Arts & Entertainment


Easy Dishes to Boost Immunity

Staying healthy is important year-round, but especially in the cooler months when temperatures drop, people spend more time inside and germs can spread easily.

Singer Madison McFerrin on her upcoming Apollo Theater show and artistry in a pandemic

Independent singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin will perform virtually Dec. 5, 2020, as part of the Apollo Theater’s Music Café series this season.

Black Joy goes viral with Ailey Season 2020 online

Black Joy goes viral on Dec. 2, when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) kicks off its first-ever virtual season celebrating six decades of a modern dance masterpiece––“Revelations.”

Knowyournumb3rs Rebirth of a New Nation December 3 - December 9

Recently, the planet Neptune in Pisces completed a retrograde cycle that brought illusions, heightened dreams, increased intuition, backed by the insight of the character recognizing the truth of leaving raw and unmasked situations, which leaves one planet remaining this year ...

East Coast spas

After 2020 who doesn’t need to exhale, regroup and recharge. Start planning now your getaway retreat for next year.

Freeman Vines’ unique guitars reclaim rural Southern memory

In a recent panel with noted artist Lonnie Holley, musician and artist Freeman Vines explained that a mysterious, almost otherworldly note from a fellow musician’s guitar decades ago was the unlikely genesis of his passion for making guitars.

Joy Bryant: A Bronx girl making her legacy

Actress Joy Bryant was born and raised in the boogie-down Bronx to a single teenage mother and raised by her grandmother.

A Winter Bazaar comes to Brooklyn

In this trepidatious holiday season, the idea of spending hours in a mall or at a department store is simply unfathomable.

Rebirth of a New Nation  Knowyournumb3rs  November 26 - December 2

This holiday season suggests mentally building your strength and setting your pride to the side.

2021 hotel openings

Despite the state of affairs, many new hotels will hit the scene in 2021. Here’s a look at some of what’s in store when you’re ready to travel next year.

New York African Film Fest (NYAFF) makes virtual return Dec. 2-6

A safe way to explore African cinema with Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) begins, virtually — Dec. 2-6.

48th annual AUDELCOs go virtual Nov. 30

The nominations for this year’s AUDELCO awards, which recognize excellence in Black theater, are out and they reflect the best and the brightest from the 2019-2020 theater season.

Gabrielle Union and celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims talk all things ‘Lift As We Climb’ initiative

After teaming up to found the Flawless by Gabrielle Union hair care line, the award-winning actress and her business partner Larry Sims recently launched “Lift As We Climb,” an initiative to uplift Black businesses and organizations

Virtual Museum Experiences

This time of year when the temperature drops, museums are an inspiring way to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon.

Black theater reacts to Biden/Harris win!

I was walking my dog and came into the house that wonderful Saturday morning, to have my husband turn to me and exclaim, “He’s president-elect!” I said, “Why didn’t you call me?!”