Dance Theatre Of Harlem Founder Arthur Mitchell Pioneering Dancer Passes (Video)

Dance God, Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. Continue Reading →

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Mattel’s Groundbreaking Hijab Barbie Honors Harlem Coached Olympian And More

Mattel made history on Monday by unveiling the first-ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll. It’s designed after Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American sabre fencer who became the first Olympic athlete to compete while wearing a hijab at the 2016 Rio Olympics who was coached by Harlem born Akhnaten Spencer-El. Continue Reading →

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Keep A Child Alive By Bidding On Unique Items From Harlem’s Alicia Keys And More!

alicia-keys-in-harlemHarlem born Alicia Keys and her non-profit Keep A Child Alive have teamed up with eBay for an amazing auction with memorabilia from some of our favorite celebs. There is something for everyone. Continue Reading →

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Misty Copeland In A Ballerina’s Tale / Jeremy McQueen’s The Black Iris Project In Central Park

101215-Celebs-Misty-Copeland-Doc-A-Ballerinas-Tale-trailer-stillIconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Continue Reading →
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Misty Copeland Leads List Of Variety’s ‘Power of Women’ Honorees At Ciprani’s

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty CopelandVariety, the definitive entertainment industry news source, is pleased to announce the honorees for its Power of Women: New York event to be held at Cipriani Midtown on April 8, 2016. Continue Reading →

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Ailey’s Opening Night Gala Benefit Honoring BNY Mellon

alvin ailey gala1On December 2nd, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick off a five-week holiday season with a star-studded gala benefit including a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom.  Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Donald Trump, Tracy Morgan And More On Jimmy Kimmel Live In Brooklyn

david_letterman_jimmy_kimmel_a_lJimmy Kimmel Live will be returning to the host’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York for five original shows which will tape live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House starting on Monday, October 19th, 2015. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Watch Misty Copeland In A Ballerina’s Tale

101215-Celebs-Misty-Copeland-Doc-A-Ballerinas-Tale-trailer-stillMisty Copeland is more than just a ballerina. From the time she was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater — a first for a Black woman — she’s become a cultural icon with a secure place in history. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: The Greene Space Presents “The Breakthrough” With Misty Copeland

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty CopelandThis season, dance prodigy Misty Copeland broke not one, but two major cultural barriers: she became American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American female principal dancer less than a week after being the first black ballerina to star in ABT’s Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.
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In A Dance Class Harlem’s Rangel Sits And Reflects

RANGELsub-master675In 1950s Harlem on a Sunday afternoon, Alma Carter arrived at the Savoy Ballroom in a mauve-colored strapless ball gown. “I wore a tiara with diamonds,” she said, quickly adding, “Not real diamonds.” Continue Reading →

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