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CHECK OUT JAZZ BY THE RIVERSIDE!

AZIZA MILLER PERFORMS AT JAZZ BY THE RIVERSIDE

Upcoming: 

Aziza Miller

Jazz By The Riverside

 Friday, April 20

$10

Call 914 512 5395 to order or CLICK HERE!

Aziza Miller Ten years ago, Linda Williams, best known in music circles for her 5 _ years playing and conducting for Natalie Cole, had an epiphany: it was time for a change – time for a new name, a new direction, a new life.

Aziza, the performer, the composer/lyricist, the complete artist was born. After her Hollywood period in which she composed the melody for Miss Cole’s “La Costa”, a contemporary standard, then wrote and recorded “City Living”, her debut album on Clive Davis’ Arista Records, Aziza turned to the daunting task of raising her son Brandon. She spent years happily shaping her young man’s life until he graduated with an Aerospace Engineering degree from U.S.C. and became Lt. Brandon Miller, pilot, U.S. Navy. Finding herself in the proverbial “empty nest”, Aziza brought out her yellow writing pad and began chronicling her thought and feelings. Somewhat to her amazement, the poet in her emerged! Reams and reams of poetry, song lyrics and topical statements poured out of her busy pen. Marrying those words to melody had always been her forte, so the composer in her got to work setting lyric to melody. Watching Aziza perform we sense the organic nature of her songwriting. Everything becomes a part of her work – a trip on the subway, a walk through the neighborhood, a fantasy about the man she will love, a statement about the man she will no longer love, her paean to the great ladies of jazz, and yes her exhortation to all the ladies to strut their divalicious ways – it all sums up her positive take on life. Watching her audiences nod their heads in agreement as she weaves her way through the types of relationships “out there” today, one gets the sense that she is talking for them, saying the things they think but can’t really express. She is becoming their voice, their spokesperson in a world that doesn’t always make sense. Her audience knows she makes sense to them.

JAZZ BY THE RIVERSIDE

Riverside Church

10th Tower

91 Claremont Avenue

Between 121 & 122 Claremont Avenue

(One block over west of Broadway)

New York, NY 10027

Dates:

Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

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Fall Harvest Festival in Fort Tryon Park this weekend!

With the year-long renovation of Bennett Park under way, this Fall’s Harvest Festival is moving to Fort Tryon Park.

The festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1-4PM at the New Leaf Cafe lawn. (Rain location: Fort Washington Collegiate Church on 181st Street.)

Festivities will include the traditional pie-baking contest. Submissions should be in by 2pm. There will also be the usual scarecrow making and pumpkin painting contests.

Community volunteers organize the free event with support from local businesses and the Parks Department. There will be a canned food drive for the hungry, so bring a donation!

Illustration: poster of the 2011 Harvest Festival by Margaret Peot

 

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Harlem Tavern Brings Germany Uptown With a Local Oktoberfest

via Jeff Mays/ DNAinfo 

Harlem Tavern has 18 beers on tap. The restaurant will host its first annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 22. (DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

HARLEM — Harlem Tavern wants to bring a little bit of Germany to Harlem when it kicks off its first annual Harlem Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The restaurant’s spacious outdoor patio will serve as the meadows of Munich and visitors will be able to sample several beers from brewers such as Sam Adams, Goose Island, Hoffbrau and Becks. Jagermeister will also be on hand with shots.

“We want to have a good time and we want to put on an event for the neighborhood,” said Harlem Tavern co-owner Gareth Fagan, 33.

In Germany, Oktoberfest runs anywhere from 16 to 18 days, starting in September. The annual festival has become one of the most popular in the world with over five million visitors. Revelers consumed 7.5 million litres of beer at this year’s festival, according to reports.

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Weekend Plans In Harlem

Thanks to Harlemdiscover.com and Harlem Week 2010 we have come up with some great plans for the weekend. Saturday, as part of Harlem Week 2010 there will be a “Relieve The Stress” Morning Exercise from 9:00 AM- 11:30 AM at West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Then lets head to the “Healthy Eating & Healthy Living”
Outdoor Farmers’ Markets open from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
on W. 145th Street (Between Bradhurst & Edgecombe Avenues) or on W. 110th Street (Between Manhattan & Columbus Avenues).

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