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Stylist Patricia Parenti, Singer Michael Arenella and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane posed for a photo-op at the Red Room NYC
Michael Arenella performs at the Red Room NYC Every Thursday Night
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Michael Arenella at the Red Room NYC
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Michael Arenella pose for a photo-op at the Red Room NYC
Owner Denis Woychuk and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Red Room NYC
Light Libations at the Red Room NYC - Signature Cocktails are the White Lady and the Ritz Carlton
Step back into the 1920's jazz age with flappers, gangsters, dolls and dandies every Thursday night with Michael Arenella and his Quartet playing dreamy romantic ballads of the day at the Red Room above the KGB Bar located at 85 East Fourth Street in the East Village.
Handsome Michael Arenella is an accomplished musican, singer and bandleader. His passion for period-authentic retro establishes him as an expert of 1920's jazz. His famous era is the 1920's through the 1930's a time of Prohibition and Speakeasys which is why he created his biggest accomplishment to date, The Dreamland Orchestra.
The Dreamland Orchestra performs hot jazz at nightclubs, weddings, red carpet events, various night venues around Manhattan and tours around the world.
Arenella's latest gig and the most fun way to experience his talent is at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island in June and then again in August. The event is entirely organized by Aranella and his staff.
it's a great opportunity to dress in vintage fashion and gentleman can wear their Boardwalk Empire-styled duds.
Michael always does his performances wearing period clothing, sporting a period haircut and singing through a tall vintage microphone.
When he is not playing you can find him driving his a Studebaker from the '20s or another one of the several vintage cars in his collection which he revealed to me that he has eight vintage automobiles. His favorites are a 1930's Buick and a 1960's Lincoln.
For more information please visit http://www.dreamlandorchestra.com
The Red Room is a third-floor crown jewel of a cocktail and live-performance spot right above KGB Bar in the East Village.
Denis Woychuk founded KGB Bar in 1993 and said he needed a new project after his youngest went off to college.
“I wanted to do something where people can interact with one another,” Denis revealed.
The real star is the room itself. Mr. Woychuk worked with the designers Bonnie DeWitt and Patrick Kennedy to design an intimate, speakeasy ambiance. Infamous Gangster Lucky Luciano ran an actual speakeasy named the Palm Casino at the actual location in 1922.
I inquired if the Red Room was haunted. Denis replied, "I don't know my staff says it is, they hear bumps, shrieks, whispers, but when the lights go out, I go home."
We dined on delicious libations of gnocchi pesci and lobster ravioli. Signature cocktails included a White Lady and the Ritz Carlton.
For more information please visit http://redroomnyc.com
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Michael Arenella will be hosting his 6th Annual Winter Ball on December 13th.
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