My Holiday Traditions: Live from the Heart of Rockefeller Center

https://youtu.be/unXlp4nUpJA Memories are indelible, like these great ones from NYC to see the Christmas Spectacular, an annual tradition linked to my 15-year legacy as a Radio City Rockette. If you missed my recap photos and critical review, start here and here! The Christmas Spectacular has been thrilling audiences since 1933, live from Radio City Music …

The Magic of the Holidays: Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2018 Photo Recap

Have you read my critical review of this year's Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall? If not, start here, and then enjoy my photo recap below! Since 1933, the annual holiday show has thrilled international tourists and New York locals alike, staged live from Manhattan’s iconic Art Deco gem in Rockefeller …

The Magic of the Holidays: The Radio City Rockettes 2018 Christmas Spectacular Review

New York City's performing arts has its old guard and its new, but there's one show that mixes it into a beautiful mélange: the Radio City Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Since 1933, the annual holiday show has thrilled global tourists and New York locals alike -- young and old, newbies and …

“The Rockettes and Race: A Very White Christmas” in the New York Times

Back in the day, there was an unwritten rule of polite society that said a lady had her name published in the newspaper three times: when she's born, when she marries, and when she dies. Well, polite society be damned: I'm in this weekend's New York Times!  In this Sunday's NYTimes's Metropolitan section, NYTimes staff …

Special Thanks: Oprah’s Favorite Things Event Sponsor Roll Call!

By now, I hope you've all read my exclusive O, the Oprah Magazine OMag Insiders access recap to the VIP event in NYC to celebrate the exciting 2018 roll-out of Oprah's Favorite Things! I wanted to take a moment to thank the seven notable sponsors who made the meaningful, extraordinary evening possible with their generosity, …

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2018: Behind the Gifts!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Brotherhood, joy, graciousness, and cheer! And who better exemplifies the essence of holiday spirit than Oprah Winfrey? Every year for the past two decades, Oprah's Favorite Things list jump-starts the countdown of seasonal goodness, gift-giving and generosity. As Founder and Editorial Director of her eponymous magazine, its …

Arthur Mitchell: Farewell to a Ballet Legend and a Color-Barrier Breaker

On today's passing of the virtuoso ballerino, Arthur Mitchell, it's important to understand the deeply-exclusionary history of American dance in order to appreciate the enormity of his legacy, how he re-charted the stars, and the tremendous debt that African American pioneers – particularly performers like myself – owe him. My own milestone as the first …