Harlem Rapper Dave East On Prison, Islam And More

Rolling Stones reports that Harlem man Dave East may be the least likely member of New York’s new rap aristocracy to conquer the charts. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Gina Rodriguez, Star of Jane the Virgin, Opens Up About Her Anxiety

Gina Rodriguez is a Harlem fave, since helping to raise funds with uptown’s Lin-Manuel Miranda during Hispanic Heritage Month for a benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with proceeds benefiting The Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. Continue Reading →

Mandy “In the Heights,” Gonzalez On AOL Build (Video)

Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning actress, Mandy Gonzalez possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Primetime Border Concert TV Special “RiseUp As One” Is Coming

rise-upas-ome-photo-20161Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division of UCI serving the rising American mainstream, announced today that its October 15, 2016, ‘RiseUp AS ONE’ concert . Continue Reading →

Harlem’s ‘Hamilton’ Wins Tony for Best Musical

hamlton in harlemHaving won the Pulitzer prize and a Grammy award, as well as being a runaway commercial success earning $600,000 in profit every week, the musical Hamilton surprised no one by dominating the Tony awards in New York on Sunday night. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s ‘Hamilton’ Breaks Tony Award Nominations 2016

hamiltonThe 2016 Tony Award nominations are in and, as expected, Alexander “Hamilton” who lived in Harlem is poised to win big. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and company all scored nods. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Harriet Tubman First African-American On U.S. Currency

Harriet Tubman in a photo dated between 1860 -1875.    REUTERS/Courtesy Library of Congress

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Continue Reading →

“Hamilton The Revolution” The Book Signing Uptown

hamilton thebook 1Meet Uptown’s own, Lin-Manuel Miranda as he autographs for you an advanced copy of Hamilton The Revolution about the one time Uptown resident Alexander Hamilton at Hamilton Grange in Hamilton Heights Continue Reading →

Fariña Announces Free ‘Hamilton’ Ticks For NYC Students

7.207207Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, The Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, and Gilder Lehrman executive director Lesley Herrmann today announced an educational partnership to provide 20,000 NYC public school students from Harlem to Hollis with the opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway and integrate the show into classroom studies. Continue Reading →