Brandon T. Harden

Brandon T. Harden

Brandon writes about the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia's marginalized communities.

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Dream team at Arden Theatre brings ‘My General Tubman’ to stage

Author Lorene Cary makes her playwriting debut. James Ijames directs. Danielle Leneé stars as Harriet Tubman.

Meet Kiley Reid, the Philly author whose novel ‘Such a Fun Age’ is about to take over the world

Reid kicks off a 19-city book tour Monday at Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books. ‘Such a Fun Age’ came out Dec. 31, and Elle magazine has already hailed it as “the must-read book of the holiday season.”

Trapeta B. Mayson named next poet laureate of Philadelphia

Born in Liberia and raised in North Philadelphia and Germantown, Mayson writes about immigrants' struggles and triumphs. A licensed social worker, she hopes to “touch base with social service agencies, particularly those pertaining to mental health.”

Dionne Warwick talks about her new Christmas album and what makes a great singer

Warwick, 78, has released her 38th studio album, "Dionne Warwick & the Voices of Christmas." She talked with The Inquirer about putting it together, and shared her thoughts on the current state of music.

Drag superstar Shangela comes to Atlantic City

On Saturday, Shangela will host Pride Bingo and perform a set at the Borgata in Atlantic City.

Michael Eric Dyson talks new book on Jay-Z ahead of his Philly visit

The author will be at Uncle Bobbie's in Germantown on Monday. He says the rapper is “America at its scrappy, brash, irreverent, soulful, ingenious best.”

Tituss Burgess from ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ costars in 2 Philly Pops Christmas shows at the Met

The Broadway veteran will make his way to Philly as a guest vocalist for two Philly Pops 'Uptown Christmas' shows at the Met Philadelphia on Dec. 1.

‘The Life Story of Mahalia Jackson’ kicks off national tour at the Met with two shows

The show's creator has brought it back, with the original cast, a decade after its debut. He sees an opportunity in live programming for black audiences now that Tyler Perry has retired the "Madea" tour.

Jimmy Glossblack is quickly becoming one of Philly's most popular muralists

Glossblack's client list includes the Sixers, Under Armour, Reebok, Puma, Lyft, NBAonTNT, Justin Bieber, Pabst, Redbull, Saks Fifth Ave, and Dietz & Watson.

Saeed Jones, hot poet and former BuzzFeed news host, stops in Philly on debut book tour

Jones is the award-winning author of "How We Fight for Our Lives," a memoir about growing up black and gay in Texas. He also hosts BuzzFeed's morning 7073彩票登录 news show, AM2DM.