On what would have been Sugar Ray Robinson’s 91st birthday, dignitaries and the sporting world gathered to unveil a ceremonial street sign in Harlem where the legendary boxer once owned a business.
By Walter Rutledge Elisa Monte Dance presented their 2012 season, April 12- 14 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The concert series was billed as the company’s 31st anniversary season and works spanning thirty years were offered.
Mabel Louise Smith was born in Jackson Tennessee (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972). In the early nineteen thirties the young Mabel won an amateur singing contest in Memphis, and decided that performing was for her.
Ralph MacDonald (March 15, 1944 – December 18, 2011) was an American percussionist and song-writer.
By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury With the all of the NFL lockout news dominating the sports airwaves of late, the death of the flamboyant boxing promoter, Butch Lewis, flew under the radar screen this week. But this in no way should diminish the impact this man had on the world of boxing and the entertainment…
By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury It is funny how fortunes can change in a (Harlem) New York minute. Two years ago, Derek Jeter was the King of New York while his Mets counter part, Jose Reyes, was being labeled an enigma. Jeter was leading the Yanks to their 27th World Series Championship whereas Reyes was…
Minton’s Playhouse, the former jazz musicians’ mecca and a joy to any fan, was shut down last Wednesday.
By Claude Jay Mr. Max Lucas, the Saxophonist, is a Jazz legend and American treasure. He has worked with the greats of Jazz, the Louis Armstrong Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn to name a few.
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne(born June 30, 1917) is an American singer and actress. She has recorded and performed extensively, independently and with other jazz notables, including Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter and Billy Eckstine. She currently lives in New York City and no longer makes public appearances.
Pianist, composer, and bandleader Jonathan Batiste will be performing with his trio as part of the Harlem in the Himalayas series at the Rubin Museum in New York City on January 18th, 2008.