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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.

Billie Holiday production brings back old-time faith

The Billie Holiday Theatre is currently showing “The Seeds of Abraham,” a play that is both a drama and a comedy.

New exhibit highlights Black theater’s Harlem roots

Imagine a version of “Macbeth” set in Haiti with an all-Black, 137-member cast of actors, dancers and drummers. It sounds like a modern Broadway hit, but it’s actually a production that took place at Harlem’s famed Lafayette Theatre in 1936.

‘Dutchman’ is stunning!

If you want to have a theatrical experience that will leave you stunned, then you need to head to the National Black Theatre on 125th St. and 5th Avenue and see “Dutchman.” It is the 50th anniversary of this powerful, ...

DanceAfrica 2014: Celebrating Africa’s Bantaba

This Memorial Day weekend, the 37th annual celebration of DanceAfrica, the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African culture, sweeps into the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a exuberant exploration of the rich cultural heritage of Madagascar with “DanceAfrica 2014: Celebrating ...