Rare video with Rudy Dee and Ossie Davis in 1963.
In celebration of Rudy Dee’s birthday we post this video from Purlie, a musical with a book by Dee’s legendary partner/husband Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, and Peter Udell, lyrics by Udell, and music by Gary Geld. Continue reading
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Each time actor and activist Danny Glover passes the 135th Street YMCA, he reminisces of the days that the cultural hub used to host and house Harlem Renaissance writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois, and actors such as Ossie Davis and Paul Robeson. Continue reading
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Listen to the Special HW Radio Podcast show with host Danny Tisdale as we celebrate the life of Rosa Guy who passed last week. Join us as we speak with Betty Anne Jackson President of the Harlem Writers Guild. Ms. Guy was one of Harlem’s own, she was a mother, she produced plays, she was founder of the Harlem Writers Guild (founding members included Willard Moore, Walter Christmas, Maya Angelou, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Paule Marshall, Audre Lorde, Alice Childress, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Douglas Turner Ward. ), and a NY Times Book Award winner.
Listen to the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/harlemworld/2012/06/12/hw-radio-pod-special-on-harlems-rosa-guy-1 Continue reading
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National Black Theater, a cultural fixture in Harlem that was in danger of losing its home, has resolved a series of financial disputes that had endangered its future. Continue reading
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Tagged Applebee, Baltoro Capital Management, Barbara Ann Teer, Harlem Renaissance 2012, Maya Angelou, Michael Kelley, National Black Theater, Nikki Giovanni, Nina Simone, ossie davis, Riverside Church, Ruby Dee, Sade Lythcott
“…my students were Esther Rolle, Isabel Sanford and Rosalind Cash… and they all came from Harlem.”
It’s one of the last surviving black theater companies – and its founder wants nothing more than to see Harlem’s beloved H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players continue for a new generation of actors. Continue reading
In celebration of the 75th year, the Apollo held a gala benefit tribute concert and awards ceremony mondy night. Music man Quincy Jones and the diva Patti LaBelle were inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. An honor definitely earned by these two entertainment giants.
Bill Cosby waves on his way down the red carpet
Comedian, actor and champion of the community Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby were awarded the Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Arts & Humanitarian Award.
This wonderful night would not be complete without beginning on the red carpet. And there is nothing like the red carpet in Harlem in front of the Apollo on 125th street.
BET Holdings CEO Debra L. Lee
Harlem was out in full force to see the big names walk the carpet and they were not disappointed. The crowd went crazy when the triple threat himself, Jamie Foxx stepped out of the limo. “We love you Jaime” could be heard down the block. Always a crowd pleaser, Jamie posed for various fan photos, before moving on to the press for interviews. Other crowd favorites on red carpet were Patti LaBelle, Bill and Camille, Quincy Jones, Gayle King, the View’s Sherri Shepherd, Harlemite Dougie Fresh and of course Mariah Carey.
Mariah Carey moving swiftly after arriving late
For more information about the Apollo, visit www.apollotheater.org
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