Crane House Presents Filmed Opera

  On Thurs., July 26 at 5 p.m. the Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park will be presenting the second in its eighth summer series of filmed operas. Fifty years ago, Herbert Von Karajan presented Pietro Mascagni’s one-act opera “Cavalleria Rusticana,”  filmed in Sicily.  A half century ago, the New York Post said of the production: “Magnificently […]

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MAX WEINBERG IS THINKING INSIDE THE (JUKE)BOX

  By TOM CHESEK (Click here for Tom’s weekly round-up of area Arts & Entertainment events.) In a seven-day Asbury interlude that boasts no less than Bruce Springsteen among its headlining musical attractions, why opt to spend Saturday night hovering over a jukebox stocked with very-well-played 1960s and 70s hits? Why? Because the hit-dispensing device in question […]

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Free Concerts Continue on Asbury Park Boardwalk

  The Asbury Park Concert Band  is once again performing on the Asbury Park boardwalk between Convention Hall and the Robinson Ale House at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning July 5. The concerts are free. Rain site is the Casino Walkway at the south end of the boardwalk, Asbury and Ocean Avenues. On July 5 it will be a concert featuring […]

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Gay Men’s Chorus at City Church

  The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus will perform in concert at Trinity Episcopal Church, 503 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park Sat., May 5. The concert begins at 8 p.m. It will feature a musical time capsule of remembrance and resistance from World War II America. Tickets are $20 in advance and $15 for seniors and students. All […]

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Roger That! McGuinn returns to MU campus

By TOM CHESEK By the time he and his fellow Byrds flocked out of the West to take up guitars against the Brit invaders of the mid 1960s, he was already a young veteran in granny glasses; a creature of the jug-band hootenanny scene (Chad Mitchell Trio, The Limeliters) who made Dylan and Seeger’s songs […]

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A SPRINGSTEEN CONFERENCE ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

  Clockwise from top left: Gary Cavico and Vini Lopez, Joe Rapolla, and Pat Roddy help Monmouth University mark the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, during a weekend of words, music, and history. (Bruce photo by Michael J. Booth; Rapolla photo by John Posada) By TOM CHESEK From the bins […]

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Jazz Concert at Asbury Park Church

  The Church of St. Augustine in Asbury Park is presenting an afternoon jazz concert on Sun., April 8 at 3 p.m. in memory of Gladstone Trott. Numerous musicians are preforming including: Dorian Parreott, saxophone/vocalist; Billy Lawlor, keyboard; tommy La Bella, saxophone; Desi Norman, vibe-pans; Wilbur Wittemann, trumpet/cornet; Stanton Davis, trumpet/flugelhorn and Bobby Boyd, drummer. The church […]

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