Category archives for: Arts & Culture

United Palace Begins New Role as Uptown Arts Center

United Palace Begins New Role as Uptown Arts Center

The United Palace, a former movie theater, becomes an uptown cultural center.

Washington Heights Half-Welcomes MTV Series

Washington Heights Half-Welcomes MTV Series

A new MTV docudrama, “Washington Heights,” kicks off on January 9.

Harlem Rapper A-Mafia Hustles to Build Following

Harlem Rapper A-Mafia Hustles to Build Following

“Straight Savage” is A-Mafia’s 8th mixtape since his release from prison three years ago.

Life After “American Idol:” Singer By Night, Bully Fighter By Day

Life After “American Idol:” Singer By Night, Bully Fighter By Day

Devyn Rush, once the singing waitress of “American Idol,” has released an album and is the national spokesperson for Hey U.G.L.Y., a nonprofit targeting bullying in schools.

Harlem Collective Draws Growing Community of Artists

Harlem Collective Draws Growing Community of Artists

Tucked away above the bustle of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Floor4Art offers artists a space to work and to exhibit.

Few Boys Audition to Resurrect Legendary Harlem Choir

Few Boys Audition to Resurrect Legendary Harlem Choir

Efforts to revive the legendary Boys Choir of Harlem, after it buckled under a sex scandal and massive debt, are so far not getting off the ground.

Harmony in the Heights: United Palace Hosts Youth Music Program

Harmony in the Heights: United Palace Hosts Youth Music Program

Children in Washington Heights receive daily after-school music lessons through the Harmony Program.

Advancing Uptown Arts Renaissance, Pop-Up Gallery Spotlights African Beauty and Brutality

Advancing Uptown Arts Renaissance, Pop-Up Gallery Spotlights African Beauty and Brutality

Art in FLUX Harlem’s newest exhibit celebrates African culture while drawing attention to its more damaging traditions.

Harlem Fly as Ever: Sartorialists Strut Streets

Harlem Fly as Ever: Sartorialists Strut Streets

Harlemites spend more on clothing than on childcare, according to a 2010 study by the city’s small business services department.

Slideshow: Harlem Fly as Ever

Slideshow: Harlem Fly as Ever

Produced by Jacob Weis and Mansi Choksi Link to full article here.

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