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African-American conductors make history on Broadway

A watershed moment, a major milestone, recently took place on Broadway, with the orchestras of four major shows led under the batons of distinguished African-American music directors and conductors.

‘If/Then’ is about possibilities in life

Did you ever make a choice in life and wonder what would have happened if you did something else?

‘After Midnight’ Is Pattified!

Tuesday, June 10 was the official press opening for Patti LaBelle in “After Midnight,” a musical that spotlights Harlem nightlife in 1932. “After Midnight” is now officially “Pattified.” LaBelle put her delightful spin on each song and made the jazz ...

The Apollo celebrates 80 years

Harlem’s crown jewel, the Apollo Theater, celebrates its 80th birthday this week, with a star-studded, music-filled event during the annual spring gala. On top of celebrating eight decades of entertainment, the Apollo also honored BNY Mellon and Richard Parsons.

Imhotep's Guide to Black events: June 19 - June 25, 2014

Greetings. The line of new ancestors continues to grow with the passing of legendary Academy Award-nominated stage and film actress, performance poet, civil right, human rights and Pan-African activist Ruby Dee, wife of the late Ossie Davis. Dee died at ...

The Apollo celebrates 80 years

Harlem's crown jewel, the Apollo Theater, celebrates its 80th birthday this week, with a star-studded, music-filled event during the Annual Spring Gala. On top of celebrating eight decades of entertainment, the Apollo also honored BNY Mellon and Richard Parsons.

Imhotep's Guide to Black events: June12- 18, 2014

Black Music Month 2014 is starting out with a bang

Audra McDonald makes history at 68th Tony Awards

Audra McDonald made history on Sunday, June 8 when she became the first person to win six Tony Awards.

Cuba’s MalPaso Dance Company: A Promising Future

MalPaso Dance Company from Havana, Cuba, made its mark on New York City in its first U.S. appearance.

Copeland conquers ‘Coppelia’!

In American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) “Coppelia,” considered the last of the Romantic ballets, Misty Copeland made the fantasy real in her debut performance as Swanilda

Audra McDonald channels Billie Holiday on Broadway

Audra McDonald channels the spirit of Billie Holiday in a touching, moving portrayal of the late jazz singer in her Broadway show, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.”

June is FPPT: Film, pride, parades and theater

On June 8 the award show for excellence on Broadway, the Tony Awards, will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS

Tony Has a Pop-Up Shop

The 68th annual Tony Awards has gone ultra modern with its first theme-related pop-up shop at the Paramount Bar and Grill

Drama Desk Shows Love to McDonald, Iglehart, Thompson

At the 59th annual Drama Desk Awards, held at Town Hall on West 43rd Street, three African-American actors won the coveted award that acknowledges the best in Broadway and off-Broadway theater.

This summer, spend ‘After Midnight’ with LaBelle, Knight and Cole

“After Midnight” is a celebration of Duke Ellington’s years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and 30s.