Our July 2017 GBE Black Media Month highlights the Motor City, beginning with our own Herb Boyd, whose new book “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination” is drawing critical raves.
In our GBE 2017 Black Music-Black Media Month Spotlight, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the list of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the recording academy’s 2017 Special Merit ...
I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “Marshall,” based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A close look into Okwui Okpokwasili’s eyes at the end of a performance confirms how completely she commits to the message in her work.
Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, ...
National Black Theatre in Harlem is closing its 48th season with the world premiere of “Kill Move Paradise.”
Greetings! In celebrating Black Music Month 2017, a reminder to all that we are also celebrating National Caribbean Heritage Month 2017 in which we highlighted the anniversary passing of Pan-African giant, Marcus Garvey, noting the legacy of his global contribution ...
"Dear Evan Hansen" won "Best Musical" at the 71st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday.
Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, says there are a number of reasons folks should be excited about the company’s upcoming Lincoln Center summer season (June 14-18).
Greetings! Our GBE Black Music Month 2017 opens with a salute to the gentle genius Curtis Mayfield, who would have been 75 this year. Mayfield’s talent created the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, climaxing with his ...
For nearly one year now, Kyle Marshall and dancers Oluwadamilare Ayorinde and Myssi Robinson have been in deep research, making his first full-evening work, “Colored.”
I recently had the opportunity to interview Tony-nominated Michelle Wilson for her role as Cynthia in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat,” playing at Studio 54 on West 54th Street.
“Sweat,” Lynn Nottage’s latest work, is an intensely written and flawlessly performed drama. It will make you laugh and cry as it tells a real story of real people’s lives.
Though hard to believe, Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, has held this role for seven years now.
Ailey II, the revered junior company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, presented their first season at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, March 29 through April 2.