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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.