Francisco Molina Reyes II
(November 19, 2016) Hundreds of supporters and relations came out to honor Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Izaak Taylor in a street naming ceremony at the corner of Linden Blvd. & 192nd Street. Taylor was the initial founding member of the pioneering hip hop group from the St. Albans area of Queens known as A Tribe Called Quest.
(October 29, 2016) MorePointsBx Studio held a season closing exhibition featuring graffiti artist Joey “SERVE” Vega. He blew up the gallery walls with visual experiences of growing up in the South Bronx, knee-deep in Hip Hop culture, that encapsulate many of the iconic images, writing styles, and scenes from the 1980-90’s club and graffiti scene.
(October 23, 2016) Family, friends, fans, political officials, and media gathered for the unveiling ceremony of Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros Way at 122nd Street & Third Avenue. The street renaming is yet another honor bestowed on the great Cuban trumpet player who passed earlier this year.
(October 15, 2016) “La Princesa de la Salsa” delivered a stunning performance to a packed audience at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Linda Viera Caballero, “La India” as she is known world-wide, gave her emotional return to The Bronx a celebratory tone of remembrance to the great influences in her singing career, now spanning three decades.
(October 13, 2016) The Bronx Documentary Center held its 2nd Annual BDC Photo Auction Benefit at the Brooklyn Brewery. The auction put up for bid works by more than 40 world-class photographers and promising amateurs.
(October 8, 2016) The final concert for BomPlenazo 2016 brought to the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture mainstage a celebrated collaboration led by the recognized elder of the New York City bomba and plena tradition, Juan “Juango” Gutiérrez. The BomPlenazo Artists Collective returned to the biennial themed “Entre Generaciones” to deliver a dynamic repertoire of traditional and original music compositions.
(October 8, 2016) The damp weather would not discourage the tens of thousands that attended one of the most fun days at New York Comic Con. COSPLAY is the ultimate expression of fan-level participation with pop culture genres. Saturday’s at NYCC stands out as convergence point for cosplayers whether home-grown or professional class to engage the public stage. Here are some of the sights.
(October 6, 2016) The largest pop culture convention show is underway. The newest in comics, graphic novels, sci-fi, anime, manga, video games, collectible toys, movies and television will make the scene at New York Comic Con 2016.
(September 17, 2016) “La Casa de la Salsa” Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is back with its 36th Season calendar. Headlining the center’s premier event was Eddie Palmieri & Friends and Del Caribe Latin Jazz All-Stars.
(September 16, 2016) The legacy of celebrated composer, musician and orchestra leader Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente echoed throughout Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, as the main stage event for the 1st Annual El Barrio Latin Jazz Festival.