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Apollo Theater: Famed Venue Headlining Its Own Upcoming Film

Posted February 1, 2016 by jmurray

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels has signed on to direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The authorized documentary will capture the Apollo’s storied impact in shaping America’s music nationally; as well as being cultural landscape for New York. Born out of the Harlem Renaissance, […]

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Rochelle Brown (Powerhouse Productions), Melba Wilson (Melba's),
Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad (The Schomburg Center), Tren'ness Woods-Black (Sylvia's), 
Sonia Armstead (Powerhouse Productions, Gina D. Nisbeth (Citi)
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Foodie Film: New Documentary Captures Harlem Culinary History

Posted December 28, 2015 by jmurray

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Powerhouse Productions have partnered on a new documentary short film called, “Harlem on My Plate.” Presented by Citi, the movie was written, directed and produced by Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead of Powerhouse Productions. “Harlem on My Plate” explores the Great Migration of African-Americans from the […]

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Blessed Brunch: “War Room” Hosts DVD Launch In Harlem

Posted December 21, 2015 by jmurray

To kick off the DVD/Blu-ray release of the hit Christian film “War Room,” Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hosted a brunch at the swanky Ginny’s Supper Club inside of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem. Hosted by New York radio personality Liz Black, the brunch included a Q&A with “War Room” filmmakers Alex […]

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Patti LaBelle & Dule Hill in After Midnight
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All Aboard: “After Midnight” Prepares To Set Sail

Posted January 20, 2015 by jmurray

The critically acclaimed Broadway production “After Midnight” has inked a partnership with the Norwegian Cruise Line. The show, which originally starred actor Dulé Hill and singer Fantasia Barrino, will debut on the cruise line’s newest and largest ship, the Norwegian Escape starting in November. “After Midnight” opened on the Great White Way in November 2013.  […]

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Patti LaBelle & Dule Hill in After Midnight
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Patti LaBelle: Praying Angels Will Save Broadway’s “After Midnight”

Posted June 26, 2014 by jmurray

Earlier this month news broke that “After Midnight” would close on June 29 after having played 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The Tony Award-nominated musical revue originally starred actor Dulé Hill and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino when it opened to critical acclaim on Nov. 3, 2013. Despite having previously announced that Grammy […]

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Ruby Dee: Famed Actress Dead At 91

Posted June 12, 2014 by jmurray

Legendary stage, TV and film actress Rudy Dee has died at age 91. The SAG Award-winning actress died from natural causes at her home in New Rochelle, NY surrounded by her family. A civil rights activist and pioneer for African-American equality in Hollywood, Dee and her late husband Ossie Davis were recipients of the National […]

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After Midnight
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Diva Delight: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight & Natalie Cole To Join “After Midnight”

Posted April 30, 2014 by jmurray

On the heels of garnering seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, the hit Broadway show “After Midnight” has announced three music veterans will join the impressive roster of all-star entertainers who have been featured in the musical. Grammy winners Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will each star in “After Midnight” this summer […]

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The Right Stuff: Vanessa L. Williams Joining “After Midnight”

Posted February 25, 2014 by jmurray

Vanessa L. Williams is gearing up for her latest turn on the Great White Way. The 11-time Grammy nominee will perform a five week run in the hit Broadway musical, “After Midnight.” Williams will begin her stint in “After Midnight” after Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds leave the show. She’ll headline alongside “After Midnight” […]

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