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Street Corner Harmony Trailer-The Urban Sounds of the City

Back in the 60s before the tall buildings in Downtown Jersey City, the sidewalks echoed with the sound of Street Corner Harmony- Acappella Groups sang on every corner and under the trestles of the embankments
The trailer you are about to see is for a documentary being released next year and featuring groups from the 60s -Pioneer Acappella Groups
that paved the way for future performers and genres of music.

The Concepts- The Persuassions- - Joanne and the Heartaches -The Royal Counts- The Savoys and hundreds and hundred of street corner vocal groups that were formed in every major city and sang all up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

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Wicked Plants;The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

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Amy Stewart’s new book, Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You’ll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother).

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Attic Ensemble Presents -NUNSENSE

NUNSENSE
Musical Directed by nunsense-web1David Zimmerman
Choreographed by
Robert Gonzales, Jr.

April 24-May 3, 2009

Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off-Broadway Musical in its original New York production, the show is a fund raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). Full of laughs and songs and singing nuns, this zany musical is a sure-hit for audiences of all denominations!

“A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!”
-The New York Times

for more information-http://atticensemble.org/

 

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