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Wallace is a powerhouse in Frederick Douglass play—hurry!

You only have until Sunday, Dec. 14 to go to the ArcLight Theatre and experience a one-man tribute to Frederick Douglass.

Celebrating women with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Deck the halls! It’s that time of year! Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater season comes to the City Center Theater and runs through Sunday, Jan. 4.

Black Theater exhibit opens at Interchurch Center

In 2005, Community Works NYC, a nonprofit arts and educational organization with deep roots in Harlem, staged “Harlem Is … Theater,” a path-breaking exhibition exploring the rich history of Black theater in Harlem and beyond.

Nas play brings sold-out audience to the Schomburg

Nas is having a big year in media, and he got even more shine this past November with a play inspired by his classic debut album, “Illmatic.”

One love: Marley feted at the Apollo

This past Saturday, the Apollo Theater celebrated the 35th anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley’s Apollo debut with two big blowout concerts.

The Iconic Ben Vereen talks ‘Top Five’

Ben Vereen discusses his exciting new role in the upcoming film "Top Five"

Community Affairs Calendar 11/20-11/26

Greetings! President Barack Obama has announced that Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw and 16 others will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House Nov. 24 for their achievements and accomplishments.

‘Brownsville’ captivating, moving theater

Lizan Mitchell opens “brownsville song (b-side for tray)” with one of the most moving, riveting and emotional monologues I have heard in a play in years.

Mosley’s ‘Lift’ expands beyond walls

Ironically, the setting of Walter Mosley’s tragedy, “Lift,” is within the confines of an elevator.

The Bessies: Be proud!

The dance scene in New York packed the Apollo Theater in droves to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the renowned award ceremony, the Bessies, which honor outstanding creative work in the field. Fittingly, New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, ...

Billy Porter, family, cast discuss theatrical first

I recently had the pleasure of attending the opening night performance of “While I Yet Live,” playing at the Duke on West 42nd Street.

Palmer is perfect as Cinderella on Broadway

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” playing at the Broadway Theatre at 53rd Street and Broadway, currently stars Keke Palmer in the role of Ella, and this young lady is wonderful.

Multiple award winner Billy Porter talks new play

Q&A: Billy Porter, the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actor for his portrayal of Lola in “Kinky Boots,” in which he is still starring on Broadway, has decided to take a step in a slightly different ...

‘The 411’ Has a Lot to Say—and Youth need to Hear it!

“The 411” was adapted for the stage and directed by Juney Smith. The 85-minute production featured six inmates giving advice to youth, at times trying to frighten and inspire them.

‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ was raw and profane Tupac

“Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a musical at the Palace Theatre that closed this past summer, showcased the songs of Tupac Shakur. The lyrics were raw and described the most negative sides of life.

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