The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival

Danny De Vito’s at the center of an Asbury Park Music and Film Festival weekend that also brings to town such luminaries as (clockwise from top left) Sublime with Rome, Michael Front  Wyclef Jean, and John Densmore of The Doors. By TOM CHESEK It’s another multi-day convergence of sights/ sounds/ scenemaking in a town that’s never […]

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What’s UP!

  The big entertainment story in little old Asbury Park this week is the cultural candy store of M&M (Music and Movies) that is the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival…see our feature on the sprawling smorgasbord of entertainment, elsewhere on this space…but one could argue that pretty much ANY day’s a festival of sights […]

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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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What’s up! this week…

  What’s Up, week of April 19-25 SCENES: A weekend of punk rocking ’n shopping Here in the place Where Music Lives, old-timers are still talking about the time that Michigan-based proto-punk godfathers The Stooges and the MC5 waged informal band-battle at the old Sunshine In…while over at Convention Hall, fellow Wolverine staters Grand Funk Railroad […]

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What’s up!

  That’s right, it’s our weekly roundup of highlighted happenings in and around Asbury Park! Check this selfsame space for our feature on this weekend’s DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN Springsteen Symposium…and check the printed pages of THE COASTER for the most comprehensive listings of music, movies, theater, art and special events in town! […]

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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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CALLING ALL CATS

  Superstars of social meow-dia claim new territory, during NJ’s first-ever Cat Con By TOM CHESEK “Cats are in vogue,” declares Dean “DJ” Bornschein, speaking on a recent sunny afternoon just prior to yet another late-season snuggler of a coastal storm. “The 21st century is the century of the cat.”   While there are those […]

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WHAT’S UP This Week, April 5-11

  Here are just a few additional reminders highlighting things to do in and around Asbury Park this week…for a complete rundown of music, movies, art, theater, words and MORE, check out the weekly WHAT’S UP section, ONLY in the printed pages of THE COASTER! SCENES: A downtown Devil  of a Festival  It is decreed, […]

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