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In Asbury Park: New Partnership to Produce Shows on Boardwalk

  New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the state’s largest provider of arts programming, will partner with national real estate developer Madison Marquette of Washington, D.C. to produce live performances, arts education and community engagement events on the Asbury Park Boardwalk starting in December. The alliance of NJPAC with Madison Marquette, the company driving the transformative redevelopment of Asbury Park’s Boardwalk, will increase entertainment bookings at Convention Hall and the Paramount Theatre, both historic landmarks.  The Arts Center also will serve as a consultant for growing the operational capacities of these historic show palaces. NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber said…

Asbury Underground Event Celebrating 10 Years Oct. 14

  The 10th edition of Asbury Underground returns to the streets of downtown Asbury Park on Sat. Oct. 14, where there will be over 80 performances, featuring over 100 musicians, 50 visual artists, two hours of spoken word, as well as three hours of comedy, which is a new attraction for Asbury Underground. All events are free and open to the public. Asbury Park is already known as “the city where music lives”, and is quickly becoming New Jersey’s number-one destination for the fine arts, and fine dining as well, with its’ many galleries and restaurants. The festivities will take place Saturday afternoon,…

Asbury Angels Inducted Sept. 16

  Nine prominent and influential members of Asbury Park’s music scene have been selected by the Asbury Angels Project to be honored with plaques on the city’s “Boardwalk of Fame,” intended to memorialize those who have made important contributions to the city’s musical legacy. The plaque installation ceremony, honoring the 2016 and 2017 “Asbury Angels,” inductees, will be held at 1 p.m. Sat, Sept. 16. It is free and open to the public.  Attendees are asked to enter the boardwalk at Second Avenue. Those being recognized this year include Jules Aerts, Bob Dylan’s longtime sound engineer; big band leader Tommy Tucker; Margaret…

James Lenskold is the new chairman of the Asbury Park Music Foundation

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A new chairman is leading the Asbury Park Music Foundation. James Lenskold, owner of the Lenskold Group a financial marketing firm at 601 Bangs Ave., was named chairman by the Board of Directors in July. He has been serving on the board since January. He replaces Tom Gilmour, former chairman of the board, who now works in Trenton. Lenskold explained that the board decided to do away with the position of executive director after former director Matthew Hockenjos left. After he began volunteering for the organization other board members realized that they needed someone who…

An All Star Group Performs on Boardwalk

  By DON STINE Three of the best musicians the Jersey Shore has to offer will be playing in Asbury Park on July 5. Pinnacle, comprised of three musicians from area bands, make up the all-star group. “It’s a supergroup with three guys from three different bands. They are all top-shelf musicians who blow people away. They spin a musical web second to none,” Langosta Lounge entertainment director Peter Mantas said. The new band includes Kevin Grossman from Karmic Juggernaut, Zack Westfall, formerly with the Matt Wade Group; and Tom Monda from the Thank You Scientist band. Band members are…

A Night Filled with Stars

  The New Jersey Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the class of 2016 was held at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on May 7. Celebrities descended on the city for the event which honored author Carol Higgins Clark and news anchor Connie Chung, who arrived with husband television personality Maury Povich. Both were honored in the arts and letters category. For enterprise the honor went to Businessman Alfred Koeppe and founder of NY Waterway, Arthur Imperatore, Sr. In the performing arts category famed singer, composer and actress Connie Francis was added to the hall along with television personality…

“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…

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