Category: Comedy

August 14th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

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It’s back!  The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) now in its tenth successful year.  The Festival – which is produced by Carolines on Broadway – is presented in association with Comedy Central.

The week-long laugh fest brings the biggest names in comedy to New York City’s most prestigious venues.  This year you can expect to see comedy greats, such as Bill Maher from the hit HBO series “Real Time With Bill Maher” at Beacon Theater on November 9th.  Also returning this year the always hilarious comedian and popular actress Wanda Sykes at the Beacon Theater on November 7th.   At Carnegie Hall the unpredictable firey redhead who definitely doesn’t hold anything back, Kathy Griffin will return on November 8th.  Other crowd pleasers to appear this year are Charlie Murphy, Larry David, John Mulaney, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Jim Jeffries, Nick Swardson just to name a few.  Tickets are available now (see below)  Come get your laugh on!

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 NYCF 2013

 

The 2013 NYCF will take place from November 6 – 10.  For tickets and more information, please visit the NYCF website www.nycomedyfestival.com.

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March 17th, 2013 by tharealharlemista

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Harlem socialite and fashionista joins the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s resident hair experts Derek J and Miss Lawrence an all-new talk show series premiering tonight at 11:30pm. The three-episode series will cover all things fashion, ranging from haute couture to celebs to global style trends.

Eli Lehrer, VP of Development and Original Programming for Bravo says: “Bravo viewers have loved watching Derek J and Miss Lawrence tell it like it is for years on our air, so when we saw the opportunity to pair them with Bevy Smith, whose fashion point of view we’ve always admired, we jumped at the opportunity.”

We love Derek and Lawrence because they don’t hold back and we can’t wait to see them dish with Bevy Smith!

http://youtu.be/q72pULFRWyE

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February 9th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Black History Month is about celebrating what happens when people refuse to be defined by limits set by themselves or by others.  But as we all know everyone needs a pep talk now and then.  What could be better than this pep talk by Kid President (Robby Novak) of Soul Pancake currently featured on TED Talks.

Kid President’s  very existence speaks to what makes Black History Month important.

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September 9th, 2012 by Native New Yorker

By NativeNewYorker

Writing the Election 2012” is a novel, non-partisan event being planned by the Harlem theater community to encourage all of us to register and vote.  Writers are invited to submit ten-minute plays, short scenes or monologues about the upcoming presidential election.  Subject matter can include any aspect of the political process: the issues, civic life, government, leadership, public service, voting, etc.  Diversity of opinions from all points on the political spectrum are welcome.

Accepted works will be read at a free, public event hosted by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (2031-33 Fifth Avenue, between 125th and 126th Streets) on Monday, October 29th from 7:30-10:30pm ( originally scheduled for September 28th).

Yvette Heyliger,
Director, Playwright, Producer

“Writing the Election 2012” is sponsored by Classical Theatre of Harlem and New Black Fest and is being produced by Twinbiz, Harlem playwright Yvette Heyliger’s production company.  Scripts must be submitted no later than September 21st at 11:59pm.  For more information or to submit your play or your directing resume, please contact Yvette Heyliger at Writing the Election 2012.   Plays should be no longer than ten pages, in 12 point Times New Roman font, and in standard playwriting format. Monologues should be one page only and in 12 point Times New Roman font.  Actors with cold-reading skills should email/bring pictures and resume for on-site casting beginning at 6:00pm. There is no submission fee for playwrights. There is no compensation for the actors or directors.

Join Yvette and other members of the Harlem theater community for “Writing the Election 2012” on October 29th when the plays, moderated by a guest political pundit, will be read “to celebrate the joy of democracy and to inspire citizens to get out and vote on Election Day”.

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May 15th, 2012 by harlemhouse

This Thursday night on May 17th the 11th Annual “A Great Night In Harlem” concert will be held at the Apollo Theater.  The event starts at 7PM and tickets are still available for this star studded event including an exciting line up of celebrities and musicians.

Special Guest – Quincy Jones
Performances by Macy Gray, Bono, Randy Weston, Bettye LaVette, Sweet Georgia Brown, Bill Saxton, Dr. John, Pacquito D’Rivera, Rebirth Brass Band, Treme Brass Band and Stanley Jordan just to name a few
Comedy stand up by: Darrell Hammond

The 2012 Gala Honoree:  Claude Nobs

For more information on this event including ticket prices and the full list of performers please click on the link.

A Great Night in Harlem

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October 18th, 2011 by harlemhouse


By HarlemHouse

You do not want to miss this special event at Nectar Wine Bar Saturday October 22nd.  Join the Nectar team as they turn over the kitchen to Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson.  Experience why he won Rocco’s Dinner Party with his flair at turning the ordinary into extraordinary.  Guests will be delighted with four pairs of food & wine from Napa’s handcrafted Joseph Carr Winery.  Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson & Joseph Carr will engage guests with their insights on this autumnal menu of culinary delights.

We are long time fans of both Nectar and Harlem Vintage (see our original review NECTAR) and look forward to enjoying another one of their wine dinners.  The last event I attended was several years ago at Amy Ruth’s Restaurant (upstairs) that HarlemVintage collaborated with Amy Ruth’s and it was delicious!

Nectar Pairing Event – at Nectar Wine Bar 2235 frederick Douglass Blvd #212-961-9622.
Date – Saturday, October 22, 2011
At 6PM there will be a Champagne Reception.  The Pairing Presentation will be at 7PM – 9PM.
Tickets are $50 per person (order online at nectarpairingevent.eventbrite.com)

See you there!
HH

* Deejay Amanda Diva will be spinning at Saturday Spin After Party.

Limited number of seats available  – Get yours today!
For tickets visit eventbrite.com link above.
 
Saturday Spin After Party with 
TV Personality/ Artist / Deejay Amanda Diva 
Open to Public  – free admission
 
For more information contact:
events@nectarwinenyc.com or call 212.866.wine

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June 16th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                      Please check out Billie’s Black Five Years of Serving “Gourmet Soul” in Harlem.  They will mark this important milestone with the following Fifth Anniversary Week Events all to be held at Billie’s Black.

Tuesday, June 21 – Outdoor karaoke & Special Live Performance featuring Benita Charles & Friends, 5pm

Wednesday, June 22 – Salute To Harlem Women Business Owners: “Five Years of Success: A Collective Achievement”

Thursday, June 23 – VIP Customer Appreciation Night

Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 – “Billie’s Black All Star Jam Parts 1. And 2.”  Red Carpet Arrivals 6pm, Performances 8pm – Featuring over 20 Billie’s Black  “alumni” performers including Kevin Anthony, Nakia Henry, Vivian Sessoms, Mika and many others.  Hosted by vocal powerhouse Lorenda Robinson and Def Poetry Jam spoken-word artist ‘ButtaFly Soul”.

(Check out flyer below for more information)

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June 16th, 2011 by harlemhouse

By HarlemHouse                                                                                                                      Please check out Billie’s Black Five Years of Serving “Gourmet Soul” in Harlem.  They will mark this important milestone with the following Fifth Anniversary Week Events all to be held at Billie’s Black.

Tuesday, June 21 – Outdoor karaoke & Special Live Performance featuring Benita Charles & Friends, 5pm

Wednesday, June 22 – Salute To Harlem Women Business Owners: “Five Years of Success: A Collective Achievement”

Thursday, June 23 – VIP Customer Appreciation Night

Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 – “Billie’s Black All Star Jam Parts 1. And 2.”  Red Carpet Arrivals 6pm, Performances 8pm – Featuring over 20 Billie’s Black  “alumni” performers including Kevin Anthony, Nakia Henry, Vivian Sessoms, Mika and many others.  Hosted by vocal powerhouse Lorenda Robinson and Def Poetry Jam spoken-word artist ‘ButtaFly Soul”.

(Check out flyer below for more information)

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June 13th, 2011 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemCondoLife
If you’re not on Flipboard, Taptu or Pulse on your Ipad, get there soon. I am finding a load of information about Harlem on these app tools, such as Gadling, which has a profile of Harlem up on their site. Gadling is an AOL travel blog.

In their profile on Harlem, they list different things to do than The Boston Globe or The Financial Times. They tell their readers to check out places in Harlem, such as the Jazz Museum, Hip Hop Culture Center, Patsy’s in Spanish Harlem, WYZ Bar at the Aloft Hotel and more. Check out the complete story yourself by clicking here!

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August 27th, 2010 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal
As a blogger, I am constantly on the internet using various search terms to help with blog posts about Harlem. I decided to take some of those search terms I use frequently about Harlem and apply them to YouTube’s search stories, which allows users to create their very own Google commercial on a topic of their choice. After several hours of reviewing a ton of search terms about Harlem, I narrowed them down. The result a video titled: Your Gateway to Harlem! Check it out below!

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