April 18 – April 23
We began the week with photos courtesy of the one and only Paul Lomax of the Up Theater’s benefit event that took place at Bread & Yoga (4951 Broadway @ 207th Street) recently. The fundraiser brought out some heavyweights such as State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Will Swenson, Laura Fois, and Matt Higgins to name a few.
We also featured some eye-popping pictures courtesy of Vaughn Browne of DJ Rich Medina’s Lil’ Ricky’s Harlem Rib Shack affair held at Harlem Stage on April 15. For those who don’t know, Rich Medina is an internationally recognized DJ and music producer known for putting together some serious dance parties that employ vintage Soul, Afro-Beat, Drum and Bass jams as the soundtrack for the festivities.
Uptown’s very own Yaris Sanchez (@Yaris_Sanchez), is one of the 3 girls nominated for King’s Web Girl of the Year award. The Dominican goddess, who has made standout appearances in several men’s magazines as well as music videos, has a huge…following – 20,000 Twitter followers and growing exponentially. With that said, show your fellow Uptown native some love and vote for her. Vote here: http://www.king-mag.com/online/?p=12843
Like I have said before to anyone that would listen, “When Tito Loved Clara” by Jon Michaud is an absolutely engaging and enthralling read. From the very first paragraph, I was irrevocably hooked. Inwood, Dominicans and the Dominican Republic figure prominently in this page-turner of a novel. If you haven’t read it yet, you are definitely missing out. If you need any more encouragement please check out the audio interview with Jon Michaud on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate show at the following link: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2011/apr/21/when-tito-loved-clara/.
The Brooklyn Uptown connection was in full effect this past Wednesday at The Sound of Art’s (SOA) “When Brooklyn Invades Uptown” event held at Apt. 78. Make sure you check out the images from this art/music experience from Uptown Collective contributor Ruben Rodriguez. As always, keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.
The Uptown Collective
The UC’s mission is to become “the” definitive, transformative and community-based force impacting the arts, culture, business and New York City’s overall perception of Upper Manhattan. Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine Uptown’s artistic, political, cultural and business spheres via the online space as well the collective’s initiatives and functions.