Between & Beyond: Virtual Reality

The sun is shining its light on my computer screen right now as I type this. That means it has drifted far enough south to clear the lip of my awning and shine down into my room as it begins its evening decent into the west. That means that this …

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Reality Check: Here We Go Again

Iraq 2003 To 2014 – No Plan, No Dice

We will not be intimidated. Their horrific acts only unite us as a country and stiffen our resolve to take the fight against these terrorists. And those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget,

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Shoreworld: Riding The Contemporary R&B Rapids With Sammy Flow

What do Robert Randolph, world-famous producer Tommy Marolda and supergroup Asia all have in common? Well, Sammy Flow, of course. That’s right, not only has this next New Jersey artist shared the stage with Robert Randolph, but he’s also scheduled to join Asia—those “Monsters Of Rock” that penned the mega-hit, …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: August 6 – August 13

Temples/Pier 84/August 6, 2014

Singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw and bassist Thomas Edward James Walmsley, former bandmates in their native Kettering, England, recorded new music in a home studio in 2012. The duo then enlisted local drummer Samuel Lloyd Toms and keyboard player Adam Smith in order to form Temples. Temples …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Girl Power

Stop the presses, there’s a new bitch in town. Davina Sowers combines Bessie Smith [1894-1937], Etta James [1938-2012] and Amy Winehouse [1983-2011] with a touch of Aretha. Her attitude and vocal chops scream “balls” while her songwriting and onstage performance scream “artist.” Obviously, she’s learned her lessons well as only …

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Local Noise: Dave Polemeni

Dave Polemeni was part of the burgeoning New Jerseyrock scene back in the late ‘80s, and had the hair, the look, and the big rock hooks to match. His band, Boystown, was a staple on the Jersey scene, and had record labels constantly checking them out. “In 1989 we recorded …

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Inked Out – SallyAnn Salsano – The Queen Of ‘Tattoo Nightmares’

A reality TV artist who’s been in the middle of reality TV controversy for many years as the executive producer of MTV’s Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWoww, SallyAnn Salsano is also connected to the tattoo industry. For those of you not in the know, SallyAnn’s show Tattoo Nightmares

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Kam On Film: ‘The Calling,’ ‘Second Opinion’ and What’s New In Theaters

The Calling

Sony Pictures

Rated R for violence, profanity and disturbing content

Susan Sarandon Stars As Small Town Detective In Adaptation Of Cat-And-Mouse Murder Mystery

Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon) was thinking about retiring from the Port Dundas police force because of the herniated disc which left her addicted to both …

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Maria’s Local Radar: The Vansaders

Each week, I sit down to write this column and I sort through a bunch of submissions I have received. It has become somewhat of my weekly routine to scout out some talent that I want to dedicate some time to and put in the local spotlight. Week after week, …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Looks like you have reached the end of the limb, James. (IN PRAISE OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH (AGAIN)—Issue: 6/25/14) It’s as if you are clinging to the tip of that very last leaf waiting for the crack and inevitable fall. As you plummet, should I urinate on a church or …

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