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Beats for Your Week – Thelonious Monk, “Solitude”

When this 106thstreeter was attending undergrad, I took a lot of music classes. When I started college, I had no musical training whatsoever and little knowledge of music history. Following my gut instinct, I only knew that music made everything … Continue reading

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Beats For BBQ Films’ Week – “Kung Fu Fighting”

You know this is the place to be to ring in the Year of the Dragon. BBQ Films keeps upping the ante – look out, ’cause this one is gonna kick your ass! Let’s let Carl Douglas explain all the … Continue reading

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La La La Human Steps

For me, heading out in the evening, my Cali style, means literally stepping out in the evening as apparently I may be the only person is this town without a car. Tonight I wasn’t the only one doing the Hollywood … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – “New York’s My Home”

One of the 106thstreeters is spending some time in a city 5 miles from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. No doubt, she will be returning to her beloved NYC in 2013. Until then, you may find some posts about what’s going … Continue reading

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Coney Island Trifecta

If you’re wondering what to do for your last days of summer in NYC, look no further than the winning combination of the Coney Island trifecta–riding the Cyclone, eating Totonno’s pizza, and drinking at Ruby’s. The 106thstreeters, along with a … Continue reading

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Beats For Hurricane Irene’s Week – “Baby Got Back”

Irene entered the city soft, tender, and wet. She went on all night long, strong yet not too rough, quite sensitive to our needs here in Manhattan. It was a long night we had together that lasted way into the … Continue reading

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Beats For President Obama’s Week – “Nobody Knows”

Oi! It has been a rough couple of weeks for President Obama. We’ll let Chicago’s own Pastor T. L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ Choir explain. “Nobody Knows” is from the amazing 1971 album, Like a Ship…(Without a Sail). … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor – East Harlem Community Supported Kitchen (CSK)

Eating healthy is easy if you have the know how and means (money and availability to healthy food) to do it. In Spanish Harlem, our food shopping/acquiring choices are simply not adequate. It’s basically a choice between a large supermarket … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – Marriage is so Gay!

“Marriage is so Gay.” I saw that on a t-shirt! Ha! Just when you thought the troglodytes who fight against securing civil and equal rights for all people in the United States were getting the upper hand, those of us … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – Tinariwen

Oh man, there’s so much great live music happening in NYC this summer. Summer is this 106thstreeter’s favorite season, especially in the Baked Apple. Many locals head out-of-town, extending their weekends, pulling in Fridays and/or Mondays, making the city as … Continue reading

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