Arts & Entertainment


Chickpea vegetable stew

I have been putting my slow cooker to work this winter to great results.

Talking SCHOP! First-class food

Just returning from a trip to Los Angeles with family.

Ten things to know before you visit The National Museum of African-American History and Culture

I could spend even more weeks talking about The National Museum of African-American History and Culture and explaining why it is so powerful, but the truth is words do not do it justice.

Apollo, American Son, Brooklyn Is Africa, Black designers

Feb. 25, The Apollo Theater presents “AFROPUNK Unapologetically Black: The African American Songbook Remixed, A Celebration of Black Protest Music” at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t ‘Ring’ the bell

Have you ever gone to a show and found yourself interested yet confused as to what was happening?

Tony winner Tonya Pinkins takes on directing role with one-act play

When you hear the name Tonya Pinkins, you probably think of the TV actress (she’s most well-known for her role on “All My Children”).

B Michael’s fall ’17 ready-to-wear

After viewing the big New York Fashion Week shows all over town, it was nice to visit B Michael’s atelier in Manhattan’s Garment District Sunday, Feb. 13, for a more private showing.

Opulent fur accents for fall/winter 2017 looks

Often the fashion show starts with the audience, and Son Jung Wan’s show was no exception.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet pays tribute to David Bowie

Count on beautiful bodies moving through space as if there is nothing else to do but dance, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the brain-child of co-founders/artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, is a sure bet.

Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates 48th anniversary

On a recent Sunday, in one of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s spacious, sun-drenched studios in its 152nd Street headquarters, Artistic Director Virginia Johnson beamed as she welcomed a standing-room-only audience to a special Sunday matinee, the celebration of DTH’s 48th ...

Porter Ray pulls from alchemy and mysticism for new album ‘Watercolor’

Promising young hip-hop artist Porter Ray is releasing his debut album on the Seattle-based record label Sub Pop Records, which is famous for supporting a majority of rock acts such as the popular grunge band, Nirvana.

Cynthia Erivo will take the stage at Oscars Governors Ball

The news that award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo will perform at the Governors Ball immediately after the Oscars Sunday, Feb. 26, was announced at the annual Oscars Governors Ball food preview, which provided a preview of the food, beverages and décor ...

PBS previews Maya Angelou documentary at Schomburg with Clintons as special guests

“A Rock, A River, A Tree…,” the first words of the poem “On the Pulse of Morning”, were written by actress, dancer, author, professor, activist and poet Maya Angelou. Angelou, who died in 2014, delivered them in front of a ...

Malcolm X celebrated on the 52nd anniversary of his death

The community came together Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights for the 52nd Memorial Anniversary Commemoration for Malcolm X.

Community Calendar: February 23 - March 1

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, December 12th Movement presented “Malcolm X Speaks in the Era of Trump” at Sistas’ Place, in Brooklyn.