Rant ‘N’ Roll: Sarah Vaughan Forever

You could make a case for Newark’s own Sarah Vaughan [1924-1990] as the greatest American voice of them all. They called her “The Divine One.” On March 29, at the Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall at Newark Symphony Hall, the United States Postal Service honored her legacy by issuing a “Commemorative …

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Kam on Film: ‘Nina,’ ‘Criminal’ and What’s New In Theaters

Nina

RLJ Entertainment

Unrated

Saldana Successfully Channels Simone In Controversial Biopic

Most of the pre-release buzz surrounding this controversial biopic has swirled around the debate about Zoe Saldana’s darkening her skin, donning an afro wig and wearing a prosthetic nose to portray Nina Simone (1933-2003). Apparently, in these politically-correct times, …

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30 Must-Own Releases For Record Store Day 2016

Every year, the good folks over at Record Store Day put out this massive list of releases that they will be offering as part of their annual celebration of all things printed music, which this year falls on April 16. It can be a lot to sift through, but here …

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Shoreworld: Dave Simmons – Cages

I’ve known Dave Simmons for many years now. First as a member of different area bands, and then also as a friend and fellow guitarist. While we had not really stayed in touch a lot, I was aware of his continued foray into playing and writing in other situations. When …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Cradle Of Filth, blessthefall, Leon Bridges and More

blessthefall/Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom/March 5, 2016

Metalcore band blessthefall began in 2003 with teenaged high school friends in Phoenix, Arizona. Initially a Christian-oriented screamo band with some hip-hop and nu metal influences, the band’s popularity grew partly due to exposure on Warped Tours. To Those Left Behind, blessthefall’s fifth …

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Maria’s Local Radar: The Flying Ivories

It’s about that time, and I have some great music to talk to you about this week. If you know me and follow this column, you know I am a complete sucker for a good cover band. However, a cover band with a twist, this is something new to me, …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: The Jazz Page

Bassist Brian Bromberg has come Full Circle on his new 11-track Artistry Music CD. Opening and closing with his dad’s old Tucson combo, Brian, through the magic of tape, has recorded himself playing bass with his father. (The dad, Howard Bromberg, suffered a fatal stroke prior to the son becoming …

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Kam on Film: ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut,’ ‘Look At Us Now, Mother!’ and What’s New In Theaters

Barbershop: The Next Cut

New Line Cinema / Warner Brothers

Rated PG-13 for profanity, ethnic slurs and sexuality

Calvin And Company Reunite For Sobering Sequel With A Social Conscious

There’s been a big change at Calvin’s Barbershop since our last visit over a decade ago. The once-sacred male sanctuary has …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Notes

Editor’s Note: It’s been a while since we have given voice to the faithful in this space—so we go back to when all of this presidential craziness started…

 

Wow, I’m really disappointed in you Mr. Campion. (WHY DONALD TRUMP MUST BE THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE—Issue: 1/27/15) Giving up and voluntarily …

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‘Let Me Down Hard’ Returns To Asbury Park For Festival

(Pictured: Photographer Mark Weiss, Director/Producer William DeVizia, and Starring Actor Keith Roth — Photo by Michele Terry)

Award-Winning Indie Film Stars Aquarian Alum Keith Roth

If you love Asbury Park and its internationally recognized music scene, you must go see William DeVizia’s Let Me Down Hard, starring Aquarian Weekly

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