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Jazzmeia Horn at Harlem Stage Gatehouse 12/7/2017

Posted Dec 8, 2017

By Kevin Yazell

As anticipated, Jazzmeia Horn put on a spectacular show last night at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. There was quite a buzz prior the show in front of the theater as fans had lined up early for a shot at the best seats in the small house.

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Carnegie Hall Tours: History Comes to Life

Carnegie Hall Tours: History Comes to Life

Posted Dec 6, 2017

by Sasha Dimitrijevic

The tale of Carnegie Hall begins similar to many famous landmarks – groundbreaking, insane, a bad idea, and a love story. It is also a great story and I recently learned the inside scoop by attending a guided tour of Carnegie Hall. Our guide knew every imaginable (and some not) detail about the Hall and its history and was extremely excited to share the whole story!

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Bloomingdale's Holiday Window Displays Are Here!

Bloomingdale's Holiday Window Displays Are Here!

Posted Nov 30, 2017

'Tis the Season and no one does it better than Bloomingdale's!!

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Best Broadway Shows in New York City

Best Broadway Shows in New York City

Posted Apr 30, 2017

One of New York City’s most consistent draws are the shows in our Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatres. The presentations and Broadway shows put on here are second to none and considered the best of the English-speaking world.

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A Most Memorable Cruise!

A Most Memorable Cruise!

Posted Sep 18, 2016

by Sasha Dimitrijevic

There are very few things, if any, which can outshine the nightlife in NYC. We are surrounded by a variety of spots we would like to be seen at, places to go and mingle, socialize or network and of course there are always those areas we go to, in hopes of meeting someone special. Being in New York, all of these choices are close at hand, convenient and diametrically different.

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Jazz:The Soul of the City

Jazz:The Soul of the City

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Many cities are associated with various forms of music. Chicago and the Blues, New Orleans and Ragtime, but New York is undeniably the home of jazz. From the early 1920’s, New York Jazz quickly developed into a very sophisticated form of music with ties to both pop and classical music.

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 A Q & A with Phantom's James Barbour

A Q & A with Phantom's James Barbour

Posted Jan 27, 2014

The CitiView NYC gets up close and personal with James Barbour from Phantom of the Opera!

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Lion King's Alton White

Lion King's Alton White

Posted Jan 26, 2014

Alton Fitzgerald White is blessed to celebrate a decade-long journey as Mufasa in The Lion King. He has also starred on Broadway in Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ragtime and The Color Purple. Other credits include “Law and Order” on TV, the film The Invention of Lying, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais, concerts around the world, voice-overs and commercial work.

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Bernard Fowler: A Versatile New York Talent

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Bernard Fowler’s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist have resonated through the span of his extraordinary career in the music industry. His dynamic vocals have appeared on over 30 albums for bands as diverse as The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Philip Glass, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper and Bootsy Collins.

Millions of people around the world know Bernard as the background singer and percussionist for The Rolling Stones, a position he has held for many years. He has recorded and toured with the band to nearly every continent, appearing on 14 Rolling Stones albums. He has also appeared on the solo projects of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, fronted two jazz albums with Charlie Watts, and produced, wrote and performed on three albums for Ronnie Wood, including 2009’s I Feel Like Playing featuring Slash, Flea, Billy Gibbons, Ivan Neville, Bobby Womack, and Steve Ferrone.

In 2006 Bernard released his first solo album Friends with Privileges to critical acclaim. Bernard is a versatile, mesmerizing performer, whose range and stage presence are celebrated around the world. Bernard's second solo album titled The Bura features an all-star line up of musicians and will be released in early 2014. We caught up with this native New Yorker for a few minutes prior to his leaving to perform on the Rolling Stones' 14 On Fire tour of Asia Pacific to discuss some of his favorite things about NYC.

You’re a native New Yorker? 

Born and raised in New York City

Your favorite NYC nightspot?

It used to be the Paradise Garage back in the day. These days it depends. I could end up at little dives in the West Village like Johnny's Bar or perhaps it could be a great martini at Raoul's on Prince Street in Soho, which also makes an incredible steak.

Your favorite NYC meal/restaurant?

I like the classics, like the Odeon in Tribeca or Sylvia's up in Harlem. Or after a night out, grabbing a late night hot dog at Grey's Papaya. Best Pizza? Bleecker Street Pizza!

Your favorite NYC venue to perform?

The Highline Ballroom

Your favorite place to shop for your significant other?

Tiffany's and Bergdorf Goodman

Where was your first performance in NYC and with whom?

Boston Road Ballroom...Sammy Gordan and the Hip Huggers

Why is NYC such a great city to perform in?

Because New York City is home for me.

Are NYC audience the toughest?

Yes! If you can make it here....

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase NY State of Mind?

Walking over the 59th st. Bridge and the old Paradise Garage.

Favorite overall thing about NYC?

Almost everything - the people, the food, the immediacy of life, the poetry of the streets, the fact that you can get anything any time of day. It's the best of the best.

Favorite NYC Song?

"New York Time" by me!

Favorite movie set in NYC?

Maybe Goodfellas? All of NYC makes the world's best movie set, so it's hard to chose.

How did you get involved with the Stones?

While on a break from singing and touring with Herbie Hancock, NYC record producer Bill Laswell asked me to fly to the UK and introduced me to Mick Jagger. I spent sevral days there singing with him for his first solo LP. A while later Mick asked me to join him in the making of the Rolling Stones’ Steel Wheels LP, which is when I met the rest of the cats and I've been buzzing around them off and on ever since.

Favorite moment with the Stones?

There are quite a few but I will have to say being privileged to watch the whole creative process. I loved watching their ideas turn into songs. I'll also say sharing the stage. I'm a fan. When I see them doing their thing...it's incredible. There are many so it's hard to choose just one.

We're anticipating a new solo release from you in 2014. What can you tell us about it?

I am currently working on a solo rock/blues LP. I've been blessed with the talents of many fine players from NY and around the country. Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish, Darryl Jones, Deron Johnson, Phil X, Jeff Bova, L. Shankar, Chuck D, Slash, Albert Lee, Waddy Wachtel....those are names you may be familiar with but there's a list of great players on this project.

What's next for Bernard Fowler?

Just about to head out on tour with the Stones. After my business with the boys is done, I'm looking to go out and tour again on my own. I'm hoping to rock as long as they have. It's a beautiful thing.

Photos courtesy of and © 2014 Jane Rose

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New York Interesting Facts: Famous New Yorkers

New York Interesting Facts: Famous New Yorkers

Posted Dec 1, 2013

With so many famous people actually living in the Big Apple at any given moment, it's hard to tell who is from New York and who isn't. Here is a fairly comprehensive list of famous people either born in or who are from New York in some way.

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