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Harrisburg hosts Hansberry event

Tracy Heather Strain. Photo by Leon Laing.

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart makes [it] abundantly clear that there is so much more to know” about Hansberry than A Raisin in the Sun, the flyer reads.

The flyer promotes the new documentary from producer/director/writer Tracy Heather Strain, a native of Harrisburg, Pa. On April 17, Strain and WITF held a special screening for the doc in Strain’s hometown. Continue reading ‘Harrisburg hosts Hansberry event’

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Area’s first rap fest with celebrity rappers

In 2003, the Harrisburg area held an indoor rap concert with A-list acts. Rap heavyweights, such as such as 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes, performed at that show, which was held at Hershey’s Giant Center. Now Harrisburg will host its first outdoor rap festival with celebrity rappers. Continue reading ‘Area’s first rap fest with celebrity rappers’

Expo rescheduled to March 13

Midnight Navy Air Jordan 5 Retro. Photo by Leon Laing.

Midnight Navy Air Jordan 5 Retro. Photo by Leon Laing.

Jordan Stasyszyn rescheduled his fourth annual Harrisburg Sneaker Expo due to inclement weather. The event was scheduled for Jan. 24; the new date is March 13. The Jan. 24 tickets will be honored for March 13. Patrons who can’t attend the rescheduled date will receive a full refund. Continue reading ‘Expo rescheduled to March 13’

‘Fleek’ rapper in Hbg.


On the heels of his chart topper “Fleek,” Philly-based newcomer PnB Rock sold out his concert at Philly’s TLA on Nov. 1. PnB will perform again in Pa.—this time in neighboring Harrisburg on Dec. 5. Continue reading ‘‘Fleek’ rapper in Hbg.’

Audrey Rose x PM Bistro

“I’m back,” local promoter Showlove tells vigoronline.com. His business, Triple R Entertainment, will be co-promoting the Audrey Rose performance on Dec. 5. Continue reading ‘Audrey Rose x PM Bistro’

Hunt for Red Octobers

Nike Air Mag from 2013 expo. Photo by Leon Laing.

Nike Air Mag from 2013 expo. Photo by Leon Laing.

In December 2013, about 300 patrons attended the first annual Harrisburg Sneaker Expo. So it’s no surprise that the expo returns to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Continue reading ‘Hunt for Red Octobers’

Just for kicks

Nike Zoom LeBron X.

Nike Zoom LeBron X.

“We want to give them a place a gather,” Jordan Stasyszyn said about local sneaker collectors.  “There are big-time collectors in this area.” Continue reading ‘Just for kicks’

Hip-hop weekend


It’s almost here.

The Legends of the Summer tour — one of the biggest urban music concerts held in years in Central Pennsylvania — will feature megastars Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. The monumental show will take place at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Aug. 4. Showtime is 8 p.m. Continue reading ‘Hip-hop weekend’

Nas, Q-Tip and Wale in Philly


On the heels of his album release for Life is Good, rap megastar Nas will headline Heineken’s Red Access tour in Philadelphia. Maybach Music’s Wale will open up for the Queens, NY, -based rhyme spitter. The legendary Q-Tip will provide the music, and comedian Affion Crockett will host. Heineken will hold its final leg of the tour at the Electric Factory on Oct. 13. Continue reading ‘Nas, Q-Tip and Wale in Philly’

Hip-hop diva

Amanda Diva. Photo by Leon Laing.

Amanda Diva can add lecturer to her résumé now. The multifaceted Diva is already known for being an actress, media personality, visual artist, DJ, rapper/songwriter and poet. Continue reading ‘Hip-hop diva’


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