NEW YORK — If rising Broadway star Lilli Cooper needs a bit of career advice, she knows where to turn: Her father has been there, seen that and done that.
NEW YORK — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city.
They say that you can’t know where you are going unless you know where you’ve been. History helps shape who we are. It’s often hard to take a look at the Black experience in the United States and not think of things like slavery, discrimination and the civil rights struggle.
You might remember John Witherspoon as Pops on "The Wayans Bros." sitcom or Lloyd in “Black Jesus.”
WASHINGTON — Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Every summer, businesses along Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia set up tables on the sidewalk and participate in the popular Dollar Stroll, selling bites of food or trinkets to passersby for $1.
You could be rich someday.
NEW YORK — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison is being honored this spring by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
A few months ago, Philadelphia lost one of its brightest artists. Willis “Nomo” Humphrey died suddenly of a heart attack in November. He was 44.
Beyoncé’s 2013 self-titled album, followed by her game-changing “Lemonade” album in 2016 have both laid the foundation for Omise’eke Tinsley’s course “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” at the University of Texas at Austin.
At 22 years old, Florida-native Jamal Parker has published his own book of poetry, become an international slam poetry champion and a resident artist at the Painted Bride in Old City, gone on an East Coast poetry tour, created his own poetry collective (Black Boy Fly) — and somehow manages t…
NEW YORK — Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is heading back to Broadway to be a waitress — but not in "Waitress."
NEW YORK — The 15 or 20 minutes before the performance ticked by the same way they do on nights when Rome Neal presides over jazz at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. But this time Neal was directing a reading of a play. It takes aim at the sensation that is the t…
NEW YORK — Broadway producers had plenty of reasons to pop the bubbly as 2018 wound down, with many shows recording their most profitable weeks despite some eye-popping ticket prices.
NEW YORK — Choreographer Ronald K. Brown stepped into a big studio at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and greeted the dancers with warm hugs. Then, almost without a word, he began to move, his feet and shoulders swaying to the beat, his upper body undulating slightly. “The Love,” a Malian…
PARIS — African artworks held in French museums — richly carved thrones, doors to a royal kingdom, wooden statues imbued with spiritual meaning — may be heading back home to Africa at last.
NEW YORK — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," died Saturday, according to her daughter. She was 70.
For over 30 years, Mural Arts Philadelphia has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.
JOHANNESBURG — The abstract work of South African artist Christo Coetzee, who died in 2000, was widely shown around the world, including at a 1961 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Yet Coetzee is largely unknown in his home country, an outsider whose experimental methods se…
When life handed Sotheby’s lemons, it made “instant art world history” — and $1.4 million.
NEW YORK — Chelsea Clinton says she’s naturally an optimist and despite enduring name-calling from the time she was a child, she chooses to answer insults — even on Twitter — with kindness and respect.
When North Philadelphia artist Mike Doughty posted his “Philly Family” artwork on social media networks it immediately went viral, but his followers demanded a redo with even more iconic Philly personalities. Tribune Digital Editor Nicki Mayo talks with Doughty about how the city of Philade…
Of the approximately 600,000 children living in foster care in the United States, every single child has a story. Some were abandoned. Some never knew their parents. Some had parents who have died or been killed. And some, like Tashima Dukes, had a parent incapable of caring for her.
“Artistically, I never wanted to be impressive. That doesn’t interest me. I always just wanted to know I could motivate people. That’s what serves me as an artist.”
Philadelphia native and sports editor John Butler is giving inner-city kids a chance to read about a Black child that lives a life like theirs with the creation of “Chase Does It All,” a children’s book released in August. Digital reporter Samaira Bailey talks with the author about his ventu…
John Butler reads "Chase Does It All" to Belmont Charter after-school program students. — Tribune Photo by Samaria Bailey
Yolanda Wisher Performs "Black Eye Pea Song"
Jill Scott reading poetry at "An Evening of Poetry At The White House."
Sonia Sanchez performs "What does it mean to be human?" at TEDxPhiladelphia
Ursula Rucker - Poet (Full Movie)
Vision performing "Lightning Bugs"
Lady Pheralyn Dove performing at The Wrecking Ball
TS Hawkins performs "Repetitious Anarchy Slow Brews."
Greg Cobin performing "Something in the water."
Soledad Alfaro performs "Fencing Poem" at the 2015 PYPM Grand Slam Finals. April 18th, 2015. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia.
#NationalPoetryDay is trending in Philadelphia. With a city so rich in literary history and activism there are more than enough local poets to fill a library and pack a cypher.
David Oyelowo will team up with writer Tarell Alvin McCraney for a new Disney musical movie, 'Cyrano the Moor'.
Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is set to return to Broadway in the spring.
Leilani Ferreira and Tamara Brown were two out of a class of students learning how to shoot and conduct interviews last week during a media workshop at A.M.Y. James Martin Elementary School.
Have you ever seen a work of art that spoke to you and you wanted to tell it or the artist how you felt? A group of area students did just that, with the results on display at a self-guided exhibition titled “The Art Crush Audio Tour.”
Painter and decorative artist Annie Frances Lee, known for her unique ability to celebrate African-American culture passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 in Henderson, Nev. She was 79 years old.
The current Art Sanctuary exhibition, “A Taste of My Soul: The Works of Bernard Collins,” is a vibrant presentation that showcases various portraits by the South Philadelphia native, with everyday people who inspire — from artists and musicians, to teachers and nurses — as the focus. “I call…