Curate NYC: New York artists, worldwide stage

Curate NYC, a dynamic multimedia artist showcase, began as the winning idea to a request for proposals from the city that had the modest goal of exhibiting art in city-owned buildings.

Imhotep's Guide to Black entertainment Nov23rd-Jan12th

Greetings! As we head into the holiday season, we wish you and your families safe travels and urge you to take time to take a bite out of the Big Apple. Make plans now. You know where we are, so ...

Queens Museum reflects borough’s diversity

The reopening of the Queens Museum could be a game changer.

Melvin Van Peebles at the gallery

Today (Thursday) is your last day to see “eMerge 2.0: Melvin Van Peebles & Artists on the Cusp.”

The Game’s ‘OKE’ takes his polished style to new heights

The highly successful Los Angeles-based rapper The Game has released a new mixtape called “OKE (Operation Kill Everything).” This new release is a high-quality, tastefully produced mixtape, hosted by DJ Skee and featuring hip-hop’s best and brightest, including Lil’ Wayne, ...

Curate NYC shows how art brings communities together

Curate NYC seeks to show that the arts do not only contribute to New York City’s image as a cultural trailblazer, but also to the overall economic and social development of New York’s diverse communities.

Tommy Johnson’s $37,000 record, Jazz Masters in Harlem III

When early blues heroes are mentioned, the name discussed most often is guitarist-singer Robert Johnson. However, Tommy Johnson (1896-1956), his senior and no relation, was also a great guitarist-singer out of the Mississippi Delta. He influenced many aspiring musicians in ...

Searching for common ground in art

A new exhibit by Community Works NYC is breaking new ground in exploring and connecting two diverse American experiences.

Lauryn Hill released from jail, releases new Consumerism song

The Bureau of Prisons released R&B entertainer and ex-Fugees member Lauryn Hill from prison early due to good behavior and other factors.

‘A Lighthouse in NY’ at the Shomberg

There is a lighthouse in Harlem, and it shone brilliantly on Friday, Sept. 27 when the Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society (ABPS) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture launched “A Lighthouse in New York,” a groundbreaking exhibit ...

Cool Culture seeks to engage diverse communities

Cool Culture, an organization dedicated to providing New York City’s underserved families with free access to the city’s cultural treasure trove, has expanded its vision with a new “Laboratory for New Audiences” initiative. The program, which consists of eight months ...

Fantasia brings it ‘After Midnight’

The scene was set. It was Tuesday morning at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, located inside Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Weather-wise, it was perhaps the last great day of the calendar year. Couple that with a picturesque view ...

African Day Parade brightens Harlem

Hundreds of proud Africans represented their nations during the annual African Day Parade in Harlem recently. Despite the mass shooting that took place in Nairobi just one day prior, Kenyans in New York proudly represented their country at the African ...

The Cosmopolitan Review

The beginning of October has brought beautiful weather, with days so lovely that it is hard to believe the rest of the world is at war. It is sometimes hard to imagine that the devastation, suicide bombings, genocide and other ...

James Cannings, international Guyanese musician, dead at 65

James Cannings, a longtime resident of Manhattan, died on Thursday, Sept. 5 surrounded by his loving family. Cannings founded JGC Entertainment Co. and JC Records and was an international recording musician, businessman, accomplished guitarist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, songwriter, producer, TV ...