LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan Honored by Kennedy Center (PICS)

LL Cool J, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan Honored by Kennedy Center (PICS)

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It’s been a while since I posted, but the Kennedy Center Honors has taken me out of this hiatus with its 40th annual national celebration of the arts held on December 3, 2017.  The 2017 recipients included American dancer and choreographer Carmen…

Swizz Beatz, BACARDÍ x Dean Collection Present “No Commission: Art Performs” (PICS)

Swizz Beatz, BACARDÍ x Dean Collection Present “No Commission: Art Performs” (PICS)

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There was an incredible week/weekend of performances at the BACARDÍ and Swizz Beatz’ Dean Collection Present No Commission: Art Performs – a multi-day immersive event where art and music collided for showcases by day and night.  The experience featured musical performances, visual art…

Swizz Beatz Gets Ripped for Hosting Bronx Art Event with No Bronx Artists

Swizz Beatz Gets Ripped for Hosting Bronx Art Event with No Bronx Artists

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Article originally appears on Welcome2theBronx.com. by Ed Garcia Conde As if last year’s gentrification party by Keith Rubenstein wasn’t enough, Bronx-born Swizz Beatz is hosting what appears to be an unofficial sequel to that event this coming week from Thursday, August 11th to…

Angela Simmons and a Ton of Celebs Attend This Year’s Art for Life Benefit (PICS)

Angela Simmons and a Ton of Celebs Attend This Year’s Art for Life Benefit (PICS)

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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) raised $1.25 million at its annual ART FOR LIFE Benefit on July 16th at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, NY. Proceeds from ART FOR LIFE benefit the Foundation’s signature arts education and gallery programs, which have directly served…

2016 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit’s Star-Studded Party and Performance Launches Two-Week  Lincoln Center Engagement

2016 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit’s Star-Studded Party and Performance Launches Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement

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Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2016 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 8th. The one-night-only benefit performance and party, sponsored by FedEx, featured actor Anthony Anderson of black-ish…

Apollo Throws Star-Studded Spring Gala Hosted by LL Cool J and Raise $1.7M (PICS)

Apollo Throws Star-Studded Spring Gala Hosted by LL Cool J and Raise $1.7M (PICS)

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Last night, the Apollo Theater celebrated its 11th Annual Spring Gala raising $1.7M for its year-round artistic and community programming initiatives. The concert portion of the evening was hosted by LL COOL J, and opened with the dynamic dancing duo Laurent &…

Ailey Celebrates NYC Dance Week June 16th – 25th with FREE Class Offers at the Ailey Extension,

Ailey Celebrates NYC Dance Week June 16th – 25th with FREE Class Offers at the Ailey Extension,

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Ailey celebrates NYC Dance Week – a citywide festival from June 16th – 25th that promotes the joy and diversity of dance – with FREE class offers at The Ailey Extension and inspiring performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Lincoln Center, through June 19th. The celebration kicks off at the…