Arts & Entertainment


Academy pres. Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Nate Parker controversy

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who was recently re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts, has always been a trailblazer and a calm and reasonable voice easy to hear over a roaring crowd.

Harlem sees rise of new community campaign ‘Black Harlem Lives’

The Harlem community is home to the rise of new campaign, “Black Harlem Lives.” The campaign, which celebrates the Black community and authentic Harlem culture, was born in response to a New York Times article “Black Harlem Has Come to ...

Chris Brown arrest adds to troubled history

On Tuesday, the singer was back in the news, this time accused of threatening a woman with a gun at his Tarzana mansion. Police swarmed his home for an hours long standoff which ended with Brown's arrest on suspicion of ...

Babyface, Amber Rose and Calvin Johnson join 'Dancing with the Stars'

The cast of Season 23 of "Dancing With the Stars" was revealed Tuesday morning on "Good Morning America."

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83

Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann, said.

MTV VMAs: Beyoncé steals the show with fiery performance

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards were free of controversy and full of powerful performances. From Beyoncé's surprise stage re-creation of "Lemonade" to Britney Spears' big comeback, here are some of the best moments from Sunday's show.

More Patti LaBelle desserts coming to Walmart

Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie was a smash-hit last year for Walmart. Now she's expanding her line to include new desserts

Remembering Aaliyah 15 years after her death

August 25 marks the day when superstar singer Aaliyah, died when her plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas.

Simple steps to smarter snacking

When hunger strikes, it can be tempting to reach for the closest treat, even if it’s laden with fat and empty calories.

Traveling light with shades of Pinck

Instead of saying “hello” when she answered the phone, I said, “Where are you?”

Bobby Hutcherson, influential vibraphonist dies at 75

Bobby Hutcherson, who changed the vernacular of jazz vibraphone and influenced generations of aspiring musicians in the process died Aug. 15 at his home in Montrara, Ca. He was 75.

Spring/summer 2017 news

Aug. 25, 2016, at 13 W. 38th St., New York, N.Y., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Terese Sydonna’s fall 2016 collection will be available at a sample sale.

Resort ’17 chapeau chic

It’s the season for fashionable straw hats. Madonna was spotted in Havana, Cuba, wearing the Drake hat from Gigi Burris Millinery’s Resort 2017 collection.

New music series at Grill On The Hill

The Grill On The Hill, located at 1624 Amsterdam Ave. (646-838-8879), is a lot like “Cheers” but with African-Americans, Latinos and a vibrant rainbow tribe.

Doreen Oliver brings one-woman show to NYC Fringe Fest

“Everything Is Fine Until It’s Not” is a heartfelt comedy about Doreen, a workaholic film producer whose life goes off-script after her son is diagnosed with autism.