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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’

New York City is my home and has been since the 80s.

Art at City College: ‘Void of Death’ by Julio Mejia

A city without art is a colorless city. It’s often argued that a world without the arts will wither and die.

Photographer Alex Harsely lights up June Kelly Gallery

A lot of planning goes into a seemingly candid photograph when an artist is at work. This fact becomes self-evident when you visit the current show at June Kelly Gallery titled “Alex Harsely: An Overview,” now on display through July ...

Imhoteps Guide to Black Events: July 6-July12, 2017

In our GBE 2017 Black Music-Black Media Month Spotlight, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the list of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the recording academy’s 2017 Special Merit ...

Community Calendar: June 29 - July 5, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “Marshall,” based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Celebrate International African Arts Festival

The 46th Annual International African Arts Festival will return to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Community Calendar June 22 - June 28

Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, ...

Writing On It All offers free fun on Governors Island

If you want to leave your mark, it’s time to write on the wall. Writing On It All is a participatory writing project open to all interested members of the public.

Ceramic artist Susan Beecher leads Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts summer workshops

Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts will have a series of workshops during the summer. Sugar Maples is a part of the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

AENY celebrates anniversary

A day of fun-filled activities for youth and adults is on the agenda for the one-year anniversary celebration of the ARTs East New York community arts center.

Harlem Arts Fest holds annual gala

In the early 20th century, the Harlem Renaissance symbolized the awakening of a modern global consciousness of the African diasporic identity expressed through the arts.

Interesting artistic forms at the Met

The exhibit, “Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms,” now on exhibit at the Met Breuer at 75th Street and Madison Avenue, opens on the fourth floor with a multitude of friendly faces peeking out of a sheet titled “Divisor (Divider).”

‘Paramour’ ends April 16—Go see it!

I’ve told everyone that “Paramour” is a must-see because it is so original and creative, combining circus acrobatics with romance and a star-is-born storyline.

Malpaso Dance Company: Cuban dance comes to Brooklyn

Together Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble’s “Dreaming of Lions” (March 1-4) were a hit! For this debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, co-founder, artistic director and dancer, Osnel Delgado of Malpaso, ...

ASAP Ferg to donate painting at first A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction

Rapper ASAP Ferg is donating a large scale oil painting that he originally debuted during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015 to the A$AP Yams Commemorative Gala & Art Auction that will take place this weekend in New York.

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