Category Archives: Art and Culture

Discovered in Harlem visual arist Kalup Linzy’s star rises

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Mr. Linzy first caught the art world’s attention in 2005 as the breakout artist of two shows, one at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the other at Taxter & Spengemann, a Chelsea gallery. “A star is born,” wrote Holland Cotter, an art critic for The New York Times. “His name is Kalup Linzy.”

Linzy, born in Florida and based in New York, creates low-budget videos inspired by daytime soap operas, with Linzy himself donning a variety of characters, from talented and naive struggling starlets to conniving vixens who will do anything to get to the top. I

n his current solo exhibition, “Art.Jobs.Lullabies,” Linzy adds to and remixes his ongoing drama-drenched mythology, divulging the lives of performance artist Pisces and video artist/singer Kaye, among others.


The timing of Kalup’s work is a little bit off and causes a delay that is really funny,” Thomas Lax, exhibition coordinator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, told The New York Times. “All his characters are trying to approximate an ideal, but they’re just behind or ahead of it.”

Harlem Arts Festival Annual Gala

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The annual gala on Thursday, April 2nd at MIST Harlem.  The executive committee of the Harlem Arts Festival ill present the Lynnette Velasco Community Impact Award to Dr. Brenda Greene, the executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. 

Dr. Greene will be this year’s sole recipient for the award which was first introduced at last year’s gala and awarded to Linda Walton of the Harlem Arts Alliance and the late musician and social activist Fred Ho. 

“Throughout her career, Dr. Greene has demonstrated a clear passion for protecting, developing and cultivating the spaces, programs and resources that make it possible for Black writers and their artistic work to thrive,” said Neal Ludevig, executive director of the Harlem Arts Festival. 

Taste of India – Tonight in Harlem! Red Rooster / Ginny’s Supper Club


Tonight is the night!  Taste of India A Bollywood Event Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7pm – 10pm at the famous Red Rooster Harlem (Ginny’s Supper Club) at 310 Lenox Ave (between 126th & 127th St) New York, NY 10027.

Space is limited but there are a few tickets left.  Lara Land is a key person in our Harlem community and you can be sure that this will be an excellent party / benefit!

Support your community, meet your neighbors, (and a few celebrities) and get ready to have a blast!  Come by tonight for a great cause.

To read more on this event and Purchase your tickets click here Taste of India – A Bollywood Celebration

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Martin Luther King Day – Alice Walker Adds Perspective


I always love Martin Luther King’s day.

It gives me what feels like a special opportunity to get re-acquainted with or newly connected to new and valuable people, places and things.

The link below to an amazing interview with and story about Alice Walker is one of these truly special moments that I want to share with you today.

Alice Walker wrote The Colour Purple among a myriad of other great things.

Video: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Full Film | Watch American Masters Online | PBS Video.

Please take a moment to sit back and enjoy.