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Exploring ‘Muslim Identities’ on Stage

Brooklyn, Culture, Muslim April 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

A new theater production exploring Muslim identities, “Beyond Sacred,” will be performed April 29 at BRIC, reports BK Reader.

The Onderdonk House (Photo via QNS)

New Amsterdam Festival at Historic House in Queens

Culture, Queens, Western European April 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The two-day New Amsterdam Festival will take place at the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House in Ridgewood this weekend, reports QNS.

Some of the members of Lavender Light (Screen shot via NY City Lens video)

Can NYC’s First Black, Gay Gospel Choir Survive?

Black, Culture, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Religion April 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Founded in 1985, Lavender Light hopes to continue spreading its message of diversity and acceptance, reports NY City Lens.

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A Dream Realized for Haitian Dancer at Dance Theatre of Harlem

Caribbean, Culture, Manhattan April 24, 2017 at 3:24 pm

The Haitian Times profiles Haitian ballet dancer, Sanford Placide, for whom performing with the Dance Theatre of Harlem holds particular significance.

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A Storyteller in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Culture April 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Our Time Press profiles Cynthia Goodison Tompkins, a Brooklyn resident who after teaching for three decades, is focusing on storytelling.

Irvin Morazan's "Border Crossing Headdress" is an artistic interpretation of a "coyote," who smuggle people across the border for a fee. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal for The Riverdale Press)

Borders and Neighbors – Perceived Through Art

Bronx, Culture, Latino April 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

A new exhibit in the Bronx offers conceptual views on borders and neighbors, The Riverdale Press reports.

"A City Seen: Todd Webb's Postwar New York 1945 - 1960" – Lexington Avenue, near 110th Street, Harlem, 1946. (Courtesy Museum of the City of New York, Todd Webb Archive)

From Harlem to the Lower East Side, Postwar Images of NYC

Culture, New York April 19, 2017 at 9:19 pm

A new exhibit of mid-century photographer Todd Webb’s work at the Museum of the City of New York captures the sense of “community” in NYC.

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video April 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Virginia Johnson, founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and now its artistic director, speaks to Carol Jenkins of CUNY TV’s “Black America” about how Black dancers make their way in the world of ballet.

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AbunDance Academy: Nurturing Talent

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Video April 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm

AbunDance Academy of the Arts, which attracts students of all ages, is seeking a new home.

Grace Meng, at left, at roundtable she held to evaluate the likely local impact of federal budget cuts. (Photo by Gina Martinez via Times Ledger)

Meng Roundtable on Damaging Impact of Trump Budget Cuts

Asian, Culture, New York, Queens, Social Services April 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The local impact of federal budget cuts were discussed at a roundtable held by Queens representative Grace Meng, Times Ledger reports.

Sing it: Fitgi Saint Louis, left, plays Sabrina Barnes, and other actors Dominique Allen Lawson, center, and Sofia Klimovsky, right, performing song, “You Can Get It” during a rehearsal for “Welcome to American: A Caribbean Musical. (Photo by Victor Diaz via Caribbean Life)

New Musical Explores Caribbean Immigrant Experience

Caribbean, Culture, Immigration, Queens April 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm

In “Welcome to America: A Caribbean Musical,” a Jamaican woman who overstays her visa aims to follow her dream of performing on Broadway. Caribbean Life speaks to the show’s creator.

“Natasha's son [and Underwood’s brother], Akeal, 14, was shot and killed on his way home from a party in Bushwick. Despite being surrounded by bars, stores and bodegas that were all open at the time of the shooting, no one has stepped forward to identify the shooter.” (Photos by Joe Quint, www.ittakes.us, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘It Takes Us’: Viewing Victims of Gun Violence

Crime, Culture, New York April 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm

A new pop-up photography exhibit, “It Takes Us,” explores how gun violence affects survivors and the families of those who died of gunshot wounds, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ Comes to NYC

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ Comes to NYC

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Religion April 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

A new musical about the life of Buddha by a Korean husband and wife team opens on May 2. Newsroh spoke with composer Jingoo Lee about the production, 12 years in the making.

Learning Nepali Through Dance

Learning Nepali Through Dance

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video, Youth April 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm

The founder of a Nepali dance school in Elmhurst insists on teaching in Nepali and that students try to speak Nepali. Parents are delighted.

An Artist Curates ‘Unnatural Election’

An Artist Curates ‘Unnatural Election’

Communities, Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Video April 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Artist Andrea Arroyo put out a call to artists following Donald Trump’s election. The works that came in from around the world are on exhibit at NYU’s Kimmel Galleries through June 1.