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UC Recap – March 26 – March 31

March 26 – March 31

After lengthy and difficult deliberations, we have a winner. Miranda Spencer is the winner of the 2018 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest. Her design beautifully captures the magic and majesty of Uptown Manhattan. So now that we have the official poster, mark your calendars as the Uptown Arts Stroll kicks off on Wednesday, May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 155th Street). As always, the Uptown Arts Stroll will highlight local artists and will honor Uptown champions of the arts.

Uptown is talking about Melii.  The single Icey has been getting a few spins on Hot 97 and she starting to garner some serious buzz. The Harlem native is bringing that raw heat and the world is starting to take notice. So get familiar with Melii because she is just getting started. Speaking of Uptown Hip-Hop, the homie Dave Dar has a new one, “New York is Red Hot.”

You can always count on the Up Theater Company to deliver theater that is provocative, engaging and relevant. Their latest production, Detained, is no exception. Set in a refugee detention center deep in the heart of Texas, two teenagers from different backgrounds form an unlikely bond to counter the dangers lurking within and without the confines of the facility. You can catch Detained at The Garret at Fort Washington Collegiate Church (729 W 181st St.) from April 11 to 28, Wednesday-Saturday @ 7:30 pm. Hit up and get your tickets ASAP. Remember folks, if we don’t support our art, who will?

Congrats are in order to the good folks of the Latinos Out Loud podcast for being nominated for the Tecla Award for Best Podcast at the upcoming Hispanicize Conference. On the latest episode the crew discusses Yiddish slang, mankind monitoring satellites and so much more. This week’s special guests are Pero Like Video Producers Julissa Calderón and Gadiel Del Orbe.

Uptown powerhouse, Mino Lora, penned an awesome piece in the Manhattan Times on the March For Our Lives protest that took place recently. It is absolutely astounding how much these dedicated young folks have furthered the movement to end gun violence once and for all.


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