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Ayanda Clarke interprets the world through music

Ayanda Clarke, 39, is a Bed-Stuy native percussionist with a stacked resume.

Great travel books that put the world at your fingertips

Since 1888, the National Geographic Society has played an active role in inspiring people all over the world to take a deeper look at, and care more deeply about, our planet through numerous print and online publications, award-winning television series, ...

Apollo hosts Women of the World Fest

Who ran Harlem? At least for this past weekend, women did.

Biggie Smalls’ record label contracts to be sold in auction

The online auction house Paddle8 will be auctioning the original contracts documenting the transition of late rap star Biggie Smalls, aka Christopher Wallace, and Sean Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, from working with Uptown Records to signing on to ...

Corey Mitchell makes history at 69th Tony Awards

History was made this year at the 69th annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall, as the inaugural Tony for Excellence in Theatre Education was awarded.

The best of LAFF

Choosing the best of the best from the Los Angeles Film Festival to highlight was tremendously challenging.

Road trip: LAFF

LA Film Fest Director Stephanie Allain gives credit where credit is due, fully acknowledging the strength of her programming team Roya Rastegar and Jennifer Cochis, who curated an “energetic slate of films from around the world,” which includes 45 world ...

32BJ, 1199 union members shine in art exhibit

Art exhibits tend to be associated with the upper class and sophistication.

Dudley Williams: A life well-lived in dance

In 2004, when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Dudley Williams was preparing to retire after four decades in dance, an interviewer asked about the unique longevity that characterized his remarkable career.

Street artists shine at art show

More than 30 New York City street artists showcased their work this weekend in the "Love It or Hate It" art show.

Where there was smoke, there was Wesley Williams

It has taken Ginger Adams Otis nearly a decade to complete her book “Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest” (PalgraveMacmillan, 2015).

Black art and the white gaze at the Brooklyn Museum

Patrons who appreciate art by and about Black people should make a bee-line to the top three floors of the Brooklyn Museum. Artwork from right now, the recent past and ancient history are on display via three sizable exhibitions.

Lawrence, Basquiat and Wiley: Art revolutionists

The artist Jacob Lawrence’s “One-Way Ticket: Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North” is now on exhibit through Sept. 7 at the Museum of Modern Art.

Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’ at MoMA

Marking the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North, the Museum of Modern Art presents “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of ...

‘Madame Cezanne’ on view at the Met

On view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art now through March 15 are paintings, drawings and watercolors by Paul Cezanne of his wife and most-painted model, Hortense Fiquet (1850-1922), and they are quite remarkable.

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