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.

Whole Foods Market unveils public artwork, Harlem: Past, Present, Future

There was an official dedication of the public artwork, Harlem: Past, Present, Future, at Whole Foods Market Harlem Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’

New York City is my home and has been since the 80s.

Art at City College: ‘Void of Death’ by Julio Mejia

A city without art is a colorless city. It’s often argued that a world without the arts will wither and die.

Photographer Alex Harsely lights up June Kelly Gallery

A lot of planning goes into a seemingly candid photograph when an artist is at work. This fact becomes self-evident when you visit the current show at June Kelly Gallery titled “Alex Harsely: An Overview,” now on display through July ...

Imhoteps Guide to Black Events: July 6-July12, 2017

In our GBE 2017 Black Music-Black Media Month Spotlight, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the list of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the recording academy’s 2017 Special Merit ...

Community Calendar: June 29 - July 5, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “Marshall,” based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Celebrate International African Arts Festival

The 46th Annual International African Arts Festival will return to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Community Calendar June 22 - June 28

Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, ...

Writing On It All offers free fun on Governors Island

If you want to leave your mark, it’s time to write on the wall. Writing On It All is a participatory writing project open to all interested members of the public.

Ceramic artist Susan Beecher leads Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts summer workshops

Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts will have a series of workshops during the summer. Sugar Maples is a part of the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

AENY celebrates anniversary

A day of fun-filled activities for youth and adults is on the agenda for the one-year anniversary celebration of the ARTs East New York community arts center.

Harlem Arts Fest holds annual gala

In the early 20th century, the Harlem Renaissance symbolized the awakening of a modern global consciousness of the African diasporic identity expressed through the arts.