HW Pick: Jazz at Lincoln Center Honors America’s Timeless Vocalists

Ray Charles and nat king cole1On Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the timeless artistry of some of the most beloved vocalists and composers in American history. Continue Reading →

Lee Daniels To Direct Harlem’s Apollo Theater Doc

lee-daniels-empire-premiere-la-2015-billboard-650Lee Daniels is set to direct The Apollo Film Project, an authorized documentary chronicling the history of the famed theater in Harlem, White Horse Pictures announced Thursday. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Jazz Duke Ellington And Nat King Cole Signed 1940’s

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Jazz greats Duke Ellington signed this early photographs with Nat King Cole Trio signed twice by Nat King Cole and his band in the 1940’s. Continue Reading →

Natalie Cole, Grammy Winning Singer Passes

08ff2210baa47d09e0e1a114e63de0ae31bd6cf6Harlem fave singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat “King” Cole who carried on his musical legacy, has died. Continue Reading →

“Harlem Blues” Nat King Cole, 1958 (video)

Nat_King_Cole_(Gottlieb_01511)Today TimeOut New York selected Nate King Cole’s “Harlem Blues” number #41 on their list of The 100 best NYC Songs list. As far as we’re concerned, Nate King Coles “Harlem Blues” is numbero uno in our book – especially if they get married in Harlem.

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Ida “The Shoo Shoo Baby” James, Harlem, 1950’s (video)

82c227e2094d5aeb572195d4234a9b11Ida Mae James was born in 1921, in Providence, Rhode Island. Ida’s mother taught her how to sing, she travel the country doing amateur night shows until she was discovered on the Radio Kiddie Hour in Philadelphia, PA. Continue Reading →

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 →