Arts

English National Opera’s unlikely star revealed to be US street dancer
By November 30, 2014 Read More →

English National Opera’s unlikely star revealed to be US street dancer

  When the reviews for one of the year’s most keenly awaited new operas came in last weekend there was one recurring question: who was the dancer stealing the show as the Angel Gabriel? Today it can be revealed that he is Banks-Artiste, 25, a street dancer from Brooklyn who until this month had never […]

Posted in: Dance
By November 23, 2014 Read More →

‘Our Lady of Kibeho,’ Drama of Faith in Pre-Genocide Rwanda

NEW YORK— In 1981, several young women at a religious boarding school in southern Rwanda reported seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in Christian belief. Others soon claimed to see her as well, and news of the visions swept the region, attracting throngs of religious seekers and inspiring a wave […]

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Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees
By November 19, 2014 Read More →

Alvin Ailey, Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

The Obama Administration has announced this year’s recipients of the Medal Of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, in an official statement today.

Posted in: Dance, Entertainment, LGBT
Alvin Ailey raises $40 million in current campaign
By November 15, 2014 Read More →

Alvin Ailey raises $40 million in current campaign

The Board of Trustees of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and Executive Director Bennett Rink today announced that more than $40 million has been raised to date to cap the tremendous legacy of retiring Chairman of the Board Joan H. Weill.

Posted in: Dance
TUPAC Unseen: New Book & Website Publishes Previously-Unseen Tupac Shakur Collection of Photographs & Artwork, Showing Icon in Rare New Light.
By November 5, 2014 Read More →

TUPAC Unseen: New Book & Website Publishes Previously-Unseen Tupac Shakur Collection of Photographs & Artwork, Showing Icon in Rare New Light.

Art Photographer Joel D. Levinson photographed Tupac Shakur in 1993, and used the opportunity to create thirty-six portraits that showed the human side of a superstar steeped in enigma. Over two-decades later, Levinson is finally making these ‘hidden’ portraits public via a new book and website in a project called ‘TUPAC Unseen’. To complement his […]

Posted in: Books
B-Boy Blues 20th Anniversary
By November 2, 2014 Read More →

B-Boy Blues 20th Anniversary

Time flies, or so the saying goes. A true-ism, never the less and particularly so for the ground breaking black gay literary classic “B-Boy Blues“.  The book penned by legendary author, Mr. James Earl Hardy was in fact his debut to publishing world. The interest in this work has not diminished since it’s release in 1994.

Posted in: Books, Entertainment
MOMA Hails Henri Matisse With ‘Cut-Outs’ Exhibition
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

MOMA Hails Henri Matisse With ‘Cut-Outs’ Exhibition

NEW YORK — Blue figures swim around walls, dancers prance in a circle and flowers sprout on a huge canvas in an exhibition of the cut-out works of French artist Henri Matisse that opened this week. The show, “Henri Matisse: the Cut-Outs,” which runs from Oct. 12 through Feb. 8 at the Museum of Modern […]

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Stanley Bennett Clay’s Ritual set to open
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Stanley Bennett Clay’s Ritual set to open

On August 29, 2014—Chas. Floyd Johnson and SBC Productions presented the Off-Broadway premiere of Stanley Bennett Clay’s award-winning play “Ritual,” set to open September 20, 2014 at the 777 Theatre, 777 8th Avenue, NY 10036. “Ritual” will perform Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm for a limited run.

Posted in: Entertainment, Theatre
Side-Splitting ‘Booty Candy’ A Sweet Theatrical Treat
By September 3, 2014 Read More →

Side-Splitting ‘Booty Candy’ A Sweet Theatrical Treat

A hallmark of American theater is its ability to make profound statements about the issues of our day, and the stage has always been a playwright’s soapbox.

Posted in: LGBT, Theatre
By August 17, 2014 Read More →

Kenya Graffiti Artists Spray for Social Change

Some of Kenya’s graffiti artists have become a voice for social change, using their art to push boundaries and to make statements about the country’s political elite. VOA‘s Lenny Ruvaga has more on the story from Nairobi.

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