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Spread Love: The Colored Museum @ Harlem School of the Arts

Welcome to The Colored Museum, where each exhibit comes to life and takes you on a journey through the Black American experience. An unforgettable cast of characters brings George C. Wolfe’s “personal exorcism” of Black cultural myths to life…

5/15/15: Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY

Harlem Afro Cuban Roots @ CCNY FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 | 8:00 PM AARON DAVIS HALL (138 Convent Ave @ 135th Street) Grammy-award-nominee saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry headlines the exciting extravaganza, Harlem Afro-Cuban Roots, a concert production that…

Marjorie Eliot's Parlor Jazz Washington Heights

Spread Love: Marjorie Eliot’s Theatre Matinee Series @ Word Up Books

Marjorie Eliot is well known in Upper Manhattan for the remarkable Sunday afternoon concerts she has hosted in her Edgecombe Ave living room for 20+ years: Parlor Jazz. Her piano-playing, band-leading and hostessing are internationally renowned. Recently, she has…

Call For Submissions: The Higher Ground Festival

This summer is shaping up to be a doozy. The first annual Higher Ground Festival is going down on June 27th as part of the always grand NoMAA Uptown Arts Stroll. The HG Festival is looking for artists of…

Put You On: We Like It Like That

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Do you know what Latin boogaloo is? While it was eventually eclipsed by Salsa, Latin boogaloo was the sound of the Latino barrios of New York City in the 1960’s. It was funky, it was…

Art, Culture & Dialogue @ The Schomburg Center

By Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Alex Weber Art, at it’s best, is a catalyst for deep contemplation, conversation and introspection. Such was the case at the recent unveiling of the innovative and interactive installation Plata or Plomo (“Money or…

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) When we first started talking about the Uptown Renaissance back in 2010, it was but a blip on the radar. It was a phenomenon that was stirring and just starting to coalesce into something significant.…

Crossing Broadway @ Coogan's

11/23/14: Crossing Broadway Book Bash @ Coogan’s

This is a big deal folks. Please make your way to neighborhood institution, Coogan’s, on Sunday, November 23rd to mark the publication of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City, the engrossing new book by…