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Classical Theatre of Harlem’s ‘Antigone’ draws parallels to today

Genius, brilliance, startling political relevancy are what I experienced at Harlem’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre in Marcus Garvey Park as I watched the Classical Theatre of Harlem perform Sophocles’ “Antigone,” in a production inspired by Paul Roche’s adaptation.

Food, culture, Broadway and more

There are a few sure things in life, and a lot of those actually come from the world of Disney. It’s the summer holiday season and if you are like most New Yorkers, you have a slew of visitors clamoring ...

Food. Film. Beach?

That’s right! It’s time for the seventh annual Long Beach International Film Festival running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4.

Berta Monday’s, ‘Can’t Cope,’ NYO Jazz, Dwyer Center art

One Harlemite who keeps that jazz torch burning is Berta Indeed.

Award-winning lyricist Micki Grant talks about ‘Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope’ at City Center

“Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope,” a politically charged musical about life for African-Americans in their communities, will be back after 47 years.

The Alvin Ailey School strikes a ‘Pose’

“Pose,” the new FX television show, is primarily about the often overlooked transgender members of the LGBTQ community and the 1980s ballroom scene associated with the dance craze known as voguing.

46th Dance on Camera Festival, July 20-24

It’s time to dance again and one of the best choices is the 46th Dance on Camera Festival starting July 20 and running through July 24.

Seal sings standards, classics at NYC’s Beacon Theatre

British pop singer Seal shared a surprising tidbit the other night at his amazing concert at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

‘Little Rock’ enlightens at Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

Since childhood, I heard bits and pieces of the story of the Little Rock Nine.

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents free staging of ‘Antigone’

It’s Harlem, so it’s close and the drama is being presented on the stage by The Classical Theatre of Harlem with “Antigone,” inspired by Paul Roche’s adaptation from the classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles.

Antoinette Nwandu’s ‘Pass Over’ — ‘Waiting for Godot’ meets ‘Do the Right Thing’

With all the critical acclaim that has greeted Antoinette Nwandu’s work, you would expect that she has been writing plays since she was very young.

Film Society of Lincoln Center hosts New York Asian Film Fest

The Film Society of Lincoln Center does diversity like no other.

‘Sorry to Bother You’ screening kicks off BAMcinemaFest

Brooklyn Academy of Music kicked off its 10th annual BAMcinemaFest last Wednesday with a screening of one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, “Sorry to Boåther You,” starring Tessa Thompson (“Thor: Ragnorak”), Lakeith Stanfield (“Get Out,” “Atlanta”), ...

A romantic drama with a tree as the main character

One of the central and unexpected characters in Donja R. Love’s “Sugar in Our Wounds”—directed by Saheem Ali—is a mystical tree with roots that are buried deep into the Southern soil.

An ambitious ‘Trilogy’ at Symphony Space

“The Trilogy,” featuring three one-act plays—“Ill Winds,” “Self-Inflicted Wounds” and “Codes,” utilizes galvanizing elements to portray the consequences of Black systemic oppression.