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July 2016 Dance Calendar

Before the July calendar begins, there is still more dance left to see in June.

Dr. Lonnie Smith, Coltrane at Birdland, African masks

Dr. Lonnie Smith, the ever swinging organist and composer, brings his Hammond B-3 to the Jazz Standard (116 E. 27 St.) June 28 to July 3. Smith’s audience prescription for his engagement will be plenty of national hip rhythms from ...

New York art tour in Chelsea

This past weekend was the sixth annual West Chelsea Artists Open Studios tour presented by the West Chelsea Artists Group.

Artist with Down syndrome featured at local gallery

An exhibition of works by Haile King Rubie, a 26-year-old Harlem artist with Down syndrome, will inaugurate the Clara Francis Gallery, a new Harlem art spot, from July 27 to Aug. 17, 2016.

‘The Fits’—A story told through the language of dance

“The Fits” is a film not so much about the performance of dance, but about dance and movement as the language of the film itself.

The X-Men, Storm and civil rights arguments

Ronald R. Nelson: Inspired by the new movie “X-Men: Apocalypse,” we wanted to share some thoughts on one of the featured characters, Storm.

Broadway musings and a mini-review

African-Americans attend theater and purchase tickets on Broadway for a myriad of shows.

The Golden Isles of Georgia – Part 2

In our first exploration of the Golden Isles of Georgia, we learned that its history dates back to the early 1600s, it was named after the surrounding golden brown-hued marshland and today it encompasses the mainland port city of Brunswick ...

College student debuts film at Cannes Film Festival

From Rutgers University to the Cannes Film Festival!

A paint class at Harlem’s NAMA

There’s nothing better on a quiet Sunday afternoon than taking a paint class to relax. Hope Pianello’s Paint Party (recently held at New Amsterdam Musical Association, located at 107 W. 130th St.) offers people of all ages the opportunity to ...

David Hammons: Five decades

“Oh, my goodness, could you by chance be the artist?” a woman asked me before I pushed the bell to enter the Mnuchin Gallery.

Non-commissioned, uncensored New York art show

The Armory holds many cultural events, especially during Armory weekend. One event, called “New York Sh###y,” was an outdoor art show hosted by Uta Brauser, Josef Pinlac and the group called Con Artist Collective.

March 2016 travel calendar of events

Upcoming events for the emerging spring season.

CCADI to host two-day symposium February 27-28

“Trade/itions” is a two-day symposium event that will explore the points of orisha intersections through an artistic, activist and 21st-century lens.

Rep. Rangel, B. Smith, Hunter-Gault turn out to honor Black art

With a recent increase in high-profile art lovers and collectors such as Jay Z, this show resonates even more with the public.