Celebrating Women In Jazz 2020 With Mercedes Ellington, Antoinette Montague And More

Celebrating women in jazz with Mercedes Ellington, Antoinette Montague and dave chamberlain his Band Of Bones at The Cutting Room. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Diva Maria Callas, One Of The Last Greatest Soprano’s Of All Time (Video)

Maria Callas was born at 1249 Fifth Avenue and 106th Street in East Harlem, NY on December 2, 1923, was an American-born Greek soprano. Continue Reading →

“A Winner Never Quits,” Samuel Hargress Jr., The Legendary Owner Of Paris Blues In Harlem

By Olivia Heffernan

Walking into Paris Blues is like entering a time warp, it turns out it actually is. Samuel Hargress Jr., 83, opened the Harlem blues and jazz club in 1969 and it hasn’t changed since. Continue Reading →


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Mayor de Blasio And Chancellor Carranza Announce Paul Simon Music Fellows Program

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the launch of the Paul Simon Music Fellows Program for early-career music teachers, serving students in grades 6-12 from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Columbia University Launches Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter Lecture Series In West Harlem

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Columbia University’s African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) Department launched the Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter Lecture Series, honoring the New York City-born rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Superstar Bobby Darin 1936 – 1973 (Video)

Bobby Darin, born Walden Robert Cassotto, May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Welcomes Rose Of The Compass For A Concert Celebration

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues its 2019-2020 season of Great Music in a Great Space with This Fragile Earth. Continue Reading →

Watch The Upcoming 21st Annual “Super Bowl Gospel Celebration” 2020 (Photographs)

The 21st Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, hosted by national radio and TV personality Rickey Smiley, will return to BET Networks for a seventh consecutive year on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8PM ET/PT. Continue Reading →


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