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Sam Shephard’s “True West” presented by Jersey City’s Attic Ensemble

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Directed by CHRISTINE DALZELL   Featuring:

JAMIE EFFROS
J MICHAEL POLICASTRO
PAULINE WALSH
BRANAN WHITEHEAD
 

  Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 3 pm and Thursday September 30th at 7 pm.

In this American classic, sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has already sold when Lee, his demented petty thief brother, drops in. “A masterwork – tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a genius.” -New York Post
This play contains adult themes and language.

$20.00 general admission, $15 students and seniors. Group rates are also available.
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CLINT EASTWOOD -Hollywood Behind-The-Scenes

clint-east-wood-photoClint Eastwood Collection Hits Bullseye

By Alice O’Neillaliceoneill

Fans have waited a long time to buy a boxed set of Clint Eastwood’s early spaghetti westerns by Sergio Leone. featuring Clint as the iconic loner with no name. The wait is over. The boxed set, officially titled Clint, available June 1, 2010, Eastwood in The Man With No Name Trilogy hits a bullseye. Continue reading CLINT EASTWOOD -Hollywood Behind-The-Scenes

ACTRESS TAMMY BLANCHARD STARS IN LIFETIME NETWORKS “AMISH GRACE” MARCH 28 AT 8PM

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Actress Tammy Blanchard best known for her Emmy Award wining role as a young Judy Garland in CBS’s 2001 mega docu-drama Life with Judy Garland:Me and My Shadows, will appear in “Amish Grace,” a Lifetime LMN drama Sunday, March 28, at 8pm.

Based on a True Story and Book Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver- Zercher.

When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the Amish community.

Ms. Blanchard stars as Amy Roberts the wife of Charles Carl Roberts the shooter at Nickle Back. Also appearing with Ms. Blanchard in Amish Grace; Kimberly Williams Paisley, and Matt Letscher.

Read more about Ms. Blanchard’s acting career next month in our River View Observer Celebrity Cover Interview with this talented New Jersey actress.

THE THEATER COMPANY PARTNERS WITH CHARITIES DURING ITS RUN OF “RENT”

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Hudson Pride Connections

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The Theater Company (TTC) opens with the Broadway musical RENT on February 3, 2010, but instead of just telling the story of seven friends dealing with love, loss and AIDS, the company is also helping to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Hudson Pride Connections – two organizations whose mission is to assist in the fights against HIV/AIDS and bridge gaps for gay communities. Continue reading THE THEATER COMPANY PARTNERS WITH CHARITIES DURING ITS RUN OF “RENT”

Joe Franklin- Amercia’s First Talk Show Host “Memory Lane” January 22nd, 1983

The River View Observer’s exclusive interview with the man who is “America’s First Talk Show Host.”

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Joe Franklin circa 1983

Before Jack Paar Johnny Carson, Jay Leno , Jimmy Kimmel  Conan  O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon there is Joe Franklin.

Joe Franklin —America‘s First Talk Show Host!

by Sally Deering

To his fans he’s the “King of Nostalgia,” but to thousands of show folk, Joe Franklin is a friend who gives stars a place to shine and unknowns the chance to stand out from the crowd.  In his 50-year career, Franklin has made it his mission to help the struggling artist get a foot in the door, and with a look-back, it seems this spunky octogenarian not only accomplished his goal, he picked up a little stardust of his own along the way.

In 1951 TV was a toddler still learning and discovering its capabilities. Many of the TV studios were in New York – on the fringes of the Theater District broadcasting game shows, kiddie shows, dramas and comedies live and in black-and-white. That year, station WJZ (which later became ABC,) approached Franklin about doing a TV talk show.Things clicked and “The Joe Franklin Show” premiered with Franklin as host engaging celebrity guests in the art of conversation.

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Jersey City Museum @ The Majestic presents Tim Daly: Here and Now

On view by appointment January 15 through April 1, 2010

 Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 2010. 6-8 p.m. Free.

 

Off-site Location:
The Majestic Theatre Condominiums
222 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201.435.8000

www.majesticjerseycity.com

 

“Jersey City-the places, the stuff, the subject matter-is expanding like helicopters that fly a little too low, could be nothing or big trouble, a spectacle along with the everyday sublime.” – Tim Daly Continue reading Jersey City Museum @ The Majestic presents Tim Daly: Here and Now

Hudson County’s Artie Lange Stabs Self According to Hoboken Police Department

artie-langeArtie Lange  makes us laugh every day on the Howard Sterns’ Sirus Radio show with his on air antics, but it seems some sad, and obviously emotional off air antics has the talened comedian and actor seriously trying to hurt himself.

Hoboken police  have confirmed that Lange apparently stabbed himself nine times last Saturday morning leaving knife wounds to his stomach at his luxury condo in Hoboken, New Jersey. A reason has not been given for Mr. Lange stabbing himself, but according to neighbors; Lange, has had some problems that has resulted in some stays at Rehab clinics.

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Tammy Blanchard Co-stars in new Lifetime Movie-AMISH GRACE

tammy-b-headshot1Tammy Blanchard co-stars with Kimberly Williams-Paisley& Matt Letscher in Amish Grace,  Lifetime Movie Network’s tele-movie which explores the aftermath of the 2006 schoolhouse shooting in a Pennsylvania Amish community. The movie has begun production December 2009 in Los Angeles.

Ms. Blanchard’s role is that of Marie Roberts; widow of Charles Carl Roberts the shooter of the Pennsylvania schoolhouse.

The Nickle Mine, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shootings received world wide  attention not only for the depth of the tragedy but because of the reaction of the Amish leaders’ who forgave the shooter and his widow wife.

Ms. Blanchards acting roles include: In 2009 co- starred in  “Rabbit Hole” about a  happy couple who’s life is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Co-starring with Nicole Kidman as Ms. Kidman’s sister in David Lindsay-Abaire Pulitizer Prize winning play brought to the big screen. Also appearng in the film is Aaron Echhart, Diane Wiest and Giancarlo Esposito. A 2010 release of the film is in the works. Continue reading Tammy Blanchard Co-stars in new Lifetime Movie-AMISH GRACE

Jersey City Actor George Pogatsia To Star in New Drama Film “Without Seoul”

georgepogatsia_homeActor George Pogatsia is set to star in East Island Films new drama, Without Seoul. The action thriller follows Pogatsia as Alan Morrison, a former U.S. Navy pilot, as he seeks to save his Korean-born wife from a radical isolationist political movement called the Preservation.

— Writer and director Donald Dingerson chose Pogatsia from two-dozen actors he interviewed for the part.

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Heart of Stone -Being Shown May 30th Hoboken Int’l Film Festival

HEART OF STONE http://heartofstonethemovie.com/

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Saturday, May 30th at 12:00 PM
Cedar Lake Cinemas
503 Cedar Lane
Teanek, NJ 07666

New Jersey Film Festival
Sunday, June 7th at 7:00 PM
Milledoler Hall #100
(Near the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street)
College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Director & Producer: Beth Toni Kruvant 2008
Executive Producer: Paul Bartick Composer: Ben Decter
Editor: Anand Kamalakar Director of Photography: David Harges
Good Footage Productions

Running time: 84 minutes

Heart of Stone – an inspirational documentary film by independent film producer and director Beth Toni Kruvant – documents the challenges of an inner city high school in the Weequahic section of Newark, NJ and the workings of its devoted principal Ron Stone, ambitious Jewish and African American alumni, students, and even gang members, to restore the school’s safety and past glory. Continue reading Heart of Stone -Being Shown May 30th Hoboken Int’l Film Festival