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Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE for more information on how to use zoom

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Alanis Morissette; Jagged Little Pill.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The Beatles Revolver – Record Club, Virtual Edition

We have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE for more information on how to use zoom

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature The Beatles’ Revolver

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Virtual Living Room Concert Series – Stay Safe, Stay at Home

Monmouth University Center for the Arts is proud to present the premiere of a Virtual Living Room Concert Series – Stay Safe, Stay at Home featuring some of your favorite singers, songwriters and musicians from the Jersey Shore and beyond! The concert will premiere on the Center for the Arts YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/n2m9mKRFiqk on May 8, 2020 at 8 PM with a live chat from some of the artists and will be available to stream on the channel anytime afterward.

This living room concert features: Steve Forbert, Pat Guadagno, Jessie Wagner, Marc Ribler, Harry Filkin, Carl Gentry, Bobby Bandiera, Lowell “Banana” Levinger, Sara Devine, Eddie “Kingfish” Manion, Franke Previte & Lisa Sherman.

The concert is directed by Monmouth University Alumnus Tom Parr ’85  and sponsored in part by Riptide records.

Virtual Blue Hawk Records Release Show for “Sweet 16”

This semester, Blue Hawk Records will be hosting their first ever virtual release show on the Blue Hawk Records Instagram page for their new album Sweet 16 on May 6 at 8pm. 

Over the past few weeks, student life at Monmouth University, and everywhere, has changed dramatically, due to COVID – 19. Like all other schools and universities across the country, Monmouth has moved to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. However, despite the chaotic and tumultuous situation students found themselves, Blue Hawk Records carried on with its plans to release its 16th studio album. They innovated and found a way to remotely produce, promote and release the spring 2020 compilation EP, “Sweet 16”. A first for the student-run record label, as well as most major record labels.

Artists on “Sweet 16” include Monmouth students, Shadiyah, featuring Gabe Garcia, Nicole Totland, Bruce Davis, featuring Janae, Mikey Sanchez, Drew Fournier, and Monmouth alumni, Anya Schildge Angeloni ‘12M, along with an ensemble of accompanying student musicians and producers.

Sweet 16 will be available for streaming on all digital platforms on May 8.

You can find and follow Blue Hawk Records at @bluehawkrecordsofficial

VIRTUAL Tuesday Night Book Club: Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion!

This month’s novel is Joan Didion’s PLAY IT AS IT LAYS. A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil—literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul—it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose.

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE for more information on how to use zoom

VIRTUAL Tuesday Night Book Club: Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion!

Our first selection is Colm Toibin’s celebrated Brooklyn (2009). In the novel, Eilis Lacey comes of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. CLICK HERE for more information on how to use zoom

The Beatles’ Let It Be – Record Club, Virtual Edition

In accordance with University and CDC guidelines we have decided to continue with Record Club in virtual format using the ZOOM app. When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation. Click here for more information on how to use zoom.

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature The Beatles’ Let It Be.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

CANCELLED: Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life

What happens after you reach the top? From international number one singles to obscurity and addiction to the simple song of salvation, follow the inner journey of a singer–songwriter reborn by singing his truth. Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life is the inspiring story of Colin Hay, an acclaimed solo artist and former Men At Work frontman, and his personal and artistic journey from dizzying heights to staggering lows to finding salvation through song. We follow the surprisingly swift rise to superstardom of his band Men At Work, to that band’s equally surprising demise, to his long, slow climb back to relevance and resonance. Ultimately, commitment to his craft and the development of a truly one-of-a-kind stage show set Colin on the path that leads to a deeply satisfying solo career – one that is still ascending. With sold-out shows, critically acclaimed albums and a word-of-mouth reputation for providing one of the finest nights out a music fan could ask for, Colin finds himself at the top of his abilities and is just getting started.

Colin Hay- Waiting For My Real Life weaves its story around intimate footage from Colin’s successful 2013 world tour. It features interviews with close family and friends as well as celebrity admirers Hugh Jackman, Mick Fleetwood, Zach Braff, Sia Furler and many others reflecting on the impact of this powerhouse singer on their lives and work – giving a glimpse into the heart of one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th century.

POSTPONED – Word is Bond

Exclusive Screening and Conversation with Director Sacha Jenkins and Grammy Winning Artist, Che “Rhymefest” Smith

Word Is Bond, a documentary exploring the transformational power and many layers of poetic hip-hop lyrics, featuring insights from world-renowned hip-hop artists like Nas and J Cole. 

 

Chris Hillman: Time Between: An Evening of Stories and Songs featuring Herb Pedersen & John Jorgenson



Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Country Rock pioneer, Chris Hillman has never stopped making music, but these last few years have seen the music, the milestones, the special events and the live performances happening at an exceptional pace. From his enduring history to his newest musical achievements, Chis Hillman’s repertoire translates impeccably to the concert stage, enhanced by his vocals and his gifts as a musician. Regardless of the tour configuration, Hillman shares the stage with the best of his peers and a fine example of this is the current Time Between: An Evening of Stories and Songs acoustic tour. With Hillman on mandolin and guitar, Herb Pedersen playing rhythm guitar and banjo and John Jorgenson on guitars and mandolin, their singing and harmonies make for a magical night of music. In addition to the Tour, Chris’ memoir, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond, will be released by BMG in September of 2020. As the momentum continues, Chris Hillman is enjoying each chapter of the experience. “I’ve had a great life,” says Hillman. “And it’s not over – we’re not done.” With that affirmation, it is safe to say, more of the best is yet to come.

More info: http://www.chrishillman.com/