Today, the old Harlem World Club building is a Conway’s on 116th and Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), but it was also the place for the drugstore chain Woolworth. But more importantly, from 1978 to 1985, it was the home of legendary disco, The Harlem World Club. Continue reading
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Tagged Arthur Prysock, Atlantic Star, Battle at Harlem World, Blue Magic, Busy Bee, Cold Crush, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, Eartha Kitt, Fat Man, GQ, Grand Master Flash & the Furious, Grandmaster Flash, Harlem World Club, Harlem World Cultural and Entertainment Complex, Harlem World Disco, Jahmila, Jerry Butler, Keith Sweat, Love Bug Starski, Mighty Sparrow, New Amsterdam Musical Association, New Edition, Sugar Hill Records, Sylvia Robinson, Teddy Riley, Treacherous Three, Yellow Man
The New Amsterdam Musical Association, (NAMA) is the oldest African-American musical organization in the United States. Continue reading
Harlem World Magazine: Who inspired you?
MAX RODRIGUEZ: I acknowledge my parents for having instilled a good sense of compassion and hard work in me. My father worked to the bone. My mother loved us to the bone. They inspire me to both. Yarina, my partner, opens my heart to love and inspiration.
HW: What is the key to your success?
MR: My key to success is standing only in the possibility of what can be. We, all, are creators. It is what we are called to do. We have only to powerfully choose that which we choose to be, and then powerfully and intentionally stand inside of it. Continue reading
Posted in Books, Harlem
Tagged 135th Street (IRT Lenox Avenue Line), Amiri Baraka, Ben Okri, Cab Calloway, Harlem Book Fair, Harlem World Magazine, HBF, Max Rodriquez, New Amsterdam Musical Association, Orson Scott Card, QBR, Robert Heinlen, Tananarive Due, Walter Mosley