Salters Scene: Reel Sisters Awards Ceremony

Jessica Williams and Ebony Jo-Ann

Jessica Williams and Ebony Jo-Ann

 By Udo Salters

On October 25 CENTRIC/BET Network joined Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series in celebrating the accomplishments of the honorees and award-winning filmmakers! Jessica Williams and Ebony Jo-Ann were the honorees and received the Hattie McDaniel Award. Continue Reading →

Jessica Williams, Ebony Jo-Ann To Receive Reel Sisters Award

JE_t580Sunday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m., the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present the first Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award to honorees Jessica Williams, the beloved correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” and Ebony Jo-Ann, award-winning actress noted for her role as Ma Rainey in August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Continue Reading →

“The Wiz” Eases into Harlem With Anniversary Tribute to Broadway’s Landmark Firsts

Geoffrey Holder outside the Majestic Theater

By Vinette K. Pryce

Forty years after winning seven Tony Awards —Broadway’ s highest theater honor – the first Black musical to claim the distinction eased into two New York City parks for three, free, nights of celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of its historic trailblazing achievements. Continue Reading →

The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music Free In Central Park

the wiz in harlemHarlem’s George Faison, internationally celebrated producer, writer, composer, director, choreographer and dancer, made history in 1975 when he became the first African American to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Wiz. Continue Reading →

Great Jazz on the Great Hill In Harlem

GetDowWithGetDown_GJGH_015Central Park Conservancy and Jazzmobile present the Great Jazz on the Great Hill. Continue Reading →

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