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Marian Anderson

On This Day In History...

Posted 10.11.2013 | Black Voices

In 1954, the New York Metropolitan Opera hired Marian Anderson making her the first black singer that the famed opera house signed on. Anderson would ...

Dog Ears Music: Born in February Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Jackie Gleason (with his orchestra), George Harrison, Dexter Gordon, Shakira and other artists.

What Smart People Wear

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Watching to see what chic people wear is fascinating. One mightn't think it has anything whatsoever to do with styles from the past, but of cou...

Evidence Dance Company's Silver Ball at the Plaza

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Unfortunate alterations, made by the former Mrs. Donald Trump, remain intact at the Hotel Plaza. Even so, for a party there's no more special place so redolent of elegance and festivity.

African-American Firsts In New York

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In 1911, Samuel Battle became the "first black officer to join" the NYPD. Today, nearly 100 years later, the intersection at West 135th Street and Le...