3 days ago | Concerts
The session is only dimly remembered now. It took place in January 1960, in the midst of the South African summer, at the Gallo recording studio in Johannesburg. The album that emerged, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1, was the first full-length by a Black S...
11 days ago | Jazz
Last October, when Samora Pinderhughes released The Transformations Suite, his jazz and poetry ensemble work keyed to Black Lives Matter and the issues that drive it, the pianist and composer put it up for free, making purchase optional even thoug...
18 days ago | Visual Arts
Five years ago, the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan held a highly unorthodox exhibition of his entire body of work at the Guggenheim Museum. Cattelan is a conceptual artist who became famous starting in the 1990s for irreverent, absurdist install...
1 month ago | Visual Arts
Dindga McCannon remembers the meeting well. It took place in early 1971 in her studio, a decrepit fifth-floor walkup on 2nd Street just off Avenue B. "I was shocked that people came up the stairs," McCannon says. "I had one of those walkthrough ap...
1 month ago | Gentrification
It's a frigid late-winter afternoon in Harlem, and even for a quick walk around her neighborhood, Somi, the cosmopolitan jazz singer and songwriter, realizes she needs a hat. Fortunately, the vendors at the Malcolm Shabazz African Market on West 1...
2 months ago | Visual Arts
Even before they enter the museum, visitors to the 2017 Whitney Biennial may spot, as they peer toward Renzo Piano's industrial edifice from Gansevoort Street, a monumental object perched on the terrace. It has the form of a large melon, is inscri...