Harlem’s Duke Ellington, Photograph By Lee Tanner (video)

Duke Ellington When his drummer Sonny Greer was invited to join the Wilber Sweatman Orchestra in New York City, Ellington made the fateful decision to leave behind his successful career in Washington, D.C., and move to Harlem, becoming one of the figures of the Harlem Renaissance. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born…

Walter’s World: Ailey At The Apollo

By Walter Rutledge On Tuesday May 3, Ailey At The Apollo, the annual Spring Gala Benefit, returns to the world famous Apollo Theater . VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership…

Walter’s World: Martha Graham Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge The 85th season of the Martha Graham Dance Company opened with the grandeur and élan the world has come to expect from this modern dance pioneer. The season was housed in the Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. This state of the art facility has an old…

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 “Dr. Harry Delany is…

Walter’s World: Preview Paul Taylor Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge Every artist desires longevity. Beyond the exuberance of youth, and then the serious and cerebral commitment to perfecting one’s craft there comes a time when an artist just creates. This results in a clear and uncontrived conversation between the artist and their muse; and a grateful public has the good fortune to…

HW Questionnaire: Harlem Week’s Marko Nobles

The Man Behind the Scenes From an intern in high school where he first worked at Harlem Week to managing and directing Harlem’s largest event today. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made…