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Mack Wilds hosted by Hot 97s Peter Rosenberg

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tristan Paul Mack Wilds is best known for his acting roles as Michael Lee and Dixon Wilson on HBO’s “The Wire” and CW’s “90210” respectively, but before he hit Hollywood, Wilds dreamed of a career in music. “I don’t remember a time in my life when music wasn’t a factor in my life,” the Staten Island native says. “I was immersed in what music was in the ’90s. Everything we heard in hip hop, I could look outside of my window in the projects and see it going on.” …

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Jellybean Benitez / DJ Street Tech / D-Train

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John Benitez aka Jellybean Benitez, is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter, DJ, and remixer, who DJ’d in some of the hottest disco night clubs in the 70’s & 80’s including the famed Studio 54. Benitez scored two 80’s US pop hits, and has produced and remixed artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and the Pointer Sisters. Benitez continues to deejay globally, and is the Executive Producer of Studio 54 Radio, which is heard exclusively on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Channel 54), and features 1classic dance from Jellybean’s personal collection and the vaults and collections of Studio 54 insiders….

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TU Dance / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Founded in 2004 by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands in Saint Paul, Minnesota, TU Dance is a leading voice for contemporary dance. The 12-member, professional company is acclaimed for its diverse and versatile artists, performing work that draws together modern dance, classical ballet, African-based and urban vernacular movements. The TU Dance repertory features original work by Uri Sands, as well as renowned choreographers including Dwight Rhoden, Ron Brown, Katrin Hall, Gregory Dolbashian and Camille Brown. Through celebrated performances of the professional company and accessible dance education at TU Dance Center, TU Dance provides opportunities for everyone to experience the connective power of dance….

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Mr. Joy by Daniel Beaty

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when the Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Nine customers, ranging from 11-year-old Clarissa, a budding shoe designer, to Bessie, a “gangsta granny,” reflect on the shop owner’s impact in this moving exploration of one community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again. Mr. Joy stars actor and vocalist Tangela Large….

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TKA / Flaco Navaja and the Razor Blades / Tony Touch

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TKA is a dance group that was prominent in the 1980s and early 1990s, primarily in Freestyle epicenters such as New York, Chicago, and Miami. The trio, hailing from New York City, were signed to Tommy Boy Records in the mid-80s, and released their debut album, Scars of Love, in 1987. The album spawned 6 Billboard Top Dance Hits and several pop hits. The success of the album spurred a mini Latin pop explosion as groups like Expose, The Cover Girls and Lisa Lisa stormed the pop charts. By the release of their second album Louder than Love, TKA was traveling the world opening for groups like Boys II Men, Donna Summer and Paula Abdul. Following pressure from their record label to shift their sound, the group split up, but reunited in 2001….

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Family Day: Little Club Heads / Sugar Free Allstars / Hopalong Andr...

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sugar Free Allstars is a Family Funk super duo from Oklahoma City. Chris “Boom!” Wiser and Rob “Dr. Rock” Martin joined forces in 2001 and quickly gained a following with a high-energy live show that has been described as a hip-shaking, head-bopping, southern-based explosion of fun for all ages. Sugar Free Allstars are among the ‘Top 12 Family Music Artists in America’ according to Time magazine. They’ve had two #1 songs on SiriusXM radio’s ‘Kids Place Live,’ and in 2012 were featured on a Grammy Award-winning album. Their most recent album is All on a Sunday Afternoon….

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Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue / screening: “Get On Up”

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 1983, Felix Hernandez began a two-year project traveling the U.S. collecting hundreds of hours of interviews with R&B artists. The material was used for a 13-part radio documentary called Harlem Hit Parade, which was syndicated to 70 NPR stations in the mid-80’s. In 1986, Felix introduced Rhythm Revue, New York’s first radio show devoted exclusively to classic soul and R&B. It premiered on WBGO and is now in its 29th year. …

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