(August 24, 2011) Grandmaster Caz, Almighty KG, JDL, Easy AD, and DJ Tony Tone — The Legendary “Cold Crush Brothers” — hit the 2011 Summerstage with all the raw and style that had immortalized them in the minds of their fans and on the pages of hip hop history.
(August 23, 2011) On a day when an earthquake was felt in many parts of NYC, one would think, “let’s pack this show up.” But, that thought proved just the opposite. I guess folks figured, well if there’s an aftershock coming, then it’ll have to meet me at the jam.
(August 21, 2011) The Fordham Road Renaissance Festival celebrated its 16th year between the gaps of thunder and rain. Salsa music and a variety of performances at opposite ends of the festival venue kept the thousands that came spirited and entertained.
(August 16, 2011) Another fun-filled jam in Harlem celebrating the rarest of the rare – Digger’s Delight. Loyal fans came out to show their unwavering support, despite earlier rain showers. Folks were treated to five DJs including one from Italy and another from Slovenia. Always a favorite, the Queen of 45s – Miss Shing-A-Ling, DJ Boogie Blind, LEVA57, Woo-D and the GrandWizzard Theodore rocked the park. See you next week for DJ Lord Finesse, GrandMaster Caz and The Original Jazzy Jay.
(August 15, 2011) Had an occasion today to see some areas inside the Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre Building. Some beautiful art and sculptures of all sizes decorate the lobbies, stairwells, and entrances throughout. Here are but a few pieces.
(August 13, 2011) A few random shots during a late Saturday afternoon walk through East Harlem. On 104th & Lex there’s the Art For Change “4th Annual Hacia Afuera” Public Arts Festival which continues through Sunday. On 106th Street, there was the 106th Street Old-Timers Festival. On Pleasant Ave between 114th and 116th Streets there was the “Dance of the Giglio Feast” which culminates Sunday afternoon.
(August 10, 2011) The theme was Latin Boogaloo at SummerStage 2011, and Rumsey Playfield was alive with music lovers craving the nostalgic. Featured on the mainstage were “Mr. Boogaloo Blues” Johnny Colón, and the “King of Latin Soul” Joe Bataan.