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Kyle Abraham’s ‘The Runaway’ for New York City Ballet

Before the curtain rose for the New York City Ballet’s annual Choreography & Couture fall gala, the dancers were announced, and in warmup clothes, gala outfits and, curiously, a T-shirt that read “Libre” (“Free”), a full stage of dancers flanked ...

Okwui Okpokwasili receives a MacArthur ‘genius’ fellowship

New York choreographer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili is one of 25 fellows who received a MacArthur “genius” grant. This award, which often comes as a welcome surprise for artists, is unrestricted in that they are acknowledged for their originality and ...

Stefanie Joshua’s documentary ‘Bushwick Homecomings: The Record’ debuts at 11th annual Bushwick Film Festival

“Bushwick Homecomings: The Record,” a feature-length documentary by filmmaker Stefanie Joshua, had its debut screening Sunday, Oct. 14, on the closing day of the 11th annual Bushwick Film Festival at the Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen, located in the Bushwick/East Williamsburg ...

Ed Clark retrospective at Mnuchin Gallery thru Oct. 20

It’s been nearly forty years since artist/painter Ed Clark has had a retrospective of his long and highly productive career.

Brooklyn Museum presents ‘Soul of a Nation’

A new Black arts exhibition, “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” is on display at the Brooklyn Museum from Sept. 14, 2018, to Feb. 3, 2019.

At Brooklyn’s I Will Graduate event, smart is the new cool

Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, world-renowned actor Omar Epps was in Brooklyn, N.Y. to unveil the 2018/2019 I Will Graduate poster campaign, which is a part of the Entertainers 4 Education Alliance/I Will Graduate program founded by Tonya Lewis-Taylor.

Delilah Jackson, a treasury and repository of entertainment

Leafing through a book on the great vocalist Billie Holiday, I stumbled on a photo attributed to Delilah Jackson. That photo was just one of thousands from her immense collection, which included a trove of entertainment memorabilia piled and scattered ...

Natalie Paul of ‘The Deuce’ headlines second season of ‘The Sinner’

If you caught Natalie Paul as dogged, intrepid New York Amsterdam News reporter Sandra Washington in HBO’s gritty series “The Deuce,” you’d be surprised at how soft-spoken she is in real life.

Yasiin Bey to open hip-hop inspired Bronx-based art gallery

Yasiin Bey, formerly known as rapper Mos Def, has moved on to another endeavor after releasing a steady stream of albums and acting in several films in the 1990s and 2000s. Now, Bey is taking on the art world by ...

Talking SCHOP! This with that

Now that summer is settling in and we have celebrated our country’s independence, it is time to create some seasonal moments and take part in events around Harlem, the city, the state and the tristate area, for that matter.

George Coleman, J.D Allen,King of Stage,' Asinamali

Since VTY started its jazz series, Sunday Serenade, at the West End Lounge on the Upper West Side (955 West End Ave. at 107th Street), it seems to be having a resurgence of popularity reminiscent of earlier times.Since VTY started ...

POPSUGAR Play/Ground: The weekend of woman-centered fun we deserve!

In what is sure to become a NYC tradition, last weekend powerhouse women’s lifestyle brand POPSUGAR hosted two days completely dedicated to wellness, empowerment and self-care for women

Diddy purchases $21.1 million Kerry James Marshall painting

It has been reported that producer and entrepreneur, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is the buyer of “Past Times” (1997) by Kerry James Marshall.

Up-and-coming glass artist carves out own niche

It was totally unexpected. Hanging out with roommates on a lazy Friday night 11 years ago, one of them said, “You know, you can blow glass.”

Stan Squirewell, Renee Cox among featured artists at Harlem Perspectives exhibit

Stan Squirewell’s work, along with that of Renee Cox and a number of other artists of color, is being presented in the current Harlem Perspectives exhibit at Faction Art Gallery, which runs through May 13.

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