Walter’s World: Romare Bearden Work Comes to Life In Harlem

By Walter Rutledge The Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre will perform an excerpt of its full-length story ballet On The Block, on Thursday July 7, at 7pm in the Oberia Dempsey Center located at 127 West 127 Street in Harlem. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture.…

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. 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.

Harry “Erik Weisz” Houdini In Harlem

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British…

HW Talks To Common and Daymond John at the Apollo

HW’s Media Strategists Jamie Hodges and Olympia Shakespeare attended AT&T’s speaker series 28 Days which honors history makers and innovators in Black History at the Apollo Theatre. They caught up with Daymond John (DJ), founder of the clothing line FUBU, and rapper, actor, and activist Common for a short interview. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and…

Apollo Celebrates 75th at the Smithsonian

Built in 1914 and originally named Hurtig and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theatre, Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater first catered to whites only. 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: 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…

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne

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. VIDEO…