Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Harlem School of the Arts on Broadway

Just a quick note of congratulations to former Harlem School of the Arts student Shannon Tavarez for landing the role of Young Nala in the Broadway production of the Lion King. Her teacher was Rebecca Purdum, who recently moved from NYC to San Francisco. Break a leg, Shannon!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Harlem Buildings

Found this great blog with a posting about some of the building I pass everyday. Growing up in Toronto, I was always painfully aware of how little we knew about the architecture there, and consequently, how little we knew of the city's past. One holiday season as I was returning to New York, I remember speaking to a woman from Montreal who said that if her town had the money, they would have bulldozed their past the same way Toronto did. Any chance the cultural history of the two cities might be tied to these facts?