Walter’s World: Amateur Night Returns to the Apollo

By Walter Rutledge The legendary Apollo Theater, located at 253 west 125th Street ,will begin a new season of its signature program, Amateur Night. Dubbed the world’s most famous and enduring amateur talent competition, Amateur Night returns to the Apollo stage on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:30pm. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural…

Dining With Miss Lil: A Little Paula Deen In All of Us

By Lil Nickelson Leave Paula Dean alone! Just because she is a celebrity chef/restaurant entrepreneur that cooks like our Grandmothers and Mothers does not mean she had to share her health condition as soon as she was informed that she had become a type 2 diabetic. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and…

Walter’s World: Camille A. Brown and Dancers at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge Camille A. Brown and Dancers presented the company’s first full evening concert series at the Joyce Theater, January 27 through 29th. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Fun for the Entire Family

By Walter Rutledge This weekend runs the gamut of arts events happening in the city. There are free dance, music, and film events for the entire family taking place in the village of Harlem. You can also hear music that echoes the African- American experience near Lincoln Center. On Sunday you can spend time soaking…

Dr. Gina Villani New CEO of the Ralph Lauren Center in Harlem

Dr. Gina Villani, MD, has made working in communities with “health disparities” like Harlem a life long priority. With a reputation like that we know why Dr. Villani, has been named as the newly appointed CEO of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention in East Harlem. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem…

East Harlem’s Louie Lump Lump, Rao’s and Other Histories

On a December night in 2003, at Rao’s, the legendary restaurant on Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, a man nicknamed Louie Lump Lump (pictured above) shot another patron after reportedly taking issue with his disparaging comment about the female singer’s rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl.” VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and…

Harlem Teens In Controversial New Film (video)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFVjfbdTyeQ] The streets of Harlem are being run by baby-faced gun-toting kids who aren’t afraid to pull the trigger and leave a bloody trail of bodies in a new independent film that’s quickly making the rounds uptown. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This…