Ella Fitzgerald The “First Lady Of Jazz” Sings And Swings In Harlem (Video)

Ella Fitzgerald sometimes referred to as the First Lady of SongQueen of Jazz, First Lady of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Fitzgerald and Temperance “Tempie” Henry. Continue Reading →

National Tour And Encore Engagement Of Apollo’s Staged Adaptation Of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ And More

The Apollo Theater today announced details of its 2019 fall season, featuring a myriad of music, dance, and theater performances and film screenings that expand the nonprofit theater’s role as a partner, commissioner, and co-producer of programming that articulates African American narratives. Continue Reading →

The Inspirational Music Legend Harlem’s Sylvia Rhone

Sylvia Rhone a music industry executive who served as president of Universal Motown Records until 2011. Continue Reading →

Lewisohn Stadium, Harlem, New York, 1915 (video)

Lewisohn Stadium was an amphitheater and athletic facility built on the campus of the City College of New York. It opened in 1915 and was demolished in 1973.Lewisohn Stadium was an amphitheater and athletic facility built on the campus of the City College of New York in Harlem. Continue Reading →

In 1949, Hugh Hefner Commissions Harlem’s Zelda Wynn Valdes To Design The Playboy Bunny Custome

The legendary Harlemite Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001), was an African-American fashion designer and costumer based in Harlem who designed the original Playboy Bunny costume. Continue Reading →

Apollo To Hold Auditions For Amateur Night In Harlem

On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the world famous Apollo Theater will hold auditions for the 85th season of its signature program Amateur Night Live at the Apollo. Continue Reading →

The Hall Of Fame Delta Rhythm Boys, Version Of You Can “Take The ‘A’ Train,” In Harlem

The title refers to the “Then” relatively new “A” subway service that runs through New York City, going at that time from eastern Brooklyn, beginning service in 1936 traveling up into Harlem and northern Manhattan, using an express track section which was opened in 1932 through Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →