open-mic sessions have a long tradition in new york. since the 30’s new york’s hidden gems perform it out on wednesdays at the famous harlem apollo. the open-mic night at the chelsea club nell’s is a more private atmosphere. every tuesday a critical audience watches newcomers singing, dancing and reading poetry. at nell’s you can  meet superstars such as prince and jay-z. a&r’s of big record companies are here, looking for new star material. everyone can go on stage. at the beginning of the night you can still get a spot by host bernhard brown, but not guaranteed applause.

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subway station 14th street


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