Posts Tagged ‘MIchelle Obama’

The Hug at the White House | Manhattan Times

The Hug at the White House | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen This sleuth went from subway surfing to star-gazing at the White House. While riding the subway recently, nine-year-old Harlem resident Ian Aquino provided train directions to a lost tourist, helping the man reach his destination. Though the man had asked Aquino’s mother, Susan Montes, for assistance, it was the youngster who responded. “At […]


Men of Steel | Complex

Men of Steel | Complex

Interview by Nadeska Alexis Photography by Andrew Cutraro It’s around 9 a.m. on a brisk New York Friday when Chance the Rapper and Lin-Manuel Miranda meet at a photo studio in Chelsea. Within the hour, they’re dressed in dingy overalls and covered in oil, faces smeared with dirt. They’ve both taken a brief recess from […]


Harlem teen joins Community Board to tackle neighborhood issues | NY Daily News

Harlem teen joins Community Board to tackle neighborhood issues | NY Daily News

BY Kerry Burke, Ginger Adams Otis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Harlem teen determined to change the world is tackling some of the city’s biggest challenges — one community board meeting at a time. Victoria Pannell, 16, stopped on her way into her inaugural session as a member of Community Board 10 on Wednesday […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda | Time 100 Pioneers

Lin-Manuel Miranda | Time 100 Pioneers

By J.J. Abrams An American original I assume you know this already: the musical’s embracing of history and rhythm, race and rhyme, melody and passion is an actual stunning event. Tickets are impossible to get for good reason: even in this age of ubiquitous hyperbole, it can safely be said that Hamilton is one of […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda: By the Book | NY Times

Lin-Manuel Miranda: By the Book | NY Times

The star and creator of the musical “Hamilton” says “Things Fall Apart” was his favorite book to teach at Hunter College High School: “The kids walk out of the classroom as different people.” What books are currently on your night stand? “The Wayfinders,” by Wade Davis; “Between Riverside and Crazy,” by Stephen Adly Guirgis; and […]


The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’ | NY Times

The Ten-Dollar Founding Father Without a Father: Teaching and Learning With ‘Hamilton’ | NY Times

By Katherine Schulten, Sarah Gross and Michael Gonchar Yes, it really is that good. That’s how Ben Brantley began his August 2015 review of “Hamilton” on Broadway — a rave about a show that “makes us feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation being born.” But you don’t just have to take The Times’s […]


Hamilton in the House | Manhattan Times

Hamilton in the House | Manhattan Times

Story by Erik Cuello Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) It was full circle for the First Lady. First Lady Michelle Obama exulted the work of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton at a special event in Washington, D.C. this past Mon., Mar. 14th. Her remarks were part of a celebration of the groundbreaking production held […]


Dominicans are Obama’s Most Enthusiastic Latino Voters | Fox News Latino

Dominicans are Obama's Most Enthusiastic Latino Voters | Fox News Latino

By Elizabeth Llorente Surveys of Latino voters show it again and again. President Obama is favored by a majority of likely Latino voters. But a few that break down Latino voters by national heritage show a little-noticed trend – Dominicans are Obama’s most loyal and enthusiastic supporters among this increasingly important voting bloc. Across the […]


Uptown Votes: Get on the bus to help re-elect President Barack Obama!

Uptown Votes: Get on the bus to help re-elect President Barack Obama!

There are just a few weeks until the presidential election, and it’s clearer than ever that Democrats are going to have to dig deep to ensure a victory for President Obama. With that said, join the members of the Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan this coming Sunday as they head to the key […]


Q&A With Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso: Comic Books, Change & the First Lady

Q&A With Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso: Comic Books, Change & the First Lady

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Did you know that your friendly neighborhood superhero Peter Parker was killed last year? And no I am not trying to make a cheap joke about the Broadway play. No, the web-slinger that has been around since 1962 is no longer with us. Well, sort of. […]


The Young People’s Chorus of New York City Honored By First Lady Michelle Obama

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City Honored By First Lady Michelle Obama

Last week, in a rousing ceremony at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama bestowed a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC).  YPC was one of 12 organizations to be honored with the nation’s highest award for youth organizations. YPC’s founder and artistic director, Francisco […]


First Lady Michelle Obama Honors The Young People’s Chorus of New York City Live Today @ 2:30

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors The Young People’s Chorus of New York City Live Today @ 2:30

Don’t miss one of the most exciting experiences in the history of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. In an awards presentation ceremony at the White House today- November 2, at 2:30 p.m.-First Lady Michelle Obama will present a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to YPC chorister Stephan Douglas-Allen and […]

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