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A Rage in Harlem
"...Mokae, Danny Glover and Badja Djola. A Rage in Harlem literally bursts onto the screen with an opening sequence..."

May 3, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Harlem Globetrotters at the Frank Erwin Center
Derek reminds us why we should all love the Harlem Globetrotters
"...The Harlem Globetrotters will arrive to Austin Friday (1/28) and they..."

Jan. 25, 2012 Events Post by Derek Van Wagner

Children's Zone: Can Harlem Come to Austin?
Travis County groups are competing to become part of a grand experiment
"...his 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama applauded the Harlem Children's Zone in New York for using governmental, educational,..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance'
ACC's Department of Drama polishes a few rare gems by black women playwrights
"...Beauty is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, Austin Community College Department of Drama Chair Marcus..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Psychedelic pop bust
"...guys trying to turn into a smut publication?" asks Harlem's Michael Coomers, driving back to town from an East..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

A Great Day in Harlem
This hourlong documentary is the fascinating story of a photograph that captures 57 New York City jazz musicians on a Harlem brownstone stoop one summer morning in 1958.
" I’ve ever seen. Curiously, A Great Day in Harlem lists no single individual as director, seeming to favor..."

June 16, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Midnight in Harlem
Tedeschi Trucks Band Live Shot
", yet the moment he finished turning “Midnight in Harlem” from TTB’s 2011 debut Revelator into a Clapton-meets-Allman epic,..."

Jan. 19, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Powell Got It Wrong, Matador Is Not Reissuing Harlem Release
" grateful Austin Powell took the time to laud Harlem – if not my own credentials as a prowler..."

July 6, 2009 Postmarks

Spanish Harlem Sounds
Ta Mére
"...100th Street in Manhattan. Starting in the Thirties, Spanish Harlem has served as an urban, Latin-specific Crescent City-type mixing..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Music Feature by David Lynch

"...III and Paul Benjamin. Bill Duke's take on the Harlem numbers racket in the early Thirties is so clichéd..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Canada Model
Author Paul Tough on education innovator Geoffrey Canada
"...trail, he said the purpose was "to replicate the Harlem Children's Zone." Since its formation in 1997, that project..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Repression's Children
Why context matters, and why I hate your flashing penis veil.
"...and middle-class white New Yorkers would go "slumming" in Harlem. New York's mayor had a royal box in a..."

June 7, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Music of the Heart
"...classes for children in the financially strapped district of Harlem. It's a far cry from the director's previous work,..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Thousand and One
The struggles of one Harlem family against the backdrop of a changing NYC
"...Jury Prize-winning drama is a family portrait unfurling in Harlem, spanning nearly a decade from the early 1990s to..."

March 31, 2023 Movie Review by Alejandra Martinez

Faster Than Sound: Multidimensional Production Team Musically Reimagines Fantastic Planet
Lifted Traces rescores classic films, Harlem re-emerges locally with Oh Boy, and more
"...After picking up the phone for a band interview, Harlem frontman Michael Coomers warns he "doesn't know how to..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

God Save the Queenie
Duke Ellington's almost lost opera of a Harlem beautician gets rescued and a makeover
"...the pantheon of consumptive courtesans and bullet-brassiered Valkyries a Harlem cosmetician. Decades before Queen Latifah made the beauty salon..."

April 17, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Brother to Brother
A festival favorite jumps to the big screen with its story that compares and contrasts life as a gay black man in the present day and the Harlem Renaissance.
"...linked by the character of Bruce Nugent (Robinson), a Harlem Renaissance poet now living in a homeless shelter staffed..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Who's the Mannull
" promises a devilish trip through the world of Harlem street and shop life. As the camera wanders around..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Sundance Review: Summer of Soul (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Questlove's joyous celebration of the Harlem Cultural Festival
"...In his filmmaking debut film, which memorializes the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, the rapper-producer-DJ-instrumentalist-journalist puts all of that perspective..."

Feb. 14, 2021 Screens Post by Selome Hailu

If Beale Street Could Talk
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins adapts Baldwin's tale of love and racism
"...quiet bliss, the contentment cannot last. This is 1970s Harlem, and Fonny (James) is seemingly locked on the inevitable..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Salsa-dancing siblings fight over gentrification
"...overcome years of separation on the streets of Spanish Harlem to use salsa dancing to overcome the tide of..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Movie Review

NYC blaxploitation classic gets an ATL reboot.
"...of the title. The reboot moves the action from Harlem to Atlanta, and essentially hews to the original’s storyline..."

June 22, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Before You Know It
There's an aging LGBT community that is only getting bigger and older, and this documentary investigates that process – in ways both specific and universal.
"...Meet Ty, an African-American advocate and activist living in Harlem who is passionately focused on improving the lives of..."

June 20, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Black Nativity
Kasi Lemmons’ adaptation of this Langston Hughes work is a muddled church-time reverie.
"...Cobbs family untangle the sins of the past one Harlem night before Christmas, but the catharsis just isn’t the..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Feel the Noise
In this overstuffed movie, an aspiring Harlem rapper finds his artistic calling and homeland pride with Puerto Rico's reggaeton.
"...the Noise, which follows an aspiring young rapper from Harlem named Rob (former boy-band star Grandberry), who has to..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

"...laughs and originality. The film's featherweight storyline -- budding Harlem rappers and assorted wannabes are packed off on a..."

April 3, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Original Gangstas.preview
"...Files of J. Edgar Hoover, and Hell Up in Harlem. Now, to add insult to injury, Original Gangstas has..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Cemetery Club
"...The same Bill Duke who directed A Rage in Harlem and Deep Cover? Arthur Hiller maybe, or even Herbert..."

Feb. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Where I Know You From
Cam'ron's latest is not Purple Haze
"...take on “Bubble Music” loud enough to incite a Harlem shake down the hallway...."

May 20, 2009 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Sam Houston & Blk Odyssy Adds Chicken and Waffles to Their Message
Serving up some neo-soul food
"...the best soul food places I've ever had in Harlem. And I spent a lot of time there –..."

June 12, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

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