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A Dance Celebration in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: MLK, Redefined as a Politician

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20, actor Brandon J. Dirden hopes that people will not only remember King as a powerful reverend and activist, but also as an astute politician.

Ballet Star Frederic Franklin to Be Honored in Oct 14th Memorial Celebration

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The dance world lost a ballet great of the 20th century earlier this year, and American Ballet Theatre, with whom he performed into his 90's, is throwing a big bash in his honor

PHOTOS: Something Very Special Is About To Happen...

Posted 05.14.2013 | Weddings

New Yorker Aaron Miller proposed to his girlfriend, Sarah Ellson, (not their real names), in early April at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Last week, ph...

Women in the Arts

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

The women we look up to in the arts -- from New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan soaring above the stage at Lincoln Center to action hero Elizabeth Streb scaling a building in London -- have their own inspiring heroines, some famous and others less known.

The Woman Behind The Iconic Playboy Bunny Outfit ...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices

In celebration of Black History Month we're looking back at groundbreaking moments in fashion, beauty and beyond. There are plenty of firsts, little-k...

Do Black Dancers Have A Place In Ballet?

Virginia Johnson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Virginia Johnson

Economic factors forced the disbanding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company in 2004. Now, eight years later, reading the series of pieces about the dearth of black dancers that recently ran in the UK's Guardian newspaper, it is as if Dance Theatre of Harlem never existed.

Julee Wilson

Last Night In New York City: Dance Theatre Of Harlem's 'Vision Gala'

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.29.2012 | Black Voices

At the Dance Theatre of Harlem's "Vision Gala" Tuesday night in New York City, special guest host Soledad O'Brien and the evening's honorary chairpers...

The Dream: Diversity in the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Why, given so much social progress, have we failed to produce more leading arts organizations of color? I think there are two different answers.

ARTISTS SPEAK: Talking With Dance Theatre Of Harlem's Arthur Mitchell

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"I didn't want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals," says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-century's noblest classical dancers, who ...

An Inspiring Trip to New York City

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Kaiser

The line between sickness and health in the arts is a slim one. Arts organizations always grow to the point that they are uncomfortable financially.