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Amateur Night at the Apollo Kicks Off Its 86th Season February 19th
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Amateur Night at the Apollo Kicks Off Its 86th Season February 19th

Amateur Night at the Apollo, sponsored by Coca-Cola, returns on February 19th at 7:30 p.m. marking the 86th year of the signature program, and will introduce the new “Set It Off Man” Greginald Spencer. This season, contestants will compete for the chance to win this year’s Amateur Night champion title. Apollo Theater’s signature original, large-scale talent competition […]

The “POWER” Universe Continues with the Reveal of 3 New Series
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The “POWER” Universe Continues with the Reveal of 3 New Series

Starz, a Lionsgate company , has announced the continued expansion of the “Power” universe from prolific creator, writer, producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson with three additional distinctive, gripping chapters that will have audiences captivated for years to come following the “Power” series finale tonight. “Power” has been […]

National Black Theatre Announces Newest "I Am Soul" Workshop Productions
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National Black Theatre Announces Newest “I Am Soul” Workshop Productions

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre [NBT] announces the two workshop productions of its 51st Season “SOUL Journey: NBT Beyond Walls”: Bayano by Darrel Alejandro Holnes, directed by Jeffrey Page, and Retreat by Tracey Conyer Lee, directed by Zhailon Levingston, running March 11-15 and April 1-5 respectively. The productions are developed and commissioned through NBT’s I AM SOUL Playwrights Residency, part of NBT’s Soul […]

Charlie Wilson & Bruno Mars "Forever Valentine" Out Now
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Charlie Wilson & Bruno Mars “Forever Valentine” Out Now

Les Ballet Afrik: "New York is Burning" by Omari Wiles - 3/29-30
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Les Ballet Afrik: “New York is Burning” by Omari Wiles – 3/29-30

 In 1990, the documentary Paris is Burning was released to critical acclaim. The film chronicled New York City Drag Balls, Ball culture, and Voguing in the 1980s, capturing the elaborately structured Ball competitions and showcasing rival houses. Beyond the Ballroom, each house served as surrogate families for young Ball-walkers who faced rejection from their biological families […]

1st Ever International Black History Month Film Fest with Live Performances More!
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1st Ever International Black History Month Film Fest with Live Performances More!

Queens Underground 718 Presents the 1st Ever International Black History Month Film Festival on February 22, 2020.  Expanding on Categories and Genres, Filmmakers, Performers (singers, musicians, poets, and dancers), and small businesses/entrepreneurs; anyone from ages 10 years and up are submitting projects by the final deadline date of January 31st, 2020.  Submissions for the “Past, Present, and […]

The Park Avenue Armory and National Black Theatre Present "100 Years |100 Women"
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The Park Avenue Armory and National Black Theatre Present “100 Years |100 Women”

Park Avenue Armory, with lead partner National Black Theatre, has announced it has invited ten New York City-based cultural institutions to join 100 Years |100 Women, a two-part, multidisciplinary initiative marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Together, this cohort of institutions—which includes the Apollo Theater; The Juilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of […]

The “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia Drops New Music,  March 13th
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The “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia Drops New Music, March 13th

It’s about to get very loud! The “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia will release her highly awaited new EP, Louder, on March 13 via East West Records. Pre-order it HERE.   She teased out the project’s arrival with the title track and first single “Louder” [feat. Icona Pop]. Watch the “Louder” video HERE. Inspiring widespread critical applause, Rolling Stone dubbed it “dance-ready.”Billboard crowned it “catchy” and wrote, “Big Freedia makes her voice heard on ‘Louder’.”Consequence of Sound called […]

The Joyce Theater Welcomes Complexions Contemporary Ballet's 26th Anniversary Season
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The Joyce Theater Welcomes Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s 26th Anniversary Season

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will be at the Joyce Theater January 21 until February 2nd.

Christian McBride Presents The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons
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Christian McBride Presents The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons

Six-time Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride is scheduled to release The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons, February 7th, on Mack Avenue Records (mackavenue.com). A masterful salute to Black History and the critical speeches that launched the movement of change and hope in America. Culminating musical documentation of a richly inspired piece – lauding […]

New Book Provides an Easy and Delicious 10-Day Detox Program Using Plant-Based Recipes
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New Book Provides an Easy and Delicious 10-Day Detox Program Using Plant-Based Recipes

Balancing our lives can be challenging.  We want more energy, but we are tired of all the latest trendy and fad diets.  Detoxification means ensuring your entire body is functioning at an optimal, balance level.  When our bodies are in balance, we feel energized and refreshed. Award-winning market researcher, health coach and certified yoga instructor […]

Good Winter Reads
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Good Winter Reads

Looking for a few books to cuddle up with this winter. Here are some that will inspire, educate, and let you escape while fighting the winter blues. FICTION Caring & Giving “Praise For The Caregiver” was released after the death of its young author, Samuel Park  who died in his 30s of stomach cancer. His […]

"Emanuel" Documentary Premieres on STARZ on MLK Day
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“Emanuel” Documentary Premieres on STARZ on MLK Day

The documentary Emanuel from executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, co-producer Mariska Hargitay and director Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, while examining the healing power of forgiveness. The doc will premiere exclusively on STARZ and the STARZ app on Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther […]

Afropop Takes on Immigration and Blackness with "Amina"
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Afropop Takes on Immigration and Blackness with “Amina”

What does it mean to be black, female, and foreign in a world that doesn’t value these attributes? Television audiences will have the chance to ponder this question as season 12 of the award-winning documentary series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange brings viewers the story of Aminathis month. Helmed by Turkish director Kivilcim Akay, Amina tells the story of […]

Dawn Marie Driver 'Ain't Misbehavin' at Lehman Center
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Dawn Marie Driver ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Lehman Center

The joint will be a jumpin’ at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts when the Irving Street Repertory Theatre group brings their show “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” to the venue on Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 pm. Interested parties can purchase their tickets for the musical featuring 30 songs at the Lehman Center Box office by […]