HW Pick: Marvin Gaye’s Timeless “What’s Going On” Live 1972 (Video)

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rex - David Magnus/REX (10378c) Marvin Gaye Various - 1964

What’s Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Continue Reading →

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Apollo Theater’s New Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes

Kamilah Forbes1The Apollo Theater today announced the appointment of Kamilah Forbes as the Theater’s new Executive Producer. A director, producer, and co­founder of Hi­ARTS/Hip Hop Theater Festival, Forbes will join the Apollo in September 2016. Continue Reading →

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HW Picks: Leon Bridges R&B For A New Generation (video)

leon-bridges-smooth-sailin-videoLeon Bridges is a singer out of time. It’s amazing how this 25-year-old successfully channels the Golden Age of soul and R&B in a “Ed Sullivan Show” flavor, but with an expansive online music education and an influential mother from the era, it’s hard not to be. Continue Reading →

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The Most Modern Palm Cafe And Cocktail Lounge, Harlem, 1949 (video)

palm cafeA great image of a damp Harlem with the Apollo, Playland arcade, Harlem Lanes, the Loews Victoria Theater and to the right the ever modern Palm Cafe and Cocktail Lounge at 209 West 125th Street in Harlem USA, New York.

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After The Dance Book At Hue-Man Bookstore In Harlem

Marvin Gaye

After the Dance My Life With Marvin Gaye is a searing memoir of love, drugs, sex, and old-school R&B, from the former wife of the legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye.
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