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One of the Largest Names in the International Mural Scene, KOBRA, Begins Massive New Mural in Jersey City

Kobra’s Iconic Murals Include Portraits of Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Bob Dylan, Nelson Mandela, and John Lennon, with Murals in More than 20 Countries and 30 U.S. Projects 

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PHOTO CAPTION:  International mural artist, Eduardo Kobra, stands in front of his mural of Bob Dylan in downtown Minneapolis.

JERSEY CITY – Fresh off setting the Guinness Book of World Records for the “largest spray paint mural by a team” with his Rio 2016 Olympic Games-inspired “Ethnicities,” internationally-renowned, Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra is bringing his unique vision and talent to Jersey City.

Widely known simply as Kobra, the sought-after artist has begun work on a 180-foot tall mural on the façade of 837 Jersey Avenue in downtown Jersey City.  Continue reading One of the Largest Names in the International Mural Scene, KOBRA, Begins Massive New Mural in Jersey City

Broadway Belters Shuffle Off to Hoboken- Singers from ‘The Great White Way’ to Raise Money for Hurricane Relief

    By Riverview Observer Staff


New York’s Broadway Theater District is home to the most beautiful theaters in the world where audiences pay big bucks to see professional actors sing and dance in big, splashy Broadway musicals. As iconic as the Rockettes, the Broadway musical is a big money-maker and star-maker, too.  Stars like Hugh Jackman, Barbra Streisand, Jason Alexander — and so many more — got their first big break singing to the balcony in a great big Broadway show.

 Here in Hudson, many of us have a strong fondness for Broadway musicals. Some of Hudson’s residents attend shows regularly and lots of Broadway actors settle here and commute to and from New York for their 8 shows a week. So, it seems perfect sense that Chase Leyner, artistic director of Hoboken Children’s Theater, which puts on musicals in Hoboken, would invite friends from the Broadway musical community to put on a show in Hoboken for Hurricane Sandy relief.

On Sun, Jan 20 at 7 pm at the Monroe Theatrespace in Hoboken, Leyner hosts “Broadway in Hoboken,” an evening of musical performances by Broadway singers who have been featured in musicals on Broadway including Wicked, Les Miz, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, The Wedding Singer, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Alter Boyz, All Shook Up, Brooklyn, and Jekyll and Hyde.

Performers scheduled to appear include Don Brewer (Mamma Mia!), Anne Brummel (Wicked), Lisa Capps (Miss Saigon), Cara Cooper (All Shook Up), Julie Hanson (Phantom of the Opera), Jesse Johnson (Altar Boyz), David Josefsberg (Wedding Singer), Kevin Kern (Les Miz), John Leone (Jersey Boys), Mayumi Miguel (South Pacific), Brian Noonan (Jekyll and Hyde), Katie O’Toole (Jersey Boys), Sara Schmidt (Brooklyn) and Catherine Vaughn (Sunset Boulevard).

Tickets are $100 and all proceeds go to “Rebuild Hoboken” to aid Hoboken residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Your ticket is also tax deductible.

Monroe Theatrespace is located at 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, at the 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stop. There’s lots of parking behind the building, too. For tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, call 646-339-8485.





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

Introducing the One and Only “Johnny Martin”

Successful  Businesman and Former Hudson County Resident Follows His Passion for Music   by Evelyn Bonilla


Record producers will tell you that in order to make it in the music business you have to be equipped with; a good strong voice, loads of confidence and the ability to perform on the spot, and to have passion! The passion to give it all you’ve got and the drive not to stop until you get there!

Just ask Johnny Martin (aka John Marino) a singer whose drive and passion have propelled him to record his first CD, “Johnny Martin, I Will Always Love You.” Continue reading Introducing the One and Only “Johnny Martin”