Entertainment

Letitia Wright and Black Panther Show How Success and Science Can Go Hand-in-hand

by Derrel Jazz Johnson   Last month, we discussed the ultimate gift of Black Panther, the film that has grossed well over $1 billion worldwide, being the number of children who will be inspired to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) because of the character Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. In a recent interview …

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Can new Mom Serena Williams regain the crown in women’s tennis? By Derrel Jazz Johnson

Serena Williams has returned to singles action in tennis, but is she capable of returning to the dominant form that won her 23 Grand Slam titles? I was on hand for Serena’s return to singles action at Madison Square Garden in New York City earlier this month in the Tie Break Tens tournament. Williams defeated Marion Bartoli in …

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Ledisi and Force MDs highlight ‘A Great Day in Harlem’

By: Derrel Jazz Johnson   The Harlem community and beyond flocked to General Grant National Memorial Sunday for the official kickoff of Harlem Week called “A Great Day in Harlem.”  The stage was filled with performers singing a variety of music all day, as well as vendors, arts and crafts, a fashion show and so much …

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Ice Cube & Allen Iverson Launch Basketball League

By: Derrel Jazz Johnson Hip-Hop legend, actor and producer Ice Cube was joined by NBA legend and former NBA MVP Allen Iverson in New York City Wednesday to launch the BIG3, a brand-new three-on- three basketball league that launches this summer. Entertainment executive Jeff Kwatinetz, Ice Cube’s business partner in this venture, and former NBA …

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Harlem School of the Arts launches Fall 2016 Season with original student production All the News, September 23-25

NEW YORK – The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) will launch the Fall 2016 Season with its first original student theatre production, All The News, a dynamic fast-paced satire of contemporary news programs and infotainment. It is written by HSA Theatre Alliance students, directed by HSA Artistic Director Alfred Preisser and Obie Award-winner and …

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Hundreds of Athletes Across the Nation to Compete at Harlem Gymnastics Invitational

**Photo, Video and Interview Opportunities** Sunday, February 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Special Performance from Local Harlem Gymnasts Ages 3 to 18 at 4:00 p.m. Harlem Armory – Enter at 45 West 142nd Street between Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave WHAT:  Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF), a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost quality gymnastics programs for …

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Mercury Prize Winner Benjamin Clementine to Perform at Rough Trade NYC

Singer, songwriter and pianist Benjamin Clementine will return to New York this winter for a pair of intimate shows February 10 & 17 at Rough Trade NYC. The performances will feature material from Clementine’s debut album, At Least For Now, which just won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize. The award is the latest chapter in a remarkable success story including homelessness, cult …

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert with Alicia Olatuja

HARLEM STAGE PRESENTS A FREE CARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT WITH ALICIA OLATUJA, NOVEMBER 18 Harlem Stage Gatehouse (150 Convent Avenue, Manhattan) Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Alicia Olatuja Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30pm Tickets: Free with RSVP To kick off the 30th anniversary season of their partnership with Carnegie Hall, Harlem Stage is excited to collaborate with the Carnegie Neighborhood Concert Series (a program of the Weill …

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MUSICAL ARTIST DAVID PIC CONLEY

David Pic Conley, consummate flutist, vocalist, song writer and musician is back on track. He has produced for singers such as Melba Moore, Burt Bacharach, Stanley Jordan, Regina Belle, Aretha Franklin and George Benson. In 1976, Conley joined the group Port Authority in Los Angeles. A year later he joined the group Mandrill and released …

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