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Music Post: Honoring a Trailblazer

IN TRIBUTE  Aretha Franklin 1942-2018:

More than a Natural Woman, you Rock Steady with Respect as we Say A Little Prayer For YouAin’t No Way the Freeway of Love will ever be the same.  Think about Day Dreaming how to be Young, Gifted and Black while going down that road in Spanish Harlem.  Showing us how to Feel Like A Natural Woman and not be caught up in a Chain of Fools but also being an example to declare I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Loved You).  You also vowed hope and courage thinking Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) not concerned about Who’s Zoomin’ Who because she Knew You Were Waiting For Me.  That’s how Lady Soul put it down.  We have been blessed to experience her gift from God.  Rest in peace to the Queen of Soul.

 

 

Music Post: Where To Go

If you want to enjoy live bands and energetic performances right here on the Lower East Side, we recommend:

THE BOWERY BALLROOM – 6 Delancey Street.  Performance venue for wide range of music including Rap, Neo-Soul, R&B and Funk.  Check their website for featured artists and schedules.

ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL -196 Allen Street.  Showcase for up and coming talent and songwriters.  Many nights free at the door.  Check their website for more information.

THE GROOVE – 125 MacDougal Street (one block from 6th Avenue) 7 nights a week of “live bands playing “live Funk, Soul & R&B.” Check their website for calendar and artist schedules.