HCL readers may be interested in this documentary of the acclaimed play de novo that tells the true story of a 14 year old boy from Guatemala, who chose to leave his life with a street gang in search of his mother and a better life in the United States. The story, crafted from immigration court transcripts, interviews, and letters, describes his legal struggle for asylum to avoid being deported back to Guatemala, where the gang he left behind had ordered his execution. Two showings are scheduled: November 13th at 7:30 pm and November 14th at 12 noon, at El Museo del Bario (Fifth Avenue and 104th Street).
This event is sponsored by the Libertas Center for Human Rights, in partnership with Houses on the Moon Theater Company and the Mount Sinai Global Health Program. On November 13th, there will be a panel discussion following the film with Dr. Dinali Fernando (Libertas Center Medical Director) and Leah Weinzimer (Libertas Center Program Director), Dr. Craig Katz (Mount SInai Medical Center), and Morgan Allen (CCCS Unaccompanied Minors Program Attorney). Tickets are FREE, but please reserve them in advance: http://www.elmuseo.org/event/de-novo-13/.
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Abbey Lincoln, was an American Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions. Abbey Lincoln (Anna Marie Wooldridge) was born on August 6, 1930 and passed along on August 14, 2010. One of the many singers influenced by Billie Holiday where she often visited the Blue Note jazz club in New York City. Lincoln’s lyrics were often connected to the civil rights movement in America.
During the 1990s and until her death, Abbey fulfilled a 10-album contract with Verve Records. These recordings are highly regarded in the jazz world and represent a crowning achievement in Lincoln’s career.
Listen to Abbey Lincoln on ITUNES.
Here is a wonderful live performance (below) of Abbey Lincoln singing ”Midnight Sun” with the incredibly talented Lionel Hampton. The second video is a beautiful recording of “Throw It Away”, written and performed by Abbey Lincoln. Some may know this to by Esperanza Spalding’s recent cover of Abbey’s “Throw It Away.”
Abbey Lincoln Quartet (Live) – Lionel Hampton/Midnight Sun
Abbey Lincoln – Throw It Away
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Empire City is a new drama sponsored by the Oprah Network. The crew has been filming scenes in Harlem. More filming all over Harlem is planned. The crew was recently spotted filming in the outdoor seating area at Harlem Food Bar. Harlem Food Bar continues to be a magnet for filming of all kinds in the neighborhood.
Omar “O2″ White, the executive producer and CEO / Co-Founder of SoBro-based True Sound Lounge (TSL), was on site. He explained that the show is about 4 individuals from different walks of life who move to Harlem. Below is a video featuring two of the actors discussing their roles on the show.
Omar also mentioned that he is working on a project to develop facilities in the Bronx to support large scale music and film production to support filmmakers focussed on Harlem, upper manhattan the Bronx, etc.
We look forward to seeing more filming in Harlem, and to watching the show when it airs.
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You are cordially invited to the advanced screening of the first episode of John O’s new web series “Harlem River Drive”. This event is a fundraiser to raise money to shoot future episodes of “Harlem River Drive”. It is a free event but any and all donations are accepted.
We will also be showing the new video “Sip Chill Light Puff” by H2C2′s own Cigar Boyz, along with the world premiere of a brand new video by Tha Gecko Brothas.
Monday September 30th
7 PM – 10 PM
@ Bar Thalia
2537 Broadway (96th Street)
New York, N.Y. 10030
Doors are at 7:00 PM sharp
Showings will take place at:
Please come out and support as we look forward to seeing you there.
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