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MIST Celebrates Harlem Renaissance

The 2016 Harlem Whiskey Renaissance on March 25, 2016 seeks to celebrate the era of the Harlem Renaissance by providing an evening of music, performance, and of course, whiskey, that hearkens back to the era that gave us everything from … Continue reading

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Help Save Harlem’s Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition

Protesters Aim to Save Harlems Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition – Video: via Protesters Aim to Save Harlems Historic Renaissance Ballroom from Demolition – NY1. “The Ballroom was completed in 1924 as part of a larger entertainment hub that included a … Continue reading

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Google Doodle honors Harlem Renaissance icon Zora Neale Hurston

We love a good Google Doodle.  Today’s especially.  Featuring Zora Neale Hurston. Brief BIO: Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Born: January 7, 1891, Notasulga, AL Died: January 28, … Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Corner With Fats Waller

King of the stride, Fats Waller was a colorful comedic personality and jazz legend in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.  Waller was an influential pianist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork … Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Corner With Cab Calloway

Let’s go back in time to a different era and take a look at old Harlem with the sounds of Jazz vocalist Cab Calloway.  Born on December 25, 1907, in Rochester, New York, after a short period in Chicago he … Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Corner with Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington’s last words were, “Music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered”.  He was an American composer, pianist, and jazz-orchestra leader with a career that spanned more than 50 years.  Ellington led his orchestra from 1923 … Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Corner With Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1972 by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.  He was one of the most famous musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an … Continue reading

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QUOTES: Zora Neale Hurston

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston . “A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.” – Zora Neale Hurston  * Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January … Continue reading

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QUOTE: Zora Neale Hurston

“Those that don’t got it, can’t show it.  Those that got it, can’t hide it.” – Zora Neale Hurston  * An American folklorist, anthropologist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.  Of Hurston’s four novels and more than … Continue reading

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Mapping Out the Harlem Renaissance

by thaRealHarlemista We all know that Harlem is bursting with history, not least of which is the that cultural movement known as the Harlem Reniassance, the “literary and intellectual flowering that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s … Continue reading

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