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Six Flags Announces Winner of 30-Hour Coffin Challenge

By Michele Amabile | October 16, 2019

Amanda Roberts of Hopatcong, New Jersey was crowned the champion of the Six Flags Great Adventure 30-Hour Coffin Challenge on Monday (Oct. 14). Roberts fearlessly plowed through a variety of harrowing challenges, survived her claustrophobic coffin, endured limited bathroom and phone breaks and earned the most points to win the competition. She ate pork brains, fished items from a jar…

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The Ocean County Mall Announces Spring Opening for Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

By Michele Amabile | October 15, 2019

The Ocean County Mall is going to get a lot sweeter with the opening of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea in the Spring of 2020. The new location will open as part of the redevelopment at Ocean County Mall, it was announced today. Wei and Lisa Bee founded the first Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea in 1993 in downtown Ann Arbor near…

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Listen to the Music: Doobie Brothers, Pat Benatar, Judas Priest, More On Rock Hall Induction Ballot

By Michele Amabile | October 15, 2019

Pat Benatar, The Doobie Brothers, Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest are finally getting their due, as all three acts are in the running to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020, the Hall announced today. The late Chris Cornell, who passed away in 2017, has a chance to be posthumously inducted as his band,…

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Bruce Springsteen Talks “Raiding” Elvis Presley’s Estate in Graham Norton Clip (Video)

By Michele Amabile | October 11, 2019

Bruce Springsteen is in London promoting the premiere of his new film, “Western Stars,” and made a stop on The Graham Norton Show to chat about it. When Springsteen–who is seated next to actor Robert De Niro on the couch–was asked about that time he jumped over the fence at Graceland to pay a visit to Elvis Presley, he obliged…

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Bruce Springsteen Drops New Video Clip From ‘Western Stars’ (Video)

By Michele Amabile | October 4, 2019

Bruce Springsteen released another clip from his forthcoming film event for Western Stars today (Oct. 4). The clip–featuring Springsteen and a string orchestra–highlights the track, “Sundown,” from the album, released earlier this year. The documentary film–set for widescreen release on Oct. 25–weaves archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with songs to tell the story of Western Stars. Set under the…

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Foreigner Founder Mick Jones Previews Forthcoming ‘Double Vision’ Show in Atlantic City; Wishes Lou Gramm a Speedy Recovery

By Michele Amabile | October 2, 2019

Foreigner’s “Double Vision: Then & Now” show will go on at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino this Friday (Oct. 4), but without Lou Gramm. Gramm is unable to appear due to medical issues,  the band announced on Facebook. Gramm was hospitalized at the Unity Hospital at Park Ridge in Rochester, NY last week with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration…

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Six Flags Announces 30-Hour Coffin Challenge Contestants from Ocean County

By Michele Amabile | October 1, 2019

Three Ocean county women are set to compete in the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge at Six Flags Great Adventure, the park announced today. Platt, who hails from from Forked River and the mother-daughter team LynnAnn Joyce and Alairra Craven, Seaside Heights, were picked out of nearly 6,000 people to compete in the contest, set for Oct. 13 and 14 at the theme…

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Bruce Springsteen Exhibit to Premiere in Freehold (Photos)

By Michele Amabile | September 27, 2019

As a songwriter, Bruce Springsteen is also a gifted storyteller-and the story begins in Freehold. “The story started here,” Springsteen’s cousin, Glenn Cashion, says in a short film “Bruce Springsteen: Hometown,” directed by Emmy-Winning Asbury Park fillmaker Adam Worth. “We are so close to the stories.” The film is part of the new exhibit, “Springsteen: His Hometown,” which officially opens…

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Billy Joel Series Being Shopped to Television

By Michele Amabile | September 25, 2019

Billy Joel is saying hello to Hollywood. MGM Television is  teaming with Universal Music Publishing Group for a new “arc-ology”–titled “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant.” The show will feature episodes based on lyrics of his hits and characters from his songs, including the Stranger, the Piano Man, Mamma Leone and Sgt. O’Leary. The series will be created by Kevin Fox…

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Elton John Announces New Jersey Tour Date

By Michele Amabile | September 19, 2019

Elton John is bringing his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour back to the tri-state area with shows in New York and New Jersey, he announced on social media. Sir Elton will perform at the Prudential Center on April 15.  The tour will also land at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on April 6 and 7, the Barclays Center on April…

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