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Building the Vibe

May 11, 2012

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VIDEO: Reggae Dancer Hanna Herbertson discusses her love for Dancehall and Deejaying Advertisements

Dirty Dancing: New Forms but the Same Old Criticism

March 19, 2012

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Dirty dancing has been around for centuries, but it’s constantly evolving taking new and more risqué forms. For many cultures, these dances are not considered “dirty” at all, just another way of having fun or a way to rebel against the older generation or a higher social class. Many cultural critics have taken offense to […]

Residents question Harlem’s longevity as the Black Mecca

January 23, 2012

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Far away from Zuccotti Park where the widely publicized Occupy movement started, three women, who say they are shocked and frustrated with gentrification in Harlem, took to the stage for a protest through the arts. Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale, a play written and produced by four women under the age of […]

Oktoberfest, German festival helps Harlem respond to changing tastes

September 29, 2011

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Harlem is not the first word that comes to mind when one mentions Oktoberfest. But for Harlem businesses, the German festival is a creative way to establish Harlem as a hip, trendy neighborhood that is not only changing its demographics but also the way it does business. Unlike the 18 day beer festival in Germany, […]