A 17-year old, Clifton New Jersey native has been selected for Maria in Steven Spielberg's reboot of West Side Story.  Rachel Zegler who is Colombian-American is no stranger to playing Maria in several 'West Side Story' performance in northern NJ.  Now the world will be able to hear her amazing voice when she hits the big screen in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i94gOakoTqQ West Side...
Martha Wash
Listening to the new Martha Wash single, “Never Enough Money,” is a sure indication that the famed “It’s Raining Men” singer is belting out another hit that fans will want to hear more of. The song is set to be on Wash’s new album, “Love & Conflict,” to be released on Jan 6, 2020. Wash Belts Out Another Sure to...
Newark Symphony Hall, one of New Jersey’s largest arts and entertainment venues, today announced that Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has appointed Grammy-winning record producer, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, to the venue’s Board of Directors. Wonda, also a composer and touring musician, will assist with the Symphony Hall’s various diversity and inclusion initiatives, while also chairing a new Artist Advisory Board...
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Notorious musician, Clarence Greenwood, better known as “Citizen Cope,” will help North Jersey’s Wellmont Theater close out 2019, with what’s expected to be a riveting performance on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. The show’s set to “bend” genres and will find Cope performing his greatest hits and new songs from his latest album, “Heroin & Helicopters.” Seven years in...
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, announced the appointment of Taneshia Nash Laird, its president and CEO, to the newly formed, eight-member board for the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF). She is the only New Jersey board member for the advocacy organization, which is tasked with saving independent venues across...
The Goya Foods New York International Salsa Congress (#goyaNYISC2019), the largest multi-day Latin music and dance festival, celebrates its 19th anniversary with 10,000 dancers from around the world at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square from Thursday, August 29, 2019 to Sunday, September 1, 2019. From beginners to professional dancers, the congress brings together people of all cultures, ages...
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The “Godfathers of New Jersey Sound,” Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, have announced a performance at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ, on Saturday, March 28. The Jersey Shore musical group has been recording albums since 1976 and is closely associated with the biggest New Jersey rock musicians – including Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and Jon...
The Trammps Featuring Earl Young
The Trammps, formed in Philadelphia with the great Earl Young, became well-known for their top-selling disco hits that had folks dancing the night away under the glow of mirrored balls. Fans now have the chance to get up close and personal dancing along with The Trammps featuring Earl Young aboard the second Ultimate Disco Cruise ready to set sail...
Former New York Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez and his wife, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez have placed their Manhattan apartment on the market.  The half-floor unit is 4,000 sq ft, boasts incredible Central Park and city views and is listed for $17.5 million.  The building is located at the southern end of Central Park and is littered with super-tall...
Harry Nilsson
Harry Nilsson is being revived in the beautiful book, “Harry & Me,“ filled with over 200 memories in a collection of stories by fans and fellow musicians. Nilsson knew how to touch souls with his words and music with pure love that one feels while perusing the biography’s pages. “Harry & Me” speaks truth as to how Nilsson’s songs, if...
Robert Miller
Robert Miller is set to release his debut solo album, “Summer of Love (2020),” January 2021 (Cakewalk Records). The leader of the rock-jazz-Latin fusion group Project Grand Slam’s unaccompanied endeavor was birthed out of the pandemic reality of confinement.   
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(Manhattan, NY) Music icon and NJ Native, Bruce Springsteen will perform his last one man show of 'Springsteen on Broadway' on December 15th.  If you happen to miss the show or couldn't afford the tickets, you are in luck.  Starting December 16th, Netflix will release it on its streaming service.  Columbia Records will also be releasing the 'Springsteen On Broadway’ soundtrack album on...
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Want an up-close and personal experience with the late entertainer who changed the course of popular music? Elvis Presley, “the King of Rock and Roll,” who sold an unparalleled 1 billion records, will be shown in exquisite footage for “Elvis: Seen/Unseen – Live Onscreen” at the Wellmont Theater on Jan. 30 (8 p.m.). This one-of-a-kind concert experience, originally slated for...
Upper East Side, Manhattan (7 miles from the GWB) Iconic musician and New Yorker, Billy Joel has placed his Upper East Side townhouse on the market for a cool $20 Mil.  The home is located on 67th street between Madison and Park.  The gorgeous renovated home boasts 10,000 sq ft with 12 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 powder rooms. ...
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A leading figure in the Cuban music industry, Leonardo Torres Álvarez, takes his “Amor Bonito” tour to North Jersey’s  Wellmont Theater, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Be there as Torres, often considered one of the most important figures in Cuban music, takes the stage playing recognizable hits such as “Para que un día vuelvas,” “Soledad” and “Me equivoque.” Torres, a staple in...
New York native rapper named Earl Simmons, well known as DMX, has passed away at 50 years old, on Friday, 4/9/2021, in White Plains Hospital, NY.  He had been hospitalized for a week on life support. As a NY native also, who had lived some years in the same county, and as a fan: sad sighs were shared of another...