Jonas Brothers in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Jonas Brothers, who performed at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park in 2005, returned to the iconic music venue Sunday night to perform and wow a younger audience. The Asbury Park beachfront came alive Sunday night as thousands of screaming fans greeted and cheered for the famous Jersey born brothers, […]

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Free Concert in Neptune City Park

Mike Byrne, whose family members are well known performers at the Shore for half a century, will perform in Memorial Park in Neptune City Aug. 10. The concert is free and open to the public. It was postponed from July 20 due to excessive heat. This is Byrne’s first time performing in Neptune City. His […]

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Remembering a Music Fan

By DON STINE Music is alive and well in Asbury Park but, unfortunately, one of its biggest fans is not! Kerry F. Layton , 70, of Deal who was a regular fixture at the back bar of the Stone Pony for the last 40 years, died on June 7. A special memorial gathering in remembrance […]

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Free Concerts Starting Again in Asbury Park

The Asbury Park Music Foundation will once again host free concerts three days a week for the summer. The three series bring different styles of music so there is something for everyone. Music Mondays at Springwood Park has diverse styles including Soul, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop and Jazz. The Asbury Park Live series on Wednesdays […]

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Launch Party for African-American Music Project

The Asbury Park African-American Music Project is holding a launch party on Fri., June 21 at the Danny Clinch Transparent Gallery, 201 Fifth Ave. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. There will be live music, historic photos ad stories of Springwood Avenue. The AMP is a volunteer organization that celebrates the […]

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Musical Project to Reduce Hate

By DON STINE A local musician/singer is working on a grassroots musical tract intended to end, or at least, reduce, hatred in societies around the world. “Hatred has become more prominent in society in the last couple of years and this song is really an attempt to say let’s try to do something about it. […]

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Russo Music Hosting Free Event for Musicians

Local musicians are invited to attend a free recycle and restring event at Russo Music in Asbury Park on April 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by D’Addario and international recycling company TerraCycle, musicians can bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with D’Addario NYXL or […]

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