Michele Amabile

Skateboarding Film Set For Jersey Shore Film Festival Premiere in Asbury Park (Trailer below)

By Michele Amabile | June 28, 2019

The Jersey Shore Film Festival continues through Sunday, and a film screening tomorrow at the Berkeley Oceanfront in Asbury Park features some very familiar locations from Asbury Park and Deal. Virgin Blacktop: a New York skate odyssey,” directed by Charlie Samuels, is billed as a ” coming-of-age story about a super funky crew of suburban, skateboard loving  New York City…

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Songwriter Franke Previte to Bring New Show Starring ‘American Idol’ and ‘Voice’ Star–‘Calling All Divas’–to Monmouth University (1071 The Boss DJ Michele Amabile has the Interview)

By Michele Amabile | June 28, 2019

Academy Award-winning songwriter Franke Previte (Dirty Dancing) is still having the time of his life, and bringing a new show–Calling All Divas–to the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University on July 11. The show–which showcases four different women of varying vocal styles and delivery–follows the formation of The “Un4gettable” Divas, portrayed  by Broadway performer and Radio City Rockette Lisa Sherman, Philadelphia R&B vocalist…

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Rick Springfield, Tommy Tutone, Fans Wish Eddie Money Speedy Recovery in Get Well Concert Video (Video)

By Michele Amabile | June 25, 2019

Rick Springfield kept it classy at a recent tour spot when he encouraged his fans to join him in wishing Eddie Money a quick and speedy recovery from a recent heart condition. Standing on stage, Springfield had the audience chant “Get Well Eddie” before leading his own band in a cover of Money’s hit song, “Two Tickets to Paradise” with…

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Billy Idol and Elvis Costello to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

By Michele Amabile | June 21, 2019

Billy Idol and Elvis Costello will both receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2020. Idol announced the news on his social media accounts, writing: “Honored…2 receive a [star] on the #Hollywoodwalkoffame inducted along with some amazing people in the class of 2020.” Others to be honored include: Muddy Waters, Mahershala Ali, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer, Christina Applegate, Andy…

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David Gilmour Black Strat Sells for Nearly $4 Million in Christie’s Auction

By Michele Amabile | June 21, 2019

One lucky Pink Floyd fan picked up David Gilmour’s prized black Fender Stratocaster for the bargain basement price of $3,975,000. The guitar was part of an auction of Gilmour’s  historic guitar collection– 120 instruments in all–that went up for sale at Christie’s in New York City, with all of Gilmour’s profits being donated to his charitable foundation. The event brought in…

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Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Honor ‘Ambassador’ Kerry Layton at Stone Pony Memorial (Photos)

By Michele Amabile | June 21, 2019

Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa paid their respects at a memorial to the late Kerry Layton, an ambassador of the Asbury Park music scene, Thursday night (June 20) at The Stone Pony. Layton, 70, was known as the Ambassador of Asbury Park, and a friendly face often holding court in the back bar of the Asbury Park venue.  A lifelong…

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Jon Bon Jovi Surprises Pizza Shop in Dublin

By Michele Amabile | June 19, 2019

Jon Bon Jovi gave fans at a Dublin pizza parlor a big thrill when he took them up on an invite for free pizza. Bon Jovi–who had just wrapped up a show at Dublin’s R.D.S. Arena on a tour stop–was invited by a store owner at Base Wood Fired Pizza for a free meal at its Ballsbridge location. Jon gave…

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Bruce Springsteen Drops New Video for ‘Western Stars’ in Celebration of Album Release (Video)

By Michele Amabile | June 14, 2019

Bruce Springsteen is celebrating the release of his new album, Western Stars, with a treat for fans: a freshly released video of the title track. Directed by Grammy and Emmy  Award winning Thom Zimny, the video opens with gorgeous images of Springsteen alone in a hotel, car and at the bar as he sings the opening lines, ” I wake…

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The Smithereens, Southside Johnny, Martha Stewart and Tim McLoone Announces as NJ Hall of Fame Inductees

By Michele Amabile | June 10, 2019

Southside Johnny and The Smithereens are set to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at the 11th annual ceremony to be held  at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park Oct. 27. Oher inductees including author and television personality Martha Stewart, “Game of Thrones” novelist George R.R. Martin, former Giants linebacker Harry Carson, “Seinfeld” co-star Jason Alexander and…

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Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross and More to Salute The Beatles at The Basie

By Michele Amabile | June 10, 2019

The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles classic album, The White Album, continues to be celebrated deep into the fall of 2019 with an epic tribute show coming to The Count Basie Center for the Arts October 17. The “It Was Fifty Years Ago Today” tour-which launches Sept. 21 at The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City–features Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky…

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