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Taste Of India – A Bollywood Benefit in Harlem for a good cause At Red Rooster / Ginny’s Supper Club

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Listen up and mark your calendar.  Lara Land of Land Yoga will be hosting a very special event in Harlem on March 18th called “Taste Of India.”

Event Details

Join us for a glamorous Bollywood night.  Ticket includes two hours of Indian inspired cocktails, food, and music at Ginny’s Supper Club, Red Rooster’s downstairs Jazz Lounge. This one of a kind night includes a live Bollywood dance perrformance, exclusive auction items, and a chance to be decorated in henna body art.

This event is to benefit Odanadi, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates children sold into human trafficking. Every year in India, young people are lured away from their homes by criminal trafficking networks.  Over the past 20 years Odanadi has carried out over 60 brothel raids and brought more than 140 traffickers to justice.

Sponsored by Land Yoga, Red Rooster, Riazul, Iceberg Vodka, and Harlem Blue.

Please show up and support this important cause and perhaps encourage the sponsors and Lara Land to make this an annual event for an important charitable community cause.

There are all different price ranges in which you can contribute according to your budget and what you can afford. No amount is too little, every dollar helps.  See the details below.

TASTE OF INDIA Eventbrite 

Lara Land has become an important part and contributor to our Harlem community.  Offering her time and experience to charities and always present welcoming new businesses and restaurants to the Harlem community.

I intend on being there to show support and hope to see many Harlemites show up to show their support.  Please repost and retweet to help spread the word.

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It’s Midnight Brunch with DJs! At Red Rooster Harlem

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Red Rooster’s MIDNIGHT BRUNCH!!!

You know when you are out at a club on a Friday or Saturday night and then you want to go for breakfast afterwards?  Well now you can do it all in one!  Make a reservation for “Midnight Brunch” at Red Rooster in Harlem from 12-4am.

To top it off you can jam to the sounds of music master mixologist DJ Stormin Norman on Fridays and Herbert Holler on Saturdays while you get your drink and brunch on.  Good music, good food and a great crowd.  Sounds good to me!

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To make a reservation for this hot spot in Harlem call (212) 792-9001 Red Rooster.

Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Avenue at 125th
New York, New York
(212) 792-9001

“Toni On New York” up in Harlem

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TONI SENECAL

I woke up early this morning, (having fallen asleep with the television on) to an episode of Toni on New York featuring our beloved Harlem.  I thoroughly enjoyed the vivacious Toni’s exploration of our neighborhood – its important and colorful schomburgpast and its vibrant present.  I am a native and long time resident of Harlem and I learned a few things I did not know about this amazing neighborhood.  The visit to the Schomburg and the backstage tour of Apollo with Billy Mitchell were

apolloparticularly interesting,  It was also great fun to see Toni sample some of Harlem’s favorite foods, escorted on her “Taste of Harlem” tour by Neal Shoemaker, the founder of Harlem Heritage Tours, which ran the gamut from wings & waffles at Amy Ruth’s to to red velvet cake at one of my personal favorites, Make My Cake..  I had not previously seen this show, make my cakewhich is both hosted and executive produced by Toni Senecal, but I am now definitely a fan.  You can check out the segment online or on Toni’s Facebook page.

 

 

Sunday Jazz Corner With Etta James

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The one and only Etta James.  It is sad to think we have just only recently lost Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins)  on January 20, 2012.  She was born January 25, 1938 and she died five days before her birthday on which she would have been 74 years old.  James was known as an American singer-songwriter.  Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, jazz, R&B, soul, rock and gospel.  Whenever anyone thinks of the jazz classic “At Last” they think of Etta James.  Etta’s version as compared to versions by other jazz singers, belonged to her.

James was married to her husband Artis Mills, whom she married in 1969.  They had two sons, Donto and Sametto.  Both started performing with their mother — Donto played drums at Montreux in 1993, and Sametto played bass guitar circa 2003 with his mom.  Etta James battled with Heroin addiction for years and her husband Mr. Mills served a 10-year prison sentence for heroin possession.

From 1989, James received over 30 awards and recognitions from eight different organizations, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences which organizes the Grammys.

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Now perhaps more trendy than ever Etta James is a “cult hero” with producers and remixers waiting in line to remix her legendary sound and style.  We continue to hear her though samples in rap, hip hop, electronic and pop music of today.  Her legacy lives on through blues and jazz singers in clubs worldwide honoring her sound.  Here she is singing “At Last” as only she could.  And the second video is of a young Etta James singing “Got A Hold On Me.”

At Last (live) [VIDEO] – Etta James

Somethings Got A Hold On Me (Live) [VIDEO] – Etta James