Arts & Entertainment


Black celebrities being inducted into inaugural class of the East Orange Hall of Fame

Actor John Amos, rap group Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah and Dionne Warwick are among the those being inducted into the inaugural class of the East Orange Hall of Fame.

Stevie Wonder takes part in social protest

In a pair of recent performances, superstar singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder utilized his high-profile platform to bring attention to the racial injustices that are so obvious in this country that even he can see them.

Harlem Holiday Lights celebrating 25 years

The 125th Street Business Improvement District and Community Boards 9 and 10 are flipping the switch for the 25th Anniversary of Harlem Holiday Lights.

The Billie Holiday Theatre is back with ‘The Old Settler’

The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationArt in Bedford-Stuyvesant is back and opened its season with a powerful production of John Henry Redwood’s “The Old Settler.”

Sing For Hope Piano given to Mama Foundation for The Arts

A Sing for Hope Piano was recently donated to Vy Higginsen’s organization, Mama Foundation for the Arts, during a celebration in which legendary singer Roberta Flack was serenaded by teens from the Mama Foundation.

Your love and God’s Love We Deliver

God’s Love We Deliver, the leading provider of nutritious, medically tailored meals to those living with chronic illnesses in the New York metro area, recently celebrated its delivery of 20 million meals since 1985.

Talking SCHOP! Bells for Belle

Many, many months ago, I heard of a small restaurant on Seventh Avenue. It was the first chef’s table restaurant with only 12 seats and an open residential style kitchen. I was intrigued.

Where to stay in Cape Town, South Africa

With dozens of lodging options all over the city, and a variety of neighborhoods with different characteristics and opportunities, choosing a place to stay while in Cape Town can be quite challenging.

Lil’ Kim reinvents with new song, ‘Took Us a Break’

Hip-hop veteran Lil’ Kim, whose debut album “Hard Core” was released 21 years ago this fall, has released a new single entitled “Took Us a Break.”

British actor nabs coveted role in RSC production

British actor Sope Dirisu was an average, fairly popular kid growing up in the North London suburb of Colindale.

Contemporary Noh Theater a success!

The recent production of the dance/drama at Japan Society, “Left-Right-Left” “…was developed based on the never-seen-before concept of combining noh music and contemporary dance.”

Geri Allen’s music, name resounded at Carnegie Music Hall

“She was a sister and daughter,” Merkerson noted, “a gentle spirit who saw the best in everyone.”

HBCU marching band participating in 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Marching Storm is headed to the Big Apple for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

How to do Thanksgiving in New York right

On any given day, the hectic pace of New York streets may convince tourists that their eyes are better fixed on the ground ahead than gazing up at the sky.

Grace Jones says she was sexually harassed during casting for first big film

Musician, actress and model Grace Jones has revealed she was sexually harassed when she landed her first big acting role.