The Cecil Named 2014 Best Restaurant In America

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This evening Esquire Magazine will unveil the winners of their first annual American Food & Drink Awards at The Cecil in Harlem, NY.   Continue Reading →

Lynn Whitfield and Priya Tara Hangin In Harlem

celelbrities at mintons...Late brunch with chef Alexander Smalls with divas Lynn Whitfield and Priya Tara on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at Minton’s in central Harlem, New York.

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Harlem Restaurants Eat Red To Help Fight AIDS (video)

harlem est red campaignWe just received an e-mail from the good folks at Cecil and Minton’s about a great event coming on June 1st-10th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Richard Parsons Interim CEO Of The LA Clippers

Dick-ParsonsCrainsnewyork reports that Richard Parsons, a former chairman of Citigroup, Harlem business of Minton’s Playhouse and chief executive of Time Warner, has been named interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Minton’s Playhouse is a Must

Wide_Shot_of_Mintons_Dining_RoomThe last time I was in Minton’s Playhouse was in May 2012.  With the permission of the owner of the space New York businessman Richard Parsons, Jazzmobile, Inc. hosted jazz music here as part of their contribution to the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012. Continue Reading →

The Apollo Goes Global

James-Brown.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater may finally be realizing its potential. The storied music venue is transforming itself into a multidisciplinary performing-arts center with global reach that could rival such competitors as New York City Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Continue Reading →

Rudy Collins Behind The Scenes At Apollo Theater 80th Anniversary

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The world famous Apollo Theater kicked off it 80th anniversary and photographer Rudy Collins from Harlem World Magazine was on the case for the first Amateur Night of 2014. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s New Minton’s Playhouse, The Supper Club

mintons1Businessman and ex-Time Warner boss Richard Parsons has reopened on 118th Street’s historic jazz club, Minton’s Playhouse, on Monday, October 21, 2013. Continue Reading →

The 2012 Apollo Spring Gala Benefit

On June 4th, 2012, at the Apollo Theater Spring 2012 Gala Benefit in Harlem guests included Lionel Richie, Sinbad, Richard Parsons, Gayle King, Leon Robinson, Eddie Levert, Michael Woodward, and Maurice Hines. Continue Reading →