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One on One With Legendary Blues Musician Albert Cummings

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Albert Cummings
Credit: Rick Eberle Public Relations

Albert Cummings is what we youngin’s like to call a legend in the music industry.  The New England native is one of the most known and respected blues musicians out there, and who has played alongside other legendary players in the game including Buddy Guy and B.B. King just to name a few.  Not a bad thing for a guy from a small town in Massachusetts.

Jocelyn Bioh on “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play”

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Playwright/Actor Jocelyn Bioh. Photo courtesy of OMDKC
“The subtitle was never intended to stick around. I wrote that in the script so that literary managers would have a point of reference,” said Joceyln Bioh in a recent phone conversation.  The subtitle she is referencing is from her new play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, currently in previews at the Lucille Lortel theater. Tony award winner Rebecca Taichman directs the MCC Off Broadway World premiere, opening  this Thursday, November 16th.

Doux Supperclub Provides Live Entertainment With a Side of Dish

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Doux Supperclub
Credit: Doux Supperclub

There is nothing wrong, especially on the weekends, with enjoying your scrambled eggs while scantily clad women dance in front of you for your pleasure.  No, I am not talking about a strip club here, I’m talking about Doux Supperclub and their fantastic balance of mouthwatering cuisine mixed with live entertainment that will delight both your palate and senses all at the same time.  Here’s why the Flatiron District hotspot should be your next weekend venture.

Why You Need to Check into the Dream Midtown ASAP

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Dream Midtown
Credit: Dream Midtown

We are about halfway done with November, which can only mean that the holidays are shortly upon us and friends and family will be coming from all over the country to spend time with their loved ones here in Manhattan.  If you can’t host them at your place, then finding a great hotel nearby can sometimes be your only option.  If there is one hotel worth having them (or yourself) check into this holiday season, it’s the Dream Midtown.  Here’s why.

Theater Review: “Afterglow” offers Sexy and Substantial Views

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Afterglow
(L-R) Brandon Haagenson and Patrick Reilly. Photo by Mati Gelman

“Have you seen Afterglow yet?” I was recently asked by two different friends in two different circumstances over the course of 24 hours. “You need to see it,” they implored. I took that as a sign.

Padma Lakshmi & Hasan Minhaj Attend Shanti Bhavan Gala

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Shanti Bhavan
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Preetha, Shilpa and Manjula attend Shanti Bhavan's 20th Anniversary Gala on November 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shanti Bhavan)

The Bowery Hotel played host to the Shanti Bhavan Gala this past Thursday, with The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj as the master of ceremonies and several celebrities including Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi in attendance.  The gala benefits the help in building the second Shanti Bhavan school in India. Overall, the event was able to raised a ton of money through some incredible auction items while bringing awareness to this incredible cause.

Iron Chef Marc Forgione Teams up With Manzo at Eataly

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Marc Forgione
Credit: Angelo Trani

What happens when you combine a world class chef with one of the most prestigious culinary hotspots in Manhattan?  You get Iron Chef Marc Forgione and Manzo, located inside the world famous vibrant Italian marketplace Eataly.  The butcher-themed restaurant just announced they will be kicking off a chef collaboration series that will take place over the next six months. For the month of November, it’s Marc’s turn.

Atwood Sports Bar & Lounge is so Much More Than the Norm

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Atwood
Credit: Atwood, Sports Bar & Lounge

There are a ton of sports bars in Manhattan, all kind of with this whole “run of the muck” situation in that it’s hard to differentiate one from another.  Atwood Sports Bar & Lounge does that and then some, as they are able to take what is commonly referred to as “bar food” and elevate it to levels that you stop feeling like you are in a sports bar and start feeling like you are dining on some delicious, mouthwatering and sophisticated options.

Dive into a Tasty World at 212 Steakhouse in Midtown East

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212 Steakhouse
Credit: 212 Steakhouse

It’s a pretty amazing accomplishment when you can claim something for your own in Manhattan, and 212 Steakhouse has that with it being the only restaurant to serve authentic Kobe beef.  That’s not a bad feat, given how many steakhouses and “meat” related places there are in NYC, and after I stopped by there with a friend last week to experience 212 in all its glory, I can truly say that you should stop there for the Kobe… and so much more.

Kel Haney Tackles “The Elephant in Every Room I Enter”

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Kel Haney
Dirrector Kel Haney. Photo courtesy of www.kelhaney.com

Director Kel Haney didn’t know much about Tourette Syndrome before she met actor Gardiner Comfort.   She wasn’t alone in her unawareness. The cause of neuropsychiatric disorder remains a mystery even to neurologists and other medical experts.