Jazz in the Garden: Mark Gross

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The Newark Museum is kicking off the new season of its Jazz in the Garden lunchtime concert season with a performance by Mark Gross. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch or purchase it onsite. Admission is free for Museum Members and Newark residents; $5 for non-members. Performance will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Baltimore-born jazz alto saxophonist Gross, who comes from the hard bop tradition, has been compared to Cannonball Adderley and credits his prolific sound to the rich appreciation for Gospel music that resounded through his parents’ home. Gross has recorded on over forty notable jazz recordings, including the two Grammy winning Dave Holland Big Bands-What Goes Around (ECM) and Overtime (Dare 2 Records). He will be performing music from his third and newest release,

Additional performances in the series are as follows:

* Thursday, July 19 — Marc Cary

* Thursday, July 26 — Bobby Sanabria

* Thursday, August 2 — Carla Cook

Support provided by Whole Foods.

Paint & Sip at The HUBB with Suliman Onque

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Friday, April 13th from 7 PM to 9 PM at The HUBB

3 the ART way presents…

Paint n’ Sip @The HUBB with artist Suliman Onque!
April 13th 7 PM

Hosted by:

The HUBB
135 Prince Street
Newark, NJ 07102

*BYOB
Tickets are $35
Rsvp or for more info call Denisah Williamson (973)415-7130 or Akiba Ismail (973)289-5553

Monster Jam

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January 27th & 28th at The Prudential Center

This points-based format showcases athletes as they go head-to-head in seven different competitions, driving three different vehicles – Monster Jam trucks, speedsters and ATV’s. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most…more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!

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FREE: Bethany Jazz Vespers: Jazzmeia Horn

jazzmeia-horn-300x230-319a051a03Saturday, January 6th at 6 PM.  Bethany Baptist Church – 275 W Market St, Newark, NJ

Meet the future of jazz when the Bethany Jazz Vespers series presents this intimate, free concert starring rising star Jazzmeia Horn, a recent winner of both the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and NJPAC’s own Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

With a musical confidence far beyond her years, this Texas-born singer has been influenced by a range of jazz legends (from Sarah Vaughan to Rachelle Ferrell), and has formed a distinctive, delectable repertoire that combines classic jazz with modern flavors drawn from gospel and neo-soul. On her recently released debut album, A Social Call, Horn offers a fresh take on evergreen standards (“I Remember You,” “East of the Sun”), hard-bop anthems (“Afro-Blue”), spiritual songs (“Wade in the Water,”), R&B nuggets (“People Make the World Go ‘Round”), and much, much more.

“Jazzmeia Horn is a singer who stands apart from many of her peers because she takes on every song she sings so naturally,” says London Jazz News. “Every word, gesture and ornament becomes an expression of her total conviction … she completely comes alive in the moment.” DownBeat says that Horn possesses “both astounding technique and an acute artistic vision. She has a thrilling presence, with a musical sensibility that strikes a deft balance between mid-century jazz and contemporary neo-soul.”

This free event is presented by Bethany Jazz Vespers and NJPAC.

Friendsgiving

https3a2f2fcdn-evbuc-com2fimages2f374971992f1766188548192f12foriginalIt’s November!!! You Know What That Means It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the year … .We got Greens, Beans, Potatoes ,Tomatoes … Its Thanksgiving!!!!

It’s a Time for Family, Fun and Don’t Forget the Food. Brooklyn Kitchen Beast is Throwing their 1st Annual #FriendsGiving. Where Friends and Family… Especially friends that became family can enjoy the holiday pig out with some food and have some fun.

Join us for this #FriendsGiving Donate a suggested $5 and you too can enjoy this festive event. If you would like to contribute to this event the contact info is on the flyer. Bring yourself and your holiday spirit. And let’s make this #FriendsGiving a #FriendsGiving to remember.

Thu, November 23, 2017

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST

LOCATION

65 Manor Drive

Newark, NJ 07106

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science

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Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science”, the follow-up to the smash “Edible Inevitable” tour, will hit the road in 2017. Fans can expect more comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music (yes, he sings), but Brown is adding a slew of fresh ingredients including new puppets, songs and bigger and potentially more dangerous experiments. Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Critics and fans rave about the interactive fun when Brown invites an audience member on stage to serve as his assistant.  According to Alton, “there will be plenty of new therapy inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don’t want to give too much away, but we’re also going to play a little game with the audience,” says Brown.

Brown, author of the James Beard award winning, “I’m Just Here for the Food,” and the New York Times bestselling sequence, “Good Eats,” is releasing the first of two new cookbooks through Ballantine Books (an imprint of Random House) in the Fall of 2016. ALTON BROWN: EVERY DAY COOK, or EDC as Brown calls it, is a collection of more than 100 personal recipes as well as a pinch of science and history. He has hosted numerous series including, “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Camp Cutthroat” and “Iron Chef America” and created, produced and hosted the Peabody award winning series, “Good Eats” for 13 years on Food Network. Good Eats can still be seen on the Cooking Channel and Netflix.

Newark Fire Captain James Lyones to premiere film LAST DAYS at Newark International Film Festival

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James Lyones short film “Last Days” will be screening during this year’s Newark International Film Festival which will be held September 8th-10th.

James Lyones is a veteran Fire Captain in Newark who wears many hats. He is also a working actor, producer, filmmaker and CEO of Lyones Films.

Lyones was inspired to write, produce and shoot Last Days surrounding the overwhelming amounts of cancer diagnoses in the community and how it not only affects the patient, but also the loved ones. Last Days chronicles a weekend where a husband and wife spend time together trying to cope with devastating news they receive.

Last Days was shot over two days in October of 2016 in and around Newark. As a native Newark Filmmaker it was important for Mr. Lyones to include the beauty that Newark has to offer. The opening montage captures all that is great in the city. The landmarks, landscape and everyday lives of Newark residents.

While everyday life occurs around the husband, played by James Lyones himself, and his costar, Adriana Spencer who plays his lovely wife, the sudden reality of tragedy strikes and life seemingly stands still for this loving couple. The film also stars Michele Baldwin, who is also the films producer , as the doctor. The director of photography and editor is Stan ‘Fame’ Little along with additional cameramen Winslow Braithwaite and Vaughn Christion.

Other accolades for Lyones include being accepted to The Newark Short Film Race and Hollywood Screenings Film Festival. Lyones also received the Southern Shorts Award for acting, directing, producing and cinematography. Be on the lookout for Lyones next highly anticipated project entitled, “The Wolves”.

Event Date: September 8th-10th
For more information please visit Newarkiff.com

Free Concert

branch_brook_park_newarkOn Friday, June 30th, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be giving a FREE concert at Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark. The concert starts at 7:30 pm.

Fireworks follow the concert

This event is presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the County of Essex and is part of the 2017 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.

For further information, click here.

Newark 2017 Latin Festival Will Include Jerry Rivera, Tito El Bambino

jerry_rivera-1497362744-7823The city of Newark will hold its 3rd annual Latin Festival from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, on Bloomfield Avenue between Lake Street and Clifton Avenue in Newark’s North Ward.

According to a city news release, Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award-nominated salsa singer Jerry Rivera, also known as “Cara de Niño,” and Reggaeton star, singer and song writer Tito El Bambino will headline the day’s live musical performances.09

The festival will celebrate Latino arts and culture with a wide array of family-oriented activities, including live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and other activities for children of all ages, officials stated.

In addition to the festival’s recreational activities, free health screenings will be offered to attendees.

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