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Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love

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… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This event will feature Bruce Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love.

Springsteen on Broadway

Monmouth University, along with the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music housed at the university, in partnership with Netflix, will hold a free, public screening of the film “Springsteen on Broadway” on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. in Pollak Theatre.

Ticket reservations for the screening are available online and are required for entry. Limit of two reservations per guest. Admission of registered guests will begin at 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis; seats are not guaranteed. Non-perishable food items will be accepted in support of The Nest, Monmouth University’s food pantry for students in need and Fulfill (formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) will also be accepting monetary donations.

The film screening will feature an extended introduction by Emmy Award-winner Thom Zimny, director and producer of the film. “Springsteen on Broadway” documents Bruce Springsteen’s one-man autobiographical Broadway show following its sold-out run at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City that concluded on Dec. 15. The film launched globally on Netflix on Dec. 16.

In addition, from noon to 3pm on the 13th in the Guggenheim library the Students Curate Bruce Springsteen Exhibit will be on display.

Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An International Symposium

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music presents

Conference Theme: “Hard Truths in Hard Rock Settings”

The conference will be held from April 12-15, 2018, at Monmouth University. The festivities will include various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry.

Registration details and conference schedule coming soon!

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for the conference please click here for more information.

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town

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 in Woods Theatre 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!

This discussion will feature Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town. This event is free but registration is required. 

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S Nebraska

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 in Woods Theatre 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!

This discussion will feature BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S Nebraska. This event is free but registration is required.

SOLD OUT – A Celebration of Bruce Springsteen’s The River, The Ties That Bind Preview Screening

Please note this event is SOLD OUT.

The Friends of the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection, along with Monmouth University Center for the Arts and Backstreets.com announce a special event to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of The River and the forthcoming release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection box set.

The event will include a special guest appearance by Grammy- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny who will be introducing the film, as well as a big-screen preview presentation of Zimny’s new documentary The Ties That Bind, which focuses on the making of Bruce Springsteen’s fifth album, The River. The film contains rare photos and period concert footage, as well as commentary and solo acoustic guitar performances from Bruce. As an added bonus, Thom will also present a special one hour big-screen preview cut of the new Zimny-edited concert film Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: The River Tour, Tempe 1980. Both films will be included in the forthcoming box-set The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, which will be released worldwide on December 4, 2015.

A Celebration of Bruce Springsteen’s The River, The Ties That Bind Preview Screening will mark the New Jersey premiere of New Jersey native Thom Zimny’s The Ties That Bind documentary, as well as a unique extended preview of the Zimny-edited Tempe 1980 film. Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey, a traveling photography exhibition curated by the GRAMMY Museum Los Angeles, features 45 iconic images of Bruce Springsteen. The exhibit serves to document a great American music legend, and will feature photos taken by noted Springsteen photographers Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Pamela Springsteen and Frank Stefanko will be on view in the Rechnitz Gallery before the film.

All proceeds from the film screening will benefit The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection at Monmouth University.

Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey

Rechnitz Hall’s DiMattio Gallery, 1st Floor
Opening Reception: Sun September 27, 1-4pm
The opening reception  will include a Q&A with the photographers moderated by Grammy Museum executive director Bob Santelli at 2:30 PM.
Free and open to the public

Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey, a traveling photography exhibition curated by the GRAMMY Museum Los Angeles, features 45 iconic images of Bruce Springsteen. The exhibit serves to document a great American music legend, and will feature photos taken by noted Springsteen photographers Danny Clinch, Ed Gallucci, Eric Meola, Pamela Springsteen and Frank Stefanko.

“Our goal with this exhibition is to define the career of Bruce Springsteen in an entirely new light, as captured by these five incredible photographers,” said GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli. “Each of these photographers was able to artfully document Bruce’s world, at different stages in his career. We are honored to partner with each of them in order to help tell the story of one of the most important figures in American music.”

Bruce Springsteen’s recording career spans more than forty years, beginning with 1973’s Columbia Records release Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ. He has released 18 studio albums, garnered 20 GRAMMY Awards, won an Oscar, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was a 2009 recipient of Kennedy Center Honors and was named 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year by The Recording Academy. Springsteen’s newest album High Hopes (Columbia) was released on January 14, 2014.

While the majority of the exhibit focuses on Springsteen off-stage, four additional live performance photographs, shot by Barry Schneier, will be showcased. These photos were shot during the now famous Springsteen concert at Harvard Square Theater where famed Rolling Stone music journalist Jon Landau claimed, “I have seen the future of rock and roll, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”

Additionally, the exhibit will feature video interviews with each of the photographers, produced by the GRAMMY Museum.

Auction for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN limited edition print

A limited edition 20” x 30” print taken by photographer Barry Schneier at the historic May 9, 1974
Bruce Springsteen concert at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts is up for auction!

This print will be signed by the photographer and numbered 1/100. 
This is a Silver GEL Photograph with archival framing and the highest quality museum glass.
A certificate of authenticity will be included with purchase.


Proceeds will benefit the Monmouth University Bruce Springsteen Archives.  

This online auction will begin on Springsteen’s Birthday, 
September 23, 2014 and close October 27, 2014.

To bid click here

Fifty Years of ‘Makin’ This Guitar Talk: A Bruce Springsteen Forum

Please Note that tickets including lunch are no longer available. You will still be able to purchase lunch separately at the Student Center during the forum or go off campus on your own.

As a young child in the 1950s, Bruce Springsteen saw Elvis Presley perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, turned towards his mother and said, “I wanna be just…like…that.” It wasn’t until he was a teenager in 1964, however, during the first summer after the British Invasion began to transform U.S. popular culture, that Springsteen took his first serious steps towards a life in music. According to Peter Ames Carlin’s biography BRUCE, that summer he used money earned from painting his aunt’s house to purchase an $18 acoustic guitar, a copy of 100 Greatest American Folk Songs and then “committed himself to mastering the instrument.” Fifty years have passed since that fateful summer, and Bruce Springsteen is now one of popular music’s most beloved, significant and enduring artists.

The Friends and Monmouth University will sponsor a unique Springsteen-themed forum entitled in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s first major steps towards becoming a professional musician.
The structure of the forum will be centered around a series of moderated panel discussions on various Springsteen-related topics, allowing the audience to hear from and interact with a variety of authors and scholars. As of this writing, the confirmed panelists who will be in attendance are:

Jim Beviglia, Author, Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

Kenneth Campbell, Monmouth University, Author, “Bruce Springsteen, Songs From The Rising, Introduction” to published in Western Civilization in a Global Context: The Modern – Sources and Documents.

Jonathan D. Cohen, University of Virginia, Managing Editor, BOSS: The Bi-Annual Online Journal of Springsteen Studies

Donna M. Dolphin, Monmouth University, Contributor, Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream and Associate Producer, Asbury Park Musical Memories Part 1

Stan Goldstein, Co-Author, Rock & Roll Tour of the Jersey Shore and Blogger, NJ.com

Jean Mikle, Co-Author, Rock & Roll Tour of the Jersey Shore and Contributor, Asbury Park Press

Marianne Murawski, Stockton College, Contributor, Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul

Christopher Phillips
, Editor/Publisher, Backstreets Magazine & Backstreets.com and Co-Editor, Talk About A Dream: The Essential Interviews of Bruce Springsteen

Shawn Poole, Contributor, Backstreets Magazine & Backstreets.com

Holly Cara Price, Contributor, Huffington Post and BruceSpringsteen.net

Linda K. Randall, Author, Finding Grace in the Concert Hall: Community & Meaning Among Springsteen Fans

Barry Schneier, Photographer, Monmouth University Exhibition – Glory Bound – Photographs by Barry Schneier

Special Group Panel of Authors and Co-Publishers of the forthcoming anthology Trouble In The Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen – Jamez Chang, Jen Conley, Mark Krajnak, James Petersen and Chuck Regan

William I. Wolff, Rowan University, Contributor, BOSS: The Bi-Annual Online Journal of Springsteen Studies

Azzan Yadin-Israel, Rutgers University, Course Designer/Instructor, Bruce Springsteen’s Theology

Panel topics, as well as more authors and scholars, will be announced as they are confirmed. Topics currently under consideration include “Bruce Springsteen’s Evolving Relationship With His Audience(s),” “Springsteen’s Best Songs,” “Springsteen & Live Performance,” “Springsteen & Media Through the Years,” etc.

Panel topics, as well as more authors and scholars, will be announced as they are confirmed. Topics currently under consideration include “Bruce Springsteen’s Evolving Relationship With His Audience(s),” “Springsteen’s Best Songs,” “Springsteen & Live Performance,” “Springsteen & Media Through the Years,” etc.

Among our confirmed panel moderators is broadcaster Tom Cunningham, creator and host of the long-running weekly Springsteen-themed radio program The Bruce Brunch on 105.7 The Hawk (WCHR-FM.)

There will be time and space allotted for authors’ book sales/signings.

The day’s agenda also will include several live performances of Springsteen’s music by students from Monmouth University and Asbury Park, NJ’s Lakehouse Music Academy.

All ticket-sale proceeds will benefit Monmouth University and Friends of
The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection.

 

Springsteen & I

Tickets on sale 9/16.

Forty years ago, Bruce Springsteen burst onto the rock scene and changed it forever. His music defines a generation, but behind the songs were remarkable stories about the fans who lived them. Come celebrate Bruce’s birthday with this documentary-biographical film directed by Baillie Walsh documenting his life and career through the eyes and insights of his fans throughout the world.

Presented by the Friends of Springsteen and Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts