In “Russian Transport,” an immigrant family in Brooklyn runs into trouble when a visiting uncle engages in shady business. The playwright argues that struggling to eek out an honest life is a challenge many immigrants face.
On Valentine’s Day, hear about New York City’s best love stories from the ultimate story collector — Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.
The founder of Teen Art Gallery, a project that displays works by artists between the ages of 12 and 19, talks to MetroFocus about what teenagers have to contribute to the art world — and how for some, it may be now or never.
“For us, Harlem was the capital of the world. And we loved it.” The words and music of legendary jazz man Cab Calloway live on in an animated tour of Harlem’s jazz clubs and the upcoming American Masters documentary, “Cab Calloway: Sketches.”
Single or not, maybe Valentine’s Day rubs you the wrong way…. This year, try one of these alternative activities for a new Valentine’s Day experience — including tree planting and an art exhibit on Love and Hate — for a new Valentine’s Day experience.
Watch out Spike Lee — the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn, raising issues of police brutality, absentee fathers and fear of commitment.
As Fashion Week kicks off in New York City, local designer Nanette Lepore tells us why Manhattan’s garment district is crucial to her success.