Sunday Blogroll

Shakespeare is alive and well – 16 year old Urban Assembly for the Performing Arts  student Xavier Pacheco became the first New Yorker to win the Union National Shakespeare Competition (via NYDN)

Hostels in Harlem? Lobbyists think it could happen sooner than later (via NYDN)

Harlem Pride kicked off this weekend – the festivities continue today with a parade at Noon, followed by an afterparty at Chez Josephine

“Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood, Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration.” (From PBS)

Watch Homegoings – Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.

Watch the documentary in full on pbs.org until July 24

The musical “Cotton Club Parade” is headed to Broadway – and could possibly star Fantasia Barrino (via NYT)

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