Bruce Willis Plays Harmonica, Sings During Jazz Show in Harlem

[[tmz:video id=”1_hnl4g9kj”]] Here’s Bruce Willis getting down on the harmonica in Harlem, singing and jamming out on stage during a jazz show … and the video is amazing!!! We got these clips of Bruce at The Apollo Theater last week, where he…


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Ralph Lauren Selling Harlem Cancer Center

Ralph Lauren is handing off one of his philanthropic endeavors.
The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, opened in 2003, is being sold for just under $ 2.3 million to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the largest privately owned cancer centers in the world.
In documents seeking approval from the New York Supreme Court for the acquisition of a registered nonprofit, the Ralph Lauren Center said it was recently valued by a third party at the sale price and that at the end of the 2017 fiscal year, it had about $ 1.1 million in liabilities.
“[The Ralph Lauren Center] faced serious financial challenges from the outset,” the company wrote in the petition. It admitted that MSK, the only corporate member of its board of trustees, has actually already offered “considerable assistance” to the center just to keep it operational over the years.
The center wrote that before striking a deal with MSK, it “could no longer feasibly operate” as a solo entity, in part “because of the deteriorating reimbursement environment for its services and supports.” Over the last 16 years, the Harlem-based center says it’s managed more than 160,000 patient visits and always operated regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

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Dawoud Bey Harlem, U.S.A. – Matthew S. Witkovsky

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Dawoud Bey Harlem, U.S.A.

Matthew S. Witkovsky

Genre: Photography

Publish Date: November 3, 2015

Publisher: The Art Institute of Chicago

Seller: The Art Institute of Chicago

In 1979, when African-American photographer Dawoud Bey showed twenty-five photographs at the Studio Museum in Harlem under the heading Harlem U.S.A. , the exhibition offered a young artist's vision of a moment in the neighborhood's life. Published here as a complete set for the first time, Dawoud Bey: Harlem U.S.A. also includes five previously unpublished photographs from the same period. Bey's vintage images are given new context in an essay by emerging African-American writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, who undertook her own fascinating study of Harlem in 2011. Bey, who grew up in Queens with family roots in Harlem, has become one of the most widely acclaimed portraitists on the contemporary scene. This handsome book provides a wonderful opportunity to revisit a classic portfolio of images that still resonates in today's culture. This expanded digital edition includes audio interviews and commentary from the artist. Matthew S. Witkovsky is chair and Ellen and Richard Sandor Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is the author of Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America .

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Harlem Nights – Eddie Murphy

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Harlem Nights

Eddie Murphy

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: November 17, 1989

Three generations of comedy legends star in this tale of nightclub owner Sugar Ray (Richard Pryor) and his son Quick (Eddie Murphy), who fight to keep a vicious mobster and a corrupt police force from putting them out of business. Written and directed by Eddie Murphy with an all star supporting cast including Redd Foxx, Della Reese, Arsenio Hall, Jasmine Guy and Danny Aiello, Harlem Nights is an action packed comedy treasure!

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One Night Stand! Live At the Harlem Square Club, 1963 – Sam Cooke

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One Night Stand! Live At the Harlem Square Club, 1963

Sam Cooke

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 1, 1985

© ℗ Originally Recorded 1963. All rights reserved by BMG Music

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Forest Whitaker To Executive Produce ‘Godfather Of Harlem’ TV Show

Forest Whitaker

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Bumpy Johnson’s rise to power will be detailed in a new television series. Forest Whitaker has signed on to executive produce the show.

As the brainchild of Narcos co-creators Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, the project will chronicle the gangster’s infamous war with the Genovese crime family to reclaim his former drug territory of Harlem.

Paul Sorvino, most known for his iconic role in Goodfellas, is slotted to play Frank Costello, an unofficial arbitrator for the Italian mob. Deadline reports that Whitaker will play Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson and the pair will seemingly share a lot of on air time together as Johnson saved Costello’s life in prison years prior. The story line will also capture how Bumpy befriended Malcolm X during his fight for social equality during the 1960’s.

According to IMBD  this will serve as a prequel to the 2007 film American Gangster which focused on Frank Lucas, the right hand man to Johnson, as as he became Harlem’s biggest narcotics trafficker. Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Gregory Cioffi and Vincent D’Onofrio have also been confirmed as part of the cast.

The straight-to-series crime drama will air on Epix and is scheduled for a 2019 debut.


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A$AP Ferg “Harlem Anthem,” Steve Aoki ft. Lil Yachty & AJR & More | Daily Visuals 6.7.18

Aside from A$ AP Rocky, the Mob’s A$ AP Ferg’s has been the group’s most visible artist and today he comes through with some work off the movie soundtrack to the upcoming Uncle Drew.

For his soundtrack clip to “Harlem Anthem,” Ferg hits the rooftop in a bulletproof vest while the cameraman catches what life is like in the hood that Azie Faison, Rich Porter, and Alpo helped make legendary.

Back in the modern age Steve Aoki taps Lil Yachty and AJR to help show just how everyone likes to fake the funk on their social media in the visuals to “Pretender.”

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Harlem Rhythm – EP – Dandy Wellington and His Band

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Harlem Rhythm – EP

Dandy Wellington and His Band

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 3.96

Release Date: June 10, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Dandy Wellington

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From Spanish Harlem to Hollywood, Rapper Bodega Bamz Muscles Through His Acting Debut

Inside Billboard’s headquarters, Bodega Bamz fancies a snack box of strawberry Cheerios. He’s emerged a rather slender figure in… Music News

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A$AP Ferg Interviews Dapper Dan About His Legacy In Fashion And Harlem

A$ AP Ferg interviews fashion icon, Harlem legend, and ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ staple Dapper Dan, whose designs defined ‘80s and ‘90s hip-hop fashion.

Harlem Globetrotters — Female Player Sues Team … ‘I’m Not a Slut’

The Harlem Globetrotters are being sued by a former female player — who claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the coach and then 86’d when she got pregnant … TMZ Sports has learned. 


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Harlem Globetrotters — We’re Balling at Fashion Week … Thanks to Angela Simmons! (PHOTOS)

Rev. Run’s daughter Angela Simmons is about to really make it BIG — her new Harlem Globetrotters anniversary uniforms are debuting at Fashion Week, and TMZ Sports got a first look. Our spies backstage in NYC spotted Angela’s hard work on the backs of a…


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Harlem Fashion Row Hosts Style Awards and Spring 2016 Runway Show

Harlem Fashion Row, which showcases emerging designers of color, hosted its style awards and spring 2016 runway show at Pier 59 on Thursday night. Mary J. Blige showed her support in the front row and honorees included actress Tracee Ellis Ross (daughter of Diana Ross), designer Azede Jean-Pierre, stylists Rachel Johnson, Misa Hylton and Groovey Lew, TV host Bevy Smith, InStyle editor Kahlana Barfield and Macy’s.
“Thank you for a moment like this, where we can all be together celebrating each other,” Ross told the crowd while accepting the Icon 360 award, in recognition of her paving the way for diversity in film and fashion. “I’m so grateful to be here. I just want to see the clothes!”
After the awards, three designers — The Fashion Deli, M-Sew and Fe Noel — sent their spring collections down the runway. “My objective was to present an alternative narrative to African design,” explained Thulare Monareng of The Fashion Deli, a retail platform for African designers. “From what I see, there’s this one-dimensional idea of what African design is, which is very print- and wax print-based.”
London-based, Bermuda-born Meagan S.E. Wellman showed her M-Sew collection after winning Bermuda Fashion Festival’s local designer showcase last month. Her spring vision took

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Woman Injured, Man Stabbed To Death Over Umbrella In Harlem

Is your life worth an umbrella? Two women got into a fight over an umbrella and when both of their boyfriends jumped in, one ended up stabbed to death.

Reports Gothamist:

Police say that the incident happened just after 8 a.m. on Friday in front of a McDonald’s at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. They say that a couple—a 46-year-old male suspect, who has since been identified as Jesus Santiago, and his 36-year-old girlfriend—were involved in an argument with another couple, an unidentified man in his 30s and a 46-year-old woman.

The Daily News has video of the fight, which you can see below. In it, you can see the two women struggling with the umbrella, before a man in Army fatigues, believed to be the unidentified victim, jumps in holding a knife.

Santiago allegedly joined the fight after that and took out a box cutter. Both the unidentified man and the 46-year-old woman were stabbed multiple times in the torso. They were taken to Harlem Hospital; the man was declared dead there, while the woman is in critical condition.

Santiago and his girlfriend were arrested but charged were not immediately filed. The New York Daily News reports that argmument may have also stemmed from a $ 35 drug debt.

That intersection of 125th St. and Lexington is a nexus of struggle.

Peep footage of the fight below. SMH.

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Chunky NYPD Cops Let Handcuffed Suspect Get Away In Harlem [VIDEO]

Tareek Arnold, a 23-year-old man wanted for suspicion of attempted murder in Harlem, was in handcuffed and in custody at 32nd Precinct station Tuesday night (Jun. 23). Arnold managed to escape the station in handcuffs, and the chunky cops giving chase in a released video shows that NYPD cops might need to lay off the free donuts.

As reported by WCBS and WABC, Arnold was taken into custody last Tuesday and was set to head to Manhattan Central Booking for processing. Instead, cops say Arnold assaulted an officer, while handcuffed mind you, and was seen running down a Harlem street in WCBS’ video.

What makes the whole situation comical is seeing Arnold, who isn’t so slim himself, sprinting with his handcuffed hands while two plainclothes detectives valiantly give chase but ended up looking hopeless in the end. Other fantastic details is that Arnold has two tattoos, one that reads “Troll” and the other that reads “Militant Soldier.”

But on a serious note, a large manhunt was launched by the NYPD yet Arnold is still at large.

Police are asking anyone with information on Tareek Arnold’s whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). There is also the NYPD CRIME Stoppers website or folks can text their what they know to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Watch WBCS’s report on the handcuffed Tareek Arnold escaping the NYPD in Harlem below.

Photo: NYPD

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Harlem Rhythm – EP – Dandy Wellington and His Band

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Harlem Rhythm – EP

Dandy Wellington and His Band

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 3.96

Release Date: June 10, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Dandy Wellington

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Maya Angelou’s Harlem Hopscotch: Official Music Video | Oprah Winfrey Network

The official music video for Dr. Maya Angelou’s “Harlem Hopscotch.” Dr. Angelou’s inspiring song is featured on the newly released album “Caged Bird Songs,” produced by RoccStar and Shawn Rivera of the R&B vocal pop group Az Yet. The song is about encouraging everyone, especially young people to persevere through life despite any obstacles! The game of hopscotch is symbolic of the difficulties of life and the obstacles that some face, whether they be wealthy or poor. The music video was directed by and features choreography from Emmy award-winning duo Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, a/k/a NappyTabs, best known for their work on the hit television series “So You Think You Can Dance.”

“Harlem Hopscotch” was shot on location in Harlem, New York, and several Los Angeles locations, including the studios at YouTube Space LA, Venice Beach and downtown Los Angeles. The video features appearances by actress and singer Nia Peeples (“Fame”, “Pretty Little Liars”), dancer/choreographer Derek Hough, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, actress/singer Zendaya, dancer/choreographer Ian Eastwood, Quest Crew and dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew.”

Dr. Maya Angelou, an iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, lecturer, civil activist and one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time, worked on this album prior to her death on May 28, 2014. “Caged Bird Songs” is a unique musical collaboration produced by RoccStar and Shawn Rivera, that thoughtfully blends the iconic poet’s words and vocal performances with contemporary hip-hop beats.

Dr. Angelou’s grandson, Colin Johnson, reminisces that music was such a huge part of his grandmother’s life. “She loved everything, from pop to country and, of course, hip-hop. With her dedication to social activism and how she illuminated the struggles and injustices of the urban experience through prose, there’s a direct correlation to hip-hop today. She was really excited about her street-wise commentary being presented in this way.”
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