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Tanya Isley

Tanya Isley

Tanya Isley is an award-winning writer, editor, word nerd and grammar snob. A southern girl with metropolitan swag, she was born in soul, raised on R&B but got her life from hip-hop. Tanya's managed news media content strategy for more than 50 websites. Her experience has included stints at The Manna Network, Cox Communications, Cygnus Business Media, and WTVD-TV. Tanya has undergraduate degrees from North Carolina Central University and a graduate degree in interactive journalism from American University.

After the 1965 riots in Los Angeles devastated Watts, Dr. Maulana Karenga searched for ways to bring Blacks together. The following year, he created a week-long celebration, from December 26 through January 1, …

It’s the holiday season! We must have been extra good this year because Santa has gifted us some extraordinary news that has us giddy with visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads. Or, …

Some of you may be too young to remember, but “back in the day” disco music was as big as hip hop and Sylvester was disco’s reigning queen. The fabulous androgynous singer’s falsetto …

This is the time of year when holiday concerts abound and music lovers have a cornucopia of confections from which to pick and choose. From choral concerts and chamber orchestras to school recitals …

As we previously announced, New York City Center will kick off its 2016 Encores! Great American Musicals In Concert season with Cabin in the Sky. At that time, casting for the production hadn’t been …