About Dontré Conerly

Dontré Conerly is a freelance multi-media journalist with over a decade of experience. A veritable man-about-town, he reports goings-on for many publications, including World Bride Magazine and HarlemWorld Magazine, most recently. Conerly served as the Arts & Culture Editor of HarlemWorld Magazine and, for a time, its Editor-in-Chief. As the News & Culture Editor for BLEU Magazine, Dontré authored an online column, titled, Entre Nous, where he offered commentary and critique of social and political zeitgeist. His writings have also appeared in Metro and amNY, two of New York City’s most widely-read daily newspapers. Taking his talents to television, Dontré appeared as one of the hosts of BKLIVE! the flagship news broadcast on Brooklyn Independent Media. Conerly received his Masters from the prestigious Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Communications from New York University. A native of New Orleans, LA, he currently resides in historic Harlem, NY.

‘An American Drum Circle’ Is An Endearing E-Mail To All

An American Drum Circle - Kathleen Grace Fiori - Nneoma Nkuku - Photo by Martha Granger sliderBy Dontré L. Conerly

Undoubtedly, you’ve received the following email; we all have:

Addressed to you from an unknown address and source, the author claims to be a citizen of an African nation in a most unfortunate situation: Continue Reading →




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Keanu: A Murderous Comedy

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in Keanu (2016)

By Dontré L. Conerly

Anyone who says a dog is man’s best friend, has clearly never met Keanu. This cute calico kitten is a feline Helen of Troy, capable of launching a thousand bullets and leaving in his wake a dizzying body count which rivals even the bloodiest battle at Troy.



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‘Hughie’ Not a Win for Whitaker

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By: Dontré L. Conerly

By the time Forest Whitaker takes his final bow for the curtain of “Hughie,” most other plays on Broadway are only ¾ of the way into their first act. Eugene O’ Neill’s 60-minute play—in which Whitaker makes his Broadway debut—usually shares the billing with another work to extend both the time and value of a night out at the theatre, if not to also provide a sense of completion to a work that lacks a sense of purpose and leaves the audience without a takeaway.



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Holy War Erupts over Auction of ‘Hateful’ Church Home

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By: Dontre L. Conerly

The Holy War between good and evil is one that has raged on for millennia, and it all may come to a head today at 2:00pm. No, I’m not predicting the end of the world or the return of Christ; but at least one battle in the celestial fight will be won. . Continue Reading →




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Ailey 2015: Activism Through Art

Jeroboam Bozeman and Chalvar Monteiro in Rennie Harris' 'Exodus.' Photo by Paul Kolnik

Jeroboam Bozeman and Chalvar Monteiro in Rennie Harris’ ‘Exodus.’ Photo by Paul Kolnik

By Dontré L. Conerly

Like so many others responding to the current tensions in our country, the Alvin Ailey company added its voice to the swell of voices demanding #BlackLivesMatter. Continue Reading →




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Tichina Arnold Gives One Night Only Performance

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If you’ve seen Tichina Arnold in any of her numerous television roles over the last 20 years (and God help you if you haven’t!), you know she can sing. Continue Reading →


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“Love” A New Season Of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Terk Waters in Strum Photo credit: Nina Wurtzel

Terk Waters in Strum
Photo credit: Nina Wurtzel

By Dontré Conerly

In its 21st season, dubbed “Beyond 20,” Complexions has crafted an impressive dance program built entirely on love; and their two-hour high-octane program is a kinetic tour de force which explores the full range of the amorous emotion. Continue Reading →




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