Walter’s World: Pre- Holiday Week of Events

By Walter Rutledge After an extended weekend of Thanksgiving dinners and robust shopping this week promises to be an eventful prelude to the holiday season. Dance, Opera and Theater abound throughout the city with many outstanding productions taking place in Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World…

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Music and Art

By Walter Rutledge The Bearden Project In honor of the centennial celebration of Romare Bearden‘s birth, the Studio Museum in Harlem is inviting one hundred artists to create new works of art inspired, influenced, or informed by the life, work, and legacy of one of the most important artists of the twentieth Century. Become a…

Walter’s World: Forces of Nature at Central Park Summer Stage

By Walter Rutledge The forces of nature are categorized as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanos; unstoppable events that create change to the natural landscape. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant…

Walter’s World: On The Block Performance – Thank You

The July 7th ArtCrawl Harlem fund raising performance of an excerpt from On The Block was a very special and rewarding evening. The excerpt entitled Intimate Strangers was the first sections choreographed for what would evolve into an eighty-minute one-act production. When Artistic Director Sheila Rohan and I embarked on the production for the Nanette…

Walter’s World: New Production at Faison Firehouse Theater

By Walter Rutledge [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvQ6rAlMc4&w=560&h=349] The Faison Firehouse Theater will present The Word, The Game, The Dance on Friday June 3 at 8pm. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant Contact…

Walter’s World: Ailey II A Choreographic Laboratory

By Walter Rutledge Ailey II has evolved into a formidable force in the modern dance community. The company is presently experiencing unparallel success having recently completed a 49-city tour spanning both North America and Europe. The professional work ethic is a combination of a nurturing dance symposium, and boot camp. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up…

Walter’s World: The Black Nutcracker

By Walter Rutledge The holiday season is a time special time of the year. It is a time for merriment, when we share meaningful experiences and create lifelong memories with the … Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails…

Walter’s World: Remembering Jimmy

By Walter Rutledge August 2, 2010 marked the eighty-sixth birthday of James Baldwin. For the second year in a row the Faison Firehouse Theater has chosen to step to the forefront and present Remembering Jimmy– a tribute to the late James Baldwin. Last year the celebration was a forum with colleagues and contemporaries, and family…

Walter’s World: Abdel Salaam- A Force of Nature (correction)

By Walter Rutledge The great dancer and groundbreaking choreographer Martha Graham said, “It takes ten years to make a mature dancer”. Nikita Talin of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo added “And twenty to make a choreographer.” At first glance this statement may seem extreme, considering our present environment of immediate gratification. To become a…

Jill Marie Lawrence: A Spawning of the Arts in Africa

Harlem resident, actress and community supporter Jill Marie Lawrence recently went on a trip to Tanzania to work on the artistic project, International Theatre Literacy Project for children. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine.…