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Reliving Ailey at City Center 2014

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took over the New York City Center stage for their annual month-long season.

The Cosmopolitan Review

This has to be the year of Ava DuVernay. Everyone is taking their children to see “Selma,” the movie focusing on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s struggle, determination and ultimate victory in obtaining the right to vote for millions ...

This year, consider AUDELCO and support Black theater

As you begin the new year and decide what you want to do with some of your extra money or time, consider getting involved with AUDELCO, the nonprofit organization that has been supporting Black theater for 42 years.

Tonya Pinkins stars in ‘Rasheeda Speaking,’ directed by Cynthia Nixon

Seeing the title of Joel Drake Johnson’s play, “Rasheeda Speaking,” you are eager to hear what this Black woman has to say. But, according to Cynthia Nixon, who makes her directing debut with the play, Rasheeda is not a character ...

White House to hold screening of ‘Selma’

The film “Selma,” will become the latest in a line of Oscar contenders, such as last year’s ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and 2012’s “Lincoln” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” to be shown in the White House.

Jazz wins Golden Globe, Dr. Martin Luther King on jazz, ‘Selma’

When it comes to television and film, jazz takes a backseat as the stepbrother to hip-hop, soul or pop music, so it was somewhat of a surprise when J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for the ...

Road trip: Hollywood

The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. (ET) /5 p.m. (PT). Kathy Connell is executive producer.

Anthony Anderson to host NAACP awards

Hollywood will be celebrating it’s fabulous Blackness with the the 46th NAACP Image Awards, a two-hour star-studded (live) event Friday, Feb. 6, on TV One at 9p.m.

‘Into the Woods’ is big fun on the big screen

The Disney Christmas release, “Into the Woods,” is definitely a gift for the entire family. Rated PG, it is a delightful movie to experience.

Doo-wop is back at Lehman Center

Well known doo-wop groups such as the Duprees, the Platters, Barbara Harris and the Toys, Larry Chance and the Earls, the Belmonts and Ragdoll, will be performing Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Lehman Center.

Dance calendar January 2015

Before the month is out, see Raja Feather Kelly and Tzveta Kassabova as they come together in their self-produced weekend titled “Super We,” at Danspace Project, Jan. 29 to Jan. 31.

Five people shot at Chris Brown show in California

Five people were injured in a shooting in the early hours of Sunday, June 11 at the Fiesta nightclub in San Jose, Calif., where Chris Brown, the troubled R&B pop artist, was making an appearance.

Common, John Legend take home Globe for ‘Glory’

It was clear from the beginning that Hollywood’s African-American community was largely under-represented in this year’s Golden Globes. “Selma” was the only Black film recognized in major categories, and Black actresses Quvenzhane Wallis, Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis went home ...

‘Africa Umoja’: Strength, passion and spirit

If you were at Symphony Space last week, then you got to experience the captivating, sensual and powerful performance of “Africa Umoja: 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy Tour.”

Making of an ‘Empire’

Sometimes, when you meet someone very special, you get that jolt that is associated with electricity or, as the hippies would say, you experience a “very good vibe.”