Arts And Culture Lives As Lavazza Partners With The Guggenheim

Harlem has always had a love affair with arts and culture, from Orson Welles Macbeth to the Harlem Renaissance.  That’s why we love the annoucement today, Lavazza took another major step in its ongoing commitment to helping promote the arts and culture around the world with the announcement of a multi-year collaboration with the Peggy Guggenheim…

Rudy Collins: Romeo And Juliet In Harlem

Photographs by Rudy Collins In 1939, Orson Welles produced “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare at the old Lafayette Theater in Harlem. Last week, Rudy Collins photographed The Classical Theatre of Harlem‘s production of Romeo n Juliet in the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, New York.

HW Pick: Shakespeare in the Park 2014

It isn’t necessarily the Bard’s finest work that gets trotted out for free summer Shakespeare festivals. More often than not, it’s the lowest-hanging comedy, designed to be a warm-weather trifle for the sweltering public.

Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Color

Ella Fitzgerald, 1940 In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties.