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The Classic Comeback | Manhattan Times

The Classic Comeback | Manhattan Times

It’s time to get cracking – again. A groundbreaking holiday show which became an instant New York City classic will make its return next month. The Hip Hop Nutcracker combines the beloved Russian ballet’s classic story elements and Tchaikovsky’s famous score with hip hop dancing, while setting the story in modern day Northern Manhattan. The show returns for the […]


THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER with Special Guest Kurtis Blow to Hit NY Metro This December | Broadway World

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER with Special Guest Kurtis Blow to Hit NY Metro This December | Broadway World

The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Special Guest MC Kurtis Blow will play three NY Metro area shows as part of a 23-city North American tour on Saturday, December 3 at United Palace, NY (Shows at 2pm and 7pm) and Saturday, December 17 at NJPAC, NJ (Show at 3pm). The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance […]


Hip-Hop Nutcracker Returns to Washington Heights Before International Tour | DNAinfo

Hip-Hop Nutcracker Returns to Washington Heights Before International Tour | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS – The Hip Hop Nutcracker is returning to Washington Heights on Nov. 20, and this time it’s taking the world by storm with an international tour. What started out as a simple, Washington Heights holiday event in 2013, has grown to an international event, with the United Palace spearheading the show. […]


The Hip Hop Nutcracker kicks off a 12-city tour with two shows at the United Palace

The Hip Hop Nutcracker kicks off a 12-city tour with two shows at the United Palace

Last year “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” was an experiment – how would audiences respond to hip hop dance being performed to Tchaikovsky’s famous score? But after 5,000 audience members attended two shows at the United Palace in Washington Heights and two sold out shows at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, it was clear that the […]


Get Yours: The Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Get Yours: The Washington Heights Warriors Tee

Warriors come out to play… Our latest apparel offering, the Washington Heights Warriors tee is inspired by the World Champion Golden State Warriors’ logo and replaces the Golden Gate Bridge with our own GWB. It is a testament to the can-do, never quit ethos of Washington Heights in particular and Uptown in general. So click […]


Uptown Video: The Holiday Turn Up – The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights

Uptown Video: The Holiday Turn Up - The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights

What happens when you take a classic and you add the vibrancy and energy of Hip-Hop, you get The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights. Iconic rapper Kurtis Blow took part in the making of a new holiday classic. Check out the really cool video below courtesy of the good folks at Elite Daily. Check out […]


The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights – The Review

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker of Washington Heights – The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) When we first started talking about the Uptown Renaissance back in 2010, it was but a blip on the radar. It was a phenomenon that was stirring and just starting to coalesce into something significant. On Sunday, December 7th, that nascent artistic, cultural and social movement bore beautiful fruit. The Hip-Hop […]


Black Friday Love: Get 20% Your Entire Order @ The UC Shop

Black Friday Love: Get 20% Your Entire Order @ The UC Shop

That’s right people. This is our first ever Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sale. Use discount code SPREADLOVE to get 20% off your entire order. So you have until 11:59 pm tomorrow night to get in on that deal. Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way. Get Yours: http://uptowncollective.bigcartel.com


Get Yours: The Uptown VS Everybody Tee

Get Yours: The Uptown VS Everybody Tee

If we don’t support our own – who will? That is the question and notion that has been the driving force behind the Uptown Collective since we began broadcasting on a daily basis in February of 2010. The Uptown Renaissance was already a thing back then, we just gave it the name. Uptown has survived […]


Get Yours: The Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way Tee

Get Yours: The Spread Love It's The Uptown Way Tee

Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way is much more than a slogan for us. It has been our modus operandi and mission statement since we began preaching the Uptown Gospel and highlighting the best Uptown has to offer in February of 2010. From the very beginning, The Little Red Lighthouse has been a potent symbol […]


Harlem Stage Prepares to Export Its Own Opera | NY Times

Harlem Stage Prepares to Export Its Own Opera | NY Times

By FELICIA R. LEE Since its founding 30 years ago, Harlem Stage has burnished its reputation by presenting innovative artists like Bill T. Jones and Vijay Iyer and plumbing social issues. Now, the theater is betting that “Makandal” — its first opera commission and an ambitious, contemporary work revolving around the leader of an 18th-century […]


Harlem Stage Presents the Dynamic E-Moves 13 this Weekend

The dance tour de force that is Harlem Stages’s E-Moves is back and better than ever. This weekend and the next, E-Moves 13, will be showcasing the best and most dynamic dancers from around the world. And yes, ladies and gentlemen it is taking place Uptown. You’ve got to love it. The Uptown Collective was […]


The UC Holiday Bash @ Negroclaro Lounge Thursday December 15th

The UC Holiday Bash @ Negroclaro Lounge Thursday December 15th

It’s that time of the year again. Come check out Uptown’s newest hotspot – the swank, sexy and sleek Negroclaro (3805 10th Ave – Corner of 204th St) and party with the Uptown Collective crew. Let’s celebrate another year of Uptown excellence. Spread love it’s the Uptown way! Please RSVP: UptownCollective@gmail.com Just in case you […]


At Nostylgia in Inwood, a Spot to Shop, Sip Tea or Hang Out | NYTimes.com

By ELISA MALA ON summer evenings, a tree-lined strip of Dyckman Street — a main thoroughfare in Inwood, near Manhattan’s northern prow — becomes a giant block party. Crowds from several splashy bars spill out onto the sidewalk, clutching beers and cigarettes as they chatter loudly and peck away on their smartphones. Yet there, in […]


Harlem Stage’s E-Moves 12 – The Review

Harlem Stage's E-Moves 12 - The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Vaughn Browne E-Moves 12 is a tour de force. Modern, Jazz, Tap, African and Hip-Hop dance are all well-represented in this elegantly produced powerhouse of a dance series. From the very moment the performance begins, you are held captive by its sway. Not only are the different disciplines of […]


Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week

Photography by Briana E. Heard


Nostlygia – The New American Classic

Nostlygia - The New American Classic

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Nostylgia is, by choice and design, a work in progress. It is an idea that continues to redefine, remix and reinvent itself. Constant elevation, innovation and dynamism are the hallmarks of the brand. It was nearly 6 years ago that a brash 21-year-old decided that he […]


HAPPY BIRTHDAY LED BLACK!

Lets thanks the Universe for conspiring to bring into light the birth of a Father, Friend, Brother and one of the dopest “undiscovered” writers to bless our literary thirsty eyes.  We wish you continued success, health, love and LIFE!!! From: THE UPTOWN COLLECTIVE


GETTING TO SPAIN WITHOUT GETTING ON A PLANE

BY Led Black The Real Estate section of the NY Times, specifically the Streetscapes column, recently ran an incredible piece replete with slideshow on one of Uptown’s most venerable institutions, The Hispanic Society of America. Make sure you check out the article but it is a MUST that you actually stop by the museum, you […]

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