the Oxfords
In a pandemic year of uncertainties, The Oxfords found certainty that dreams can truly come true – eventually – as the 1960s group was reborn at the top of the Pop Oldies chart on Amazon. After an over 50-year break up the band found themselves reunited and at the top spot 55 years since their very first success. “A Classic Philly 60's Band” remained in the number one spot for four consecutive weeks. The new CD has been exciting original fans and finding a new generation of fandom.
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...
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...
Newark Symphony Hall, one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, has announced the creation of a volunteer-based, seven-member Investment Committee to shape oversight policy and provide fund-management guidance. Committee members come from companies such as Goldman Sachs and AllianceBernstein, among other financial entities, and will help the venue achieve fundraising milestones while supporting its various...
Photo courtesy of ArtPride NJ.
The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation has partnered with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts on “Keep Jersey Arts Alive,” a digital campaign to build support for keeping the state’s arts institutions afloat. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters, museums, galleries, performing arts centers, dance studios and other groups have already lost over $30 million in revenue. New Jersey...
Romeo Delight
Romeo Delight being named in the Van Halen book “Unchained” as one of the top tribute bands in the country, as well as top vocals, confirms their value to the music world.  The band’s energy has proved to be so Van Halen worthy to the that David Lee Roth selected Romeo Delight’s video for his “The Roth Show.” One can...
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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...
Ultimate Disco Cruise
The 2020 Ultimate Disco Cruise proved spending nights and days dancing and schmoozing away on the high seas is truly a dream come true. Once boarded in Miami, guests mingle with the Disco greats as everyone gets to know the beautiful ship. Nostalgia takes over for five nights of living one’s own “Dance Fever” fantasies - actually-dancing away with...
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Are you prepared for a radical, three-hour, interactive “Nine Deeez Nite” show? Enjoy all the ’90s classics while playing along with themed trivia, when Nine Deeez Nite takes over North Jersey’s premier live entertainment venue, the Wellmont Theater, on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. More than just a ’90s cover band, Nine Deeez Nite is the tribute to a monumental decade...
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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...
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The Spin Doctors, the wholly unique, blues-influenced rock group that became a staple of the early-’90s music scene, will be playing the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ, on Friday, Jan. 24 (8 PM). They’ll be joined by The Uprooted Band featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, along with James Maddock. The Spin Doctors (long known for hits such as “Two...
Light of Day
Light of Day is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020 with 10 days of music events and the goal of raising over $6 million cumulative 20-year total to beat Parkinson’s. Over 50 events by 150 music acts are to take place in five cities and three states, from Jan. 10-20, 2020. The hosting cities are Asbury Park, NJ, Montclair,...
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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...
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Ready to ring in the New Year with North Jersey’s premier live entertainment venue? The Wellmont Theater will be hosting famed Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra, for its two-day New Year’s Extravaganza, Dec. 30-31 in Montclair, with showtimes at 8 p.m. and doors at 7. Playing to decades of acclaim, Dark Star Orchestra offers more than the sound...
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...
Senior Song Book
“Senior Song Book” is the newest album to be released by the oldest professional songwriting team in music history. At the helm of the album released on Nov 15, 2019, is 102-year-old lyricist Alan R. Tripp. Tripp, along with his 88-year-old junior teammate, jazz pianist Marvin Weisbord, has produced a beautifully orchestrated work filled with new originals that hark...