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D’Angelo announces The Second Coming Tour



D’Angelo and the Vanguard will spotlight their Black Messiah in greater detail when they perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on February 7th, their only U.S. date before embarking on a month-long trek of Europe.

D'Angelo - Black MessiahImmediately following the Apollo gig, D’Angelo will head to Europe for “Second Coming Tour” centers mostly around shows in Germany, with additional dates scheduled in the UK, Sweden, and Switzerland. According to a press release, the shows will see D’Angelo and his band The Vanguard “combine many popular hits with new songs and fresh interpretations of covers.”

 D’Angelo 2015 Second Coming Tour Dates:

02/11 – Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus Zurich

02/12 – Frankfurt, DE @ Hugenottenhalle

02/14 – Berlin, DE @ Halle

02/16 – Paris, FR @ Palais Des Congres

02/17 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham

02/18 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo

02/20 – London, UK @ Apollo

02/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks

02/27 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene

02/28 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet

03/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

03/06 – Koln, DE @ Tanzbrunnen

03/07 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National






Harlem’s newest burger joint “Harlem Shake”



Harlem’s newest burger joint “Harlem Shake”

Harlem Shake, which opened less than a month, already has lines out the door and unreasonable waits for its burgers and shakes.

Fortunately when Harlem2Nippon dropped by, the line wasn’t that long we ordered a classic cheeseburger ($6.95), regular fries ($3.50), and the signature Harlem Shake ($5.75) which is a ‘red velvet’ shake. If you’re a fan of Shake Shack, you’ll love Harlem Shake!  The burgers taste virtually identical (to me, at least) — and you can taste the freshness and the quality of the beef. The fries are light, crispy, and taste like they were cut today. Outstanding. Sweet yam fries ($4.50) were sprinkled with sea-salt and go perfectly with beer.

Croatian born owner Jelena Pasic said her goal is to make Harlem Shake, located on the corner of Lenox Avenue and West 124th Street, a neighborhood institution. She plans to do that by serving tasty burgers and catering to the area while also attracting the many tourists who frequent Harlem. “I tried to find a niche that wasn’t filled,” said Pasic, who has partners in the venture, including her husband, who is the head chef. “It was a no-brainer that Harlem needs a good burger place.”


Harlem Shake Dance

Pasic said the inspiration for the name of her restaurant came from the original 80’s dance Harlem Shake which was made famous by Hip Hop artists like P. Diddy and G. Dep. In 90’s (Remember the song ‘Let’s Get It’?)

They pulled the vintage 50’s retro theme off nicely without looking too kitschy. This joint was designed to look like it opened decades ago. Not far from the Apollo Theater this is a great spot to grab a decent burger after the show as it opens until 11pm on weeknights and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s a nice addition to the neighborhood.

Harlem Shake
100 W. 124th Street
New York, NY  MAP
(212) 222-8300

11am – 11pm (weekend 2am)

“Guess Who’s Back” Chris Tucker Live at the Apollo Theater



“Guess Who’s Back”

Chris Tucker Live at the Apollo Theater

Comedian and actor Chris Tucker will make a triumphant return to stand up comedy with his Guess Who’s Back Tour presented by AEG Live. As part of the tour, Tucker will take the Apollo Theater stage for two nights on Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14 at 8pm.

Hailed as one of the funniest comics in the industry, Tucker is no stranger to the Apollo stage. At the beginning of his career, Tucker performed at Apollo’s legendary Amateur Night and would come back o the Theater several times throughout his career including as host of the Apollo’s Annual Spring Gala in 2007. This performance will mark the comedian/actor’s first time headlining a show at the legendary Theater.

Tickets are $49.50 and $69.50 and are available at www.apollotheater.org; in person at the Apollo Theater Box Office, 125th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues; over the phone at 212/531-5305 or (800) 745-3000; and on www.ticketmaster.com.

Aloft Hotel Harlem ハーレムにできた新しいホテル

Aloft Hotel 入り口


2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York 10027

Phone: (212) 749-4000   MAP

Wホテル・チェーンの仲間、アロフト・ホテルが昨年8月に何とハーレムにオープンしました。マジック・ジョンソン劇場、アポロ劇場のすぐそば、地下鉄のA, B, C, Dトレインの125丁目駅からワン・ブロックという便利さです。

Apollo Theater 9pm



Bar wxyz


Bar wxyz



Aloft Hotel Lounge


2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York 10027

Phone: (212) 749-4000

Aloft Harlem is a bold new Harlem hotel and the first hotel in Harlem after over 40 years!

Surrounded by urban energy, Aloft Hotel is just steps away from the legendary Apollo Theater, Magic Johnson Theater, Columbia University, and the 125th Street subway station. Easy to get to from LaGuardia Airport only costs $2.25. The express to Chinatown takes less than half an hour. The walk back at night is safe enough.

The hotel is modern and clean. Rooms are small but comfortable and stylized in a way to appeal to the younger crowd. What makes this hotel stand above the rest is the quality of the staff. Room rates start from $189 per night. Please visit their website for their best available rates and special offers. http://www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3353

The hub of hip, w xyz bar is always happening. Mix, meet, and mingle over music and cocktails. The fun flows freely with everything from pints to pinot noirs to signature drinks, plus a snack attack menu, music, and can’t miss events.

If there’s a downside, the lobby gets noisy each night with music, loud younger people, etc.