David Bowie Birthday Bash hosted by LITM, 140 Newark Ave, JC. www.litm.com. For the third straight year, the folks at LITM will gather to celebrate David Bowie’s birthday — and for the first time, to pay tribute on the first anniversary of his tragic passing.
David Bowie touched all our lives with music, art and stardust. Gather with your fellow cat people, young dudes and rebel rebels to remember his legacy.
— Live concert by Bowie tribute band Heroes at 7 p.m.!
— Bowie-themed cocktails all night
— Face painting and photography with Colleen and Nicole
— Bowie cat swag by Love, Liesel
— Bowie dance party with DJ Sexy Lexy!
— And more!
Party runs from 5 p.m. to close. Bar opens at 3 p.m.on Sun, Jan 8,
Art Transforms Cast Iron Lofts Hi-Rise into Urban Landmark
By Sally Deering
Photos by Fermín Mendoza
You can see it from Rt. 139 feeding into the Holland Tunnel or catch it from downtown Jersey City as you head into Hoboken. David Bowie’s image 18-stories high on the side of the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City, painted by international muralist Eduardo Kobra. Bowie passed-away January 10th of this year, but his music and artistry live on throughout the world; and Kobra’s mural is now part of the Jersey City landscape, an urban landmark and the latest addition to the Jersey City Mural Arts Program.
On Fri, Nov. 4, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the City Council, local real estate developers, and local artists welcomed Kobra to Jersey City and thanked him for painting the dazzling, eye-catching image of David Bowie. Mayor Fulop held the press conference on the building’s 5th floor deck where visitors could get an up-close look at the mural, and meet and take pictures with Kobra who spent the past few weeks painting from a scaffold hanging 180-feet off the side of the Cast Iron Lofts hi-rise on Jersey Avenue. Continue reading KOBRA & BOWIE Int’l Muralist KOBRA paints 18-story David Bowie in Jersey City→
Famed 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.