports. Continue Reading →

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“Drop Me Off In Harlem,” By Guinness Book Of World Record Holder Adelaide Louise Hall

Adelaide Louise Hall was a dynamo, she was born on the 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →

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Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →

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Lena Horne Stamp Dedication Ceremony Uptown

In celebration of legendary performer and civil rights activist, Lena Horne, the United States Postal Service will honor her in its 41st stamp within the Black Heritage series. Continue Reading →

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Lena Horne Celebrates 100 Years In Harlem

A celebration of a remarkable woman with song, dance and remembrances at the Lena Horne at 100 with host Maurice Hines, Danny Mixon Trio, special guests Patience Higgins, Alyson Williams, and Carter Conway. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s “Queen Of The Keys” Lillette Jenkins-Wisner (Video)

The Harlem born Lillette Jenkins-Wisner dubbed Queen of the Keys, Lillette is an internationally renowned concert pianist and vocalist. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Fave Maurice Hines Is “Tappin Thru Life” With The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

maurice-hines1With tap dancer, vocalist and Harlem native Maurice Hines (above left), music director and drummer Sherrie Maricle, pianist Jackie Warren, bassist Amy Shook, alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss, baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian, lead trumpeter Liesl Whitaker, trumpeter Jami Dauber, and trombonist Sara Jacovino. Continue Reading →

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McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter and Roy Haynes At Summerstage At Central Park

McCoy TynerJoin McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter and Roy Haynes for Summerstage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festivaln Central Park in manhattan, New York. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Cultural Art Tribute to Lena Horne

Lena Horne (P R photo ) 1940's 289The occasion of this tribute to Lena Horne is to continue to plant the cultural and historical seeds of awareness, through the remembrance and homage to Lena Mary Calhoun Horne during the month of her birth (b. June thirtieth, 1917), 97 years ago in Brooklyn, NY.

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Sugar Ray Robinson In Harlem, 1940’s

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The New York Times published a piece on Sugar Ray Robinson and his glory days in Harlem. And the UpTownFlavor ran this piece, so we thought it might be cool to look back over some Sugar Ray’s favorite places to hang out in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Leonard Harper, Harlem, New York 1925

leonard harper in harlem1Leonard Harper (born April 9, 1899 in Birmingham, Alabama- died February 4, 1943, Harlem, New York) was a producer /stager/ choreographer in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson

640px-BumpyJohnsonAlcatrazPrisonCroppedEllsworth Raymond Johnson (October 31, 1905 – July 7, 1968) — known as “Bumpy” Johnson — was an American mob boss and bookmaker in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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