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The New Queen Of Hip Hop

She was born and raised in Bronx. Now she is taking Harlem by storm.
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Gimme the Loot Wins The Grand Jury Prize At SXSW 2012

"Gimme the Loot," New Yorker Adam Leon's tale of two Bronx teenage graffiti artists, won the grand jury prize for narrative feature at the South by Southwest film festival, organizers announced Tuesday....
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Growing Up Gonzales Show Extended

The premise of Growing Up Gonzales has a lot in common with many other autobiographical solo shows: a neighborhood full of colorful characters, an affectionate, seriocomic look back at childhood, a search for balance between the protagonist’s personal identity and ethnic heritage....
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The Bronx Start Work On New Album

The Bronx have announced via Facebook that they are to start work on their fourth studio album....
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Jamar Rogers Singing On The Voice

Usually singing-competition shows aim for some milquetoast backstage drama with their contestants, like a lost relative or a handicap overcome. Breaking the mold is The Voice crooner Jamar Rogers, an HIV+ former meth addict who came clean with his story in his introductory bit above....
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Hip Hop’s Spotlight Comes Back To Bronx With Bandana Boogie

Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop. However there has not been a rap superstar to come out of the borough since Big Pun....
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La Excelencia To Storm Dartmouth

La Excelencia, a young Bronx-based band that’s widely acclaimed for reviving the boisterous, socially conscious and highly danceable salsa dura of the ‘70s, plays the Hop’s Spaulding Auditorium on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 07:00 p.m. ...
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Murders, Scandalous Marriages, Forbidden Love Affairs

Center Stage Playhouse’s first offering of the 2012 season is The Red Monkey Theater Group’s production of ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare....
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The Enemy Bring In The Bronx Man For New Album

The band have revealed that Joby Ford from The Bronx band is producing their next album....
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French Montana Signs With Bad Boy

Bronx rapper French Montana has been tapped by Diddy to join his Bad Boy Records empire. The veteran hip-hop impresario made the announcement on BET’s ’106 & Park’ Thursday....
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Digable Planets Reunites With Ladybug Mecca, Featuring U.G.O. Crew

It has been 7 years since Ladybug Mecca (a.k.a. LadybugMek) performed with the original Digable Planets, and her upcoming special one-time NYC and LA appearances with the group as well as featured artist U.G.O. Crew are going to be memorable events marking a long overdue reunion for their worldwide following....
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Retired Bronx Judge To Act In TV Pilot

Retired Bronx Supreme Court Justice Gerald Sheindlin says he is to play a jurist in a pilot for a new TV dramedy series called "Erroneous Convictions."...
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To Be Heard, A Documentary

Lives and language on the edge: Three teens from Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, and show how a radical poetry class can ignite change....
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Sacred Music In A Sacred Space

Hailed by The New York Times as “a technically nimble and dynamic organist,” Renée Anne Louprette has established a formidable international career as organ recitalist, accompanist and conductor. Ms. Louprette was recently appointed Organist and Associate Director of Music and the Arts of Trinity Wall Street in New York City, where she will collaborate with the renowned Trinity Choir under the directorship of Dr. Julian Wachner. ...
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Anthrax Day In Bronx

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is declaring Anthrax Day in the Bronx the same day the group take the stage for the Yankee Stadium Big 4 concert featuring Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax....
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South Bronx Teens Make Bodegas Documentary

Here is a good way to go into the weekend: a funny, engaging documentary about one of New York's most lamented food deserts, made by the teenagers who live there....
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BAAD! Presents The Welfare Queen

Monster Girl Productions, a radical, unabashed multi-media Production Company based in San Francisco teams up the Bronx's irreverent BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance to produce The Welfare Queen written and performed by Erika Lopez....
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Notorious PhD Raps Against Gentrification In Bronx

While the Notorious B.I.G.’s former neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn has gone through a great deal of gentrification, the “Notorious PHd,” fights to make sure the Bronx doesn’t go the way of Clinton Hill too....
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The Ricanciliation - Fundrasing Effort

It's Puerto Rican pride, it's vaya, wepa and que viva Puerto Rico. it's Nuyorican, Chicagorican, Orlandorican and every other Rican. It's Bendicion y que Dios te bendiga. It's one for all, it's a wake up call. The Ricanciliation is me, it's you, it's us....
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Paul McCartney Set To Rock At Yankee Stadium In Bronx

Two years back he rocked the Mets’ Citi Field, and now, ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’ Paul McCartney is going to repeat history as he gears up to perform at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2011....
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Spring Is Here! Get Ready To Ride!

Join us for a bike co-op environment that will provide tools as bicycle-savvy volunteers assist on how-to make necessary bicycle repairs and prepare riders for the upcoming cycling season.
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Mayor’s Office Of Media & Entertainment Announces New Latin Media & Entertainment Commission

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin today announced the revitalization of the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission (LMEC) for New York City. Comprised of 18 leaders from the vibrant Latinx creative community here in New York, the commission will leverage partnerships with the city’s entertainment, government, and business entities.

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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.