Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre, Names Elizabeth Van Dyke Artistic Director

Woodie King Jr. Producing Director of New Federal Theatre (NFT), has appointed actress, director and producer Elizabeth Van Dyke as Artistic Director. Continue Reading →

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s Harlem’s National Black Theatre Wins First Obie Award 2020

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) was awarded the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Production and Continued Advocacy on behalf of Black Artists during the 65th Annual Obie Award ceremony on Tuesday, marking its first Obie win.

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Harlem Cultural Archives: Camille Billops And Jim Hatch Archivists (video)

camille billops and hatch in harlem

We love the recordings from the Harlem Cultural Archives, and here’s another one. Camille Billops and Jim Hatch were professors at the City College of New York in Manhattan Community District 9 in Harlem, Camille in Art and Jim in English – when they ramped up their “Artists and Influences” oral history project. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Premiere Of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez In NY

sonia sanchez in baddddThe New York premiere of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. 

“I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.”

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Summer of Music: Hustlers Convention At Maysles In Harlem (video)

hustlers conventionWhile largely unknown, the 1973 album “Hustlers Convention” is regarded as a cornerstone in the evolution of Hip Hop. Continue Reading →