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History made: FAMU Wind Symphony becomes first HBCU ensemble to play Carnegie Hall

It’s official. Florida A&M University’s Wind Symphony makes history Sunday becoming the first classical ensemble from a historically Black college or university (HBCU) to perform at Carnegie Hall and is on its way to the Kennedy Center in 2016.

VIDEO: FAMU Wind Symphony holds dress rehearsal for Carnegie Hall debut

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Wind Symphony makes final preparations for its Carnegie Hall performance.

Florida A&M musicians arrive in New York for historic performance at Carnegie Hall

The 60-member wind symphony from Florida A&M University (FAMU) arrived to the city on Friday to prepare for their performance at Carnegie Hall on Sunday.

‘Unequally Yoked’

If the dress rehearsal for Lynette Blackwell’s spiritual stage play “Unequally Yoked” is indicative of the full ensemble, then she is truly on the road to becoming an excellent playwright and director.

Harlem represents at Bone Broth Festival

There are trends when it comes to fashion, technology and most industries. Food is no exception. The latest trend is simple, wholesome and, some would say, homeopathic.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem-made vegetarian eggrolls

SChopgirl reviews Watkins Health Foods & Juice Bar on west 125th St. in Harlem.

Great finds for the traveler on the go

One of the benefits of being a travel writer is that you often find out about many of the latest travel accessories, gadgets, clothing, books and so forth as soon as they come on the market, each offering its own ...

Diamond jewelry purchasing tips

Every woman should have a fine jewelry piece in the jewelry box. DANI by Daniel K just launched its first multimedia jewelry campaign at Baselworld 2015.

UniverSoul: You will laugh, clap and be moved

From the time you sit down at the UniverSoul Circus, you realize why you are here once again. It is time for you to rejoin this family.

Haute fall-winter 2015 hats

Fashion has changed. The trend is more about what you can create out of the fashion pieces that you have.

Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to rehab

According to reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown was moved to a rehab facility over the weekend. Sources close to the family told Entertainment Tonight that she was moved from Emory University Hospital to an undisclosed rehabilitation facility in Atlanta.

Dee Dee Bridgewater; Trio 3 at Vanguard

During her recent engagement at the Blue Note, it became evident Dee Dee Bridgewater is the most dynamite female jazz vocalist of this century.

Rihanna named first Black Dior representative

R&B pop music queen Rihanna has been having great success in the fashion and advertising world over the past couple of years. She was hired on as creative director for Puma last year, and now she has been chosen to ...

Murphy to play Pryor’s father in biopic 

Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy has been cast to play the father of the prolific late comedian Richard Pryor. Murphy has been cast among an all-star lineup of actors, including Mike Epps as Pryor, Kate Hudson as Pryor’s wife, Jennifer ...

Tune in to season two of Bravo’s ‘Blood, Sweat and Heels’

There are numerous reality TV shows across many networks that star people of color, but Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat and Heels” brings something a bit different to the reality table.

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