Arts & Entertainment


Emmy winner Joe Morton takes the stage as Dick Gregory

Joe Morton, who recently won an Emmy for his portrayal of Eli Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” has returned to the New York stage, playing stand-up comedian and activist Dick Gregory in “Turn Me Loose”

DanceAfrica 2016: A celebration in movement, rhythm and spirit

This Memorial Day weekend, the 39th annual DanceAfrica celebration promises to fill the Brooklyn Academy of Music and its surrounding community with a dynamic display of dance, music, film, food, fashion and more as it has done since it was ...

Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook hosts book signing

Former U.S. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook’s “Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women” recently hosted a book release and signing event.

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Broadway Theater Tony Award nominees

This year has been, without question, the best year for actors, producers, directors and other theatrical professionals of color on Broadway.

Harlem EatUp! 2016

This year's Harlem EatUp! event bringing out some of the best and brightest from Uptown restaurant scene as well as some new flavors.

Behind the Photo: Harlem Eat Up! Class of 2016

Last year’s Harlem EatUp!’s first class photo took place in front of a couple of brownstones on 119th Street in homage to Art Kane’s iconic photo, “A Great Day in Harlem.”

AmNews Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum featured on Centric

A new television spot featuring New York Amsterdam News Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Elinor Tatum is running on Centric.

Destiny's Child alum cast in Dionne Warwick biopic

LeToya Luckett has been cast to play singer Dionne Warwick in a planned film about the singer's life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Stevie Wonder turns 66

Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 66 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.

Masterwork of Black theater opens at HSA May 13

The Harlem School of the Arts Theatre Department is launching “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show."

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Revolution’

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an uptown boy and very proud of it. We can lay claim (by our zip code, to a degree) to the genius that is Miranda, the lyricist, composer, creator and star of “Hamilton.”

Literary giants Ishmael Reed and Haki Madhubuti in town

There are two opportunities for folks in the region to spend time with the eminent author Ishmael Reed.

Black productions recognized with Drama Desk noms

The Drama Desk Awards honor the best in Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theater.

‘Blackbird’ is a riveting, disturbing drama

Broadway is a vehicle through which many different topics can be discussed, including those that may be difficult for people to approach and deal with.

PHOTOS: Opening night at the New York African Film Festival

Stars and filmmakers were out during the opening night of this year's New York African Film Festival.