An Interview with Nicole Atkins: The Former Asbury Park Princess Reflects on Writing, Singing, and Staying Sober

First there was Aretha. Then there was Amy. Now there is Atkins. With her rich, soulful voice, her penchant for yesteryear, and her relentless reverence for the forefathers (and foremamas) of rock, Nicole Atkins weaves her way into the hearts and guts of everyone lucky enough to watch her perform. …

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Shoreworld: Anthony Krizan & Christine Martucci – “Doing It Jersey Style”

Christine Martucci and Anthony Krizan are two well-known New Jersey-based musicians that have appeared on this page more than once. Seasoned musicians and songwriters, they both have interesting stories to tell.

   Krizan first rose to fame in 1994 as lead guitarist for the commercially successful jam band, the Spin Doctors, …

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Manhattan Beat: Bonnie Raitt, The Accidentals, The Revivalists and More!

The Accidentals/Mercury Lounge/August 9, 2017

   Savannah Buist and Katie Larson met in 2011 at high school in Traverse City, Michigan. The orchestra leader asked for volunteers to play an event and Larson, a 15-year-old freshman cellist, and Buist, a 16-year-old sophomore violinist, were the only students who raised their hands. …

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An Interview with George Lopez: Comic Icon Talks About Entertaining The Troops On Overseas Tour

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career has encompassed standup comedy, TV series, feature films, and hosting and guest appearances on television. For two seasons, he starred on TBS’ Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show.

Previously, he co-created, wrote, produced and stared on the groundbreaking sitcom, George Lopez, which enjoyed …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Rant’n’Roll: Best Van Morrison Cover Ever, Smoking-Hot Blues, Croce by Croce, Jazz Vocalese, Big-Band Action and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Unique is the only word that aptly fits the Heliotrope debut (Radiko Records) of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer/documentarian Rabasi Joss. After over a decade making multi-media docs, Joss has turned her attention to her compositions and vocals, leaving the production to Baba Israel (DJ Logic/Jason Lindner), the engineering to Kabir Hermon …

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Queued Up: “Sleight”, “Stormy Monday”, “A Shock To The System” and More!

SLEIGHT (2017)

The set-up: Resorting to drug peddling to help raise his younger sister following their parents’ deaths, a young magician named Bo (Jacob Latimore) starts getting in too deep with an increasingly violent dealer (Dulé Hill). Fearing for his life and that of his sister (Storm Reid) and new …

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North Jersey Notes: Lunatic Fringe, Another Distraction, Ashes Of Your Enemy and More!

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to actually feature a band out of North Jersey here in my “North Jersey Notes” column, but I finally found a band that was worthy. What happened to this music scene? We used to see new bands almost every week, and now …

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Kam on Film: ‘Crown Heights,’ ‘Whose Streets?’ and What’s New In Theaters

Crown Heights

Courtroom Docudrama Recounts Real-Life Miscarriage Of Justice

In the spring of 1980, Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) was wrongfully accused of murder on the streets of Brooklyn by a 15-year-old juvenile delinquent (Skylan Brooks) who picked him out of a photo lineup provided by the police. That supposed “eyewitness” …

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Reality Check: Two Decades, One Space; How The Hell Did This Happen?

I find that by putting things in writing I can understand them and see them a little more objectively … For words are merely tools and if you use the right ones you can actually put even your life in order, if you don’t lie to yourself and use the

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U2 At MetLife Stadium: The Joshua Tree Tour

THE JOSHUA TREE

Prior to recording The Joshua Tree, U2’s fifth album, released on March 9, 1987, the band’s rapidly-growing fan base afforded U2 opportunities to tour the world many times. After several tours of the United Kingdom, U2’s first (or second, depending on your source) American concert was …

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