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Mayan history and culture in Mexico

One of the most beautiful areas of Mexico, the Riviera Maya possesses a deep, rich Mayan history—the people who were thought to have risen to prominence around 250 A.D. and were eventually dominated and almost wiped out in the 16th ...

Via Spiga’s spring 2015 shoe styles

For their spring 2015 campaign, Via Spiga footwear features model Hilary Rhoda in a great pair of gladiator dress heels. The campaign focuses on modern, elegant shoe styles that speak to all facets of a woman’s life and wardrobe.

Spring 2015 fashion classes

Design Entrepreneurs NYC has a call out for all designers with their own labels to participate in a free, intensive “min-MBA” program that will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology beginning May 28.

Lil’ Kim pays tribute to Biggie

Hot new couple alert! Common and Lupita Nyong'o were photographed together at both this year’s Golden Globes and Academy Awards ceremonies.

Haynes at 90; Gloster Project; Vanguard at 80

The young Roy Haynes earned a reputation in his hometown of Roxbury, Mass., before Luis Russell sent him a one-way ticket to join his 18-piece band, which was engaged at Harlem’s Savory Ballroom in 1945.

Jabari Davis brings laughs, life lessons

Growing up in a Black, vegan family in a gang-controlled neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Jabari Davis got a head start on material for his stand-up comedy routines.

Great voices in Harlem support the Gloster Project

Last summer, the Gloster Project provided three weeks of painting, public speaking, theater and performing arts, and music education to children in Gloster, even including an appearance by actor and activist Danny Glover and other artist friends of the Troupes.

Robert Blackburn photo exhibit open now through March 21

The Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba is pleased to present selections from the exhibition “Robert Blackburn: Passages.”

Daniel Beaty is Paul Robeson in ‘Tallest Tree’

Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters in “The Tallest Tree in the Forest,” a solo play that he also wrote. It tells the life story of Paul Robeson, a towering figure among our nation’s prominent ...

Interview with Tituss Burgess

Thank you, Netflix, for connecting me with Tituss Burgess. He is the very one who turned Broaday on its head, making a huge splash on Broadway in “Guys and Dolls” and “The Little Mermaid.”

Binge watching: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Perhaps you hate to admit that you’ve joined the world in its new obsession, cleverly coined “bw,” binge watching. I will admit to my #bwaddiction to quality TV viewing and the added bonus of watching these provocative documentaries, taunt thrillers ...

HBO releases second ‘Game of Thrones’ hip-hop mixtape

Cable network HBO has announced the release of the second volume of the “Catch The Throne” mixtape, showcasing a number of hip-hop songs from some of the industry’s top lyricists.

‘Brothers From the Bottom’ is a vital work to see

Have you ever experienced a play that not only entertained you, but also left you feeling educated and motivated? I saw a play over the weekend that did just that. “Brothers From the Bottom” is a captivatingly written and directed ...

Hot 97 hosts album signing event featuring stars of 'Empire'

As anticipation for Wednesday’s two-hour season finale of Fox’s hit prime time drama Empire builds up, two stars from the show stars are making an appearance in the city for an album signing event.

Marvin Gaye's family says Pharrell could have stolen another song

Just days after a jury found Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke guilty of copyright infringement for ripping of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” to make their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines,” Gaye’s family says there might another case song ...