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“Radio Jersey” To Debut On AsburyMusic.com

  The legendary DJ Lee Mrowicki, formerly of the Stone Pony, has assembled a star-studded supporting staff for a new show called “Radio Jersey” which will broadcast each weekday on AsburyMusic.com and be heard around the world.  Covering everything from Sinatra to Springsteen, “Radio Jersey” will showcase the Garden State like never before. “Radio Jersey” airs Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m,.beginning this week.  Along with Mrowicki spinning the tunes, the show will include special features such as stories by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez and R&B legend J.T. Bowen (from the…

Something for Everyone at Asbury Park Music and Film Festival

  Correction – Tom Donovan, a director of the Asbury Park Film and Music Festival and publisher of The Asbury Park Press, discussed the festival in a story in last week’s edition. He was incorrectly identified in that story. The correct story appears here. By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Asbury Park Music and Film Festival will once again delight residents and visitors with a variety of music from jazz to hip hop, Q and A presentations and rare footage of such legends as Bob Dylan. The festival will run over three days, Fri., April 21, Sat., April 22 and Sun.,…

Benefit for Well-Known Asbury Park Musician

  The Asbury Park Music Foundation is hosting a tribute and fundraising event for Asbury Park native Gladstone Trott, who has cancer. The event is Fri., March 24 at the VFW on Lake Avenue. The evening will be a celebration of the musical career of Gladstone Trott who was raised in Asbury Park and began playing music when he was six years old. According to Tom Gilmour, of the APMF, Gladstone’s musical background includes playing piano, clarinet, flute, sax and trumpet as well as singing and conducting. Gladstone has been hospitalized since December. Fund from the event will help his…

Reggae on the Boardwalk

  Predator Dub Assassins are bringing some righteous reggae music to Asbury Park’s boardwalk Fri., Dec. 2. “This is a top-notch reggae band that brings the Caribbean to the Atlantic Ocean. It’s pure, authentic reggae,” said Langosta Lounge entertainment director Peter Mantas. The band will perform this Friday, Dec. 2, at Langosta Lounge, on the boardwalk at 1000 Ocean Avenue, beginning at 9 p.m. Admission, as always, is free. “We are good, old classic reggae with rock influences,” said band leader Tim Boyce. Boyce, 45, of Spring Lake, is the basic front man for the Predator Dub Assassins. He said…

The Weeklings: Inspired by The Beatles

  By DON STINE Strongly inspired by The Beatles, The Weeklings are about to release a highly-anticipated second album entitled “Studio 2”- an album that will take the listeners on a sonic journey that evokes the kind of excitement contained in early Beatles recordings. To create their new album, The Weeklings flew to England to record at Abbey Road Studios in June. They discussed ideas with former Beatles recording engineers Ken Scott and Alan Parsons and then actually recorded in the same room, called Studio 2, where The Beatles had worked with the legendary producer George Martin. The album, released…

Avon-Based Band at Langosta

  It will be a funky time on the Asbury Park boardwalk this Sunday as Waiting For Mongo- an Avon-based band, takes the stage at the Langosta Lounge. “Our music like a funky dance party,” band spokesman T.J. McCarthy said. “They are a soulful stew of funk and heavy grooves. These guys make everybody get up and dance,” restaurant entertainment director Peter Mantas said. The band will play at the Langosta Lounge, 1000 Ocean Avenue, Sept. 4 just after the Asbury Park beachfront fireworks are over. Admission is free. Band members are Mike “Mongo” Iatesta (keys, guitar); T.J. McCarthy (bass,…

Blues and Brews Festival Coming to City

  The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s Summer Series of Festivals is bringing the sweet summer sounds of the blues to Asbury Park, along with craft beer July 23. The Blues and Brews festival will be held from 12-8 p.m. in Bradley Park, across from Convention Hall. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for a day of live performances by talented blues musicians, food, crafters and sponsor exhibits, a craft beer and wine garden, and activities for the entire family. The festival is rain or shine, free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.…

City Cancels Meeting: Urges Residents to Attend Free Concert

  To celebrate and commemorate the launching of a free concert series in the Springwood Avenue Park in Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and the City Council cancelled the June 27 City Council Workshop Meeting, to encourage the public to go to the Springwood Avenue Park concert, which starts at 6 p.m. “It’s the right thing to do, and it’s more important that we go to this concert,” Mayor Moor said. “Are the Mayor and City Council going to not attend the first concert on the west side since the 1970’s because of a Work Session meeting? It’s more important…

$50,000 Grant for Asbury Park Summer Music Series

  The Asbury Park Music Foundation will receive $50,000 in funding from Interfaith Neighbors to support the the Foundation’s youth and outdoor music programming initiatives over the next two years. The Foundation will use some portion of these funds to meet the required matching fund component for the Foundation’s recently announced “Levitt AMP 2016 Asbury Park Summer Music Series.” Interfaith has requested that the balance of the funds be used to support a similar outdoor Summer Music series in 2017. The summer concert series will be held in Springwood Park beginning in June. Funding provided by Interfaith Neighbors will be…

Stars in City for Hall of Fame Ceremony

  The stars will be out in Asbury Park tonight (April 7) for the New Jersey Hall of Fame ceremony at the Paramount Theatre on the boardwalk. Twelve residents from our Garden State will be honored. They represent the arts, sports, public service, literature and enterprise. They are Kool and the Gang, Jon Stewart, Derek Jeter, Christine Rampone, Dick Vitale, James Fenimore Cooper, William Fox, Lewis Katz and Bernard Marcus, Jack H. Jacobs, Frank Lautenberg and Carla Harris. Hosting the evening will be Joe Piscopo, a 2013 Hall inductee. During last year’s event in the city Bruce Springsteen attended

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