Apollo Club Harlem

By Walter Rutledge

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Apollo Club Harlem returned to the Apollo Theater for four performances Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23, 2014. The evening consisted of a pre-show musical interlude by pianist Isaac Ben Ayala, a lively revue and post show dancing on stage for orchestra patrons. The stylish evening was a true up-scale date night combining entertainment, dining and dancing while celebrating the history of Harlem’s most venerable performance venue. Continue reading

O & A with Rita Rubino: Pan Roasted Pork Loin with Rita’s Dry Rub

By Rita Rubino

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A dry rub is a mixture of herbs and spices used to season meats, chicken and fish before cooking. Grilling is the most common method of cooking for foods seasoned with dry rub, but pan roasting, baking and broiling are also viable options. The history of dry rubs spans the globe and you can find a dry rub in nearly every culture. Spice mixtures for rubs are now readily available from famous chefs and spice companies, but if you choose to make your own, you can have fun adding your own personal touch. Continue reading

Out and About with Walter Rutledge: Clive Thompson The Early Years- Life In Jamaica

By Walter Rutledge

Clive Thompson literally began performing before he worn his first pair of long pants.

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