Reality Check: Donald Trump: Stupid, Guilty Or Both?

The firing of FBI Director James Comey confirms two things: the president of the United States is probably guilty and most definitely stupid.

There is no other explanation for this maneuver; its timing, its politics, its optics, its reflection of the current investigation into his campaign’s role in Russia’s meddling …

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Shoreworld: Peter Prasa – Poets & Heroes

If you asked Peter Prasa about his place in the world, he’d probably say he wasn’t born for these times. But everyone he’s touched is grateful for his experienced life views and his musical works. Peter Prasa is a singer-songwriter that plays all the instruments in the studio. And while …

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Rant’n’Roll: Alternative Americana, The Return Of The Prodigal Son, Prog-Blues, Samba, Banjo Deluxe, The Hook & The Almighty Ju

Tolerance Ends Love Begins, the self-released third CD by North Carolina indie co-operative Pinkerton Raid, is a family affair. Eleven musicians—on synthesizers, Hammond B-3, trombone, trumpet, drums, banjo, acoustic/electric guitars and vocals—accent the songs of three talented siblings. Jesse and Katie Deconto are the twin lead vocalists while …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Coco Montoya, Sheryl Crow, Twin Forks, and More

Coco Montoya/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/April 18, 2017

Coco Montoya, born Henry Montoya in Santa Monica, California, began playing drums at age 11 and guitar at age 13. As a young adult, he played drums in local bands until he was recruited into Albert Collins’ blues band in the …

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North Jersey Notes: The Cringe, Downshallow, Seas Of Wake, and More

THE CRINGE—New York City

Sometimes these sponsored posts on Facebook actually work. Otherwise, I may have never stumbled across the band The Cringe from New York City. These guys are cool as hell! I’ve heard their song “Anything You Say” on SiriusXM and didn’t realize it was them until just …

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Kam on Film: ‘A Quiet Passion,’ ‘Black Site Delta,’ and What’s New in Theaters

A Quiet Passion

Music Box Films / Hurricane Films

Rated PG-13 for mature themes, disturbing images and suggestive material

Cynthia Nixon Delivers Exquisite Depiction Of Poet Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had less than a dozen of her 1,800 poems published, while she was still alive. Since she was only …

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Shoreworld: Bobby Mahoney And The Seventh Son – Shot In The Dark

Bobby Mahoney has always been a favorite of mine. His mixed use of modern rock and traditional sound has been a winner since day one. Bobby Mahoney And The Seventh Son is a hard rock/punk band from New Jersey, who utilizes killer guitar riffs, catchy choruses, and insightful lyrics in …

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Inked Out: Iron Horse Tattoo – Williamstown, NJ

Just when I thought that I’ve visited every tattoo shop in Jersey, I pass by one on my way home from picking up a pizza for my wife and me that I’ve never seen before. I pulled in really quick to take a look and I walked into one of …

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Rant’n’Roll: Beauty & Truth, Going In Circles, The Sinking Of The Sewol Ferry, A Certifiable Legend & Monk’s Cha Cha

Pianist/Composer/Euro Hero Joachim Kuhn can usually be found sitting alone in his remote hideaway in Ibiza, an island off the coast of Spain, overlooking the Mediterranean, contemplating his ever-continuing musical adventures, playing his piano and composing. Now in his 70s, Kuhn has made a lasting mark both as a leader …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Dale Watson & Ray Benson, Dave Davies, Robby Krieger Of The Doors, and More

Dale Watson & Ray Benson/City Winery/April 10, 2017

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ray Benson formed western swing band Asleep At The Wheel in 1970 and in 1973 took the advice of Willie Nelson and relocated the band to Austin, Texas. Traditionalist country music artist Dale Watson, a native of …

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