Category: Art and Culture
Producers Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa are proud to announce complete casting for this fall’s highly anticipated production of THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle.
PHOENIX BEST, DWAYNE CLARK, LAWRENCE CLAYTON, CARRIE COMPERE, PATRICE COVINGTON, ADRIANNA HICKS, BRE JACKSON, GRASAN KINGSBERRY, KEVYN MORROW, KEN ROBINSON, ANTOINE L. SMITH, CARLA R. STEWART, AKRON WATSON,and REMA WEBB join previously announced principals JENNIFER HUDSON, CYNTHIA ERIVO, DANIELLE BROOKS, ISAIAH JOHNSON, JOAQUINA KALUKANGO, and KYLE SCATLIFFE in this acclaimed staging from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.
THE COLOR PURPLE will begin preview performances on Tuesday, November 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 10.
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Ever want to see if you can paint? This is your chance to try it out in a cool setting with a fantastic instructor at Harlem’s trendy Corner Social. Read below for the exact details of this unique event in Ruthy’s own words. Click here to purchase tickets, space is limited. Tonight: Monday, May 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) at the Corner Social 321 Lenox Ave. New York, NY 10027.
PAINT NITE WITH RUTHY VALDEZ
“Paint with me while sipping on a cocktail. I will walk you through the painting so you can create your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night. You will be amazed at what you will create. We provide all you will need to create: canvas, paints, brushes and smock…..as well as 2 cocktails.
Unleash your inner Picasso. It’s simple and completely stress free. Absolutely, no painting experience is needed. The Event will last approximately two hours, at the end you get to take home your new masterpiece. We will use acrylics in primary colors and provide a 11′ x 14” canvas.
DRINK CREATIVELY! See you Monday!
Ruthy Valdez Website
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President Bill Clinton kicks-off #HarlemEatUP festival, which is now well in progress, with a great opening speech.
A little bit of rain came through but it has passed and we are ready to eat some good food and try some great wine in this packed crowd!
Good to see Bill Clinton back in Harlem where he use to have an office on 125th street for many years.
Enjoy the festival!
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The longest day of light in the year “summer solstice” is Thursday, June 21, 2015. This is also Father’s Day. Plan ahead and make special plans to celebrate summer solstice outdoors for Father’s Day and enjoy an extra long day of sunlight.
Summer solstice: from Latin sol “sun” and stitium “standing still”, because seen from the earth it looks like the sun halts in its tracks going northward, and moves back south.
The June solstice dates vary. For example, it’s on June 21 in 2015, but on June 20 in 2016. A June 22 solstice will not occur until 2203. The last time there was a June 22 solstice was in 1971.
*Keep an eye out for a new Podcast “Summer Solstice Compilation Mix” coming soon from HarlemHCL. Embellish your day and celebrate with a custom soundtrack of chillout, soul, house and latin music.
‘Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’, because the point where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day (Ill: Not to scale)
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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.”
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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.
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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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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.
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“Raise your words, not your voice. It
is rain that grows flowers, not
(*also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī)
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