New York December 1–7: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker & Food and the Chinese American Journey

musicNew York December 1–7: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker & Food and the Chinese American Journey
The Nutcracker gets a whole new vibe with this show. AFAR Local is our weekly insider guide to the best of what’s happening in cities around the U.S. Behind the Book’s Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser Put your Thursday happy hour to a good cause with …

Growing Up Hip Hop: Layla “Turning Into A Train Wreck” Says Master P
On the Growing Up Hip Hop episode ‘Straight Trippin’, while Boogie receives shocking news about his DUI case and Kristinia gets a lead from a private investigator about her father, Romeo and his dad Master P are in the No Limit studio. But they’re …
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The Man Who Invented Hip Hop
It’s about an hour past lunchtime, and the man who invented hip-hop is nowhere to be found. The restaurant on Lenox Avenue where we’d planned to meet is closed–and has been for two weeks, according to a passerby. A call from a publicist is even less …
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Jaw-dropping rides from ‘supercar alley’ at the 2016 New York Auto Show

trendJaw-dropping rides from ‘supercar alley’ at the 2016 New York Auto Show
The latest and greatest from the world’s biggest automakers are always front and center at auto shows, especially New York. But right in the middle of the frenzy are some of the most exotic, luxurious, and technologically-advanced rides the world has …
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Room keys, car keys: Hotels indulge with exotic cars
Jack Ezon doesn’t need to be convinced that affluent travelers have become increasingly passionate about making exotic cars part of their trips. Ezon, the president of New York-based Ovation Vacations, was awakened at 4 a.m. one day last summer by one …
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5 Car Mods That Are Sure To Upset Purists
Not everyone can afford an exotic car. Friends don’t let friends by Fieros with ill-fitting Countach-esque body panels, but in defence of this genre, there are some custom kits that are properly well done. That makes no difference to most exotic car …
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New York native Cody Radziewicz of Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse eager to play

sportNew York native Cody Radziewicz of Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse eager to play But the Johns Hopkins junior midfielder said the Blue Jays were his first choice for lacrosse. “My first-ever sweatshirt was actually a Johns Hopkins hoodie,” Radziewicz said Tuesday. “I’ve always rooted for Johns Hopkins. When I lived in Syracuse, I’d … Read more on Baltimore Sun (blog)

Lions bear Tiger’s attack, execute diverse offense in win 7 Princeton (4-2) at Penn State Lacrosse Field. Lazo finished with seven of the team’s eight assists, while Cyr pocketed the eighth and also led the way with six goals. The duo lead the team in those respective categories, with Lazo’s 14 assists and … Read more on The Daily Collegian Online

Tyler Robertson’s hat-trick nets Curtis boys’ victory in PSAL lacrosse opener Tyler Robertson found the back of the net three times and added an assist in the Curtis boys’ lacrosse team’s season-opening 8-3 PSAL win over visiting New Dorp on Wednesday. Zak Elhathat netted a goal and a pair of assists in the win, while Ryan … Read more on

Two New York Chefs Bring Together Filipino and Thai Food


Two New York Chefs Bring Together Filipino and Thai Food
If you look up “Filipino and Thai food” on the internet, search results compare the two cuisines. And apparently, “Filipino food is frequently contrasted with Thai food” and has been called Thai food’s “ugly sister”. This is news to Chef King …
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Thai dishes shine brightest at Spices Asian Restaurant in North Kansas City
It is always nice when an unexpected gem turns up in an unlikely place. At Spices Asian Restaurant in North Kansas City, one of those jewels is a plate of fried chicken wings served in a sublime glistening, garlicky sauce flecked with whole Thai basil …
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Restaurant Review: Thai food treat at Chang Tai
Thai food must be one of the world’s most popular culinary styles, as testified by the huge number of Thai food outlets around the world. Even in Harare, we have a choice in this regard, with no fewer than two dedicated restaurants and a specialised …
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"The Boogaloo Never Died": How the Quintessential Music of 1960s New York Is

music“The Boogaloo Never Died”: How the Quintessential Music of 1960s New York Is
Deep in Alphabet City, two blocks from the East River and kitty-corner to the Nuyorican Poets Café, you can hear the faint sounds of trumpets and trombones, maybe even the resonant slap of a conga coming from inside a tiny bar called Nublu. … It’s a …
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Eclectic grooves: Summer Breeze Concert Series wrapping up season with melting
Tequila Azul brings a Latin flavor to Summer Breeze on Sunday evening at Lions Park. The final Summer Breeze concert of the season will be Aug. 23 at Lions … With South-American rhythm infusions, pop and rock influences and songs in three languages …
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After 15 Years, Miami Finally Feels Like Home to Tiempo Libre
Three Grammy nominations, worldwide recognition on stages and television, and several albums later, the group is in the midst of a promotional tour for its first release under Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Panamericano. … has played an …
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New York Foodies Crown the City’s Best Asian Restaurants at Taste Asia Food

cusineNew York Foodies Crown the City’s Best Asian Restaurants at Taste Asia Food
On June 26, the best of New York City’s Asian culinary scene came together at Taste Asia Asian Food Fest, a food and cultural festival hosted by Epoch Times and its sister media company, New Tang Dynasty Television. Now in its second year, the festival …
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Asian Food Channel launches on Vietnam’s SCTV
Scripps Networks Interactive has launched Asian Food Channel (AFC) programming on Vietnam’s SCTV, expanding its reach through the country to six pay-TV platforms. Distributed by Thaole Entertainment, Vietnamese audiences can expect a raft of local …
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Echo Park May Be Losing Its Asian Grocery Store
Mom-and-pop businesses in Echo Park are increasingly being forced to close to make way for hip and trendy developments. Echo Park’s Asian market A-1 Grocery Warehouse, is one of those places that could be nearing its end soon. The Eastsider reports …
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The Search for New York Philharmonic’s Next Maestro

musicThe Search for New York Philharmonic’s Next Maestro
Early in 2001, during the final phase of the New York Philharmonic’s hapless, embarrassingly leaky three-year search to find a successor to Kurt Masur as music director, the players of the orchestra were granted unusual input into the deliberations.
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Remembering orchestra advocate Lee Henderson
“Lee was very much a free thinker in orchestra matters and also very much in the forefront,” wrote SOSM’s Jon Eisenberg, in an e-mail. “He was not affiliated with Save Our Symphony Minnesota or, to my knowledge, with any other orchestra groups.
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Review: Cleveland Women’s Orchestra’s 80th Anniversary Concert at Severance
Violinist Michael Ferri, who played the Bruch concerto with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra in 2012, returned to help celebrate the 80th anniversary of that ensemble with the Tchaikovsky concerto on Sunday, April 26 in Severance Hall. Under the …
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NEW YORK CITY rings in Spring with food, colors, and dance!

cusineNEW YORK CITY rings in Spring with food, colors, and dance!
New York City’s largest Festival of Colors (6th Annual Holi Hai! – by NYC Bhangra) NYC Bhangra’s Holi Hai!, the Indian festival of colors. Come enjoy the music, culture, colors, dance, food, and much more! NYC Bhangra’s mission of engaging … Facebook …
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Wrapchic in the Bullring: We try the food at the Indian burrito company
There are two things in this world that I love to eat more than any other – burritos and Indian food. So Wrapchic is naturally something I’ve been wanting to try for a considerable amount of time. What better time to try than with the opening of this …
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The Taste of a Parsi Home Fare
After introducing our patrons to Parsi home-style food, we shall present some of our takes on Parsi food, but that will come in a little later. Our food is more of a tribute to the Parsi community. We are serving, what is essentially Indian food, that …
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