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Sunday Jazz Corner With Fats Waller

King of the stride, Fats Waller was a colorful comedic personality and jazz legend in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.  Waller was an influential pianist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork… Continue Reading →

A Talk with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles featuring Marcus Samuelsson – TONIGHT

The Maysles Documentary Center in association with Zero Point Zero Production and The New York Society for Ethical Culture is proud to present a conversation about film and food with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles, moderated by Michaela Angela Davis… Continue Reading →

Ginny’s Supper Club Presents An Evening With Rachel Brown

An Evening with Rachel Brown, Thursday, December 12th, 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m., $10.00 Rachel Brown is a self-taught artist, born and raised in New York City with Ethiopian and Bermudian heritage. She plays with a band of African and… Continue Reading →

Harlem resident Azania featured on Essence.com New and Next

ESSENCE.com’s “New and Next” column spotlights the brightest new talents Essence thinks we should know. New and Next recently featured jazz and soul singer and Harlem resident Azania. Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa but raised in Geneva, Switzerland, the… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Jay-Z on his relationship with Barneys post racial profiling

“The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem,” Mr. Carter said in his statement. “I will not leave the outcome to others.” via The new York Times

Harlem’s Opening Night at Minton’s (Review)

Minton’s Harlem is the rebirth of legendary jazz club Minton’s Playhouse, frequented by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Christian and Dizzy Gillespie, in the 1940s and ’50s.  Owner Richard Parsons (former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of… Continue Reading →

Harlem CDC Ribbon Cutting at Richard Parson’s Supper Club Minton’s and The Cecil

Harlem Community Development Corporation (Harlem CDC), state and local officials, and community leaders will celebrate the opening of a Harlem landmark with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly restored Minton’s and The Cecil restaurants on Saturday, November… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln, was an American Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions.  Abbey Lincoln (Anna Marie Wooldridge) was born on August 6, 1930 and passed along on August 14, 2010.  One of the many singers… Continue Reading →

Harlem hosts filming of New Oprah series Empire City

Empire City is a new drama sponsored by the Oprah Network.  The crew has been filming scenes in Harlem.  More filming all over Harlem is planned.  The crew was recently spotted filming in the outdoor seating area at Harlem Food… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Lalah Hathaway

The apple does not fall far from the tree.  A few weeks ago we featured the legendary Donny Hathaway on our Sunday Jazz Corner and in it we briefly mentioned his daughter Lalah.  This week it is all about Lalah… Continue Reading →

The Legendary Minton’s Supper Club to open again in Harlem

A return to elegance in the historic village of Harlem.  The day has come for Minton’s to open officially to the public Monday, October 21st.  The Cecil next door and jointly owned just opened last month with a bang and… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Of the Week – Russell Simmons

“You know, I love all kinds of activism.  I certainly think blacks deserve to have something whether it is affirmative action or an opportunity that should be opened up to them.  But at the same time I believe that people… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Cab Calloway

Let’s go back in time to a different era and take a look at old Harlem with the sounds of Jazz vocalist Cab Calloway.  Born on December 25, 1907, in Rochester, New York, after a short period in Chicago he… Continue Reading →

LET’S TAKE IT HIGHER at CARNEGIE HALL – Kids Helping Kids for Clean Water in Haiti

Chad Harper (Hip Hop Saves Lives) and Negus World bring you  “Let’s Take It Higher” at Carnegie Hall November 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 pm.  A Kids Helping Kids Benefit Concert for Clean Water in Haiti.  Please repost and retweet or… Continue Reading →

The Cecil Restaurant in Harlem (Review)

We recently dined at Harlem’s newest upscale restaurant The Cecil. It was a night to remember.  And we look forward to our next visit. The Cecil was created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and chef Alexander Smalls.  It is… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Don Lemon

Our Inspirational quote this week is by Don Lemon.  It is not a single sentence or phrase.  But rather Don’s “open letter” response to Russell Simmons. Simmons and others criticized Lemon for a broadcast during which Lemon shared his “5… Continue Reading →

Harlem River Drive – Advanced Screening Monday, September 30th

You are cordially invited to the advanced screening of the first episode of John O’s new web series “Harlem River Drive”. This event is a fundraiser to raise money to shoot future episodes of “Harlem River Drive”. It is a… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Rachelle Ferrell

For those who don’t know, you need to know.  For those who do know, you don’t need me telling you why Rachelle Ferrell is so respected and admired by all of our musical greats and in the jazz community.  There… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Donny Hathaway

A Song For You, was written by Leon Russell in 1970 and is considered an American classic.  Many performers have sung this song, from jazz icons to pop superstar Elton John.  But nobody has sang it quite like Donny Hathaway…. Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington’s last words were, “Music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered”.  He was an American composer, pianist, and jazz-orchestra leader with a career that spanned more than 50 years.  Ellington led his orchestra from 1923… Continue Reading →

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