Arts & Entertainment


Milwaukee makes for a great Midwestern visit

When you think Milwaukee, maybe what comes to mind is the ’70s hit television show, “Laverne & Shirley,” with its catchy opening theme song and the two of them skipping through the streets of Milwaukee.

Kem and Joe at NJPAC on Thursday, Dec. 12

Have you been a good bunch of elves this year? Then go right ahead and treat yourselves to this week’s Kem and Joe show at NJPAC, where WBLS presents “Home for the Holidays.”

Will Smith participates in The World’s Big Sleep Out in New York City’s Times Square on Saturday, Dec. 7

On Saturday, Dec. 7, New York City joined over 50 cities worldwide to host The World’s Big Sleep Out, a global initiative uniting the world in a universal effort to help fight homelessness.

Anna Deavere Smith’s genius at play in Signature Theatre's 'Fires In the Mirror'

Smith’s intensely conceived and written work is one of the most beautiful examples of journalism come to life.

Elevate holiday cooking with seasonal skillet dishes

The rush of the holiday season––shopping for gifts, decorating the house, hosting loved ones and other added obligations––can be challenging.

Kwanzaa celebration taking place at Rochdale Village

The “Our Village Kwanzaa Celebration” is set to take place at the Rochdale Village Community Center, located at 169-65 137th Avenue, Jamaica, Queens, on Dec. 28 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ashley’s Aquarian Age: December 12 - December 18

Jupiter, the planet of big ideas and the seeker of truth, is in a harmonious trine with rebellious Uranus.

Black Spectrum Theatre in Queens: Sassy Mamas and so much more!

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company in Queens is absolutely a great place to experience marvelously entertaining theater.

Josephine Baker musical is spectacular!

I had the great fortune this past weekend to catch a delightful, well-written, -sung, -danced and -staged production called “The Dark Star from Harlem: The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker.”

Holiday stocking stuffers & stops

“New Kid” by Jerry Craft, an award-winning author-illustrator, is a wonderful read and a gift for children.

Miami’s Art Basel Show report

In collaboration with artist Miranda Makaroff SS’20 collection, designer Desigual unveiled a fantastic fashion collection with artistic cameos that showed women living in harmony with nature.

Rasheedah Phillips talks Black Quantum Futurism coming to Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage’s fall season finale of the Cosmic Synthesis of Sun Ra and Afrofuturism Series will take place on Dec. 13.

‘Bombshell’—suspenseful and deeply satisfying

What is the movie “Bombshell” really about? In a nutshell, “Bombshell” is a powerful movie about what selling, in America, has become.

Henry Street Settlement stages 3rd annual 24-hour arts event against gun violence

In one of the most stunning moments during the March For Our Lives in 2018, eleven-year-old Naomi Wadler took the stage and talked about the deaths of young Black people by gun violence each year.

Acclaimed author and activist Nubia Kai at Sister’s Uptown Dec. 13

Many moons ago, as my Chickasaw ancestors would say, when I first began teaching at Wayne State University in Detroit, one of the best students I had was Nubia Kai.