Arts & Entertainment


HOT 97 Summer Jam ’bout to kick off the outdoor live music season

Consistent mild weather aside, a clear indication that summer is upon us is the energy of the music.

It’s time to ‘EatUp!’ Harlem

After a full year of planning and preparing, today kicks off the first official day of the inaugural Harlem EatUp! (@HarlemEatUp), a celebration of food, culture and spirit brought to Harlem by friends and colleagues Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster, Ginny’s, ...

Stevie Wonder turns 65

Music legend Stevie Wonder turns 65 and we're opening up the archives of our rare photos of his career.

Alhambra Ballroom hosts bridal expo

The Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem is hosting a bridal expo and fashion show on Sunday, May 17 from 3pm to 7pm.

Common takes the stage in Harlem

Rapper and actor Common recently performed in Harlem with two exclusive performances of UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH COMMON at Madiba Harlem at MIST.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo cracks down on nail salons

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the launch of a multi-agency Enforcement Task Force that will move immediately to prevent unlawful practices and unsafe working conditions in the nail salon industry.

10 things to see during the Apollo Theater's 2015-2016 season

Harlem's crowned jewel, the Apollo Theater, announced its programming for the 2015-2016 season.

On the “A” w/Souleo: South African photographer captures the pain and beauty of LGBT life

South Africa is celebrated for having one of the most advanced constitutions in the world, often cited for its inclusion of protections on the basis of sexual orientation.

Ebony LaDelle uses coloring books to highlight authors of color

In terms of diversity, book publishing in the United States lags well behind other industries.

Famed soul singer and composer Ben E. King dies at 76

With the recent reports of B.B. King being in hospice at home, some have already placed him with the ancestors.

AmNewsFOOD winner(s)

Thank you to all who submitted dishes to represent the Amsterdam News and AmNewsFOOD at the first ever Harlem Eat Up (@HarlemEatUp) festival taking place in just one week! Harlem restaurants, cooks and food makers showed what they can do, ...

Talking SCHOP! A ‘Night Out’ for kids

Last week, more than 1,350 charity-minded New Yorkers gathered at 23 Wall St. for the city’s premier culinary event for a cause, Night Out for No Kid Hungry.

Vacation rentals increasingly replacing hotel stays

When I was growing up, vacation accommodations encompassed a handful of options: a hotel or motel, camping or staying at a friend or relative’s house

Women of Influence honorees and Robin Quivers raise money for cancer research

The T.J. Martell Foundation honored seven distinguished women at the Women of Influence Awards and Luncheon, held in New York Friday, May 1.

FIT’s Future of Fashion ’15 show

Oh, what a show! FIT’s Future of Fashion show, held last Thursday evening at the John E. Reeves Great Hall on the FIT campus, was absolutely spectacular