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Cuba Gooding Sr. graces Apollo Theater stage one last time as family bids the singer farewell at memorial

日本語

Cuba Gooding Sr., the late R&B soul singer who sang lead vocals for the legendary “Main Ingredient”, was memorialized at the Apollo Theater on Saturday.

As lead vocalist of the Grammy nominated “Main Ingredient” since 1972, Cuba Sr. lifted the group to world prominence with such hit songs as “Everybody Plays The Fool,” “Just Don’t Want to be Lonely,” “Rolling Down a Mountainside,” “Happiness is Just Around the Bend,” “You’ve Got To Take It (If You Want It).” Other “Main Ingredient” chart-toppers were “You’ve Been My Inspiration,” “Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling in Love), “I’m So Proud” among many others.

Some 150 people, including his children Omar, April and Tommy, turned out for a heartfelt sendoff to the late Gooding at the landmark only blocks from his childhood Harlem home.


His son, Oscar-winning offspring Cuba Gooding Jr. did not attend the two-hour memorial, according to the family.

Gooding Sr. served as front man for The Main Ingredient, joining the band just in time for their biggest charting hits: “Everybody Plays the Fool” reached No. 3 in 1972, and “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely” hit No. 10 in 1974.

Gooding Sr. was found dead April 20 inside his silver Jaguar in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles in the middle of the afternoon.

The cause of death remains under investigation, with reports indicating police suspected a drug overdose.

No Diggity, Nabe Harlem! Udon, Soba and Hot Pot

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日本語

Never imagined that Nabe and Udon Restaurant would open in the vicinity of St. Nicks Houses where the creator of New Jack Swing, Teddy Riley grew up.

Nabe_1“Nabe Harlem” is a Japanese noodle bar until later this year they will start serving Nabe (hot pot) menu. Hot pot is a DIY style of dinning. Customers sit in a table and are given raw meat and vegetables, which they cook in a pot that is placed in the middle of the table.

The owner Larry is from Harlem and spent 6 years in Osaka teaching Japanese people English. “Ramen is like a cheeseburger and udon is like a steak” he says of the difference of the two noodles. I’m confused……. Good thing is my udon tasted like real Japanese udon. Age Koimo (Baby Potatoes with Brown Sugar Glaze) was great.

Nabe_3Nabe is actually two businesses, “Nabe Harlem” and “Nabe Underground”. Upstairs you get your noodles and sake bar. To the left is a flight of stairs leading downstairs where you have your speakeasy-style setup with live music and full bar with a menu of Asian fusion appetizers and entrees.

Nabe Harlem
2367 Frederick Douglass Blvd New York, NY 10027  Map

 

CBS 60 Minutesで12日(日)再放送!ハーレムのゴスペルミュージカル「アライヴ!」7〜8月追加公演! “ALIVE! 55+ Kickin'” Added More Dates!

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H2Nが大応援しているハーレムのゴスペル・ミュージカル、ALIVE 55+ and Kickin’はこのところ毎週ソールドアウトの大盛況で7〜8月に追加公演も決定。
Saturdays at 4pm
July 18 and July 25
August 1, 8 15, and 22

9月はお休みですが10月のスケジュールも決まっています。
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 14, and December 12
Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 21, December 5

大ヒットの追い風になっているCBSのドキュメンタリー番組60 MInutesの再放送も7/12(月)7PM~に決定。

既にネットにも上がっているので興味がある方はぜひ!
Part 1: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/alive-and-kickin-part-one/
Part2: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/alive-and-kickin-part-two/

Dempsey Theater,
127 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
MAP
mamafoundation.org

ALIVE!

Mama Foundation’s Harlem Musical Series Alive! 55+ and Kickin’ added more dates to Spring-Summer 2015 season.
CBS TV’s hit documentary 60 minutes will repeat their stories (originally aired in January) on Sunday, January 12 at 7pm.

added
Saturdays at 4pm
July 18 and July 25
August 1, 8 15, and 22

Fall 2015 Performance Schedule
Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 14, and December 12
Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 21, December 5

Dempsey Theater,
127 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
MAP
mamafoundation.org

スシ・イン・ハーレム!!また本格的鮨屋 Yuzuがオープン Authentic Japanese Sushi Place “Yuzu” in Harlem!!

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時代は変わりました。ハーレムにまたまた本格的な鮨屋「柚子」がオープンしたのです。店名からして本物感が漂いますね。昔のように「イチバン」「将軍」「富士」といったネーミングがすっかり廃れてしまい、やっと日本とアメリカとの時差がなくなってきたことは本当に嬉しいです。

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というわけで、「柚子 Yuzu」に行ってきました。ここのシェフは「鮨麻布」という、これまたNYでも高級で江戸前なお鮨で有名なお店で握っていたとかで、お店の開いた5時ちょっとすぎに行ったのに、たちまち満席になってしまったほどの人気店です。

場所は、ハーレムの名所「シルヴィアズ」の隣りのブロック、127丁目のレノックス・アベニュー沿いにあります。このストリートは、Lenox Avenueから Malcolm X Boulevardと名前が変わってから久しいのですが、地元の人たちは今でも「レノックス」と呼んでいるようです。

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お鮨はアラカルトや巻物もありますが、コースがお薦め。握り10貫ゆずセット($32)と握り10貫と巻物一本のおまかせセット($45)を頼んでみました。日本円にすると、¥3,850、¥5,400と、けっこうなお値段ですが、それなりにちゃんと美味しいので納得。一人で来て寿司カウンターに座って鮨をつまむ「通」な外人もいておどろきます。ハーレムがますます楽しくなりました。

Yuzu
350 Lenox Avenue (bet 127th St & 128th St) MAP
New York, NY 10027