Dwyer Cultural Center

Todays Date: 10/18/19
Last Update: 01/20/14 02:43:00 PM

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Address: 258 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY    10027

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Excerpts By Bridgette & Michael Wimberly  | Open: 08/05/12 Close: 08/05/12
Michael Wimberly founder of MWProductions Sound Design is a composer for film, dance, theater and for vocalist. He is the producer of the Power Of Drum, an annual drum clinic and performance event held in NYC featuring top percussionist in the industry. Bridgette Wimberly was part of the 2006/08 Women’s Projects Producers Lab, a member of Lincoln Center Theatre’s Directors Lab where she produced four satellite productions in collaboration with the Lab, A Manhattan Theatre Club Fellow, and a member of the poetry group Cave Canem. She is also the recipient of fellowships/Awards from The New York Foundation for the Arts (Poetry), The New York Urban Arts Initiative, and the Harlem Arts Alliance for Ballet Neo, a dance TV pilot she wrote with ballerina Virginia Johnson. She has been on the Board of Directors at Cherry Lane Theatre, the longest continuously running Off-Broadway Theatre, for ten years. She recently became a lifetime member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre.

The Uptown Tea Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center, International Communications Association and Harlem World Magazine. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum. www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com


Family/Children"

Barbara King  | Open: 07/08/12 Close: 07/08/12
Barbara segues smoothly into appearances and engagements with legends Rufus Reid, Kirk Whalum, Akira Tana, Onaje Alan Gumbs, with pop legend, Patti Labelle and gospel icon, Kirk Franklin. King is a devout Christian who remains in touch with her spiritual roots. She did a guest solo on the Christian Cultural Center’s 2005 holiday CD, A Jazzy Christmas. King also sang in Vienna, Austria, at the Advent Sing, performed in Worlds Sing Gospel concert in Tuscany, Italy, and sang with pianist Dino Kartsonakis at Carnegie Hall. Her debut release, Perfect Timing on CCCMG Records, marks the first outing of Barbara King. Barbara presents splendid interpretations of some standards and four life-affirming, original tracks: Miracles, Overtaken, Perfect Timing and Your Smile. The CD includes such well-known tunes as Ribbon in the Sky, Forever Young, I Say A Little Prayer, and Let It Be. King is joined by several jazz luminaries--Cecil Bridgewater, Arturo O’Farrill, Carl Allen, Rodney Jones and Dave Valentin. Perfect Timing is pure musical elegance and well worth a listen. Barbara has captivated audiences in Greece, Japan, Dubai, Eastern Europe, Jamaica and New York City.

Barbara King appears as part of The Uptown Tea Series, sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center, International Communications Association and Harlem World Magazine. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum. www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com


Gospel"

Jay Rodriguez  | Open: 05/27/12 Close: 05/27/12
Prolific. Prodigal. Profound. That is Jay Rodriguez. Sometimes the sound is explosive, wild and full of fury, other times his music aches with a passion that’s painful and bare. Always modest and reverent, Rodriguez harnesses the unbridled audacity of youth and melds it with the uncanny discipline of a hardened New York jazz veteran New York jazz veteran. — Michael Gelfand

Nominated twice for a Grammy under the best jazz solo category, Jay has performed and recorded with a diverse list of talent, all of whom represent the best in their respective genres. Improvising with Miles, rocking with Widespread Panic, grooving with Prince or jamming with his local NYC downtown peers Medeski, Martin and Wood, Jay is on the scene performing over 200 gigs a year. Jay is also the musical director/founding member of New York City's phenomenon Groove Collective. In recent years, the band has opened for and jammed with James Brown, backed Tupac Shakur (voted #2 all time live Hip Hop performance on MTV), and shared the stage with Isaac Hayes, Erykah Badu, The Roots and BB King among others. Groove Collective's 2002 tour of Europe featured JB trombonist Fred Wesley, and a trip to Moscow with guest artist P-Funk Co-founder Bernie Worrell.

The Uptown Tea Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center, International Communications Association and Harlem World Magazine. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum. www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com


Film/Cinema"

Clifton Anderson  | Open: 04/22/12 Close: 04/22/12
The Uptown Tea Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center, International Communications Association and Harlem World Magazine. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum. www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com

The Uptown Tea Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center and International Communications Association. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum,Y'All of NYC and Bruce Mack's Free World Radio. www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com


Jazz"

Clifton Anderson  | Open: 04/22/12 Close: 04/22/12
Clifton Anderson brings his unique brand of exciting and engaging Jazz to The Dwyer Center on April 22nd. The music from his illustrious quintet ranges from high energy swinging to gorgeous ballads and rocking calypsos. On board with Clifton are Donald Vega-piano, Essiet Essiet-bass, Dave Gibson-drums and Frank Fontaine- Tenor/Soprano Sax.Clifton Anderson appears at The Uptown Tea Series which sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center, International Communications Association and Harlem World Magazine. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum. www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com


Jazz"

Music.Jazz

Firey String Sistahs:Nioka Workman  | Open: 03/25/12 Close: 03/25/12
Firey String Sistahs-Nioka Workman features the dynamic artistry of Charisa Dowe (violin), Jennifer Axleson (viola), Riza Printup (harp), Melissa Slocum (bass) Nioka Workman (cello)- Firey String Sistahs from her new company, playing originals- "Before Dawn", "Spice-Reflections of the East","When the Waters Rose- A Reaction to Hurricane Katrina", also works by Miles Davis, Frank Foster and Spirituals- Amazing Grace.fireystringscompany@blogspot.com

The Uptown Tea Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center and International Communications Association and Harlem World Magazine. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum. www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com


New Music"

Performance Art"
Performance Art"

Acts/Attractions.Performance Art
Joseph Daley Project  | Open: 02/26/12 Close: 02/26/12
MacDowell award winner Joseph Daley has been awarded best large ensemble by All About Jazz for his new CD; The Seven Deadly Sins, documenting original compositions for orchestra. Mr Daley brings the Ebony Brass Quintet-Eddie Allen, Reginald Pittman, Trumpets, Mark Taylor, French horn, Alfred Patterson, Trombone, Joseph Daley, Tuba to the beautiful Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem!


The Uptown Tea Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center, International Communications Association and Harlem World Magazine. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com


New Music"

Joseph Daley Project  | Open: 02/26/12 Close: 02/26/12
MacDowell award winner Joseph Daley has been awarded best large ensemble by All About Jazz for his new CD; The Seven Deadly Sins, documenting original compositions for orchestra. Mr Daley brings the Ebony Brass Quintet-Eddie Allen, Reginald Pittman, Trumpets, Mark Taylor, French horn, Alfred Patterson, Trombone, Joseph Daley, Tuba to the beautiful Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem!The Uptown Tea Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Dwyer Cultural Center, International Communications Association and Harlem World Magazine. The Uptown Tea Series is A Loft Arts Productions, in association with Arts & Education Continuum www.loftartsproductionscom.virb.com


New Music"

Music.New Music