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For lovers of 60s music

Darlene Love “Love for the Holidays”

Saturday December 5th, 8pm ESTSony Hall New York, NY



Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: “Darlene Love is Rock N’ Roll!” – which was made official when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, in 2011. Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances.

Saint Peter’s College Announces the Launch of Saint Peter’s PAC

Jersey City, N.J. – Saint Peter’s College  announced the launch of Saint Peter’s PAC, a consortium of distinctive performing arts spaces situated within the campus of Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J. Saint Peter’s PAC features a variety of diverse event spaces with seating capacities ranging from 200 to 3,200. Saint Peter’s College is kicking off the launch with an impressive line-up of performers throughout the remainder of the year.

“The opening of Saint Peter’s PAC is a momentous occasion for our neighborhood as this new initiative will open up endless cultural opportunities and will bring world-class talent to the McGinley Square area,” said Michael A. Fazio, vice president for advancement and external affairs, at Saint Peter’s College. “As we look forward to our transition to Saint Peter’s University, Saint Peter’s PAC is just another sign of the rebirth of Saint Peter’s and of Jersey City.” Continue reading Saint Peter’s College Announces the Launch of Saint Peter’s PAC

DO YOU WANNA ROCK? The Sons of Saint Rocco-Music Interview -Phil Granito


Debut CD from The Sons of Saint Rocco
is a roots of Rhythm & Blues explosion


The River View Observer sat down with Phil Granito and talked about his debut album, The Sons of Saint Rocco, which “drops” this week, to talk about the tracks, life, and whatever comes up.

RVO : I have to say the record sounds like fun from beginning to end.

Phil: I was doing it for fun. I brought in a lot of friends to work with me. Bobby Jay and Angel Risoffs both came in and helped me out with the vocals. Bobby sang bass on all the tracks and Angel performed the background vocals on BOOT ‘EM UP. Just terrific, and very humbling, the caliber of players who came together for me. These guys have played with Chuck Berry, Darlene Love and Bo Diddely, just to name a very few. It’s not about name-dropping, you know, it’s about heritage. They’ve been at the center of the scene for the last quarter century and they feel the same way about this music as I do.

RVO: Yes, it’s obvious from listening to the performances that there’s a deep knowledge here, but also a very authentic passion. Continue reading DO YOU WANNA ROCK? The Sons of Saint Rocco-Music Interview -Phil Granito