In the history of Hip Hop, few artists have had as great an impact on the development and progression of the art forms lyrical style as Rakim. Continue Reading →
During the 1990s, Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, Fat Joe, and the Fugees through their eponymous radio show. Continue Reading →
Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most-loved and respected jazz/R&B artists on the music-scene today. Continue Reading →
Heat related illness is serious in Harlem, but it can be prevented. Prolonged exposure to the heat and direct sunlight at a concert at summerstage or relaxing at Mount Morris Park can be very harmful, and in some cases, fatal. Continue Reading →
Harlem’s George Faison, internationally celebrated producer, writer, composer, director, choreographer and dancer, made history in 1975 when he became the first African American to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Wiz. Continue Reading →
Tony Award winner, George Faison taps multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed as the musical director and conductor for the CityParks Foundation’s Central Park’s SummerStage production of “The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance & Music” on Wednesday, August 12 at Rumsey Playfield, located on East 72nd Street, off Fifth Avenue in Central Park. Continue Reading →
Quiet. In New York City, it’s the one thing even money can’t buy. SummerStage and Medi Clubinvite you to join in on Saturday, June 20th as New Yorkers from all five boroughs converge for the first Big Quiet: a twenty-minute, practice-agnostic moment of mass meditation and calm for all ages and experience levels.
In celebration of the Summerstage VP Records 35th Anniversary with over 15 million albums sold worldwide, multiple Grammy nominations and Top 10 Billboard hits (including the No. 1 smash “Close To You”) – the most successful solo act in British reggae history, Maxi Priest, continues to hit the road throughout 2015 in support of his first studio album in almost a decade, Easy To Love (VP Records). Continue Reading →