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Friday June 23rd 2017

‘Dinning & Night Life’ Archives

The Lion King on Broadway: Review

The Lion King on Broadway: Review

The first time I attempted to see The Lion King on Broadway was on Saturday, May 1st.  The day a bomb was found inside a car, right in front of the Minskoff Theatre.  A couple of weeks later, in support of Broadway, I returned and this time there were no interruptions/delays.  Disney’s The Lion King opened in Broadway 13 years ago.  It is [...]

Bati, The Jewel of Fort Greene

Bati, The Jewel of Fort Greene

Located in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, New York, Bati is an Ethiopian restaurant that was established in January 2009. I recently dined at Bati with a few of my friends on a sunny Saturday afternoon.  Upon entering, I noticed the restaurant’s décor.  It is decked with original paintings from Ethiopia with sounds of traditional music [...]

On a Ride with Meklit Hadero

On a Ride with Meklit Hadero

By the time her name was announced band members were in position.  Doors opened as she walked commandingly with a look of focus painted on her face.  She then got on the stage still sporting her 'game-face' as she kicked her shoes off. Barefoot she walked towards the microphone adjusting it to accommodate her stature.  Once the microphone was [...]

Meklit Hadero Performs at the “Center of Culture”

Meklit Hadero Performs at the “Center of Culture”

At the age of 12, the Ethiopian-born Meklit Hadero left Brooklyn and called several cities home before settling in San Francisco.  Now, after the release of her debut album ‘On A Day Like This’ in April, Meklit will be taking center stage in New York for the first time. This past Friday Meklit performed to a sold out crowd at Bernos’ 4th [...]

Hebist & Bezuayehu to Kick Off an Exceptional Summer in NYC

Hebist & Bezuayehu to Kick Off an Exceptional Summer in NYC

"There is something special about New York City..." -Hebist Teruneh, Singer & Performer “New York – get ready!” That was the advice of DJ Mengie of Massinko Entertainment regarding this weekend’s performance of Hebist Teruneh and Bezuayehu Demessie in New York City. The two artists are gearing up to kick off what will be an [...]

Abonesh & Meskerem…Oh, What A Night!

Abonesh & Meskerem…Oh, What A Night!

While most of New York was celebrating Halloween dressed up as either fictional or non-fictional characters, the majority of audience goers went as themselves to see Abonesh Adenew and Meskerem Bekele perform. On Saturday, November 1st, Abonesh and Meskerem performed live at the Paramount Hotel in New York. As soon as Abonesh [...]

Lincoln Center Out of Doors…Exercise Your Right to Vibe!

Lincoln Center Out of Doors…Exercise Your Right to Vibe!

Wednesday, August 20, was a cool summer evening and proved to be the perfect night for an outdoor concert.  What was even cooler was the diverse crowd that vibed all night to the different types of music. Lincoln Center Out of Doors, which celebrates its 38th annual edition of the summer festival, brings a various range of genres and [...]

Homey Ethiopian, From Sister Chefs

Homey Ethiopian, From Sister Chefs

From NYTimes By DAVID CORCORAN YOU go to a restaurant for a good time and a good meal — not to be reminded of bitter things like war and repression. Still, it’s instructive and moving to learn the story behind Mesob, a restaurant so sweet, calm and unassuming you’d never guess its painful, storm-tossed origins. Berekti [...]

Movie Review: ‘Sex and the City’

Movie Review: ‘Sex and the City’

Women come to New York for the two L's: Labels and Love. —Carrie Bradshaw The glamour.  The glitz.  The fashion.  This is what makes ‘Sex and the City’ the hit that it is.  This and the juicy plot full of twists complimented by actors who have become our girlfriends—well sort of. Four years has passed since [...]

Intimate Ethiopian Reggae Night at L’Orange Blue, NYC

Intimate Ethiopian Reggae Night at L’Orange Blue, NYC

A group of musicians drove in from the DC area to bless New York City with roots reggae on Saturday December 13th. The group included Zakki Jawad of Zedicus, Tsegaye Selassie of Lasta Sound (and the move Journey to Lasta), Abegaz Shiota of Admas and Tosin Aribisala of Hallelujazz project. This intimate event took place at a cozy [...]

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