Award-winning Harlem-based actress Aixa Kendrick has joined the cast of Layon Gray’s critically acclaimed war drama The Dahomey Warriors for its Florida premiere at the Sandrell Rivers Theatre in Miami.
Abriea “Abbie” Mitchell Cook, 25 September 1884 – 16 March 1960, also billed as Abbey Mitchell, was a Harlem soprano opera singer and actress.
Daisy Tapley, 1882–1925, was a Harlem-based classical singer and vaudeville performer.
A previously unpublished work by Zora Neale Hurston, in which the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God recounts the true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, is set to be released next year, more than half a century after her death in 1960.
On Tuesday, May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough.
Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. “(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.”
In our current era of systematic racism, gender-based violence, neo-fascism, and religious intolerance, a pioneering New York City based cultural arts organization is hosting Trade/itions event in Harlem.