Harlem Stage And Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts Present Free Performance 2018

Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 30 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2018 season of performances. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s UMEZ Announces Ken Knuckles To Retire After 15 Years Leading The Organization

The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) today announced that the organization’s longtime President and Chief Executive Officer, Kenneth J. Knuckles, will step down in June after 15 years of service to begin his retirement. Continue Reading →

Harlem Stage Annual Gala 2018

The annual gala is a celebration of #Disrupters: Artist Activists, Creators and Catalysts. The evening, hosted by MSNBC Political Analyst and Author, Joy-Ann Reid (above right), will include amazing performances and surprise guests led by Musical Director Terri Lyne Carrington. Continue Reading →

Harlem Stage Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy On The 50th Anniversary Of His Assassination

On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, an event that sent shock waves reverberating across the globe. Continue Reading →

Harlem Stage And National Black Theatre Present “Mothers Of The Movements” In Harlem

Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 30 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2018 season of performances. Continue Reading →

The Shed’s Neo Renaissance Comes To Harlem

On Saturday January 27, 2018 come to Harlem Stage to get down and get your party on! Don’t miss this special Grammy Week edition of Anu~Sun’s “The Shed—All-Stars.” Continue Reading →

Harlem Stage Fellowships: $25,000 For 6-Month Commitment

Harlem Stage has received a grant from the New York City Theater Sub-district Council that will enable them to offer six-month general management fellowships with a focus on institutional operations and six-month development fellowships with a focus on Foundation Corporate and Individual fundraising to aspiring arts professionals of color. Continue Reading →

Monkmania, A Centennial Tribute to Thelonious Monk At Harlem Stage

The MSM MONK’estra Ensemble, with students from Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Arts program, led by guest conductor/arranger John Beasley, will perform arrangements from Beasley’s MONK’estra project, which “reinvents Thelonious Monk for the 21st century” (LA Weekly).  Continue Reading →

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s Stretch Music x Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian Music At Harlem Stage

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns with two nights of genre blind music that will Stretch jazz music’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass a range of cultural influences from his own native New Orleans to West Africa and the Caribbean. Continue Reading →

Discovering Harlem Stage, “The Gatehouse,” With Pat Cruz And James King (Video)

A great video by Harlem Cultural Archives in the exploration of the backstory of HarlemStage and its distinctive showplace “The Gatehouse” as told by HarlemStage’s Executives Pat Cruz and James King.

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City Opera’s Baroque Premiere Provides Mixed Rewards In Harlem

Key to the surprising renaissance of the New York City Opera has been the company’s effort to present works that are either new entirely or, at the very least, new to the majority of listeners. Continue Reading →

Harlem Arts Festival’s 2017 Lynnette Velasco Award Recipient and Honorees

The Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) announced today that actor, former Marine and Harlem fire fighter Hisham Tawfiq, will receive the 2017 Lynnette Velasco Community Impact Award during its 6th anniversary gala on Thursday, March 30 at Riverside Church in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah At The Stretch Music Festival At Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage is excited to continue its partnership with Edison Award-winning and
Grammy-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah to re-establish jazz as a social music through the Stretch Music Residency. Continue Reading →

New Cultural Affairs Commissioner Finkelpearl And Others At Arts Workshop In Harlem

On December 20th, 2016, at Harlem Stage, the CreateNYC team will hold its Manhattan borough-wide workshop where residents can participate in the process of creating New York City’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan. Continue Reading →

A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke, With Vijay Iyer And Wadada Leo Smith In Harlem

60b21725-99eb-45ab-847a-cb059c4219ccHarlem Stage Artist Circle Member, MacArthur Fellow and award winning composer and pianist, Vijay Iyer and Doris Duke Performing Artist Award winner, Pulitzer finalist and pioneer composer and trumpeter Continue Reading →

From A$AP Ferg To Drake, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah At Harlem Stage

christian-scott-atunde-adjuahIn celebration of the launch of his Stretch Music Residency, Christian Scott a Tunde Adjuah returns to Harlem Stage to premiere two nights of new music highlighting music inspired by the rhythmic legacies of the African diaspora and the next chapter of his Stretch Music exploration: Stretch Music x TrapStretch Music. Continue Reading →

Julianna Margulies Hosts 2016 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day Event At Harlem Stage

the good-wife-1We love Julianna Margulies, who has filmed The Good Wife in Harlem, she attended an at PS 46 School, and now she’s hosting the 2016 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day event on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Harlem Stage.   Continue Reading →

Legendry George Faison Honored At Harlem Gala 2016

faison honored in harlemSound Business, Inc., (SBI), a Harlem-based not-for-profit education services organization, will honor Emmy & Tony award winning choreographer George Faison at its first annual gala May 19 at the renowned Harlem Stage. Continue Reading →

Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos At Harlem Stage

black jpoy in harlemJoin Harlem Stage and Jooksi as they use music as a springboard for dynamic dialogue through a participant driven listening session exploring the singular and intersecting themes of blackness, joy and chaos Continue Reading →

Jazz Now Series Elena Pinderhughes At HarlemStage

Elena PinderhughesHeralded by The Guardian as “the most exciting jazz flutist to have emerged in years,” 20-year-old vocalist and flutist Elena Pinderhughes is one to watch. Continue Reading →

Alfred Preisser New Harlem School of the Arts Artistic Director

LuckyBrownfacecreamThe Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) announced today that Alfred Preisser, award-winning writer, director and producer of theatre, has been appointed as the institution’s new Artistic Director—the first to hold the position in the organization’s 50-year history. Continue Reading →