George and Ira Gershwin: composers, grew up in Harlem. Lived at 108 West 111th and other addresses.George wrote his first hit song, “Swanee”, at his home at 520 W. 144 Street in 1919.The pair were living at 501 Cathedral Parkway in 1924, and it was in this apartment that George wrote Rhapsody in Blue.
Riverside Drive is a scenic north-south thoroughfare from Harlem to Houston.
Ella Fitzgerald wasn’t born in Harlem, but she thrived in Harlem from staring on Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater, to performing at the the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.
The Harlem Chamber Players, Founding Executive and Artistic Director Liz Player, will mark its 15th Anniversary and Black Music Month with a musical extravaganza Harlem Songfest II
Jane White, October 30, 1922 – July 24, 2011, was an actress. Born in Harlem, NY, she attended Smith Colleg and The New School.
Abriea “Abbie” Mitchell Cook, 25 September 1884 – 16 March 1960, also billed as Abbey Mitchell, was a Harlem soprano opera singer and actress.
Hamilton Heights is a neighborhood in the northern part of Manhattan, in New York City.
Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life is a 9+1⁄2-minute musical short produced in 1935 that features Duke Ellington’s early extended piece, “A Rhapsody of Negro Life,” which is Harlem inspired.
The Cotton Club was a New York City nightclub from 1923 to 1940. It was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue (1923 to 1935), then briefly in midtown Theater District 1935-1940.
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride piano during the Harlem Renaissance.
Nearly 50 years after Harlem’s Ed Sullivan, wrapped his show, The Ed Sullivan Show’s final episode and charmed TV viewers for the final time on Sunday night June 6, 1971.
James Reese Europe, 22, February 1881 – 9 May 1919, was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer.
Riverside Drive in New York City, the boulevard runs on the Upper West Side, generally parallel to the Hudson River from 72nd Street to Harlem, near the George Washington Bridge at 181st Street.
Lewisohn Stadium was an amphitheater and athletic facility built on the campus of the City College of New York in Harlem.
John William Sublett, February 19, 1902 – May 18, 1986, known by his stage name John W. Bubbles, was a vaudeville performer.