Oh snap Lexiglass is back with Mobb Phonics, the 2nd installment in the Cubetazo series. For those that don’t know, Lexiglass is all about that raw, instrumental Hip-Hop and this time around they are taking you on a musical journey to Queensbridge. If you had the pleasure of peeping their first project in the series, […]
Lexiglass began as a live backing band to many of the key MCs and singers in the fervent Uptown NYC scene. They soon delved into instrumental mode, drawn to the underappreciated gems on The Love Movement, Tribe’s last masterpiece. With their aligned backgrounds in both hip hop and avant garde jazz, Alexis Marcelo (Yusef Lateef, […]
The legendary T La Rock revisits his anthem, backed by the live band Lexiglass, on the corner of 165th St and Amsterdam Ave, NYC, during Word Up Community Bookshop’s fourth birthday party, 6/21/2015. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Far too many people still view Washington Heights through the prism of the recent past. Crime, drugs, and rampant lawlessness―all of which scarred the neighborhood in the late ’80s and early ’90s―are the first things that come to mind. In fact, Washington Heights has emerged phoenix-like from the ashes of the […]
Marjorie Eliot is well known in Upper Manhattan for the remarkable Sunday afternoon concerts she has hosted in her Edgecombe Ave living room for 20+ years: Parlor Jazz. Her piano-playing, band-leading and hostessing are internationally renowned. Recently, she has occasionally extended these concerts, to include performances of her original one-act plays. Word Up is hosting […]
2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books
A Word From La Galeria Join us for a discussion on negritud/blackness in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora. Using articles, social media, and other resources, we will discuss what it means to be black in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora We are providing a space for dialogue. We claim a general understanding of […]
Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder, is a book about the civic and social history of Washington Heights from the 1930s to (nearly) the present. In a chapter that begins at the dawn of integration, he examines pivotal moments in the histories of George Washington High […]
Check out this cool video courtesy of Patrick Schulman of the Columbia Spectator on our beloved Word Up Books.
Beats, Rhymes and Art….. Come get down at Word Up (2133 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th St) as they celebrate the paintings of Bronx-based visual and performing artist SOLE REBEL! Wash Heights’ own LEXIGLASS (Will Glass on drums & Alexis Marcelo on keys) will be providing live beats during the reception, and for a special uptown […]
BY Mel à la mODE (@MelalamODE) “I can be successful at ______________ even though the people at the top don’t look like me.” One of my favorite quotes as heard this past Saturday at a forum on Dominican identity in Washington Heights, NYC, appropriately named, Quisqueya Heights. The event was carefully coordinated by a friend […]
You are invited to a night of animation, animatics, and a live comic book reading by artist Sandy Jimenez, known for his work in World War 3 Illustrated, The Graphic Canon (II, YA,) as well as the action-adventure series Marley Davidson: Bronx Exorcist. Food and refreshments will be served along with lively conversation about the […]
Come by to Word Up Books on July 19th at 7:30 pm to enjoy two documentaries based on the unique ways of enjoying life in Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx, C-Rock and The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.. RSVP: Word Up – C-Rock and Dyckman Fireworks Documentary Screenings.
The next installment of the Led Black Book Club goes down on Thursday, July 24th at Word Up Books. Our featured author is AJ Sidransky who recently released his 2nd novel, Stealing A Summer’s Afternoon. The book is a great sophomore effort from an author who really knows how to tell a story. Come out […]
Word Up Books is celebrating their 3rd Birthday on Saturday, June 21st. The B-day bash will include an all-day outdoor concert courtesy of Make Music New York, and visual art courtesy of I Love My Hood.