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CSN Songs: Celebrating The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young

The music was born in the summer of 1969 at the famous “Woodstock Music Festival” in New York. It was when David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash hit the stage that the face of folk/rock music would be changed forever and on Sat., Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. CSC’s Summer Jamfest brings their legacy to life on the Sitnik stage with CSN Songs: Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Their legacy continued throughout the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. CSN Songs is a group of seven seasoned and talented musicians that perform all of your favorite and timeless “Crosby, Stills,
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Sun, Summer, Skin Care- Prevention Is Key

Sun, Summer, Skin Care- Prevention Is Key   By Cara Connelly   Summer is well underway with many spending time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Enjoying time at the beach, by the pool, tending to the garden or any outdoor activity carries an increased risk of skin cancer. From the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, anywhere there are living cells, there is a potential for skin cancer. To understand cancer, understand cell growth 101 and its progression.   Human bodies are made up of hundreds of millions of living cells. Normal cells grow,
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Peter Pan Jr. Performances In Randolph

Brundage Park Playhouse plans to hold performances for its upcoming show Peter Pan Jr. at the playhouse in Randolph. Remaining performance dates are July 24, at 8 p.m.; July 25 and July 26 at 2 p.m. Directed by  Mark Carovale, the performance is based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan. Jr., a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for
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College of Saint Elizabeth Receives $2.3 Million Bequest

The College of Saint Elizabeth has received one of its largest bequests ever- $2.3 million from the estate of Joseph Scavuzzo of Short Hills. The funds will provide student scholarships in the memory of Scavuzzo’s late wife, Katherine J. Hill. It was Hill’s friendship with a CSE alumna, Marian Kerwin Koegel, ’40, that prompted the bequest.   “We are very thankful to Joseph Scavuzzo and Katherine Hill for their generosity,” said CSE President Helen J. Streubert. “It reminds us, as an institution, how deeply our influence is on the individuals and communities that we serve. We will use these funds,
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Free Shippen Manor Lawn Concert

The Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission is happy to announce a free concert by the Jugtown Mountain String Band, on the Shippen Manor lawn, 6 p.m., Sun., July 19, rain or shine. The Jugtown Mountain String Band is rooted in the tradition of American acoustic music. This four-piece band performs a variety of styles including Old Time Mountain Music, Bluegrass, Blues, and Folk Ballads. Featured are Greg Myers, Paul Prestopino, Dick DeVore, and Carol Behrens. Come hear their strong vocals and instrumentals performed on a multitude of instruments including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, upright bass, autoharp, dulcimer, and dobro.
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Centenary Stage Company’s Summer Jamfest!

Centenary Stage Company’s rockin’ Summer Jamfest continues on Sat., July 18 at 8 p.m. in the Sitnik Theater with the big band brass sound of Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk. This high energy 15-piece band, (which features sisters too) excels in unique musical arrangements of Rock-Soul-Jazz-Blues-Standards and original tunes, with front man Al Chez stratospheric trumpet playing and soulful vocals, make for an up-on-your-feet, rousing show. New Jersey resident Al Chez started his extensive music career at the age of nine when he joined his father’s local drum corps, The Saints. He joined forces with Jon Bon Jovi to
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Ray Charles On My Mind At Centenary Stage

The name Ray Charles is a Star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame. The name Ray Charlesdesignates a superstar worldwide whose legacy shaped and forever changed the face of American music.  Fellow musicians called Charles “The Genius,” an appropriate title for the ramblin’ musician, who never worked in just one style, but blended and beautified all that he touched. He also earned the nickname “Father of Soul”. In just about every Hall of Fame that has anything to do with music, be it Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll, Gospel or Country & Western, Ray’s name is very prominently
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Free Wiyos Concert At Shippen Manor

The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission is happy to present the Wiyos band in a free concert on the lawn of Shippen Manor, Sun., July 5 at 6 p.m.. Founded over a decade ago in the heart of New York City, the Wiyos were one of the first “old-timey” bands to emerge on the national scene with the new popularity of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music. They had a full 28-day summer tour as openers for the 2009 Bob Dylan Show and were featured in the BBC television special “No Sleep ‘Til Yell” in
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Centenary Stage Company’s Summer Jamfest Presents The King Of Pop

Centenary Stage Company’s Summer Jamfest continues in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center on Sat., July 25 at 8 p.m. with The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience starring Joby Rogers. This Multi Media “Concert Tribute” Production is a celebration of the music and dancing of the World Famous “King of Pop”. The “UMX” Show embraces the audience in a wave of visual and musical excitement. Rogers stunning resemblance to Jackson combined with the intricate dance moves of the genius himself presents an exhilarating performance preserving the legacy and spirit of this Entertainment Icon. Everything from the signature Moonwalk, unbelievable dance moves, incredibly talented back-up
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Free Hot Seats At Shippen Manor June 28

The Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission is happy to present The Hot Seats in a free concert on the lawn of Shippen Manor, Sun., June 28. The Hot Seats, a five person group of acoustic musicians from Richmond, Virginia play a type of music that has been described as acoustic mayhem incorporating elements of vaudeville, jug-band music, bluegrass, old-time string-band music and various Eastern European musical traditions. The Hot Seats, just back from a European tour and who have been together since 2002, consist of Josh Bearman on mandolins, banjos, and bass, Ben Belcher on three finger banjo and
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