Arts & Entertainment


‘Raisin’ is riveting!

“A Raisin in the Sun” is superb! This production is powerful! There is such raw, real and passionate emotion. Lorraine Hansberry truly gave life to the struggles of Black families and the relationship dynamics that exist in the Black family.

Soft, colorful shoes step out

For spring-summer 2014, the foot fashion look is color—and plenty of it! Everyday summer shoes are featured in LAMO’s collection of comfy-yet-trendy flats, moccasins, canvas slip-ons, sandals and lace-up booties.

AFI’s men’s fashion a la mode

In less than a fortnight, 10 local African menswear designers showcased their autumn-winter collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ)

I’ll see you in court!

Reminiscing over a bygone era can take place in a variety of forms—music, art, the written word, photography—and the latter is the medium that Chris Flook, a telecommunications instructor at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., chose for a summer ...

New Taste of the Upper West Side 2014

The 2014 New Taste of the Upper West Side will be back this May with an incredible lineup of both new and returning restaurants

Talking SCHOP! Keep on truckin’

After being postponed numerous times, it finally happened! The Harlem Food Truck Rally came off this past Saturday on Frederick Douglass Boulevard

Neighborhood Farm Fresh Produce Project for Low-Income Families

Three CSA sites located in the Bronx, Central Brooklyn and West Harlem will be featured by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger for the 2014 season.

Celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Houston

Check out what the largest city in Texas has to offer this June for Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

April 2014 dance calendar

This month’s calendar brings four April staples: Ailey II (April 2-13); Harlem Stage’s “EMoves” (April 4-5 & 11-12); Ballet Hispanico (April 15-27); and Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) (April 23-27).

Mother’s Day gift idea! Amazing accessories for spring

Sister to sister, creating beautiful accessories comes naturally to Cheryl Freeman and Donna Freeman Hughes. They have been creative partners since their childhood.

Glamorous evening looks

Evening elegance showed up best for fall 2014 at Badgley Mischka’s show during Fashion Week in New York. “Our style harkens back to the glamorous Hollywood of the ’40s,” said James Mischka. “The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined ...

New Michael Jackson album set for May release

It has been announced that a new Michael Jackson album will be released on May 15. L.A. Reid of Epic Records, along with Michael Jackson’s estate, collaborated on producing the record after Reid was allowed to scour Jackson’s personal catalogs ...

BK director screens first-time project

Brooklyn native and first-time director Louisa Brown will premiere her light-hearted film “Eight Limbs of Raja,” which was made in Brooklyn with Brooklyn talent and stars Bridget Barkan (recently in “God’s Pocket” with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman), on April ...

2014 Tribeca Film Festival makes NYC jam-packed with great choices!

The festival programmers for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, which will be presented by AT&T on April 16-27, should stand proud and strut with a cocky style often associated with “big pimping.”

Dance icon Joan Miller dies at 78

One of Harlem’s own, dancer, choreographer and instructor Joan Miller, died at 78.