Muhammad Ali and Stevie Wonder backstage at the Apollo Theatre, in 1963. We think the image was taken before a performance by “Little” Stevie Wonder as he was known at the time (read Robin V., think that’s Ronnie Spector looking at the camera). Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, Harlem, Harlem boxing, Harlem sports, Music, Sports
Tagged "Little" Stevie Wonder, apollo theatre, Finger Tips, Muhammad Ali, Robin V., Ronnie Spector, Sonnie Listen, stevie wonder
“For rent” signs were taped on the windows of Sherman’s Barbecue, and owner Sherann Grinanposted a goodbye note to patrons on the door.
The take-out joint on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, between West 145th and 146th streets, is the last of a chain that opened in 1948 and once had five Harlem locations. It has been on life support since being shuttered in August by the Health Department because violations, and now Grinan fears she may have to close the restaurant for good. Continue reading
Posted in Food
Tagged Harlem, Harlem Business Alliance, Isley Brothers, Lawrence King, Percy Sutton, Ronnie Spector, Seventh Avenue, Sherann Grinanposted, Sherman Hibbitt, Sylvia's, the Sugar Hill Gang