Arts & Entertainment


Kathleen Battle: ‘Black Lives Matter’

Recently, the diva soprano Kathleen Battle brought her multi-octave angelic voice to the hip Blue Note jazz club.

‘Black Art Legends’ event honors artist Robert Carter

What do you get the man who “has everything” for Father’s Day?

National Black Theatre marks 47th anniversary by honoring trailblazers

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre celebrated 47 years of keeping soul alive in Harlem with the eighth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala, held Thursday, June 18 at the National Black Theatre, located at 2031 Fifth Ave.

NYC blues musician launches first ever South by South Orange Fest

New York City staple Tomas Doncker has dipped his hands into another fresh and innovative project. In celebration of the release of his new album, “Big Apple Blues,” which he wrote with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, Doncker is launching ...

East African vocalist stuns River to River Fest

With a relaxing vibe in the air, people bobbed, tapped and swayed to Somi’s powerful performance at the River to River Festival last Thursday in downtown Manhattan’s Battery Park.

Sanaa Lathan to exec produce ‘Flyy Girl’ trilogy

When the casting news broke that CodeBlack Films, a Lionsgate company, had partnered with Sanaa Lathan to executive produce and star in the feature film adaptation of the “Flyy Girl” book trilogy, written by New York Times bestselling author Omar ...

Netflix premieres ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

“What happened, Miss Simone?” asked Maya Angelou in 1970, and that question is now the subject of a Netflix documentary revealing heretofore untold intrigue in the making of Nina Simone.

Yamazaki’s ‘OQ’ a quiet story

The New York dance world first knew of Japanese-born fashion designer and butoh choreographer Kota Yamazaki through his collaboration with Germaine Acogny and her Senegal-based company Jant-Bi.

Talking SCHOP! Chicago eats

As Frank Sinatra said, “Chicago is my kind of town,” from the people to the sights and, of course, the food.

Staying fit on the road

Whether traveling for business or leisure, it is very important—and often very difficult—to keep fit on the road.

A fall ’15 Tlale of soft, sensuous styles

David Tlale launched his brand 11 years ago. A native of South Africa, he showcases his inimitable designs all over the world.

Classic, chic styles for fall

In a collection of Calvin Klein classic clothes for day and evening, designer Francisco Costa finds a way to show a collection that seems timeless.

On the “A” w/Souleo

Vivian talks upbeat new album; Apollo Theater celebrates 10th annual spring gala; LGBT Museum announces expansion plans.

Ayanda Clarke interprets the world through music

Ayanda Clarke, 39, is a Bed-Stuy native percussionist with a stacked resume.

A visit to the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery

A trip to Kentucky could not be complete without visiting a house of bourbon, if not the whole Kentucky bourbon trail.