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‘It Shoulda Been You’ a bridal hoot

Have you ever gone to a musical and as it starts you sense this amazing energy in the theater?

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‘Something Rotten!’ is something wonderful!

“Something Rotten!” is one of the most original, creative musical comedies to hit Broadway in a long time! It makes the Renaissance hip and new! And it rejuvenates one’s love and appreciation for the brilliance of William Shakespeare’s work.

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Fearon is fearless in Stephen Petronio Company

To coincide with Stephen Petronio Company’s 30th anniversary season at the Joyce Theater (April 7 to 12), Petronio presented the second and final part of his two-part work “Locomotor/Non Locomotor.”

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It’s Mint Condition and Tony! Toni! Tone! at Lehman Center

I had the pleasure to speak with the leads in two R&B groups, bass guitarist Rick Kinchen of the talented Minneapolis R&B band Mint Condition, and D’Wayne Wiggins, one of the original members of Tony! Toni! Tone.

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Join the AmNewsFOOD Team

I am excited to announce that I have been promoted to food editor for the Amsterdam News.

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Community Calendar 5/21 - 5/27

Community Calendar 5/21 - 5/27

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Talking SCHOP! Harlem EatUp! Firsts, Part I

It’s done! Fini! Finito! Terminado! The inaugural Harlem EatUp! festival has come to a close. Though the weather was a little touch-and-go at times over the weekend, the show went on and the people showed up.

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Mexican love at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort

In the first part of our Mexico getaway, we had just begun to explore beautiful Los Cabos, situated approximately 1,030 miles south of San Diego at the southern tip of Baja Mexico (sometimes called Baja California), hugging the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) to the east.

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Hair color news: ‘A granny trend’

Are older women coloring their hair more? In the hair industry, “granny trend” and “co-washing” are the new buzzwords.

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Hats are marvelous for fall ’15

During the recent Mercedes-Benz Istanbul Fall/Winter Fashion Week, young milliner Merve Bayindir offered a heads-up with her outstanding collection of hats

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Educators, activists denounce Cuomo’s Education Investment Tax Credit proposal

Last week, educators and educational activists called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ax plans for an Education Investment Tax Credit, which they call a “scheme” to divert money from public education.

Unions strike for right to organize

Earlier this month, Environmental Service Systems employees walked off the job, demanding that their employer respect their right to be represented by their union, Local 32BJ.

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Cooperation, not conflict, will help reduce crime

All New Yorkers must be concerned with fighting crime, but it is the city government’s mandate to focus on keeping all New Yorkers and visitors safe.

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B.B. King—the best of the best, and a king indeed

Whether it’s history (“When I first got the blues, They brought me over on a ship.

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Malcolm X legacy honored on his 90th birthday

he celebration of what would have been the 90th birthday of slain international activist Malcolm X began with hundreds making the pilgrimage to the Ardsley gravesite, where the man also known as El-Haj Malik El-Shabazz is interred with his wife, Dr. Betty Shabazz.

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United Way of New York City honors Giants, Jets at 22nd annual Gridiron Gala

United Way of New York City, the New York Giants and the New York Jets reteamed last week for the 22nd annual Gridiron Gala in support of New York City’s youth.

Cosmopolitan Review 5/21 - 5/27

Are you ready to roll out the lazy, hazy days of summer? The days of potato salad, watermelon and beer?

Do black lives matter in Israel? Ethiopian Jews protest racism and police brutality

Just as African-American activists have taken to the streets in recent months, decrying anti-Black brutalities by the police, their African-Israeli counterparts have launched a parallel protest in recent days, calling for an end to racial discrimination in the Holy Land.

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Michelle Obama: A Life

Somebody, somewhere close is talking about whether first lady Michelle Obama will ever run for office. Even as Hillary Clinton is primed for the run, eyes and opinions are looking further into the future.

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Keep it current

As the weather finally begins to change, I am inspired by the phrase “Keep it current.” It may seem like a simple or even abstract phrase to some, but it is quickly becoming a guiding principle for me in all facets of my life.

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