Harold Nicholas, The Legendary Harlem Dancer Specializing In Tap, 1921 – 2000

The incredible Harold Lloyd Nicholas, March 27, 1921 – July 3, 2000, was a legendary Harlem dancer specializing in tap. Continue Reading →


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Come Pull Your Weight At The Free South Street Seaport Tours Just Minutes From Harlem

Just 45 minutes from Harlem, South Street Seaport Museum announces its August schedule, including free tours. Continue Reading →


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The Legendary Cotton Club Right In The Heart Of Harlem New York 1923

Opened in 1923, the Cotton Club on 142nd St & Lenox Ave in the heart of Harlem, New York was operated by white New York gangster Owney “Killer” Madden. Continue Reading →


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The Legendary Cotton Club In Harlem 1923 To 1935

The Cotton Club was a New York City nightclub from 1923 to 1940. It was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue (1923 to 1935), then briefly in midtown Theater District 1935-1940. Continue Reading →


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Owney “The Killer” Madden Owner Of Harlem’s Cotton Club, 1925-1931

Owen Vincent Madden, December 18, 1891 – April 24, 1965, known as Owney Madden and nicknamed “The Killer”, was a leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notable for his involvement in organized crime during Prohibition. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s Legendary Earl ‘Snakehips’ Tucker (Video)

Earl “Snakehips” Tucker, 1905 – 1937, became known as the “Human Boa Constrictor” after the dance he popularized in Harlem in the 1920s called the “snakehips (Dance)“. Continue Reading →


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The Timeless Lena Horne At 100 In Harlem

Vocalist Candice Hoyes, a storyteller of vast range and personality, debuts a night of music inspired by the life of Lena Horne. Continue Reading →


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