Some of Harlem’s best-known photographers are displaying choice shots of their historic work at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The exhibit – “Harlem Views/Diasporan Visions: The New Harlem Renaissance Photographers” features 100 significant prints.
It is the first, major photographic exhibition at the institution in 11 years and culls selections from a collective of 23 photographers of African-American and African descent who are known as the New Harlem Renaissance Photographers.
“Formed out of the realization they had many of the same concerns, hopes and aspirations regarding their careers and professional growth” they are photographers and known photojournalists in the N.Y. metropolitan whose visual images run the gamut of photographic styles and artistic expression.
NHRP members claim they are committed to producing fine contemporary imagery while continuing to photograph all aspects of the Harlem community, “and the global Black experience, with the same respect, power, dignity, and photographic excellence of its pioneering predecessors during and after the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s.”
Curated by Dr. Howard Dodson, Mary F. Yearwood and Deborah Willis the exhibition continues through June 30 and features the works of Kenneth Bazemore, Kwame Brathwaite, Burroughs Lamar, Howard T. Cash, Jimbe Carroll, Juanita M. Prince Cole, Bill Moore, Kenya L. Smith, Karl Crutchfield, Mamadou Dabo, Isseu Diouf, Lisa Dubois, Ronald Herard, Hakim Mutlaq Inniss, Roberto Mercado, Lance Ramsey, Tyrone Rasheed, Jewel Shears, Klytus Smith, Beverly Terry, Azim Thomas, June Truesdale, Shawn Walker and E. Lee White.
Broadway Week Offers 2-For-1 Tix
Good news for bargain hunters hoping to escape to the south where Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones co-star in “Driving Miss Daisy;” Maggie Gyllenhaal demystifies the conflicts of “Three Sisters;” or sing along to the 1960’s hits of the Four Seasons in the musical version of the “Jersey Boys.”
From now until Feb. 10, Broadway Week is enabling theater patrons to buy one ticket to a musical or drama and get another free. The two-for-one treat offers theater-lovers to capitalize on discount tickets and catch up on some of the wonderful productions staged on the Great White way.
A symposium on Bob Marley continues on Valentine’s Day with the return of Michael “Ibo” Cooper, one of the guest panelists who spoke during the week-long fall discussion at the Society of the Americas in Manhattan. On this go-round, the co-founder of reggae, super-group Third World will perform in concert from a repertoire he is reputed as one of the genre’s best keyboardist. Hit tracks such as “96 Degrees In The Shade” and “Reggae Ambassador” bear his impeccable signature and distinctive musicianship. The concert is slated for Feb. 14 at the Society of the Americas, 680 Park Ave.
USPS Issues Postage Stamps Of Latin Pop Icons
The U.S. Postal Service just issued brand new commemorative stamps featuring some of Latin music’s most iconic performers. Cuba’s salsa queen, Celia Cruz, Puerto Rican bandleader and musician Tito Puente and Mexico’s Tejano sweetheart, Selena are some of the talents now available at USPS outlets. The collection also spotlights singers Carlos Gardel and Carmen Miranda.
The stamps are among the Forever stamp collection.
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