Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Harlem fave Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, announced today that the Company’s beloved mainstay for nearly five decades, Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya, intends to retire.
MSM’s Centennial Celebration was hosted by Alec Baldwin, conducted by MSM Distinguished Visiting Artist Maestro Leonard Slatkin.
By Lil Nickelson Chef/ restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson wanted to celebrate Black History Month in 2019 in a different way than he has in the past.
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and songwriter.
Lincoln Center today announced its annual Out of Doors season of free music and dance, invigorating Damrosch Park and the Lincoln Center campus from July 24 to August 12, 2018.
By Souleo Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and Kem have all been booked to sing at weddings at some point in their careers. So why are professional wedding singers often stigmatized when it comes to being taken seriously as original recording artists?
Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (czechmarionettes.org/) CAMT has created “The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America,” a play chronicling the American years (1892-1895) of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (pictured with his family), during which he produced a flurry of “American” works.
Marcia Pendelton, founder and president of Walk Tall Girl Productions has announced the 15th anniversary celebration of her company.
Shrunken Shakespeare Company (Yvonne Cone and Jennifer Martina, Co-Producing Artistic Directors) and Creative Producer Adam Shulman (Dukes of Hazard: The Beginning, Song One starring Anne Hathaway) to host SSC’s Annual Benefit Gala and Staged Reading of Chukwudi Iwuji’s masterpiece screenplay Ira.
The founding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook occurred in the aftermath of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 assassination.
By Ingrid Hadasa The legendary play ‘Dutchman’ opened at the National Black Theater May 3rd to a sold out house. Its revival marks the 50th Anniversary of its world premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre in March of 1964.
By Walter Rutledge This weekend we have dance in all its glorious forms across the city. In Brooklyn and Manhattan there are dancers talking about the art form, Midtown has a children’s classic on display, PBS celebrates dance and music on television, and hip hop rules in “da boogie down Bronx”. Here are a few…
As the nation prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20, actor Brandon J. Dirden hopes that people will not only remember King as a powerful reverend and activist, but also as an astute politician.
Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) in association with The New Black Fest present
While the atmosphere was festive at last week’s Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opening night gala benefit at New York City Center, there were some who had serious issues on their minds including ballerina and Harlem resident, Misty Copeland.