The cornerstone of the Harlem Renaissance, this pulsating jazz nitery
provided an exciting showground for Depression-era black performers whose mark on American culture would be indelible.
The Studio 54 nightclub recalls the heyday of the famed New York City nitery
that defined hipness in the disco era of the '70s.
The maestro was snapped leaving some nitery
or other in a frock coat looking, yes.
We'll never catch a wire in a decent nitery
without pressing some barrel-house to make the cats swing.
Axelman, his partner David Goldman and Viacom have developed the USA Network project, based on John Glatt's ``Lost in Hollywood: The Fast Times & Short Life of River Phoenix'' biography, about the brilliant young actor who died on the sidewalk outside the Sunset Strip's Viper Room nitery
in 1993, the victim of a drug overdose.