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Nas play brings sold-out audience to the Schomburg

Nas is having a big year in media, and he got even more shine this past November with a play inspired by his classic debut album, “Illmatic.”

Determined to Educate gala honors community leaders

The sixth annual Determined to Educate Gala kicked off early November with a room full of spirited, well-dressed revelers in Manhattan.

MoMA releases footage of newly discovered 101-year-old Black film

The Museum of Modern Art has unearthed a 101-year-old treasure in the form of a previously unknown Bert Williams film.

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Jewish Museum showcases Black abstract expressionist painter Norman Lewis

The Jewish Museum, located at 1109 Fifth Ave. on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, has a couple of surprises for visitors.

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Three Harlem art galleries commemorate the 40th anniversary of ‘For Colored Girls’

Curated by art aficionado Souleo, “i found god in myself” commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first performance of “For Colored Girls.”

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Celebrating grandparents at the Apollo

The Apollo Theater celebrates the love of grandparents.

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New television series ‘Black-ish’ promises big laughs

Tracee Ellis Ross just might have another hit show on her hands. The “Girlfriends” alum is set to co-star in the new ABC series “Black-ish,” which also stars Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne.

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AfroPunk Fest: Seen and heard

The 10th annual AfroPunk Festival at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park brings sights and sound.

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Apollo hosts ‘Get On Up’ world premiere

The world premiere of the James Brown biopic “Get On Up” and the after-party were star-studded affairs. Celebrities filled the seats for the film’s screening at the Apollo Theater and the dance floor at the after-party.

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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.

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