Win Free Tickets to see Smokey Robinson

10/23/2009 Update:

Winner(s) selected – sort of…

Despite recommendations from readers that I do not use the “random drawing,” I went with that method for determining the winners anyway. On Wednesday of this week, I used to pick the two winners (comment 4 and 14) – and emailed each winner that they had till midnight Thursday to confirm, or else I’d be picking an alternate.

Well, commenter #14 (eire011) confirmed – but commenter #4 (interested) missed the deadline (sorry ’bout that!). So I re-chose commenter #9 (ricky roma) today – and they have till midnight tonight to confirm as well… At this point – in case ricky roma does not confirm – I will not do another random drawing. The next commenter that says “I want the last pair” will be considered the alternate winner – and I’ll contact them with instructions this weekend.

I need a staff, for real, yo!


Win a pair of benefit concert tickets!

If you’d like to win two free tickets to see Smokey Robinson perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on Wednesday, October 28th (7:30pm) – just leave a comment indicating so!

Two winners will be randomly selected, and your names will be left at the will-call window. Will announce the winners after confirmation on Friday, October 23rd.


Motown legend Smokey Robinson to perform at NJPAC

Only area appearance in support of new album!

Tickets are on sale now for legendary performer Smokey Robinson who is appearing at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.

The “Concert for Kids” will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. The event will raise funds to assist Club members in reaching their full potential by providing opportunities to pursue their dreams through higher education and training.

William “Smokey” Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in 1987 and the man Bob Dylan once called “America’s greatest living poet” received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st Grammy Awards. His new CD is entitled “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun” on ROBSO Records/ADA Distribution and features the musical talents of Carlos Santana, Joss Stone and India.Arie.
“As an alumnus of The Boys & Girls Club in Detroit, I know first hand the impact the Club can have on a kid’s life,” says Smokey. “They helped me see that my dream was possible and gave me the support necessary to reach for and achieve it. I am very happy to be able to give back to this great organization and help other kids make their dreams come true.”

The 2009 Concert For Kids is presented by Verizon and will be hosted by another of Jersey’s own, Joe Piscopo. Joe, the former Saturday Night Live comedian and entertainer is a volunteer spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. Tickets are available from $28.00 and can be purchased at the NJPAC box office at

1-888-GONJPAC or online at For more information on the Concert for Kids, visit or call 201-882-3812.


(Smokey Robinson, continued…)

About Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey

The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, which operate 24 clubs in more than 75 communities, serves over 100,000 children throughout the state. They seek to inspire and enable young people from all backgrounds, especially those who need them most, to achieve their full potential as productive adults and responsible citizens. The organization is part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach. The Boys & Girls Clubs offer hope and opportunity. More information about Boys & Girls Clubs is available at

About Fund-a-Dream Project

Support the Concert for Kids and fulfill a child’s dream today.

Proceeds from the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey Concert for Kids will fund a unique and inspiring effort entitled the Fund-A-Dream Project, which supports the dreams of individual boys and girls who have little or no means to fulfill them.

Through this project we are able to cultivate and encourage a special talent or interest and, in so doing, take our youth to heights that are inconceivable to them now. Too many young people begin to develop a special talent or interest only to abandon it as the realities of their lives cause them to think that their dreams will forever be just that.

Dreams can be as large as attending Juilliard or as simple as the desire to learn to swim at summer camp. Their dreams may include being the first in his or her family to receive a degree from a college or university, or the desire to attend an elite training program in dance, music or other arts. Realized dreams might mean an entrepreneur whose invention makes life a little easier, a new artist whose hanging work brings great joy, or a wonderful teacher who received the scholarship that changed his or her life and will now forever change the lives of the children in his or her care.

The funds raised by the Concert will be distributed to each local Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey to support their local Fund-A-Dream Project. Clubs will identify these dreamers and, in addition to providing emotional support and encouragement, they are now able to provide what is often the last barrier, financial assistance.

This concert is about kids and their dreams and the people of New Jersey who can help them achieve these dreams. With your support these dreams can be realized. Without it, they may die. The choice is yours, the possibilities endless.

Support the “Concert for Kids” and help make dreams a reality.

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i was at a wedding – did you email me 411? i would love to go


how does smokey look 29? isnt he like 74?


I’m a science nerd and the only “Media thing” I want to see concerning Smokey Robinson today would be an episode of NOVA documenting every step of the corrective surgery process that makes Mr Robinson look the way he does in that photo! Sure I love his music and his contribution to the culture, but if I was a 70 year old artist with an amazing body of work behind me, I sure as hell wouldn’t alter my appearance in order to look younger. It would be like pretending I didn’t have amazing hits all through the 70’sand 80’s. You lose credibility when you pretend you are something that you are not.


I want the last pair!


Smokey is the best, but I’m sure he won’t do ‘Mickey’s monkey’!
2 tickets please.