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Monday, April 30, 2007

Sink ! Oh Day My Oh

Another busy week in our one-horse town:

Alright, you already heard about my iPOD getting stolen. But did you know that we found a SONY Mini Disc Player (I think it belongs to a guys named will) email me at asusco@smithmullin.com As for my iPOD , I at least hope they don't forget to restore the factory settings and wipe out 4000 great songs. Sgt. Karma will find you. Here are some pictures from that memorable night .

DJ Street Justice filled in for me last night and we enjoyed a rain soaked evening at the Lamp Post. She's at St. Jerome's (153 Irvington) on Thursday and then off to St. John for a sunny vacation. Next Tuesday, will be Jesse's Debut, I'll be in Beirut, I mean at the Beirut show, but will head over afterwards. Jason from american watercolor movement plays next Wednesday.

Monday Night's Artist preview for Grace Church's Cathedral Art Show was packed. This Saturday is their Catherdral Arts Champagne Gala Fundraiser. Tickets are $40 ($50 at the door) with the money they raise going towards the community events, such as the Homeless Breakfast Program on the weekends. When you go, please check out American Watercolor Movement's Video Artist, Sebastian Masuelli exhibit IN THE BELLTOWER. AWM will be performing a 3 week stint in Newark based upon Sebastian's Julia. Grace Church follows up the Gala with live performances on Sunday from local artists and then an Artist Talk on Monday.

On Thursday Night, the Art House returns at their new location, the Roof of the old St. Francis Building. The weather will be fantastic, Christine Goodman told me so. Look for the building that is still standing and not surrounded bu fencing. Also on Thursday, Bryan Beninghove will/may be playing his last gig at the Iron Monkey, now would be a good time to go.

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, Bar Majestric is having an outdoor party on FRIDAY May 4th. Bring a bat, there will be plenty of Pinata's. Party starts when you leave early from work (4pm)

This month is going to be Big at the Lex Leonard Gallery, with each Saturday dedicated to experiment Jazz on Saturday,. This Friday Glen Coleman hosts a singer songwriter night with an open jam afterwards. Things start at 7:30 pm too much to report check his website for more.

In the 58 world, This Saturday we have : Sounds of Greg D, double-breasted, and Chris Harford and the Band of Changes. (links to the right) Showtime 8 pm. The deep fryer is still around so expect some sex-mex fare. Next Friday, May 11th, Dylan Egon's Faith and Fate Exhibit opens, with JC's The Black Hollies performing a special set at 10 pm sharp.

Earlier on Saturday, the Friends of Van Vorst Park has their annual planting. The Mayor and Councilman Steven Fulop will be there to officially open the Dog Run. The Dog Run has been opened for a while , if you want to read morte about the dog run go to http://www.jclist.com/ one note: not one dog has complained. Also at 11 am there is a silent auction at the old Medical Center, who needs a defibulator ?

The weather was great for Volleyball last Sunday. We play @ the park known as the "Pennisula" it's right here @ 155 Washington Street. Weather looks good for this Sunday. We set up at 1 pm

Attic Ensemble @ Barrow Mansion began it's run of "The Last Night of Ballyhoo". The show runs through this weekend. Check out the links for times and tickets.

My good friend Emily needs a roomate (downtown JC) http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/roo/323807199.html

Masha's cat had cats want some ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/61503555@N00/471313840/
Monday

Open Mic Nights at The Corkscrew



Artists' Preview Evening (opening) Monday, April 30 -7:30 pm @ Grace Church

Julia's last dream will adopt the form of a site-specific interactive video installation, and it will be staged in the belltower of Grace Van Vorst Church in Jersey City, NJ. I look foward to seeing you there Monday April 30th for the opening, or at one of the events listed below.




>The final PUBLIC MEETING for the Jersey City Regional Waterfront Access >and Downtown Circulation Study will be on Monday, April 30 at 6 PM. >The public meeting will be held at City Hall, 280 Grove Street, in the >Council Chambers on the second floor.

Tuesday

DJ Street Justice @ The Lamp Post

DJ Nuygen - spinning AfroBeat @ Bar Majestic FREE 9 pm

The Assention of Tim, the Bartender @ Lucky 7’s - Check their link for Acoustic Acts

Wednesday

DJ Chuck Daly @ Lucky 7’s 9 pm to 1 am $1 PBR’s

Buzz Universe @ The Lamp Post

Funral Crasher's @ Southpaw followed by the original punk rock/heavy metal karaoke band. 8:30 pm 18+ / $5 cover http://www.funeralcrashers.com/ http://www.punkmetalkaraoke.com/

Thursday

THE ART HOUSE 8-10pm * $5 Jersey City's longest running performance series Open Mike all night in celebration of the new space! 1 McWilliams Place, ROOF, Jersey City (SE Corner of Hamilton Park near Erie/8th St., old St. Francis Bldg)

Attic Ensemble Presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo:" Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Early Riser Thursday performance May 3rd at 7 pm. @ Barrow Mansion

DJ Chuck D @ the Lamp Post 10 pm

Bryan Beninghove Trio @ The Iron Monkey Free 10 pm

DJs: STEFF "STREET JUSTICE!" KAUTZMANN and of the KEMADO RECORDS fame, LAUREN "HELLBENDER" AMSTERDAM.@ St. Jeromes 153 Irvington NYC

Free Form Thursdaze at the Waterbug Underground. 11:00 pm. $3 admission. $2 Yeungling all night long. Poetry, comedy, hip hop, and folk. 11:00 - 12:00 best featured performers in Jersey City, 12:00-1:30 open mic. #7 Eerie Street in the basement of Rolon s Keyhole Bar. http://www.thewaterbughotel.com/

Friday

DJ William McCamie @ @ 13 BAR LOUNGE NYC TIME 6:00PM TO 10:00PM 35 EAST 13TH STREET @ UNIVERSITY PLACE http://www.bar13.com/

Attic Ensemble Presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo:" Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Early Riser Thursday performance May 3rd at 7 pm. @ Barrow Mansion

Singer Songwriter Hosted by Glen Coleman @ the Lex Leornard Gallery 7:30 pm

Subway Surfers @ Magnetic Field

The Impulse @ The Knitting Factory (NYC)

Thunder Lizard be Thy Name @ The Court Tavern (New Brunswick)

@ The Corkscrew 9 pm (check links for dj schedule)

@ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm


Ladies Night w/ DJ Johnny Astronaut @ The Lamp Post



DJ Rhod 9 pm@ The White Star Bar

Saturday

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email office@gracevanvorst.org . to volunteer
Friends of Van Vorst Planting 9 to 4 pm, Free Food, Mayor and Councilman Fulop to "open" teh Dog Run at Noon.
Silent Auction of Furniture and otehr items from the old JC Medical Center 11am.



Di in the morning @ The Lamp Post 11am to 6pm – Scrabble and other nerdy stuff with the delight of Bloody Mary’s and Egg Sandwiches
CHRIS SILK art opening at galería GOBA (Right Angle Frames) 320 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 201.450.1150
CATHEDRAL ARTS FESTIVAL, a Champagne Gala, 7:30 pm-Midnight $40 adv/ $50 door / (Artist & Student discounts)



Attic Ensemble Presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo:" Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Early Riser Thursday performance May 3rd at 7 pm. @ Barrow Mansion









double breasted, Sounds of Greg D (& Paul Rieder) Chris Harford @ 58 $10suggested donation doors 7:30pm show 8 pm sharp



HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ SERIES 8@ the Lex Leonard Gallery pm - 12am Musical series organized by jazz musician James Keepnews featuring four groups led by noted practitioners of experimental jazz and improvised music to be held every Saturday in May at Lex Leonard Gallery.

The Swigs @ the Lamp Post FREE 10 pm



The Super Karaoke Fun Time Band @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm

STD Saturday s @ The Corkscrew with DJ Knees and Nolan Gate



Gumbo Night @ Rock Soup Studio's Project 001 : 8 to 11 Free Form Express Open Mike Hosted by Mr. Taps; 11 to end DJ Funkie Junkie's Dance Party and Freak Show

Sunday

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email office@gracevanvorst.org . to volunteer



Live performances at Grace Church 1 to 5 pm.



Volleyball at Penninsula Park 1 pm



Attic Ensemble Presents "The Last Night of Ballyhoo:" Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Early Riser Thursday performance May 3rd at 7 pm. @ Barrow Mansion






Monday

Open Mic Nights at The Corkscrew

Artist Talk for Catherdral Art's Show @ Grace Church

Tuesday

DJesse filling in for DJ Dancing Tony @ The Lamp Post FREE 10 pm

DJ Nuygen - spinning AfroBeat @ Bar Majestic FREE 9 pm

The Assention of Tim, the Bartender @ Lucky 7’s - Check their link for Acoustic Acts

Wednesday

DJ Chuck Daly @ Lucky 7’s 9 pm to 1 am $1 PBR’s

Jason of AWM @ The Lamp Post FREE 10 pm

↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Look out for Below ↓↓↓↓↓↓

May 11th Dylan Egon's Art Opening @ 58 w/ Live Performance by The Black Hollies 7 t0 11 pm
May 11th Roller Derby Debut : Northern Nightmare's vs. JC's Bridge and Pummel in Newark Branch Brook Park - After party @ Lucky 7's
May 11th The Freeloadin' Brett Wilson Art Opening @ Residue Gallery
May 11th Art House Warming Party and Fundraiser
May 19th Tony's 20th High School Reunion
My 19th SAT MAT @ 58 w/ Straight Jackey Minds, Olde Ghost, Youth Against Nature, Retard Strength
June 8th Lismore Tour Kick-off Party at the Cake shop

Love tony

JC Department of Love and Leisure

h. 201-fbi-auto
w. 973-783-7670


Hey everybody!
So I decided to stay in NYC, or JC (jersey city) awhile longer as my roommate moved out, rather last minute to take a job in Philly.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in splitting my place with me, please past my info along to them. Thanks and here's the link to my craigslist ad:
http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/roo/323807199.html
I have more pics available if you'd like to see the rest of the place...I lost my cell phone recently so please if I haven't contacted you in awhile resend your number so we can catch up!
xoxo
emily anne
212 729 3523
It's a rare opportunity for an artist to show in such a special place as a belltower, and a rarer one still for anyone to experience it.I hope you can make it to the opening monday, April 30th or the Artist Talk Monday, May 7th. Also, some friends have work on the show as well, good time should be had by all.
if you'd like to get some context on Julia's plight --> http://www.fease.org/ (the mistake i make is to try and think, as well as the blog).
Julia's last dream will adopt the form of a site-specific interactive video installation, and it will be staged in the belltower of Grace Van Vorst Church in Jersey City, NJ. I look foward to seeing you there Monday April 30th for the opening, or at one of the events listed below.
El último sueño de Julia adoptara la forma de una video instalación especificamente formulada para tomar parte en el campanario de Grace Van Vorst Church en Jersey City, NJ USA. Espero verlos en la apertura.



April 30 - May 19, 2007. MWF 11am-1pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Artists' Preview Evening (opening)Monday, April 30 -7:30 pm
Champagne GalaSaturday, May 5, 7:30 pm-MidnightTickets: $40 in adv, $50 at the door, $25 seniors
Gallery TalksMonday, May 7 pm – FREE Discussion and exchange of ideas featuring artists from the CAF 2007 Exhibit. Moderated by curators Donna Kessinger and Vikki Michalios
directions All events take place in Downtown Jersey City at Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-659-2211. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible through our 39 Erie St entrance while other guests may enter through the church's red door around the corner on Second St.
From NYCPATH trains to New Jersey are located along 6th Ave. at 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th, or Christopher St for the 33 rd St/ Journal Square PATH train line or at the WTC for the WTC/Newark PATH train line and get off at the Grove Street Station. Go up the staircase in the middle of the station (.vs the on after a tunnel) Choose the escalator exit (vs. the staircase) walk to your left, cross Grove Street, and stay on Newark Ave. Walk up one block, and make a right on to Erie St. Walk for three short blocks (crossing Bay and First streets, and arriving at the corner of the Second St.) GCVV is the church to your left, and you would recognize us by our beautiful garden, and Christ on the Cross, and the American, The Episcopal, and Rainbow flags. Make a left on second to walk up to our red door. Welcome! You are here!
Gracias/Thanks:Anne Novotny, Jesse Wright, Evonne Davis, Emma Wilcox, Aferro Gallery, American Watercolor Movement, Donna Kessinger, Vikki Michalios, Donald, and Pastor Janet. (Without whom this would not be possible / Sin quienes esto no seria posible).

How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?"
~oscar wilde
funeral crashers
live @ southpaw
followed by the original punk rock/heavy metal karaoke band.
wednesday, may 2nd
8:30 pm
18+ / $5 cover
come to see us play, stay to scream your heart out...
http://www2.blogger.com/www.funeralcrashers.com
http://www2.blogger.com/www.punkmetalkaraoke.com










dear friends: rob's band, the impulse, is playing in the main space at knitting factory on friday, may 4, 2007, with too much joy (some band i've never heard of).you've probably shown or feigned interest in attending his show. this is your invite/reminder to get off of your ass and get down to bidness. i would love it if you could attend and dance around (possibly on your head, potentially nude and definitely enthusiastically) -- according to the website, the doors open at 9:30. they should start sometime after that . . . http://www.knittingfactory.com/index.phpyou can buy tickets by clicking on the link below. http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&pl=&eventId=129336do it! you know you want to!!! i want you too. AND they might play a monkees cover!!trisha



Hey Mr Tony!!Fun party on saturday night.I was wondering if you could add two events to your bloggy blog..I have an art opening on Saturday nightin Hoboken.Here are the details and the flyer (if you need it) http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/465514661_8e1805c28d_o.png"The Litany of Chaos in the Universe" May 5, 2007 @ 6p ~ 9p Exhibiting through June 2, 2007 galería GOBA (Right Angle Frames) 320 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 201.450.1150 I'll also be constructing 3 eclectic events in May at the Lex Lennard Gallery CHRIS SILK (Three art opening-ish events in May: Fridays May 11, 18, 25)

Greetings artists and arts supporters!
Spring is here and new beginnings are in the air for Art House Productions. We are proud to OUR NEW HOME! Hope you can join us for one of these exciting events coming up in May and June 2007.
Keep on creating,
Christine Goodman
Founder/Artistic Director, Art House Productions
All events listed below will be held at:
Art House Productions
1 McWilliams Place, ROOF, Jersey City
(SE Corner of Hamilton Park near Erie/8th St., old St. Francis Bldg)
AHP sends sincere thanks to Exeter Properties for opening their doors to us.
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THURSDAY, MAY 3RD * 8-10pm * $5
THE ART HOUSE
Jersey City's longest running performance series Featuring the area's hottest poets and musicians Taped for television
Open Mike all night in celebration of the new space!
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FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 8pm-midnight * $7
($5 with canned good for St. Lucy’s Shelter)
(ART) HOUSE WARMING!
Featuring music by the talented Roland Ramos (9pm) and a special performance by AU Capoeira (10pm)
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FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST, 8pm-midnight * FREE
JC FRIDAYS
Theatre and music all night long!
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THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH * 8-10pm * $5
THE ART HOUSE
Jersey City's longest running performance series Featuring the area's hottest poets and musicians Taped for television
Season finale event!!
Featuring Slam Champion
and Director of The Cypher Movement
DUJUANA SHARESE
and Musical Guest
GLEN COLEMAN
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SATURDAY, JUNE 24th, 8pm-midnight
ART HOUSE SUMMER BLOWOUT
Our 3rd Annual Blowout featuring the LIVE MUSIC!!
Bands to be announced...check back soon!
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**PLUS**
ACTING FOR BEGINNERS: Discovering Your Voice on Stage 5-week acting course offered this spring by CHRISTINE GOODMAN Founding Artistic Director, Art House Productions Producer, Writer and Professional Actor
ACTING FOR BEGINNERS’ comprehensive approach to actor craft will help you embrace yourself as an actor -- in a safe, supportive environment. This class is for adults who would like to explore the basics of acting and gain tools to help them feel more confident on stage when speaking or performing in public.
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
May 22nd - June 19th, 2007
$200 * FIRST SERIES SPECIAL RATE!
Sign up before May 1st for an additional $10 off!
ALL STUDENTS MUST RESERVE BY MAY 15th, 2007
ACTING FOR BEGINNERS Course includes:
* How to acknowledge the audience -- and then forget them
* Facing the fear and using it to your advantage
* Is it all a lie? Staying truthful on stage
* Making the magic: how to bring a scene to life
For more information, or to reserve space in our acting class, email info@arthouseproductions.org or call (201) 915-9911

"Home is where the ART is"
http://www.arthouseproductions.org/


HI - WE WILL BE ROCKIN DOWM 'CINCO DE MAYO" here in chilltown jc- xxxxoooopamela

The Swigs @ The Lamp Post 05/05 FREE 11 PM


Just a heads up for a nice evening of music and art in downtown Jersey City!!
Saturday May 5th
@
58 Gallery
58 Coles St.
Jersey City, NJ
http://www.fifty8.com/
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8pm
double-breasted
http://www.myspace.com/doublebreasted
9pm
Sounds of Greg D
http://www.myspace.com/gregsounds
10pm
Chris Harford & the Band of Changes
http://www.myspace.com/chrisharfordthebandofchanges
** Featuring artwork by Chris Harford. With special guest, Paul Rieder, joining Sounds of Greg D on mandolin. Orlando Reyes is resident artist and gallery curator. His most recent work, Solace, will be on exhibit....more details to follow!


ood news for all you Irish Catholics. We'll be coming to Boston next Thursday, MAY 10th!! It's our first time at this downtown venue and the Beantown ShineDome Party is gonna help set it off.... tell a friend!
Revolution Rock Bar
Thursday, May 10th
9;30pm
200 High Street, Boston, MA
617-261-4200
http://www.revolutionrockbar.com/
REVOLUTION Rock Bar is a new restaurant/lounge/rock club in the Downtown Boston/Faneuil Hall area that opened late summer 2006. This 2 floor venue features great local and touring rock acts 3 nights a week
IN OTHER NEWS..... Jupiter One will be featured on the Canadian version of Conan THIS SATURDAY! The show is called "Another Crappy Canadian Late Night Talk Show" and it's hosted by the one and only J.R. Digs. (Hey..Canadians know who that is, okay?).
Saturday, May 5th we'll be performing "Fire Away"!
Go to http://www.jrdigs.com/ and click on "sched." for local airtimes.
More info here too: http://www2.blogger.com/www.myspace.com/jrdigs
Love,
Dave
http://www2.blogger.com/www.jupiterone.com
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CATHEDRAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Festival Organizer, Claire Guerette (201) 294-1872 (cell)jcguerettes@aol.comTickets, Grace Church Parish Office (201) 659-2211Grace Church Van Vorst Announces its

18th Annual Cathedral Arts Festival
Opening Gala: Saturday, May 5th - 7:30 PM to Midnight

Cathedral Arts Festival, Hudson County's largest and longest running festival of performing and visual fine arts, will present is 18th year of programming with several cultural events this May.The festival will kick off with a Champagne Gala reception on Saturday, May 5th from 7:30 pm to Midnight. Highlights of the Gala will include sale of art on exhibit from over 80 New Jersey artists including works in painting, photography, glass, fiber, sculpture and more; live auctions of works including pottery and antique church organ pipes; a silent auction of goods and services; fine food, free flowing champagne, dancing, and live music by talented local performers.The festival continues through May 19th with additional events, all of them free to the public. Key events were developed with the assistance of other local Jersey City arts organizations including Pro Arts, JCity Theatre and Art House Productions.

April 30-May 19Fine Arts Exhibit – MWF 11am-1pm, Sun 10am-4pmMonday,
April 30Artists’ Preview Evening – 7:30 pmSaturday,
May 5Champagne Gala – 7:30 pm-MidnightTickets: $40 in adv, $50 at the door, $25 seniors
Sunday, May 6Performing Arts Showcase – 1 pm – 5 pm – FREE
Featuring performances by local Jersey City singer/songwriters, musicians, storytellers, actors and percussionists. Entertainment in every flavor is guaranteed.

Monday, May 7 Gallery Talks – 7 pm – FREE
Discussion and exchange of ideas featuring artists from the CAF 2007 Exhibit. Moderated by curators Donna Kessinger and Vikki Michalios

Saturday, May 12An Evening of Poetry – 7 pm – FREEPoetry and Spoken Word by local poets.Presented by Candy Ellison with assistance from Art House Productions – Christine Goodman, Director

Friday, May 18Local Filmmakers’ Showcase – 7 pm - FREE

Original, short works by local filmmakers. Curated by Claudia Perry & Zoe HauserAll events take place in Downtown Jersey City at Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-659-2211, www.gracevanvorst.org. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible through our 39 Erie St entrance while other guests may enter through the church’s red door around the corner on Second St.Established in 1847, Grace Church Van Vorst is the oldest Episcopal church in Jersey City. The parish has a long history of actively supporting the Hudson County arts community. In addition to the annual Cathedral Arts Festival, Grace Church Van Vorst hosts vital outreach to the Downtown Jersey City community with weekend breakfasts for the hungry, a weekday program for seniors, and art events year round including productions in theater, dance and music.GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST – 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302The Reverend Janet Broderick, RectorPhone: (201) 659-2211 / http://www.gracevanvorst.org/_



Hello folks. This email is a correction to some of the show dates mentioned in the last update.
The correct dates are as follows:
GLEN COLEMAN (Friday May 4)
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE (Saturdays in May: 5, 12, 19, 26)
CHRIS SILK (Three events in May: Fridays May 11, 18, 25)
MARIA RUBIO (Opening reception during the next JC Fridays: June 1)
KARINA & FRIENDS (Saturday: June 2)

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Here's an update on Karina's lineup....
Performers include: Dujuana, Christine Goodman, Beth Bentley, Rico Steele and more to come...

PRESS RELEASE FOR JAZZ SERIES------------------------------------------
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT:
Lex Leonard
Lex Leonard Gallery
201-893-4970
EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ COMES TO JERSEY CITY!
Jersey City, NJ, May, 2007 - "HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE - Experimental Jazz in Jersey City" is a musical series organized by jazz musician James Keepnews featuring four groups led by noted practitioners of experimental jazz and improvised music to be held every Saturday in May at Lex Leonard Gallery, 143 C. Columbus Dr., Jersey City, NJ from 8pm - 12am. General admission is $10 each night, $7 for students and seniors with valid ID.
Line-up:

- May 5: James Keepnews on guitar, laptop and electronics: Featuring Daniel Carter on reeds, flute and trumpet; Tim Keiper on drums and percussion.
- May 12: Saris - JC resident Harris Eisenstadt on drums: Featuring Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon with special guest Eivind Opsvik on bass.
- May 19: Novela - JC resident Tony Malaby, leader on tenor saxophone, introduces a new band featuring fellow JC residents Nate Wooley on bass and Angelica Sanchez on Wurlitzer piano, along with Kris Davis on Fender Rhodes piano and Jeff Davis on drums.
- May 26: Jason Kao Hwang / EDGE - JC resident Jason Kao Hwang on violin: Featuring Ken Filiano on bass, Andrew Drury on drums and special guest Steve Swell on trombone.
About the scene...
Over the last several years, Jersey City has distinguished itself as an important center for the arts not only locally but globally. Its numerous galleries, arts centers and the support received from local audiences are a testament to a thriving arts scene right across the Hudson River. As a result, more and more artists of every variety are increasingly making Jersey City their home. This is notably true for avant-garde jazz musicians. As the number of spaces within the greater metropolitan area that feature this music has shrunk dramatically in the last few years, musicians increasingly are turning to self-promoted events to keep this vital music alive. James Keepnews is an independent jazz musician and promoter who's organized a platform for cutting edge jazz for four Saturdays in May.
About the promoter...
James Keepnews is a musician, writer and multimedia artist. He has performed with dozens of bands and performing artists over the course of two decades, including Daniel Carter, George Lewis, Holland Hopson, Joe Giardullo, Linda Montano, Damian Catera and many others. Keepnews received his B.A. in English at Hamilton College in 1988 and attended the Interactive Electronic Arts program (iEAR) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, receiving his MFA from there in 1998. He is currently preparing several releases for his his record label, Metaharmonc (http://www2.blogger.com/www.metaharmonic.com). For more information on James and other participants of the series please visit http://www2.blogger.com/www.lexleonardgallery.com

ABOUT Lex Leonard Gallery
Lex Leonard Gallery is a new 1400 sq/ft space located in the heart of Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, 1 block west of the Grove St. Path Station, minutes away from NYC @ 143 Christopher Columbus Drive at Barrow St.
For more information, please e-mail lex@lexleonardgallery.com or visit http://www2.blogger.com/www.lexleonardgallery.com


CURRENT GALLERY HOURS--------------------
Thursdays and Fridays from 7 - 8:30pm
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Lex Leonard Gallery
143 C.Columbus Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Support Rolon's Bar.
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@ ROLON'S BAR: 7 Erie St.
WATERBUG FREEFROM THURSDAYS: (Every Thursday)
Yes folks, the Bug's open mic is still tickin after 4 years!
Doors: 10pm
Close: 1:30am
Refreshments avail.
BE OUR FRIEND!
Visit us on http://www.myspace.com/thewaterbughotel
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@ ROLON'S BAR: 7 Erie St.
SUNDAY JAM SESSIONS W/ ROLAND RAMOS: (Every Sunday)
Starting this Sunday at Rolon's basement singer/songwriter Roland Ramos will be conducting jam sessions. PA and drum kit is available on the premises. All are welcomed. Refreshments avail.
Doors: 7:30pm
Close: 11pm
Refreshments avail.
BE OUR FRIEND!
Visit us on http://www.myspace.com/thewaterbughotel
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PS: I'm planning a group trip to The Bonaroo Music Festival. If interested let me know.
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So there you have it folks. Stop by the gallery!
Lex Leonard

05/11/2007 10:00 PM - The Readyset & Slow Learner @ Iron Monkey [Edit] [Cancel] 97 Greene St Jersey City, New Jersey US Cost:free Description:The Readyset- NYC power pop Slow Learner-JC --------------------------------------------------------------------------------05/18/2007 10:00 PM - The Demands & The Off World Colonies @ Iron Monkey [Edit] [Cancel] 97 Greene St Jersey City, New Jersey US Cost:free Description:Demands-12am Off World Colonies-11pm --------------------------------------------------------------------------------05/19/2007 03:00 PM - All ages Matinee: Straight Jacket Mind, Youth Against Nature, Olde Ghost @58 [Edit] [Cancel] 58 Coles St Jersey City, New Jersey US Cost:N/A Description:ALL AGES Matinee at 58! Start time and lineup order TBA.. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------05/26/2007 10:00 PM - Disaster Us, The Subway Surfers @ Iron Monkey [Edit] [Cancel] 97 Greene St Jersey City, New Jersey US Cost:free Description:Disaster Us-12am Subway Surfers-11pm --------------------------------------------------------------------------------06/15/2007 08:00 PM - Rockabilly night w/Tombstone Brawlers & The Ogbanje @ Iron Monkey [Edit] [Cancel] 97 Greene St Jersey City, New Jersey US Cost:N/A Description:It's a Horrorbilly mad house with two of NJ's best mutant rockers: Tombstone Brawlers and The Ogbanje Plus Horror Movies on the Iron Monkey big screen and lotsa Kustom Kulture SHIT!!!
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the Subwway Surfers GIG! June 29th Otto's Shrunken Head Otto's Shrunken Head 538 E 14th St New York, NY 10009-3347 Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B Directions: L at 1st Ave Subway Surfers make their triumphant return to Otto's after their killer Halloween show w/The Dark Marbles & Trash Mavericks -------------------------------------- Like 80s Punk & New Wave? Check out Fuzzco's Podcast: http://zerohour.podomatic.com/ "Subway Surfers are the kind of band Friday nights were made for."-Robin Eisgrau, JC Downtown magazine"Rock n' roll is supposed to be fun. The Subway Surfers are fun. They get it."-Bill Kelly, The Teenage Wasteland, WFMU-FM"Sounds like some great 45 lost since 1977."-Lindsay Hutton, The Next Big Thing"If people don't go see you guys play...they're #!$%*& stupid."-Jennifer Loveless, Musicologist & Rock Chickhttp://www.subwaysurfers.com/F.B.C./K.A.R. !!!

Spring greetings!You are invited to perform spoken word, poetry, voice or music, bring your own small amp and mike if needed. During 12 pm - 6:30 pm Friday June 1st, 2007, in the Caucus Room, City Hall, 280 Grove Street - Second floor, Jersey City, NJ. The Caucus Room is a large board room about 20 x 40 feet being used for art gallery space. My TREE show is the second in a series in praise of trees in all their manifestations. Trees as glorious elements of nature, as shelter, nurture, medicine, as symbols, as elements of our community, part of our history, parts of our imaginations, our inner expressions of love, and more ... in fact anything that inspires you, whether related to trees or not, is welcome. Another celebration of nature and life. Please respond as soon as possible with your preferred performance time 12 pm - 6:30 pm, Friday, June 1st.Happy spring!

Hay tony.....
just so ya know.... !NP! + WJ and THE SWEET SACRIFICE + STUYVESANT rock CLASH BAR in CLIFTON on JUNE 8th.... maybe see ya thursday? i've been lifting some serious trees, so i may or may not make it....
cheers,
t

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Life isn't about showing up - it's about setting up

Here's the update. Please Note: Somethings already happened.

Thank you to those of you who answered my call for help in my metaphorical kitchen of promotion and organizing. By far, the best response was an offer of a pannini press. I don't know if I am ready to move in on the hot sandwich market yet, you can sample my herring sandwiches at the Amsterdance party this Saturday and let me know. We'll be setting up Friday and Saturday if you can lend a hand let me know. asusco@smithmullin.com . In addition to my freak out, DJ Street Justice (05/01) and Jesse (05/08) will be covering my DJ duties at the Lamp Post until I return on (05/15) .Then, we will be rotating our slots so we don't stale up on you.

On Wednessay, Melissa Surach and Her Blackhole will be back at 58. Whale Sex, Magic, Musical Comedy and a closing performance by the Coffin Daggers are all on tap. Doors are at 8 pm, don't be late !! this is a fine line-up and we also need to get the band started early.

On Saturday, we have the second Annual Amsterdance Party. Celebrating Holland's Biggest Holiday of Queen's Day . Things start at 8pm with live music from with the Emergency Party (BKLN), the Chantigs (SF,CA), Shell Shag (CD Release) and WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice (JC) . $10 donation before 11 pm, $5 for the dance party afterwards with DJ's Johny Astronaut, DJ Soul and DJ Lex . Share the love and wear some orange. The Mext Holiday is Cinco de Mayo, with performaces by Sounds of Greg D, double-breasted, and Chris Harford and the Band of Changes, ay dios mio !


How would you like your apartment to star in a film ? We’re looking for a great apartment for a short film shooting this June/July (2 day weekend shoot in this location).SWIMMING LESSONS is a film about two girls whose idiosyncratic methods of coping with life bring them face to face in a moment that will forever change their relationship. A stylized character piece that moves from quiet to cacophonous, SWIMMING LESSONS explores how relationships can help us heal, and how friendship can be unexpected.We need one great apartment to double for two locations. The apartment needs to have a fire escape off of the bedroom or a fire escape off of a living room that could look like a bedroom. Exposed ceiling beams a huge plus. We’re going to be a small, respectful crew with a fun set. We’re also very low budget, so while we cannot offer any pay, we can offer compensation for electricity. In addition, we would love for the apartment owners to attend both our fundraising and wrap parties, and to receive credit in the film as well as a DVD copy. This is a great opportunity to be involved in New York’s indie film scene and help a passionate group of artists see their project through! email Jen Dougherty ----jen.sinkorswim@gmail.com

The weather was great for Volleyball last Sunday. We play @ the park known as the Pennisula, Google map us. 155 Washington Street. Weather looks good for this Sunday. We set up at 1 pm

Masha's cat had cats want some ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/61503555@N00/471313840/

Thursday

DJ Chuck D @ the Lamp Post 10 pm

Bryan Beninghove Organ Trio @ The Iron Monkey Free 10 pm
DJs: STEFF "STREET JUSTICE!" KAUTZMANN and of the KEMADO RECORDS fame, LAUREN "HELLBENDER" AMSTERDAM.@ MOTOR CITY127 LUDLOW ST @ 151

Free Form Thursdaze at the Waterbug Underground. 11:00 pm. $3 admission. $2 Yeungling all night long. Poetry, comedy, hip hop, and folk. 11:00 - 12:00 best featured performers in Jersey City, 12:00-1:30 open mic. #7 Eerie Street in the basement of Rolon s Keyhole Bar. http://www.thewaterbughotel.com/

Friday

DJ William McCamie @ @ 13 BAR LOUNGE NYC TIME 6:00PM TO 10:00PM 35 EAST 13TH STREET @ UNIVERSITY PLACE http://www.bar13.com/

99Cent Dream Art Opening @ Victory Hall Live Performace by the SHUA Group www.shuagroup.org 8:30 pm (hey I can't read that flyer either ????)

DJ's @ The Corkscrew 9 pm (check links for dj schedule)
Timeless Romance Movies @ the Loews 8 pm

DJ Johnny Astronaut @ The Lamp Post
DJ Rhod 9 pm@ The White Star Bar

Saturday

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email office@gracevanvorst.org . to volunteer
Di in the morning @ The Lamp Post 11am to 6pm – Scrabble and other nerdy stuff with the delight of Bloody Mary’s and Egg Sandwiches
Timeless Romance Movies @ the Loews 2:30 pm and 6 pm
http://www.henrygsanchez.com/ @ OPENING RECEPTION: 4 to 8pm an exhibition featuring works by: Mike Dawson Michael de Jong Richard Haymes Janet Maya Henry G. Sanchez Iris Kufert-Rivo 140 Bay Street Building (the former Cook Gallery space) entrance is at 125 First Street
Jupiter One @ Mexicali Blues
Flaming Fire @ WFMU Party @ Southpaw FREE Check out WFMU Link on right for more details about the bands playing

Burning Giraffes@ the Lamp Post FREE 10 pm
58's second Annual Amsterdance Party. Celebrating Holland's Biggest Holiday of Queen's Day . Things start at 8pm with live music from with the Emergency Party (BKLN), the Chantigs (SF,CA), Shell Shag (CD Release) and WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice (JC) . $10 donation before 11 pm, $5 for the dance party afterwards with DJ's Johny Astronaut, DJ Soul and DJ Lex . Share the love and wear some orange.

Roadside Graves, Jim Testa @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm

STD Saturday s @ The Corkscrew with FREE (show times are sharp !!!)
This Saturday Billy Filo the One Handed DJ and Live Music by Mason-Dixon

Sunday

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email office@gracevanvorst.org . to volunteer

Volleyball Pre-Season @ The Pennisula 1 pm. Call 201-324-2886 for more info.



Monday

Open Mic Nights at The Corkscrew

Artists' Preview Evening (opening) Monday, April 30 -7:30 pm @ Grace Church

Julia's last dream will adopt the form of a site-specific interactive video installation, and it will be staged in the belltower of Grace Van Vorst Church in Jersey City, NJ. I look foward to seeing you there Monday April 30th for the opening, or at one of the events listed below.

>The final PUBLIC MEETING for the Jersey City Regional Waterfront Access >and Downtown Circulation Study will be on Monday, April 30 at 6 PM. >The public meeting will be held at City Hall, 280 Grove Street, in the >Council Chambers on the second floor.

Tuesday

DJ Street Justice @ The Lamp Post

DJ Nuygen - spinning AfroBeat @ Bar Majestic FREE 9 pm

The Assention of Tim, the Bartender @ Lucky 7’s - Check their link for Acoustic Acts

Wednesday


DJ Chuck Daly @ Lucky 7’s 9 pm to 1 am $1 PBR’s

Buzz Universe @ The Lamp Post

↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Look out for Below ↓↓↓↓↓↓
May 4th Subway Surfers @ Magnetic Field
May 5th : double breasted, Sounds of Greg D (& Paul Rieder) Chris Harford @ 58
May 5th : Grace Church Cathedral Art Show and Champagne Gala

May 11th Dylan Egon's Art Opening @ 58 w/ Live Performance by The Black Hollies 7 t0 11 pm
May 19th Tony's 20th High School Reunion
My 19th SAT MAT @ 58 w/ Straight Jackey Minds, Olde Ghost, Youth Against Nature, plus tba June 8th Lismore Tour Kick-off Party at the Cake shop

Love tony

JC Department of Love and Leisure

h. 201-fbi-auto
w. 973-783-7670


Crowded Action at 99¢an interactive performance of dance and live music------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shua Group, dance Stephen Cooper, music
Performances will take place at the artist opening and closing partyof 99¢, a collaborative art exhibition of the Jersey City Museum andVictory Hall. FREE
Friday April 27 8:30pm Artist Opening Reception 99¢Saturday May 12 8:00pm (Closing Party)at Victory Hall186 Grand St. at Marin Blvd., Jersey City
take PATH train to "Grove Street" - 5 minute walk
Information and directions:http://www.shuagroup.org/www.victoryhall.org
Original Dance Performance: Andrian Jevicki, Yuki Kawahisa, Kiori Kawai, Kayoko Nakajima, Danica Holoviak, Jairo Cueto, Mike Melkovic, Leo Fenwick, Heather Warfel, Jim Legge, CJ Holm, Gene Aguirre, Laura Quattrocchi, Joshua Bisset, Brooke Belott, Rebecca Lundgren
Original Music Performance: J.P. Schlegelmilch (piano) , Jacob Wick (trumpet)Sam Sowyrda (vibraphone, percussion), Stephen Cooper (guitar, composition)
This work was commissioned by the American Music Center's Live Music for Dance Program.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.


Flaming Fire at Free WFMU Southpaw Party on Sat!
Body:
WFMU SHOWCASE SHOW -- IT'S FREE!FLAMING FIRE (10 PM SHARP)THE MAJOR STARSJONATHAN KANE'S FEBRUARY (swan's co-founder's new band)DJ/RUPTURE W/DANIEL PERLIN (big euro superstar, did John Peel show a couple times)Saturday, April 28125 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC(Between Sterling Place and St. Johns Place)9 PM * 8 PM Doors * $0Hi, Guess What?Good Charlotte, Franz Ferdinand and Jennifer Lopez all chipped in to buy you (and everyone else in NYC) a ticket for the next Flaming Fire show this Saturday at the WFMU Showcase. True! It's just their way of saying, sorry we suck and you had to listen to us. You can read the detailed explanation below*, or just accept it on faith that J-Lo and WFMU loves you, and show up for free to an awesome showcase party at Southpaw this Saturday! We're really thrilled to be playing with The Major Stars, Jonathan Kane's February and DJ/Rupture (w/ accompanying video by Daniel Perlin) -- we go on at 10 PM sharp.Because, we're so excited about this show, we've written A LOT of new songs for it, and we hope you like them. We'll also do a couple of old favorites that we haven't played in a while.Details below, see you on Saturday!Love,PatrickTHE MAJOR STARS:We played with the Major Stars once before for a private party far away, and saw more types of exotic amazing dubious substances than we knew existed. It was astounding. People were eating experimental day-glo slime invented earlier that afternoon, poured into their mouths by robots, and then dancing around in coconut bras, in a huge synchronized dance. This is really true. The Major Stars were awesome that night. They play a big heavy super ROCK ROCK ROCK sound that had all the bombed coconut bra-people crawling around on the ceiling.http://www.myspace.com/themajorstarsFLAMING FIRE:" The Brooklyn-based collective Flaming Fire is more like an evangelical church congregation than like a conventional rock group, with its leader, Patrick Hambrecht, in the role of preacher and the other members (including his wife, Kate) as his loyal followers. The group's songs pair deceptively simple Residents-like riffs and occasional bursts of noise with fearsome, Biblical-sounding group chants and call-and-response singing. Most refreshing are Hambrecht's seriousness and fervor. (The band's sense of irony is limited to the darker variety -- 'Kill the Right People,' one refrain goes.)" -The New Yorkerhttp://myspace.com/flamingfireJONATHAN KANE'S FEBRUARYJonathan Kane started the Swans with Gira and is a big NYC legend. He hits the drums REALLY HARD, and he'll be playing with his new band February, who are supposed to be incredible.http://www.myspace.com/jonathankaneDJ RUPTURE:You won't find another musician as agile and reckless as DJ /rupture. He's performed in over 25 countries, released records on Soul Jazz & Tigerbeat6, DJ'ed in a band with Norah Jones, done two John Peel Sessions, and was turntable soloist with the 80-member Barcelona Symphony Orchestra.http://myspace.com/deejayrupture* See, J-Lo's record company paid tons and tons of cash to get her record played nationally, but sort of secretly so it seemed like people actually liked it, and then Elliot Spitzer sued the record companies of J-Lo and Good Charlotte and Franz Ferdinand for millions of dollars for making NYC radio suck, so all the record companies had to pay a small fortune in a settlement, and Spitzer gave the money to nice non-profits like WFMU, and they've decided to organize a whole bunch of free shows, and we're playing their inaugural free-a-thon!



Broken Fingers, Bad Vibes and Mason Dixon
This week.Saturday Night finds DJ Billy Filo infront of the Cigarette Machine and behind the wheels of steel.Off in the corner, you'll find the sweet/sick sounds of Mason Dixon playing some live rock 'n roll.Guest appearance by DJ Knees (or someone) quite possible.You'll just have to be there to see it for yourself.See ya.


Hey "KING,"
By the way, there is no on emore deserving of that title....
Would you mind throwing some dates on your next pos?
April 28th Jupiter One @ MExicali Blues (Midnight) May 17th Jupiter One @ Mercury Lounge 9:30pm May 19th Jupiter One @ Pier A in Hoboken. Free Relay for Life event (time is TBA)
Also, could you add a link to http://www.jupiterone.com on the right hand side of your blog?
luv ya regardless :)
Dave
http://www.mexicalibluescafe.com
The show is with The Laundry, PVD, and Square Wave Punch.
Thanks!

Dear Spring,It's about time you selfish b*$ch! Now we can roll the top down on our 95 Subaru and head for VA! (Friday, April 27th at our favorite place, IOTA)Then we return Saturday, April 28th for a show with the NJ All-Stars at Mexicali Blues. (Square Wave Punch, Uniform, The Laundry)details below.... SAVE THE DATE for our next NYC show at MERCURY LOUNGE on May 17th (9:30pm)Friday, April 27th w/ RPMIOTA Club & Cafehttp://www.iotaclubandcafe.com/Arlington, VAShow starts at 9:30pm$12

Timeless Romance at the Loew’s Jersey – Fri-Sat, Apr 27-28
Posted by: "solan" mailto:loewsjersey@gmail.com?Subject=solan
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:55 am (PST)
The joy of finding love is equaled in intensity only by the despair offearing that it is not meant to last. Little wonder, then, that someof the finest literature and greatest movies are about lovetranscending time. This month, the LandmarkLoew's Jersey presents three of the most legendary such films.Friday, April 27 at 8PMWuthering HeightsStarring Laurence Olivier & Merle Oberon. Directed by William Wyler.(1939, 110mins.)Though repeatedly re-made, this is considered the definitive versionof Emily Bronte's classic novel. Olivier and Oberon give outstandingperformances in this story of love, loss and time. The legendaryscreen-writing team of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur wrote thescript, with uncredited input from John Huston. A timeless classicnot to be missed by lovers of film.Saturday, April 28: Portrait of JennieMatinee at 2:30PMEncore screening at 6:30PMStarring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotton, Ethel Barrymore. Directed byWilliam Dieterle. (1949, 86 mins.)A story of love and a rift in time, Portrait of Jennie is bothtouching and haunting, and the kind of film that stays with you forever. Mostly overlooked when released, it is now considered a greatromantic fantasy and one of Selznick's best films. It boastswonderful performances by Jennifer Jones (arguably her finest work),Joseph Cotton, Ethel Barrymore and others, beautiful cinematographythat includes outstanding, on location views of wintry New York, and ahaunting score. Don't miss this rear chance to see this classic onthe big screen.Saturday, April 28 at 8:40PMSomewhere In TimeStarring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer.(1980, 103mins.) Anyone who has ever fallen in love against long odds will embrace thisstory of love in defiance of time itself. Made in 1980, the film wasa throwback to the kind of romantic fantasies made decades earlier(such as Portrait of Jennie), having few special effects and relyinginstead on the chemistry of its cast. Seymore and Reeve make one ofthe screen's most memorable couples. Reeve's performance is all themore memorable and touching given his tragically shortened career. Like Portrait of Jennie thirty years before, this movie was paned andignored when released. But in the years since, it has built anear-cult following, and is considered a modern romantic classic.Each screening is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors & children 12 yearsold and younger. Combo discounts for two or more screenings areavailable.For directions or more information, call (201) 798-6055 or visit www.loewsjersey.org.


Dear Friends,
I want to invite to two upcoming shows that I have work in. On Saturday, April 28 from 4 to 8pm is the
opening for C L O U D N I N E. I will have numerous
small works for sale, everything affordable. Plus this would be a good time to see me before I leave Jersey City.
The second show is the CATHEDRAL ARTS FESTIVAL, a Champagne Gala, on Saturday, May 5, from 7:30 pm-Midnight. This will be a fun evening to dress in formal attire.
As you can guess from the subject of this email, I am moving to Brooklyn as of April 30th. I’ve lived in Jersey City for almost 16 years. They were formative, eventful, interesting, stimulating, trying, traumatic, fun….But its time for a change. I hope I can see some of you at one of the openings.
regards,
Henry
http://www.henrygsanchez.com/
http://www.wooloo.org/hgsanchez/
201-736-8233
P.S. Im keeping my phone number. My new address will be 166 Throop Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
C L O U D N I N E April 28th to May 12
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 28th, 4 to 8pm an exhibition featuring works by:
Mike Dawson
Michael de Jong
Richard Haymes
Janet Maya
Henry G. Sanchez
Iris Kufert-Rivo
140 Bay Street Building (the former Cook Gallery
space)
entrance is at 125 First Street
Jersey City, NJ
Open to the public Saturday, May 5th & 12th from 12 noon to 5pm Otherwise by appointment only. 551-655-6803



Friends,It is a rare opportunity for an artist to show in such a special place as a belltower, and a rarer one still for anyone to experience it.I hope you can make it to the opening monday, April 30th or the Artist Talk Monday, May 7th. Also, some friends have work on the show as well, good time should be had by all.
if you'd like to get some context on Julia's plight --> http://www.fease.org/ (the mistake i make is to try and think, as well as the blog).
Julia's last dream will adopt the form of a site-specific interactive video installation, and it will be staged in the belltower of Grace Van Vorst Church in Jersey City, NJ. I look foward to seeing you there Monday April 30th for the opening, or at one of the events listed below.
El último sueño de Julia adoptara la forma de una video instalación especificamente formulada para tomar parte en el campanario de Grace Van Vorst Church en Jersey City, NJ USA. Espero verlos en la apertura.

April 30 - May 19, 2007. MWF 11am-1pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Artists' Preview Evening (opening)Monday, April 30 -7:30 pm
Champagne GalaSaturday, May 5, 7:30 pm-MidnightTickets: $40 in adv, $50 at the door, $25 seniors
Gallery TalksMonday, May 7 pm – FREEDiscussion and exchange of ideas featuring artists from the CAF 2007 Exhibit. Moderated by curators Donna Kessinger and Vikki Michalios
directionsAll events take place in Downtown Jersey City at Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-659-2211. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible through our 39 Erie St entrance while other guests may enter through the church's red door around the corner on Second St.
From NYCPATH trains to New Jersey are located along 6th Ave. at 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th, or Christopher St for the 33 rd St/ Journal Square PATH train line or at the WTC for the WTC/Newark PATH train line and get off at the Grove Street Station. Go up the staircase in the middle of the station (.vs the on after a tunnel) Choose the escalator exit (vs. the staircase) walk to your left, cross Grove Street, and stay on Newark Ave. Walk up one block, and make a right on to Erie St. Walk for three short blocks (crossing Bay and First streets, and arriving at the corner of the Second St.) GCVV is the church to your left, and you would recognize us by our beautiful garden, and Christ on the Cross, and the American, The Episcopal, and Rainbow flags. Make a left on second to walk up to our red door. Welcome! You are here!
Gracias/Thanks:Anne Novotny, Jesse Wright, Evonne Davis, Emma Wilcox, Aferro Gallery, American Watercolor Movement, Donna Kessinger, Vikki Michalios, Donald, and Pastor Janet. (Without whom this would not be possible / Sin quienes esto no seria posible).



Dear Steering Committee,
>
>The final PUBLIC MEETING for the Jersey City Regional Waterfront Access
>and Downtown Circulation Study will be on Monday, April 30 at 6 PM.
>The public meeting will be held at City Hall, 280 Grove Street, in the
>Council Chambers on the second floor.
>
>Attached is a flyer advertising the public meeting. Feel free to
>distribute it to any interested parties.
>
>Thank you, Naomi
>
>
>
>==============================================
>
>Naomi Hsu Senior Transportation Planner Jersey City Division of City
>Planning 30 Montgomery Street, Suite 1400 Jersey City, NJ 07302
>
>T: 201.547.5021 F: 201.547.4323 hsun@jcnj.org


The Subway Surfers --------------------------------------
GIG! May 4th: Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field
97 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8:00 pm SHARP!
w/The Nematoads (Austin, TX)
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GIG! June 29th Otto's Shrunken Head
Otto's Shrunken Head
538 E 14th St
New York, NY 10009-3347
Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B
Directions: L at 1st Ave
Subway Surfers make their triumphant return to Otto's after their killer Halloween show
w/The Dark Marbles & Trash Mavericks
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Like 80s Punk & New Wave?
Check out Fuzzco's Podcast:
http://zerohour.podomatic.com/
"Subway Surfers are the kind of band Friday nights were made for."-Robin Eisgrau, JC Downtown magazine"Rock n' roll is supposed to be fun. The Subway Surfers are fun. They get it."-Bill Kelly, The Teenage Wasteland, WFMU-FM"Sounds like some great 45 lost since 1977."-Lindsay Hutton, The Next Big Thing"If people don't go see you guys play...they're #!$%*& stupid."-Jennifer Loveless, Musicologist & Rock Chickhttp://www.subwaysurfers.com/F.B.C./K.A.R. !!!






How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?"
~oscar wilde
funeral crashers
live @ southpaw
followed by the original punk rock/heavy metal karaoke band.
wednesday, may 2nd
8:30 pm
18+ / $5 cover
come to see us play, stay to scream your heart out...
http://www2.blogger.com/www.funeralcrashers.com
http://www2.blogger.com/www.punkmetalkaraoke.com




dear friends: rob's band, the impulse, is playing in the main space at knitting factory on friday, may 4, 2007, with too much joy (some band i've never heard of).you've probably shown or feigned interest in attending his show. this is your invite/reminder to get off of your ass and get down to bidness. i would love it if you could attend and dance around (possibly on your head, potentially nude and definitely enthusiastically) -- according to the website, the doors open at 9:30. they should start sometime after that . . . http://www.knittingfactory.com/index.phpyou can buy tickets by clicking on the link below. http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&pl=&eventId=129336do it! you know you want to!!! i want you too. AND they might play a monkees cover!!trisha





Greetings artists and arts supporters!
Spring is here and new beginnings are in the air for Art House Productions. We are proud to OUR NEW HOME! Hope you can join us for one of these exciting events coming up in May and June 2007.
Keep on creating,
Christine Goodman
Founder/Artistic Director, Art House Productions
All events listed below will be held at:
Art House Productions
1 McWilliams Place, ROOF, Jersey City
(SE Corner of Hamilton Park near Erie/8th St., old St. Francis Bldg)
AHP sends sincere thanks to Exeter Properties for opening their doors to us.
***
THURSDAY, MAY 3RD * 8-10pm * $5
THE ART HOUSE
Jersey City's longest running performance series Featuring the area's hottest poets and musicians Taped for television
Open Mike all night in celebration of the new space!
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FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 8pm-midnight * $7
($5 with canned good for St. Lucy’s Shelter)
(ART) HOUSE WARMING!
Featuring music by the talented Roland Ramos (9pm) and a special performance by AU Capoeira (10pm)
***
FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST, 8pm-midnight * FREE
JC FRIDAYS
Theatre and music all night long!
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THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH * 8-10pm * $5
THE ART HOUSE
Jersey City's longest running performance series Featuring the area's hottest poets and musicians Taped for television
Season finale event!!
Featuring Slam Champion
and Director of The Cypher Movement
DUJUANA SHARESE
and Musical Guest
GLEN COLEMAN
***
SATURDAY, JUNE 24th, 8pm-midnight
ART HOUSE SUMMER BLOWOUT
Our 3rd Annual Blowout featuring the LIVE MUSIC!!
Bands to be announced...check back soon!
***
**PLUS**
ACTING FOR BEGINNERS: Discovering Your Voice on Stage 5-week acting course offered this spring by CHRISTINE GOODMAN Founding Artistic Director, Art House Productions Producer, Writer and Professional Actor
ACTING FOR BEGINNERS’ comprehensive approach to actor craft will help you embrace yourself as an actor -- in a safe, supportive environment. This class is for adults who would like to explore the basics of acting and gain tools to help them feel more confident on stage when speaking or performing in public.
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
May 22nd - June 19th, 2007
$200 * FIRST SERIES SPECIAL RATE!
Sign up before May 1st for an additional $10 off!
ALL STUDENTS MUST RESERVE BY MAY 15th, 2007
ACTING FOR BEGINNERS Course includes:
* How to acknowledge the audience -- and then forget them
* Facing the fear and using it to your advantage
* Is it all a lie? Staying truthful on stage
* Making the magic: how to bring a scene to life
For more information, or to reserve space in our acting class, email info@arthouseproductions.org or call (201) 915-9911

"Home is where the ART is"
http://www2.blogger.com/www.arthouseproductions.org





HI - WE WILL BE ROCKIN DOWM 'CINCO DE MAYO" here in chilltown jc- xxxxoooopamela


The Swigs @ The Lamp Post 05/05 FREE 11 PM



Just a heads up for a nice evening of music and art in downtown Jersey City!!
Saturday May 5th
@
58 Gallery
58 Coles St.
Jersey City, NJ
http://www.fifty8.com/
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8pm
double-breasted
http://www.myspace.com/doublebreasted
9pm
Sounds of Greg D
http://www.myspace.com/gregsounds
10pm
Chris Harford & the Band of Changes
http://www.myspace.com/chrisharfordthebandofchanges
** Featuring artwork by Chris Harford. With special guest, Paul Rieder, joining Sounds of Greg D on mandolin. Orlando Reyes is resident artist and gallery curator. His most recent work, Solace, will be on exhibit....more details to follow!


CATHEDRAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Festival Organizer, Claire Guerette (201) 294-1872 (cell)jcguerettes@aol.comTickets, Grace Church Parish Office (201) 659-2211Grace Church Van Vorst Announces its

18th Annual Cathedral Arts Festival
Opening Gala: Saturday, May 5th - 7:30 PM to Midnight

Cathedral Arts Festival, Hudson County's largest and longest running festival of performing and visual fine arts, will present is 18th year of programming with several cultural events this May.The festival will kick off with a Champagne Gala reception on Saturday, May 5th from 7:30 pm to Midnight. Highlights of the Gala will include sale of art on exhibit from over 80 New Jersey artists including works in painting, photography, glass, fiber, sculpture and more; live auctions of works including pottery and antique church organ pipes; a silent auction of goods and services; fine food, free flowing champagne, dancing, and live music by talented local performers.The festival continues through May 19th with additional events, all of them free to the public. Key events were developed with the assistance of other local Jersey City arts organizations including Pro Arts, JCity Theatre and Art House Productions.

April 30-May 19Fine Arts Exhibit – MWF 11am-1pm, Sun 10am-4pmMonday,
April 30Artists’ Preview Evening – 7:30 pmSaturday,
May 5Champagne Gala – 7:30 pm-MidnightTickets: $40 in adv, $50 at the door, $25 seniors
Sunday, May 6Performing Arts Showcase – 1 pm – 5 pm – FREE
Featuring performances by local Jersey City singer/songwriters, musicians, storytellers, actors and percussionists. Entertainment in every flavor is guaranteed.

Monday, May 7 Gallery Talks – 7 pm – FREE
Discussion and exchange of ideas featuring artists from the CAF 2007 Exhibit. Moderated by curators Donna Kessinger and Vikki Michalios

Saturday, May 12An Evening of Poetry – 7 pm – FREEPoetry and Spoken Word by local poets.Presented by Candy Ellison with assistance from Art House Productions – Christine Goodman, Director

Friday, May 18Local Filmmakers’ Showcase – 7 pm - FREE

Original, short works by local filmmakers. Curated by Claudia Perry & Zoe HauserAll events take place in Downtown Jersey City at Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-659-2211, www.gracevanvorst.org. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible through our 39 Erie St entrance while other guests may enter through the church’s red door around the corner on Second St.Established in 1847, Grace Church Van Vorst is the oldest Episcopal church in Jersey City. The parish has a long history of actively supporting the Hudson County arts community. In addition to the annual Cathedral Arts Festival, Grace Church Van Vorst hosts vital outreach to the Downtown Jersey City community with weekend breakfasts for the hungry, a weekday program for seniors, and art events year round including productions in theater, dance and music.GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST – 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302The Reverend Janet Broderick, RectorPhone: (201) 659-2211 / http://www.gracevanvorst.org/_



(((((( UPDATES & COMMENTARY FROM LEX LEONARD )))))))))
4/19/2007

Still tickin...
Hello folks. It's Lex. It's been a while since my last update. I've just been a bit tied up with several things but rest assured I'm still active. I have some shows lined up for my the gallery. In addition to art exhibits I've scheduled some musical events. There's also now a new addition to the 143 Columbus family. The Waterbug Freeform Open Mic Thursdays is still going strong. The entries below are additions and changes to the info on my website. I'll be updating the event calendar page on the site by the end of the weekend.
Read below for more details.
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@ Lex Leonard Gallery
THE IDIOM POETRY & MUSIC SHOWCASE: Friday, April 20 (Tomorrow Night!)
The Idiom is a group of poets and musicians from New Brunswick that will be performing at Lex Leonard Gallery tomorrow night from 8pm - 11pm. Stop by for some refreshing new talent.
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@ Lex Leonard Gallery
HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ SERIES: (Friday, May 5 - 25)
Over the last several years, Jersey City has distinguished itself as an important center for the arts not only locally but globally. Its numerous galleries and arts centers - and the support both receive from local audiences - are a testament to a thriving arts scene right across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. As a result, more and more artists of every variety are increasingly making Jersey City their home. This is notably true for practicioners of experimental jazz and improvised music. As the number of spaces within the greater metropolitan area that feature this music in performance have shrunk dramatically in the last few years, musicians increasingly are turning to self-promoted events to keep this vital music alive and in front of live audiences. For four Saturdays in May, four Jersey City-based will be stoking the fires of creative music right in their hometown.
Line-up:
May 5: James Keepnews (guitar/laptop/electronics) - featuring Daniel Carter on reeds, flute and trumptet, and Tim Keiper on drums and percuission.
May 12: Saris - JC resident Harris Eisenstadt on drums, featuring Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, with special guest Eivind Opsvik on bass.
May 19: Tone Collector - JC resident Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Eivind Opsvik on bass, Jeff Davis on drums, with special guest Ben Gerstein on trombone.
May 25: Jason Kao Hwang / EDGE - JC resident Jason Kao Hwang on violin, featuring Ken Filiano on bass, Andrew Drury on drums, and special guest Steve Swell on trombone.
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@ Lex Leonard Gallery
SINGER/SONGWRITER HANG W/ GLEN COLEMAN: (Saturday, May 5)
Singer/songwriter Glen Coleman will be showcasing local folk talent. The stage will also be available for an open jam afterwards. Refreshments avail.
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@ Lex Leonard Gallery
PAUL ANDRESS: (Friday, April 27 - May 8)
Post-modern Psychadelic painter. Refreshments avail.
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@ Lex Leonard Gallery
CHRIS SILK & Co.: (Saturday, May 12 - 26)
Multi-media artist will feature projections and interactive installation. An event Saturday May 12, 19 and 26. Refreshments avail.
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@ Lex Leonard Gallery
MARIA RUBIO: (Saturday, June 2 - 16)
Local painter will be featuring new silk screens. Refreshments avail.
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INTRODUCING @ 143 COLUMBUS
TOY EATER STUDIO
There's a new venue in town and it's right below my gallery at 143 Columbus Drive. It'll feature live music and other cultural events. There'll be an opening reception for the spot later this season.
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Support Rolon's Bar.
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@ ROLON'S BAR: 7 Erie St.
WATERBUG FREEFROM THURSDAYS: (Every Thursday)
Yes folks, the Bug's open mic is still tickin after 4 years!
Doors: 10pm
Close: 1:30am
Refreshments avail.
BE OUR FRIEND!
Visit us on http://www.myspace.com/thewaterbughotel
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@ ROLON'S BAR: 7 Erie St.
SUNDAY JAM SESSIONS W/ ROLAND RAMOS: (Every Sunday)
Starting this Sunday at Rolon's basement singer/songwriter Roland Ramos will be conducting jam sessions. PA and drum kit is available on the premises. All are welcomed. Refreshments avail.
Doors: 7:30pm
Close: 11pm
Refreshments avail.
BE OUR FRIEND!
Visit us on http://www.myspace.com/thewaterbughotel
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PS: I'm planning a group trip to The Bonaroo Music Festival. If interested let me know.
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So there you have it folks. Stop by the gallery!
Lex Leonard



Spring greetings!You are invited to perform spoken word, poetry, voice or music, bring your own small amp and mike if needed. During 12 pm - 6:30 pm Friday June 1st, 2007, in the Caucus Room, City Hall, 280 Grove Street - Second floor, Jersey City, NJ. The Caucus Room is a large board room about 20 x 40 feet being used for art gallery space. My TREE show is the second in a series in praise of trees in all their manifestations. Trees as glorious elements of nature, as shelter, nurture, medicine, as symbols, as elements of our community, part of our history, parts of our imaginations, our inner expressions of love, and more ... in fact anything that inspires you, whether related to trees or not, is welcome. Another celebration of nature and life. Please respond as soon as possible with your preferred performance time 12 pm - 6:30 pm, Friday, June 1st.Happy spring!

Hay tony.....
just so ya know.... !NP! + WJ and THE SWEET SACRIFICE + STUYVESANT rock CLASH BAR in CLIFTON on JUNE 8th.... maybe see ya thursday? i've been lifting some serious trees, so i may or may not make it....
cheers,
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Waiter..reality check please.


UPDATE: Jason Sang, the mayor came by the gallery and Orlando's show will be up for the next three weeks. I will post the gallery hours or you can see his works by appoinment.
And I could still use some help - be a hero not a "0" Thanks to everyone who who emailed me to sympathize for me ??!!
I told someone last night, that right now I feel like my life is like a diner menu, I do bunch of things, but nothing tastes that great ! it's all hurried, so I am going to take this moment to ask for some help in the kitchen. If you are interested in organizing and promoting events, shoot me an email asusco@smithmullin.com or call me 201-324-2886, pay is not great, but there is something gratifying to knowing that you can make things happen. Here's what's cooking right now.
Volleyball is on for this Sunday. We play @ the park known as the Pennisula, Google map us. 155 Washington Street.
Next Week we have the return of Black Hole Wednesday, with special musical guests the Coffin Daggers. And if you have not looked at your Dutch Calander, Saturday the 28 will be our Queen's Day Amsterdance Party. The event is two fold with the Emergency Party, Shell Shag and WJ and the Sweet Sacrifice on stage at 8 pm to 11pm and then it's an all Orange Affair afterwards.
Thursday

DJ Chuck D @ the Lamp Post 10 pm

@ The Iron Monkey Free 10 pm

Free Form Thursdaze at the Waterbug Underground. 11:00 pm. $3 admission. $2 Yeungling all night long. Poetry, comedy, hip hop, and folk. 11:00 - 12:00 best featured performers in Jersey City, 12:00-1:30 open mic. #7 Eerie Street in the basement of Rolon s Keyhole Bar. http://www.thewaterbughotel.com/

Friday 4/20 4/20 4/20

DJ William McCamie @ @ 13 BAR LOUNGE NYC TIME 6:00PM TO 10:00PM 35 EAST 13TH STREET @ UNIVERSITY PLACE http://www.bar13.com/

Mother of God Closing at Manna Fine Arts noon to 8pm .
@ Lex Leonard Gallery THE IDIOM POETRY & MUSIC SHOWCASE: Friday, April 20 (Tomorrow Night!) The Idiom is a group of poets and musicians from New Brunswick that will be performing at Lex Leonard Gallery tomorrow night from 8pm - 11pm. Stop by for some refreshing new talent.
DJ's @ The Corkscrew 9 pm (check links for dj schedule)

The Meltdowns @ The Clash Bar (Clifton, NJ) Rasta Riffic Noght with two dub/reggae bands

Polyabuse, Straight Jacket Mind @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm
DJ Johnny Astronaut @ The Lamp Post

DJ Rhod 9 pm@ The White Star Bar

Saturday

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email office@gracevanvorst.org . to volunteer

Di in the morning @ The Lamp Post 11am to 6pm – Scrabble and other nerdy stuff with the delight of Bloody Mary’s and Egg Sandwiches
Rock Soup La Fest Fenice Fundraiser Live music 8 pm on (see flyer)
















tba @ the Lamp Post FREE 10 pm

Six Degrees Dance Company Performace click here for more details

Nolan's Gate and Stuyvesant @ The Iron Monkey FREE 10 pm

STD Saturday s @ The Corkscrew with FREE (show times are sharp !!!)
La Fest Fenice Fundraiser @ Rock Soup Studio's Project 001 :
Sunday

Grace Van Vorst Church Breakfast Plus program email office@gracevanvorst.org . to volunteer

Volleyball Pre-Season @ The Pennisula 1 pm. Call 201-324-2886 for more info.

DJs: STEFF "STREET JUSTICE!" KAUTZMANN and of the KEMADO RECORDS fame, LAUREN "HELLBENDER" AMSTERDAM.@ MOTOR CITY127 LUDLOW ST @ RIVINGTONNEW YORK CITY10pm

Monday

Open Mic Nights at The Corkscrew

Tuesday

DJ Street Justice @ The Lamp Post

Spank Rock Live @ Virgin Megastore 7 PM




DJ Nuygen - spinning AfroBeat @ Bar Majestic FREE 9 pm

The Assention of Tim, the Bartender @ Lucky 7’s - Check their link for Acoustic Acts

Wednesday

DJ Chuck Daly @ Lucky 7’s 9 pm to 1 am $1 PBR’s

Black Hole

Wednesdays @ 58














↓↓↓↓↓↓↓ Look out for Below ↓↓↓↓↓↓

April 21st Rock Soup's Fundraiser
April 25 Black Hole Wednesday w/ The Coffin Daggers

Friday April 27th & Saturday 28th Timeliss Romance Movies @ the Loews

April 28th: Roadside Graves, Jim Testa
April 28th : WJ & the Sweet Sacrifice w/ Shell Shag @ 58’s Queens Day Party

May 4th Subway Surfers @ Magnetic Field
May 5th : double breasted, Sounds of Greg D (& Paul Rieder) Chris Harford @ 58
May 5th : Grace Church Cathedral Art Show and Champagne Gala
May 19th Tony's 20th High School Reunion
My 19th SAT MAT @ 58 w/ Straight Jackey Minds, Olde Ghost, Youth Against Nature, plus tba June 8th Lismore Tour Kick-off Party at the Cake shop

Love tony

JC Department of Love and Leisure

h. 201-fbi-auto
w. 973-783-7670

Review of Chico Mann's last album http://www.earplug.cc/96466

This just in...BONBOMB at the 011 Gallery131 Erie StreetDowntown Jersey City, NJ(near the Holland Tunnel & Newport Mall)MapQuestDoors open @ 7PMOpen bar from 8-9PMBONBOMB @ 10PM$10 suggested donation goes towards a day-long outdoor Jersey City Arts Festival event being held this July

Bad News, Fools!

Ape Fight in Concert!
In Clifton!!!!! Saturday April 21st

I don't care enough to explain...

Don't come!
Don

Six Degrees Dance Company will be performing Saturday, April 21st. See attachment for more details.
Cecly Placenti & Misty Wirth
Co-Artistic Directors
6 Degrees Dance Company
http://www.sixdegreesdance.org/


Hey Tony,

Just wanted to ask you a favor...

If you're planning on updating your blog before next Tuesday, could you possibly mention this event I organized? Flyer is attached. It's a free event. Spank Rock's new mix "FabricLive 33" comes out the day of the in-store performance on 4/24. It's gonna be crrrrazy!

In case you're not familiar: www.myspace.com/spankrock

Thanks a million!

*HotRod*
Hey "KING,"
By the way, there is no on emore deserving of that title....
Would you mind throwing some dates on your next pos?
April 28th Jupiter One @ MExicali Blues (Midnight) May 17th Jupiter One @ Mercury Lounge 9:30pm May 19th Jupiter One @ Pier A in Hoboken. Free Relay for Life event (time is TBA)
Also, could you add a link to http://www2.blogger.com/www.jupiterone.com on the right hand side of your blog?
luv ya regardless :)
Dave
http://www2.blogger.com/www.mexicalibluescafe.com
The show is with The Laundry, PVD, and Square Wave Punch.
Thanks!


Dear Spring,It's about time you selfish b*$ch! Now we can roll the top down on our 95 Subaru and head for VA! (Friday, April 27th at our favorite place, IOTA)Then we return Saturday, April 28th for a show with the NJ All-Stars at Mexicali Blues. (Square Wave Punch, Uniform, The Laundry)details below.... SAVE THE DATE for our next NYC show at MERCURY LOUNGE on May 17th (9:30pm)Friday, April 27th w/ RPMIOTA Club & Cafehttp://www.iotaclubandcafe.com/Arlington, VAShow starts at 9:30pm$12

Iron Monkey Shows:

Fri April 20th: Polyabuse, Straight Jacket Mind
Sat April 28th: Roadside Graves, Jim Testa

Things are moving along folks and were at the beginning stages of getting our festival ready to go and off the ground for this summer.The tenative date is set for the 2nd week in July to be in accordance with RockSoup's closing finale at MFA gallery.We will be holding our first Fundraiser Saturday April 21st at 7pm at 131 Erie st- 001 Gallery, on the corner of 8th and Erie st.We will have live music and refreshments, please come out and show your support and hear some exciting news about what the festival is about and how you can help.Here's a teaser;Phoenix- Spirit of rebirthCelebrates JC's rebirth/ renewal and it's diverse arts and cultural landscapestiltwalkerbrassbanddrum circleholistic and enviromental awarenesslive musicVisual art and performanceWe hope to grow this festival each year and create a one of a kind spectacle annually for JC. Visit rocksoupstudios at myspace or show up at 001 April 21st to say hi and make a donation.Cheers!

Timeless Romance at the Loew’s Jersey – Fri-Sat, Apr 27-28
Posted by: "solan" mailto:loewsjersey@gmail.com?Subject=solan
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:55 am (PST)
The joy of finding love is equaled in intensity only by the despair offearing that it is not meant to last. Little wonder, then, that someof the finest literature and greatest movies are about lovetranscending time. This month, the LandmarkLoew's Jersey presents three of the most legendary such films.Friday, April 27 at 8PMWuthering HeightsStarring Laurence Olivier & Merle Oberon. Directed by William Wyler.(1939, 110mins.)Though repeatedly re-made, this is considered the definitive versionof Emily Bronte's classic novel. Olivier and Oberon give outstandingperformances in this story of love, loss and time. The legendaryscreen-writing team of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur wrote thescript, with uncredited input from John Huston. A timeless classicnot to be missed by lovers of film.Saturday, April 28: Portrait of JennieMatinee at 2:30PMEncore screening at 6:30PMStarring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotton, Ethel Barrymore. Directed byWilliam Dieterle. (1949, 86 mins.)A story of love and a rift in time, Portrait of Jennie is bothtouching and haunting, and the kind of film that stays with you forever. Mostly overlooked when released, it is now considered a greatromantic fantasy and one of Selznick's best films. It boastswonderful performances by Jennifer Jones (arguably her finest work),Joseph Cotton, Ethel Barrymore and others, beautiful cinematographythat includes outstanding, on location views of wintry New York, and ahaunting score. Don't miss this rear chance to see this classic onthe big screen.Saturday, April 28 at 8:40PMSomewhere In TimeStarring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer.(1980, 103mins.) Anyone who has ever fallen in love against long odds will embrace thisstory of love in defiance of time itself. Made in 1980, the film wasa throwback to the kind of romantic fantasies made decades earlier(such as Portrait of Jennie), having few special effects and relyinginstead on the chemistry of its cast. Seymore and Reeve make one ofthe screen's most memorable couples. Reeve's performance is all themore memorable and touching given his tragically shortened career. Like Portrait of Jennie thirty years before, this movie was paned andignored when released. But in the years since, it has built anear-cult following, and is considered a modern romantic classic.Each screening is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors & children 12 yearsold and younger. Combo discounts for two or more screenings areavailable.For directions or more information, call (201) 798-6055 or visitwww.loewsjersey.org.

The Subway Surfers --------------------------------------
GIG! May 4th: Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field
97 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Time: 8:00 pm SHARP!
w/The Nematoads (Austin, TX)
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The Iron Monkey
Brighton Bar
121 Brighton Avenue
Long Branch, NJ
Time: 10pm
Door: $7
w/The Brimstones & The Dark Marbles
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GIG! June 29th Otto's Shrunken Head
Otto's Shrunken Head
538 E 14th St
New York, NY 10009-3347
Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B
Directions: L at 1st Ave
Subway Surfers make their triumphant return to Otto's after their killer Halloween show
w/The Dark Marbles & Trash Mavericks
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Like 80s Punk & New Wave?
Check out Fuzzco's Podcast:
http://zerohour.podomatic.com/
"Subway Surfers are the kind of band Friday nights were made for."-Robin Eisgrau, JC Downtown magazine"Rock n' roll is supposed to be fun. The Subway Surfers are fun. They get it."-Bill Kelly, The Teenage Wasteland, WFMU-FM"Sounds like some great 45 lost since 1977."-Lindsay Hutton, The Next Big Thing"If people don't go see you guys play...they're #!$%*& stupid."-Jennifer Loveless, Musicologist & Rock Chickhttp://www.subwaysurfers.com/F.B.C./K.A.R. !!!

Just a heads up for a nice evening of music and art in downtown Jersey City!!
Saturday May 5th
@
58 Gallery
58 Coles St.
Jersey City, NJ
http://www.fifty8.com/
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8pm
double-breasted
http://www.myspace.com/doublebreasted
9pm
Sounds of Greg D
http://www.myspace.com/gregsounds
10pm
Chris Harford & the Band of Changes
http://www.myspace.com/chrisharfordthebandofchanges
** Featuring artwork by Chris Harford. With special guest, Paul Rieder, joining Sounds of Greg D on mandolin. Orlando Reyes is resident artist and gallery curator. His most recent work, Solace, will be on exhibit....more details to follow!


CATHEDRAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Festival Organizer, Claire Guerette (201) 294-1872 (cell)jcguerettes@aol.comTickets, Grace Church Parish Office (201) 659-2211Grace Church Van Vorst Announces its

18th Annual Cathedral Arts Festival
Opening Gala: Saturday, May 5th - 7:30 PM to Midnight

Cathedral Arts Festival, Hudson County's largest and longest running festival of performing and visual fine arts, will present is 18th year of programming with several cultural events this May.The festival will kick off with a Champagne Gala reception on Saturday, May 5th from 7:30 pm to Midnight. Highlights of the Gala will include sale of art on exhibit from over 80 New Jersey artists including works in painting, photography, glass, fiber, sculpture and more; live auctions of works including pottery and antique church organ pipes; a silent auction of goods and services; fine food, free flowing champagne, dancing, and live music by talented local performers.The festival continues through May 19th with additional events, all of them free to the public. Key events were developed with the assistance of other local Jersey City arts organizations including Pro Arts, JCity Theatre and Art House Productions.

April 30-May 19Fine Arts Exhibit – MWF 11am-1pm, Sun 10am-4pmMonday,
April 30Artists’ Preview Evening – 7:30 pmSaturday,
May 5Champagne Gala – 7:30 pm-MidnightTickets: $40 in adv, $50 at the door, $25 seniors
Sunday, May 6Performing Arts Showcase – 1 pm – 5 pm – FREE
Featuring performances by local Jersey City singer/songwriters, musicians, storytellers, actors and percussionists. Entertainment in every flavor is guaranteed.

Monday, May 7 Gallery Talks – 7 pm – FREE
Discussion and exchange of ideas featuring artists from the CAF 2007 Exhibit. Moderated by curators Donna Kessinger and Vikki Michalios

Saturday, May 12An Evening of Poetry – 7 pm – FREEPoetry and Spoken Word by local poets.Presented by Candy Ellison with assistance from Art House Productions – Christine Goodman, Director

Friday, May 18Local Filmmakers’ Showcase – 7 pm - FREE

Original, short works by local filmmakers. Curated by Claudia Perry & Zoe HauserAll events take place in Downtown Jersey City at Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-659-2211, www.gracevanvorst.org. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible through our 39 Erie St entrance while other guests may enter through the church’s red door around the corner on Second St.Established in 1847, Grace Church Van Vorst is the oldest Episcopal church in Jersey City. The parish has a long history of actively supporting the Hudson County arts community. In addition to the annual Cathedral Arts Festival, Grace Church Van Vorst hosts vital outreach to the Downtown Jersey City community with weekend breakfasts for the hungry, a weekday program for seniors, and art events year round including productions in theater, dance and music.GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST – 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302The Reverend Janet Broderick, RectorPhone: (201) 659-2211 / http://www.gracevanvorst.org/_

(((((( UPDATES & COMMENTARY FROM LEX LEONARD )))))))))
4/19/2007

Still tickin...
Hello folks. It's Lex. It's been a while since my last update. I've just been a bit tied up with several things but rest assured I'm still active. I have some shows lined up for my the gallery. In addition to art exhibits I've scheduled some musical events. There's also now a new addition to the 143 Columbus family. The Waterbug Freeform Open Mic Thursdays is still going strong. The entries below are additions and changes to the info on my website. I'll be updating the event calendar page on the site by the end of the weekend.
Read below for more details.
-------------------------------------------------------
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
THE IDIOM POETRY & MUSIC SHOWCASE: Friday, April 20 (Tomorrow Night!)
The Idiom is a group of poets and musicians from New Brunswick that will be performing at Lex Leonard Gallery tomorrow night from 8pm - 11pm. Stop by for some refreshing new talent.
-------------------------------------------------------
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ SERIES: (Friday, May 5 - 25)
Over the last several years, Jersey City has distinguished itself as an important center for the arts not only locally but globally. Its numerous galleries and arts centers - and the support both receive from local audiences - are a testament to a thriving arts scene right across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. As a result, more and more artists of every variety are increasingly making Jersey City their home. This is notably true for practicioners of experimental jazz and improvised music. As the number of spaces within the greater metropolitan area that feature this music in performance have shrunk dramatically in the last few years, musicians increasingly are turning to self-promoted events to keep this vital music alive and in front of live audiences. For four Saturdays in May, four Jersey City-based will be stoking the fires of creative music right in their hometown.
Line-up:
May 5: James Keepnews (guitar/laptop/electronics) - featuring Daniel Carter on reeds, flute and trumptet, and Tim Keiper on drums and percuission.
May 12: Saris - JC resident Harris Eisenstadt on drums, featuring Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, with special guest Eivind Opsvik on bass.
May 19: Tone Collector - JC resident Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Eivind Opsvik on bass, Jeff Davis on drums, with special guest Ben Gerstein on trombone.
May 25: Jason Kao Hwang / EDGE - JC resident Jason Kao Hwang on violin, featuring Ken Filiano on bass, Andrew Drury on drums, and special guest Steve Swell on trombone.
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@ Lex Leonard Gallery
SINGER/SONGWRITER HANG W/ GLEN COLEMAN: (Saturday, May 5)
Singer/songwriter Glen Coleman will be showcasing local folk talent. The stage will also be available for an open jam afterwards. Refreshments avail.
---------------------------------------------------------
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
PAUL ANDRESS: (Friday, April 27 - May 8)
Post-modern Psychadelic painter. Refreshments avail.
-----------------------------------------------------------
@ Lex Leonard Gallery
CHRIS SILK & Co.: (Saturday, May 12 - 26)
Multi-media artist will feature projections and interactive installation. An event Saturday May 12, 19 and 26. Refreshments avail.
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@ Lex Leonard Gallery
MARIA RUBIO: (Saturday, June 2 - 16)
Local painter will be featuring new silk screens. Refreshments avail.
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INTRODUCING @ 143 COLUMBUS
TOY EATER STUDIO
There's a new venue in town and it's right below my gallery at 143 Columbus Drive. It'll feature live music and other cultural events. There'll be an opening reception for the spot later this season.
------------------------------------
Support Rolon's Bar.
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@ ROLON'S BAR: 7 Erie St.
WATERBUG FREEFROM THURSDAYS: (Every Thursday)
Yes folks, the Bug's open mic is still tickin after 4 years!
Doors: 10pm
Close: 1:30am
Refreshments avail.
BE OUR FRIEND!
Visit us on http://www.myspace.com/thewaterbughotel
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@ ROLON'S BAR: 7 Erie St.
SUNDAY JAM SESSIONS W/ ROLAND RAMOS: (Every Sunday)
Starting this Sunday at Rolon's basement singer/songwriter Roland Ramos will be conducting jam sessions. PA and drum kit is available on the premises. All are welcomed. Refreshments avail.
Doors: 7:30pm
Close: 11pm
Refreshments avail.
BE OUR FRIEND!
Visit us on http://www.myspace.com/thewaterbughotel
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PS: I'm planning a group trip to The Bonaroo Music Festival. If interested let me know.
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So there you have it folks. Stop by the gallery!
Lex Leonard




















ay tony.....
just so ya know.... !NP! + WJ and THE SWEET SACRIFICE + STUYVESANT rock CLASH BAR in CLIFTON on JUNE 8th.... maybe see ya thursday? i've been lifting some serious trees, so i may or may not make it....
cheers,
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