Rudy’s World: Harlem’s 125th Street – Our Own Champs – Elysees

By Rudy CollinsCross 110th Street – Harlem’s 125th Street, Our own Champs – Elyse, stretching from the East River to the Hudson River, with Grant Houses looming in the background.
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Rudy’s World: The National Black Theater’s Teer Spirit Awards Gala 2017 (Photographs)

By Rudy Collins

On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, the National Black Theater (NBT) “celebrated Black Excellence at the ninth annual Teer Spirit Awards Gala”. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: National Black Theater Is In The Zone In Riveting New Play (Photos)

By Rudy Collins

June 3rd, 2017 was the opening night at the National Black Theater for Playwright James Ijames’s riveting play about the aftereffects of fatal police brutality. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Madison Square Boys and Girls Club Groundbreaking In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

On May 25th, 2017, the weather was on our side for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club new Pinkerton Clubhouse at 154th Street at Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Inez Dickens Sworn At Harlem Hospital

By Rudy Collins

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, Harlem City Councilwoman Inez Dickens was sworn in at a standing room only ceremony at Harlem Hospital to serve in the New York state Assembly, 70th Assembly District, Manhattan.

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Rudy’s World: Olive Gardens Ribbon cutting In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

Olive Garden comes to Harlem. On Monday, December 12th, 2016, the ribbon was cut welcoming the restaurant to 125th Street at Lenox Avenue as the food and drinks were enjoyed by the crowd. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Holiday Performance Of Batoto Yetu At City College In Harlem (photographs)

batoto-yetu1By Rudy Collins

What a moving show. The “Holiday Performance” by the very talented dancers of “Batoto Yetu” on Sunday, December 10th at Aaron Davis Hall, City College in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Prince Inducted In To The Apollo’s “Walk of Fame” In Harlem (Photos)

prince7By Rudy Collins

Today, the genius Prince was inducted onto the Apollo’s “Walk of Fame”. Melissa “Do me baby” Morgan entertained, and the one and only Maceo was one of the speakers. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Band Leader Dannis Winston Visits Harlem

By CC Minton

International Band Leader, Dannis Winston, visited Boys & Girls Harbor to teach the first Master Class ever offered by someone other than a faculty member. The first Master Class of its kind took place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Continue Reading →