President Bill Clinton kicks-off #HarlemEatUP festival, which is now well in progress, with a great opening speech.
A little bit of rain came through but it has passed and we are ready to eat some good food and try some great wine in this packed crowd!
Good to see Bill Clinton back in Harlem where he use to have an office on 125th street for many years.
Enjoy the festival!
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Tonight is the night! Taste of India A Bollywood Event Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7pm – 10pm at the famous Red Rooster Harlem (Ginny’s Supper Club) at 310 Lenox Ave (between 126th & 127th St) New York, NY 10027.
Space is limited but there are a few tickets left. Lara Land is a key person in our Harlem community and you can be sure that this will be an excellent party / benefit!
Support your community, meet your neighbors, (and a few celebrities) and get ready to have a blast! Come by tonight for a great cause.
To read more on this event and Purchase your tickets click here Taste of India – A Bollywood Celebration
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RICHARD PARSONS’ THE CECIL NAMED 2014 BEST RESTAURANT IN AMERICA BY ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
First Time a Harlem, NY Restaurant Awarded This Title
On Tuesday evening Esquire Magazine will unveil the winners of their first annual American Food & Drink Awards at The Cecil in Harlem, NY.
THE CECIL will be named the 2014 Best New Restaurant in America.
THE CECIL, created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and noted restaurateur and chef Alexander Smalls, is New York City’s first Afro-Asian-American brasserie.
Inspired by the travels, exploration and study of the African Diaspora its goal is to connect communities through food, comfort and hospitality. Afro / Asian / American cuisine is a fusion of the best of what each of those distinct food cultures has to offer.
It traces the global migration of African-descendant people through the influence of African spices, textures and cooking techniques on traditional American, Latin and Asian dishes.
Guided by this concept, Executive Chef Smalls and Chef de CuisineJoseph “JJ” Johnson have conspired to create unique plates that combine the familiar with the unexpected.
Location: 210 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10026
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Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary agent, Helen Brann.
The 86-year-old was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist. In 2010, President Barack Obama named her the recipient of the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.
One of Angelou’s most praised books was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
(read more) Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86
*Fellow Harlemite and friend Norman, writes on his Facebook “There are people that you think will live forever and #mayaangelou is one of them.”
*Another Anne B. writes “I loved her books so much. I remember first reading them in the 1970s. She was a favorite of mine and she meant so much to me.”
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Daniel Asbury Mixon from Harlem, New York City is an American jazz Pianist.
Currently you can hear him at the newly revised and highly sought upon Jazz Supper Club Minton’s in Harlem.
A prolific piano virtuoso who has performed in the U. S. and Internationally, Daniel Asbury Mixon was born on August 19, 1949 in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in a musical household he was influenced by his mother and grandparents beginning his early artistic expression at the age of 3. He studied and performed as a tap dancer at the Ruth Williams Dance Studio and even then was known as “The Show Stopper.” Danny attended the High School of Performing Arts with dance as his major.
During an afternoon outing at the Apollo Theatre with his grandfather Danny was inspired by the jazz musicians he heard. It was then that he decided that he would like to be a pianist and he never once looked back.
In May of 2004 Danny was one of the first musicians to be honored by the National Jazz Museum in Harlem in a series entitled “Harlem Speaks,” which resulted in an invitation to the White House for Black Music Month on June 22nd.
Danny’s greatest joy is performing, composing, and arranging for his own group “The Danny Mixon Trio or Quartet,” Danny is currently the Musical Director at Minton’s.
This kind of talent doesn’t grow on trees. Danny Mixon and all of the jazz musicians at Minton’s are what makes Harlem so great. If you have not yet visited Minton’s Supper Club in Harlem, and you are a lover of good food and REAL JAZZ, we highly recommend it. See our previous write up on Minton’s Supper Club, “Harlem’s Opening Night at Minton’s“
The Danny Mixon Trio Live at Showman’s Jazz Organ Club
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Save The Date! SAVOR THE SEASON~UPTOWN Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem. Here at the 3rd annual Gala you will sample some of the finest dishes from select restaurants in New York City to benefit Harvest Home’s new Educational Center and Market expansion project.
For more information on this Gala visit www.savortheseasonnyc.org
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
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“Above all, be the heroine of your life,
not the victim.”
– Nora Ephron
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“Just show up
Just have a presence
And just make a loud noise
because we all want to be heard”
“Phantom of the Opera” featuring Norm Lewis begins on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. “Phantom of the Opera” is the longest running show in Broadway history. It’s a turn-of-the-century tale of a deformed composer haunting the Paris Opera House, where he lures in a young singer. Thirteen men have played the role of Phantom on Broadway, but the one making headlines is Norm Lewis. Norm Lewis plays Sen. Edison Davis on ABC’s “Scandal,” but the role as Phantom is his biggest yet.
via Person of the Week: Norm Lewis Becomes Broadway’s 1st Black Phantom – ABC News.
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Hosts: Marcus Samuelsson, David Lauren, Lise Evans, Bevy Smith, Tre’ness Woods-Black, Sidra Smith, Troy White and Karl Franz will all be at this special and important event “Harlem Helps.”
At 7 pm there will be a VIP Cocktail Hour – $350
At 8 pm General Admission will be – $175
Tickets are available on Ginny’s website.
Harlem Helps: A Benefit for the East Harlem Collapse
Wednesday, April 2nd 2014
7PM VIP Cocktail Hour
8PM General Admission
Following the tragic East Harlem explosion at 116th St. / Park Ave on the morning of March 12, 2014, we at Red Rooster Harlem and Ginny’s Supper Club are responding with assistance for our neighbors. We are hosting a fundraiser on the evening of Wednesday April 2 to aid these families and individuals in their hour of need.
Look forward to an evening of food, cocktails, A-List entertainment, and a celebration of the Harlem community. The American Red Cross Greater NY Region has established an East Harlem Fund that will be used to aid the families with daily necessities and resources for recovery. This fund will be the recipient of the proceeds raised.
Chef Amanda Freitag
Chef Aaron Sanchez
Chef Jonathan Waxman
The Cast of the Broadway Musical Chicago
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars
Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027
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We were recently introduced to an extraordinary talent, the globally successful Azania from Sierre Leone, West Africa who now lives right here in our beloved Harlem. If you want to experience a truly gifted vocalist, you can come to see Azania in the flesh at the APOLLO this Saturday, April 5th at 10 pm. She will be performing at the Apollo Music Café a variety of soulful originals (visit her website and iTunes link below) along with music from her new album to be released this year. The Opening Acts: Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew will begin the show.
Tickets are still on sale but going fast. For ticket information and to read more about Azania please see her Press Release below. See you this Saturday night at the show!
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PRESS RELEASE: AZANIA
INTERNATIONAL SOUL SONGSTRESS AZANIA LIGHTS UP THE APOLLO MUSIC CAFE!
New York, NY
Tickets are now on sale for Azania’s highly anticipated concert at the Apollo Music Cafe on Saturday, April 5th at 10:00pm at 253 West 125th St. in New York City. She’s headlining in the Apollo’s Africa Now! festival. Azania’s award-winning and powerful voice has been described as a mixture of Whitney Houston, Adele and Rachelle Ferrell, that moves her audiences to tears and brings them to their feet uplifted by her energy and joyful spirit. Her rich music is a blend of soul, jazz and funk interlaced with beautiful ballads, and her meaningful lyrics carry insightful messages.
Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, Azania has been lighting up stages in Europe, the U.S., Africa and Asia for over 15 years. She has been invited to sing in legendary venues, such as the Blue Note jazz club in New York, as well as in world-renown music festivals such as Montreux Jazz, and has entertained the Presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Malawi.
This concert will feature songs from her highly-acclaimed album, “Rising”, as well as new songs to be released this year on her next album. She will be accompanied by: Shawn Whitley (bass), Justin Mathews (guitar), Lucianna Padmore (drums), Yeissonn Villamar (keyboards), and Gbianka Kotee & Staren Soanes (vocals).
The Apollo Music Cafe is located at: 253 West 125th Street in New York City. Tickets can be purchased online here: www.apollotheater.org/apollo-music-cafe, or for $20 at the door.
For live videos, music, photos, concert dates and more info about Azania, please visit: www.azania.com
AFRICA NOW! FESTIVAL
APOLLO – LONG LIVE THE MUSIC – Azania Info/tickets
AZANIA IN ESSENCE
A sample of Azania on iTunes “Looking Ahead”
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