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A Year Into The Pandemic, Dancers Talk About How They’ve Adjusted Their Movement And Approach For Online Performance

“How are dancers developing performance energy? How can artistry best be communicated through the camera? What is the best angle to present technique? Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Derek Brockington explains that dancing for film is ‘about acknowledging that it’s not going to be the same experience — it’s a different way of dancing.’ Below, Brockington and several other dancers share their takeaways after a year of dancing on camera.” – Pointe Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Harlem, Brockington, Derek Brockington, 04.12.21


New York’s SummerStage Announces Return to In-Person Concerts This Summer

New York’s SummerStage concert series has announced plans to return to live, in-person concerts and performances at outdoor venues this summer. According to the announcement, “Pending adjustments to current NYC restrictions, free music and dance performances will return to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park this summer and performances will also be held in Harlem’s Marcus […]
Tags: New York, News, Harlem, Central Park, Marcus, Summerstage, Rumsey Playfield


The Evolution of Dance from 1950 to 2019: A 7-Decade Joy Ride in 6 Minutes

I see Michael Jackson as a dance style, okay? — Ricardo Walker  Ricardo Walker and his Crew’s The Evolution of Dance, 1950 to 2019 will make you regret every minute spent hugging the wall in middle school. The breakneck, 6-minute romp led by dancer, choreographer, and Michael Jackson impersonator Ricardo Walker, not only showcases the all-male Brazilian crew’s talent, it makes a strong case for throwing yourself into some serious dance floor silliness. The Crew, formed by a mutual pa...
Tags: Google, Music, Beyonce, College, James Brown, Dance, Katy Perry, Vogue, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Drake, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Richard, Tom Jones


‘Monster’ Trailer: The Award-Winning Novel From Walter Dean Myers is Now a Netflix Movie

Monster, based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers, had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. But oddly enough, it never found an official wide release – until now. Netflix scooped the adaptation up and will finally release it in May, with the first trailer now available to watch below. The movie follows a seventeen-year-old film student whose entire life gets turned upside down when he’s charged with felony murder. Monster Trailer  Published in 1999, Walter Dean Myers’s ...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Adaptation, Movie Trailers, Steve, Harlem, Monster, Netflix Movie, Anthony Mandler, John David Washington, Walter Dean Myers, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Steve Harmon, Anthony Madler, Steven Prokopy


New Netflix Trailer for Acclaimed 'Monster' Starring Kelvin Harrison Jr.

"All they see is another black man with a rap sheet." Netflix has debuted an official trailer for an acclaimed indie drama titled Monster, which originally premiered years ago at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It's finally getting a streaming release on Netflix this spring. Not to be confused with Luce, the other acclaimed Kelvin Harrison Jr. film from Sundance. Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon, an honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felo...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Harlem, Indies, Luce, To Watch, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Steve Harmon, John David Washington Dang


Netflix Debuts First Trailer & Key Art for Sundance Drama Monster

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix debuts first trailer & key art for Sundance drama Monster It’s been three years since the John Legend executive-produced drama first debuted at 2018’s Sundance Film Festival and now Netflix has unveiled the first trailer and key art for the ensemble adaptation of the legal drama novel Monster. The trailer can be viewed below while photos and the key art can be viewed in the gallery at the bottom! RELATED: New Without Remorse Trailer Debuts Ahead of April Premier...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Chicago, Netflix, Streaming, John Legend, Wiley, Jeffrey Wright, Harlem, Golden Globe, Spades, Jennifer Ehle, Entertainment Studios, Anthony Mandler, ComingSoon, Movie News


Surviving In The Sky: G4 Jag

Born and raised in Harlem, G4 Jag has become a force to be reckoned with in Hip Hop’s current underground renaissance. “I was the trashest in the group,” recollects Jag when asked about his early days rapping with friends in High School back in 2000. After performing in a talent show, and sharpening his sword, he began to hone his ability as a MC. One reoccurring theme in Jag’s music is survival. As a 9/11 survivor, he naturally incorporates a message of hope all while spilling his own pain on ...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, America, Sky, Jazz, Flee, Cape Cod, Harlem, Buckshot, Jag, 38 Spesh, Spesh, G4 Jag, Flee Lord, Mephux


Sundance’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Documentary Will Bring “Black Woodstock” to Hulu in July

During the virtual Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, The Tonight Show bandleader and The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson debuted a documentary about The Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, an event that would come to be dubbed “Black Woodstock.” Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) chronicles the often-overlooked event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion across six weeks, including performances by B.B. King, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Fox Searchlight, Hulu, Chris Rock, Questlove, Harlem, Thompson, Woodstock, Gladys Knight, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ben Pearson, Mahalia Jackson, Ahmir, Marcus Garvey Park, Release Dates


Diversity-focused Harlem Capital raises $134M

Harlem Capital is announcing that it has raised $134 million for its second fund — well above its target of $100 million and its initial cap of $125 million. The firm was founded in 2015 by managing partners Henri Pierre-Jacques and Jarrid Tingle. It started out as an angel syndicate with the goal of investing in founders from diverse backgrounds, then announced its first VC fund of $40 million at the end of 2019. The firm’s investments include e-commerce companies  Pangaea, CashDrop, Malomo and...
Tags: New York City, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Harlem, Brandon Bryant, Henri Pierre Jacques, Jarrid Tingle, Harlem Capital, Pangaea CashDrop Malomo, Gabby Cazeau, Kelly Goldstein


Remy Martin / Harlem Writers Guild: Voices from Harlem

“Voices from Harlem,” a series in partnership with the Harlem Writers Guild that pays homage to the written words and voices of those from the Harlem Renaissance era. Video of Voices from Harlem | Jermaine Dupri x Harlem Writers Guild
Tags: Advertising, Harlem, Jermaine Dupri, Harlem Writers Guild, Remy Martin Harlem Writers Guild, Harlem Renaissance era Video of Voices


Eerie v3 #92 - Alex Nino art

Eerie v3 #92Eerie v3 #92, 1978 - Abelmar Jones and a buddy head downtown from Harlem and encounter a wizard and mistakes them for assistants. Despite the writing's racial stereotyping, Alex Nino draws his usual nightmarish imagery in breathtaking fashion. His layouts seem more chaotic than usual though, pushing the limits of readability and recognizable sequencing. Other artists in this Warren [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Harlem, Ted Ignacio, Alex Nino, Abelmar Jones


Amazon Prime Video April 2021 Movie & TV Titles Announced

Amazon Prime Video April 2021 movie & TV titles announced Amazon Prime Video has unveiled its full list of film and TV titles coming to the streamer in April! Only on Prime Video, be sure to check out Amazon Original Movies recently nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including Sound of Metal, One Night in Miami, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and the documentary feature Time. April also brings new Amazon Original Movies and Series including Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, an action thriller starring...
Tags: Amazon, TV, New York, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Amc, America, Ireland, Marvin, Michael Jordan, Showtime, Tommy Lee Jones, TV News, Streaming, Miami, Russell Crowe


Tom Hardy-Led Netflix Crime Thriller Havoc Adds Forest Whitaker to Cast

Tom Hardy-led Netflix crime thriller Havoc adds Forest Whitaker to cast Just over a month after the project was first announced, the Tom Hardy-led crime thriller at Netflix Havoc has expanded its cast with the addition of Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (Godfather of Harlem) to the roster, according to Variety. The project stems from writer/director Gareth Evans’ newly-signed first-look creative deal at the streaming platform, having previously worked with them on the folk period horror film Ap...
Tags: London, Movies, Amc, Netflix, Evans, Sky Atlantic, Tom Hardy, Dan Stevens, Forest Whitaker, Harlem, Whitaker, Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery, Mike Coppola Getty, ComingSoon, Movie News


20 conversation-starting coffee table books by Black authors, photographers, and artists

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider A great coffee table book will look great on any table and initiate thoughtful conversations. We've compiled a list of 20 coffee table books all created by Black authors, photographers, and artists. These books feature images of everyday life, never before seen images, and capture historic events and people. Whether you're drawn to coffee table b...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Mahershala Ali, Rihanna, New York City, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, New York Times, John Coltrane, Wiley, Toni Morrison, Times, Baltimore, Black


How I'm spending my stimulus check: 4 small business owners share how they'll put their $1,400 to use

Ashley Dikos and Andrew Martinez of Bo's Bagels. Courtesy of Andrew Martinez A third round of stimulus checks have already landed in some Americans' bank accounts. Insider spoke with four small business owners about how they plan to use their stimulus checks. They said they'd renovate their storefronts, upgrade kitchen supplies, and keep employees on payroll. See more stories on Insider's business page. This week, many Americans woke up to find an extra $1,400 in their ...
Tags: Google, New York, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Portland, Miami, Michigan, Oakland, PPP, Harlem, Matta, Oakland California, Ashley, Sophia, Bo


Bodega Bamz Proves That “Crime Pays” In New Video

Bodega Bamz well-received new album “El Camino” has already spawned the video for “Big Shot” and a live performance series, but the Spanish Harlem ambassador is not done yet. Today marks the release of the visuals for album highlight “Crime Pays,” which were directed by D Cinema. On top of the regular version of the video, 247HH.com premiered a special cut that is black and white with subtle color accents.The post Bodega Bamz Proves That “Crime Pays” In New Video first appeared on Underground...
Tags: Videos, News, Jazz, Harlem, Bodega Bamz


Why Andrew Cuomo probably isn't leaving anytime soon

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo leaves Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine there. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to wait out the multiple scandals facing him. He won't rule out seeking a fourth term, which eluded his late father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo. The governor is relying on strong support among Black voters and a $16.8 million campaign war chest. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, New York City, US, Trends, Analysis, Mario, Bronx, Andrew Cuomo, Yankees, Sexual Harassment, Long Island, Black, Harlem, Cuomo


Cuomo leans on Black Democrats and old friends as he fights for his political future

In the middle of arguably the most trying moment in his political career, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ventured to Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem to get the coronavirus vaccine with a range of black political and spiritual leaders this week.
Tags: New York, Cnn, Andrew Cuomo, Harlem, Cuomo, Mount Neboh Baptist Church


Godfather of Harlem Season 2 Trailer, Plus New Casting Additions Revealed

Godfather of Harlem Season 2 trailer, plus new casting additions revealed EPIX has released the trailer for the upcoming second season of their crime drama series Godfather of Harlem, which is scheduled to make its return on April 18. Check out the video in the player below! In addition, Deadline brings word that Justin Bartha (National Treasure), Annabella Sciorra (Truth B Told), Ronald Guttman (Hunters), Gino Cafarelli and Isaach De Bankolé have been cast for the recurring roles of incorru...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Abc, Bbc, TV News, Streaming, Johnson, Marseilles, Elise, Harlem, Malcolm X, Whitaker, Mills, Epix, Malcolm


The Iconic Dance Scene from Hellzapoppin’ Presented in Living Color with Artificial Intelligence (1941)

After Charles Lindbergh “hopped” the Atlantic in 1927, his history-making solo flight set off a craze for all things “Lindy.” Of the countless songs, foods, products, and trends created or named in honor of the famous onetime U.S. Air Mail pilot, only one remains recognizable these more than 90 years later: the Lindy Hop. Developed on the streets and in the clubs of Harlem, the dance proved explosively popular, though it took Hollywood a few years to capitalize on it. In the late 1930s, ...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Technology, Film, College, Dance, Atlantic, Broadway, Seoul, Universal Pictures, Harlem, Kane, Charles Lindbergh, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Savoy Ballroom


Mother's Boyfriend Arrested in 10-Year-Old's Death in Harlem

Police say a 10-year-old boy was fatally abused by his mother’s companion in Harlem.
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Why millennials love Gucci

Gucci nearly doubled its sales in 2018 — and consumers under 35 accounted for 55% of those sales. Gucci's creative director, Alessandro Michele, led the brand in a millennial and teen-friendly direction by showcasing pop-culture references and fresh designs. Celebrities like Lil Pump and Kylie Jenner have further popularized the brand through Instagram and music. The resurgence of '90s fashion trends has made logos like Gucci's popular among younger consumers who saw the styles growing up and ...
Tags: Trends, Kylie Jenner, Gucci, Harlem, Veblen, Michele, Jackie Kennedy, Dapper Dan, Alessandro Michele, DiNardo, Gucci Gucci, Guccio Gucci, Jessica Tyler, Irene Anna Kim Jay Reed


How to take a restaurant road trip to New York, Chicago and beyond, without leaving the kitchen

“I miss the snow,” he says, looking out the window on a beautiful sunny day as we scroll through images of friends on Instagram playing in the snow in New York.   “Me, too,” I say. “But I’m not squeezing into an airplane filled with recirculated virus droplets just yet.”   My partner and I typically fly away somewhere this time of year. Travel is a shared passion and indulgence. It’s what keeps us sane. We ski almost every winter but sometimes we satisfy our need for cold weather somewhere els...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Nebraska, Omaha, Orange County, Brasserie, Harlem, West Village, Omaha Nebraska, East Village, Brad


New to Stream: Crackle’s March 2021 Movie & TV Lineup

New to Stream: Crackle’s March 2021 Movie & TV Lineup Crackle, the free streaming network, has announced its March 2021 movie and television lineup, including Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story, the five-part Crackle documentary series, and the Crackle Original documentary film After the Murder of Albert Lima. New channels coming to Crackle in March include the Hoops Channel, Angels and Demons, War Stories, Up Your Game, and Isn’t It Bromantic? if (typeof r...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, Movies, Rome, TV News, Streaming, Michigan, Jackie Chan, Crackle, Sin City, Harlem, Robin, Holmes, Ben, Bridget Jones


The Geek in Review Ep. 107 – Sophia George and Chevazz Brown: Finding Diverse Lawyers via DiversePro

Attorney Sophia George has one strong suggestion for those looking to increase equity in the legal industry: Hire minority lawyers! In order to help individuals find diverse lawyers, Sophia joined in the project created by Jackson Walker Partner Chevazz Brown called DiversePro. The online database works to connect diverse lawyers with potential clients who are looking to find lawyers from communities where they share a culture, language, or life experience. With a starting list of 250,000 lawyer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, Podcast, England, Texas, Law, California, Stanford, Virginia, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Diversity, Bbc, United States


Watch D’Angelo Duet With H.E.R., Method Man, Redman and Himself in Unconventional Verzuz Team-Up

When Verzuz announced on Valentine’s Day that the reclusive R&B superstar D’Angelo, who has been under the radar since his brief tour in support of 2014’s “Black Messiah” album, would come out of his lair to perform with unnamed “Friends” at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater on February 27, the Internet immediately lit up with speculation […]
Tags: News, D'angelo, Harlem, Apollo Theater, Verzuz, D'Angelo Duet With H E R Method Man Redman


‘A mural that celebrates Black joy’: Oakland home honors women of the Black Panther party

A two-story mural on the side of Jilchristina Vest’s house is dedicated to a piece of history that isn’t often toldJilchristina Vest always wanted people to look up to Black women. Now, thanks to a two-story mural on the side of her Oakland home, they literally do.The mural, dedicated to the women of the Black Panther party, was unveiled earlier this month. Vest’s house sits at Center and 9th streets, in the heart of the West Oakland neighborhood where the Black Panther party began, once known a...
Tags: Art, California, Race, US news, Oakland, Harlem, West Oakland, Huey Newton, Jilchristina Vest


Current Obsessions: Artists and Makers

This last weekend of February, a slew of excellent, innovative artists and art books have been pinging into our inboxes and filling our desktop screens—plus practical matters for spring cleaning and gardening, heading into our Beauty in Utility week. Take a look: Above: A glimpse inside the bedroom of collage artist Gabi Hutchison, from Artist in Residence: A Collage Artist’s Soulful Bungalow in Augusta, Georgia. Photo by Gabi Hutchison. Books to order now: Whitfield Lovell: Kin and Black Refr...
Tags: Books, New York, Rizzoli, New Hampshire, Ikea, Harlem, Augusta Georgia, Emily Henderson, Design News, Current Obsessions, Whitfield Lovell, John Derian, Canterbury Shaker Village, Gabi Hutchison, Diedrick Bracken


Why a Harlem Activist’s Decades-Long Fight for Environmental Justice Matters More Than Ever

Environmental justice may seem to some like a new buzzword that has arisen in recent years as we reckon with climate change and racial bias. But five minutes talking to Peggy Shepard can set you straight.Read more...
Tags: Science, Harlem, Peggy Shepard


Harlem Toile de Jouy (and More) by Sheila Bridges for The Shade Store

NYC-based interior designer Sheila Bridge’s joyful, kinetic Harlem Toile de Jouy—her take on the traditional French toile patterns from the 1700s— became an instant classic when she introduced it a while back. “This design, which lampoons some of the stereotypes deeply woven into the African American experience, has been featured in The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, and the Musée de la Toile De Jouy in Jouy-en Josas, France,” she says; “it’s also include...
Tags: Books, New York City, Harlem, Cooper Hewitt, Fabrics & Linens, Sheila Bridges, Harlem Toile de Jouy, Sheila Bridge, Musée de la Toile De Jouy, Jouy en Josas France, Harlem Toile de Jouy Above, Harlem Toile du Jouy L