Archive for September, 2010
The Studio Museum in Harlem is having a reading and performance by Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of Skin, Inc. Identity Repair Poems. Skin, Inc. is Ellis’s big, ambitious argument in sound and image for an America whose identity is in need of repair.
In Prohibition-era Harlem, bootleggers sold cheap and sometimes toxic liquor and moonshine at rent parties and speakeasies for as little as 25 cents a pop. Rotgut whiskey was sold in basement barrooms, drugstores and delicatessens on Lenox Avenue. Mom-and-pop operations doled out home brews from bathtubs and backyard stills. Some semblance of those days are [...]
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Hollywood Hits NYC for the UrbanWorld Film Festival — Nia Long, Kerry Washington, Jamie Hector and More Attend the Festivities
Tonight is the final night of the UrbanWorld Film Festival. The five day festival closes with the premiere of Ava DuVernay’s (Director of My Mic Sounds Nice) feature film I Will Follow, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls) and Dijon Talton (Glee). Film screenings began Thursday night at the AMC 34th St Theater [...]
Emerging Artists Theatre presents the Off-Broadway premiere of The Sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker. Performances will run through Sunday, October 3rd at TADA Theatre, 15 West 28th Street, 2nd floor, between Broadway and 5th Avenue. Show times are: Tuesday and Friday at [...]
Nolcha Fashion Week is an award winning fashion week event held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week consisting of four days of runway shows, an eco-accessory exhibition, fashion business seminars, and networking events. The invite-only four day event connects media, retailers, trendsetters, fashion professionals, executives, industry celebrities and investors with designers. We were invited to attend [...]
STYLE WATCH: Harlem’s Fashion Row Connects Designers with Fashion Industry Professionals During Fashion Week
Tomorrow, at the close of New York’s famed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the Studio Museum in Harlem will be locale of the the Third Annual Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) showcase. The fashion exhibition and presentation highlights emerging designers of color. This year, HFR has selected Niiamar, Telfar, Sammy B. and Viscera NY to be a part [...]
The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, comes to the AMC Loews 34th Street Theater starting today. Founding sponsor HBO continues its support of the nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival. The festival will screen 71 films including 22 world premieres. The festival is open to the public and individual tickets to [...]
As September 14 Primary Election draws near candidates have started reaching out to their communities about what they have to offer and to create dialogue. Recently Vince Morgan, democratic candidate for the 15th district of new york, held a political group meeting to share his views on education and community developments. What made this a [...]
The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Block Party and Open House will take place Saturday, September 11th, 2010 outside the Harlem School of the Arts on Saint Nicholas Avenue between 141st and 143rd Streets. The event will be hosted by Grammy Award winning singer Maya Azucena and Actress Mo Brown.
On September 11, 2010, Pitches for Breakfast will celebrate the one year anniversary of its breakfast seminar series. International lawyer Lorraine Dixon will be the keynote speaker. Dixon has worked with corporate giants AIG, USB and others on projects in over 40 countries. Pitches for Breakfast is an open mic for business and professional women [...]
In order to educate the East and Central Harlem communities about who the candidates are and what they stand for, Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) is hosting what promises to be a compelling discussion forum, moderated by Ted Shaw. Confirmed candidates scheduled: 30th State Senate District: * State Senator Bill Perkins * Basil [...]
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