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KISS THE SKY -The Jimi Hendrix RE-Experience

Pollak Theatre

Take a trip down memory lane an immerse yourself in the unforgettable, electrifying experience of seeing Jimi Hendrix in concert. Using wardrobe and set materials from the Hendrix tours of the 60s, this reproduction meticulously re-creates the look and sound of Jimi Hendrix’s most historic concerts. Truly, Kiss The Sky presents the world’s most historically accurate Jimi Hendrix tribute show.

Tickets: $35 - $55

AMERICAN GURU: Jimi Hendrix and The Spirit of a Generation Presented by Jimy Bleu, Eliott Landy and Leonard J. Eisenberg

The Great Hall Auditorium

This three-part lecture-demonstration focuses on Jimi Hendrix and his contemporaries. Told through photographs and guitar technique demonstrations Jimy Bleu focuses on Hendrix' rise to super-stardom, his tremendous impact on Popular and 'serious music', his indefinable musical style, his virtually unknown potential as a spiritual leader and his political awakening which coincided with the turbulent times of that era in the United States. Bleu's research, documentation and musical illustrations stand alone in presenting the most comprehensive and at times unheard viewpoints and topics about this remarkable musician. Learn why almost 50 years after his death the iconic Jimi Hendrix is still incredibly relevant and named “The Greatest Guitarist of All Time”! 

Free and open to the public

Woodstock – Director’s Cut

Pollak Theatre

The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock & roll history. It's more than a chronicle of the hippie movement, however; this is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and antiwar protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of the time. With a brilliant crew at his disposal (including a young editor named Martin Scorsese), director Michael Wadleigh worked with over 300 hours of footage to create his original 225-minute director's cut, which was cut by 40 minutes for the film's release in 1970. 

Free and open to the public

An Evening with Melanie

Pollak Theatre

An Evening with Melanie is an unforgettable night of songs and stories from the incredible career of the artist who became known as “The Female Bob Dylan.” Accompanied by her son, Beau-Jarred, the show is a musical journey that starts with that momentous day in the summer of 1969, when Melanie first attracted national attention with her Woodstock performance.

Tickets: $40 - $60

Tone, Featuring David Sancious and Ernest ‘Boom’ Carter, Former Members of Springsteen’s E Street Band, and Gerald Carboy

Pollak Theatre

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will present An Evening with Tone, featuring David Sancious, Ernest “Boom” Carter, and Gerald Carboy, hosted by Bob Santelli, Founding Executive Director of the Grammy Museum, on Sunday, October 6th, at 7PM in the Pollak Theater on the university campus. The event is free and open to the public.

An Evening with Sarfraz Manzoor

Pollak Theatre

Sarfraz Manzoor delved deep into his Bruce Springsteen fandom in his memoir Greetings from Bury Park, which has been adapted into the film Blinded By The Light. Join us as Sarfraz takes us behind the scenes through his journey from Springsteen fan to writer and director.

All About Eve

Pollak Theatre

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Tickets: $23

Turandot

Pollak Theatre

Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

Tickets: $23

Bruce Springsteen, Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

Pollak Theatre

It’s just like a book club but with albums! 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 … there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event!