Arts & Entertainment


Honorary street naming/tribute for The Chantels, April 5

On Friday, April 5, 2019, at 4 p.m., the famed ’50s female group The Chantels will receive a commemorative street sign at the corner of West 166th Street and Prospect Avenue in the Bronx—right in front of St. Anthony of ...

Global Fall ’19 runway recap

From the global fashion collective, there were eight designers that put their best fashions forward for fall/winter 2019 at Pier 59 in New York City.

US issues immediate grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes in wake of Ethiopia crash

The U.S. is issuing an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft “effective immediately,” in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people.

The Michael Jackson debate rages as petition wants Vegas show shuttered

Smack in the middle of the #MeToo era comes the King of Pop.

R. Kelly explodes during interview with Gayle King

In an explosive interview, R. Kelly is breaking his silence about the sexual abuse charges that landed him in jail last month.

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts by a Cook County grand jury.

MoMA, Film Society of Lincoln Center present New Directors/New Films fest Mar. 27- April 7

If you are a film director or an aspiring visual storyteller, then you know what an honor it is to be chosen to screen your film at MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival.

Indie Spirit Awards 2019: Harlem story ‘Beale Street’ wins

The New York Amsterdam News and our new all-digital vertical “AmNews Curtain Raiser” were on the Santa Monica beach soaking up the indie love at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards.

Esperanza Spalding joins Harvard music faculty

Jazz bassist, singer, four-time Grammy winner and scholar Esperanza Spalding has become a member of Harvard University’s music staff.

New Betty Carter album arrives 27 years after original performance

Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s exclusive record label founded in 2015, will be releasing a 1992 performance by jazz composer, singer and general force of nature Betty Carter March 29.

Find your happy place in Aruba

They call Aruba the Happy Island. It won’t take you long to figure out why.

Talking SCHOP! Black caterers, like me

This month my business SCHOP! celebrates 17 years in business! SEVENTEEN!

Harlem restaurateur Melba Wilson elected NYC Hospitality Alliance president

Melba Wilson, owner of Melba’s restaurant in Harlem, was recently elected president of the New York City Hospitality Alliance.

Find your happy place in Aruba

They call Aruba the Happy Island. It won’t take you long to figure out why.

A birthday salute to Harry Belafonte

After performing more than a dozen songs popularized by Harry Belafonte, pianist and vocalist Richard Cummings Jr., with an ensemble of musicians and singers, finally neared the end of a long night with a rousing version of “Day-O.” “Never record ...