It’s Halloween in Harlem! Here’s what’s going on in the neighborhood this weekend!
Harlem Nights Michael Jackson Thriller: New Harlem Besame – Friday, 30 October – 8 pm – 12 am
Howl-o-ween Pet Adoptathon – Bohemia Realty Saturday, 31 October – 12 pm – 4 pm
Children’s Monster Ball – A Philip Randolph Square Saturday, 31 October 1 pm – 7 pm
Lolo’s Halloween Shellabration! Lolo’s Seafood Shack Saturday, 31 October – 5 pm – 9:45 pm
Halloween Party – Harlem Shake Saturday, 31 October – 6 pm – 11 pm
Cole Network System Halloween Party – MIST Harlem Saturday, 31 October – 7 pm – 12:30 am
Haunted House Dinner – Cheri Saturday, 31 October – 8 pm – 12 am
Harlem Renaissance Masquerade – New Harlem Besame Saturday, 31 October – 8 pm – 12 am
Halloween Under the Big Top – Harlem Tavern Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 4 am
New Orleans Masquerade – The Apollo Theater Saturday, 31 October – 9 pm – 2 am
DJ Saturday Night – Gin Fizz Harlem Saturday, 31 October – 10:30 pm – 1 am
Jazz en Fete – Minton’s Saturday, 31 October – 10:45 pm – 3 am
Halloween Party – Babalucci’s Saturday, 31 October – 11:45 pm – 4 am
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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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Jack Dorsey (co-founder and co-creator of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company), connects with entrepreneurs with businesses based in Harlem, in this fascinating interview.
Featured businesses include Harlem Skin Clinic and Astor Row Cafe.
This interview follows Dorsey’s recent appearance at the Apollo, courtesy of Square’s “Let’s Talk” series, which we first posted about on December 13th 2013.
Says Dorsey about Harlem: “There’s an electricity in the air. It’s one of the reasons we chose Harlem for this event.”
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Sixteen health care focussed startups have settled inside the new Harlem Biospace, on W. 127th St.
The Bloomberg administration contributed $626,000 and partnered with Columbia University biomedical engineering professor Sam Sia for the balance of the funding.
Companies include an allergy-testing company, which uses a simple cheek swab to analyze a sneeze; a pharmaceutical drug maker that’s trying to compel cancer cells to “commit suicide,” and inventors developing an MRI-styled device for small animals, Invivo Analytics, which uses imaging to study how diseases ravage mice during pharmaceutical testing.
The facility includes access to a laboratory outfitted with advanced equipment to grow cells, test tissue and analyze toxins; free legal advice from biotech law firm Wilmer Hale; access to topnotch tools and mentors.
About Harlem Biospace
- Harlem Biospace (Hb) is a new biotech incubator, the first of its kind in New York City, to offer affordable shared wet-lab space for competitively-selected entrants
- Situated at the heart of three academic campuses (Columbia University, City College of New York, and future Columbia Manhattanville campus), with easy access to to other major universities and the vibrancy of New York City via the A, B, C, D and 1 trains, eight bus lines, and only three blocks from the Hudson River bike trail and West Side Highway
- Located in the old Factory District of Harlem, an exciting new development attracting technology companies and start-ups, Hb will be housed in the Sweets Building, a former laboratory for confectionery research located at 423 West 127th Street
- Walking distance to the world-famous Red Rooster, the legendary Apollo Theater, Michelin-recommended Jin Ramen, Maison Harlem, multiple Starbucks, and many high-quality independent restaurants and coffee shops
via EXCLUSIVE: Harlem Biospace unveils its new crop of medical research startups – NY Daily News.
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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 moved back to New York and landed a gig performing regularly at Harlem’s famous Cotton Club during the swing era. In 1931 his song “Minnie the Moocher” became a hit and was considered to be one of the first recordings to ever feature scat singing.
Besides Calloway’s musical act, he also appeared on stage and in films. During the 1930s and 1940s, he worked in such films as The Big Broadcast (1932), The Singing Kid (1936), and Stormy Weather(1943). Calloway spent two years in the cast of a revival of the musical Porgy and Bess, beginning in 1952. He also performed in other stage productions over the years and made more film appearances, most notably in the 1979 movie The Blues Brothers. During the film, Calloway put on his trademark white tie and tails and performed “Minnie the Moocher”. Cab Calloway died on November 18, 1994.
He took pride in his part of the Harlem Renaissance and also mentions Sriver’s Row in his songs “Hard Times (Topsy Turvy)” and “The Ghost of Smokey Joe.”
Click on the photo below for a link to iTunes to hear all of his music.
Below is a video of Cab Calloway performing his hit “Minnie the Moocher” Live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Also, a video clip from the movie “Stormy Weather” (1943) featuring Cab Calloway and his orchestra performing “Jumpin Jive” which ends with the Nicholas Brothers dancing and struttin’ their stuff.
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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 is a reason Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Night, Stevie Wonder and the list goes on and on, can be found at one her live performances. With a little bit of Sarah Vaughan to a little bit of just about everything but the kitchen sink, this contemporary jazz artist creates, channels and delivers styles that nobody has even heard of yet. This is someone that was born to sing and perform music. We hear over and over about certain singers and hopeful talent rising up in the business who are tagged with the word unique. I’m encouraged to watch these new singers to develop and grow. Rachelle Ferrell on the other hand is the definition of the word “unique.”
But don’t take my word for it just listen to what “the voice” can do.
Here are two videos (live) below showing off her jaw dropping vocal abilities and her passionate commitment in how it is delivered.
Rachelle Ferrell – I Can Explain (live)
Rachelle Ferrell & Jennifer Hudson, Improvisational (live) moment on stage
Visit her great collection of music on iTunes.
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Condé Nast Traveller selected and reviewed the hippest bars, eateries and unique places in Harlem this week.
Did your favorite spot make the list? Find out which after-hours bars, chic restaurants, hotels and quirky shops are on their list here.
(Aloft Harlem, Harlem Tavern, 67 Orange Street, The 5 and Diamond Restaurant, Red Rooster, bier international, Sylvia’s Restaurant, Jado Sushi, Chez Lucienne, Harlem Food Bar, Levain Bakery, Apollo Theater, Corner Social, Vault, Demolition Depoton 125th Street, Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, Marjorie Eliot, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Lenox Coffee, Astor Row, Maysles Cinema, Hotel Theresa…)
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StreetEasy.com’s VP of Research Sofia Song indicates that while prices across Manhattan have remained relatively flat since last year’s first quarter, Central Harlem has seen a 6.6 percent increase in median closing price. This is the highest of any neighborhood in the city. Additionally, the supply of available apartments is down 17.7 percent from 2011.
For instance, One Museum Mile with condos above the Museum for African Art at 1280 Fifth Ave., have seen units selling for as much as $3.1 million. Nearby The Related Companies have started marketing 1214 Fifth Ave., Mount Sinai’s newest tower, which features 30 floors of rentals and the amenities of a luxury condo, including a pool, fitness center and a screening room.
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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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Mark your calendars and make sure not to miss the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival which will run May 7 – 13, 2012. “The prestige of the past. The pulse of the present.”
2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Re-creates Small’s Paradise Featuring Concerts, Jam Sessions and Educational Events.
The events are scheduled to be held throughout Harlem, from the Apollo Theater to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse.
The first night will be on May 7, at 9:00 pm Harlem After Dark – Small’s (Re)Created: Harlem After Dark featuring vocalists Johnny O’Neal, Sachal Vasandani, Umar Hassan (The Last Poets) and The Tap Messengers. “Harlem After Dark is a journey back into the heydays of Harlem. In a joint effort between Revive Music and Jazzmobile, Small’s Paradise will revisit the experience and live music of the 1030s and 1040s, presenting a retrospective concert with a modern day twist incorporating vocal numbers, tap dancing and an after-hours jam session.”
The festivities with various performers will continue nightly until May 13th.
For more information and the full schedule please click here:
2012 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.
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