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CD Release for David W. Jacobsen’s Newest Album -Not What I Meant at Lampost Bar & Grille, Jersey City

Singer/songwriter David W. Jacobsen’s CD release for his newest album, Not What I Meant, will be on August 25th at the Lamp Post in Jersey City. The album contains humorous and reflective songs about failing to communicate. It deals with misunderstandings and their lighthearted or heartbreaking repercussions.

Lyrics play on miscommunications where one party and the other are on different pages and sometimes at least one of the two is unaware of this discrepancy.

Musically, it is predominated by melodic acoustic guitars accompanied by a rhythm section and occasional mandolin.

Saturday August 25, 2012 7:30 – 9:00

CD RELEASE!! Lamp Post Bar & Grille 382 2nd St. (btwn Monmouth and Brunswick) Jersey City, NJ 07302 201-222-1331 No Cover 21 +
For more information, see http://davidwj.com

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Along with top unsigned act, Bayonne native will play alongside New Jersey rock legend Bon Jovi and more at the 2012 Bamboozle Music Festival

Following three regional tour dates, Audio Insight lead singer/guitarist and Bayonne native Anthony Celi returned to his roots on Friday, April 6th, to play alongside fellow Hudson County rockers Artic Flame (Pure Steel Records) at McFaddenn’s Pub, 17 East 21 St, Bayonne, N.J.

The Garden State music festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary, also features headliners Blink 182 and Foo Fighters and will be the band’s second appearance in as many years

 (Bayonne, N.J.)— Mike Deverin (bass), Dan Sullivan (drums and percussion) and Bayonne native Anthony Celi (lead guitar and vocals) are Audio Insight.

 Considered among the top unsigned acts in the tri-state area, though the rock trio credits Woodbridge as the Audio Insight’s birthplace, Celi always credits Bayonne as his hometown.

 “I lived in Bayonne from the time I was a toddler until about fifth grade,” Celi recalls. “I grew up moving all over that town; the overwhelming majority of my family still there. It’s just one of those towns where everybody knows your name.”

 Though Celi moved to Woodbridge before his middle school years, he’s always returned to his roots to spend time with family. In between semesters at Montclair State University, where Celi is a sophomore, last summer Audio Insight’s leader singer and guitarist spent his weekdays back Bayonne working at IMTT. Continue reading Along with top unsigned act, Bayonne native will play alongside New Jersey rock legend Bon Jovi and more at the 2012 Bamboozle Music Festival

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Movie Review: Street Corner Harmony

Source Acappella Blog -By Mike Chin on April 16, 2012 in CD Reviews

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From The Sing-Off, to The Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Contests, to the International Championships of High School and Collegiate A Cappella, there may no greater organizing force, and no greater platform for today’s a cappella musician’s than the competition stage.

Perhaps the greatest contradiction in all of a cappella rests in the fact that, despite so much of the genre revolving around competition, it still maintains one of the tightest-knit communities you’re likely to find in all of music.

The idea of community may be what’s most attractive about Abraham Santiago’s Street Corner Harmony, a documentary centered on the cadre of 1950s- and 1960s-era a cappella groups carved a unique niche New York City, Philadelphia and Jersey City. Continue reading Movie Review: Street Corner Harmony

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Hoboken Pianist “Pamela Ross” to Perform at Merkin Concert Hall in NYC

By Evelyn Bonilla

Pianist Pamela Ross is no stranger to the big stages of New York City, having performed for 52 weeks on 42nd Street’s Theatre Row and stages throughout the U.S. and abroad she is an award-winning pianist, actress and writer. Her solo pieces on the piano and those played with an ensemble and other performers are “unique and special “in the way she delivers them. Ross has two award-winning one woman shows to her credit “Carreno” based on the tempestuous life of the great turn-of-the-century Venezuelan pianist, Teresa Carreno and “Goodbye Harry”-a tribute to her late father, both were written and performed by the talented Ross.

On December 18, 2011, Ross will once again grace a NYC stage with her performance at Kaufman Center/Merkin Concert Hall. She will be performing with the amazing Russian Cellist “Adrian Daurov”.

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The Beat goes on at Maxwell’s, Hoboken’s Landmark Rock ‘n Roll Club and Restaurant

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Still Hip after all these Years 

By Sally Deering

 Cutting edge rock ‘n roll and comfort food that won’t bust your wallet are just two great reasons why Maxwell’s in Hoboken still grooves as a club and restaurant. Ever since the 1980s, Maxwell’s has been the Hoboken venue for up-and-coming bands and some famous ones, too, like Bruce Springsteen who filmed his “Glory Days” video at Maxwell’s, directed by filmmaker John Sayles who lived down the block.

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The Rolling Stones Live on Film : 1964-1975 Exclusive New Jersey Premiere Presentations

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Wed. Oct. 13 –Doors open at 7pm
Music Legends Live on Film-Rare Performances from the Shelley Archives

An exciting evening of rare early performances by The Rolling Stones,
including their first appearances on television in the USA & Europe, promo films, concerts & newsreels by film and music archivist BILL SHELLEY. 1964-75 was undoubtedly one of The Stones’ peak artistic periods; the band was as wildly popular and influential as The Beatles.
There will be a Q & A with archivist Bill Shelley following each presentation as well as a performance by ACE – the Alternative Controller Ensemble, comprised of students in Stevens Institute’s Music & Technology Program.

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Stevens Institute of Technology Announces Appointment of Carlos Alomar

carlosalomarFamed musician named first Distinguished Artist in Residence at the University

HOBOKEN, N.J. -Stevens Institute of Technology has named Mr. Carlos Alomar as Distinguished Artist in Residence in the program of Music and Technology in the division of Technology and the Arts. Alomar brings a wealth of experience as a performer, producer, and innovator in the music industry and is the first to hold this prestigious position in the College of Arts & Letters (CAL) at Stevens.


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ACCLAIMED SINGER SONGWRITER JENNIFER KNAPP CONTINUES TOUR ACROSS THE COUNTRY -Will Play Maxwells In Hoboken

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LETTING GO

FIRST ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS

jenniferknappphoto1hirescrediteyephotographySinger songwriter Jennifer Knapp returned from a seven-year hiatus with her new album Letting Go (Gravlin/RED), released on May 11th 2010. The Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning artist is currently on a cross-country tour, which included performances at SXSW and the re-vamped Lilith Fair.

Recorded in Nashville, Letting Go was produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Martha Wainwright, and Amy Grant) and features ten intimate folk, country-tinged rock songs showcasing her astonishing straightforwardness and spirituality. 

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Former Jersey City Resident Fred Amorosa Opens New Recording Studio

Fred Amorosa: Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Singer, Talent Coordinator, Vocal Coach has opened a new recording Studio. 

                                                                                                                                                   2-smooth-control-roomSTUDIO RECORDING AND HIP HOP/R&B PRODUCTION AND VIDEO,VOCAL COACHING AND HARMONY ARRANGEMENT IN R&B, GOSPEL, ACCAPELLA, ETC 

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2SMOOTH PRODUCTIONS-Soloist and Group Harmony Lessons Tracks and Recording

Fred Amorosa has been singing most of his life. He loves music and has a natural gifted talent. After many years of singing with vocal groups he has now begun to share his musical knowledge and wants to help you to  learn from the pros: vocal lessons, coaching, arrangements, and vocal harmonies in all fields of gospel accapella R&B and barbershop harmony etc.

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The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market Held on Saturday May 15th Brings Out Huge Crowd

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On Saturday, May 15th The Village Neighborhood Association, with the support of 4th Street Arts,  hosted The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market. A few thousand people came out to shop and mingle…

Taking place at the crossroads of 4th Street, Newark Avenue and Brunswick Street, the event featured an array of local artists’ works, the finest up-and-coming bands New Jersey has to offer, and delicious food from local vendors.

See more photos of the day… Continue reading The 2nd Annual Village Art & Flea Market Held on Saturday May 15th Brings Out Huge Crowd

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