Grace Jones, Denzel Washington and George C. Wolfe at TimesTalks

“I start each day on my knees,” Denzel Washington revealed to a packed, 378-seat house at the Times Center in response to an audience member asking how he handles life’s slings and arrows.

UniverSoul Circus: 25 years and stronger than ever!

UniverSoul Circus has been around for 25 years and I have been covering it that entire time.

Dance review: A confluence of ideas

Choreographer David Thomson recently presented his latest work at the new Performance Space New York.

Common, Angela Bassett, Black Thought, others bring words of Ta Nehisi Coates to Apollo stage

Angela Bassett, Joe Morton, Michelle Wilson, Common, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Greg Reid, Tariq Trotter and Pauletta Washington brought the words of Ta Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” to life at the famed Apollo Theater.

Dance Calendar April 2018

Two ballet companies will again share their season of dance: Ballet Hispánico (April 10-April 15) at the Joyce Theater and Dance Theatre of Harlem (April 4-April7) at New York City Center.

Dance Theatre of Harlem spring season sizzles

African drummers fill the air with compelling Caribbean rhythms. Dancers, male and female, appear dressed in floor-length skirts festooned with red balls accenting every movement of their swiveling hips.

Celebrate Vy Higginsen’s latest: ‘Let the Music Play ... Gospel!’

The Mama Foundation for the Arts proudly announces the brand-new production of their acclaimed musical, “Let the Music Play ... Gospel!”

‘Brooklyn Boy’ soars at East Side Playhouse

“A Brooklyn Boy,” an exciting and engrossing dramatic memoir, takes the one-man show to new theatrical heights at the East Side Playhouse.

Ailey II Kicks off 2018 season

Ailey II, the dynamic company of 12 young, talented dancers performing works by emerging innovative choreographers, returns to New York for its annual season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, March 14 to March 25.

Belafonte, Taylor Ho Bynum, ‘A Soldier’s Play’

Harry Belafonte’s life is a compilation of artistic and political channels that has affected America and the world—from his days of being dubbed “the king of calypso,” with a string of hits including his signature “Day-O” renamed “The Banana Boat ...

And then there were three...

For five years now, Camille A. Brown had been processing a dance trilogy that aims to engage audiences beyond their seats.

Dance Calendar March 2018

Explore dance in many forms all around New York this month! First up is the fast growing series “Work Up 4.0,” a platform for emerging artists at Gibney Dance.

‘A Small Oak Tree Runs Red’—Explosive, powerful theater at Billie Holiday Theatre

Soul-stirring, take you to school, take you to church theater is happening right now at the Billie Holiday Theatre as it presents “A Small Oak Tree Runs Red."

Up close with director George C. Wolfe at the Drama League

Two-time Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe returns to Broadway this spring with a revival of the Eugene O’Neill drama, “The Iceman Cometh.”

Another awe-inspiring Ailey season at City Center

We hope everybody’s holiday calendar included at least one evening of the annual month-long performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center.