Harlem School of the Arts honors Herb Alpert

Harlem School of the Arts honors Herb Alpert

In recognition of American music icons Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Alpert, whose philanthropy through the Herb Alpert Foundation since 2010 totals $6 million, Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) named its award-winning 37,000-square-foot building Harlem School of the Arts – The Herb Alpert Center.

On Monday, March 11, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and a host of theater and music celebrities attended the unveiling. The event included performances by HSA alumna and actress N’Kenge, who stars in Motown: The Musical, and current HSA students added a special crescendo to the event.

Others in attendance included Yvette L. Campbell, President and CEO, Harlem School of the Arts (HSA); Tywla Tharp, choreographer; N’Kenge, HSA alumna and actress in Motown: The Musical, currently on Broadway; Tamara Tunie, Tony Award-winning TV and film actress and producer; Gregory Generet, jazz singer; and Tommy LiPuma, music producer, and his wife, Gill.

(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision for The Harlem School of the Arts/AP Images)
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