Harlem

The man who murdered Malcolm X with a shotgun blast in 1965 was released Tuesday from prison. Thomas Hagan, who turned 69 this month, walked out of the Lincoln Correctional Facility around 11 a.m., said state corrections spokeswoman Linda Foglia.

Judith Jamison and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be stopping in Atlanta this weekend to play the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Click here to read an interview with the artistic director.

For nearly a century, Harlem has been synonymous with black urban America. Given its magnetic and growing appeal to younger black professionals and its historic residential enclaves and cultural institutions, the neighborhood’s reputation as the capital of black America seems unlikely to change soon. But the neighborhood is in the midst of a profound and accelerating shift.

As news of Percy E. Sutton’s death spread on Sunday in Harlem, the sadness spanned generations and city blocks, from Sutton’s home on 135th Street to the doorstep of the Apollo, that cultural heart of Harlem that Sutton jolted to life.

There is a moment at the beginning of this latest revival of <strong>“Dreamgirls”</strong> when reality and fantasy mesh, when the actresses performing onstage at the <strong>Apollo Theater in Harlem</strong> are as excited and anxious about their chance at stardom as the fictional ’60s-era singers they portray.<!--more-->