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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 3-24 to 3-29

By Led Black

March 24 – March 29

The 4th installment of Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda features the original King Kong from 1933 and goes down on April 27th. The movie will be shown with Spanish subtitles. Master of Ceremonies Lin-Manuel will introduce the film with a stage show as well as special surprise guests. If the fundraising goal is reached on the United Palace’s current Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign, the brand spanking new screen will be unveiled on this occasion. As always, guests in tuxedo or gown are welcome to a free bag of popcorn at the concession stand.

The wait is finally over. Frankie P’s long awaited Hazy Nights In The Heights II is now available worldwide. So this is what you have to do – take a listen on our site, then, after having your mind blown, head over to iTunes, Amazon, or wherever you purchase your digital downloads and show that man some love. In keeping with the ethos of the first Hazy Nights In The Heights, the second delivers that same exacting craftsmanship, energy and verve. Get yours ASAP! While you are it, check out the latest song from the very talented Tellie Floydd, Real Hip-Hop.

Speaking of Uptown talent, the super funny Chloé Michelle Fischbach has a hilarious new video entitled Annoying Sh*t People Say. In the sidesplitting video, Chloé unleashes her arsenal of spot on impersonations and their conversational foibles. Our Uptown Tweet of the Week featured a tweet from Lin-Manuel that highlighted a short video montage of the closing night of In The Heights on Broadway.

Guess what? Our very own Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez earned high marks from

The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center based on his admirable stance on such important issues as housing, disability rights and government accountability. Kudos Councilman!

We also reposted a great story from the Columbia University Medical Center site on the Young Docs program, which visits local schools once a month to teach kids about the human body and what it is like to be a doctor. If you’re like me, you have had it with this past winter; please check out my love letter to spring, I Hate My North Face: An Ode To Spring.

Keep checking us out at www.uptowncollective.com.

Led Black
The Uptown Collective

The UC’s mission is to become “the” definitive, transformative and community-based force impacting the arts, culture, business and New York City’s overall perception of Upper Manhattan. Its objective is to reset, reboot and positively redefine Uptown’s artistic, political, cultural and business spheres via the online space as well the collective’s initiatives and functions.

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