The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), a branch of the government of New York City, is the largest public funder of the arts in the United States.DCLA's funding budget is larger than that of the National Endowment for the Arts, the federal government's national arts funding mechanism.
New York City has one of the largest LGBTQ populations in the world and the most prominent. Brian Silverman, the author of Frommer's New York City from $90 a Day, wrote the city has "one of the world's largest, loudest, and most powerful LGBT communities", and "Gay and lesbian culture is as much a part of New York's basic identity as yellow cabs, high-rise buildings, and Broadway theatre".
Mar 15, 2017 · The 1970s and 1980s were gritty, exciting times in New York City. Manhattan pulsed with energy, with different sides of the city revealing danger and opulence. As the city transformed into the New York we now know, those heady days seem a distant memory.
The TV show "Like It Is" focused on issues relevant to the African American community, produced and aired on WABC-TV in New York City between 1968 and 2011. Gil Noble hosts this special episode (below) from 1983 which explores the life and legacy of Malcolm X and the CIA's covert war to destroy him, featuring interviews with confidants Earl ...
Jun 28, 2021 · Woodstock was a documentary released just a year after the iconic 1969 counter-culture music festival occurred.The documentary was completely immersive and makes its audience feel like they were there from the real-life performances, crowd footage, and interviews with musicians.
Bringing you the best New York culture—its art, film, theater, music and more ... See what your favorite New York City park looked like 100 years ago. ... ‘70s and ‘80s.
Jun 03, 2021 · Some powerhouse directors are behind the scenes in the new FX docuseries “Pride,” but none are more iconic than Cheryl Dunye. Her 1996 “The Watermelon Woman” was the first feature film directed by a Black lesbian, and 25 years later she is just as prolific, tackling the ’70s in the new series. Her episode is titled “1970s: The Vanguard of Struggle.” When Dunye’s long-time ...