In New York City, Lenny Kravitz, a popular American record producer, actor and singer-songwriter, owns two clubs namely the Florida Room. Lenny also owned another nightclub called Kos club that closed down sometime in 2004. Apart from his entrepreneurial skills in running the two night clubs in NYC, Lenny Kravitz possesses outstanding performance skills on stage.
Florida Room Club and BAR
Florida room club and bar located on the South Beach of Florida is among the most exquisite hip clubs in Miami. The nightclub hosted in the ground floor of Delano Hotel, offers revelers a level of class, and style that other clubs in South Beach cannot match. Many reviews have termed the Florida Room as trendy and versatile, capable of reaching entertainment heights beyond other nightclubs.
Features of Florida Room
The styling of Florida Room resembles that of a piano lounge leaving the reveler feeling like he or she is the 50s. Because the club is housed inside the Delano Hotel, it means that you can party at any time of day and night. In the evenings, Florida Room offers live performances but while the night progresses, a disk jockey comes in to entertain transforming the club in one beat. You will notice that the Florida Room accommodates guests of all age groups above the legal age and offers a different entertainment package throughout the week.
Additionally, the club offers an incredible ambiance that leaves the guests that exclusive feeling that their money they have spent matches the value. Sometimes, Brendan O’Hara the popular piano player plays at the club adding to the club’s uniqueness. Normally, the guests in attendance consist of the beautiful women from the South Beach who often come to the club to mingle and unwind. The club is favored by some of the top business people of Florida and the high-ranking celebrities who come to experience the bubbly social environment and the best drinks in South Beach. Some of these celebrities include among others, Mary Kate Olsen and Marilyn Manson meaning the club attracts the high and mighty in the entertainment industry and the corporate world.
Kos Club in New York City
As mentioned earlier, Lenny Kravitz owned a club known as Kos that closed down some years back. Kos comprised of a small but one of the very exclusive nightlife in NYC hosted by the Bowery. The club attracted guests of all ages just as the Florida Room and the ambiance also resembled the Florida Room. Couches and tables lined the front part of the club and at the far back of the club stood a bar with an assortment of drinks of the highest quality available in the South Beach.
A disk jockey would entertain the guests from one corner of the club and the dance floor never stayed empty for long and especially with young guests around, finding a dancing spot seemed impossible. The club also contained a very plush and attractive room known as the Kitty Box where the Very Important People that included celebrities like Bruce Willis, Steven Tyler, and a host of other major personalities met.
Notably, Kos club always hired presentable members of staff due to the high profiles of the expected guests. The only downside about Kos traces to the fact that due to the celebrities that always frequented the club, the club often used restricted access policies that turned away the local guests from the venue in order to maintain the social class that the management wanted to uphold in the club environment.
What Makes Lenny Kravitz’s Clubs Special?
To begin with, Lenny Kravitz nightclubs often attract high-end celebrities, and this means it is a great place to meet and mingle with favorite and famous people in the entertainment industry. Unlike other local nightclubs, the Florida Room in particular offers some of the best drinks in the South Beach and the standards stay high due to the expected number of top business people known to frequent the club. The Florida club and bar offers the best environment to spend the time at any time of day since the Delano Hotel close to the club provides all the services that the nightclub may not offer such as different cuisines and selected meals. Finally, the Florida Room provides piano music and engages the services of a disk jockey meaning a guest can experience all blends and genres of music under one roof without the idea of moving from one club to another.
Lenny Kravitz night clubs in New York City brought about the kind of revolution required in the entertainment scene. Due to his skills and expertise, the mode of operation for nightclub owners changed and stills changes for the better since dynamism defines the entertainment industry. The Florida Room in particular best defines the artistic and innovative nature of Lenny Kravitz.
If you are interested in learning more about the singer Lenny Kravitz, then you can continue to read this biography about him.
Kravitz’s Early Life
Lenny Kravitz recently turned 50 years old, as his birthday was on May 26. He was born in the year of 1964 in the New York City. Not many people know this, but Lenny’s full real name is Leonard Albert Kravitz. At one point in time he was also known as Romeo Blue.
Kravitz’s father is Sy Kravitz, who is a news producer at NBC. His dad came from a Russian Jewish family, and he actually has family origins in the Ukraine. As for his mother, she was of African-American, as well as Afro-Bahamian descent, and her name is Roxie Roker. She is an actress, and she starred on the show The Jeffersons, which was a major hit in the 1970s. Roker was also from a Christian family. Even though Kravitz did not grow up in an environment that was religious, he started to going to church when he was 13, and this was because he had a spiritual experience.
Private First Class Leonard M. Kravitz was Lenny’s uncle, and that is who he was named after. However, at just the age of 20, Lenny’s uncle ended up passing away when he was killed in the Korean War. Not many people are aware of this, but Lenny’s uncle saved most of his platoon in the attack that cost him his life. Even though Lenny’s uncle was denied the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross was awarded to him. However, in March of 2014, he ended up receiving the Medal of Honor, as well as 23 other servicemen who were denied it due to their ethnicity.
Lenny Kravitz has enjoyed a very successful music career, and he has worked hard to get to where he is today. The genres that Kravitz caters to is rock, neo soul, neo-psychedelia, hard rock, as well as funk rock. His music has a very distinguished sound. As for how long Kravitz has been active for, he has been active since 1988.
Kravitz tried to get signed with record companies, but was denied numerous times. However, he eventually signed a deal with Virgin Records in 1989. Nancy Jeffries, who was a Virgin A & R executive, signed him to the label. He also started to go by Lenny Kravitz instead of Romeo Blue, and he said that when this happened, he felt as if he was allowed to be himself.
On September 6, 1989, Kravitz’s debut album was released, which was titled Let Love Rule. The album did alright in the USA, but outside the United States it was a major hit.
Throughout Kravitz’s career he has released quite a few successful albums. In matter of fact, he has released 10 albums throughout his career. The albums that he has made are as followed:
1989- Let Love Rule
1991- Mama Said
1993- Are You Gonna Go My Way
2008- It Is Time For A Love Revolution
From 1990-2011, Kravitz has done 13 tours, which have brought him all around the world. The first tour he did was back in 1990, and the last tour he did was in 20011, which was called the Black and White Europe Tour.
Kravitz has appeared in numerous films, with the most recent one being the 2013 smash it The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He has also made cameo roles in movies such as Zoolander (2001) and The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (2007), and he provided his voice for the Rugrats movie (1998).
Kravitz’s parents went through a divorce back in 1985, and this impacted him profoundly. Eventually his relationship with his father became strained. During this period, he focused on making music. That same year he also met Lisa Bonet, who was an actress. The two met at a New Edition concert. Kravitz and Bonet maintained a friendship for two years, and then they fell in love. The two ended up getting married in 1987, and they had a daughter together, Zoe Kravitz, who was born in 1988. However, Kravitz and Bonet ended up divorcing later on.
Eventually Kravitzt was linked to Adriana Lima. The two were dating in 2001, and then Kravitz and the model got engaged in 2002. The engagement was called off less than a year later of it being announced.
As for religion, Kravitz describes himself as a Christian, but in a religious sense. He also says that he is also a Jew, as it is all the same to him. Kravitz also stated during an interview that he is half Jewish and half black. Kravitz has a tattoo on his back, and the tattoo says that his heart belongs to Jesus Christ.
Lenny Kravitz has won a number of awards throughout the span of his career. In 1993 he won an MTV Music Award for Best Male Video, which was for Are You Gonna Go My Way. A year later he also won a Brit Award for International male.
Kravitz also won The Most Fashionable Artist and Male Award at the 1998 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. Kravitz has taken home four Grammy Awards, with one being in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Kravitz was nominated for four Grammy Awards.
In 2001 Kravitz won an award at three different award shows, which included the Radio Music Awards, the My VH1 Awards and the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
Kravitz won two awards in 2002, which included the Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist award at the American Music Awards, as well as the Microsoft Windows Media Innovation award at the Microsoft Windows Media Innovation Awards.
As you can see, Lenny Kravitz is one of the most renown artist of his time, and throughout the years he has still been able to make music for people all around the world to enjoy.
Lenny Kravitz ain’t finished even at age 50:
Lenny Kravitz has created his own signature style, borrowing from soul, rock, and pop. He formed his own sound that has empowered him to sell over 30 million records. Come the 26th day of May this year, he will celebrate his 50th birthday.
He broke out with a love song entitled “It ain’t over ’till it’s over’. That was back in 1991. He had a debut album called ‘Let Love Rule’ that tipped his hat toward the rock greats from the 70’s. It has already been out on the market for a couple of years. The critics mocked it because of its retro style. However, that special mix of soul, rock, and rhythm and blues (along with the psychadelia), really found a true following quickly.
Kravitz soon became a new brand name in the music industry, and one of his new songs ‘Mr. Cab Driver’ really caught on fast.
From a Commercial Extra to being a ‘Romeo Blue’
On May 26, 1964, a child named Lenny Kravitz was born. He had a father named ‘Sy’, a TV producer, who had Ukranian roots. His mother was Roxie Roker, an African-American actress. Those two were responsible for the formation of Lenny’s creative leanings. They took him to concerts regularly, that featured such greats as Jackson Brown, Duke Ellington, and the Jackson Five. All of these were his earliest role models. From there he went for the rock stars of the 60’s and 70’s, like Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Hendrix, the Who, and Pink Floyd. They all had a heavy influence on him, which is evident in it big hit ‘Fly Away’.
He was fortunate to have the opportunity for an early start. His show business debut was in a soap commercial. In this commercial he was pulling a wagon across some orange groves. At age 12, the family moved to Los Angeles. That’s where he taught himself how to play multiple instruments. It was there that he also joined up with the California Boy’s Choir. There was no doubt that music was his calling. When he got his first gigs he used the synonym ‘Romeo Blue’. He began sending out demos to all kinds of labels. His father would have been more pleased if he had chosen to go to college, but he was still very supportive of his musical ambitions.
Rumors saturated the media suggesting that he and Madonna had carried on an affair, and his wife could not handle it. Lisa Bonet separated from him, and he seized those intense emotions by putting them into the song ‘My Mama Said (always on the run). That song was tremendously successful.
It was in 1992 that he put out the album that won him numerous Grammy nominations. He also got the MTV award for the Best Video titled ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’. By now he was no stranger to the Grammys. He took home various trophies that reflected his hard work and dedication, including the cover version of ‘American Woman’ back in 2000.
Lenny Kravitz made some headlines for how he felt politically as well. In 2004, he was a staunch opposer of the Iraq war. He teamed up with an Iraqi singer named ‘Kadim al Sahir’, and recorded the a song titled ‘We Want Peace’. They made it available to everyone online for free. It was 4 years later that he sung Barack Obama’s new election campaign song entitled ‘Change’.
As of today, Lenny Kravitz is living in Paris. He is now branching out into the world of film, appearing in the blockbuster film ‘The Hunger Games’. The last time he was in the spotlight musically was in 2010, when he played instruments showcasing the Posthumous release of Michael Jackson ‘Michael’. On this one he performed a duet alongside Jackson entitled “I Can’t Make it Another Day’.
Again, on the 26th day of May, this iconic rocker will turn 50. We all want to say a great big ‘Happy Birthday Lenny’!
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