The 27th annual 2017 Latex Ball took place on July 29th at Terminal 5 on Manhattan’s West side. The event sponsored by GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) took on the moniker Unleash Your Muse, and the evening was a celebration of creativity, unity and awareness. Continue reading
The Oscar speech by Lupita Nyong’o was a historic moment; but her most powerful message was delivered during the 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon sponsored by Essence Magazine.Continue reading
As Ailey II begins the second week of their two-week New York City season we would like to acknowledge Artistic Director Emerita Sylvia Waters. For 38 years Waters was at the helm of Ailey II during her tenure the company grew artistically and professionally into a world respected company, choreographic laboratory and “dancing boot camp”. In 2012 shortly before her departure we had an opportunity to talk with her about her career as a dancer, teacher and director.
The Oscar speech by Lupita Nyong’o was a historic moment; but her most powerful message was delivered during the 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon sponsored by Essence Magazine. Nyong’o was honored with the Best Breakthrough Performance Award for her work in then Oscar nominated 12 Years a Slave. She shared a poignant letter from a girl whose dark complexion gave her feeling of inadequacy. She was able to find her own beauty through Lupita’s journey. Then Lupita share her own story of self-doubt because of her complexion. It is a moving and inspiring affirmation on the meaning of true beauty. Continue reading
On December 5, 2013 Bah Humbug from The Notorious E.B. Scrooge premiered at the Faison Firehouse Theater. The production was conceived, written, directed and choreographed by George Faison. Ebon Charles, who also performed the role of E.B. Scrooge- a ruthless record mogul, and Hip Hop artist Rah Digga contributed additional material. Faison’s urban adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol used rap music as the storytelling devise, transforming the holiday classic into an urban legend. Continue reading
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