FREE Music & Storytelling Workshop with Robbi K

#TaniaOnTheScene - Today, City Parks Foundation, producers of the famed SummerStage and SummerStage Kids Festival will host a FREE music and storytelling workshop for the public in Harlem’s historic Marcus Garvey Park.

City Parks Foundation (CPF) presents a FREE music and storytelling workshop for adults featuring the storytelling and musical styling of renowned vocalist Robbi K. Produced by Monique Martin, Director of Family Programming for CPF and the artistic curator of SummerStage Kids, this event strives to help audiences pursue their own storytelling skills. From learning how to enliven personal history to techniques on how to capture an audience’s attention, attendees will be enchanted by SummerStage Kids alumna Robbi K’s soprano voice and her energetic approach to storytelling in addition to her insightful tips and creative methods to document and present your individual story!

The fun and festivities kick off at 11am.

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Free Gospel Concert Tonight

#TaniaOnTheScene - Tye Tribbett and Tasha Cobbs will hit the Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem tonight from 7pm-9pm.

Although Tye Tribbett has toured and performed with some of the biggest artists in the secular world, including Justin Timberlake, Whitney Houston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Elton John and Jill Scott, this GRAMMY nominated artist’s musical talents lie in the realm of Gospel music.  Tribbett passionately spreads the goodness of God through his music.   His musical ministry’s songs use the “buildups of rock power ballads, the slow strut of P-Funk and churchy, organ-driven call-and-response” to touch the hearts of many, according to The New York Times. With his solo debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart, his album Fresh positions Tribbett to step forth boldly with a new message of renewal.  According to the Washington Post, this “wondrous album” highlights Tribbett’s songwriting skills as he wrote or co-wrote each song, showcasing a variety of powerful music, including the first single “Fresh.”  Tribbett’s previous chart-topping albums, Victory Live! and Stand Out! featured his former musical ensemble and gospel choir, Greater Anointing.

WHERE: Marcus Garvey Park: Madison Ave, E. 120 St. to E. 124 St.

WHEN: Thursday, August 8, 2013

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

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Free Concert Tonight Featuring Bilal

#TaniaOnTheScene - Catch a free concert tonight with Bilal and Vivian Green. It’s for SummerStage,  New York’s largest free performing arts festival, featuring music dance, spoken word and theater, right here in the city.


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Harlem Woman Sues after Getting Herpes from Rihanna’s MAC Lipstick


#TaniaOnTheScene - This happened at pop-up shop at singer’s Barclays concert

She wanted her lips to look hot — not inflamed.

A Harlem woman claims in a lawsuit that she got herpes at a Rihanna concert in Brooklyn from lipstick the singer endorsed.

Starkeema Greenidge, 28, alleges she contracted the virus when a representative of MAC Cosmetics applied a used tube of RiRi Woo to her smackers.

“I wasn’t able to work for two weeks. It cost me a lot of money,” Greenidge, a waitress, told the Daily News on Wednesday.

She said she slapped MAC with the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court in hopes of forcing the company to be more sanitary in the future. Greenidge also said the company should train its employees to use disposable tubes or swabs to apply the lipstick.

“This is going to happen over and over again if nothing is done,” said Greenidge.

When she went to the May 7 Barclays Center concert, she stopped at a MAC popup shop there and let a rep apply ruby-red lipstick to her upper lip.

The employee instructed her to “press her lips together and spread the lipstick around,” according to the suit.

“(MAC) didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons,” the suit charges.

Starkeema Greenidge's Manhattan lawsuit claims the MAC pop-up shop outside of Barclays was where she sampled the lipstick that gave her herpes.


Starkeema Greenidge’s Manhattan lawsuit claims the MAC pop-up shop outside of Barclays was where she sampled the lipstick that gave her herpes.

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The Harlem Shake: MTA Edition

#TaniaOnTheSceneMy friends and I decided to be a part of the latest dance craze, The Harlem Shake. We hit the subway to have a little fun.

I hope you enjoy!

Check it out below:

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@HarlemSocialTee from @HarlemSocialite

Today on #TaniaOnTheScene I encourage you to support small businesses.

I’m very fortunate to know a lot of people that I consider friends that have done just that.

In fact, I’m striving for the same, so I know what it means to support one another.

It’s exactly as Rick Ross said, “Team work makes the dream work.”

My photographer friend, Charles Rock, has also started his own clothing line, seen above, Harlem Social Tees.

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Kool Moe Dee Celebrates Harlem Week

#TaniaOnTheScene — For those of you who love music, I’m sure you remember Kool Moe Dee. He was one of the first rappers to earn a Grammy Award and was the first rapper to perform at the Grammys.

I got to kick it with him during Harlem Week to find out what he’s up to now and how he’s getting involved in the community.

Check it out: