One can’t swing a bat without hitting the word Harlem. I say that all the time and it’s how I feel again when reading about the upcoming Broadway musical called Motown. I just came across a write-up in Vanity Fair and all I thought about is how this musical has a connection to Harlem.
Based on what I have read so far, Motown: The Broadway Musical will be very good. I will probably go see it. However, I can’t help but repeat myself on how the show obviously has a strong historical connection to Harlem. Most of the music and the artists that will be featured in the new musical, which opens in April, made their debut at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater, such as The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and more.
I am guessing there will be one scene or at least a mention of Harlem in the show. We’ll find out soon since previews of Motown: The Broadway Musical begins March 11 and opening night is April 14.
See below the two stars of Motown: The Broadway Musical perform inside the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle or check out the musical on Instagram. They have very cool photos posted.
Posted in Harlem, music, New York, New York City, NYC, The Apollo Theater
Tagged Apollo Theater, Brandon Victor Dixon, Broadway musical, celebrities, Entertainment, Harlem, Harlem Blogs, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Motown: The Broadway Musical, music, time warner building, Valisia LeKae, Vanity Fair, video
Vanity Fair announced their 2011 International Best-Dressed List today and our very own Harlemite made the list of best dressed men, Marcus Samuelsson. Marcus is in good company on the coveted list. Justin Timberlake is named, along with actor Colin Firth, Armie Hammer who starred in The Social Network, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos and more. See complete list below!
Marcus is having a very good year! Along with the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List, his Harlem restaurant on Lenox Avenue is not even a year old and it’s a happening place. The New York Times has blessed him with several raving reviews on him, such as chef profiles, restaurant reviews and where to hang uptown, i.e. Red Rooster. New York Magazine lists his place on their website in the Most Buzzed About Restaurant in Manhattan. There are several awards he has won this past year. The list goes on and on. Oh, and of course it does not hurt that he has a stunning wife by his side, Maya!
I last caught up with Marcus at the Macy’s Food Truck event this past Sunday to kick off Harlem Week! And come to think of it, he was looking pretty stylish at that event while out there serving catfish sandwiches with sweet potato fries! Can you blame him for looking good! He knows people are watching. He might as well give us all something else to look at other than his delicious food!
Posted in art and culture, business, entertainment, fashion, Harlem, Lenox Avenue, New York, New York City, NYC, Red Rooster Harlem, restaurants, shopping
Tagged Barack Obama, Carey Mulligan, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Colin Firth, fashion, Harlem, Harlem Week, Janelle Monae, Justin Timberlake, Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, Macy's, Macy's Food Truck, marcus samuelsson, Michelle Obama, Red Rooster Harlem, restaurants, Tilda Swinton, Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair Magazine, Vanity Fair‘s 2011 International Best Dressed List
May 23, 2011 @ 11:00
A big congrats to The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS) and its founder Ann Tisch for getting a nice mention in the June issue of Vanity Fair. The article mentions how Tisch started the all girls school 18 years ago in Spanish Harlem, located at 106th and Park Avenue, and will soon be reaching a major milestone, 11 graduations. One hundred percent of the schools graduates are accepted at colleges.
To read more about TYWLS and its founder, purchase the June issue of Vanity Fair.
Posted in Community, education, Events, Harlem, New York, New York City, NYC
Tagged 10029, 10030, Ann Tisch, Spanish Harlem, The Young Women's Leadership School, Vanity Fair