Talking SCHOP! This with that

Now that summer is settling in and we have celebrated our country’s independence, it is time to create some seasonal moments and take part in events around Harlem, the city, the state and the tristate area, for that matter.

George Coleman, J.D Allen,King of Stage,' Asinamali

Since VTY started its jazz series, Sunday Serenade, at the West End Lounge on the Upper West Side (955 West End Ave. at 107th Street), it seems to be having a resurgence of popularity reminiscent of earlier times.Since VTY started ...

POPSUGAR Play/Ground: The weekend of woman-centered fun we deserve!

In what is sure to become a NYC tradition, last weekend powerhouse women’s lifestyle brand POPSUGAR hosted two days completely dedicated to wellness, empowerment and self-care for women

Diddy purchases $21.1 million Kerry James Marshall painting

It has been reported that producer and entrepreneur, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is the buyer of “Past Times” (1997) by Kerry James Marshall.

Up-and-coming glass artist carves out own niche

It was totally unexpected. Hanging out with roommates on a lazy Friday night 11 years ago, one of them said, “You know, you can blow glass.”

Stan Squirewell, Renee Cox among featured artists at Harlem Perspectives exhibit

Stan Squirewell’s work, along with that of Renee Cox and a number of other artists of color, is being presented in the current Harlem Perspectives exhibit at Faction Art Gallery, which runs through May 13.

Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show celebrates healing power of art

Rushing from the stage to get to his shift at Kings County Hospital, Dr. Robert Gore still made the time to speak briefly to the Amsterdam News about the connection between art and medicine.

British art gallery finds home for new branch in Harlem

Harlem is 4,000 miles away and five hours behind Bristol, England, but for Richard Scarry and his partners, Chippy Coates and Celine Gauld, who just opened up FACTION Art Projects on Frederick Douglass Boulevard, they feel much closer.

Obamas’ official portraits unveiled

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama re-emerged on the public stage Monday in Washington, only this time for an event that has nothing to do with politics.

Basquiat painting on view at Brooklyn Museum

An original Basquiat painting was hung at the Brooklyn Museum Jan. 26. Basquiat’s 1982 skull painting was purchased in an auction at Sotheby’s for $110 million by Yusaku Maezawa, a wealthy Japanese entrepreneur last year.

National Museum of African American History and Culture wins design award

The National Museum of African American History, designed by British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye, is the recipient of the Beazley Design of the Year Award for 2017.

‘Tell Them We Are Rising’ screens at Apollo Open House Weekend

In celebration of Black History Month and as part of the Apollo Theater’s Open House Weekend activities, the Apollo Theater, Firelight Media, “Independent Lens” and PBS station THIRTEEN will host a screening of acclaimed director Stanley Nelson’s film “Tell Them ...

Oscar-winning documentary director brings Apollo to life for big screen

As reported on Deadline as an “exclusive,” Roger Ross Williams, who won the 2010 Oscar for his documentary short, “Music by Prudence,” is directing an authorized documentary feature on the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment expands new digital arts/animation training initiative

New York City’s Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with the Neighborhood Opportunity Network and The Animation Project, unveiled an exciting new initiative called the Made in NY Animation Project.

Free art project for uptown cancer survivors 

Since Nov. 2, Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art & Advocacy for Health has been hosting free art workshops for men and women cancer survivors every Monday and Thursday in November.