Monday, February 11, 2013
Fun. won the Grammy for "song of the year" for their hit "We Are Young."
New Milford native Jack Antonoff got some major recognition with his band Fun. when they won the Grammy for song of the year Sunday, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. Fun. won the Grammy for their hit song We Are Young, which peaked at number one on the "Billboard Hot 100" list and has been featured on both the popular T.V. show Glee and a Chevy Super Bowl commercial. The band was nominated for a total of six different awards. Antonoff is current Woodcliff Lake resident who previously lived in New Milford and attended Solomon Schechter and public schools, according to the NorthJersey.com report. He got his start in punk bands playing in spots like the Wayne Firehouse and Teaneck American Legion. He joined singer Nate Ruess and …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Skyline, a theater company based in Fair Lawn, will award a $1,000 cash scholarship to one high school senior planning to major in the arts.
A Fair Lawn based theater company is now accepting scholarship applications from Bergen County high school seniors interested in pursuing their college degree in the arts. Skyline Theatre Company has for the past five years awarded the $1,000 cash scholarship to one senior planning to major in theater, television, film, or communications. “They need to tell us why their passionate about continuing their education in the arts,” said Sam Scalamoni, Skyline’s artistic director. The scholarship committee, he says, will consider academics and extracurricular activities, but is focused mainly on awarding the scholarship to a student who, through their essay, demonstrates a clear motivation to continue in an area of the performing arts. Although …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Tenors Onstage are performing at New Milford High School to benefit the Woman's Club Scholarship funds.
Sing in the New Year with the Tenors Onstage at New Milford High School on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 pm. This evening of music is being sponsored by the New Milford Woman's Club to benefit their scholarship programs which include: New Milford High School, Girls Career Institute Scholarships, Art & Music Awards and Art Inspired Through Music 3. The Tenors Onstage include soloists Domenick Panfile, Frank Hughes, Theron Cromer and accompianist Peter Greco. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are a $15 donation. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, call Florence at 201-261-3918 or Terri at 201-265-7986. New Milford High School is located at One Snyder Circle, New Milford. To receive notice on local events like this, click here to …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Guitarist Jack Antonoff of indie-pop group Fun. reflects on a great year
One year ago this month, the cast of the hit television show “Glee” performed “We Are Young,” a triumphant duet by the then-widely unknown New York indie-pop trio Fun. and rhythm-and-blues singer Janelle Monáe. Fast forward to this December. Fun., which includes guitarist and Woodcliff Lake and New Milford native Jack Antonoff, has been nominated for a whopping six Grammy Awards: Record of the Year and Song of the Year (“We Are Young”), Album of the Year (“Some Nights”), Best New Artist, Best Pop Duo/Group performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. In a banner year for Bergen County music, The Lumineers, two-thirds of whom hail from Ramsey, are also nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards show will take place on …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Three of Palmyra resident Frank Stefanko's photos of Bruce Springsteen appear in a revealing new biography about the Boss.
Getting at what drives Bruce Springsteen has never been easy. But, a new biography by author Peter Ames Carlin digs as deep into the Boss’ psyche as any previous book has. Bruce, published Oct. 30 by Simon & Schuster, is already on the New York Times bestseller list. The 494-page book, written with Springsteen’s cooperation, has a South Jersey connection. Palmyra resident Frank Stefanko shot three of the photos used in the book. Two of the pictures were shot at the former Shellow’s Luncheonette in East Camden in 1978. One shows Springsteen playing pinball as members of the E Street Band watch. The other is a group shot, with the entire band jammed around a booth. The third photo, shot in 1982, depicts pre-superstardom Springsteen sitting…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Performers and crew members from parts of north Jersey take part in "The 1940s Radio Hour" which will be performed at the Anna Maria Ciccione Theater at BCC beginning Nov. 30.
mDozens of actors from all over the north Jersey area will appear in the upcoming production of “The 1940s Radio Hour” at Bergen Community College in Paramus beginning at the end of this month. “The 1940s Radio Hour,” written by Walton Jones, portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade, a struggling radio troupe, on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942. The play will open in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the College’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road. Performances scheduled are Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. A special sign-interpreted performance will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The story centers on a producer who …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The one-hour telethon will feature superstar celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen and Sting.
Americans are used to watching telethons for desperate and needy people around the globe. On Friday, a one-hour live benefit telethon featuring superstar guests will raise money for an issue close to home: the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting headline the event. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" airs from 8 to 9 p.m. on NBCUniversal networks. The Huffington Post reports that money raised will go to the Red Cross to help survivors with the baiscs—medical care, shelter, food. The live telethon will be hosted by NBC “Today” anchor Matt Lauer and broadcast from NBC studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The following channels will air the show: NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are some storm tunes to keep you company during Sandy.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
'Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Boss' hits bookstores Tuesday, Oct. 16
Westfield resident John D. Luerssen grew up listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen, getting his initial introduction on Tremont Avenue courtesy of a friend's older brother. Today, Luerssen, a PSE&G supervisor in Cranford by day, music critic and author by night, releases the paperback Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Boss, his second foray into the FAQ series. With a list price of $22.99, the book, at 400 pages, takes readers on the journey of a Jersey boy with a guitar and a dream who rose to stardom, gracing the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously, yet never forgot his roots. Luerseen, who played in a band during his years at Westfield High School, explained that after having written several cover …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Bergen County hosted the 48th Annual Art in the Park event in Van Saun
Over the weekend, approximately 100 adult artists from around Bergen County descended upon Van Saun Park for the 48th annual Art in the Park show and concert. The event featured a wide scope of artistic diversity from acrylic and oil paintings to watercolors, mixed media and drawings to photography. The Reggie Pittman Quartet presented a special jazz performance throughout the aafternoon as well.