West Harlem’s Famous Straus Park Video A Window Into Harlem’s History

The video was taken at Straus Park is a small landscaped park on the Upper West Side of Harlem where we found this old sound film of a public park at West 106th Street, in West Harlem, NY on January 9, 1930. Continue Reading →

We Love It, Argentine Tango In NYC With Típica Messiez Performance At Lincoln Center

Típica Messiez, a new 10-piece Argentine tango orchestra based in New York City, will perform at Lincoln Center on July 11 as part of Midsummer Night Swing. Continue Reading →

Jimi Hendrix At The United Block Association Benefit Concert In Harlem 1969 (Video)

On September 5th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix with the Gypsy Sun & Rainbows band performed outside 139th Street and Lenox Avenue at the United Block Association Benefit concert in Harlem, New York.

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Luther Vandross “Nights In Harlem,” 1998, With Silvia’s, The Apollo, Stoops And More (Video)

Nights in Harlem” is a song by the legendary recording artist Luther Vandross. It was photographed throughout Harlem from a new of some of the Harlem’s beautiful parks to Lenox Lounge to The Apollo Theater.

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Nelson Mandela Speaks At City College In Harlem, 1990 (videos)

nelson madnela 2015On June 21, 1990,  Nelson Mandela joined ABC anchor Ted Koppel at City College in Harlem on 135th Street, for a historic town meeting before an over-capacity audience at Aaron Davis Hall. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

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Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show.  Continue Reading →

Nana Camille Yarbrough On The Danny Tisdale Show (Audio)

Join Nana Camille Yarbrough, as she talks Katheryn Dunham, Josephine Baker, Paris, her recent reading “Celebrating Nana Camille’s Journey as an Artist and Cultural Custodian at the Schomburg in Harlem and more with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky Shares Trippy New Music Video, ‘Kids Turned Out Fine’ (Video)

Harlem man A$AP Rocky has been on an experimental tip, of late. Last year, he dedicated his third album – emphatically christened Testing – to carving a new space for himself, one outside the well-worn, club-ready banger mode, which is the province of most contemporary rappers and trappers. Continue Reading →