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Music from Ground Zero

No Music from Ground Zero this year – 44 Lights Tribute

As many of you may know, Hoboken resident Tim Tuttle created a non-profit music venture called Music From Ground Zero many years ago – which paid tribute to the losses on 9/11 for over a decade since. However, this year – the tribute will not happen. As Tim says:

“Friends and Family,

We will not perform “Music From Ground Zero” this year on September 11th. Unfortunately, a live musical memorial just wasn’t possible. It was a beautiful run. I made a website to stay as close to downtown NYC as possible: 44lights.com. Please listen. And NEVER forget. Thank you for all the support and love over the years. It made all the difference.”

Below is the 44 Lights presentation for your convenience:

411 Note: Tributes like this fit the bill. To allow people to view them on their own time, and reflect on days past. Do you think organized public displays, memorial events and speeches every single year should eventually stop? Do some of you see them as publicity opportunities for politicians and other attention-seekers? Does regular “scheduled group sorrow” really help heal? Or is healing more an individual characteristic?

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Elks Pig Roast for Aidan Jack Seeger

Hoboken Elks Pig Roast for Aidan Jack Seeger – September 13, 2014

Another year, another pig roast with live music at the Elks! Plus it’s for charity! Mark your calendars for September 13th and READ ON for more about the Hoboken Elks Pig Roast for Aidan Jack Seeger.

Elks Pig Roast Hoboken NJ September 13 2014

Charity event for Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation

“Hey Y’all – it’s time for Swine!”

“Drop by for a taste of the BEST Southern BBQ this side of the Mason Dixon Line!

For just a modest $20 donation, ALL YOU CAN EAT PIG ROAST! Which also includes delicious sides, dessert and even real, live entertainment!

Elks Pig Roast Aidan Jack Seeger Hoboken NJ

Live music – Giant Pig Roast – Cash Bar

September 13th from 4pm to 11pm at the Hoboken Elks Lodge No. 74 (1005 Washington Street).

Live acts include: Davey & The Train Wreck, Nipsey, and The Fave.

Drinks available at the cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation – a 7 year old boy who perished from adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

Can’t make it but want to help? Head over to their ALD donation page.

Elks Pig Roast Music Lineup Davey Trainwreck Nipsey The Fave Hoboken NJ

2014 Hoboken St. Ann’s Italian Festival

104th St. Ann’s Feast begins on July 23, 2014 in Hoboken

Here we go again! Wednesday, July 23rd marks the first of five days of Italian Festival fun on the west side of Hoboken (7th & Jefferson Streets).

Games, rides, food (like Zeppole’s), raffles, music and the very popular beer tent and smelly Port-o-Johns.

Standard array of “B-list” entertainment, including The Nerds, who have played the festival before.

See below for schedule of other performers.

St. Ann's Italian Festival Hoboken NJ

2014 Hoboken St. Ann’s Italian Festival Lineup

(Note that all performers are expected to start around 8:15pm each day. Also note that the “procession” takes place all over the streets of Hoboken after the 11am mass on July 26th. It ties traffic up all over the place.)

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (6pm to 11pm)“Sinatra Idol”
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 (6pm to 11pm)“Latino Night”
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 (6pm to 11pm)Big Daddy Enterprise presents “Pop Divas”
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 (12pm to 11pm)“Italian Night” featuring Emil Stucchio
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 (1pm to 11pm)The Nerds

Enjoy!

Hoboken Summer Enchanted Evenings 2014

Hoboken concerts in the Park: “Summer Enchanted Evenings”

Hoboken Summer Enchanted Evenings 2014Every year, musical performances take place near the recently renovated Sinatra Park area along the beautiful Hudson River. It happens in the amphitheater next to the empty restaurant space that used to be home to the Crepe Grill (which recently opened up as Crepe Guru to resident satisfaction on Washington Street between 3rd & 4th).

To the north of the stage is the thrice-rehabilitated Sinatra Field, which sunk into the river five years ago. It’s seemingly in good health now, but if I were you, I’d “walk at my own risk…”

As a reminder, for those of you who remember the old OLD Sinatra field, it was actual dirt and grass (although far from pristine – it was still “real”), but you could play ball on it whenever you wanted. After it got re-built, “free space” it was no more. No one could use it unless a permit had been acquired. So be careful when someone uses the phrase “open space,” and be sure to question who gets to use it, how and when.

Hopefully the happy music helps us forget the nonsense our silly “government” gets us into.

(Note that this schedule often changes due to weather circumstances.)

Summer Concert Series Hoboken NJ Sinatra Park 2014 Thursday Nights

June 5: Celebrating the Music of Pete Seeger

Featuring performances by Tom Vincent, Dave Calamoneri, Deena & Jon, Gene D Plumber, Ed Fogarty, Dave Lambert, Kate Jacobs, Abbe Rivers, Annalee VanKleeck, Howard Olah-Reiken and more.

Click for the rest of the 2014 Summer Enchanted Evenings lineup…

Industry Standard plays Hoboken Kolo Klub

Industry Standard EDM night at Kolo Klub 2/7

You ready? Industry Standard is back at Kolo Klub tonight – featuring Nick Plain, Marcus Robson, Dan Rozum and Christopher Terrusa. No cover for “Hoboken’s only EDM / House night.”

Industry Standard Hoboken NJ EDM HOUSE Kolo Klub

Here are some video clips of what you’ll be in store for when you get your groove on tonight. Note, they do all the visuals, lighting, artwork in house. The cat is trippy!

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“Popsical Music”

“Popsical Music” for the entire family in Hoboken

Would you and your family enjoy a splendid concert this Sunday? What about some “classic” music that goes way beyond the brain-numbing garbage spewing out of most people’s headphones these days? What about Brahms, or Broadway, or Bach? If you can identify those names, good for you. Head over to The Hudson School (Park & 6th) this Sunday, October 20th at 3pm for a FREE Popsical Music concert. Enjoy!

Popsical Music Pamela Ross Hoboken NJ Popsical Music

Pamela Ross and friends present Popsical Music at Hudson School

Violinist: Christina Bouey has been hailed by the New York Times for playing “beautifully,” by the New York Post, which wrote “when violinist Christina Bouey spun out that shimmering tune, I thought I died and went to heaven,” and by Opera News for playing “with exquisite, quivering beauty.” Among her awards and prizes are the Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, the Canadian National Music Festival, the Queens Concerto Competition (NYC), and the Balsam Duo Competition. Christina has performed as soloist with the Prince Edward Island
Symphony, Shattered Glass in New York and the Hemenway Strings in Boston. Her solo and chamber performance credits include Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Harvard Club of New York. Christina had the privilege of playing the role of the Demonic Violinist in the musical “Heaven and Hell,” which had its world premiere at the Boston Conservatory Music Festival. She has degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of music. Christina is also a seasoned coloratura and has won many prizes for her vocal expertise.

Cellist: Michael Midlarsky has performed extensively as a chamber musician and soloist over the course of his career. He received his Masters of Music as a Collins Distinguished Fellow from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music. He has won numerous awards and distinctions including the Howard Hanson and Linda van Voorhies Awards for study at the Eastman School, the National School Orchestra Soloist Award, Queens College Cultural Heritage Competition, NJ American String Teachers’ Association Competition, East Brunswick Orchestra Competition, and prizewinner in the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra Competition. Michael has premiered many new works as well as recorded for the Naxos, Innovo, New Dynamics, Heavenly Records, and NBC labels. He has collaborated with great artists across the entire musical spectrum, from John Cale and Guy Berryman (Coldplay), to Osvaldo Golijov and Mark O’Connor. He is currently on the music faculty of the St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn.

Violist: Isabel Hagen is an active chamber musician and avid performer of new music. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree .Isabel is co-principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra and has performed with new music ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and the Wordless Music Orchestra. A member of the Kleio Quartet, Isabel has appeared in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, BAM, and le Poisson Rouge. A two-time recipient of Rosemary Glyde Scholarships given by the New York Viola Society, Isabel also enjoys singing in many styles, and received vocal training while attending the pre-college division of the Juilliard School.

Pianist: Pamela Ross is a Hoboken-based pianist/actress/writer whose award winning one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and performing arts venues around the world. She has appeared as soloist with major orchestras and is a recording artist with several widely distributed CDs and DVDs. Many of her programs can be seen on public television, the Arts & Entertainment Television Network, and heard regularly on classical radio stations. Miss Ross has been on the faculty of several universities, and is presently teaching in the Department of Music Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Association of Film, Television, and Recording Artists, Screen Actors’ Guild, and The Dramatists Guild. Visit her at www.pamelaross.com.