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Nas: The time is still ‘Illmatic’

It was the summer of 1982 that the world was exposed to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s song “The Message,” which proved that hip-hop music was more than just meaningless rhymes strung together.

Jewish Museum showcases Black abstract expressionist painter Norman Lewis

The Jewish Museum, located at 1109 Fifth Ave. on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, has a couple of surprises for visitors.

Dowoti Desir ‘reveals history’ at the African Burial Ground

Many of us remember Dowoti Desir when she was the executive director of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center in Washington Heights.

And the award goes to …

n October and again in December, Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem; Dr. Charles Davis, founder of DanceAfrica!; Joan Myers Brown, founder of Philadanco!; and Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, will be honored by dance institutions ...

‘Kill the Messenger’ talks about crack and the late Gary Webb

The studios’ marketing machines usually position their important films in carefully calibrated rollouts in the fall for consideration for a variety of awards, ending with the coveted Oscar as a hopeful win.

Geoffrey Holder, a man of magic and majesty

His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality. Such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of 7-Up. But the multitalented ...

Geoffrey Holder: The gentle giant

Geoffrey Lamont Holder, a multitalented artistic force of nature whose commanding 6-foot-6 frame, baritone voice and enthusiastic laugh were outward manifestations of an incandescent spirit and an inimitable creative genius, made his transition Sunday at age 84, as a result ...

On the “A” w/Souleo: New TV series explores ‘America by the Numbers’

If the numbers truly don’t lie then America is in the midst of radical demographic changes.

Arts, entertainment and culinary delights in Buffalo

There are so many wonderful layers to all there is to see, do and experience in and around Buffalo, as we’ve seen in the previous two parts of this feature series.

Dionne Farris wows Boston

The incomparable Dionne Farris wowed the crowd at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston this past weekend.

Interfaith uses art and medicine to promote healing

Interfaith Medical Center, located on Atlantic Avenue in Crown Heights, was created in 1983 through the merging of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and Jewish Hospital Medical Center.

Harlem Renaissance Jazz, Film & Art presents an evening of cultural celebration

The Harlem Renaissance Economic Development Corp hosted the return of “Harlem Renaissance Jazz, Film & Art.”

b michael’s spring ’15 collection

When it comes to fashion design, no one told the story better than b michael.

Skin care for now

For a digital skin consultation and a targeted facial, visit the SK II counter at Saks Fifth Avenue to help keep your skin glowing well into the fall months.

Eight weekends of ‘Reproductive Awakening’ for Black women

Heads up, women! The organizers of “Reproductive Awakening: Narratives of Agency in Black America” have conceived eight enlightening weekends of programming devoted to you.