How does a Live Jazz and Live Art experience sound? Awesome right. Well it get’s better. The event will be a one-a-kind pairing of master artist Andrea Arroyo with Uptown icon and musician, actress and playwright, Ms. Marjorie Eliot. The event is taking place at the venerable Morris Jumel Mansion on Sunday, June 19th at […]
By Vinson Cunningham In the summer of 1947, editors from the short-lived magazine ’47, known since its shuttering in 1948 as The Magazine of the Year, contacted Ralph Ellison—then in the thick of his seven-year labor to complete “Invisible Man”—with an idea for a photo essay on the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic in Harlem. Established a […]
Real Hip-Hop fiends can now rest easy. Chazmere’s latest opus is now available and it represents a new way forward for NYC Hip-Hop. The album rocks from beginning to end and provides ample food for thought. Stay tuned for a Q&A with the Bronx emcee. Check out the album below and then do the right […]
Billy Perry and the crew came Uptown for a hellified bike trip through Harlem recently. Click below to check out their antics. Related: Mira CoNYo: A Skate Scene Blossoms Uptown We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.
Jumel Terrace: A neighborhood with a connection to Hamilton—the man and the musical | Brick Underground
By Marjorie Cohen The Jumel Terrace Historic District is one the most interesting neighborhoods in upper Manhattan, and it happens to be full of history. That’s probably why Lin-Manuel Miranda chose the Morris-Jumel Mansion (for which the area is named) as a setting in which to write parts of his hit musical. That’s right, Tony-darling Miranda wrote two of his […]
Boogie down emcee Chazmere is back once again with some serious heat. Chazmere’s album drops on June 10th. Spread that Uptown Love and get it on Pre-sale here. Related: Best of the Boogie Down: Artist Spotlight – Chaz Van Queen
Okay folks, Can I Kick It is going down tonight at Dead Stock (2240 Amsterdam Ave). This is a big deal people. Some of Uptown’s most talented artists will be doing their thing alongside the awesome live stylings of Lexiglass, which is made up of Will Glass and Marcelo Alexi. I’m talking about The Machine, […]
Story by Gregg McQueen They’ll be packing. On Fri., May 13th, public school students from District 6 and the Urban Arts Partnership will descend upon United Palace for the Annual Urban Arts Festival. For the 12th consecutive year, the Urban Arts Festival will serve as a showcase event to celebrate the positive impact of the […]
Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Stephanie Batista’s plight was a familiar one. Like many mothers working outside the home, she was in need of a good day care provider for her daughter. She had been paying high fees to have a babysitter come to her apartment, and the costs were growing prohibitive. Recently, relief […]
Friday, May 20, 2016 6:30pm doors, 7pm breakdance battle royale, 8pm Q&A, 8:30pm movie United Palace (4140 Broadway @ 175th Street) Tickets: Adults $10 online/$15 at the door; children under 17 not admitted https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10087561 The United Palace is taking you back to 1983 with the classic hip-hop film, Wild Style. Not only will you get […]
AN AMERICAN DRUM CIRCLE May 5 – May 22 – Thursdays thru Sundays The Tabernacle Theater (551 Fort Washington Ave.) A young woman and her Nigerian beau become entangled in a web of falsehood. God is the lure. Wealth is the bait. But it’s the family ties that bind. Get Tickets: Spread Love: The UP […]
by Katie Dupere When Clay Ferguson was jumped in a New York City coffee shop, his attackers stole his phone, his ID and his money. Then, they broke his glasses. Two weeks later, Clay is still jittery, blinking frantically as he looks anywhere but at me. As he recounts the night, he visibly winces at […]
Songstress Camille Safiya is back people. Her latest offering, Indigo, is an intimate and introspective 3 song EP that will leave you fiending for more. Miss Safiya is that good. Check out this awesome review of her latest offering from NPR Music.